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    Lightbulb Photo and Image Posting Tips

    A few people have asked for a little primer on how to post images and photos. Basically, there are two options:

    1.) Upload a photo directly from your computer.

    If you have the photo on your hard drive and want to put it directly on the forum, you can do this by clicking on the paperclip in the top tool of the posting box. Once the attachments window pops up, select the image file (.JPG is best for images, but .GIF and others can work, too) and click "Upload." Remember, the max file size is 97.5 KB, so any really high-quality photos are probably too big to upload. You'll see a link to the file you just uploaded appear in the window that just popped up. You no longer need to keep this window open now. The attachment is there and will appear with your post as a thumbnail. Anyone who wants to see the full size image can click on the thumbnail once the photo is posted and it will maximize.

    Just so you are aware, this feature works for more than photos. You can upload documents, PDFs and other file types. They also appear as thumbnails in the post, and people can expand or download the resource by clicking on the thumbnail. I've posted a photo of our own MisterJim444 from my computer as an example.

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    2.) Upload a photo from the Internet.

    This option can be a good one because the size limits don't necessarily apply, and the image posts not as a thumbnail but as a full image in your post. If the photo or image you want to post already exists on the Internet (for example, on Facebook), you can post it in two ways: By clicking on the little image button in the posting toolbar (looks like a mountain with a sun over it) and then entering the link, OR you can use the paperclip button and upload it. In the latter case, size limits apply, so I suggest using the former. Here's an example:



    I hope that answers any questions about image posting. Now I hope to see a lot of your great photos on the forum!

    UPDATE AND EDIT: Unfortunately, embedding photos from Facebook doesn't work. :/ I'm sorry to have misled you. Facebook uses a type of web code called PHP, which opposed to HTML makes the appearance of photos and content very temporary. Therefore, all of your photos on Facebook are stored in a different way than a typical web image and we can't link directly to it from our forum posts. Sorry.

    You could do what JamestownStorage#8 did here, but that works only if a.) the person who clicks on the link has a Facebook account and can log in and if b.) the photo-sharer has his or her Facebook privacy settings for that photo album set so that anyone (not just friends) can see the images. Plus, I'd much rather have the photos directly on the thread than to have to click to another site to see them.
    Last edited by jcarlisle; 26th October 2010 at 10:10 AM.
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    Default Re: Photo and Image Posting Tips

    Is it wrong of me to have my heart pounding a bit faster at the wonderful snapshot of MisterJim444* that you started the post off with?
    Hubba-hubba!

    * Star of SST MisterJim444
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    Default Re: Photo and Image Posting Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina6k View Post
    Is it wrong of me to have my heart pounding a bit faster at the wonderful snapshot of MisterJim444* that you started the post off with?
    Hubba-hubba!

    * Star of SST MisterJim444
    LOL! Gina! I thought the exact same thing!
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    Default Re: Photo and Image Posting Tips

    John, one thing I encountered was my photos from LV posted opposite to the order I placed them into the album. My first one ended up appearing last in the album. Is this simply a case of a loose nut on the keyboard?
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    Smile Re: Photo and Image Posting Tips

    Very helpful information - Thanks

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    Default Re: Photo and Image Posting Tips

    Great idea... and useful tips too. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Default Re: Photo and Image Posting Tips

    You can use good quality photos to post on facebook, twitter and pinterest. Share images on these social networking sites with moving, packing, organizing tips. It will encourage users increase engagement with users and you can also provide decorating tips & DIY ideas.

    For more information, how to promote storage business you can visit on my Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest social networks.

 

 

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