Posting photos on the forum.

Discussion in 'Modeling' started by Airframes, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Airframes

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    A number of members, for whatever reason, use image-hosting sites, such as 'Flickr' or 'Photobucket', to post images within threads on the forum.
    As some here have noticed, this can often result at times in slow loading of the image(s), which is not only irritating, especially when very slow, but slows down the forum and uses space.
    Also, there are frequent occasions when the image can not be seen by viewers, and worse, the image can be withdrawn, by the image-hosting site, after a period of time.
    This can cause problems, especially when judging the Group Builds - if the pictures of your pride and joy can not be seen, then the judges can not assess the model(s) and therefore can't score it in the GB !!
    Could I therefore respectfully request that those of you who still use such image-hosting sites, up-load the pictures direct to the forum, from your computer files, using systems such as 'Irfanview'.
    This is available as a FREE download, and is quick and easy to use, as well as offering a photo-editing facility, where re-sizing, colour balance, contrast, sharpness, etc can be altered and controlled as required, quickly and easily. It really does make the use of image-hosting sites pointless!
    With this type of 'system', it is much more convenient for viewers, the forum, and users, and provides instant loading, instead of having to wait for an image to scroll down, and prevents the loss of an image after a period of time.
    Thank you.
     
  2. Wurger

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    I agree with Terry. What is more , each using of an URL address needs to open a new net data stream what might result in a possibility of getting of malware , etc....
     
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    A bonus to uploading your images to this forum, is that those images will always be here!
     
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    Good post Terry!
     
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    Unless you decide to delete it yourself, then it'll be gone.:) Oh, and don't post anything X-rated. The Mods will delete that and repremand you.:lol:
     
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    Are you refering to my "legs in the air russian" shots? 'Cause they are still up!
     
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    Paul.....I said X rated not tastless.:lol:
     
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    Dunno, Aaron...

    Thor posted that "Moose Knuckle" pic in the Breaking News thread (Lord how I miss that thread) and I thought Matt was going to ban him for the next two lifetimes for that stunt...
     
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    That was nasty. I had to rub my eyeballs on tree-bark just to get that image out of my head!
     
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    Just start another then! :lol: Maybe something less distracting this time, maybe something in style with my avatar? :lol:

    Irfanview, do that when I get my computer sorted, later on....
     
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    Good thread Terry, agree completely.

    Jan, didn't know you were into 9 foot tall blue chicks..???! :)
     
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    Wow that was easy :D
     
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    Thanks for that Terry, whole heartedly agree.
     
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    #17 Wurger, Oct 10, 2012
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    Also please remember about resizing your pictures to the 800 pixels in their width. Large shots might cause a problem with a screen scrolling and their uploading is time consuming rather.
     
  18. Airframes

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    And that is really irritating!
    If I open a post where the pictures are taking ages to scroll down and open, I don't look at the pics. This is because it can take quite some time, and also messes up the page control, to the point where it's often not possible to go to the end of the thread, until the pics have all loaded.
    So, if someone can't be bothered to re-size pics, wanting the forum to do it for them, then I can't be bothered waiting to look at them !
    And I still can't see the point of using an image hosting site. Why let another party control your pictures - especially if you have to pay for it?!!
    Also, if pics disappear because an image hosting site has withdrawn them, and they happen to be pics for judging in a GB, then that's bad luck for the entrant. If I can't see them, I can't judge them !
     
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    Yep, resizing is key, although the forum does not resize everything to 800px so will resize any linked pics but won't make them smaller so they will still load slowly.

    The full guidelines are here: Announcements - Announcements

    Njaco's, image upload guide is also very useful if you don't know what you are doing.
     
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    Is it worth moving this thread to a more prominent location?
    I've noticed this irritating problem, across the whole forum, more frequently lately. OK, if a new member posts pics this way, there's an excuse, until he/she is informed otherwise. But there are 'regular' members who still seem to persist in posting this way, and I can not for the life of me understand why!
     
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