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Posting photos using imgur 101

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While there are some really good threads on this subject here on the FISD, I just wanted to highlight a few areas with some more detailed images.  As many of you know, I am not a computer savvy guy, so I designed this for those who are in the same boat I am.

 

Now, on with the show....

 

Whether you are just starting a build thread or just have a technical question, posting a photo is vital for getting solid advice here on the FISD.  A verbal description is one thing, but a picture really is worth a thousand words.  You will also need to post photos if you are applying for Expert Infantry/Centurion levels.

 

In order to do this, you will need an image hosting server.  For the following I am using imgur (imgur.com).  This is a free service, and allows you to crop, re-size, rotate, post and store your photos.  It may be a bit confusing at first, but I promise that once you get the hang of it you will be a pro in no time!

 

                                                                                                               NOTE

 

For the purposes of this tutorial, we will use as an example that you have a question about the center of your ab-plate section.  Instead of posting a photo of the entire costume, you can (and should) crop and re-size it to show a close-up.

 

Assuming you have installed imgur and the photo(s) are downloaded on your PC or laptop in the Pictures section.

 

                                                                                        To add a photo to your imgur Gallery:

 

1.  On your imgur home page, click on your name at the top right (Step 1).  This will give you a drop-down menu.  Click on Images (Step 2) This will bring you to your Gallery (library/storage area).

 

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Go to the task bar at the bottom of the screen and click the envelope to open you File Explorer.  Select Pictures.

 

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Left click (hold down) to drag and drop the picture you would like into your Gallery.  It will place them in order for you, so you can drop them anywhere on the page.

 

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                                                                       The photo is now part of your Gallery... time to Edit!

 

1.  Scroll over the image you wish to edit.  You will see a pencil symbol and a trashcan.  Click on the pencil, which will highlight the image in a green box .  Click on the Edit tab on the top right.

 

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                                                                                                              To crop/re-size:

1.  Click on the Crop/Resize button.

2.  Using your mouse, create a box around the area to be saved.

3.  Hit Apply.

 

To change the size, go to the numbers on the top right of the page.

 

4.  I normally just use the one on the right (399 in this case) but you can use either.  Click on the box and back out the number, then add your own to reduce or enlarge the image.

5.  Hit SaveVERY IMPORTANT!

 

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                                                             The edited image is automatically changed and added to your Gallery.

 

If you need to rotate your photo, use the tab that says, well, Rotate.  When you click on that tab it will show you 4 options.  Choose the one you want and hit Save NOTE You cannot Crop/Resize until you have saved it.

 

                                                                                           O.K. time to post it up!

 

 In your Gallery, click on the center area of the pic you wish to post, which will bring you to the area as seen below. 

 

1.  LEFT click on Copy next to Direct Link.

2.  Paste into your post or thread.

     DONE DEAL!

 

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                                                                                                             IMPORTANT!!

 

Once you have attached a photo into a post or thread, do NOT delete or edit it in your Gallery.  If you do so, it will disappear from your post.

 

If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to ask on this thread.

 

 

 

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Great work Joseph.

 

FYI for those using a mouse (or tab) you can also right click on images in Imgur and select "copy" then "paste" directly into your thread

 

 

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Great write up, Joseph. I’m going to share the link to this with our Garrison

Another tip: if you click the BBCode option, you can paste that straight into the post. No need to add the tags via the forum


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42 minutes ago, tarok said:

Great write up, Joseph. I’m going to share the link to this with our Garrison emoji4.png

Another tip: if you click the BBCode option, you can paste that straight into the post. No need to add the tags via the forum emoji6.png

Don't need to use the BBCode here or on a few other detachments but definitately need it on the legion forum and our local forums ;) 

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Lol, clearly I don’t post enough photos here




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1 hour ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Don't need to use the BBCode here or on a few other detachments but definitately need it on the legion forum and our local forums ;) 

I use the Direct Link on the Legion boards with no problems.

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11 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

I use the Direct Link on the Legion boards with no problems.

Doesn't work for me, perhaps it's what device is used

 

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When posting on the 501st site it's a little different.  To insert a photo there using the Direct Link you need to click on the Img button, which will give you the image seen below,

.  There will be a flashing line between those.  To post a pic, just right click on the flashing line and select Paste from the drop-down menu.

 

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Correct but if you copy the "BB code" link from Imgur you don't have to do any of that, it already has the IMG tags included, you just paste it into the post.

 

Hey what ever works for people, our local forum is phpBB so we use the code and tags quite a bit, a bit old school but has so many more tools.

 

Sorry for the derail, was just explaining there can be differences depending on what you use and how you use it ;)

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8 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Correct but if you copy the "BB code" link from Imgur you don't have to do any of that, it already has the IMG tags included, you just paste it into the post.

 

I really do learn something new here every day... thanks for the heads-up!  :salute:

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