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#351 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:42

Again, I use postimage.  It seems to work fine for me.  Here is a link to the website:

 

http://postimage.org

 

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#352 275 GTB-4

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:25

Ah! There have been several reports of problems posting pics with IE 11. Plus of course the current security hole. Perhaps it's time to change your browser? Firefox works fine for me. Others swear by Chrome.


I'm using Windoze 7 Home Premium, IE11 and Photobucket with no problems other than the very annoying Light Switch bug.

#353 GreenMachine

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:24

I have now sorted the problem as far as images are concerned.

 

I just use the code [I m g] paste link [/ I m g] (without the spaces in the square brackets), and copy the link straight out of the 'share' in Smugmug.  The routine provided by the undevelopers is a dead loss, don't get me started .... :mad:  and the light switch works sometimes for quotes, sometimes not, sometimes the smillies are available sometimes not ....

 

:down: :down: :down:

 

(I hope I have described it right, please correct me if necessary)


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#354 SJ Lambert

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:32

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By jove Vince, I think you've got me back up & running!


Ta very much!

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:45

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take two...



#356 Geoff Smedley

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:36

http://postimg.org/image/vbxcmtltn/ Built this system in 1963 for the 2,5 FPF Climax which produced a satisfying gain in HP and better still the torque figures rose substantially proving that positive drive is far better than dizzy drive from the camshaft due to cam and gear windup at high revs. This system of two magnetos We used this system on the Youl T55 Cooper with much success being able to outpace the 2.7 liter engines in many cases. Hopefully a picture is attached as the process mind boggling.

#357 mouserat159

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:46

to night I tried to post a picture on the forum using image shack but a message came back saying error could not upload on to a free account I have posted lots of images before with no problems any suggestions would be appreciated

Thanks

#358 Vitesse2

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:37

ImageShack no longer offer anonymous hosting and, since they changed their terms, if you previously had a free account with them, as soon as you access it there is a thirty-day countdown - after which you can no longer use it without paying. They won't (deliberately) delete your images, but they are essentially 'frozen'.

 

Postimage still offers anonymous hosting and is very easy to use.



#359 mouserat159

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 04:19

ImageShack no longer offer anonymous hosting and, since they changed their terms, if you previously had a free account with them, as soon as you access it there is a thirty-day countdown - after which you can no longer use it without paying. They won't (deliberately) delete your images, but they are essentially 'frozen'.
 
Postimage still offers anonymous hosting and is very easy to use.


Thanks for your help Vitesse2 I will have a look at Postimgae

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:53

Hello Viesse2, I have signed up to Postimage, now I am going to try to place a photo here. this was taken at Sandown when Moss & Fangio visited. Do you know how many photos I can post using Postimage before it blocks me like ImageShack did?

PICT0656.jpg

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#361 Vitesse2

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:40

There seem to be no restrictions. But since ImageShack went down the pay route some other free storage providers have quietly changed their terms, so I suppose there are no guarantees. Dropbox, who I have previously recommended, have now introduced a fee to create a public folder.



#362 mouserat159

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:18

Thanks again Vitesse2 for your help. I have a few old slides which I'm currently scanning and I will now be able to post them. Just got to get them bigger

There seem to be no restrictions. But since ImageShack went down the pay route some other free storage providers have quietly changed their terms, so I suppose there are no guarantees. Dropbox, who I have previously recommended, have now introduced a fee to create a public folder.



#363 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:31

Don't neglect the fact that most ISPs in Australia give you webspace with your internet account...

It's not as simple to upload, but at least it's yours and available. Talk to your ISP about it.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 13:11

Having not uploaded pictures on this forum, I carefully read the posting instructions as there are some different uploading policies for various forums (shouldn't say fora.

 

I noted that the recommended maximum size had been quoted as 800 pixels wide. Is this limit still in force? (A lot of formulas now use 1280 pixels wide)?

 

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#365 willy.henderickx

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 13:13

I have also a small remark. It had been said, that every time you open and close a jpeg.file you increase the compression. Be 



#366 willy.henderickx

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 13:15

Bearing in mind that in this case, you could note open a jpeg file from a CD or DVD, I raised the question on a British forum. The answer from pro was that you don't damage a jpeg.file by closing it but only when you save as...

 

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#367 Vitesse2

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 14:15

Having not uploaded pictures on this forum, I carefully read the posting instructions as there are some different uploading policies for various forums (shouldn't say fora.

 

I noted that the recommended maximum size had been quoted as 800 pixels wide. Is this limit still in force? (A lot of formulas now use 1280 pixels wide)?

 

I h

No, you can now ignore that. In the past the software was unable to cope with over-sized images and on small screens they would over-run to the right. The current software will now resize images to fit the user's screen. Clicking on the image opens it in a separate popup in the original size. You can further refine this by clicking on 'save' at the bottom right of that popup: this will open the image in a new tab or window - depending on your settings - so that you can further zoom it in or out using Ctrl +/-.



#368 willy.henderickx

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 14:23

Thks for the early reply

 

Fine. I am now scanning photographs taken over more than fifty years. A lot of aircraft, but also motor bracing events from 1960 till 9th Grand Prix historique de Monaco (Fortunately since 2005, there already digital)

 

It is boring, so I grab a ledger at random and go thru it.

 

You will see some in the next few months.

 

Willy



#369 mouserat159

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:24

I am looking forward to seeing all of your photographs Willy

#370 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:00

Willy, you might benefit from using Irfanview...

It has a lot of really good features including one to change the jpeg compression.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:36

Ray,

 

I am on Mac OS.X something. Would Irfanview work or is it for PC users only?

 

Willy



#372 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 19:58

I tried to download Irfanview for someone with a Mac yesterday...

It didn't work. Sorry. Do you have another computer with Windows on it to pre-process stuff before transferring to the Mac?

#373 willy.henderickx

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 20:25

Ray,

 

I have a laptop running on Windows 7, the worst so far (I, have been told that Windows 8 is even worst, difficult not believe) . The main problem lays with the screen which renders a blueish hue.Hence, it is not possible to do anything for the color setting. 

 

Nevertheless, I will see what I could do and let nyou. 



#374 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:39

I use it all right with Windows 7 on a laptop...

Maybe the hue is in the brand of computer?

#375 willy.henderickx

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:58

Toshiba

 

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#376 Gary C

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:05

OK lads, my first test using postimage:  http://postimg.org/image/medqe02jv/



#377 Gary C

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:08

well, that's given me a link, will this provide me with a photo, I wonder? ....   http://postimg.org/i...7ryln/94b2e66d/



#378 Gary C

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:08

OK...................so how do I make postimage give me a small image within my post and not just a link??



#379 Gary C

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:09

ah......I'm now wondering if that'll do it:   Staines_today_smallc.jpg



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:09

excellent --  success !   Thank you one and all



#381 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:15

I have managed to get Post Image to work for me, and I am a technophobe. I have signed up [ for free] with Post Image.

Though a few things. Do not try to upload more than about 3 pics at a time to them. Or it just freezes half way. Most of my pics are about 800kb.

To get pics onto this site get a 'Reply to Topic' , use the image icon and click on that. Then go to Post Image 'My Images' page, and click on show codes. Then right click on direct link, copy then go back to TNF and left click in the box and 'paste'  And you should have a pic on TNF. 

I cannot work out to add text, I tried to do it on Post Image and to edit on TNF. I guess it is doable, but beyond my simple skills.

I hope others can make use of this. There is millions of pics out there for most subjects on here.



#382 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:35

You need Irfanview, Lee...

800kb photos have to be reduced for web use. Download Irfanview and have a play with it, you can make your photos much better.

I'll have a look at Post Image and see if I can work out your problems with it.

#383 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:46

1014postimagetestpost.jpg

Oh yeah, I deleted the stuff you don't need. I copied and pasted just the image code stuff, you then just place that within your post, you don't have to worry about the forum image codes at all.

#384 wenoopy

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:21

Post Image has a facility for resizing pictures, just a drop-down menu where you can choose any size between 'avatar' and 21 inch monitor. I usually choose 640x480('for message boards') althought 800x600 would probably fit. I presume this operates on the upload to Postimage, anyway I don't seem to have problems with it.

 

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 02:58

I have posted on here before using ImageShack and due to changes there I had to buy a subscription to continue using it. Now I am unable to post images from there, I keep getting a message that I can't use that extension on this community. What am I doing wrong?



#386 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:34

What's the extension?

That would be either .jpg or .gif if things are okay.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:25

When I tried using postimage I had partial success. I got as far as uploading the picture. Up came a screen showing various links to my picture and offering several options, all to be copied to my clipboard (and, I infer, then to be pasted into wherever I wish to use them).  The first option is labelled 'direct link' and when I copy and paste I get this:

 

http://s18.postimg.o...ax/13112301.jpg

 

The second option is labelled 'Thumbnail for foroums (1) and when I copy and paste I get this:

 

13112301.jpg

 

and the third option is labelled 'Thumbnail for Forums (2)' and when I copy and paste I get this:

 

13112301.jpg.

 

The fourth option is labelled 'Hot link for Forums (1)' and when I copy and paste I get this:

 

13112301.jpg
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#388 Mal9444

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:26

So why no thumbnails? What am I not doing, or doing wrong?



#389 Mal9444

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:56

So why no thumbnails? What am I not doing, or doing wrong?

Aha and oh goodness me! When I first posted this (and tried to use those self-same copied-and-pasted links in another thread elsewhere in TNF) all I got was empty space. So I went away and browsed elsewhere on the forum. Then I came back here to see if anyone might have replied to my question and - blow me! - there were the thumbnails and even the full-size picture.

 

Evidently it's a case of go away and then comeback!



#390 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:05

It's yet another quirk of the software, Mal. If you think you've done everything right but your pictures don't initially appear, refresh the page and they should show up.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:19

It's yet another quirk of the software, Mal. If you think you've done everything right but your pictures don't initially appear, refresh the page and they should show up.

Thank yo. Seem to have cracked it now.  :up:



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:44

A heads up regarding posting images from free image hosting sites.

 

These picture hosting sites often generate a link to their own site by default when they generate the link to your photo. You can tell by looking at the HTML code generated, and it will look a bit like this: [url =][ img] Photo.jpg [/ img][/ url].

 

If you look at Mal9444's post above (387), the image is accompanied with a spammy link to their site.

 

Please copy "Photo.jpg" (direct link) without the residual "[ url][ img]" code. You can then post it to the forum using the image function. This then prevents the forum's spam filters from being confused by all these excess links to their site.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:28



A heads up regarding posting images from free image hosting sites.

 

These picture hosting sites often generate a link to their own site by default when they generate the link to your photo. You can tell by looking at the HTML code generated, and it will look a bit like this: [url =][ img] Photo.jpg [/ img][/ url].

 

If you look at Mal9444's post above (387), the image is accompanied with a spammy link to their site.

 

Please copy "Photo.jpg" (direct link) without the residual "[ url][ img]" code. You can then post it to the forum using the image function. This then prevents the forum's spam filters from being confused by all these excess links to their site.

Sorry - not sure I understand this.

 

This is what postimage.org offers me as "Thumbnail for Forums (1)"

url=http://postimg.org/image/9zyynk4ql/ and then it has a square bracket and "/url" and another square bracket at the end. The line of code does not show in final post - only the thumbnail.

 

 

 

2slrs002.jpg

 

And this is what it offers me as "Link"

http://postimg.org/image/9zyynk4ql/

 

which does not show any thumbnail in the post so to see the picture one has to click on the link.

 

Which should I use, or should I be deleting something in the actual line of code?

 

 

Edit: I have just checked a couple of my other posts in Racing Collectables where I have used the Thumbnail for Forums link, and there is no "spammy link" that I can see, just the thumbnails.  http://forums.autosp...-7#entry7029841


Edited by Mal9444, 04 February 2015 - 11:38.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:06

Photo hosting services always offer a "direct link" which will end with an image extension like .jpg. Select this then paste it into the forum using the image function. I've attached a guide below.

 

Otherwise, it seems "thumbnail for forums" is also perfectly fine, in which case you don't need to do anything, but "hot link for forums" generates the spammy link. All these differences is why I recommend the simplicity of "direct link."

 

This new forum software has a few quirks, so when you actually make the post the image might not be visible until you refresh the page, but it will have worked.

 

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#395 Mal9444

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:29

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:32

Oh wow! Using the above method the image is so large that there was no room to type any text in the reply box. And I'm not sure that a huge image like that is any sort of an improvement on a thumbnail.

 

Think I'll stick to the method I've been using, thanks.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 21:32

Oh wow! Using the above method the image is so large that there was no room to type any text in the reply box. And I'm not sure that a huge image like that is any sort of an improvement on a thumbnail.

 

Think I'll stick to the method I've been using, thanks.

Mal - if it's an image which is that big, just click on 'More Reply Options'. That will take you to the advanced reply screen. The image will display both above and in the reply box, which will have a scroll bar at the bottom. Scroll across to the right, click on the far right of the box to make sure your cursor is in the right place and press return a couple of times. That should give you the space to add your reply below it.

 

Note that if you've been in the advanced reply screen it may seem that your image has not worked when you press reply. If that happens, just refresh the page and it will show up. In any case the software will automatically resize it to fit whatever size of screen the viewer is using.



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:28

This one is easier...........

http://tinypic.com/



#399 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:22

Tinypic is okay for something you want people to see for a day or two...

But inevitably these images are gone within a short time. Post Image is way better, not to mention easy as anything.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:23

How do I insert this image into the Vanwall thread on this forum? Please excuse the question as this is my first attempt

 

I've just posted some pictures on Facebook, it was so easy, why is it still so difficult here, at least for IT illiterates like me.?