Posting Images - "How To"

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by CSR_Admin, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Our forum allows you to upload images to just about any post you can make. Uploading an image is easy. When creating a new post, after you have finished typing your message, click on the "Add An Attachment" button instead of the "Submit" button. This will bring up a page where you can find the image on your computer in the "browse" box and simply click OK to upload it. There really is not much more to it than that. One catch...the images can't be the size of a poster! You will need your images to be no larger than 200KB. Ideally they should be no wider than 400 pixels.

    What is the easiest way to accomplish this for big images? Go to microsoft.com and download their image resizer power toy. Once the image resizer is installed you can simply "right" click on an image in your computer and choose the option to resize it to a smaller size which you can set to be 400 pixels wide. Easy as pie. Any image that is less than 400 pixels wide will almost always be less than 200kb.

    If you have your images stored on the web already you can link to them using the following code: [img***]http://imagelocation.com[/img***]
    ***you will need to remove the stars*** in the code (if we would not have put the stars in the example it would search for an image)
     
  2. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Call me stupid, but i cant figure out how to get a pic up in the "Image gallery." :huh:
     
  3. PMvdb395DA

    PMvdb395DA New Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Netherlands Europe
    360DA '03 6,5 kw kohler generator, AC, etc.
    Yanmar 315Hp diesels

    Ron it's very easy.

    Don't use a size bigger than 100kb
    Name a tittle, put your image in it and name the Description.

    It didn't work for me also, but now it works!

    Succes Peter
     
  4. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    thanks peter. problem was i didnt bother with the title or description. guess that's mandatory. something i discoverd by accident --- if the file extension is capitalized, it wont take the image. inotherwords, make it myboat.jpg, not myboat.JPG
     
  5. PMvdb395DA

    PMvdb395DA New Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Netherlands Europe
    360DA '03 6,5 kw kohler generator, AC, etc.
    Yanmar 315Hp diesels
    Ok I watched your image Seaside, so it works!

    Peter
     
  6. Bill Gillespie

    Bill Gillespie Member GOLD Sponsor

    222
    Apr 20, 2007
    Danville, CA
    2006 44 Sundancer
    Cummins QS5
    I will try the photo technique, as described
     

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  7. wadebmadden

    wadebmadden New Member

    85
    Jul 5, 2007
    Kansas
    Just testing my avatar!
     
  8. SeaBird

    SeaBird New Member

    53
    Mar 30, 2007
    Great South Bay, NY
    280 Sundancer 2006, Raymarine C70 GPS/Radar
    4.3L Mercruiser w/ Alpha I/O
    Very well attended in Zach's Bay yesterday and the weather was perfect.

    Had to been over 100+ boats. Here's an image looking east.
     

  9. and the image is where? should i start looking east for it incoming? LMAO
     
  10. Gogstad

    Gogstad Member

    67
    Aug 27, 2007
    Severn River, MD
    2007 205 Sport
    Monster MT2
    220 Mercruiser
    4.3L MPI
    Alpha Drive
    Towed by 1997 F-250 HD
    5.8L V8
    Seeing if I can add an image
     

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  11. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    What is the new size limits for pictures and pictures in the photo Gallery
     
  12. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    Chuck, if you go to upload, pick a category, click continue, in the upper left of the section that you load from it says, file (max size 19.5kb), not sure why so small. I know it means that I will have to resize everything I have again to load here, my photobucket files are all too big.
     
  13. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Midway, the file restrictions get loosened significantly for "sponsors". I have made the photo gallery free to registered members but some limits do need to be made as bandwidth is neither free nor unlimited. Microsoft makes a very nice tool that makes resizing whole batches of photos as easy as about 5 clicks. Do a google search for "Microsoft Powertoys Resizer". It doesn't even require you to open a program, just click the files you want to resize in a folder, then a few more clicks, and the resized copies are placed in the same folder.
     
  14. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    I kinda figured somethin like dat
     
  15. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    I'll change it to 45kb so at least people can have "full size" 640X480 pics.
     
  16. velooce

    velooce Member

    262
    Jan 28, 2008
    Pacific Northwest
    1977 30' Weekender
    Twin Merc 454's, Hurth straight inboards
    What does loosen mean, and how much does it cost?
     
  17. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    One million dollars....
     
  18. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
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  19. velooce

    velooce Member

    262
    Jan 28, 2008
    Pacific Northwest
    1977 30' Weekender
    Twin Merc 454's, Hurth straight inboards
    Thanks but it still does not answer the ? about picture posting. Does this mean I can upload 30 pictures at 300 dpi and not have to resize my existing pictures for $25.00?
     
  20. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    I am loading 640X480 photos with no problem, not sure what 300 dpi would be, if it is 640X480 or less I think the answer would be yes. What size are your 300 dpi photos? I know that 300 dp is 300 dots per inch but the thing here is are they 640X480. I probably did not answer your question but you have something to work with. I hope it helps.
     

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