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#1 Deval

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

Many of our users have asked how they can add images to their posts, to highlight new towers, speed tests, or general content sharing.

Here is a simple guide using a free image uploading site, imgur.
  • Visit http://www.imgur.com, and register for a free account.
  • Once you're signed in, you can upload pictures using the upload button located on the right side column.
  • Posted Image
  • When the upload button is clicked, a box will pop up which will allow you to select the file you wish to upload. Once you hit OK, you are prompted with an upload box.
  • Posted Image
  • Once it is complete, you will see the links for the file uploaded, copy the Direct Link (Email & IM) URL.
  • Posted Image
  • Compose or reply to a post on the forum, and select the image upload icon, and paste the URL
  • Posted Image
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This will paste an image into the post as an embedded image.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

There's also a pretty decent app to post images directly to your Imgur account from your Android device. I don't know if one's available for iTunes, but I suspect one's out there.

Check it out here:

https://play.google....nkuaW1ndXIiXQ..

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:52 PM

Nice write up. One thing I would add to that last step is how to post the link from a phone or other mobile device, which may not show the toolbar with the image upload icon.

For this, all you need to do is type: [IMG ]paste image URL here[/ IMG] without any spaces. This is the method I use, as I post almost exclusively from my Note II. :)

#4 Deval

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

Nice write up. One thing I would add to that last step is how to post the link from a phone or other mobile device, which may not show the toolbar with the image upload icon.

For this, all you need to do is type: [IMG ]paste image URL here[/ IMG] without any spaces. This is the method I use, as I post almost exclusively from my Note II. :)


Ah thanks! I forgot about the BBCodes which most people have to use if they are not on a computer.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:04 PM

Ah thanks! I forgot about the BBCodes which most people have to use if they are not on a computer.


Sure thing. And from the looks of it, imgur gives you the BBCode to copy and paste right in, which is pretty convenient.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

Pro-tip, you can drag and drop file images onto the imgur page to quickly upload stuff OR right click on an image to copy and then paste on the imgur page to upload stuff.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

Pro-tip, you can drag and drop file images onto the imgur page to quickly upload stuff OR right click on an image to copy and then paste on the imgur page to upload stuff.


I know, but I figured this would be for those folks who may find that a little too advanced :)
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

I use a screenshot program lol xD But the codec for it isn't suppored on this site. he doesn't have the plugin :/

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:48 AM

Too bad Imgur is blocked at work, I never see any of the pics people post
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:08 AM

Too bad Imgur is blocked at work, I never see any of the pics people post


Me either. If intrigued enough, I will break out my VZW hotspot and switch wireless networks temporarily and hit refresh. Then I will turn off my hotspot and return to regularly scheduled programming.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:15 AM

Me either. If intrigued enough, I will break out my VZW hotspot and switch wireless networks temporarily and hit refresh. Then I will turn off my hotspot and return to regularly scheduled programming.

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I have to RDP to a PC at my house. When LTE was on at work, I'd use the mobile browser a bit more
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Too bad Imgur is blocked at work, I never see any of the pics people post


Brings up a good point, I only picked Imgur because it was easy and I use it too. Any suggestions on an alternate?
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:39 PM

Me either. If intrigued enough, I will break out my VZW hotspot and switch wireless networks temporarily and hit refresh. Then I will turn off my hotspot and return to regularly scheduled programming.

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Brings up a good point, I only picked Imgur because it was easy and I use it too. Any suggestions on an alternate?


I like Dropbox because I can manage the files directly from a folder on my computer.

Is Photobucket blocked? Before I went over to Dropbox completely, I hosted my images on Photobucket, and found that worked pretty well.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:22 PM

Deval, will you edit into the first post some image resolution guidelines? Screenshots that are full 720x1280 (and, soon, 1080x1920 will be just as commonplace) are ungainly in The Forums. A good rule of thumb is that images should not be greater than 600 pixels in height. If they are, they should be resized.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:21 PM

I usually make smaller versions of the images and post those, with the image hyperlinked to the bigger version in case anyone wants to see more detail.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

I've been using Photobucket. Seems to work pretty well.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:06 AM

Deval, will you edit into the first post some image resolution guidelines? Screenshots that are full 720x1280 (and, soon, 1080x1920 will be just as commonplace) are ungainly in The Forums. A good rule of thumb is that images should not be greater than 600 pixels in height. If they are, they should be resized.

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Alright, I'll suggest using a free app to resize prior to upload. Most people who have Win7 or Win8 can use Paint to do so.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:41 AM

Alright, I'll suggest using a free app to resize prior to upload. Most people who have Win7 or Win8 can use Paint to do so.


Image host TinyPic offers several resize options at the upload stage.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

Anyone know of a easy to use image resize tool for android? 



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:46 PM

I use tinypic as well, many don't know that tinypic is part of photobucket. Also have a paid photobucket, used to on high traffic sites :-/ photobucket would freeze you if you went over a certain amount of bandwidth in a month (like having a signature hosted on photobucket)...if it was a very busy site, your signature could be disabled if you got over so much. I went paid because I ordered a photobucket book of pics when my daughter was born and sent it as gifts to my dad and family that lived too far to visit. They have an album that's $17 for 100 pics, with plastic cover and coated pages...around 4 pics per page. But tinypic has a desktop app as well as photobucket having a desktop app and mobile app.

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