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Posting Images 
Posted by:
Administrator

Board Creator

14/5/2009, 2:27 pm


Hi
Your posts on this board can include images of stamps or covers. However, these images must already exist on the web. A simple place where you can post images is at photobucket and you can register there for free using the following link:

register.photobucket.com/

Please do not use the largest option, but use the medium option so that images are restricted to a maximum of 800 x 650. If you have your own webspace, you can of course have links to that, but again please restrict the maximum size.

For lots of advice on posting images as well as lots of useful information on all aspects of philately, I recommend the stampboards bulletin board at: www.stampboards.com/
Regards
Bob
Edited by user Administrator on 14/5/2009, 2:30 pm
Posted by:
North5uk

New Member

18/6/2009, 5:39 pm


Re: Posting Images

Bob.  I have a photobucket account and can upload images to it. Can you tell me in plain language ..How do I send the image to the NZ website??   Help!!!


Many Thanks


Ken Caplan

Posted by:
VR

New Member

18/6/2009, 10:42 pm


Re: Posting Images

Ken

The following worked for me to upload the images under the "AR" thread.

  • Go to your 'photobucket' account and highlight the image you want to upload
  • Left Click on the image and you should see a box on the left side of the screen "Share This Image".
  • Left Click on the box "Direct Link"
  • "Ctrl+C" - press 'Ctrl' and 'C' together
  • Go to the Discussion Board and to the new thread or reply in which you want to post the image
  • Above the large box for the message you will see a row of icons. The 6th from the left is a square with a picture in it (mountains and the sun)
  • If you hover the cursor over this it should read "Insert/Edit Image"
  • Left Click on this icon and press "Ctrl+V" - your image should appear.
  • Add any text or message, above or below the image.
  • Check what you have by pressing "Preview" and if you are happy press "Post".
  •   I found this by trial and error and Bob can let us know if there is a simpler way. This is a different technique to that used to upload images to "Stampboards.com" where, in photobucket, the 4th box down "IMG Code" seems to do the trick. - This didn't work for me with the NZSGB Board.

    Hope that helps

    VR
    Posted by:
    Administrator

    Board Creator

    5/7/2009, 2:23 pm


    Re: Posting Images

    VR has given a good account of how to upload an image from photobucket. I am afraid that I cannot give specific advice on this as I do not have a photobucket account, but upload images from my own web space and do the following. What I do on Stampboards.com is much the same.

    As VR says, above the box in which you are posting a new thread or reply there is a row of icons. If you hover over the 6th icon from the left, it shows 'Insert/Edit Image'. If you click on that, a window pops up with the title 'Add an Image'. It includes a box for the URL. If you know the address (URL) of your photobucket image then you can paste it into that box. You then click on 'Add Link' and the link to the image is inserted in the Discussion Board. By pressing 'Preview' you can see what has happened.

    If you want to know what the URL of a photobucket image looks like then go to VR's post on AR and right click on one of his images and then choose 'Properties' on the drop down menu - that shows the address (URL) of the image.

    Remember that you need to keep the image on photobucket as all our Discussion Board has is a link, not the actual image.

    Hope that is not too confusing.
    Bob

    Posted by:
    Administrator

    Board Creator

    5/7/2009, 4:57 pm


    Re: Posting Images

    Hi
    I have now registered with photobucket to see the issues with posting images. Basically you need to get the URL (address) of your photobucket image.
    Here are my suggestions:
    1. Let us assume that you are posting a new thread or making a reply on this Discussion Board and want to insert an image. Let us also assume that you have already uploaded the image to photobucket.
    2. You need to log in to photobucket and put the mouse over the required image.
    3. A box giving link options should appear. The second is 'Direct Link. To the right of this is a textbox whose contents start 'http:...'.   Left click to select this text. (It is the URL (address) of your image.) Now right click on the text and choose 'Copy' in the drop down menu.
    4. Now go back to your posting on the Discussion Board and left click on the Insert/Edit Image icon. A pop up window will appear.
    5. This window has a textbox titled 'URL'. Right click on this textbox and choose 'Paste'.
    6. Click on 'OK' and the image will be inserted.



    Here is a Highfield cover that I have just posted from photobucket following these instructions. (Posted on 9 November 1931, the day before the stamps were issued.) I am very interested in seeing scans of other Highfield covers.

    Hope that has helped.
    Bob

    Edited by user Administrator on 5/7/2009, 5:00 pm
     

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