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Tutorial How to post images on these forums.

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Richard, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    There are two methods to posting an image on these forums, Upload & Link

    But first, a couple of ground points;

    1) So first thing - always upload an image where practical. This ensures images are on our servers and will never break or be lost. Max upload is 10MB

    2) All registered members have permission to upload images into public threads. There are no restrictions for uploading images.

    3) Only Gold & Silver members (subscription accounts) may upload images into Private Messages.

    4) It is not possible to 'copy & paste' using Ctrl C, Ctrl V from other websites, or from a document on your computer, and capture the image like you can capture the text. (You can not do that on Facebook either, and they are much more clever than us).


    Method 1: UPLOAD from computer or phone
    All registered members may upload images using the 'Upload Pic/File' button. This process is very similar to Facebook and other social media platforms. The button looks like this;
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    Full Size Images & Thumbnails
    Once your image has been uploaded you may choose to post it as either a Thumbnail or a Full Size image. In most cases we highly recommend using Full Image


    [​IMG]


    WAIT until thumbnail is processed
    With very large files you will need to wait until the thumbnail is fully processed before you may post your image. See next...

    Adding Images to an Existing Post
    -When editing an existing post, find the upload button by first clicking the More button.

    Upload Restrictions
    - Each image upload is limited to10MB file size*
    - You may only upload a maximum of 5 images per post.
    - Only JPEG, PNG & GIF image file types may be uploaded (allowed extensions .jpeg .jpg .jpe .png .gif )
    - Portable Document Format & Text files may also be upload (allowed extensions .pdf .txt)

    * About Large Image Files
    10MB is a fair size image and uploads greater than 4MB may take some time to process depending on your Internet connection -- whether you are on wi-fi at home or in a public place, or using your phone's 3G/4G data connection. There are many variables and a 10MB image may take upwards of 1 minute to fully upload.

    Mobile Phone Note
    Uploading to these forums from you phone is generally a slower process than a modern social media app. This is because the image resize processing is done after the full size image is uploaded to our servers. (A modern app resizes first before upload, which is much faster. These forums are a website and not a phone application and as such resizing an image first on your phone is not available to us.)

    About Animated Gifs
    As of July 2018, animated gifs are now supported. You may also embed animated gifs from Imgur or Gify as a Media link.

    Questions or trouble getting it to work?
    Ask below.


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    Method 2: LINK image with a image web address (URL)
    All registered members can insert a link to an image that is hosted here on ski.com.au or elsewhere on the web, using the exact web address (URL) of the image. Once you have copied the url of an image, you paste it with the image button - watch this video;

    Watch the video for an example on how to LINK an image (Method 2).


    This method is how most of the images you see on our forums are inserted.

    A good tutorial on how to find and copy the correct web address (URL) of an image that you have found elsewhere on the web may be found here;
    http://www.wikihow.com/Get-the-URL-for-Pictures


    Notes about online Photo & Document Storage Services
    Firstly, it is always better to upload an image than it is to link an image from a personal cloud service such as Flickr, Imgur, Dropbox, Google Photos, Microsoft OneDrive etc.

    There are more steps involved with linking from a cloud host and the images tend to break and be forever lost over time as the platforms constantly make service changes.

    As example, Photobucket famously withdrew all 3rd party hosting in mid 2017 and hundreds of millions of images were instantly removed everywhere from sites and forums like these.

    However, if you wish to link instead of upload we have created some tutorials to demonstrate the process from the following online storage services;


    Questions or trouble getting it to work?
    Ask below.
     
    #1 Richard, Oct 19, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
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  2. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    You have two method 1's.
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    solid counting skills there CW,

    fixed.

    ta.
     
  4. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    You can "count" on me?

    I'll see myself to the door...
     
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  5. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nooooo!
    I was subjected to Method/1 (IT project methodology) back in the 80s. It cannot be allowed to breed
     
  6. Bluebird

    Bluebird One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    There may be instructions for this elsewhere that I have missed, but I'd love to know how to embed an image from Instagram. I see others do it seamlessly, but whenever I do it I get the broken image icon or a whole lot of HTML script, sometimes with the picture but usually not.
     
  7. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    With Instagram, it's the the same as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and a myriad of other 'media' services, you simply paste the 'share' link using the button icon that looks like two strips of film.

    I'm on tablet so can't screen grab just the selection I need.
     
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    Bluebird One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah, I see where I was going wrong - I was pasting the code in image bit, not the media bit.

    And, success! :)
     
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  9. Richard

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    Gimped One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Testing...(sorry)
     

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  11. JoeKing

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    Ahh, a Methodone user. We saw quite a few users of that at work ;)
     
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  14. Peagreenboat

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    Can someone please link me to info on how to post videos. Do they need to be hosted somewhere first?
     
  15. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think so. Youtube is easy. Hit the Share button in the YT video, opt to copy the link. Come back here, hit the video icon (the one that looks like 2 frames of film) and paste. The YT URL will appear in the box, then hit the Embed button.

    Disclaimer: This is written from memory after a couple of beers and a couple of wines with dinner. I may have missed something. :)
     
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  17. Richard

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    Yes. All videos need to be hosted somewhere, preferably a platform with a streaming player of which for most people the usual choice is either YouTube or Facebook - but there is also Vimeo too.

    You then use the media button (the one that looks like a film strip) to include a link to the video in your post.

    The disclaimer for Facebook is that getting the right link is a bit hidden and the link will eventually break after some time because fb does a kind of auto archive thing that changes the link URL.

    You can also upload a video to Google drive and paste a ‘public’ link using the media button but it won’t play in a player, it’s just a download link.
     
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    YouTube is the way to go.
    I should have moneterised this video dammit. Nearly 2mil views.
     
  19. Hamburglar

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    Why is this not posting as a photo. I have same problem.
     
  20. chriscross

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    Please excuse ignorance. How do you post photos from a mobile phone? It seems some are doing it but I have no clue. Any advice appreciated.
     
  21. JoeKing

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    I wait until I get home and use the computer. Because, my phone... :headbang:
     
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    same same.
    just click on upload pic/file and browse choose your source eg camera or document (mines Samsung / Android)
     
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    that you Sam Burgess ???
     
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    Maybe @Richard the upload button needs to be a different colour, it’s black in the black scheme.
     
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