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UncleVic

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Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 08/17/07 11:44 AM (permalink)
I’ve seen many people ask about how to upload and post their photos on Roadfood.
So here’s a simple tutorial, along with pictures.

First off, you need someplace to store your photos. If you’re a Roadfood Insider (http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2401), you have a place here to store. For others there are plenty of places to store them at no charge. I use Flickr (www.flickr.com) which is a free service, and I’ll be using for my demonstration here. Other sites include www.photobucket.com or http://imageshack.us/

After you’ve taken your pictures and uploaded them to your storage site, you’re ready to proceed.

Please note, I’m using Flickr and other sites may vary, but the following should give you a good basic idea..

Once I uploaded my picture to Flickr, I clicked on the picture then clicked on the “All Sizes” button.





Next I selected the size I wanted, which was medium in this case. You don’t want the pic too large, otherwise you have to scroll left and right to read and view everything. I prefer to keep my pics under 800 wide.





After I clicked on the medium size, I scrolled down. Here you find the Photo’s URL, which I highlighted and copied (Highlight the link as shown, then right click your mouse and select “Copy”.





To add a picture you have to “Reply to Topic”. Or if your starting a topic, you’ll see the same menu bar. (You can use the Quick Reply, but you’ll have to add your own IMG tags – this is more for the advanced user).





Now you want to click on the Add Image Button. (You can type in text first then hit this button anywhere in the body of your message).





Now you’ll see 2 the 2 img boxes. You’ll want to click in the middle of these 2 boxes to “Paste” your image location.





Between the 2 img] [/img boxes you’ll paste your URL of the picture.





Click Post New Reply and if you did it right, your picture shall appear! Best of luck there….




 
#1
    Jimeats

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    RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 08/17/07 12:45 PM (permalink)
    Nice Job Vic! Chow Jim
     
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      Davydd

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      RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 08/17/07 2:25 PM (permalink)
      I like Photobucket.com for its simplicity in managing files. Most of my current point and shoot camera photos are 6 megapixel, 2560 x 1920 pixel size in my iPhoto libraries. Obviously they are too big for posting in a message board so I export them out of iPhoto resized to 640 x 480 for posting and then upload them to Photobucket.com. Once uploaded in the example below I have a library of thumbnails with four different options to copy all ready complete. The IMG Code tag is the one I copy for Roadfood.com and then simply paste it in the message with no extra steps. The HTML Tag is another way that may be required in some message boards such as BuzzMN.com.



      Once you upload you can edit your photo size. In the case of this screen capture it was larger than 640 x 480 so I selected to reduce it to what they call Message Board 640 x 480 size. You can also select Avatar 100 x 75, Thumbnail 160 x 120 or Website/Email 320 x 240. One thing you don't want to do once you post a picture in a message board is to edit it, delete it, or move it in Photobucket.com. If you do you will destroy your message board link.
       
      #3
        UncleVic

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        RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 08/17/07 4:38 PM (permalink)
        Thanks Davydd (And Jim).. I just wanted to post a sample on how I do it.. Some basic framework to help newer posters figure this simple process out. Easily adapted to other photo sharing sites.. Now hopefully we'll see some more Chili Dog pics out there!
         
        #4
          buffetbuster

          RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 08/17/07 4:47 PM (permalink)
          UncleVic & Davydd-
          Thanks for taking the time and effort to show how to do this. This question comes up all the time. I just posted a photo to a thread for the first time today through photobucket.com and it was surprisingly easy. Trust me, if I can do it, anybody can!

           
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            cecif

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            RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 08/17/07 6:01 PM (permalink)
            YAY! Though I did get it finally (thanks Davydd!) it's great that you did this, Vic!

            And buffetbuster I am simply STUNNED you had not done this before. I dig your pics and your posts too.

            Actually that goes the same for all the posters so far in this thread. Cheers guys!
             
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              Davydd

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              RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 08/17/07 6:16 PM (permalink)
              Watch out folks. I just upgraded my point and shoot camera I take into restaurants. I was using a 5 megapixel Olympus Stylus 500 but now have an 8 megapixel Canon Powershot SD850 IS Digital Elph. It arrived this afternoon.

              If you are going to upload a picture just once for a message board and then forget about it there is another quick and easy solution and that is Tinypic.com. It is a pared down version of Photobucket.com but you do not manage your albums. You just upload and then copy the IMG tag file they give you and paste it here like this.



              Do a "quote" on this message and see how it makes an undecipherable code for the picture. One thing about Tinypic is that once it is in the Internet ether you are not going to accidentally edit it and destroy the link. None of my photos have disappeared to my knowledge. There is another advantage. I've discovered that a lot of corporate offices deliberately filter out Photobucket.com so you can't see the images but seem to ignore TinyPic.com. TinyPic.com is about a no-brainer as you can get and you don't have to open an account to use it. It is totally anonymous. About all you can do is do a word search and find other anonymously uploaded photos if the uploader filled out a Tag title. A search on "tenderloin" found this (not my photo).


               
              #7
                divefl

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                RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Mon, 09/24/07 9:54 PM (permalink)
                test
                 
                #8
                  John A

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                  RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 7:08 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by divefl

                  test


                  Stop teasing us divefl, what are they
                   
                  #9
                    alesrus

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                    RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 9:50 AM (permalink)


                    testing 123

                     
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                      Rusty246

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                      RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 10:33 AM (permalink)
                      I'm just a down right idiot then, I tried using photobucket and got lost. I resized the pic, clicked on the IMG code tag after that I'm clueless. Go ahead and laugh.....
                       
                      #11
                        buffetbuster

                        RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 1:14 PM (permalink)
                        Rusty246-
                        Don't give up! If I was able to figure it out, then anyone can. Good luck!
                         
                        #12
                          Rusty246

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                          RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 1:26 PM (permalink)
                          [img][/img]
                           
                          #13
                            Rusty246

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                            RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 1:29 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Rusty246

                            [img][/img]

                            Okay ya'll, I got the red "x" there, what did I do wrong?
                             
                            #14
                              Rusty246

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                              RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 1:31 PM (permalink)
                              [img][/img]
                               
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                                Rusty246

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                                RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 1:32 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Rusty246

                                [img][/img]

                                I AM beginning to give up here.....
                                 
                                #16
                                  tooslimnc

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                                  RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 09/25/07 11:14 PM (permalink)
                                  God, that pizza looks gooooood! Where did ya get it!!!
                                   
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                                    alesrus

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                                    RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Wed, 09/26/07 11:54 AM (permalink)
                                    I have a hard time looking at that picture it was so good. The pizza was from PEPE'S in New Haven CT. The white clam pie was even better.
                                     
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                                      doggydaddy

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                                      RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Wed, 09/26/07 12:42 PM (permalink)


                                      More Pepe's Apizza photos. Sausage, pepperoni and a birch beer:





                                      Thanks Uncle Vic. You've set me straight..


                                      mark
                                       
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                                        Big Dave

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                                        RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Wed, 09/26/07 8:03 PM (permalink)
                                        Let's try this and watch the red x appear.

                                         
                                        #20
                                          hungryguy

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                                          RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Wed, 09/26/07 10:05 PM (permalink)
                                          I got my pictures into the Photobucket site, now how do I copy it into the message board?
                                          Thanks, Jim
                                           
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                                            MikeS.

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                                            RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Sat, 09/29/07 6:42 PM (permalink)
                                            At the bottom of the picture there is a line that starts [img put your cursor on that line and then left click, it will then say copied. (it automatically copies into your PCs clipboard) Then paste that line into your post here. Or anywhere for that matter.

                                            MikeS.
                                             
                                            #22
                                              cecif

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                                              RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Mon, 12/10/07 6:13 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by John A

                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by divefl

                                              test


                                              Stop teasing us divefl, what are they


                                              Second that... what ARE these...???
                                               
                                              #23
                                                Jimeats

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                                                RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 12/11/07 11:14 AM (permalink)
                                                I would guess that Rusty246 gave up? Nice looking red x though. Chow Jim
                                                 
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                                                  UncleVic

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                                                  RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Tue, 12/11/07 4:20 PM (permalink)
                                                  If rusty246 drops me an email with the picture link info, I'll gladly reply with a quick description.. Maybe then one will notice what was done wrong..
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    jimsock9

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                                                    RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Thu, 04/3/08 10:18 AM (permalink)
                                                    TESTING, USING "TINYPIC.COM":


                                                    I've never been able to post pics. DavyDD, I am forever grateful. You're a GENIUS!
                                                     
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                                                      susanll

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                                                      RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Thu, 04/3/08 10:23 AM (permalink)
                                                      Almond bark covered pretzels?
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        Davydd

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                                                        RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Thu, 04/3/08 11:32 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by jimsock9


                                                        I've never been able to post pics. DavyDD, I am forever grateful. You're a GENIUS!

                                                        You're welcome. We are letting loose another photo poster. 56K dial-up users beware!
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          Neesie

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                                                          RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 07/4/08 1:05 PM (permalink)
                                                          I used to do this on another forum. But within the last two weeks when I copy and past the URL link it does't show up as a picture, just as the typing of the link. I re-started my computer and that did not help either. I found that one of my photo sites, webshots, at least showed up as a clickable link (the others weren't clickable). Is it my computer at fault? It is only about three months old and I can't see why these instructions don't work for me when they've worked until recently. Help!
                                                           
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                                                            soozycue520

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                                                            RE: Posting Pictures - A How To Fri, 07/4/08 1:39 PM (permalink)
                                                            Neesie,

                                                            Put [img] on each end of the link.

                                                            Example: [img]link[img]


                                                             
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