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#1483617 - 01/01/2019 20:55 POSTIMAGE - step by step guide.
EddyG Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 19/12/2008
Posts: 5389
Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Ok I have had a few forumites ask me how to upload an image or three and I have always been happy to help out and I have said in the past I will do a step by step guide one day. So here goes!!

There are many hosting sites out there, the one I use mainly is Flickr and occasionally Imgur and Postimage. I'm sure if you Google picture hosting sites, there would be literally hundreds of them, 500px, Drobox, TinyPic and Google pictures just to name a few.
Today we are going to use Postimage as I think its one of the easiest to use.

Step 1
Google Postimage and you should come up with this page below, the layout is very similar if your using a PC or mobile device.


Step 2
Top right hand side log in or sign up. All it requires is is an email address and a password, less than two minutes and your well on your way to posting images.

Step 3
Uploading a photo, it doesn't matter if your uploading from a computer or your mobile device. Click on Upload top left hand side and select the image you would like to post or click Choose images in the middle of screen. See image below. It also gives you an option (drop down box) on what size you would like your image to be. I generally select 800 X 600. That should fit in with Weatherzone guidelines.


Step 4
Select an image, just click on the image you would like to post.



Step 5
Click on share on top left of image, It will give you eight options. see image below



Step 6
Select Hotlink for Forums or even Thumbnails for Forums. Copy and paste the link into the Weatherzone forum and post away.


I hope this step by step guide helps and if not just PM me and I will be more than happy to help out.
cheers
Ed


Edited by EddyG (01/01/2019 21:05)
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#1483635 - 01/01/2019 23:14 Re: POSTIMAGE - step by step guide. [Re: EddyG]
bundybear Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2010
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Loc: Between Bundy and Gladstone
Originally Posted By: EddyG
Ok I have had a few forumites ask me how to upload an image or three and I have always been happy to help out and I have said in the past I will do a step by step guide one day. So here goes!!



Thank you. That was so easy. smile

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#1484079 - 04/01/2019 19:45 Re: POSTIMAGE - step by step guide. [Re: bundybear]
EddyG Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2008
Posts: 5389
Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Originally Posted By: bundybear
Originally Posted By: EddyG
Ok I have had a few forumites ask me how to upload an image or three and I have always been happy to help out and I have said in the past I will do a step by step guide one day. So here goes!!



Thank you. That was so easy. smile


Thanks bundybear
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#1485143 - 11/01/2019 19:29 Re: POSTIMAGE - step by step guide. [Re: EddyG]
Surly Bond Offline
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Registered: 23/08/2003
Posts: 2162
Loc: Manilla, near Tamworth NSW
Thanks, EddyG. I am sure that will be very helpful.
You mention "hundreds" of image hosting sites. I wonder whether thare are warning signs when an image hosting site gets corrupted, as Photobucket did. It was so overwhelmed with very nasty spam that one could not even retreive ones own images as the company suggested.
I used to have a signature image below the name "Surly Bond" but it is no longer accessible to me. I leave the place-holder "Click for Photos" there as a protest about Photobucket's unethical behaviour.
Now that my blog allows me to host my own images, I am free of all that hassle.
You suggest an 800 x 600 pixel size. I have never tried an 800 height, but I think the 600 width is the limit on weatherzone forums, and it may be advisable to use a width of only 570 pixels.
I found that your example pages are "live" which was a bit unnerving.
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#1485576 - 16/01/2019 07:47 Re: POSTIMAGE - step by step guide. [Re: EddyG]
Kangaroo Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 28/02/2007
Posts: 126
Loc: Berowra, Sydney
Easy as. Thank you



Edited by Kangaroo (16/01/2019 07:49)

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#1485577 - 16/01/2019 08:12 Re: POSTIMAGE - step by step guide. [Re: EddyG]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
Posts: 4862
Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
A very useful guide Eddy.

Re size, I find 640 x 480 (for message boards) a good fit. You can always preview your posts before submitting to see how the picture looks.

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#1485602 - 16/01/2019 10:57 Re: POSTIMAGE - step by step guide. [Re: Surly Bond]
EddyG Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 19/12/2008
Posts: 5389
Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Thanks Guys.

Surly, I used to have a photobucket account too, but I stopped using PB long before it became a pay per use thing. One thing I always do with any photo hosting site, is to make sure I keep an original photo backed up on a USB drive or external hard drive.
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2019 YTD - 60.8mm
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#1485608 - 16/01/2019 11:39 Re: POSTIMAGE - step by step guide. [Re: EddyG]
jackwilliam Offline
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Registered: 23/03/2012
Posts: 35
Loc: Kellyville
Cheers for that Eddy.

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