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How to add photos to your post

Postby gotowo » Thu May 06, 2010 4:04 am

For all those out there who say they can't post photos into their message, well here is your chance to grasp technology. The easiest way is to open a Photobucket account. It is free and you can be an alias like me.

Here is a step by step guide

1. open your web browser and go to http://photobucket.com/

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2. click on - the big green button - 'join now - it's free'

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3. create your own user name and password

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4. fill in some personal details and press 'I accept'

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5. click on the 'no thanks'

6. all done - now you are ready to start. ;)

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7. click on the upload images button

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8. find the photo on your computer you want to load and choose select

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9. it will start to upload to your page

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10. once it's loaded, click save

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11. copy the 'IMG code' in the last panel underneath the picture

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12. paste it into your message reply

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and there you see it - all done in less than 5 minutes

:D :D :D ;) ;)

Even you old fogies can do it!
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Postby daVinci 550 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:24 am

Nice tutorial Andrew. Thanks for sharing. [8D]
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Postby gotowo » Thu May 06, 2010 2:25 pm

One extra point - when you are choosing photos, the best size is about 150kb. If you need to save them as a smaller file, choose 600 x 450 pixels (or whatever the proportion of 600 it changes it to in your photo program on your computer
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Postby danstern » Sun May 09, 2010 5:33 am

Thanks,
Even I met with success.
Dan :D
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Postby Goofycat » Sun May 09, 2010 7:15 am

I'm stuck. I opened the account, got as far as instruction #8, but this result is not what I think we want. Where do we go from here.....or should I even be in this window?

http://s761.photobucket.com/albums/xx252/goofycat550/
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Postby gotowo » Sun May 09, 2010 2:42 pm

You have done well Barry. The only thing you have done wrong is uploaded the same image twice! When you log into your page, above the photo is

edit / move / share / delete

on one of the photos, just hit the delete button and it will be removed.

as for the other photo, if you put your cursor over the photo, a little drop down menu will come out of the bottom of it. Go to the last one (IMG code) and click on it (which will highlight it blue) then do (apple) (C) at the same time to copy the link. Then open a reply to this thread, write a message and then paste in the link (apple) (v)

it should come in as the picture link - but when you hit post, the photo will appear in the message on the forum.

If you have any probs, send me a PM

good luck

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Postby Goofycat » Sun May 09, 2010 3:03 pm

Okay...I got this far, and clicked on the photo. Clicking on IMG did nothing.

http://s761.photobucket.com/albums/xx252/goofycat550/

Clicking on the above picture brought me to this:

http://s761.photobucket.com/albums/xx25 ... 2803PM.jpg

I still don't understand how to get the above photo to the Spyderclub thread. Do I need to have the Spyderclub link opened before the photo is posted? Do I click on the blue \"POST,\" shown above, or do I copy/paste? I'm getting close, but stuck again.
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Postby gotowo » Sun May 16, 2010 8:59 pm

Tip to fixing your photo when it is facing the wrong direction - in photobucket, above your photo is the word 'edit' - click on that and the photo will open up.

Above that is 2 rotate arrows - click on one of them until your image is the correct orientation - then hit save and it will change your photos posted!
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