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#141424 - 11/01/06 12:21 PM How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web  
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How to post a picture using Image Shack.
Image Shack offers free hosting of pictures on the web. It also has optional ‘bulk uploads’ available for a nominal fee. I use the latter for simplicity when uploading even single pictures. I use Irfanview to pre-size my pictures to 800x600 and use Jpeg quality 35. This gives files of 90-120kbytes at acceptable quality.

EDIT: ImageShack has changed - go down the thread to this post for a great illustrated walk-through.





Once you have uploaded your pictures to the site you get a choice of ‘codes’ to use in various scenarios. If you view your pictures in ‘Thumbnail’ mode you see six choices in two groups alongside your pictures. The first group is ‘Embeddable code’ and has links to the full-size pictures. The second group is ‘thumbnails’ and has links to thumbnails of your pics, these thumbnails are hotlinks to the bigger pics.
I use the first group, ‘embeddable code’. I highlight and copy the first link – ‘Forums’ and simply paste this directly into the composing window as the code includes all of the UBB code needed.

Now submit your post and voila! Your pictures is shown in all its glory.

Perhaps someone else will post a walkthrough for using Photobucket or Smug-mug.

As always, no affiliation to any of the products or sites above, other than as a customer.

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#141425 - 11/01/06 04:28 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: Boffin]  
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Smugmug isn't free, it's $40 a year. It does offer a lot of features and it does allow hot links to your pictures. This makes posting photos really easy from your smugmug account. Download your photos to your Smugmug gallery. When you're posting here, bring up a new browser window to go to Smugmug, choose the photo you want, click and hold or right click to get a drop down menu which includes the option "copy image location" (be sure to choose "image location" and not "link location". Select that, come back to your post here and click the "Image" link in the UBB Code menu at the bottom of the post and paste in the info you selected from your smugmug photo into the dialog box. That's it

One note: I do this from a Mac. If there's something I don't know about doing it from a PC, I hope someone will add that info.

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#141426 - 12/05/06 07:03 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: Les is more]  
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I don't know if I should pose this question here or not. I use Smugmug and a PC. I can now imbed pictures in text by typing the image address in the box that appears. This doesn't allow me to paste the address in the box. Is there anyway to cut and paste the image address from smugmug in the box?


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#141427 - 12/05/06 09:44 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: KCScott]  
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I should also say I don't get a command that says copy image location or anything similar to that when I right click on the image in smugmug.


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#141428 - 12/06/06 02:26 AM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: KCScott]  
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When you right click the bottom (I think) option should be "Properties" Select that and you should get a box with the image location or URL in it. You should be able to copy that to your clipboard and then copy it from your clipboard into the dialog box for posting an image.

Be sure what you copy ends with the suffix .jpg or .jpeg


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#141429 - 01/22/07 01:54 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: Les is more]  
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ok, this is the fifth time, lets see what happens!

[img=http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5954/nixienixie4si.jpg]


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#141430 - 01/22/07 01:57 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: jerseygeorge]  
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OK, what am I doing wrong? I created an account at Image Shack. I uploaded a photo. Image Shack is really cool, and makes all sorts of links. I copied the "forum link". I have tried to copy the link into the forum message. As you can see there is just a link, no photo. I also selected "attach a file". That was also the wrong place for the photo.


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#141431 - 01/22/07 01:58 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: jerseygeorge]  
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#141432 - 01/22/07 02:02 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: jerseygeorge]  
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Quote:

maybe this link? Sorry everyone.

[img=http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5954/nixienixie4si.th.jpg]




Nearly there - just do not use the URL tag on the post editor - simply paste in the code starting [img] and ending in [/img] from the Image Shack site.



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#141433 - 01/22/07 02:52 PM Re: How to post a picture using picture hosting on the web [Re: Boffin]  
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Thanks Andy - Now I can get upload a photo to show my silly battery post bolt!

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