View Full Version : how to add photos

02-03-2011, 12:40 AM
i feel like such a noob but i cant figure out how to upload photos i want to post some pics of my tanks

02-03-2011, 12:45 AM
First upload to a site like Photobucket and then post the image link here, is the easiest way

02-03-2011, 12:47 AM
i see.....what if i dont have photobucket? like how can i do it from my comp none of my pics are online there just saved to the comp....

02-03-2011, 12:54 AM
If you click on "New Thread" or "reply" and scroll down below the message box, you will see an option "Attach files". Click on "Manage Attachments", and a box will pop up, where you can browse for any photo on your computer, then upload it, but it has to be under a certain size.

02-03-2011, 12:56 AM
thank you very much!

02-03-2011, 12:57 AM
You are welcome. Looking forward to your tank shots. thumbs2:

02-03-2011, 01:08 AM
ahhhh it keeps saying files failed?
i think im jus gonna make a photobucket account and ill try it that way

02-03-2011, 01:12 AM
Maybe your picture is too large? I got an error before as well, because I was a few kb over the limit.

02-03-2011, 01:16 AM
o how do u make them smaller?
...im not good with comps if you cant tell lol

02-03-2011, 01:19 AM
Lol, I feel your pain. I use photoshop, because I work with photos quite a bit, but you can google something like "free photo cropping". There are a few very simple online tools for re-sizing available. Good Luck!

02-03-2011, 01:20 AM
ok thanks ill be back in a bit hopefuly with some pics to show every one

02-03-2011, 08:30 AM
This forum won't allow you to upload any pic larger than 273 kilobytes, so you have to bring down the size. If you are using windows, resizing is really easy. Open the pic with paint and hit ctrl 'w', which brings up the 'stretch/skew' window. There will be 2 boxes available for editing, which you can cut down, or increase, the size of your picture. Just keep in mind that what you are entering into these boxes are percentages. Keep playing around with that until you figure out the correct range, but if it's not right, hit undo, don't just enlarge it because you lose a lot of quality when you make that transition. My pic files are usually pretty big so I cut them down 20% and it gives me a file ~230kb, generally. I really dislike how small this forum forces you to cut down the size of your photo to share it, but oh well. Good luck with it.