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NOTE: please see post #13 for June 2018 site changes update.


As many members know, Photobucket, long considered the default hosting site to use in posting pictures on Internet forums, has decided to charge a substantial amount to use this service, where it was free previously. Those who choose to subscribe to this service can of course still use this method. However, many members are separating from them and are interested in the methods offered by the forum.

This thread will replace the "PHOTOBUCKET directions + other options" threads I'd posted in the Sticky sections in C1/2 and C3 in previous years.

I posted a quick and easy set of instructions in C1/2 when this first came to light in order to help members affected immediately by this change. Some members lost their photo links immediately; others still are functioning for reasons I don't know- maybe the rollout is gradual. This was a quick band-aid to help those lost in transition.

Member DZVette (Dave) generously offered to provide his professional expertise in assembling a great, clear tutorial in PDF form, taken from that thread, with all the information you will need to know to use either of the Forum's 2 simple methods for accessing your photos and posting them on the forum.

[COLOR=&quot]I'd like to publically acknowledge Dave's extremely helpful contribution to this effort in helping members adjust to a post-Photobucket world. Thanks very much, Dave.[/COLOR]

The following post by Dave contains the PDF in its complete form, explaining 2 methods. I will post very short summaries of each in subsequent posts for easy reference once people try the system. Many people use these methods already.

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Originally Posted by Vettebuyer6369 View Post
I am setting this up for a new thread with new instructions.

Please do not post here at this time.
Per Steve's instructions, I am attaching a modified version of his thread regarding uploading photos to the Forum in light of the issues some are experiencing with their PB accounts. Steve and I worked through this together.

The PDF is attached. Hope it is useful to some of you!

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Summarizing Dave's instructions:

There are 2 methods to access photos stored on your computer, to post on the forum. They are:

1. the Manage Attachments Method. (this uses the "paperclip" icon)

2. the Insert Image Method. (this uses the "insert image" icon)

Please refer to Dave's file for more detailed information. Please don't hesitate to ask questions here or PM me if necessary.
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Method #1 : Manage Attachments.

Summary:

1. Open your reply/dialog box to make a post.

2. Click on the "paperclip" icon.

(see first picture)

3. At the Manage Attachments window, click "browse" and find your picture file. (NOTE: depending on your browser, some of these pages/buttons might look a little different. They all function the same, though)

(see second picture)

4. After choosing your picture(s), click "upload." (NOTE: be sure to wait while they are uploading)

(also, see second picture)

5. At the bottom of this page, the attachments that uploaded will show. Click out and your message and photos should post.
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Method #2: Insert Image

Summary:


1. At your dialog box, click on the "Insert Image" icon. (it looks like a picture of a mountain).

(see first picture)

2. At the next page, click on the green bar that says "Browse your Device" and choose your photos. Click "Open" when you find them.

(see second picture)

3.Click "Insert" in the right upper corner to upload.





Again, please refer to Dave's PDF for more detailed info.

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Here's a screenshot of the "Insert" page referenced in the third step above:
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Hi Vettebuyer6369,
How do I get to the 'box' shown in your first picture?
When I click 'reply' I get a blank page to type on.
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Originally Posted by Vettebuyer6369 View Post
Method #1 : Manage Attachments.

Summary:

1. Open your reply/dialog box to make a post.

2. Click on the "paperclip" icon.

(see first picture)

3. At the Manage Attachments window, click "browse" and find your picture file. (NOTE: depending on your browser, some of these pages/buttons might look a little different. They all function the same, though)

(see second picture)

4. After choosing your picture(s), click "upload." (NOTE: be sure to wait while they are uploading)

(also, see second picture)

5. At the bottom of this page, the attachments that uploaded will show. Click out and your message and photos should post.
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Very helpful post. But, is there a way to rotate the pic if it is not straight?
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Very helpful post. But, is there a way to rotate the pic if it is not straight?
I’ve found that editing pictures are always best done on your device, saved on your hard drive and then imported, rather than fixing them when they are posted.
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I’ve found that editing pictures are always best done on your device, saved on your hard drive and then imported, rather than fixing them when they are posted.
My pics look fine until I post (or preview) them. Then they are all sideways.
Can you or someone post on how to rotate the pic? There is nothing on the sticky that I can see for editing.
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Your pictures should be edited before importing. I have found that when people use iPads or iPhones, the orientation of a picture will automatically “invert” sometimes and look different when displayed on a different device.

I have gotten in the habit of using the “edit” function on my iphone and iPad and correct orientation before I export it anywhere. Same with photos on my desktop, if a pic needs to be corrected, edit it before you bring it onto the forum.
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Your pictures should be edited before importing. I have found that when people use iPads or iPhones, the orientation of a picture will automatically “invert” sometimes and look different when displayed on a different device.

I have gotten in the habit of using the “edit” function on my iphone and iPad and correct orientation before I export it anywhere. Same with photos on my desktop, if a pic needs to be corrected, edit it before you bring it onto the forum.
None of the pics are sideways until I post them on the thread. I have imported them to my computer from my phone and saved them in a folder.
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UPDATE, June, 2018

The site has made some changes, and one affects the way pictures are posted. While I believe it’s even easier than before, some people get thrown a bit by change, so here's a quick 'n dirty easy step through to post pictures now. There are other ways, but here’s one.

This is a quick summary of using the Image function from before. Essentially, you pick the Image icon, chose the photo off your device, upload and submit 'Reply." It’s literally that easy.

Excuse the quickie photos and arrows, did this in a hurry for some people who are struggling.

First, pull up the Reply entry box like you would on any other post. Then, click on the “Image” icon (see sloppy arrow) - the icon looks like a little “picture.”




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Next, choose “browse your device”


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Then, look in your picture file on your device whatever it is, choose the photo(s). In this example, my iPad shows a blue check mark at the photo I chose and I hit “done.” Other devices may vary a little.
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The picture will upload, showing percentages complete until done. Then, click the Upload button in the top right corner.
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Your uploaded picture will look like it does below (seems big, but it’s OK). You can still add text here, or you could enter it before you start uploading pics. Click "Submit Reply" and your post with picture will post.

I believe the same procedure works with the paperclip icon, but I’ve just been using the picture icon lately.




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If I host my own images, is it proper to post images via the IMG & /IMG tags?
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If I host my own images, is it proper to post images via the IMG & /IMG tags?
IMG tags work on a hosting site like tinypic; I’m not sure how you host your own images beyond storing on your devices or hard drive.

Testing in the Help section is free and easy, though.
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IMG tags work on a hosting site like tinypic; I’m not sure how you host your own images beyond storing on your devices or hard drive.

Testing in the Help section is free and easy, though.
Roger that..... I'm using SmugMug and if HTML is enabled to accept the IMG tags, it should work. I'll head over there and try. Thanks.
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