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post 25th January 2010 07:05
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To save the forum and hosting server being weighed down by pictures. Here is how to upload pictures to the forum.

Click on... www.photobucket.com

Its free to Join, and free to use. All photos you upload will stay on Photobucket no matter how long you leave them, so you wont ever lose your pictures in your threads unless you delete them off photobucket.

Right.....

Click on Join Now....

Next 2 pages will be asking for your Information. Eg- UserName, Email Address etc...


Click on browse.. That will take you to your documents, so search for the picture you want to Upload.. You can Upload 3 at a time.

You can upload from Tiny (which is more for Avatars/example below) to the 17" screen which is which will be as standard, so you will rarely have to go into that.

Once chosen, Click on Upload.. Sit and wait..

When its Uploaded it will take you to Edit Tags, Not necassary but you can change your Title and description. Once done, Scroll down and click on Return to Album.

When you have returned to your Album, Move the mouse over your picture and it will throw down a few options. You will only really ever need one option and that is the IMG code.

Right click and left click, and copy..

Next thing to do once copied is to go on the Forum/thread you want to post your picture on. Simply right click in the message box and paste...

Then post after you have finished writing etc....

Hey Presto..... Youve now uploaded a picture.......


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post 25th January 2010 11:09
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Unless you have problems uploading pictures to the forum itself then you should really upload pictures direct and NOT use and external photo hosting provider. This is so that the integrity of the forum remains intact. We do have enough free disk space to store them. That siad, a bit of common sense should be used and pictures of 1024x768 or 800x600 are more than good enough so anything bigger should really be resized (you can use an online resizer such as pic resize to do this) and this will also greatly reduce the actual file sizes.

The problem with pictures uploaded to external photo hosting providers is that the account can disappear or people can delete pictures from their albums not realising the links were used in forum posts. If the pictures are posted in a useful post (i.e. a how-to guide), those posts then become completely useless if the picture links become broken. This has happened in the past and it's really annoying because a useful thread has been ruined because the pictures have gone AWOL. By uploading pictures direct to the forum, the files remain on the forum server in a static location so any picture links are never broken.


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post 25th January 2010 12:07
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so is this for and against? cos now uv just confused me which one is best to use! laugh.gif


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post 25th January 2010 12:10
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o yeah and thats another thing........it would really help if you could upload some pictures! ohyes.gif roflmao.gif

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post 25th January 2010 12:17
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QUOTE(NaanBread @ 25th January 2010 12:07) *
so is this for and against? cos now uv just confused me which one is best to use! laugh.gif

Upload direct to the forum unless you have problems doing so in which case resort to an external hosting provider like Photobucket. BUT...before uploading to the forum, make sure you resize any pictures to either 1024x768 or 800x600 first using pic resize.

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post 25th January 2010 12:23
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Thanks for the clarification Gary.


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post 25th January 2010 12:28
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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 25th January 2010 11:09) *
Unless you have problems uploading pictures to the forum itself then you should really upload pictures direct and NOT use and external photo hosting provider. This is so that the integrity of the forum remains intact. We do have enough free disk space to store them. That siad, a bit of common sense should be used and pictures of 1024x768 or 800x600 are more than good enough so anything bigger should really be resized (you can use an online resizer such as pic resize to do this) and this will also greatly reduce the actual file sizes.

The problem with pictures uploaded to external photo hosting providers is that the account can disappear or people can delete pictures from their albums not realising the links were used in forum posts. If the pictures are posted in a useful post (i.e. a how-to guide), those posts then become completely useless if the picture links become broken. This has happened in the past and it's really annoying because a useful thread has been ruined because the pictures have gone AWOL. By uploading pictures direct to the forum, the files remain on the forum server in a static location so any picture links are never broken.


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As per GE, keep the file size down and all will be fine.
There are picture threads all over cyberspace (including this place) that are now useless thanks to externally hosted images being 'no longer available' for one reason or another.
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post 30th July 2011 23:46
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Its impossible to register at upload.alfa145.com!!!

I wish I could use it but I am trying to register at for about 1 month and... till now... nothing! mad2.gif
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post 30th July 2011 23:58
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QUOTE(Fuel @ 31st July 2011 00:46) *
Its impossible to register at upload.alfa145.com!!!

I wish I could use it but I am trying to register at for about 1 month and... till now... nothing! mad2.gif

I don't think the upload part of the site has been working properly for some time. It's actually a separate piece of software to the forum software which is just linked to from the "Upload" button at the top of the forum.

You're better of either uploading pictures direct to posts (there's an "attachment" section at the bottom of the post composition page when you're writing a post) which is the preferred method, or if you want to host them externally then just use one of the common photo hosting sits such as photobucket, flikr or tinypic and then paste the required image links from there into your posts smile.gif


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post 31st July 2011 00:29
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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 30th July 2011 20:58) *
I don't think the upload part of the site has been working properly for some time. It's actually a separate piece of software to the forum software which is just linked to from the "Upload" button at the top of the forum.

You're better of either uploading pictures direct to posts (there's an "attachment" section at the bottom of the post composition page when you're writing a post) which is the preferred method, or if you want to host them externally then just use one of the common photo hosting sits such as photobucket, flikr or tinypic and then paste the required image links from there into your posts smile.gif


Tks for the explanation Boss!
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