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Title: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on September 16, 2010, 06:40:08 PM
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: bartsdad on September 17, 2010, 12:14:41 AM
Thanks Sis, I'm sure this will help many members.


Cute kitty. :)
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on September 17, 2010, 12:44:15 AM
;) Thanks.  He's got two speeds: exitosus turbo, and sleep.

He just got his big sister Hannah the pit bull in big, big, big trouble.  He was attacking her legs, and she stepped on him and made him limp around for a good 5 minutes.  I had to send her to bed, and boy is she worried about that kitten.  He just walked in the bedroom, carrying his favorite toy (that thing with the feathers on it), so I'm sure there's a peace treaty going on right now.  =)
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Mr. Bill on September 17, 2010, 12:32:57 PM
Nice video, SW!

BTW, for anyone who doesn't want to establish an account with an image-hosting service, there are several who will let you upload anonymously.  For example: ImageShack (http://imageshack.us/) or PostImage.org (http://www.postimage.org/).  (This is not an endorsement, just a couple of services I've run into.)  Or, if you have your own website, you can host the image yourself.

To post an image manually, just click the Insert Image (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) button, and put the URL of your image between the tags, like so:

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[img]http://www.example.com/myimage.jpg[/img]


Advanced image posting with thumbnails:

With many image-hosting services, this isn't very advanced at all.  The service will automatically generate a thumbnail of your image, and the correct code to insert it in a post.

If you want to do this manually, here's how:

First, make a thumbnail (miniature version) of your image, using your favorite software (Photoshop, GIMP, etc), save it under a different name, and upload it (along with the original) to your image-hosting service or web server.

Here's my original image: http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1.jpg (http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1.jpg)

And my thumbnail: http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1t.jpg (http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1t.jpg)

Click the Insert Hyperlink (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/Themes/default/images/bbc/url.gif) button and then the Insert Image (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif) button:

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[url][img][/img][/url]
Following the first url, insert an equals sign and the URL of your original image:

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[url=http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1.jpg][img][/img][/url]
Then, between the img tags, insert the URL of your thumbnail image:

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[url=http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1.jpg][img]http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1t.jpg[/img][/url]
You're done!  Here's the result -- a thumbnail which is a clickable link to the full-size original:

(http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1t.jpg) (http://statler.ws/RosaFoetida1.jpg)

If your original image is large, using thumbnails will be a help to forum members with slow Internet connections.  It will also decrease the load on whatever server is hosting your images.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: ColdHaven on September 17, 2010, 12:54:52 PM
Awesome instructional vid Sis! Nice software you have there too. Wish my connection was that quick. :)

Oh, and ...

JACK  SKELLINGTON...!

That is all.  ;D
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on September 17, 2010, 12:59:12 PM
The vid software I used is called "Jing Pro" ($15.00 a year).  They have a free version, but it will only save the vid as an SWF file, which is HUGE.  Had to go pro for you guys so that I could use the MP4 extension.

The free version is otherwise amazing.  I highly recommend it if you have any use for it (it captures stills as well as vids with or without a mic).
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Roswell on September 17, 2010, 01:56:01 PM
Awesome vid SW +1  That will help so many members!
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: I.L.W. on September 17, 2010, 02:11:02 PM
For image hosting, I use Picassa Web Albums (By google).

You can sign in with your gmail account, get tons of free storage, directly link to images (no redirect page with ad banners), it's free, you can manage security permissions (Everyone can see this, only my friends can see that etc.) and it has some of the best bandwidth you'll find with free image hosts.  We've all seen large images on sites lie imageshack that take 2-3 minutes to load in the forum page, even with broadband.  Google's Picassa web albums are much faster.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Roxie on November 21, 2010, 12:17:50 PM
Hello,
How do I post a picture to my profile? I have created an account and uploaded a picture at both Flikr and postimage.org but no photo appears on my profile page when I copy and past the url address. I don't see an image code option like Sis showed on her photobucket tutorial. I am usually able to upload photos directly from my pc desktop to other sites, but it doesn't work on TSP.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Heather
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on November 21, 2010, 12:40:26 PM
Roxie,
At the top of this page near the search bar, is the "Profile" button. Hit that and then on the left side of that page will be the "Modify Profile" section. Hit the "Forum Profile Information" button. There you will see a section called "I have my own pic" where you can put the location of a hosted pic or you can upload from your computer in the next line. Just put a dot to the left of which ever type you choose. If you're loading from your computer hit the "Browse" button and locate the picture on your computer.
When done, hit the "Change Profile" button on the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Roxie on November 21, 2010, 01:44:19 PM
Thanks, Hare, but I've tried those instructions numerous times and no photo shows up. That's why I tried the other method of creating an account with an image hosting site. I was able to upload a photo on APN and other sites but am perplexed as to why it won't work on TSP.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on November 21, 2010, 02:24:15 PM
Please post the url of the image you're trying to use as your avatar, and I'll do it for you.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Mr. Bill on November 21, 2010, 06:59:44 PM
...I have created an account and uploaded a picture at both Flikr and postimage.org but no photo appears on my profile page when I copy and past the url address. ...

I'm not sure what the problem is, but one thing to check: make sure you've got the URL of the image, and not the URL of the Flickr or Postimage webpage that contains the image.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on November 21, 2010, 07:32:27 PM
there is no problem on the forum side, bill.  I changed TW's avatar just to be sure.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: soupbone on November 21, 2010, 07:41:34 PM
Sister Wolf,

Uh, TW knows about this, right?

soup
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on November 21, 2010, 08:21:51 PM
Sister Wolf,

Uh, TW knows about this, right?

soup

He will soon.  :D
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: CalGal on November 21, 2010, 10:06:38 PM
Testing ImageShack:

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1308/thetimehascome.jpg)
By auandagismoney (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/auandagismoney) at 2010-11-21

No registration needed on at this host.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: CalGal on November 21, 2010, 10:09:18 PM
One more time. P.S. Thanx SW

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1308/thetimehascome.th.jpg) (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/thetimehascome.jpg/)
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on November 21, 2010, 10:15:27 PM
One more time. P.S. Thanx SW

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1308/thetimehascome.th.jpg) (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/thetimehascome.jpg/)

Welcome, darlin'.  ;)
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Greyfox on April 19, 2011, 09:05:25 PM
Hello Sister Wolf,

Very informative video.  Would the same procedure be used to enter a
photo for a profile.  I have been trying to upload a .jpg for my profile
picture with success.

Any help that you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.


Greyfox
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Nicodemus on April 19, 2011, 11:02:59 PM
Click "Profile" up top in the button bar, and then click "Forum Profile Information" under "Modify Profile" on the left. This will bring up the option to specify an url where your avatar picture is located or to upload a picture to the forum server.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: fasteddie on August 04, 2011, 05:18:48 AM
thank you so much for your help, i couldnt figure it out, ed
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: DocRokRx on January 08, 2012, 08:02:13 AM
for flickr, you need the BBCode, not the HTML
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: frjoeb on June 24, 2012, 06:33:11 PM
I am using Piscasa and trying to upload a picture and having problems.  Can anyone help me?  Thanks folks!
Joe
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Alpha Mike on June 25, 2012, 02:38:36 PM
Piscasa -  once you have uploaded your pictures to a folder, you need to open that folder view to change the security settings.  In the upper right hand corner (under the date & photo count), there is a link that brings up a box where you can set the view access to "private", "any one with link", or "everyone".   You can just pick the "anyone with link". 

Then you click/select on the specific picture you want to link to.  On the right hand side there is a "link to this picture" hyperlink.  Clicking on it brings up a couple of options for you to select. 

Check the "image only(no link)" box.  Select the size of photo you want to post (I find either of the mediums work well)

Copy and past the Embed image link between the HTML code         [ img ]embedded image link[ /img ]       (without the spaces between the brackets)

You can check how the picture looks by hitting the preview post button.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: frjoeb on June 28, 2012, 12:12:25 PM
Alpha Mike thanks for your help.  I will use it tonight when I get home from work. 
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Prepper Recon on August 24, 2012, 11:14:16 PM
Thanks so much. That was so easy but I never would have figured it out with out the video.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Dawna on March 01, 2013, 10:16:36 PM
Thank you so much for this information!  Worked like a charm!
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Sister Wolf on March 09, 2013, 09:07:32 AM
You are both very welcome. :)
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Erigorn on June 16, 2013, 10:25:00 PM
I just wanted to endorse the video and put a plug in for photobucket. It was very easy (even if photobucket has changed their interface a bit) to do. I had tried previously to do so with picassa since i already had a Gmail account 30 minutes of goofing around there didn't get a photo posted and about 5 minutes (including creating an account) on photobucket and I was getting pictures posted. They even have it set up that if you click on the url link box it automatically copies the link. You don't even have to ctrl-c to get it. Thanks.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: dbs on February 15, 2014, 02:36:01 PM
Thanks Sister Wolf for your video showing us how to post a picture on the forum.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: jamendjr on July 06, 2014, 06:10:40 PM
For the photobucket users, is there a way to simply post the image to the thread without linking back to the photobucket account? I would prefer the images to be static and not allow linking back to the account to view all the folders. I know I can lock folders as private, I only have garden photos in there actually but I noticed that my photos are all acting as photos and links. Any help with disabling the link back to the account?
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Nicodemus on July 07, 2014, 06:44:05 AM
I'm not too familiar with Photobucket, but with Flickr you can edit the BBCode so that it will only show the image, so there might be a way to do it.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: jamendjr on July 07, 2014, 11:33:42 AM
I will check into it, thanks.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: d3nni5 on July 07, 2014, 11:37:23 AM
For the photobucket users, is there a way to simply post the image to the thread without linking back to the photobucket account? I would prefer the images to be static and not allow linking back to the account to view all the folders. I know I can lock folders as private, I only have garden photos in there actually but I noticed that my photos are all acting as photos and links. Any help with disabling the link back to the account?


Yes, I do this all the time.   It seems you are just grabbing the URL from your address line in your browser....notice the link ends with "html".....

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http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/suburbangardenMD/media/TSP%20garden%202014/IMAG2432.jpg.html

Now to get the image jpeg itself, it will depend on your browser.   If you are using Internet Explorer, a "right click" isn't much help, you'll have to click the little magnifying glass icon, which will bring up the picture in a new window, after which you can right click on it, go to "Properties" and just get the URL image as so...

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http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%20garden%202014/IMAG2432.jpg


Chrome makes it easier, simply "right click" again and select "Copy image URL".

Mozilla is similar, you  simply "right click" again and select "Copy Image Location".


When you are ready to paste into a thread use the image tag (looks like a Mona Lisa icon) and paste in the URL that ends with "jpg".  Notice I add the "height" option to tame down the size.   Now it shouldn't link back.


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[img height=100]
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%20garden%202014/IMAG2432.jpg
[/img]

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%20garden%202014/IMAG2432.jpg)



Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: jamendjr on July 07, 2014, 11:41:13 AM
I adjusted the settings on photobucket, lets see if it works...

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s367/suburbangardenMD/TSP%20garden%202014/IMAG2432.jpg)
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: jamendjr on July 07, 2014, 11:43:34 AM
Looks like disabling the link back in the settings is all it took. Once again, the intertubes has proven me lazy. I should have just read the FAQ. Thanks guys.

MountainStatePrepper, I will use that technique for grabbing images from other sites for repost, thats another handy tip, thanks.
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: I.L.W. on July 20, 2015, 12:39:08 PM
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to throw this out there: A Note on Image Security

Use Photobucket or Google drive as image hosts. I see a lot of people using lesser known services which don't strip EXIF metadata from the image. Photobucket and Google both auto-strip that data.

The main reason you don't want that attached in an online forum is for privacy. If you take an image from your smart phone for instance, it will incorporate the GPS location of the photo (which using google maps, gives an address, leading to a name, a phone number, etc). Some smartphones will list their model in the metadata, and because some phones are specific to a carrier, you know who their carrier is. If the user is a serial photo-spammer, posting constant "selfies" you can pretty much track them in real-time with the GPS data from their photo posting, telling you if they're home or not.

The worst-case scenario, someone could use the data to find your home and track your movements with the goal of stalking or robbing you. Much more likely however, advertisers and marketing companies are datamining the shit out of this. Obviously, the user posting from an old Droid phone may be looking for a new smart-phone, and here's their address, email and phone number...  Truthfully, companies are just beginning to find ways to exploit this, it's not epidemic. It's just becoming feasible on a large scale now. But there are crawlers hitting sites looking specifically for image data and the associated meta-data.

Some cameras encode a "Gallery" name for tagging photos, like "My trip to Alaska" or "Birthday for Bill". Many of these galleries are unsecured, and one who knows the name can determine the URL for the entire gallery, getting all the images in your account, not just those you intended to share.

Some people attempt to redact information by blacking out data in photoshop or a similar program.  However, some EXIF data contains a high-resolution thumbnail of the original image (a mini-copy within the image itself). So you black out your driver's license number in the main image, but the embedded thumbnail still shows it clearly!

Another case with thumbnails, some people post tactfully cropped, suggestive images (online dating sites for example). You can't see nudity in the image because of the cropping, but again, the embedded thumbnail remains intact for anyone to see, if they know how to access it. Not much of a problem here at TSP, I'd imagine, but in general there are a lot of perverts who download tens of thousands of images, looking for these.

On that note, please also use jpeg compression. Cameras capture a lot of light outside of the visible spectrum. I won't go into too much detail about those risks, just trust me, use jpeg, don't post raw data.

If you use your own server or a 3rd party service, you can still manually remove this data.

Removing Metadata Manually in Windows
1) Right click the file and select Properties
2) Select "Remove Properties and Personal Information" on the Details Tab
3) Either create a copy with details removed, or remove only selected information from the original file.
4) Click OK
5) Upload to your file-sharing service.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/fysMcDV83s1n0fWNoqggydLekYEstkcrwXVj1Iq2xSBSNC7v3vcyUfHwBjZQ1A4Yg4JS73RbkyTwN6I=w1884-h696-rw)
Title: Re: How To Post A Photo To The Forum
Post by: Mr. Bill on July 20, 2015, 05:40:19 PM
Thanks, I.L.W., that was a great overview of the image privacy problem.

I usually edit images before posting them online, and (if it seems appropriate) I'll strip out EXIF data in the process.  GIMP does this, and I'd assume Photoshop and other image editors also have this option.

I just ran across this freestanding platform-independent tool:
ExifTool (http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/)
Quote
ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

ExifTool is also available as a stand-alone Windows executable and a Macintosh OS X package...

I haven't tried it, but it sounds useful.