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Author Topic: How to easily post pictures  (Read 43228 times)

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How to easily post pictures
« on: January 22, 2013 »

We love to see images posted on NI-Wild, it makes everyone excited to get outdoors. However, we have limited storage space so we'd prefer if possible that people host their images externally. One of the fastest and easiest sites to use is imgur.com. It's a free image hosting service that is very easy to use and provides the code you need to get your picture on our forum without you needing to understand what's happening. Just to note, if you already use and are happy with a different hosting service then that's no problem, there's no reason to change, this is just for people looking for an easy way to get pics on.

What to do:
  • Visit http://www.imgur.com
  • Sign up for an account https://imgur.com/register
  • Sign in with your new username / password
  • Click the Computer link to upload images from your computer
  • Select the images from your local hard drive that you want to display. You can select multiple pictures at once.
  • The images will now be uploaded and you should see them onscreen as thumbnails
  • Click the first image you just uploaded
  • On the right you will see some text for "BBCode (message boards & forums)". Copy and paste the code into your post (There is an example of what it will look like beneath this list)
  • Close the picture with the red X and move on to your next picture
  • Job done!
Example of code:
Code: [Select]
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/g0gAY.jpg[/IMG]
Imgur allows grouping of images into albums for easy organisation which is fairly easy to do. You can also get a link to the whole album if you wish.

Please post requests for clarification or further recommendations beneath.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013 by admin »
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Re: How to easily post pictures
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013 »

I'd recommend imgur over Flickr for ease of use, i was trying to post a Gif file with transparency in my signature box using the BBcode from Flickr but it kept leaving a white box around the image. After multiple attempts it seems that Flickr converts either Gif or PNG files and neglects the transparency. I had no trouble with imgur and you don't actually need to make an account on imgur to upload images as well.
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Re: How to easily post pictures
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013 »

Just to note, if you don't create an account with Imgur you can't remove or edit pictures later unless you keep a copy of all the codes they give you. Imgur also has a wooly policy on rentention of images. If they're not accessed at all for 6 months they may be removed. They also scale down larger pictures.

Bottom line is they're spot on for things like sharing images on a forum but I wouldn't go keeping your prized pics of the wife only in Imgur!
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Re: How to easily post pictures
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013 »

If they're not accessed at all for 6 months they may be removed.

Ah, wasn't aware of that, thanks for the info, cheers Admin.  :)
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Re: How to easily post pictures
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013 »

Not going to plug it openly here but I run a small gallery for some of the forum members. It's based on piwigo - backed up weekly and I don't set any limits on usage.

If anyone's interested PM me.
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