How to post photos using Photobucket - revised

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How to post photos using Photobucket - revised

Postby RLN » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Courtesy of IanM from the TVOC forum (edited slightly for the benefit of posting on this forum)

A question that is often asked is how to post pictures so I thought it would be useful to make a little guide on how to do it.

Firstly the picture needs to be hosted on the internet somewhere. By far the simplest way to do it is to create a free account at http://www.photobucket.com - then create an album to upload your photos to. Once you have done that, upload your choice of photos.

Click on the green upload button (Upload) at the top of your album page and this pops up

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Choose your computer as the place to upload from. Click on green "Select photos and videos", then this pops up.

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Navigate to where you saved the picture you want to upload (I use Desktop as it is easy to remember). Click on the picture and it starts the upload automatically. You then get this display

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Click on "Save and continue to my album" button to the right

Once the upload has completed, this will then display all of your pictures for you:

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As you can see underneath each image are some links, click anywhere in the text box next to "IMG code" and it will copy the link for you:

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Go back to your forum page, and in the text box paste your link (either by right clicking and choosing paste, or by pressing the letter v on your keyboard whilst holding the CTRL control key down). It should look something like this... (note: this should be all you need to do but in order to make sure it has worked, always check in a preview!)

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If you are happy with your preview, then just close the preview window and click Post. Voilà!!

That is the best way, in my opinion, to upload photos from your own computer.



Posting a picture from elsewhere on the web:

If you want to put a photo on here that is somewhere else on the web (for the caption competition perhaps) the best way to do that is to right mouse click on the photo you want to copy, and select properties:

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then highlight the text next to the Address: (URL) field. Copy this either by right clicking and choosing copy, or by pressing the letter c on your keyboard whilst holding the CTRL control key down.

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Then close that properties window and go back to your forum page. In the text box of your post, paste this link (either by right clicking and choosing paste, or by pressing the letter v on your keyboard whilst holding the CTRL control key down). Once again, highlight this entire address with your mouse and then click the Insert Image icon just above the text box, so it looks like this:

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If anyone tries to follow these instructions but has any difficulties, please post and let me know then I can amend them accordingly. I hope this helps and that no-one minds me posting it.

Cheers,
Ian

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[originally]Edited to add comments by Panel 10:
That's great Ian, could I just add that it doesn't work if there is text already in the 'reply to topic' window, (for me on a Mac anyway), it just leaves a placemarker so add your text after posting your pics.


my own tiny comment
whilst photobucket is very useful, beware that others are able to see the pictures in your account - so, naked pictures of the missus are not the best idea ;)

well unless you're sick, twisted and in need of some medical help that is =))

thanks again IanM for a very good and comprehensive tutorial B-)

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Thanks to IanM and SM - if anyone wants to edit this, feel free.
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Re: How to post pictures using Photobucket

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:54 pm

Just one point in relation to the "BORROWED" tutorial, Photobucket will look at your pictorial content and will remove any that are inappropriate! ;)
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Re: How to post photos using Photobucket - revised

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:04 pm

Addition Note:

If you remove the photo from your on line account it will break the link and the photo will not longer be available to view on the forum.
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Re: How to post photos using Photobucket - revised

Postby Tom.com » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:03 pm

If you're using Google Chrome, you don't need to do the properties thing on an image from the web. You can simply right click then click 'copy image url'

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Re: How to post photos using Photobucket - revised

Postby Ray C » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:27 pm

Does Flicker work on the same principal ? Or is Photo bucket preferable ? :(
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Re: How to post photos using Photobucket - revised

Postby Mayfly » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:50 pm

I don't know Ray I think there is some different about Flickr - You could PM Minty he uses it.
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