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Old Jan 7, 2007, 5:50 AM   #1
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Probably something a lot of you know about already, but you can point directly to images that you have on your own site using the code below but obviously modified to point to your location.

Previously, I'd uploaded to Image Socket.

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Old Jan 7, 2007, 6:43 AM   #2
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You sure can. Click on the insert image icon in the message box, that's the one with 1 red and 2 blue balls.

When you get the small window to enter the url of the image, enter the url and make sure you include
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http://www.ramblersmalta.jointcomms.com/images/orchid.jpg
links to the following image.




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Old Jan 7, 2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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Yep - I have my own website and host all my images there in a section I named gallary (images is also a good name). The best way to be sure you have it right is type the address in the address bar of your browser and if the picture comes up, copy the URL and past it into the img box in this forum. Be sure you only have http//: once or erase the part that the img box puts in and paste your exact URL. After you post the image just hit return and then the imgicon again to put in another picture in the same post. Many ISP's provide webspace now in the price, so why not use it. The method in the post above shows what it would look like if you stored it in an images folder, pretty simple- Bruce
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Old Jan 8, 2007, 7:00 AM   #4
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Here's more...if for example you were to post from your own it would look like this.



And the code would look like this

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http://82.110.105.20/iwcam.co.uk/ldcam/2006Walks/061228-Lonsties/IMGP7534.jpg
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Old Jan 8, 2007, 9:22 AM   #5
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I'd previously overlooked inserting an image bydirect link but a point also worth mentioning, is that uploading this way, you're not limited to 250k image size which would allow higher quality images to be posted when required for comparison purposes.
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 5:18 AM   #6
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i use the insert image button too
i have 2 web pages open
one is my site and one this forum
i right click my image and choose show picture
select and copy the url
then paste it into the the image button box
and presto

sometimes i get it wrong though and paste the page url not the picture url
then i get blank
i have done that a few times and wonderd why my pic didnt show
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 5:39 AM   #7
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Glad you were able to edit and post but would like to make a suggestion or two.

Limit the size of the image to 800 px across and if you need to show the full image link to it like you did in the first post.

If you need to mind the bandwidth usage, make the resolution of your image to 1ppi.
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 5:55 AM   #8
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The point of image hosts are so you dont have to waste your (possible expensive and limited) bandwith on popular forums that may be seen by many people.

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If you need to mind the bandwidth usage, make the resolution of your image to 1ppi.
this will do nothing, for the filesize of the image. DPI (or PPI) does not affect the image at all, it is only a number that is set in the file of the image that tells a printer how many dots per inch to print. A 700 pixel wide image at 72 DPI is exaclty the same image as one that is 700 pixels wide at 1 DPI.
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 6:38 AM   #9
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The point of image hosts are so you don't have to waste your (possible expensive and limited) bandwidth on popular forums that may be seen by many people.
Good point - worth remembering but with 100G bandwidth a single 1.5M image would have to be viewed 67 million times in one month for this to be exceeded which given the maximum number of views from any forum shouldn't be a problem.

Obviously, lower bandwidths would restrict the number of views in a given period.
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 4:28 PM   #10
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That is where free photo hosting sites that allow direct linking come it :G
Like Photobucket http://photobucket.com/
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