Using Photobucket to Post a Photo

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  1. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp New Member

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    Please do not respond to any posts until I yell "LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!!!"....er, uh, that should be "LIAR LIAR JEEPS ON FIRE!!!!"...my bad. ;) Seriously, not posting until I'm through posting this info will help keep the tutorial(?) an uninterrupted "thought".

    Ya'll bear with me on this...there will probably be some mistakes someone needs to point out to me. Questions are welcomed. Sneaking bee smokers into my jeep is unacceptable!!!

    This is a short take (hopefully) on how to upload pictures to Photobucket and use them in a message here on www.beekeepingforums.com

    Here goes...

    First thing is you need to have an image to upload and know where it's located at on your computer. Our target is beeyard.jpg...
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    Now, ya gotta go to photobucket.com now. Set up an account there if you don't already have one.

    When you first log in to PB you are presented with the primary folder to store your pictures in.
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    You can also create subfolders just like you can do on your computer. These are normally listed on the lower righthand side of my screen. (BTW, I'm working on an old crt monitor at work that kinda cramps the screens).
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    You can store your images in the primary folder or you can create a new folder. If you don't have any images uploaded yet you'll see this screen. Click on the green bar.
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    A window with another green bar will come up prompting you to click on it to. This will open up a directory/folder on your computer. This is where you need to know where your image is located at. A warning here...if you for some reason go to another window while you have the upload selection window showing your images open you might play the dickens finding it again without starting back over...just thought I'd mention that...it happens to me :roll: ...
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    Navigate to the image...
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    Clicking on the selected image will begin the uploading process...
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    My computer seems to hang about now but if I click the "Save and Continue..." button it correctly moves me to this screen...
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  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp New Member

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    Now, if I hover my pointer over the image a drop down menu will appear beneath the uploaded image. Next, click inside the bottom yellow tinted window of the drop down menu beside where it says "Img Code". You will briefly see the word "Copied" flash in the window.
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    You have just copied that image link to memory/clipboard/whatever. Now, go to where your post is here on www.beekeeingforums.com and put your mouse where you want to place the image. I think I normally click at that spot so the cursor is blinking there. Anyhow, when you get the spot picked out "right click" and hit "paste". The code to link to photobucket should show up...
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    And the resulting image *should* show up in your preview (ya gotta hit preview button). Of course when you save your message the image should show up in it so everyone can see it. Here's the image we were uploading...this was a picture made from one of my RC airplanes...the "red X" marks where my bee yard is now....picture is a few years old.
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    Well, this might be all confusing...it was for me to post it, too. Like I said, any questions, comments, suggestions, corrections, or whatever is welcomed.

    Ed
     

  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp New Member

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    "liar liar jeeps on fire!!!!"

    "LIAR LIAR JEEPS ON FIRE!!!!" :mrgreen:


    Ok, if anybody wants to say something...now's the time!!! ;)

    Ed
     
  4. Intheswamp

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    I forgot to mention that if you already have images uploaded that there's a green "UPLOAD" button at the top bar that you can use to go to the upload window. ;)

    Ed
     
  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp New Member

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    I was asked about how to do a thumbnail post so the download/page-loading time was decreased. This is with the understanding that you have regular photobucket uploading and posting pictures figured out.

    When you hover over an image in one of your folder on photobucket the drop-down menu opens up. If you notice there is a little square right underneath the thumbnailed picture. You can click in that square and a check mark will appear in it.

    Once you have the check mark scroll down past the bottom images...there will be a bar there with an empty square there to "Select all/Unselect all". Just to the right of that is a link that says "Choose Action" and has a down arrow beside it. If you click on this it opens up a small menu. Click on the bottom option..."Generate link codes for selected".
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    This will open up a new "floating" menu with the heading "Generate link codes". You will want to use the code for the thumbnails found in the "IMG for bulletin boards & forums" window. Click inside the window that the code is in and the code will be copied to your "clipboard".
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    Now simply go back to your message here on www.beekeepingforums.com and paste the code where you want the thumbnail at.

    Ok, was that clear as mud? ;)

    Ed
     
  6. tmrschessie

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    The poster's on this thread need to put the images in again...just my thoughts here...Tom
     
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    While I use photobucket a lot, if you ever remove a picture from your account, it seems to disappear from the forum/thread.
    Lately what I have been doing is just clicking on the "Insert Image" icon 3 icons to the right of the smilie one on the reply section. It then guides me to my "My Pictures" on my computer and I can post them from there. Seems easier than having to log on to my photobucket account all the time and I don't think it disappears once it's posted.

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    See? :lol:
     
  9. riverbee

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    tom's post:
    "The poster's on this thread need to put the images in again...just my thoughts here...Tom"

    tom, this pc geek stuff changes, with changes to the forum, operating systems, browsers, and photobucket, but charles is the guy to go to if you have trouble uploading a pic to the forum. he can help you get them uploaded, and once or twice you do it, you get the hang of it, i'd be willing to help you out to:grin:

    PERRY, EEEEKKKKK! that is a might scary picture there, who is that guy that looks sorta like you?! :lol:
    well anyway, about photobucket, to perry's point, " if you ever remove a picture from your account, it seems to disappear from the forum/thread." if you post pictures to the forum from a photobucket account, you cannot rename, move, or delete the photograph from photobucket or it will no longer appear in your post, because the link to that photograph will be 'broken'. if you upload a photograph to the forum from photobucket, you must leave it in the original file/folder and not rename the picture or file/folder or move it, for the photograph to appear here for eternity......hope i made sense?

    an alternative as perry said is to just upload the photograph from your computer to the forum, and it is stored in your account on the forum's server, and you can find those photos in your account under 'settings' and then 'attachments', they are not deleted unless you delete them. hope this helps:grin: