Help with Posting Photos.

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Help with Posting Photos.

Postby Poultrykeeper Admin » Fri May 22, 2009 8:51 pm

It is quite straightforward to post photos in the forum.

Here are some tips!

1. Ideally, reduce the size of your photos so they don't look too big. Most photo editing software will reduce the size of photos for you. Look for a command called "Image Size," or "Resize".

A little 'cheat' I use if I'm on a computer that doesn't have any image software installed is I highlight the photos I want, then right click them and then go to "Send To>Mail Recipient." It will open up a new email and ask you if you want to make the pictures smaller.... if you say yes, you get an email with your smaller pictures attached and you can then save them from the email to somewhere on your computer.

The photo below is 450 pixels wide by 300 high to give you an idea of size.


Bovan-Goldline-good-with-children.jpg
This photo is 450 x 300 pixels
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2. Start a new post. Underneath your post, there is a box that has some tabs. The first is Options, the second is Upload attachment... select this.

Click Browse, find and select your photo, then click open.

You should now see the location in the "Filename" box. Click on "Add the File". This is now added as a "Posted Attachment."

If you want the picture in your post, select the location with your cursor in the body of the post, then click "Place inline".

You can add a "File Comment" to this which gives a title to it.

3. Hit Preview. You will now see what everyone will see...

I can't wait to see some of your photos on the forum! Good Luck...
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Re: Help with Posting Photos.

Postby Tim » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:08 pm

Here is a tool I have found works well for straight forward, basic photo resizing.

Microsoft Image Resizer for XP (Link is lower right hand side).
Microsoft Image Resizer for Windows 7.

Windows 7 does come with a much better version of paint that allows you to do these things easily but not as easily as this with a right click.

Image Resizer allows you to right click any image and go to a number of basic resize options and save as a different file before uploading to the web.

Here is a screenshot:

resizepictureswithrightclickcontextmenu.png
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I find it very easy to use and it's very quick to resize an image for upload.

Ideally select 'custom' and make your image about 400 to 500 pixels wide

I hope this helps!
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