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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 05:56 PM
Because there are new members still not finding the how to add photos here. Updated for 2017


We can help! Here's the step by step using one of the photo hosting sites 'Photobucket.com':

UPDATED JAN. 2017


There are many photo hosting sites, Photobucket.com is one used by many here, it is free for basic membership and very cheap for advanced.

* Create an album for your trip or subject on Photobucket.

* Click Upload to transfer photos from your PC folder to your Photobucket album.

* Click on the gear symbol on the right corner of the box you see on the screen...






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Blue arrow: click the gear symbol to set the upload size.
Red arrow: Make a unique album for each trip or subject of photos (rather than putting them all into your 'bucket').

When you click the gear symbol...



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Scroll down and see "Customize Upload Options" in blue, click on that!


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Click 800x600 for FULL SCREEN NOMAD pics
Click 640x480 for Large Nomad pics
Click 100x75 for Avatar pics
CLICK SAVE to Complete.
You can come back here and change the size anytime.



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Select the photos from your PC folder that you want to share on Nomad or other forums. Other forums may have built in width controls so the 800 limit is not critical as it still is here.


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Click on the IMG code that you see with each of the photos in your album and paste that onto Nomad, and double space between photo links. You can add any text with each photo, as well.


You may put many photos on a post, but it may be wise to not place an excessive number (over 20?) for slower Internet servers, as the photos take a long time to load on them.



[Edited on 1-7-2017 by David K]




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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 06:08 PM
ROO ROH !!


Thanks DK, Now I'm running out of excuses !! LOL ! :spingrin:.K&T:cool:

[Edited on 1-19-2013 by captkw]
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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 08:42 PM


There still should be a much easier way. I don't do well with directions nowadays. Very little patience.

Should just be an upload photo button and voila it pops up.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 08:58 PM


Doug (BajaNomad) is pretty busy but he will be upgrading someday. The upload photo feature here now only works for photos under 50 kb, and reducing photo file size is harder than using Photobucket plus you can upload several photos per post with Photobucket or other photo hosting sites.



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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 09:01 PM


This should read How to upload pictures from Photobucket. I already upload my pictures to Picassa and don't want to repeat the process. If anyone knows an easy way to upload from Picassa, I'd love to hear. In the meantime, I'll just pics to my albums.



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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 09:20 PM


You should be able to post your Picasa pics here. There should be links for posting on forums. The key is sizing them to 800 or less pixels when uploading. Otherwise why not just start using Photobucket, it's free?



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[*] posted on 1-18-2013 at 09:31 PM


It's a PITA having to upload photos to a hosting site to post them on this forum.

[Edited on 1-19-2013 by monoloco]
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[*] posted on 1-19-2013 at 05:49 PM


On the other hand it saves us from having to wade thru a bunch of bad photos.
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[*] posted on 1-20-2013 at 07:37 AM


Ok David, help a brother out...again. I edited a picture from 4320 X 3240 and 3.19mb to....791 x 594 and 291kb.
Am I in the neighborhood? Is this right?...I have failed so many times in the past I am shell shocked and afraid to fail again.
David, THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!....over the years. Ron
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[*] posted on 1-20-2013 at 07:49 AM


actually everyone that uses windows has a resizing program called "paint"

it degrades pictures

just resize until its under 50k
then upload

if you dont know what size it is just right-click the picture and hit properties
you will see the size
reduce it until it's below 50k

its pretty easy

[Edited on 1-20-2013 by Bob and Susan]

bnsize.jpg - 47kB




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[*] posted on 1-20-2013 at 08:20 AM


Test-Paint

Rio-Scorp Bay 2012.jpg - 43kB
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[*] posted on 1-20-2013 at 08:22 AM


I'v changed the pixels to 791 x 594...is the problem the 291kb? Thanks, Ron
P.S. Don't hate me for being an computer idiot!

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[*] posted on 1-20-2013 at 10:10 AM


Quote:
Originally posted by Ron_Perry
I'v changed the pixels to 791 x 594...is the problem the 291kb? Thanks, Ron
P.S. Don't hate me for being an computer idiot!

[Edited on 1-20-2013 by Ron_Perry]


Good Morning Ron,

Where are the photos hosted? If on Photobucket then use their resizing tool when uploading, and it only changes the visual size and not quality as the Paint method does (which also limits you to saving it on Nomad and allowing just one photo per post).

If you want to host the image on Nomad and show just one photo, then it must be reduced to less than 50kb. That can be a chore and you want to make sure you do that to a duplicate of your photo and not ruin the original.

If you want the photo to be higher quality, host it on another web site such as photobucket.com, choose the upload options feature to resize the photo to 800 pixels wide max. or best at 640 pixels wide. When you move your mouse over your photo (in your photobucket album), a pop up will appear with links to use. Pick the IMG link for posting on forums (BajaNomad, etc.).

Paste the image link here, where you type on Nomad, add a caption, double space between photo if you have more than one to show.

If the photo is on another web site and there is no pop up set of codes, then copy the image url which you can find with your mouse and the properties feature (the url begins with http:// and ends with .jpg or other code), come back to Nomad where you are posting a message and click the button above the message box that looks like a photo, this one:



and a pop up will appear where you insert your photo's url.

If it is on another website, then it is likely already sized to not distort the web site's page (ie. under 800 pixels wide, in the case of Baja Nomad). You don't need the photo button if your image is already tagged [img] and [/img], as is the case with Photobucket's IMG link for your photos.

Practice!:light:

[Edited on 1-20-2013 by David K]




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[*] posted on 1-20-2013 at 10:47 AM


davidk...kinda of advanced don't you think...

don't you think someone should walk BEFORE they run:o:o




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[*] posted on 1-20-2013 at 09:25 PM


The paint program was easy. Thanks for the heads up.
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Wanted to give it a try.
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[*] posted on 1-21-2013 at 09:56 AM


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Originally posted by David K
Excellent Photo and sized to 800 pixels... good job!


Thanks David, believe me if I can do it anyone can do it.
FYI- There is a newer version of Phototbucket if someone is new to that site but theres also a option on the main page allowing you to go to the "original version" which is like yours and McFez's explaination. Its near the top small print in blue.
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[*] posted on 1-23-2013 at 10:27 PM
Good info post David


However...................

If you the user is still at a lost how to post a picture......

Email it to deno@gigo.com (that's me)

I will re-size it for you ....or post it for you

All charges will be sent to DENNIS ;)




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[*] posted on 1-24-2013 at 08:00 AM


The following image is in one of my Picasa albums. When viewing the photo in your album select:

Link to this photo

The size you want (this is 800 pixels)

The image only checkbox

Copy the "Embed image" URL to your Baja Nomad post.

Add [ img ] to the front and [ /img ] to the end, without the spaces.



I would bet all the major cloud based photo sharing applications have this functionality. The important aspect is to get the URL that has the jpg or gif extension so it displays using the BB markup codes used by Baja Nomad. I don't know if the png extension works here.

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[*] posted on 1-24-2013 at 08:15 AM


For those who haven't used graphics editors before and want to, I recommend the following software. I've been using it for about 15 years, professionally before I retired. It has all the functions you need and is inexpensive. Good software IMHO

Paint Shop Pro




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