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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Ford Discussion / Using Extrenal Photo Links in a Forum Post

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donclink
10-03-2009 @ 6:20 AM
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You can still use external photo links in your posts on the new forum. They follow the rules of any link in that they have to have the URL link qualified down to the full image file name (example: .jpg). The links will open in a new browser window, the same as an uploaded image attached to a post. Since an image attachment to any post does not display inline with the post, the results are the same. You can use multiple external links within a post. These links are from photos on my site from the 'Deuce@75' albums:

http://donclink.com/deuce_75_1/images/dscn2950.jpg

http://donclink.com/deuce_75_2/images/dscn3050.jpg

http://donclink.com/deuce_75_2/images/dscn3051.jpg

Using links from photo sites such as Photobucket can help in "size" issue with uploaded attachment files. For best viewing in web browsers, photos should be around the 800x600 pixel range, and probably not more than 1024x768. Most cameras today store HUGE jpg image files, as the default settings are in the 7, 8, 10, and 12Mb image sizes. The image files that are then attached are very large, and the browser can't display the full image size without using the scroll bars. Use the re-sizing functions of your photo editing software to reduce the image to 800x600, which reduces the file sixe and the image load time in the browser. I use Google's free Picassa3 software, which is an excellent photo management product. All of the photo albums of the Deuce, Grand National, and Auburn that are links on the NORG site were built using Picassa's web creation functions. Did I mention that it's free?

This message was edited by biggiantjohn on 10-3-09 @ 5:43 PM

FRITZ47
10-17-2010 @ 3:34 PM
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I just posted directly off my camera (low pixel setting) and my post would only accept one link at the "Browse" prompt. I assume this is correct?


Fred

DEAN333
08-14-2012 @ 3:00 PM
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In trying to post a photo I clicked on browse, the photo info appeared in the box but went no further.How to I get in to attach?

TIM CARLIG

DEAN333
08-14-2012 @ 7:22 PM
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Thanks, but I figured it out.....pics posted.

TIM CARLIG

chas34
09-06-2013 @ 4:09 AM
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This is silly but it drives me crazy ... can you go back to your original posting and correct the spelling of EXTERNAL in your topic title? ...

chas34

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