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    HOW TO POST IMAGES & LINKS - Plus Free programs

    There are some FREE programs to assist you with your images at the bottom of this page.

    1. Images must be uploaded from your hard drive to a web hosting site before you can post.

    2. If you don't have your own hosting site. Use Photobucket
    1. Reduce your image/s to the size you want to post on the AP forums sharpening last and upload to PB.
    2. Goto your Library so the image you want is showing. Run your mouse over the image and a small Options logo appears top right with a quick menu. Choose Get Links and the Share the photo window opens. Click on the bottom one IMG Codes (for forums, boards) The code is copied to the clipboard. Paste the code straight into the text area of your post on the AP forums.
    3. Add text if not posting in the Monthly Forum Comp.
    4. Click Preview Post to check your image is showing - if not. Scroll down and check the code till it does.
    5. When you can see the image. Click Submit New Thread or Submit Post (depending on where you are posting) - if not and your not sure what to do. Click away from the page and start again or contact a Moderator (who's names are in GREEN) by Private Message (PM)
    or Flickr
    1. Reduce your image/s to the size you want to post on the AP forums sharpening last
    2. From Flickr. Goto your Photostream and click on the thumbnail of the image so it opens full size
    3. Click on the Share Image link Icon (bottom right) and you will see Grab the HTML/BBCode and a window with some code in. Below the code window are 2 check buttons. Check the BBCode button. Stretch the code window (by pulling the window down bottom right). The correct code starts with Url=Http and ends with on Flickr.
    4. Cut and paste the code straight into the text area of your post on the AP forums.
    5. Add text if not posting in the Monthly Forum Comp.
    6. Click Preview Post to check your image is showing - if not. Scroll down and check the code till it does.
    7. When you can see the image. Click Submit New Thread or Submit Post (depending on where you are posting) - if not and your not sure what to do. Click away from the page and start again or contact a Moderator (who's names are in GREEN) by Private Message (PM)
    or the Gallery on here
    01. Reduce your image/s to the size you want to post on the AP forums sharpening last
    02. Click on Gallery
    03. Click Add an album (left hand side)
    04. Give it a Title and Description and click Create a New Album
    05. Under Actions (right hand side). Click Upload Photos
    06. Scroll down to "Select the photo you wish to upload from your computer" and click Browse
    07. Choose an image to upload and Open it from your computer
    08. When it's showing. Scroll down and click Upload/Submit
    09. Scroll down to Direct link and click on the code so it's highlighted then copy it
    10. Start a New Post on the AP forums and click the Insert Image Icon
    11. Click From URL and insert the code you got from the Gallery (it starts Http:// and ends in .jpg and click OK
    12. Add text if not posting in the Monthly Forum Comp.
    13. Click Preview Post to check your image is showing - if not. Scroll down and check the code till it does.
    14. When you can see the image. Click Submit New Thread or Submit Post (depending on where you are posting) - if not and your not sure what to do. Click away from the page and start again or contact a Moderator (who's names are in GREEN) by Private Message (PM)
    3. We recommend image sizes of up to 800 pixels x 800 pixels

    We also recommend that file sizes should be compressed between 30% and 80% (so that other people can't easily use them). Start with 30% compression and work up. Aim for under 150Kb (153,000 bytes) colour - 75Kb (76,800 Bytes) for images that contain one or two colours and b/w.


    You can right click on an image and choose View Image Info or Properties (depending on browser - Chrome get Extension 'Image Size Info') to check your image and file size in the Preview Message before posting. If your image does not show. You have done something wrong. Press the Back button and start again or contact a Mod for help.
    MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO USE YOUR IMAGES FOR FREE
    KEEP FILE SIZES SMALL!

    4. POSTING IMAGES AND LINKS



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    FILE COMPRESSION & image manipulation programs

    PIXLR - recommended if you want a Photoshop type experience for Free!
    Great on-line photo editor...... http://pixlr.com/editor/
    When you 'Save' your image, a 'Save Image' dialogue box opens with a compression slider which shows you in real time the size of the file you are saving.

    Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Elements
    "Save for Web” (found in the File Menu) in Adobe PhotoShop and Elements is an easy way to watch in real time what size your image will be when posted. Do all the necessary adjustments then reduce and sharpen your image first though.

    PaintShop Pro users
    Paint Shop Pro resize and compression tutorial http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/psp_resizewebep.shtml

    GIMP - takes some getting use to
    Gimp - similar to Adobe PhotoShop http://www.gimp.org/ but takes some getting used to.
    Search "Google" for tutorials

    IRFANVIEW
    Irfanview plus Plug-ins http://www.irfanview.com/ Make sure you download the Plug-ins as well as it has a "Save for Web" feature which strips all unnecessary info from the file, thereby making it smaller for the web.
    Search "Google" for tutorials

    PHOTOPLUS SE
    Seriff PhotoPlus SE http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/photoplus/
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    FREE PROGRAMS - others

    Hugin Panorama photo stitcher - recommended by Alex Monro
    With Hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more. Have a look around the site and when you're ready, click the Download tab Click me... http://hugin.sourceforge.net/

    PhotoShop tutorials
    Click for tips! http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

    Photoshop Actions
    All the 'actions' you'll ever need http://www.atncentral.com/ Select the Actions Tab at top of page.

    Focus stacking plus other macro photography techniques
    Click me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJiEw4VCcYU

    Exif Reader
    Is an image file analysis software for Windows. It shows all the information in the Exif file and is easy to use by all.
    Exif download click http://www.takenet.or.jp/%7Eryuuji/minisoft/exifread/english/

    Pandora file recovery program
    Click me http://www.pandorarecovery.com/download/

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    Photography tutorials for the beginner

    Beginners DSLR, CSC or Compact tutorial to get you on the right track!
    Totally new to photography and just got a new DSLR, CSC or compact? Then take a look at Canons basic tutorials and learn how to use them. In Part 2, find out about ISO, Exposure, Depth of Field, Aperture priority, Shutter priority etc in picture form – this applies to all makes of camera.
    Click for tutorial http://web.canon.jp/imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

    Over 70 bite size Photography Tips, Techniques, and Tutorials
    Click to start http://www.photographymad.com/

    Ron Bigelow's fabulous articles
    All you'd ever want to know Click me http://ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm

    Cambridge in Colour...
    Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. Topics range from basic camera tips to advanced techniques.
    Click me http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
    Last edited by Chris Cool; 12-06-2012 at 14:28.

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