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    How to post images in threads and use the gallery

    Just wanted to mention this on the Image Gallery section and Jack can explain some of this a little better on the functions on it. So let me hit a few details , first as a registered member you get to upload images for free which today is up to 20 mgs of space for each registered member, that could increase and also maybe at some point when you hit your maximum we may add a very small fee for unlimited space. We do have to feed Andy our IT guy and holder of all the data a steak dinner once in awhile ( you know keep the natives happy. LOL ). But look at this as kind of a Flicker or Zenfolio site were you can store your images than when you want to you can send a e-card, post a link to the gallery of your image that you want to show on almost any internet site out there and on this site post a link directly to the gallery. it has many functions that can be very useful to you the member and we thought this would really give the member many choices with posting and storing your images. Besides the fact they look awesome on this site and we can all share your vision. Now as said a few times but wanted to bring it up here you can post images on any thread you are posting to and we encourage that also, this is a photography site that is heavily tuned to teaching, learning and sharing. Please take advantage of what this site offers you the member. We are building a new home and we love you all to be our foundation. Thanks Guy
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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    Hi All!

    Using your accounts are simple as can be! =>

    ~ Note, when we migrated to the new server, we had to limit uploaded image size to 1200px. If you have images that appear compressed or stretched, resize them to 1200 and you will be fine ~

    Regular Members: All you need to do is go to the regular member section and click on the upload button. If it's the first upload, your image will go into a sub-section titled with your user-name AUTOMATICALLY! Any other images you upload will go into that same subsection, again automatically. New uploads will move your name to the top of the list just like any other post. Other members cannot upload to your space, but can comment on your images. As a regular member, your account gets set up automatically and does not require any admin action. However, with these automatic accounts, you cannot add sub-categories to your basic user-name section, so your user-name section becomes one large album. (It would require a manually set up user-account to offer the general membership sub-categories, and Guy and I don't have the manpower available to support that feature at this time.)

    Workshop and Subscriber Members : These accounts work just like above, except as a Workshop/Subscriber Member you get a main personal account set up in the Workshop section and CAN add sub-categories under your name. These sub-categories can be used like individual albums. (Again, this is a benefit of having attended one of our workshops and Guy or I will take the time to set up these accounts manually.)

    Cheers and enjoy!
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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    After further conversation with Jack we decided that if you want sub categories that we can do that for a fee and with the fee we will also raise your upload space to 1gb of data under your member account. 1gb of jpeg space is very large and the fee will be a small 30 dollar charge yearly. This will help offset some of the costs and labor involved. Thanks Guy

    Remember as a registered user you still get 20 mgs free under your member account , this is the only optional item. This is the only area of this forum there is a cost otherwise it's all FREE for registered users. Frankly a steal.
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    How to Post Images in threads

    Here are some specific examples of the ways in which you can place images in your posts. These work for basically any online forum.

    First assumes you upload your image into our free gallery at no larger than 1200 px:

    1) Use the "BB Image" code string that appears under your uploaded image in your gallery. (Note this even works if you post in other forums.) It will give you thumbnail that is clickable and takes you to the "normal" sized image in your gallery. Here I embeded the BB code link that shows in the gallery under the image and get this:



    Second assumes you used our gallery OR have your image already uploaded on another server somewhere:

    2) Use the "Direct Link" code. Here you can use the the standard IMG code for embedding images with brackets like,
    {IMG}image_location_url_which_will_always_end_in_a n_image_format_tag_like_.jpg{/IMG} only using the solid square brackets (Can't show them here as it thinks it's real code). Using the "Add Picture Icon" in the editing menu above (the little tree pic icon) will add the proper code automatically and all you need to add is the image location URL. Note that an image URL always ends in .jpg (or other image format), so it is NOT the same as the URL at the top of the page, but rather points to the exact location on the server where the image is stored. In our gallery, it is shown as a string below your image. Here is the string from below my "normal image:



    The main advantage of either of these methods over the simpler attatchment, is you can place the image directly in your post, between words or paragraphs, and not just all at the end of your thread

    Finally, the gallery gives you an "Image Tag" code, which is the proper HTML code to insert the picture directly into a web page as needed.

    Bottom line is you have a couple options for embedding/loading images in your thread in the forums, and additionally our gallery allows you to host images for use on a website.

    IMPORTANT!: Note that you should always tag your image with the sRGB profile BEFORE uploading or attaching it to a web thread, otherwise the colors may not appear correctly!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    Also folks we have reached a agreement with the LUF forum and you can link there also . Now some parts or sections of there forum there are places where photo's go and were they don't go so do follow the rules on that forum but if you are say in the M8 section and not making a technical point than you can just use the BB code from the Gallery of your images and place there , so only a thumbnail shows but linked back to your Gallery here. But as members here we can share using this linking system Jack has discribed above. Very neat tools to keep you plugged in.
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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    I was looking for the following info and couldn't find it. Via communiques from Guy/Jack, there are some additional tidbits:

    No Pixel Size limit
    2 MB file size limit
    No move function (if you have folder capability - so upload to the correct location or you're have to delete and upload again, yes I learned the hard way)


    -Chris
    Ps. Yes, I posted here because I'm forgetful and will likely be back soon!

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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    Admin Edit for Chris' post above re folders.

    Note that only Workshop members and Subscriber Members can add sub galleries. The free albums for regular members don't allow for multiple galleries, only the main one set to their user-name.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    So how does one pay for an upgrade ? Helen

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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    Helen , send Jack a PM and he will be happy to take care of you.
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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    For future reference, ANYBODY can add more space by upgrading to a "Subscriber" member. For $30/yr you get 1GB of image storage. (Workshop members, ie anybody who has attended a workshop, get essentially unlimited space automatically.)

    The $30 fee can be sent via PayPal to me at: jack-at-getdpi.com, or mailing it to me at:

    Jack Flesher
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    Cheers,
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    Re: Image Gallery/ Photo storage

    Jack your web converter action for PS was needed in the M8 section . Maybe a post in Sunset Bar on how to get that my friend would be helpful for the members. Makes a nice setup for the site using the web converter. I use it daily myself
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