Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Picture posters please take a minute.....


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 Skip

Skip

    Flatuous Blather

  • Moderator
  • 8,991 posts
  • Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:05 PM

This is from the Ausubaru board

might or might not help our bandwidth issue but

it would eliminate the off the screen pictures

http://www.ausubaru....cement.php?f=19

#2 Cougar

Cougar

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 6,319 posts
  • Anchorage

Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for info Skip.

#3 ericem

ericem

    First Gen Legacy Master

  • Members
  • 2,477 posts
  • CANADA Maple,ON

Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:17 PM

Would also help to just do pictures via photobucket. And through photo bucket you can also adjust the size.

#4 Skip

Skip

    Flatuous Blather

  • Moderator
  • 8,991 posts
  • Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

Thanks Eric, do you know if you can "hot link" to
photobucket picts?

I use my own server so I am not framilar with it.

#5 ericem

ericem

    First Gen Legacy Master

  • Members
  • 2,477 posts
  • CANADA Maple,ON

Posted 12 January 2008 - 04:17 PM

This is photobucket.

http://photobucket.com/

Just register a account, then upload your pictures. If you have many pictures, download there app so you can send a whole bunch at once. You will see a settings option that allows you to change your image size and etc. Very simple, reliable photo backup and host!

#6 Skip

Skip

    Flatuous Blather

  • Moderator
  • 8,991 posts
  • Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Posted 12 January 2008 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, guess I'll try a hot link from there.
Took me a while to find the .jpg file but
here it is
Posted Image

Worked great!! Thanks

#7 porcupine73

porcupine73

    Obligate carnivore

  • Members
  • 4,920 posts
  • Buffalo, NY

Posted 12 January 2008 - 04:51 PM

Hi Skip yes that software looks pretty nice! I've been using ms office picture manager it seems ok for basic tasks. Another nice free one though it is a little clunky to use is irfanview.

Does photobucket and such places have a time limit on how long they serve pictures? The nice thing pics as attachments to posts or links to the gallery here is that they are always available with the post.

#8 Skip

Skip

    Flatuous Blather

  • Moderator
  • 8,991 posts
  • Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:01 PM

Thanks Porc

Say, you being "daman" when it comes to
attaching proper sized picts. Don't be shy you know you are!

You want to give a quick run down on using the USMB gallery?

Like I said I use my own server and have not used it much.

#9 porcupine73

porcupine73

    Obligate carnivore

  • Members
  • 4,920 posts
  • Buffalo, NY

Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:13 PM

hehe, well I don't use the gallery either; I use a host that I have a bunch of other stuff on, as it is more convenient.

I think the basics of picture posting are
1. crop - if your pic has lots of grass and sky or other irrelvant stuff, crop it out
2. try 'auto correct' - if the pic is too light or dark auto correct (if the pic editing software supports it) may help. If it looks worse just undo it.
3. resize - typically no more than 700px wide is best for forums. Some people (ie me) are running still running a relatively low 800x600 resolution. Yes there might be a few still at 640x480 but you can't make all the people happy all the time.
4. use the right format - jpg is good for pictures. gif works nicely for diagrams or computer screenshots.

#10 jamal

jamal

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,015 posts
  • Los Angeles

Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:26 PM

heh. My screen resolution is 1680x1050.

Anyway, yeah I love the windows image resizer. I also love imageshack because it will generate a thumbnail and split out the vbcode if you want to paste larger than 800x600 or a lot of images.


Also, on the subject of hotlinking i.e. image leeching. DON'T DO IT. Move pictures to your own hosting or an online service. Otherwise you're costing other people money. I usually have a .htaccess setup so my stuff can only be linked to on a few different sites. Otherwise a nasty replacement could show up.

#11 heartless

heartless

    Do YOU Subaru?

  • Members
  • 2,474 posts
  • Central Wisconsin

Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:57 AM

hehe, well I don't use the gallery either; I use a host that I have a bunch of other stuff on, as it is more convenient.

I think the basics of picture posting are
1. crop - if your pic has lots of grass and sky or other irrelvant stuff, crop it out
2. try 'auto correct' - if the pic is too light or dark auto correct (if the pic editing software supports it) may help. If it looks worse just undo it.
3. resize - typically no more than 700px wide is best for forums. Some people (ie me) are running still running a relatively low 800x600 resolution. Yes there might be a few still at 640x480 but you can't make all the people happy all the time.
4. use the right format - jpg is good for pictures. gif works nicely for diagrams or computer screenshots.


+10 on the cropping!!!

Does photobucket and such places have a time limit on how long they serve pictures?


I have used photobucket for several years with no problems - have stuff on there that has been there from when I opened the account - still works fine. I have avatars that I use on other sites loaded there, as well as pics for Ebay use (it is VERY popular for Ebay use)
Also allows videos - but havent tried that yet...

#12 Skip

Skip

    Flatuous Blather

  • Moderator
  • 8,991 posts
  • Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:21 AM

Thanks for the come back folks.
I also thank you for the comments.

Lots of good points brought to light!!

Coming from the folks that know what they are talking about...

Well...
It makes me feel like it was worth the time,
sure hope some others see this.

And as always
"Thanks for your support"
Bartels and James circa 1986???

#13 porcupine73

porcupine73

    Obligate carnivore

  • Members
  • 4,920 posts
  • Buffalo, NY

Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:45 AM

Posted Image

#14 Skip

Skip

    Flatuous Blather

  • Moderator
  • 8,991 posts
  • Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:30 PM

go ahead Porc-ster!!

as I said
you da'man





Jimmy B lost his parrot?

#15 eagleb

eagleb

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 255 posts
  • Beaverton

Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:43 PM

off-topic...
Bartles and Jaymes were present in my buddy's house a few years ago. The greatest cardboard cutout i'd seen in a long time.
Nothing says class like wine coolers.

#16 Cougar

Cougar

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 6,319 posts
  • Anchorage

Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:46 PM

Skip, the picture you put up of the snow boarder looks like it was taken at Alyeska.

#17 keltik

keltik

    Clearly an idiot

  • Members
  • 578 posts
  • New Zealand

Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:24 AM

Picasa!!!

I love it - not only does it let you resize, crop and adjust the color in your photos.

You can also adjust the quality of the JPEG so you can get massive pics that dont take long to load. Also its pretty dam handy for keeping all those pics catalog'd.

My .02

#18 jamal

jamal

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,015 posts
  • Los Angeles

Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:35 AM

Good call. Additionally if you have a gmail account, Picasa will host them on the web for you.

#19 davebugs

davebugs

    I don't "friend"

  • Members
  • 3,112 posts
  • Pittsburgh suburbs (NE)

Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:24 PM

I was looking for a sticky or other procedure on how to put photo's in a post.

This was a rare thread about it that I could find.

There's gotta be a sticky somewhere isn't there? Somthing that I can bookmark since the memory isn't always so hot?

I don't want to host them myself, use photobucket, etc. They are cropped and small.

Thanks.

#20 lostinthe202

lostinthe202

    Currently Lost in the 510

  • Members
  • 1,094 posts
  • Oakland, Ca

Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:03 PM

Photobucket has settings for how big the pics can be. I use the setting for a 15" screen as that seems to be the biggest that just about everyone can enjoy without having to scroll left and right and they still seem pretty decent. If I want the pic to be bigger, I put a link instead of the thread.

I hear ya though, I really wish there was a program that would just read my mind and do what I want!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users