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  • PHOTOBUCKET - Q. not addressed by sticky

    I am unable, I believe, to post photographs that are on my Photobucket album page. The most recent post in the sticky on this subject seems to say that that is because the forum is picture heavy already. However, Paul, today, posted in 'General' photographs from his own Photobucket album. I would appreciate some guidance on this issue. If I am able to post pictures, information as to how to do this from Photobucket or directly from my computer would be helpful. Thanks,
    -Marty-

  • #2
    Not being able to post here has nothing to do with how many images are already posted here. At least, it shouldn't. The information in the Photobucket sticky may well be out of date. I wrote the original about ten years ago and there are some updates scattered within the thread. I asked George to take it over as some people thought that it meant I was somehow directly associated with Village Press, which I am not. The best to do is to read whatever information that PB has posted about how to use it. They may well have a forum there that you can use to ask questions. Someone else here may be able to help you as well but I do not use PB since I have my own server. I haven't looked at PB in years.

    Sorry I cannot be of more help.

    PS: If somebody with good knowledge of the current PB process and limitations is willing to do a new writeup I am sure George would be happy to post it in the opening post.
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    • #3
      The photobucket sticky is long overdue for an update; it's on the list...

      This site does not host photos, but placing a link in your post will show the photo.

      In your photobucket library, hover your mouse over the photo you wish to display. Click on the sprocket-shaped icon that appears in the upper right corner of the photo. Select the option “Get Links” from the drop-down menu. Click on the img code link (bottom of options). This will copy the link to your computer's clipboard.

      Now, enter any text you want into your post and simply paste the link where you would like it to appear.
      George

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      • #4
        Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post
        In your photobucket library, hover your mouse over the photo you wish to display. Click on the sprocket-shaped icon that appears in the upper right corner of the photo. Select the option “Get Links” from the drop-down menu. Click on the img code link (bottom of options). This will copy the link to your computer's clipboard.
        If you click on any picture, the menu on the right side shows the same img code link George is describing. Click in that box, and it will copy the [img] [/img] link to your cut buffer, then paste it in here in the reply window:

        "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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        • #5
          The responses above are much appreciated. I will give it a try. The thread to which I would like to post is today's in 'General' regarding hold-down clamps for a shopmade mill vise.

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          • #6
            OK, it worked, so, once again, many thanks.

            If a redo is on the slate for the sticky, perhaps something could be suggested in the way of hosting sites that will enable posting of photographs to the forum that are closer to the level of photographic resolution of the originals than seems to be the case when the host is Photobucket. I just use Photobucket because I have always used it, and don't know enough about other options to switch to something better.

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            • #7
              Marty,
              Although I've never tested it personally, some years ago, a fella tried posting pics at various resolutions to see what the visible difference would be. IIRC, you couldn't really see the difference between 640X480 and anything higher. In fact, 320X240 wasn't really a lot worse.

              Note that this is for pics as viewed on a computer screen. If you want your pics to be downloaded and printed, that's a different story.

              An expert might elaborate... Evan?

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              • #8
                Double the resolution linear dimensions and the amount of information quadruples since it is area. It makes a very big difference if the information contains details that must be interpretable, such as a map or plans.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Evan View Post
                  Double the resolution linear dimensions and the amount of information quadruples since it is area. It makes a very big difference if the information contains details that must be interpretable, such as a map or plans.
                  I was going to say: Marty -- your pictures are too small to see detail. People generally post 800x600, which is a good compromise.
                  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                  • #10
                    I think that it's worth pointing out to anyone who doesn't have a good feel for all these pixels and things, the following.

                    Any photo can be resized (some use the ridiculous word resampled) to be bigger or smaller.

                    If you want to end up with a good, sharp 800x600, then you need to start with a reasonably sharp photo that's bigger that 800x600.

                    You can sharpen a reasonable photo a bit. You can make a big photo smaller, and not lose quality.

                    You cannot make a small photo bigger, and expect it to stay as good. You can't buy pixels from thin air.

                    (PS - This is a basic comment - it is not meant to be an addition to the quality vs pixels argument)
                    Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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                    • #11
                      the new photobucket format is far too complicated for anyone new to it .
                      i don't understand how their minds work , probably the same as our UK government ..me thinks.

                      all the best.markj

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                      • #12
                        Look at these pics:
                        http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...ow-it-happened!

                        They are all 640X480. I don't recollect for sure, but most were probably taken at that resolution, some were no doubt resized.

                        As Evan pointed out, making them twice the resolution makes them 4 times the size. IMO, they're not 4 times as "good".

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                        • #13
                          Any photo can be resized (some use the ridiculous word resampled) to be bigger or smaller.
                          Resize is a very general term and includes cropping. In the graphics business it will often be taken to mean pixel resizing. Resampling is a much more precise term as it refers to sampling each pixel as well as its neighbours to produce an image with dimensions different than the original using all of the available data to do it and adding new interpolated data as well. "Interpolation" is equivalent to resampling but not equivalent to pixel resizing.

                          While you cannot "buy pixels from thin air" You can infer what was likely between the pixels when you upsample (larger). There is a big difference between simply enlarging the pixels and actually resampling the image using sophisticated algorithms.

                          Example:

                          Original image:



                          This is resized by enlarging the pixels.



                          This is resampled by computing the differences between adjacent pixels in some or all directions and using those differences to create new pixels that are somewhere between the values in the original. There are many ways to do that and they have different effects. Some are better suited to upsampling and some are better for downsampling. All are better than simple resizing.

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                          • #14
                            For photobucket, I myself ONLY upload low-res 640 x 480, and in some cases less resolution, in cases where the pic is cropped for clarity. I actually use a microsoft program to do the re-sizing, and I am not particularly fussy about how well the picture comes out.... I don't expect a down-sampled picture to be very good, and am rarely disappointed.


                            I can guarantee that the US government can re-sample and pick up detail you would swear was not available..... at least good enough to get what is usually needed..... And in some cases, they probably just "make it up" out of over-fertile imaginations, or a desire for it to come out a certain way.....
                            1601

                            Keep eye on ball.
                            Hashim Khan

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                            • #15
                              That rabbit scares me.
                              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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