How To Upload Pictures ( Tutorial ) In Posts And Avatar
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:29 PM
There are basically two methods:
1- you upload pictures some other site and give a link here.
2- you upload pictures over here.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to upload on external site and link the pictures here.
There are two sites which will make it easy. first one is photobucket and the second is flickr. i personally use both of them.
well first we gonna start with photobucket.
this is the site. Login and create a account for yourself. (no tutorial for that )
1- once logged in, you will see a "Upload Images & Video" box right in the middle and at top of the screen. it also contains a button "choose files". on its right you have option to select your source of files. right now you wanna select the your computer to be your source so select that (its already selected by the way).
2- now click "choose files" and select the file.
Now for avatar in your profile.
first of all you need to reduce you file to 94x94 pixel. that means you might need a photo editing program to do that. there are free programs available.
This link gives you an over view of free options you have.
Download photoscape though. I have photoshop but for somethings i use this program.
download this. install it and then open the image in this program. and as soon you will open the file, you will see a resize button at the bottom click and set pixels to 94. REMEMBER THAT WIDTH AND LENGTH BOTH HAVE TO BE 94 OR LESSER. sorry for the caps but hey need it here
ok now we click save and then use save as option. AGAIN REMEMBER TO USE SAVE AS OPTION OTHERWISE IF YOU USE SIMPLE SAVE OPTION, YOU WILL MAKE CHANGES TO ORIGINAL FILE. MAKE A COPY OF ORIGINAL FILE AND WORK ON THAT. DONT COME CRYING AND #####|NG IF YOU DONT FOLLOW THIS.
when you save (in any program) it will make changes to the file that you opened. when you use "save as" it will leave make a new file and make changes there.
so now you saved the new small file. upload it to photobucket and then copy the direct link there.
go to pdf and open "my controls > edit avatar" and paste your link in the "Enter a URL to an online avatar image".
update avatar and you have new avatar.
i will post much easier method but you guys need to feel easy with this. I will post the batch processing method next.
So if in this process if you fuc|( up your images, its not our fault. its yours. we dont accept any responsibility. So be smart do all the experimentation on the copy of original files.
3- having done that, select the size of the file. 640x480 is the size that you should be choosing. the resultant picture will neither be too big nor small. it will also be easy on your internet connection.
once you uploaded the picture you will see it in the site. now if you click the photo that you just uploaded, you will see some links underneath it. copy the IMG code and paste it in your post in PDF.
and now people will be able to see the photo inside your post and not just the link.
if you want to add the link in your post and not the image itself then copy the direct link and paste it in your post. people will see a link and not the image itself.
ok here is the example. Following is with IMG code in the post:
and this is using the direct link code:
IMG code starts with [ img ] some link [ /img ]
you could also take the direct link code and click the insert image button in pdf post and paste the direct link in it. you will get the same effect just like posting the img code in your post. following image was added by clicking insert image and pasting the direct link.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:34 PM
first get a yahoo email account cause you gonna need it to sign in flickr.
by now you should be ok with uploading picture through the web. in this tutorial we will upload using tools.
go here and download flickr desktop uploader
install it and from there its all common sense. if you dont have that, i cant help you. if you have problem throw me a line in this topic. there wont be a a-z tutorial for this.
One thing i need to make it clear to you is that each photo you upload have some security setting. you can have it for personal or public use. just make sure that when you want everybody to see it, use public. when just personal then use private settings.
go to flickr help. they have a complete detail.
Now comes the real reason why this post exists.
when you are in your account and looking at your picture, you might just copy the link in address and post it here.
you will have your username in the place of username. and the result is that you will have a working link but it will take the user to a sign in page (and if you are trying doing this and still are able to see the picture, its because your dumba$$ is still logged in and not signed out of the flickr site)
and then your brilliant mind told you to do this. which offcourse didnt work.
and finally if you were using firefox, being the Einstein you are, you copied the link and pasted in image code. hehehehehee and that didnt work either. ........... hahahha dumb a$$
well genius, the reason for all that is that the whole thing is a part of code and works in a web application. now what you need to do is get the location of the real image on flickr server which they dont wanna give you easy. but since you are smart a$$es, you still wanna do it. so what do you do???????????
you take the code and edit it. remove the "?v=0" from the end and voila you have the address. now paste it here and people have a link.
by the way dont try to put it in (img) (/img) code cause it wont work. remember this is on some other server and you just took part of code to hack in.
by the way i tried all the above solutions (being the smart a$$ i am) and then by experiment, i figure out the solution.
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