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 Post subject: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:34 pm 
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The easiest way to post photos is to use an online web album like Picasa (if you have a Gmail/Google account you already have this), Photobucket, etc. You can post photos from your MySpace or Facebook albums as well. Whichever service you use, once you can see the image online, skip to step 6.

To include an image in your post you can upload it to SGW Photos then paste a link to the image into your post. Here’s how:

Before uploading you should edit your photo a bit. If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop, or Photo Suite, etc., most digital cameras come bundled with some kind of basic photo-editing software – check the setup disc if you still have it.

1. Resize photos for easy viewing in your post (around 800 pixels wide and/or 600 pixels high) and to help make files smaller than 1 Mb.

2. Lower resolution to 72 pixels/inch (maximum resolution of the average monitor) to help make files smaller than 1 Mb. Some editing software will allow you to lower the "quality" setting a notch or two when saving (i.e. Photoshop) to further decrease image size.

3. I find it easiest to open two windows or tabs to post or reply to a post (just in case you need to go back and get more photos): the Photos page and the SWG Forums.

4. Upload the photo to the SGW Photos page. There are a few easy to follow steps.

5. Once uploaded open the picture in its full size by clicking on the image itself – a new window should open up with the full-sized image.

6. Right-click the image and select “Copy Image Location” (Firefox users) or "Copy Image URL" (Chrome users) or "Copy Image Address" (Safari users). IE users will have to select "Properties", then select and copy the URL in the window that pops up (Microsoft always has to do things the hard way :wink: thanks to Rastoff for the heads-up).

7. Paste the link where you want in your post.

8. Highlight the link and click the button labeled “Img”. It will now look something like this:

Code:
[img]http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/cpg1410/albums/userpics/normal_Chuck-O_Connell-c1914.jpg[/img]


The photo will look like this:

Image

Click the preview button to check if it worked. If you uploaded a fairly wide image, you may notice that SGW automatically resizes them so they more easily fit on everyone's screens. You can right click on the image in the thread and select "Open Image in New Tab" to see the original size.

Cheers,

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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:58 pm 
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OK...I uploaded photos to the gallery, but don't see them there????

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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:01 pm 
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http://www.IMGUR.com provides free anonymous image hosting. You can register if you prefer.
You can create albums or upload as individual images.
Once uploaded, they provide you with the proper code for embedding the images here, or the raw url.

It is by far the easiest to use service I've seen.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:02 am 
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I've tried several times to attach 640x480 (and smaller)photos to a post, and they are there, but my post is twice the width of all the other posts in the topic - big empty width on the right. Any idea what I'm missing?

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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
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hlj3, I'm guessing when you made smaller images from the larger one by cropping, you did not save the small image correctly. I do that occasionally.
redcobra, look for your pictures in the User gallery on page 4 or search using redcobra When you search, make sure you select "owner name"..Image


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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:29 am 
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Why not make as easy as on Texas gun trader or Armslist.? Try it


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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:32 pm 
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you all need to get a new web maker and make it easy like most all do now .


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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:09 pm 
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What a pain in the butt that is.......

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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:53 pm 
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How do we post photos from our phones?

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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:45 pm 
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You'll need an app to upload photos to a hosting service:
- Flickr
- Dropbox
- Photobucket
etc.

Some will automatically upload all photos on your phone; you may or may not want that. Just mentioning it so you can be aware and select the privacy settings that you're comfortable with.

Then once the photos are uploaded from your phone, you'll view the images on that service & somewhere you should have the option to get the URL of the image to use it on the forum in [ img ] tags


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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:02 am 
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www.tinypic.com
This is one of the easiest places to up load your pictures...
Click "browse" find your picture hit upload.
Copy and paste the link with IMG in the bar.
Just paste into your listing. That simple!!!
You might have to answer a question, or watch a 5 second video\advertisement to get a code, then enter the code.Its all right in front of you, will tell you where to enter code you will not have to change the page you are looking at.Its all about advertising $$$$$$...
No big deal!
WOULD YOU SEND SOMEONE $2500 FOR A GUN WITHOUT SEEING IT!
With no pictures in your add 90% of the people hit the back button.
Take the time to post GOOD pictures if you really want to sell something!!


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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
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Let's see if my photobucket account will work for this.
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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
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And apparently it does -good.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Post Pictures
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:03 pm 
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It tells me i don't have permission to upload to SGW photos page


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 Post subject: How to Post Pictures
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