How the hell do I upload photo?

 
  matt_c17 Chief Train Controller

Location: Around here somewhere...
I am lost with technology. HELP!!

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  Grantham Minister for Railways

Location: I'm with stupid!
Matt, I'm f#$ked if I know! I get Amy to help me...

...I'm with you, if you don't set fire to it to operate it, I get lost.

I'll watch this thread, I might learn something!

M
  FieldShunt74 Chief Commissioner

Ah crap, here goes...

You've got a photo on you 'puter, and you want to post it on Railpage for all the world to see.  How big is that sucker?  For our purposes here, photos are measured in pixels, so many wide by so many high. You want to make your photo the right size before you upload and post it here.  Too small and we won't see it, too big and we won't be able to see all of it at once without scrolling (and scrolling makes us very angry).  Too big also means it'll take more of your bandwidth to upload it, more hosting space, and more of other people's bandwidth for them to look at it.  There's some newish feature here at Railpage that resizes large photos or something.  That's for lame brains and big girl's blouses, get your photos the right size before you upload them, you champion, you.

The right size is probably no more than 600 pixels on the longest side.  I'm not even going to help you work out how to do it (I'm mean like that).  Go figure it out, Google it, maybe someone else will tell you how. Just to kick you while you're down, your photo also needs to be in a format that everyone can easily view.  We're talking file types here, you want something common like .jpg, .png, .gif, or .bmp. Jpeg would be the easiest, I reckon. Go to it!

*time passes*

OK, so we're back with a nice sized photo, in a format that folks can view at home, in their web browser of choice, without other special software. Now you've got to get it 'hosted' somewhere.  Hosted means you upload it to someone's server, where your picture lives quietly until someone wants to look at it.  When someone opens a webpage containing a link to your photo, the hosting server's magic elves copy out your photo and send it to the prospective viewer's computer.  This puts a drain on the hosting server, and the person viewing the photo's interwebs connection, but is completely trouble free for you.  This hosting business sounds like a lot of hard work for the host, so some hosts may limit the size, number of photos, file types, number of times someone can view, etc...  The more popular free photo hosting sites are, however, very generous in what they'll host, and most people will never have any trouble hosting all the pics they want.

I use and recommend ImageShack®, Photobucket, and Flickr.  Each have their own rules, methods of uploading, and user interfaces. They're all well explained with help pages and FAQs. You can upload anonymously, or better still, register with the site in question. By registering, the site will keep all of your photos together for you, which makes things much easier. All you usually need is an e-mail address. Again, I'm not going to tell you how to use the hosting site. Take the time and read their instructions, it's all pretty user friendly.

*several hours later....*

Signed up yet, are we? Manage to upload a photo or two? Jolly good!

When you upload a photo, or view a photo you've previously uploaded, you can get a bunch of lines of code for linking. Found that? One of those lines of code will be specifically for posting to online forums like this one. It'll have code inside


That's the line of code for you! Copy that, complete and whole, into the post field here at Railpage, and Bob's your uncle. Photo in post. Easy!



Any questions?  Very HappyShocked
  matt_c17 Chief Train Controller

Location: Around here somewhere...
Ok that's a good start, now I have a sized and formatted pic sitting deep within the bowels of my hard drive, what magic buttons do I need to press to make it reappear in a tread post?
  FieldShunt74 Chief Commissioner

I've finished typing crap now, see recently edited post above. ^^^  8)
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
You need to upload it to the net first.  FS74 gave links to 3 places, i use photobucket and flikr myself, but they're all ok.  You'll have to sign up and do the password thing, but once that's done they're fairly easy to use.

Then you need to use the
[/code]

1024x768 is probably the biggest image you should post.  If the image is bigger than that, use [bigimg] instead of
[/code] to produce:

]

edit: and in the time it took for me to say that, FS74 had already said the same thing...
  FieldShunt74 Chief Commissioner

Seems someone already done gone and explored the topic:

[b]574M's guide to hosting pictures[/b]

That thread makes my head hurt though. I like my "work most of it out for yourself" approach better, not surprisingly.  Wink
  matt_c17 Chief Train Controller

Location: Around here somewhere...
Thankyou all very muchly, I shall give it a go when I get a moment.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Is It normal to have to enter about 80 odd different caricters to get a photo to work ? (using flickr)
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
[quote="Nightfire"]Is It normal to have to enter about 80 odd different caricters to get a photo to work ? (using flickr)[/quote]

You mean all the:
[code]
[/code]

...in order to get?



Depends. If you want a linkback to your fllikr page, you can use the above, but if you just want is the pic, then all you need is the url - in this case:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/3017402463_b3814ab408.jpg

which gives you:

[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/3017402463_b3814ab408.jpg[/img]

with the [img] tags.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
[quote="Johnmc"]



Depends. If you want a linkback to your fllikr page, you can use the above, but if you just want is the pic, then all you need is the url - in this case:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/3017402463_b3814ab408.jpg

which gives you:

[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/3017402463_b3814ab408.jpg[/img]

with the [img] tags.[/quote]

Yar that one
It seams to take forever to write the code all out on paper taken off the flickr page and re write It onto "RP" and hope that I haven't made a mistake,ells It won't work
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
errm... you don't need to write anything down at all.  If it's your own picture, you just click on the "all sizes" button above the pic.  it then goes to a page with both the long and short links on it.

If it's not your own pic, you right-click, choose "save image location" (Firefox), and then paste the link into your post.

(One from MGH's flikr)



(delete anything that's past the ".jpg")
  tbohlsennswssrg Chief Train Controller

Location: Epping, NSW
How to post a photo

1) Sign up to a photo hosting service (e.g Flickr, Photobucket etc.)
2) Upload your photos to your photo hosting service
3) Find the "direct url"
4) Paste it here using:
For less than or = 600 px.

For greater than 600 px.
[bigimg]"direct image url"[/bigimg]

Example:



  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
errm... you don't need to write anything down at all.  If it's your own picture, you just click on the "all sizes" button above the pic.  it then goes to a page with both the long and short links on it.
"Johnmc"


Ok how do you get the photo code from flickr to RP ?
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
select the text for the link you want (big or little), right-click 'copy' the image location, and then 'paste' it into the box when you're making your post.

...or am i missing something Confused
  tbohlsennswssrg Chief Train Controller

Location: Epping, NSW
Here is my video tutorial of how to post photos from Flickr:

  matt_c17 Chief Train Controller

Location: Around here somewhere...
Thankyou all very muchly, I shall give it a go when I get a moment.
"matt_c17"


Hey, hey; it works!
  adon Locomotive Fireman

lets try with my avator image

why doesn't this work? what am I doing wrong?



QuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestion
URL
http://s730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/N456_T400/?action=view&current=imgp6937.jpg
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
You need a "real" URL, not one with "?" and "&" symbols in it.

The reasons they are in there are because of the way the image host delivers the image, and the way the forum software verifies that what you have is an image and not something else.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
lets try with my avator image

why doesn't this work? what am I doing wrong?



QuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestion
URL
http://s730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/N456_T400/?action=view&current=imgp6937.jpg
"adon"

The answer is on that page where it says IMG Code. Click there and it will copy the code to the clipboard then paste it here:


  adon Locomotive Fireman

thankyou ive got it now.
just a test...
[/img]
  zebedee Station Staff

Lets see if I have this worked out.

  zebedee Station Staff

We'll call that a "yes".
  emddl41 Train Controller

Location: Here, there & everywhere
testing

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