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Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby toprob » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:05 pm

When you click on the 'Add image to post' link to add a screenshot or photo to your post, your image is hosted by Postimage.org. This is a handy way to host images for the forum without having to store them on the NZFF server, or find another image host. But by default this displays a thumbnail of your image, rather than the actual full-sized image.

There are some options available to display the full-sized image, and I'll cover them here.

First, you can stick with the 'Add image to post' link, but edit the link yourself while you are posting. To do this:

After you've added your image, and the link appears in your post, click on 'preview' under the post;
When the preview appears, click on the thumbnail;
This will display the full-sized image on Postimage.org;
Underneath the image there are some links which look like this:

free image hosting | image search | show codes | report abuse or request deletion

Click on 'show codes';

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The second link is the one you want -- 'Direct Link' -- so click on the 'copy to clipboard' button;

Click the browser 'back' button to get back to your post;

Now delete the link which Postimage placed in your post;

Paste the proper link;

Select it, and click on the image button (highlighted below) to add the image tags;
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That's it, you can 'submit' your post.

The second method involves creating a Postimage account, and uploading your images yourself

Just go to Postimage.org and register;
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Once you have logged in, the screen changes a bit, adding a 'gallery name' entry so you can organise and sort your screenshots;

You can then browse to your screenshot, upload it, and you'll end up at the same screen as above, where you copy the 'direct link' to the clipboard;

Then go to NZFF, create a post, and paste the link into it, then add the image tags as above.

This way, you can browse your uploaded images any time, and grab links as required.

The third way is the way I use Postimage.

When you go to Postimage.org, you will see a link which says 'desktop app'. See the screenshot above. Download this app, and install it. This is a very nice screenshot manager, with a great set of features:

• Quick images sharing.
• Multiple image upload at once.
• Upload images via the right click context menu.
• The fastest way to do a customizable screenshot.
• Global hotkeys to activate screen capturing instantly.

I've just copied this from their site. By the way, I used this to upload and place all the images in this post, and I also used it to annotate the screenshot with the red highlighted circle. Very, very simple to do.

I just pressed 'prt scrn', drew a rectangle around the bit I wanted, then I get a number of buttons allowing me to edit (annotate in this case), upload, save, or copy. Once uploaded, a window lets me copy the link to the clipboard.
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Ian Warren » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:19 pm

That will seriously help many :) Great to have a link to direct them to .
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Fozzer » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:56 pm

I read all/most of that.... :rolleyes: ....

...I've got a headache now... :wacko: ...!

I cant absorb stuff nowadays!.... :lol: ...!

I must admit I'm a bit cheeky, I carefully size my pics (not too big!), and store them on the Sim V server....

...quick and easy!

I like; "quick and easy"!... :thumbup: ...!

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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby toprob » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:08 pm

Yeah, goes without saying (because I forgot to say it) that if you already have a screenshot host which works, then hang onto it. This was just for those who have tried the default 'add image' and ended up with thumbnails.

EDIT: I did add an extra bit to explain how I actually upload my screenshots, but for some reason it didn't show up...

I normally resize my screenshots and save as JPGs. Then it's just a matter of right-clicking on the image in Windows Explorer, and choosing Send to... | Postimage.

The image uploads and the link shows up in a window, with the 'copy to clipboard' button, so I just post the link into my NZFF post. Can't think of anything simpler.
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby toprob » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:33 pm

There's some chatter about Postimage here at the moment, and one suggestion is that it is complicated. The process I posted above is a bit awkward, but that is only because of the way in which NZFF implements Postimage!

If you use the Postimage site, it is just as simple and quick as any other image hosting site.

However I still recommend the Postimage desktop application, available from their site. You install this once, and then it's always available. Here's a video showing how to post a screenshot on NZFF using the app. This was hand-held using my tablet, sorry, as the PC doesn't have a mic. Go 'full screen' as always...

I normally don't have that much trouble finding the image button, it's just that I was viewing this on the tablet camera screen:)

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Olderndirt » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:17 am

A few months ago, posting images here at NZFF was routine - a bit different from the others but simple. Now, in spite of Rob's excellent guidance, getting one full size has become an unnecessary challenge. Rob - watched your video, downloaded the app and did as you showed. Still about a 7/8 image.
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Ian Warren » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:48 am

Well worth a watch, although I think Rob was flying at the time, look at the turbulence :)
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby toprob » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:01 pm

One man's wobbly camera is another's 'dynamic filming technique'. But yeah, it did involve holding the tablet in one hand, the mouse in the other, and trying to find my way around the screen while viewing the PC monitor on the tablet monitor...
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Ian Warren » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:05 pm

That was a good effort and as Dave pointed out , so much simpler to explain for the newbies at posting screens.
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Ian Warren » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:34 pm

Hey, will you look at that , full - sized images WHOOP S need the code
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Fozzer » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:31 pm

I use the excellent, free, "Irfanview" to resize, display, etc, all my Photos, screen shots, etc....>>>

http://www.irfanview.com/

....and store them on my "other" Flight Sim Forum, and copy and paste the link!

Easy-peasy!

I ALWAYS make sure they are sized (pixels) suitable for correct/sensible display on Forums and in E-Mails.

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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Ian Warren » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:58 pm

I say damn to the programs a lot off them people complain about the use , I simply use my own editing program
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Re: Getting full-sized images to display in your post....

Postby Fozzer » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:44 pm

I find its annoying when my family E-Mail me photos which they have taken directly from their Digital/Tablet/Phone camera, which are Mega-Bytes in size!
They take ages to download, and take up mega space in my In Box!

They just need to be "resized" (small), suitable for E-Mail!

Paul....Me?...Size: 5'-7"...and shrinking.... ;) ...!
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