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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Posting Pictures Help

POSTING PICTURES


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Basic Rules to go by
What is hotlinking or Bandwidth theft?
Image Hosts
Posting Pictures Using An Image Host
Posting Pictures From Your PC as Attachments
Posting Pictures By Hotlinking From LG Galleries
Posting Clickable Thumbnails Hotlinked From LG Galleries

*For information about posting “signature” (siggies/sigs) pictures please go HERE for a written tut or HERE for a visual tut.
** A quick note from our wonderful Administration Ladies; there is space put aside on the server to host “signature” pictures of members, who for whatever reason, cannot post their signatures using the methods from the link provided above. Please e-mail us

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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:05 PM
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Basic Rules to go by

  1. No hotlinking from other sites, unless it is your own site or you have permission.
  2. When in doubt about permission, do not hotlink. Use one of the other methods to post.

    OL members have permission to hotlink from the Legolas Greenleaf galleries to post to the OL forum.

  3. Before posting someone else’s pictures or art, get their permission.
  4. When posting someone else’s pictures or art credit them.
  5. Do not post pictures from sites that have asked not to have the pictures posted elsewhere. Post a link to the site.
  6. When posting links to sites/pictures that are beyond the boards PG-13 rating, please post a warning.
  7. Do not post links to pictures in private sites such as LJ, unless it is your own.
  8. Out of respect for people with slower pc’s and to avoid long waits while pictures load, make larger pictures and art such as wallpapers into clickable thumbnails. *yes we sometimes like to see the larger ones for the effect.
  9. When selecting pictures or art to post, remember that this is a PG-13 board.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:06 PM
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What is hotlinking or Bandwidth theft?
*information gathered from Free Web Hosting and Wikipedia

"Hotlinking" (also called "hot linking", "leeching", and "bandwidth theft") is a term referring to when a web page of one website owner is direct linking to the images or other multimedia files on the web host of another website owner (usually without permission, thus stealing bandwidth). This not only causes the other person to pay for the bandwidth of the hotlinked file, but often is intellectual property theft. One of the most common occurrences of "hot linking" is when people are forum posting and they hotlink pictures from another website to use as avatars or signature images on the messageboards (forums). Some disadvantages of hot linking worth considering are that the webpage generally loads slower when you link to images stored on a different web hosting server than the webpage is hosted on, and the owner of the image has full control to disable hotlinking, or delete, rename, or worse yet, do a "switcheroo" (i.e., switching the file name to be another image which is sure to cause the hotlinker embarrassment) of the hot-linked image.

In website hosting, the term "bandwidth" is often used to describe the amount of data transferred to or from the website or server within a prescribed period of time. Another more specific phrase used for this meaning of bandwidth is monthly data transfer.

Web hosting companies often quote a monthly bandwidth limit for a website, for example 500 gigabytes per month. If the total amount of data downloaded from the website in a particular month reaches this limit, the hosting company may shut off further public access to the site.

All pics posted from that account will until the start of the next time period.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:07 PM
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Image Hosts
*information gathered from Wikipedia

Definition:

An image hosting service allows individuals to upload images to an Internet website. The image host will then store the image onto its server, and show the individual different types of code to allow others to view that image.

How it works:

Typically image hosting websites provide an upload interface; a form in which you specify the location of an image file on your local computer file system (using a browse button). After pressing a “Submit” button the file is uploaded to the image host’s server. Some image hosts allow you to specify multiple files at once, in this form, or the ability to upload one ZIP file containing multiple images.
After this process, your image is hosted on their server. Typically this means it is available on the web (to the public). You may also be allowed to make inline links to the hosted image, to embed it on other websites e.g.
  • Linking with HTML code
  • Linking with BBcode
  • A clickable thumbnail that is linked to the full image
Usually, the image host will put restrictions on the maximum image size allowed, or the maximum space or bandwidth allowed per user. Due to bandwidth costs, free services usually offer relatively modest size limits per image when compared to paid services, but allow users hotlinking their images.

Cost:

Many image hosts are free. Of the free image hosts, the vast majority are supported by advertisement, mostly on their top pages, thumbnail pages, or 'not found' pages. Showing advertisements to users has enabled image size and bandwidth limits to increase.
Some free hosts have optional paid image hosting functions, while other hosts offer only paid services. Features and storage available are generally better for paid services. Paid services often allow users to have password protected photo albums, customizable skins, and customized subdomains. There are many other paid services available that offer different packages of features, options, and costs.

Free Image Hosts

This site HERE has a comprehensive list of free image hosting sites and includes a short review of each site, rating and links.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Posting Pictures Using An Image Host
  1. Upload your pictures to your chosen Image Host.
  2. For full sized pictures, copy the “IMG code” given for use on message boards, or for clickable thumbnails, copy the “IMG clickable thumbnails for message boards” code.
  3. Paste the code into message reply box.
  4. “Preview Post” to make sure the code works.
A visual tut using “PhotoBucket” as an example can be found HERE
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Posting Pictures From Your PC as Attachments
*This method can only be used for limited file and pixel sizes.

Limits
gif -390.6 KB file size max, 1000px width max, 600px height max
jpeg / jpg- 97.7 KB file size max, 1000px width max, 800px height max
  1. Click on the “Attachments” button (the paperclip) in the message reply box.
  2. Click on “Browse” and locate the picture in your computers files.
  3. Click on “Upload”. The picture will be listed in the “Current Attachments” section.
  4. Return to the message reply box. *The attachments do not show. To see them, you must have a minimum of one character typed into the message box, and use “Preview Post”
A visual tut for “Attachments” can be found HERE
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Posting Pictures By Hotlinking From LG Galleries

*Important* OL members have permission to hotlink from the Legolas Greenleaf galleries to post pictures to this forum. Hotlinking from other sites, unless it is your own or you have permission is not allowed.
  1. “Right click” on the picture you want and select “Properties” from the popup menu.
  2. “Right click” on the “Address (URL)” and “Select all”
  3. “Right click” on the “Address (URL)” again and “Copy” it.
  4. Open a message reply box and click on the “Insert Image” button.
  5. “Paste” the “Address (URL)” into the popup box and click on “OK”. *Remove or paste over the extra http:// that is in the box when opened or the code will not work.
  6. “Preview Post” to make sure the code works.
OR
  • 4. “Paste” the “Address (URL)” directly into the message reply box.
  • 5. Put [IMG] in front of it and [/IMG] after it. [IMG]*ADDRESS (URL)*[/IMG]
  • 6. “Preview Post” to make sure the code works.

A visual tut for “Hotlinking from the LG galleries can be found HERE
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Posting Clickable Thumbnails Hotlinked From LG Galleries

*Important* OL members have permission to hotlink from the Legolas Greenleaf galleries to post pictures to this forum. Hotlinking from other sites, unless it is your own or you have permission is not allowed.
  1. Have two windows or tabs open. One with the picture you want and one with an OL message reply box.
  2. “Right click” on the full size version of the picture and select “Properties”
  3. “Right click” on the “Address (URL)” and “Select all”
  4. “Right click” on the “Address (URL)” again and “Copy” it.
  5. In the OL message reply box, click on the “Insert Link” button.
  6. “Paste” the “Address (URL)” into the popup box and click on “OK”. *Remove or paste over the extra http:// that is in the box when opened or the code will not work.

    The link code will now be in your message box with a highlighted area. The next steps will place the thumbnail address into that area. Leave it highlighted until the steps are completed.

  7. Go back to the gallery and “Right click” on the thumbnail version of the picture and select “Properties”
  8. “Right click” on the “Address (URL)” and “Select all”
  9. “Right click” on the “Address (URL)” again and “Copy” it.
  10. In the OL message reply box, click on the “Insert Image” button.
  11. “Paste” the “Address (URL)” into the popup box and click on “OK”. *Remove or paste over the extra http:// that is in the box when opened or the code will not work.

    You should have: [ URL=” *address of the full size pic* ”][IMG] *address of the thumbnail* [/IMG][/URL ] with no extra spaces.

  12. “Preview Post” and click on the thumbnail to make sure the code works.

A visual tut for “Clickable thumbnails Hotlinked from the LG galleries can be found HERE
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