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#13893
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hi all -

Being new to this, I'm sure I'm missing some simple, but sneaky, step and it's preventing me from adding photos.

I go to the "Add Images" and "Browse" and choose ones from my folder. I try "preview" and nothing appears and the "Browse" window blanks out. I get no warning about image size being too large or anything.

Can anyone explain (no, "sum up") how to post pics? Or even give a hint on how to re-size (reduce) larger pics?

Thank you !!
- Mike
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#13894
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Testing...

Your images have to be stored online in order for them to be referenced and displayed in the post.

I don't know if there's a way to "upload" images from your computer to the forum. Maybe someone
else here knows about whether or not you can do that...

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#13895
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hi Myrthe,

yes you can upload images with that function that you probably allready found (it's only available in the
post reply section not in the quick post).

You select the number of photos you want to upload in the Image Upload section and then browse to the images.

Before doing so, you should ensure that limit requirements are met (each image must be less then 1600x1200 pixels and 512 KB). Then simply hit Submit.

As you already discovered, it seems that the Preview function does not show images. It is presumably because they must be uploaded before that could work, and well, then it's no longer a preview regarding the image. So Preview is only related to the text part. Also the upload can take some seconds until being finished, e.g. if many large pics are uploaded.

If you have to reduce image size before uploading, use a graphics program of your choice. Look out for a function like 'rescaling' or '(changing) image size'. If you don't have one and don't want to buy one I can recommend GIMP (again :D ) See www.gimp.org.

If you take shots with a digital camera and your only intention is to post it here, you may also just adjust the camera options to shoot images of an appropriate size. Unless you use a actual profi, semi-profi or other brandnew high-resolution model, where usually even the lowest resolutions are to big to be posted here, you can avoid the extra effort for downscaling.
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#13896
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Lonestar's methods work.
Personally, I use Corel Photo House for my re-scaling work.
That is for both pics to be posted and your avatar.

Dante's method is so that you can post pics within your message, not in the box Dwarven Forge presents.
This is a really cool method especially if you are trying to provide pics within a story you are telling us.

Both methods have their advantages.
Enjoy either way.
Best of luck.
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#13897
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thanks for the input, guys.

I have tried again to upload appropriately sized images and still nothing. Are you saying I need to find an on-line image-hosting site? I've never done that before? Where should I look?

Thanks again !!
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#13898
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Did you check the file format of the image?
I am not totally sure which formats work well. Presumably all with appropriate MIME types should work, but who knows.
We know at least that .jpg and .png seem to work. I think .gif should also work.

You only need an on-line-image-hosting site when you use the img-tag variant described above.
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#13899
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Wow--I totally missed the inline image capability. I thought you could only reference links to images online. I guess it makes sense though since avatars are uploaded to the DF server... Learn something new here everyday. ;-}~
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#13900
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thanks for the input, guys.

I have tried again to upload appropriately sized images and still nothing. Are you saying I need to find an on-line image-hosting site? I've never done that before? Where should I look?

Thanks again !!

Trying a test image... (I remember when they changed to this newer forum software, it took me a little while to figure out how to upload pics too...)

EDIT: Ok, it seems to work - I click browsed to my desktop, selected a funny pic, then clicked Sumbit...
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#13901
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Fu-Man;

Nothing about posting pics here, but I think I recognize Fluffy.
In fact, I think I once had to chase his nasty little butt off a gaming table - but it was too late. He'd already scattered half the DF and almost ALL the cardboard stuff.
And all because he was happy to see me!
His name was quickly changed (by his human) from Scamper to Mudd.
However, I wouldn't try to argue with him now; that was 3 years ago, and the last I heard, he was 28" at the shoulder, and almost outweighed his human! Still a lovable little monster, but HUGE!
Have YOU ever been kissed by a 75 lb. St. Bernard who is happy to see you? Wet and frightening!

See ya!

Jim (wiping my face in remembrance of Mudd)
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#13902
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Testing ...
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#13903
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thanks, Fu-Man Chu and everyone else !!

Odd, that's exactly what I did the other day and to no avail. Gotta love computers, right ? .... right?? ... helllooooooo .....

BTW, that's my dog Gweneviere (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) ... If I'm lucky, that will be my next incarnation !!!

Thanks, again !!

- Mike
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#13904
HELP ... I can't add photos 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
No problem Myrthe - I'm glad I could help!

And BTW, CUTE dog!!

I've got a Chow-chow mix myself... actually - I'll toss up his pic too!

Below is Choclate w/ my sister-in-law, and then Chocolate hoping for some food!

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