Photo Posting How To

rScotty

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I do not either, tho I have in the past. The danger is that if you do not pay for the hosting service, it can go away without any warning. Same with "free" web page hosting. My old ISP (Verizon) used to host my web page. Then they deleted it with any warning.

TBN has been the most reliable photo hosting service I have used, and I uploaded my first photos here over 15y ago.

How many pix have you uploaded to TBN, XFAXMAN?

I'll chime in here. Just counted the pics that TBN is holding for me on their site - they do that automaticaly. Num = 244.
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Well I just checked and it says 15,178. Those are not all photographs, some are snips like this one or drawings copied from an image search:

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So when i'm trying to upload pictures from my computer. Once i clock on choose files, and select a few pictures, it just shows "6 files" next to "choose files" in the Insert Image box. There's no button to upload or next etc.
 

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So when i'm trying to upload pictures from my computer. Once i clock on choose files, and select a few pictures, it just shows "6 files" next to "choose files" in the Insert Image box. There's no button to upload or next etc.
Click Upload Files, it doesn't look like a button, but it is.

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Click Upload Files, it doesn't look like a button, but it is.

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Yes I just wish that option was on PM instead of going through a photo server, that's the only way I can send a picture, unless I suppose I could post a picture on a thread first then take that picture and try to ship it over on a PM to jimmy crackcorn, but I dont like going around robin hoods barn.............
 

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I just wrote up a short and basic tutorial of how to Post Photos on TBN. I'll post it here and also in a separate thread. Please add or modify as needed.
rScotty.

Below is a real basic tutorial on how I attach photos to a message. TBN has a very sophisticated Attachment and File Upload Manager and it can be a bear to figure out the first time. So here is a very basic method; there are lots of nuances and tricks to be learned, but this will allow you to attach photos - or any type of file - to a TBN message.

1. To attach a photo to a message you have written in the Reply box, first write your message, and then go down to the bottom of the box where it gives three options: Post Quick Reply, Go Advanced, or Cancel.

2. Chose "Go Advanced", and you will see a box holding a Preview of your message looking just as it would be posted. You cannot edit your message in that box, but right beneath the Preview is another box labeled Your Message showing yet another copy of your same message but in a format which allows you to edit it. And most importantly, one of the editing things you can do now is you can attach photos or files to your message.

3. Now look a bit farther down the page beneath your edited message until you see an area labeled "Additional Options". To add a file or photo you first click on "Manage Attachments".

Clicking on "Manage Attachments" has opened yet another box called a "File Upload Manager". Look to the upper right corner where you will see a green circle with a plus sign in it that is labeled "Add Files". Click on this circle.

4. Yet another box opens! This one has the option to "Choose Files" which you now select by clicking on it. As soon as you do, it will automatically take you to the directory of your computer where you can then select whichever files or photos you want to include beneath your TBN message. Select one photo or file or as many as you want. Each one that is selected turns blue on my computer (a Mac). When you've selected all the photos you want, go to the bottom of the directory box that you are in where you have an option to "Cancel" or "Choose". Pick "Choose".

5. By picking "Choose" you got instantly transported back to the "File Upload Manager" where you were before, but notice that there is a slight difference: The sub box on the right top where you last selected "Choose Files is now open"...... That's all normal, but since you have already chosen the files you want, this time you click on "Upload".

6. When you clicked on "Upload", you will see a thumbnail size copy of the file you have selected automatically appear in the "File Upload Manager" in the lower left area labed "Attachments" .
You are almost done....just go over to the right and click on the box that says "Done".

7. After clicking "Done" you are now transported back to the original message you were going to post but if you go down the page and look under "Attachments" you will notice that the name of your file is included. If you now go over to the right of the page you will see a choice to either "Submit Reply" or "Preview Post". I use "Preview Post" which allows me to take a look at my reply just as it will appear, or edit it more, or even change/add more attachments.

8. If you like what you see, click on "Submit Reply" and your message with file/photo attached will appear in TBN.
If at any point in this process TBN chokes and gives you an error message I just ignore it and continue on to Preview Post again - which seems to somehow take care of the error.

9. For a discussion of more advanced posting methods, there is an ongoing TBN forum where there are other explanations and methods of attaching everything from Photos to Videos to your TBN posts. It is in the Community forum under sub-heading:
"Photos".
The complete URL is:
https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/...ml#post1220148

10. Hopefully this helps to get newcomers over the photo posting hump,
and may your tractor run perfectly forever !

Enjoy, rScotty
 

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Well I just checked and it says 15,178. Those are not all photographs, some are snips like this one or drawings copied from an image search:

Wow, I heard you were prolific, but...

My upload count is up to about 1500, which is pretty much all photos. The uploader facility also counts unique files, without repeats. So I have averaged about 100 photos uploaded per year.
 

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IMO any picture upload tutorial should include a paragraph on how to check the size of an image and explain that large images (byte wise) should be reduced before uploading to any site that is frequented by anyone with low bandwidth connections...(which in the case of TBN that is many)...

What really compounds the issue is when a post with several large images gets quoted and the responding member does not bother to remove the image attachment strings from the quoted text...so all the images have to load for the original and the reply with the quoted post...

Images viewed on a monitor or a phone only need to be about 800x 600 pixels for clear crisp images...

One of the easiest ways to reduce the size of an image is with 'Irfanview' (the best 100% free windows or apple software EVER) IrfanView - Official Homepage - One of the Most Popular Viewers Worldwide

simply open an image in Irfanview select "Image" > Resize/Resample image...make your selection on the new size (custom or preset selections) Then select File> Save As...

Get the plugins and Irfanview is one of the most powerful image editing applications out there...not to mention it is 100% free for individuals...
 
 
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