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Just a test.....

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If the photo is deleted from the hosting site, then you are left with a broken link.  Also if someone closes, or re-organizes their hosting site, all gone from leatherworker.net.  Some of the posts become useless as there is no longer any illustrations in the post. 

It is far better to re-size your photos to fit, so they will stay with your post and complement the text.

Tom

On 7/12/2015 at 8:10 PM, Egyptian said:

I just wanted to add a way to upload much larger pictures, for people who want to show more detail on their work.

There is no need to compress the pictures with this method, although this takes up a lot of room on a thread, depending on the size of the pictures.

Steps:

1) Create a Photobucket account on photobucket.com

2) After creating an account you can click the "Upload" button located at the top of the web page on photobucket.com, it should show you a giant box with a choose files or folders button.

3) Locate the pictures you want to add in windows explorer, and then drag and drop them anywhere inside the box. They should now get uploaded onto your Photobucket.

4)After they have finished it should show you the pictures you uploaded below the box, click on the one you want to post.

5) Over on the right hand side of the page, there should be "Share Links" four boxes labeled Email & I'M, Direct, HTML, and IMG

Click on the text inside the box labeled "Direct", this should copy the link.

6)While posting a reply to a thread, click on the little picture button (Looks like a small photo of a tree) on the top editing bar, then paste the link into the box that appears. (Press Ctrl V) and then press OK.

The picture should appear showing you the full size.

Note: To delete the pictures, delete or move them from your Photobucket account, and they will be deleted from any forum you posted them on.

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Help please,

when uploading a photo is it possible to rotate it, the jpeg has been rotated & saved correctly and looks fine but as soon as I drag or choose the file in the reply box I turns the image

TIA

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3 hours ago, HaloJones said:

Help please,

when uploading a photo is it possible to rotate it, the jpeg has been rotated & saved correctly and looks fine but as soon as I drag or choose the file in the reply box I turns the image

TIA

No tools here to rotate that I have seen.  The photo is likely from a smart phone or other camera that saves the orientation and lots of other info as EXIF data inside the digital photo.  You might try another photo editor to rotate and save the photo.  IrfanView might work for you if you also download and install the EXIF plugin.  It's a free download.  Many browsers do not support EXIF data so won't rotate the photo to its original orientation.  Some info here about EXIF https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/exif-photo-data-find-understand/

You can use ExifTool https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ to remove the EXIF data.  Install the software on your computer and run it at the command line example exiftool -all= SourceFile.jpg and substitute the photo's filename in place of "SourceFile".

I see that Windows 10 File Explorer will allow you to edit the EXIF data.  Right click on the file and select properties, Details.  I haven't tried it so you are on your own to experiment with it.  Play with a copy. 

Photoshop and LightRoom have a file menu item to "save file for web".  It removes personal data.  Haven't checked to see what it leaves unchanged.

Tom

 

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Ok, will give it a go, thanks

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Resizing photos to post on leatherworker.net

There are several pieces of software and methods you may use to resize photos:

An Online site http://www.shrinkpictures.com/ or another website for batch resizing http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

Download and use a free program called Irfanview for your PC https://www.irfanview.com/

Download and use FastStone Photo Resizer http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm

On the iPad use an app called Image Size

On many SmartPhones, you can set the size of photo the camera takes

In MS Outlook, you can email photos to yourself and set the max size.  It will then resize photos before sending and you can then use those photos to post.

And if you search the web, you will find many more methods to accomplish the same thing.

For most photos to be posted on the web, you can use a size of 800 x 600 pixels and have plenty of resolution to show what you want to show.  At that resolution, you can post hundreds of photos in a single post if you want to.

Please avoid the use of 3rd party hosting sites to post a link due to problems with the various sites policies where they block hosting, and due to the fact that if you delete, move, or change permissions, the link goes dead resulting in broken links and useless posts.

Tom

Edited by Northmount
Added a couple more sites/suggestions

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Ok it’s not working for me. I’m selecting a photo from the photo library on my phone and I get a message that I can’t upload more than 1.46 mb. But I don’t know how to resize it. 

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10 minutes ago, Bennettm said:

Ok it’s not working for me. I’m selecting a photo from the photo library on my phone and I get a message that I can’t upload more than 1.46 mb. But I don’t know how to resize it. 

Most smart phone pictures are now over 2 MB.  So have to be resized.  If you are re-setting the file/picture size the camera saves, you have to do that before you take the photo.  Have you tried emailing it to yourself and selecting the size to mail? 

Have you tried "An Online site http://www.shrinkpictures.com/" It should work with your phone.  I see it is primarily for FB posts, and they refer to another website for batch resizing http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

Tom

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20 minutes ago, Northmount said:

Most smart phone pictures are now over 2 MB.  So have to be resized.  If you are re-setting the file/picture size the camera saves, you have to do that before you take the photo.  Have you tried emailing it to yourself and selecting the size to mail? 

Have you tried "An Online site http://www.shrinkpictures.com/" It should work with your phone.  I see it is primarily for FB posts, and they refer to another website for batch resizing http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

Tom

Thank you Tom

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