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Old Feb 21, 2004, 10:19 AM   #1
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This thread is here for new users and old. It contains the basic forum rules and intructions. There is also help here for posting images. Please read this before you ask any questions. If you do have a question can you please ask it by replying to this thread. Once your question has been answered and it is clear that you understand the information will be added to what is already here and your posts in this thread deleted to keep it tidy.
Above each post is a link to that specific post. Should you ever want to direct someone to that individual post copy and poste that link.

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(1) Resize your photos to fit the computer screen, trying to keep them at or under 800 pixels wide or 500 pixels high.

(2) To post your photo, surround the URL with the [Img][/Img] tags. Example:
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(3) Place your photo in a brand-new thread (click New Post button). Do NOT post your photo within another person's thread. It's confusing, but it's also equivalent to barging in on someone else's conversation and taking over. Photos posted uninvited within someone else's thread will be deleted.

(4) In the subject line, put the name of the challenge first, and, if you wish, follow the name by anything else you choose.
Example:
"Challenge Name: my great picture"

(5) Once a new challenge opens, the previous week's challenge will close.

(6) Remember, not only is this not a competition, but there are all ranges of abilities represented in these forums. Think about this when commenting on photos, tailoring your constructive criticism with that in mind. If you're on the receiving end of such constructive criticism, try not to be offended. Someone is lending you a helping hand.

(7) Now and then, our fingers outrun our brains. Remember that, once we post our words, everyone can see them. Constructive criticism of photos is fine; criticism of a person is not. Take it off-line.
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Old Dec 19, 2004, 3:52 PM   #2
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There are only two ways to post here. The first is to upload your images to this website and the second is to upload them to another and link to them.


Uploading your images to this site
For this I will be using images when needed. In all but one case I will be showing images of both skins (things which change the appearance of the forum).


1. Enter the forum which relates to your photograph.

2. Click on New Topic on the right of the screen.

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3. When this page has loaded scroll down (if you need to) until you find a small button in the centre of the screen marked choose. Click this button.

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4. A box will pop up. Use this box to browse your computer until you find the photo which you wish to show us. Then click on open. The box will close.

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5. The blank box to the left of the choose button should now contain text. Click on Send below and to the right of the choose button.

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6. The page should now change and you will be taken to your post. You image will have uploaded. It may take a while to change. It depends on your connection speed and the size of the image. Please be patient.

Things to bear in mind
Images must be under 250kb is size. They will not upload otherwise.
If an image is bigger (dimensionally) that a certain size the image will not show up in your post. Instead a link to the image will be shown in your post. (I am not aware of the rules to this, can someone please let me know?)
You can still preview your image and post by clicking Preview instead of Send. If you do so the image will upload (again. please be patient). Take note, it will not show up in the previewed post. Instead you will see a link which you can click to preview the image.
You can only post one image at a time. If you wish to upload multiple images you will need to Reply to your post.
People not registered to this forum cannot see the images which you upload to this forum.
You can delete your images from this website at any time but clicking on the edit button on your post, scrolling to the bottom of the new page, ticking the box to the left of Delete attachment and then clicking send.
You can upload an image after posting by clicking on Edit and following the above guide from number 3 onwards.
You can delete and edit your attachment as many times as you wish.


Linking to images hosted on other website
This involves you uploading an image to a website, copying its address then posting the link on here. It is called hot linking[/u] and is not allowed on some website. There are dedicated places which are free and designed for just this purpose. You can find some underneath this post. Each website should tell you how to upload to them.
You have probably read the above text and seen the images. I will trust you know your way around the forum by now. I will still use images, but only using the Shades Skin (the black one). Internet Explore was used. I will be using this forums logo as the example image.

1. Find the image which you have upload and right click on it. A box will pop up, select properties and another box will pop up.

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2. In the centre of this box you will find a line marked Address (ULR). this is the address of the image. Click three times on the address itself (which will start with http://) until it goes blue, right click and select copy.

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3. Enter the appropriate forum for your image, click on New Topic on the right and a different window will be shown to you. You will see a line of small grey images in the centre on the screen. Click on the one which looks like a white box with three different coloured balls. Some text should appear in the box which you type your post in. Click in between the two ]['s, right click and left click on paste. You should now have entered your image address between the ]['s and it should look like this.

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4. You can now type you text (if you have not already) and click on send, or just click on send. You can also repeat the process again, posting as many images as you like. If you do post more than one image or post an image after text, please press return before the first [img] of each image. Otherwise your post can look odd and images can be stuck together in a long line. Forcing people to scroll left and right to read your post and any other replies.

There are no restrictions on image size or dimensions. Although this is nice please do not post images that are very large or lots of images in one post. Not all people have fast connections and if your post is taking a long time to load people may give up. If you want to post lots of images, then why not post one or two to show people what they're about then the links to the rest?

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http://fotopic.net/ - 250MB of space, ftp upload and images are reduced in size (and therefore quality) when uploaded. All images are converted to jpg.

http://photobucket.com - 25mb storage - 250kb image size - jpg, bmp, png, gif and swf


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We now have a daily posting limit of two postings per day and a maximum of two photos per posting.

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Although we have been trying to enforce this rule verbally, I think it is time to put it into writing.

In this forum, we want to see the results of you and your camera working together. We are not interested in what kind of art you can create with your editor. In other words, the only post-processing we want to see is the following:
  • Sharpness adjustments[/*]
  • Contrast adjustments[/*]
  • Brightness adjustments[/*]
  • Color balance (white balance) adjustments[/*]
  • Cropping[/*]
  • Conversion to BW or Sepia (Both are possible in darkroom)
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If you want to do any other artistic renderings with your editor, may we suggest the "Digital Art" forum which is just a couple "doors" up the street in the "Post Your Photos" index.

Thanks for participating.

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