Uploading photos

Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:48 pm

How do i upload pictures to the attachment section of the posts, then how do i get a picture in the box with the post? Very basic stuff but very new to this..


Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:29 am

Right Dave I’ll try make this as simple as I can:

1: Locate your chosen picture on your drive. Lets say: My Documents\My Pictures\pollack.jpeg (the picture you want to upload must be smaller than 256kb, we can discuss resizing later if needed)

2: Compose your post.

3: In the “add attachment” box at the end of the page click the “browse” button. Locate the file you want to add ( pollack.jpeg)
When you click open the file will be listed in the browse box.
Click add attachment.

4: Preview and submit post.
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:31 am

Voila! :D

Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:41 am

Think i must need to resize jim. File is 378k andwhen i get it in the browse box then click add attachment i get 2 bars up in the box , then the whole lot dissapears and i am left with just the text i have in the box that i am typing this post into. Browse and add attachment box have gone blank.

Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:53 am

Ok how do I resize a photo :?:

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:19 am

Tom, put your faith in Jim. He will return tomorrow with all the answers..... Wont you Jim?!?!?!? :? :P :P :P :P :)

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:29 am

go to
www. resize images, click the 600 pix. box then browse, select the pic. u want. dubble click it, then press submit, then save it to my pics./my docs. you can then add it to your post.. it works for me

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:42 am

Art,you may yet be our saviour! Not that I have any pictures worth posting anyway! But nice to know how anyway :lol:


Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:40 pm

Resizing pictures:

As Art has said there are numerous picture resize sites on line. Myself I use a neat tool from Microsoft:

Powertoys for XP:
powertoys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/down ... rtoys.mspx

On the right side of the screen you will see a couple of different applications.
¾ down the page you will see “image resizer” Download this.

After it installs, right click on your photo. You will see a “resize pictures” option. Click on this and you will be given the option to resize. “medium” is perfect for display on a forum (I used medium for the photo above). A new photo will be created in the folder eg: pollack(medium). This can then be attached to your image.

There are some other useful tools here:
There’s a RAW image viewer for the really serious camera buffs.
The Cleartype tuner helps your display

These are all listed for XP.

Jim. :)

Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:45 pm

MSPaint is standard on most PCs and is probably one of the handier options for resizing pics.

Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:26 pm

You cant go too far wrong with photobucket.com.
Free to join and you can re-size, automatically gives you 3 different formats and you can also copy the img code and paste straight into any post...

Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:46 pm

If you want that little bit more, try Paint.NET. I've been using it for a while and fint it very good. It has many of the basic features of Photoshop but costs nothing. Download for free here:


(Windows only)

It does resizing, plus a whole lot more.

Alternatively, you could give The GIMP a go.


It's available for Windows but is a bit more advanced and not as stable as Paint.NET

Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:01 pm

i put up a post on how to link photos from your gallery here
http://www.sea-angling-ireland.org/bull ... 34&start=6

step 1:
when signed in to your account, click on [url=http://www.sea-angling-ireland.org/bulletin%20board/album.php]Album[/url] which appears in the top forum menu's..
scroll down until you see
• Users Personal Galleries
• Your Personal Gallery

and click on your personal gallery..

you will see 4 buttons near the top
New Folder, Simple View, Upload Pic, Download..

step 2:click on upload pic..
from there browse your pc for the pic to be uploaded (i usually put the photo on the desktop for easy location)

this seems to be where people are having trouble...
in your album you will see the uploaded photo, below the photo you will see the text (i used a photo from my album as an example)

Image: Thornback Ray
ID: 2204
Poster: stevecrow74
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:13 pm
View: 9
Rating: Not Rated
Comments: Not Commented
Edit Delete Lock Move
Set as Avatar

step 4:now click on the image name.. in my case Thornback Ray and it will bring you into another page with a larger image of the photo..
below the photo you will see the text,(yet again using my photo as example)
Click on image to view larger image
Click here to apply Special Effects

Poster: stevecrow74
Image: Thornback Ray
Image Details: ID: 2204 - Image Type: JPG - Size: 640 x 480 (392KB)
BBCode: [albumimg ]2204[/albumimg ]
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:13 pm
View: 9
Rating: Not Rated

step 5:what you need to do is copy the BBCode text, in this case its, [albumimg ]2204[/albumimg ]

step 6:an easy way to do this is to open a notepad on the desktop and copy the BBCode([albumimg ]2204[ /albumimg]) into the notepad, then when you are sure it is copied over go back to the section of the forum you want to post a picture, post a reply to that particular thread and insert the BBCode [ albumimg]2204[/albumimg ] into the post and you will hpefully have entered the photo into the submitted post..

a bit like this

p.s. please not i have deliberately placed spaces in the BBCode so that you will see the text as opposed to the photo each time..


Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:54 am

Success at last :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:59 am

Thanks for all the help lads. Knew this photo forum was a good idea!
8) :lol: :D 8)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:59 am

hi dave when did you get the gar.?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:09 am

Hi Art. Got him at the end of september in ventry. First gar ever on fly. Been dying to show off the picture ever since! :D

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:42 am

i just put the photos in the pc and before i upload them onto the site i click on them scroll down and click on resize,

ps i use windows xp

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:08 am

Tom H wrote:Ok how do I resize a photo :?:
Just want to say a big thank you to all :!: Got it working at long last :D


Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:50 pm

And a grand picture it is too Dave :D