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Author Topic: "Forum How To's" eg How to Post Photos or upload a file  (Read 26262 times)

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"Forum How To's" eg How to Post Photos or upload a file
« on: November 12, 2008, 12:12:40 AM »

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How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums.

First, Sign up and register with Photobucket at:
http://photobucket.com/register.php

To copy a screenshot from your computer, you have a choice of ways to create the screenshot:

1. ScreenHunter
A nice little program for selecting screenshots is called: "ScreenHunter"
Which enables you to "Copy, Cut, Paste and save, without having to use or open any other program.
Available from:  http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter.htm
Suitable for XP and Vista.
Then follow the instructions from No4 below, To Upload Your screenshot or Picture to Photobucket
 
2. Vista users
Vista users will find they have a "Snipping Tool" included with their system.
Which can be found in, "All programs > Accessories" one suggestion would be to right click it and choose add to quick launch so you have handy access to it all the times.

3. XP users
A) Open the page that you want and press "PrintScreen" (Prt Sc) on your keyboard.
B) Click "Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint"
C) In the open Paint window click "Edit > Paste". This will paste your PrintScreen Image.
... If you need to adjust the image by cropping out any unwanted parts, you will need to use a different program afterwards.
D) Click "File > Save As" and select My Pictures and name it, followed by "Save".
 
4. To Upload Your Screenshot Or Picture to Photobucket:..
A) Login to "photobucket.com"
B) Choose an image from your PC by clicking "Browse" then select the image or picture that you want to post and click "Upload".
C) On completion of uploading, your image will appear in the lower part of the window with links beneath it.
D) For "most" forums click on the link that says: "IMG Code" next to it will be the code to copy that will start with:-
... [IM.G] http://i92...etc’ (it will also automatically copy the code and say "copied" when you click on the code).

5. Close Photobucket and return to the forum.

6. In the Post or Reply panel "right click" where you want the image to appear and then click "Paste".

7. To check what it looks like:
While you still have the typing panel open, the text will be seen as:-
[IM.G]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l39/oldfogy/Gifs/Pirate_Sword.gif[/IMG]

If you click Preview, the preview panel will now open and your image will appear.
 

NB: DO NOT remove or replace any of the [ ] brackets, or your image will not appear.


Original text courtesy of Dave.M & Anne r
Edited to include the change of format to .gif or .jpg in Paint, also Vista text added.
dave
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 05:28:45 AM »

Just one point OF... when you save in Paint, it defaults to .bmp unless you choose .jpg from the drop down list of file types.
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 07:25:32 AM »

For screen shots, it's better to save the image as a gif, a smaller file with enough details to display all colours.
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 07:32:15 AM »

Yes, gif is usually best for screenshots, and jpg is best for photos.
 
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 08:52:08 PM »

I know Apple Mac users are a small, but slightly increasing, minority but you might like to add the following method which is available under all versions of Mac OS X.

1.  Press and hold down the Apple (Command) and Shift keys, then press the figure 4. The cursor arrow will change to a cross hair symbol.

2.  Place the cross hair on one corner of the area you wish to "photograph", press and hold down the mouse button and drag across to the diagonally opposite corner of the required area which will become shaded as the cross hair is moved. Then release the mouse button upon which you will hear a camera click if your sound is on. A new file will appear on the desktop with the name Picture n - where n is the next available number.

3.  Double click on the resultant picture file to open it using Preview. From the File menu select "save as" and enter a more meaningful title and select Gif from the pull-down menu. The Gif file will be a smaller copy of the original file but will still be on the desktop unless you selected another storage location.

4.  It is then possible in your Kitz forum window to select "Additional Options and File Attachments" and click the browse button to find the required gif file (unless you want all users to follow your uploading instructions).

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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009, 05:51:19 PM »

Might I just add that for firefox users there is the excellent Add-0n called Screengrab http://screengrab.org/ very useful and quick. Save file as .png or .jpg
You may also be looking for a very handy image viewer, where you can edit the image/crop etc. Go get a copy of Infanview which is open source and free.
http://www.irfanview.com/
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009, 06:35:38 PM »

That does sound useful. Thanks for the hint.
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 03:53:00 PM »

Has anybody worked out how to upload a PDF document to Photobucket?

Alternatively do you have a favourite File upload web site for PDFs ?

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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 04:13:43 PM »

No can do, I think, only certain file types accepted. Following quote fron their help pages:-


"Images - gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp. Photobucket converts bmp files, which are not appropriate for the Internet, to jpg files, which are.

Note: The Image Editor does not retain the animation in animated .gif files.

Videos - 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, 3p, asf, avi, divx, dv, dvx, flv, gif, moov, mov, mp4, mpeg4, mpg4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, qt,  wmv, xvid, rm. All video files are converted to Flash Video (flv) format when you upload them.

swf - SWF file uploads are limited to Pro account holders. SWF files must be 10MB or less, and can only be uploaded through the Image & Video Uploader, the old Photobucket image uploader, or via FTP. If you want to upload SWF files into your Photobucket album, we recommend that you upgrade to a Pro account.

A file name must end in one of the above extensions or your upload will fail, and you will get an error message. In addition to the correct file extension, the internal file type must be one of the supported types. If you have a media file with an extension that is not on the supported list, use a graphic/image or video editor, and try converting it into a supported file type, then save it as the new file type, with the appropriate extension."


For uploading/displaying PDFs this is popular, though I have never tried it :-

http://www.scribd.com/

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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 04:16:54 PM »


Has anybody worked out how to upload a PDF document to Photobucket?

If it was a single page pdf, then you could take a screen shot of it and post it that way.
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2009, 04:47:58 PM »

Because pdf is classed as a text based file rather than image/video - you should be able to upload it to any site with webhosting facilities...  in the same way as htm/html/txt files.
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Re: How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2009, 10:17:05 AM »

Thanks everybody,

I wanted to know if there was a preferred method for the Kitz forum but there obviously isn't.
I've used the scribid site which seems to work well and reasonably quickly.

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Forum How To's & FAQs
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2009, 02:53:34 PM »

Below is a list of the most common forum How to's and FAQs .


When adding tags any curly brackets {} should be replaced with square brackets []

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Add a Hyperlink
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2009, 02:55:16 PM »

Add a hyperlink to your post

When making your post, use either the    button or {url} tags.

example
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.kitz.co.uk]ADSL Broadband site[/url]
will output ADSL Broadband site



By default hyperlinks will open in a new browser tab or window. 
The {iurl} tag opens the link in the same window.

example
Code: [Select]
[iurl]http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index[/iurl]
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Add an image in your post.
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2009, 02:57:53 PM »

Add an Image in your post

Images need to be hosted at another location and should be inserted using the button or {img} tags.

example
Code: [Select]
[img]http://www.kitz.co.uk/files/mainimages/kitz_logo.png[/img]

For a full explanation and how to host an image  - See OFs tutorial How to Post Photos or Screenshots In The Forums.
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