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How to post a photo

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 11:09 am
by gpraceman
To post a photo, first the photo needs to be on the web somewhere already. You can host them on some free service like PhotoBucket, if need be.

When you go to post your message with the photo:

1. Click on the Img button (located just above the message entry box)
2. Type or paste the URL to the photo (e.g. http://mysite.com/images/mycar.jpg" target="_blank) between the img tags

It will end up looking like this:

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[img]http://mysite.com/images/mycar.jpg[/img]
You can also refer to our FAQ's at http://derbytalk.com/faq.php#f3r3.

If you don't have your own website, you can become a member of GrandPrix Race Central and add your car photos to the Visitor Submissions photo gallery. Please note, this gallery is just for photos of the cars themselves.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:26 pm
by gpraceman
Also, Let's please keep the photo sizes down to a max of 640x640.

If they are too wide, then people end up having to scroll horizontally to see the edge of the pics as well as read any text on the page.

Looking at some 6 MP image in the forum can get you quite bugeyed. :O

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:34 pm
by knavekid
An easy place to host photos is www.tinypic.com. It is free and anonymous so you don't have to sign up to use it. Simply upload your file and the next page provides you with a URL to link to the photo. As described on the main page:

"TinyPic™ is a photo and video sharing service that lets you easily upload, link, and share your images and videos on MySpace®, eBay®, Orkut Scrapbooks, blogs, and message boards."

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:25 pm
by knavekid
Here are step by step instructions to get a photo on your computer to display in your forum message:

First, you must find a place to host your image. I recommend:

http://www.tinypic.com

Tinypic provides free anonymous image hosting:
  • At the main page, simply click on the "Browse" button and locate the photo on your computer that you want to post.
  • Next, you have the option of adding some words in the "Tags" field that would aid someone searching for related photos. "pinewood derby car" could go in this field, for example.
  • Click on the "Upload Now" button and your photo will be uploaded.
  • You will be taken to a page which has the photo and some information under the heading, "Share This Image".
  • The information you need to copy is under, "IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards".
  • Copy the string there in the form of:

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[IMG]http://i32.tinypic.com/33li73l.jpg[/IMG]
  • This is the code that you paste into your message to display the photo.
  • When you think you are done, click the "Preview" button and if all went well, you should see your photo in the preview window.
  • If you need to make any changes, your edit window is below the preview and you can correct any errors there.
  • Preview again as necessary and then click on "Submit" when you are happy with it.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:14 pm
by keithg30
UMMMMM all I got was some girls danceing and some girls talking on line !!!!!

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 2:15 pm
by JackBauer
I just used that tinypic site just fine, no dancing girls here :cry:

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:29 am
by PinewoodTopia
just a quick comment, I love the new look tothe site, but it seems the links to photos is not working, all of my recent photos, as recent as tuesday, are missing? do I have to go in and replace the code on each page foe every image or is it just a temporary issue? :?

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:02 am
by gpraceman
PinewoodTopia wrote:just a quick comment, I love the new look tothe site, but it seems the links to photos is not working, all of my recent photos, as recent as tuesday, are missing? do I have to go in and replace the code on each page foe every image or is it just a temporary issue? :?
It seems that they are more than the 640 x 640 size limit. I am rather surprised that they are not being displayed. I would think that would be an issue with making a new post, not with existing posts. I'll see what I can do. Just trying to remove that size limit does not fix the problem.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:13 am
by PinewoodTopia
thanks, I appreciate it.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:03 am
by gpraceman
Unfortunately, that is a data migration issue. If during the data migration, the script could not determine the image size or it was larger than the 640 x 640 limit, then that problem would result. I'm not so sure that I want to remigrate the data. It was a real pain to do the first time around.

A workaround is to edit the offending post and then simply resave it. You don't have to edit anything, just click on the Submit button. The software will then re-examine the image and code it correctly for display. I've gone through a few posts and have done that.

I'll see if there is some better way to update the remaining 774 affected posts. I surely do not want to edit them one by one :shake:

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:21 am
by PinewoodTopia
Thank You. I appreciate your taking time to look into this.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:40 pm
by gpraceman
I'm still looking for an easy solution to that image issue. Fortunately, it doesn't affect all images, just the ones over 640px in width or height.

However, I did install a mod to resize images larger than 640px wide down to that width. This will make it so members don't have to scroll to the right to see all of an image (or post text for that matter). There will be a bar to the left of a resized photo that you can click on if you wish to view the full sized image (you can click on the image itself as well).

You can see an example of that below:

Image

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:53 pm
by Darin McGrew
gpraceman wrote:However, I did install a mod to resize images larger than 640px wide down to that width.
Thank you!

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:11 pm
by PinewoodTopia
You are them man, a million thanks.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:19 pm
by gpraceman
Darin McGrew wrote:Thank you!
PinewoodTopia wrote:You are them man, a million thanks.
8) No prob.

BTW, I did remove that 640 x 640 max size restriction. Not all members know how to resize photos. Now with this resize mod, it will help make posts more readable for everyone, without any horizontal scrolling.