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Posting Photos On The Forum

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by soflaquer, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. soflaquer

    soflaquer Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    For those of you not already aware:

    #1 - We LOVE to drool over pictures of your succesful (and sometimes, not so) photos of recent cooks!

    #2 - When attaching photo files on the site.......Attach them in the OPPOSITE order in which you wish them to appear.

    #3 - PLEASE downsize them to around 800 x 600 pixels! In recent discussions with Jeff Phillips (Site Administrator/Webmaster), overly pixeled photo attachments consume too much bandwidth and over tax the Server. Plus, it makes them extremely hard to view with todays high-pixel digital cameras. Most decent photo software has an option in it's menu to "resize" the image or canvas. As they are all not the same, I cannot guide you thru this process, just look for the above mentioned process.

    Attaching the file is pretty self explanitory if you are Computer Literate. If not, don't be affraid to send me an e-mail thru the Forum (on any subject, really) and I will gladly assist you!

    Forum Moderator

    Brother Vulcan just mentioned a free site that will allow you to downsize your photos:
  2. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Good point Jeff. One other thing to take into consideration with these large pixeled downloads is that they take forever to download unless you happen to have a broadband server. Ranger72 also posted an XP reimaging tool in the "Messages for All Guests and Members. Here is a link to that tool: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

    It would be a shame if we as Webmaster/Moderators had to resort to deleting oversized pics because of bandwidth/download time issues.

    I also second Jeffs offer to assist in posting pics to this forum.
  3. soflaquer

    soflaquer Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very true, Dutch.....but I would venture to say that very few people have dial-up anymore. Believe me, when my Mother goes to high-speed - the Apocalypse is near! :D

    Hopefully, others will try both links unless, like myself and others, they already have quality software on their HD. One of my firm beliefs in software is that you get what you pay for. After many a night of cussing at my screen, Mrs SoFlaQuer doesn't give me grief for buying $100+ Software. Yet, I still have "Free-Ware" that suits my needs. Homework is good in those instances.

  4. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    There are still a few of us hillbillies out in the sticks with dial-up so look out for us too! High-speed connection is just up the road a bit, so hopefully this summer.

    I am not an official staff member, but would be more than glad to help you get pics posted as well. I have taught some guys how to do signatures and use forum features in chat and it is a great tool for that. I have also just posted some pics for people, so if you see me around just ask.
  5. soflaquer

    soflaquer Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Excellent, Ultra! Your help is definitely appreciated by all!

    Nothin' wrong with Hillbillies, my friend! I forget that some more remote areas don't have the access to High-Speed that others do........My Bad!

  6. hello everyone,
    sorry bout the massive pics i did not know i had to down size thanks for the tip !!! i will do so for now on.... sorry again !!!!
  7. soflaquer

    soflaquer Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    No problem, Charlie! Alot of people don't know. That is part & parcel of why I made this post. No harm, no foul.

  8. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ive done it to myself again---
    while trying to post a avatar---
    i left clicked the "block images from smf button""...

    i need to get back to before i did this...

    its really wierd --the difference in this forum///
    can anyone help me???

    i cant send p m cause i cant see any buttons..
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    We love ya anyway Larry!

    (I have no idea what you meant by what you just said you did)

  10. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    I am not overly computer literate, but I was able to download photobucket. I upload all pix to photobucket (so easy even a dumb Okie can do it) and it offers three different image sizes to chose from depending on what you want to use them for. It must be foolproof cuz I can do it.

  11. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can anyone help with the size of my avatar? The "Lil Mrs" is the computer guru, not me. We tried all sorts of things. Any suggestions?
  12. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do you have any photo editing software? You will need to resize the photo. If you can't do it then feel free to PM me, I'll give you my email addy and resize it for you

    Keep Smokin
  13. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We resized the picture to small, medium, and large sizes using the Image Resizer software from Microsoft. No matter what size we made the image, when we uploaded it, it remained the same size on the website. Everytime it remained the same size as you now see-too small.

    If anyone has suggestions for software that would help......

    Fixed the problem!
  14. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try this software to see how you like it... click the link and check it out.

  15. webfoot

    webfoot Smoke Blower

    One of the best photo viewer/resizer/etc one can get is Irfanview. It's free and can be found here. http://www.irfanview.com/

    Have used it for yrs and I wouldn't have a computer without it installed on it.