Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:29 pm Post subject: Uploading pictures to Kipawa.net
|Uploading pictures within your posts
There is no facility at present on Kipawa.net for uploading images within your posts. Consequently, to upload an image within your post, you must first upload that image to a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.some-unknown-place.net/my-picture.gif and then provide a link to that image within your post. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor to images stored behind authentication mechanisms such as Hotmail or Yahoo mailboxes, password-protected sites, etc.
For instance, I personally use http://www.myfishingpictures.com/index.php as the host for my fishing pictures. However, there are other hosts one can select - see http://www.free-webhosts.com/. The process is fairly simple and involves uploading a picture from your hard drive (usually resized to 800 X 600 pixels to deal with file size restrictions) to your selected host. Then copy the image code of your uploaded picture into your post on Kipawa.net. Here is an example of what you copy into your post http://www.myfishingpictures.com/img/107651.jpg between [img] and [/img] Had I included http://www.myfishingpictures.com/img/107651.jpg between [img] and [/img], you wouldn't see the syntax of the code copied but rather you would see the actual picture.
Many thanks to Brad (600 miles north) for providing the following youtube video that demonstrates the process steps to upload pictures into a post.
Uploading pictures into the public galleries
Presently, members can upload unlimited pictures from their computer to the public galleries on Kipawa.net. Maximum file size is 275000 bytes. Maximum image width is 1024 pixels while maximum image height is 768 pixels. If you don't have specific software to resize your pictures to satisfy these size restrictions, Walleye Ray has recommended the use of a cost free resizer facility downloadable from Microsoft - see Microsoft Power Toys for Windows XP at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx To use this resizing tool, just right click on the image you want to upload to Kipawa.net and then select the option: resize/large 1024x768. This selection puts an additional image (1024X768) in the same folder as your original image. You then simply upload the resized image to the Kipawa site. There are two caveats:
1. PowerToys are for Windows XP only; and
2. PowerToys only work with U.S. English regional settings.
You can upload JPG or PNG files but not GIF files. Categories/sections into which you can upload pictures:
Wildlife (not fish)
Cottages for sale
Uploading pictures into your personal gallery
Members can upload a maximum of 5 photos from their computer to their own personal gallery on Kipawa.net. Photos can be no larger than 800 x 600 pixels (800 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall). They should be jpg and compressed, Max size is 128000 bytes or 125KB
Uploading a picture as your avatar
Information on how to post an image under your name (an avatar) is in the Avatar Control Panel - click on Profile in the menu at the top of the page and scroll down. Pictures can be uploaded from your own computer. However, the image can be no larger than 80 pixels by 80 pixels and the file size can be no larger than 6000 bytes (6 KB).
To resize images, some users have a version of Photoshop on their computers and use that for image resizing. Walleye Ray posted that he uses a facility from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx to accomplish image resizing. When you right click on the original image, one of the choices is "resize pictures". You then choose large which takes the size to 1024x768. This satisfies the size requirement for the Public Gallery. As far as creating an Avatar with this tool, it gets a little tricky. One caveat though, if the digital camera is larger the 5 megapixels, then the KB size might be too large at 1024x768 and you would have to go to something like 800x600, which is doable in Advanced 0ptions.