Picture Help: How to add and resize pictures in your post

  • It's easy to add pictures to your posts, here's how…

    1. Upload Them From Your Hard Drive to Basenji Forums:

    You can use the Manage Attachments button (found on the page you draft replies or posts), which gives you the ability to attach pictures to your posts.

    There is a limit (100kb) to the file size of any attachments you make. Pictures which are too large can be re sized first using resizing programs (read further in this post if you need to resize overly large images).

    To attach a file to a new post, simply click the Manage Attachments button followed by the Browse button at the bottom of the post composition page, and navigate to the file on your local hard drive that you want to attach.

    Only certain types of pictures may be attached: these are the valid file extensions for files to be attached to this board: bmp gif jpe jpeg jpg pdf png.

    After posting, the picture will show up in the body of your message. To view the contents of the attachment (if it is not already displayed) simply click the filename link that appears next to the attachment icon.

    There are two other options for uploading photos to Basenji Forums which we offer. A member gallery (http://www.basenjiforums.com/gallery/) and a profile gallery located on your profile page.

    2. Upload Them From Your Hard Drive to An External Image Hosting Site:

    If you do not already have your own website where you can host your images, you will require a free account at, for example, ImageShack (http://imageshack.us/) or PhotoBucket (http://photobucket.com/), which are free image hosting sites.

    Once you are on one of those free image hosting sites, they will explain how to upload images. After your image(s) is uploaded, under or next to each picture you will find boxes URL, TAG, IMG or Direct Link. We need the code in the "IMG" box like this example below or in the "Direct link" to be placed into your post here on BasenjiForums.com:

    [ IMG ]http://www.site.com/images/basenji.jpg[ /IMG ]

    For members who already have their images hosted somewhere else or have a direct link to an image, use the above example code to include the images in your post on Basenji Forums. Make sure to replace the link to the image with a direct link to your own image.

    Images which are too large are usually automatically resized by the image hosting site, or you are given an option to choose the size. 360 x 480 pixels or 640 x 480 pixels are best sizes.

    My Images Are Too Big, How Can I Make Them Smaller?

    Most digital cameras take megapixel images that are too big to fit on computer screens. Resizing them smaller also helps to speed the transfer to display the image, especially for dial-up users.

    Check out the software that came with your digital camera. Usually that free bundled software does a decent job of resizing. Your image works best when it is resized to fit on an average screen. The sizes 360 x 480 pixels or 640 x 480 pixels are best. That is much smaller than most digital camera photos.

    If you are not a whiz at resizing images, go directly to ImageShack: http://www.imageshack.us/. Check the box for Resize Image and choose 640 x 480 or the next one smaller when you upload. Your image will then be automatically resized. Windows XP users have a built-in utility to resize images for sending by email.

    Also if all else fails and you can not resize your images try these free programs called Infran View and Pixresizer. You can download them here:

    InfranView: http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967
    Pixresizer: http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

    Or you can also try these online resizing and editing tools, which do not require any installation or downloading and work right in your browser.


    Good luck!

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