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Post in 'New Forum Hints and your Questions & Suggestions!' started by webbie, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Using images in the Hearth.com Forums

    Uploading a Picture to a Post

    There are a few different ways of uploading a picture to a post. To insert a copy of a picture from elsewhere on the internet just click on the small tree picture icon. This will bring up a pop up where you can insert the link to your image, then click on "Insert".

    A typical link to a picture elsewhere will have a format similar to:
    http://www.hearth.com/images/harmanadvance.jpg
    That, for instance, is a picture of a pellet stove currently on our front page!

    You can find the image address (URL) of most pictures on the internet by control-click (mac) or right click (windows) and then "copy image location" or "copy image url" from the pop-up menu.

    To upload a picture from your computer click on "Upload a File" button to the right just below the post bit. This brings up a pop up where you can click "Choose File" and browse your own computer for the picture you want. Note that you can upload more than one at a time by using shift-click or control-click....different methods depending on your computer and browser.

    Once uploaded you can choose whether the Thumbnail size or Full Image in the post. In the case of larger pictures, it is best to use the thumbnail option.

    We have allowed fairly large picture and file sizes - however, it is best if you resize and crop your pictures prior to uploading since many digital cameras and scanners create very large file sizes.

    What the average person needs is an “Image Management Program” - which may already be on your computer.

    If you are a PC user, you can use Windows built-in picture management or download a free program like Picasa - This will organize and store all the photos on your disk and also allow you to export smaller copies (for web, etc.) and to even fix the photos up a bit!
    http://picasa.google.com/

    Apple users already have an image management program, iPhoto, which comes with every mac. To prepare web photos in iPhoto, simply select the photo or photos, go to Export, choose "JPEG", "HIGH" and "LARGE" and export the photo to your desktop or elsewhere - note that you can rename it as you export it.
    Screen Shot 2012-06-01 at 8.30.57 PM.png
    With Picasa, it is pretty much the same thing.
    http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=11067


    If you want to learn more about this stuff, dig around on the links at: http://www.hearth.com/hcc/ - these are links from a course I teach at night school.

    If you are a user of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, use the “Image Size” dialog bx to convert your photo to 72 DPI and approx. 1000 pixels wide (the height will work out automatically) - then use “Save for Web” and try jpg “high”, file size should be quite small. Of course, don’t save changes to the original picture since you still want that big on your computer and for your arhiving and storage.

    Screen Shot 2012-06-01 at 8.37.23 PM.png
    Another pic here shows the Photoshop Image Size dialog box, with the correct downsizing pixels entered.

    There are also some decent online picture resize tools. An example is at:
    http://www.picresize.com/

    Experiment a bit and you will soon be uploading picture picture images to the Hearth.com Forums!
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  2. truck243

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    Hi, Why when I choose upload picture, don't I see the option to insert thumbnail or full size?
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    You'd need to give more info - are you using a computer or a pad/phone?

    It should look like the below once you actually select the pics and upload them...see the buttons that say thumb or full image? Do you have them...
    Screen Shot 2012-11-17 at 7.58.15 AM.png
  4. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Why can't I just copy and paste a photo from my iPad to here?
  5. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't use an ipad, but photo copy and paste doesn't work......that way. I just tried with my mac......

    What you CAN do is copy the imagine LOCATION (URL) and then use the little insert imagine icon in the toolbar above (looks like a globe with a wire below it).......and paste in the URL. Like this:
    [​IMG]

    On the ipad you can copy an image link as:
    Hold your finger down on an image, wait for the menu to pop up, choose "Copy" and you already have the link in the clipboard to paste anywhere you would like it to go.
  6. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    What about pictures I took with my iPad that are just in my picture folder, anyway for me to post those.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Tapatalk does allow that. I will check - of course, it is a paid app....I will post a pic below if it works.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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  9. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I guess it works! Yes, that is tapatalk, a special app for using forums, including hearth.com, on phones and tablets.
  10. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Cool thanks
  11. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Good info Webbie!
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    If you are taking shots with your cellphone, take it with the phone horizontal. We are getting a lot of phone postings of stoves sideways lately.
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I fixed your quote. ;)
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  14. Rebelduckman

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    This answers my question as to why my pics are sideways. Thanks

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