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Old May 3, 2015, 6:21 PM   #1
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I like to look out the office window from time to time, and i often notice how the cars below look like toys. So, i brought my camera to the office, and snapped three photos after playing with the zoom a little.

I wasn't trying to capture anything in particular other than the toy car look. Though, taking a picture through a closed window (not openable) is obviously not the best setup.



What's the best way to post images here? There are so many choices about image hosts, thumbnail size, posting the raw image or edited.
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Old May 4, 2015, 9:59 PM   #2
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What's the best way to post images here? There are so many choices about image hosts, thumbnail size, posting the raw image or edited.
I upload edited and resized images to Photobucket.com fisrt and then add a link to the posting. Re. size, 900 pixels wide is quite sufficient. I upload anywhere from 900 pixels wide to 1200 pixels wide.

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Picture files that are saved in RAW format and posted might not be viewable on the forum.

Better saved in JPG format and include the exif saved to the picture so that others might see

how the shot was taken before it was initially edited

A link to a larger file either click-able in the photo or separately, 'optionally' could be used to provide more info, or could reasonably be used to edit/adjust by other members.

Small thumbnails posted on their own or photo's without exif don't provide enough info to form an opinion.
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What's exif?

The thumbnails i provided (from a google-found image host) are much smaller than the others i see here. Is the larger size preferred?

@Wingman i'm going to have to take a closer look at that and see how easy it is to use then. I'm only using the one i found because it was the top link and really easy.
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Iexif or exif photo information looks like this when Opanda is used eg.



http://opanda.com/index.html

There are other Iexif viewers available if you Google for them

How to View the Metadata in an Image Online (EXIF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtJMZt_xePk

A large thumbnail looks better on the page than a postage stamp one
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Thanx for the info. I appreciate it.

Oh, Advanced reply allows attaching files. Who knew?
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If you uplink a photo directly from your computer to the forums, if the photo is too large (either in pixels, or file size), the forum software will resize it to fit, but in doing, will reduce the sharpness somewhat, and will strip the Exif data.
There is a good thread on posting photos here:http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ge...oto-forum.html
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That thread is says to use the attach button! So confusing.

I'm going to have to take some more pictures and try a website or two.
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If you use the 'manage attachments' button, you can upload directly from your computer. It takes a couple more steps than linking to a web hosting site, but if you consider the steps to upload to a site which have to come first, it really isn't any more difficult.
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Oh! i just re-read your previous post. I need to make sure the board does not resize the image. Meaning, i might have to resize it first (both for file size and image size). But in that case, use a tool that retains exif data. The attachment popup has a listing of upper limits.

The only reason i should use an online service, is when i want to keep the original size but show a smaller thumbnail here.

Did i get it this time?
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