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ianain

Adding images and pictures to your posts

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Ok, posting images / pictures on carp.com is very easy, in fact probably too easy, and that is where everything can only go down hill - fast.

This isn't an idiots guide, it's a “I don't know how to guide” - we all start somewhere, once mastered though, there will be no stopping yourself(ies).

What I cannot tell you is how to use every type of image maker going, but they all work from the same principles – taking, viewing, deleting and opening in something else (sharing).

I am doing this on a pc as phones are so diverse at the moment you are better of following the user guide if you wish to go that way.
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Quick reminder of forum rules http://www.carp.com/topic/11415-welcome-to-carpcom-please-can-you-check-out-the-rules/

No posting of pornographic or offensive material, links to adult sites, pornagraphic pictures or jokes.

No personal attacks/insults or harrasment of members be they race/ethnic/sexual/disability or religeous whatsoever.

Any posts/avatars or pictures that show violence, pornography, drugs or conflict with any other rule are strictly forbidden.
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For this, terminology and technical know how has been kept to a minimum, however, most of it should be easy to find if you don't know what I mean when I talk piffle, Dal, I'm sure will translate anything else (ta in advance :lol:).

I am not going in to too much unnecessary detail as it will only confuse, if you wish to learn more you can; my objective is to help post those super images within threads to show off your prowess as an angler. There are several other ways to achieve the same effect, but the following works.
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I will take a moment to explain a few (what I think are) misunderstood words, it's not too important to know, but it helps understand what's going on - feel free to skip.

If the image you want to post is on your computer or device, and it is switched off, no-one can see your work, so we need to put it somewhere available to all, all the time.

Server, this is where web pages and images are stored and made available for download, it is a computer that serves files to the requesting device (pc, pad, phone etc..) which is called a client (you). The server is often called the host because it looks after your files. Client side and server side refer to where something is happening.

Upload, this is placing a file from your device to the server. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - This is where the confusion comes in because it seems as though the roles swap for the client and server, albeit temporarily.

Address, this is computer speak for where to find your image. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - http://www.carp.comis the address for this web site, http://www.carp.com/imageofafish.jpg is an example for a specific file on the web site - if you use that address though you will probably get an error as I just made it up. Normally you click on links to specific pages or files so you don't need to know the address; you do need an address for the images you upload though (don't panic!)

Ctrl+c & ctrl+v – these are keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste (c for copy and v for ? Paste) this means press the ctrl (control) button on your keyboard at the same time as the normal 'c' or 'v' key.

Once the image is hosted on the server, it is available for use in posts Hurrah! You do, however, need to know the address of it (don't panic!) [just making sure I get this point across]
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Something you do need to know.

The image is stored on the server in a file, this is the image file, the terms [image and image file] are often used interchangeably but there is a big difference. The file needs to be opened before you can use the image, sounds completely daft I know.

What you see is the image, you cannot see the file (that's why you can never find it :lol: ).

A computer will expect the image or image file, sometimes (often) it can deal with either, but not always.

If you are happy so far, skip the following -
Now the file holds information on how to display your image, but not the image itself (as such), you may of heard of jpg, jpeg, gif, png, these are all types of compression (or rubiks cube solver) for images; the image you see is made up of dots which form a grid with width and height, the compression compacts this information in various ways and in doing so uses less file space.

If you make changes to the image, the file will remain the same. If you save the image using the same file name, it will change the image file.
-----------

You need to have a server to host your image(s). For this I am using a web site called imgur.com as this makes it super easy to upload your images to a server; it's free. I strongly suggest that you do not use a cloud account (another term for host or server, but it is hired by you; strictly speaking this is much the same as having your own web site).

Technical note - the web address of the image server is not carp.com (this web site). This means carp.com cannot help with anything that happens to it or your images uploaded to it, i.e. if they [the image server] change terms and conditions, go belly up, or just disappear - your images may be lost. I would suggest you only use this to store images for use in your posts.
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Let's get started -

If you haven't already opened your image file, I suggest opening the file with your web browser (it's easier), to do this, right click on the image file you want and click 'open in web browser' I'm using firefox, if you don't have firefox then whatever you use to browse the web should do fine, if not get firefox, it's free.

Have you already opened your image file, then try right clicking anyway.

I'm going to use the following image, this way you can see the process and also do the same in a reply if you wish to have ago at doing it for yourself now. Do feel free to use your own image though, you don't want to scare the kids if they see it :lol:

9w4KBuZ.png


So the first thing needed is to 'upload' your chosen image, this is the hardest part if you're not familiar with computer gadgetry, however, if you can see the image on the screen chances are you can simply 'right click' the image and copy it, you will be able to on the above image.

WMqJmN1.png


Once copied, you then need to open a new tab in your browser and type the address imgur.com in your address bar (if you don't know how just google imgur and right click the link and open in new tab) and you will see something like the following (ignore all the pictures they will change) without the white arrow, that's just pointing you to the upload button.

8HhbHNh.png


so click the button and the following should appear

CYAExSP.png

Hopefully the options will make sense to you, the one we are going to use is Ctrl+V Paste from the clipboard, this is why we right clicked and copied and also why it is so easy to do (no grumbling at where the file is). As you have copied the image you want (to the clipboard), now you upload it by pressing ctrl+V (paste); right click doesn't work on my pc.

You should now see the following page

2W8b2hM.png

If you do not see a smaller copy of your image at the bottom, go back a few steps to make sure you have copied (ctrl+c / right click - copy) the image. If your image is large, it may take a while.


Note the big button saying 'Start Upload', go ahead and click it

ZnhfLLu.png

You should see a screen like the above showing a larger version of your image and a list of image links to the right of the image. Click on the second link down - Direct Link (email & IM) - box (below the text) this is the address of your image and if you lose it you will struggle to find it again.

When you click on the link it will highlight (shown green here)

q23YvOj.png



then press ctrl+c (copy) or right click and copy and you have succeeded in uploading your image and got the address. Just remember, the address is on the clipboard, replacing your image; if you copy something else it may well disappear, if you leave the page available (i.e. don't close it) you should not come to any harm.
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Pat on the back :lol: the mainly invisible process is over.
-----------
SO (wake up, nearly there!) the second part of the operation, now that you have cleverly uploaded your image, is to hit the reply button in the post you want - or start a new thread.

You will see the reply box, type whatever text you want before your image, then click the insert image icon highlighted below and pointed at by an arrow (not white this time)

ZU9uwv4.png
A box will appear asking for a URL, this is the address you copied from imgur

YZ99w0R.png

Click inside the box and press ctrl+v or right click and paste you have just pasted the address for the image, if nothing appears in the box go back to the imgur page a copy the address again.

Click OK

bRqYgI5.png

You should now see your image within your reply post Hurrah :) !, if not :( delete it and start again.

Most problems you will encounter will be banana fingers or server side problems.

The banana finger syndrome is pressing too many, not enough or simply the wrong keys when trying to copy and paste using the keyboard, to check this try right clicking to copy and paste.

Server side problems are many and varied, they (the server) may run slow, you may be too impatient to wait for it to do what you have asked or they may have - crashed, gone down or be offline updating. Any of which can cause the most patient of people to have tantrums. To test this, try opening another web site in your browser, if this seems ok then it will be a server side problem. Log out of your account, close your browser and re-open it and log back in, if this doesn't work, you will have to wait until the problem is fixed server side (there's nothing you can do).

If you are comfortable in finding your image files on your computer, you may find it easier to use the 'Browse your computer'. I'll leave that to you.

Hope this has made sense.

I suggest that you now find out how to resize your images, the reason is that some images are very big, this means that they may not fit inside the post very well, or the file size will make uploading slow and subsequently make the pages slow to load up.

Happy imaging :)

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Ok, posting images / pictures on carp.com is very easy, in fact probably too easy, and that is where everything can only go down hill - fast.

 

This isn't an idiots guide, it's a “I don't know how to guide” - we all start somewhere, once mastered though, there will be no stopping yourself(ies).

 

What I cannot tell you is how to use every type of image maker going, but they all work from the same principles – taking, viewing, deleting and opening in something else (sharing).

 

I am doing this on a pc as phones are so diverse at the moment you are better of following the user guide if you wish to go that way.

-----------

Quick reminder of forum rules http://www.carp.com/topic/11415-welcome-to-carpcom-please-can-you-check-out-the-rules/

 

No posting of pornographic or offensive material, links to adult sites, pornagraphic pictures or jokes.

 

No personal attacks/insults or harrasment of members be they race/ethnic/sexual/disability or religeous whatsoever.

 

Any posts/avatars or pictures that show violence, pornography, drugs or conflict with any other rule are strictly forbidden.

-----------

For this, terminology and technical know how has been kept to a minimum, however, most of it should be easy to find if you don't know what I mean when I talk piffle, Dal, I'm sure will translate anything else (ta in advance :lol:).

 

I am not going in to too much unnecessary detail as it will only confuse, if you wish to learn more you can; my objective is to help post those super images within threads to show off your prowess as an angler. There are several other ways to achieve the same effect, but the following works.

-----------

I will take a moment to explain a few (what I think are) misunderstood words, it's not too important to know, but it helps understand what's going on - feel free to skip.

 

If the image you want to post is on your computer or device, and it is switched off, no-one can see your work, so we need to put it somewhere available to all, all the time.

 

Server, this is where web pages and images are stored and made available for download, it is a computer that serves files to the requesting device (pc, pad, phone etc..) which is called a client (you). The server is often called the host because it looks after your files. Client side and server side refer to where something is happening.

 

Upload, this is placing a file from your device to the server. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - This is where the confusion comes in because it seems as though the roles swap for the client and server, albeit temporarily.

 

Address, this is computer speak for where to find your image. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - http://www.carp.comis the address for this web site, http://www.carp.com/imageofafish.jpg is an example for a specific file on the web site - if you use that address though you will probably get an error as I just made it up. Normally you click on links to specific pages or files so you don't need to know the address; you do need an address for the images you upload though (don't panic!)

 

Ctrl+c & ctrl+v – these are keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste (c for copy and v for ? Paste) this means press the ctrl (control) button on your keyboard at the same time as the normal 'c' or 'v' key.

 

Once the image is hosted on the server, it is available for use in posts Hurrah! You do, however, need to know the address of it (don't panic!) [just making sure I get this point across]

-----------

Something you do need to know.

 

The image is stored on the server in a file, this is the image file, the terms [image and image file] are often used interchangeably but there is a big difference. The file needs to be opened before you can use the image, sounds completely daft I know.

 

What you see is the image, you cannot see the file (that's why you can never find it :lol: ).

 

A computer will expect the image or image file, sometimes (often) it can deal with either, but not always.

 

If you are happy so far, skip the following -

Now the file holds information on how to display your image, but not the image itself (as such), you may of heard of jpg, jpeg, gif, png, these are all types of compression (or rubiks cube solver) for images; the image you see is made up of dots which form a grid with width and height, the compression compacts this information in various ways and in doing so uses less file space.

 

If you make changes to the image, the file will remain the same. If you save the image using the same file name, it will change the image file.

-----------

 

You need to have a server to host your image(s). For this I am using a web site called imgur.com as this makes it super easy to upload your images to a server; it's free. I strongly suggest that you do not use a cloud account (another term for host or server, but it is hired by you; strictly speaking this is much the same as having your own web site).

 

Technical note - the web address of the image server is not carp.com (this web site). This means carp.com cannot help with anything that happens to it or your images uploaded to it, i.e. if they [the image server] change terms and conditions, go belly up, or just disappear - your images may be lost. I would suggest you only use this to store images for use in your posts.

-----------

Let's get started -

 

If you haven't already opened your image file, I suggest opening the file with your web browser (it's easier), to do this, right click on the image file you want and click 'open in web browser' I'm using firefox, if you don't have firefox then whatever you use to browse the web should do fine, if not get firefox, it's free.

 

Have you already opened your image file, then try right clicking anyway.

 

I'm going to use the following image, this way you can see the process and also do the same in a reply if you wish to have ago at doing it for yourself now. Do feel free to use your own image though, you don't want to scare the kids if they see it :lol:

 

9w4KBuZ.png

 

 

So the first thing needed is to 'upload' your chosen image, this is the hardest part if you're not familiar with computer gadgetry, however, if you can see the image on the screen chances are you can simply 'right click' the image and copy it, you will be able to on the above image.

 

WMqJmN1.png

 

 

Once copied, you then need to open a new tab in your browser and type the address imgur.com in your address bar (if you don't know how just google imgur and right click the link and open in new tab) and you will see something like the following (ignore all the pictures they will change) without the white arrow, that's just pointing you to the upload button.

 

8HhbHNh.png

 

 

so click the button and the following should appear

 

CYAExSP.png

 

Hopefully the options will make sense to you, the one we are going to use is Ctrl+V Paste from the clipboard, this is why we right clicked and copied and also why it is so easy to do (no grumbling at where the file is). As you have copied the image you want (to the clipboard), now you upload it by pressing ctrl+V (paste); right click doesn't work on my pc.

 

You should now see the following page

 

2W8b2hM.png

 

If you do not see a smaller copy of your image at the bottom, go back a few steps to make sure you have copied (ctrl+c / right click - copy) the image. If your image is large, it may take a while.

 

 

Note the big button saying 'Start Upload', go ahead and click it

 

ZnhfLLu.png

 

You should see a screen like the above showing a larger version of your image and a list of image links to the right of the image. Click on the second link down - Direct Link (email & IM) - box (below the text) this is the address of your image and if you lose it you will struggle to find it again.

 

When you click on the link it will highlight (shown green here)

 

q23YvOj.png

 

 

 

then press ctrl+c (copy) or right click and copy and you have succeeded in uploading your image and got the address. Just remember, the address is on the clipboard, replacing your image; if you copy something else it may well disappear, if you leave the page available (i.e. don't close it) you should not come to any harm.

-----------

Pat on the back :lol: the mainly invisible process is over.

-----------

SO (wake up, nearly there!) the second part of the operation, now that you have cleverly uploaded your image, is to hit the reply button in the post you want - or start a new thread.

 

You will see the reply box, type whatever text you want before your image, then click the insert image icon highlighted below and pointed at by an arrow (not white this time)

 

ZU9uwv4.png

A box will appear asking for a URL, this is the address you copied from imgur

 

YZ99w0R.png

 

Click inside the box and press ctrl+v or right click and paste you have just pasted the address for the image, if nothing appears in the box go back to the imgur page a copy the address again.

 

Click OK

 

bRqYgI5.png

 

You should now see your image within your reply post Hurrah :) !, if not :( delete it and start again.

 

Most problems you will encounter will be banana fingers or server side problems.

 

The banana finger syndrome is pressing too many, not enough or simply the wrong keys when trying to copy and paste using the keyboard, to check this try right clicking to copy and paste.

 

Server side problems are many and varied, they (the server) may run slow, you may be too impatient to wait for it to do what you have asked or they may have - crashed, gone down or be offline updating. Any of which can cause the most patient of people to have tantrums. To test this, try opening another web site in your browser, if this seems ok then it will be a server side problem. Log out of your account, close your browser and re-open it and log back in, if this doesn't work, you will have to wait until the problem is fixed server side (there's nothing you can do).

 

If you are comfortable in finding your image files on your computer, you may find it easier to use the 'Browse your computer'. I'll leave that to you.

 

Hope this has made sense.

 

I suggest that you now find out how to resize your images, the reason is that some images are very big, this means that they may not fit inside the post very well, or the file size will make uploading slow and subsequently make the pages slow to load up.

 

Happy imaging :)

Hi Mate spent a long time messing about on the PC but got there in the end i managed to do 4 album's and they are in the gallery folder. thanks for taking the time to do that write up pity i found it after i had worked it out Cheers buddy Cliff

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Ok, posting images / pictures on carp.com is very easy, in fact probably too easy, and that is where everything can only go down hill - fast.

 

This isn't an idiots guide, it's a “I don't know how to guide” - we all start somewhere, once mastered though, there will be no stopping yourself(ies).

 

What I cannot tell you is how to use every type of image maker going, but they all work from the same principles – taking, viewing, deleting and opening in something else (sharing).

 

I am doing this on a pc as phones are so diverse at the moment you are better of following the user guide if you wish to go that way.

-----------

Quick reminder of forum rules http://www.carp.com/topic/11415-welcome-to-carpcom-please-can-you-check-out-the-rules/

 

No posting of pornographic or offensive material, links to adult sites, pornagraphic pictures or jokes.

 

No personal attacks/insults or harrasment of members be they race/ethnic/sexual/disability or religeous whatsoever.

 

Any posts/avatars or pictures that show violence, pornography, drugs or conflict with any other rule are strictly forbidden.

-----------

For this, terminology and technical know how has been kept to a minimum, however, most of it should be easy to find if you don't know what I mean when I talk piffle, Dal, I'm sure will translate anything else (ta in advance :lol:).

 

I am not going in to too much unnecessary detail as it will only confuse, if you wish to learn more you can; my objective is to help post those super images within threads to show off your prowess as an angler. There are several other ways to achieve the same effect, but the following works.

-----------

I will take a moment to explain a few (what I think are) misunderstood words, it's not too important to know, but it helps understand what's going on - feel free to skip.

 

If the image you want to post is on your computer or device, and it is switched off, no-one can see your work, so we need to put it somewhere available to all, all the time.

 

Server, this is where web pages and images are stored and made available for download, it is a computer that serves files to the requesting device (pc, pad, phone etc..) which is called a client (you). The server is often called the host because it looks after your files. Client side and server side refer to where something is happening.

 

Upload, this is placing a file from your device to the server. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - This is where the confusion comes in because it seems as though the roles swap for the client and server, albeit temporarily.

 

Address, this is computer speak for where to find your image. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - http://www.carp.comis the address for this web site, http://www.carp.com/imageofafish.jpg is an example for a specific file on the web site - if you use that address though you will probably get an error as I just made it up. Normally you click on links to specific pages or files so you don't need to know the address; you do need an address for the images you upload though (don't panic!)

 

Ctrl+c & ctrl+v – these are keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste (c for copy and v for ? Paste) this means press the ctrl (control) button on your keyboard at the same time as the normal 'c' or 'v' key.

 

Once the image is hosted on the server, it is available for use in posts Hurrah! You do, however, need to know the address of it (don't panic!) [just making sure I get this point across]

-----------

Something you do need to know.

 

The image is stored on the server in a file, this is the image file, the terms [image and image file] are often used interchangeably but there is a big difference. The file needs to be opened before you can use the image, sounds completely daft I know.

 

What you see is the image, you cannot see the file (that's why you can never find it :lol: ).

 

A computer will expect the image or image file, sometimes (often) it can deal with either, but not always.

 

If you are happy so far, skip the following -

Now the file holds information on how to display your image, but not the image itself (as such), you may of heard of jpg, jpeg, gif, png, these are all types of compression (or rubiks cube solver) for images; the image you see is made up of dots which form a grid with width and height, the compression compacts this information in various ways and in doing so uses less file space.

 

If you make changes to the image, the file will remain the same. If you save the image using the same file name, it will change the image file.

-----------

 

You need to have a server to host your image(s). For this I am using a web site called imgur.com as this makes it super easy to upload your images to a server; it's free. I strongly suggest that you do not use a cloud account (another term for host or server, but it is hired by you; strictly speaking this is much the same as having your own web site).

 

Technical note - the web address of the image server is not carp.com (this web site). This means carp.com cannot help with anything that happens to it or your images uploaded to it, i.e. if they [the image server] change terms and conditions, go belly up, or just disappear - your images may be lost. I would suggest you only use this to store images for use in your posts.

-----------

Let's get started -

 

If you haven't already opened your image file, I suggest opening the file with your web browser (it's easier), to do this, right click on the image file you want and click 'open in web browser' I'm using firefox, if you don't have firefox then whatever you use to browse the web should do fine, if not get firefox, it's free.

 

Have you already opened your image file, then try right clicking anyway.

 

I'm going to use the following image, this way you can see the process and also do the same in a reply if you wish to have ago at doing it for yourself now. Do feel free to use your own image though, you don't want to scare the kids if they see it :lol:

 

9w4KBuZ.png

 

 

So the first thing needed is to 'upload' your chosen image, this is the hardest part if you're not familiar with computer gadgetry, however, if you can see the image on the screen chances are you can simply 'right click' the image and copy it, you will be able to on the above image.

 

WMqJmN1.png

 

 

Once copied, you then need to open a new tab in your browser and type the address imgur.com in your address bar (if you don't know how just google imgur and right click the link and open in new tab) and you will see something like the following (ignore all the pictures they will change) without the white arrow, that's just pointing you to the upload button.

 

8HhbHNh.png

 

 

so click the button and the following should appear

 

CYAExSP.png

 

Hopefully the options will make sense to you, the one we are going to use is Ctrl+V Paste from the clipboard, this is why we right clicked and copied and also why it is so easy to do (no grumbling at where the file is). As you have copied the image you want (to the clipboard), now you upload it by pressing ctrl+V (paste); right click doesn't work on my pc.

 

You should now see the following page

 

2W8b2hM.png

 

If you do not see a smaller copy of your image at the bottom, go back a few steps to make sure you have copied (ctrl+c / right click - copy) the image. If your image is large, it may take a while.

 

 

Note the big button saying 'Start Upload', go ahead and click it

 

ZnhfLLu.png

 

You should see a screen like the above showing a larger version of your image and a list of image links to the right of the image. Click on the second link down - Direct Link (email & IM) - box (below the text) this is the address of your image and if you lose it you will struggle to find it again.

 

When you click on the link it will highlight (shown green here)

 

q23YvOj.png

 

 

 

then press ctrl+c (copy) or right click and copy and you have succeeded in uploading your image and got the address. Just remember, the address is on the clipboard, replacing your image; if you copy something else it may well disappear, if you leave the page available (i.e. don't close it) you should not come to any harm.

-----------

Pat on the back :lol: the mainly invisible process is over.

-----------

SO (wake up, nearly there!) the second part of the operation, now that you have cleverly uploaded your image, is to hit the reply button in the post you want - or start a new thread.

 

You will see the reply box, type whatever text you want before your image, then click the insert image icon highlighted below and pointed at by an arrow (not white this time)

 

ZU9uwv4.png

A box will appear asking for a URL, this is the address you copied from imgur

 

YZ99w0R.png

 

Click inside the box and press ctrl+v or right click and paste you have just pasted the address for the image, if nothing appears in the box go back to the imgur page a copy the address again.

 

Click OK

 

bRqYgI5.png

 

You should now see your image within your reply post Hurrah :) !, if not :( delete it and start again.

 

Most problems you will encounter will be banana fingers or server side problems.

 

The banana finger syndrome is pressing too many, not enough or simply the wrong keys when trying to copy and paste using the keyboard, to check this try right clicking to copy and paste.

 

Server side problems are many and varied, they (the server) may run slow, you may be too impatient to wait for it to do what you have asked or they may have - crashed, gone down or be offline updating. Any of which can cause the most patient of people to have tantrums. To test this, try opening another web site in your browser, if this seems ok then it will be a server side problem. Log out of your account, close your browser and re-open it and log back in, if this doesn't work, you will have to wait until the problem is fixed server side (there's nothing you can do).

 

If you are comfortable in finding your image files on your computer, you may find it easier to use the 'Browse your computer'. I'll leave that to you.

 

Hope this has made sense.

 

I suggest that you now find out how to resize your images, the reason is that some images are very big, this means that they may not fit inside the post very well, or the file size will make uploading slow and subsequently make the pages slow to load up.

 

Happy imaging :)

 

Hey ian, great post for newbies and numpties alike :lol:

 

have you realized how long this thread will get if everyone does this ( quotes your original post) :lol: :lol:

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Ok, posting images / pictures on carp.com is very easy, in fact probably too easy, and that is where everything can only go down hill - fast.

 

This isn't an idiots guide, it's a “I don't know how to guide” - we all start somewhere, once mastered though, there will be no stopping yourself(ies).

 

What I cannot tell you is how to use every type of image maker going, but they all work from the same principles – taking, viewing, deleting and opening in something else (sharing).

 

I am doing this on a pc as phones are so diverse at the moment you are better of following the user guide if you wish to go that way.

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Quick reminder of forum rules http://www.carp.com/topic/11415-welcome-to-carpcom-please-can-you-check-out-the-rules/

 

No posting of pornographic or offensive material, links to adult sites, pornagraphic pictures or jokes.

 

No personal attacks/insults or harrasment of members be they race/ethnic/sexual/disability or religeous whatsoever.

 

Any posts/avatars or pictures that show violence, pornography, drugs or conflict with any other rule are strictly forbidden.

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For this, terminology and technical know how has been kept to a minimum, however, most of it should be easy to find if you don't know what I mean when I talk piffle, Dal, I'm sure will translate anything else (ta in advance :lol:).

 

I am not going in to too much unnecessary detail as it will only confuse, if you wish to learn more you can; my objective is to help post those super images within threads to show off your prowess as an angler. There are several other ways to achieve the same effect, but the following works.

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I will take a moment to explain a few (what I think are) misunderstood words, it's not too important to know, but it helps understand what's going on - feel free to skip.

 

If the image you want to post is on your computer or device, and it is switched off, no-one can see your work, so we need to put it somewhere available to all, all the time.

 

Server, this is where web pages and images are stored and made available for download, it is a computer that serves files to the requesting device (pc, pad, phone etc..) which is called a client (you). The server is often called the host because it looks after your files. Client side and server side refer to where something is happening.

 

Upload, this is placing a file from your device to the server. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - This is where the confusion comes in because it seems as though the roles swap for the client and server, albeit temporarily.

 

Address, this is computer speak for where to find your image. - Ignore the next sentence if you are happy so far - http://www.carp.comis the address for this web site, http://www.carp.com/imageofafish.jpg is an example for a specific file on the web site - if you use that address though you will probably get an error as I just made it up. Normally you click on links to specific pages or files so you don't need to know the address; you do need an address for the images you upload though (don't panic!)

 

Ctrl+c & ctrl+v – these are keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste (c for copy and v for ? Paste) this means press the ctrl (control) button on your keyboard at the same time as the normal 'c' or 'v' key.

 

Once the image is hosted on the server, it is available for use in posts Hurrah! You do, however, need to know the address of it (don't panic!) [just making sure I get this point across]

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Something you do need to know.

 

The image is stored on the server in a file, this is the image file, the terms [image and image file] are often used interchangeably but there is a big difference. The file needs to be opened before you can use the image, sounds completely daft I know.

 

What you see is the image, you cannot see the file (that's why you can never find it :lol: ).

 

A computer will expect the image or image file, sometimes (often) it can deal with either, but not always.

 

If you are happy so far, skip the following -

Now the file holds information on how to display your image, but not the image itself (as such), you may of heard of jpg, jpeg, gif, png, these are all types of compression (or rubiks cube solver) for images; the image you see is made up of dots which form a grid with width and height, the compression compacts this information in various ways and in doing so uses less file space.

 

If you make changes to the image, the file will remain the same. If you save the image using the same file name, it will change the image file.

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You need to have a server to host your image(s). For this I am using a web site called imgur.com as this makes it super easy to upload your images to a server; it's free. I strongly suggest that you do not use a cloud account (another term for host or server, but it is hired by you; strictly speaking this is much the same as having your own web site).

 

Technical note - the web address of the image server is not carp.com (this web site). This means carp.com cannot help with anything that happens to it or your images uploaded to it, i.e. if they [the image server] change terms and conditions, go belly up, or just disappear - your images may be lost. I would suggest you only use this to store images for use in your posts.

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Let's get started -

 

If you haven't already opened your image file, I suggest opening the file with your web browser (it's easier), to do this, right click on the image file you want and click 'open in web browser' I'm using firefox, if you don't have firefox then whatever you use to browse the web should do fine, if not get firefox, it's free.

 

Have you already opened your image file, then try right clicking anyway.

 

I'm going to use the following image, this way you can see the process and also do the same in a reply if you wish to have ago at doing it for yourself now. Do feel free to use your own image though, you don't want to scare the kids if they see it :lol:

 

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So the first thing needed is to 'upload' your chosen image, this is the hardest part if you're not familiar with computer gadgetry, however, if you can see the image on the screen chances are you can simply 'right click' the image and copy it, you will be able to on the above image.

 

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Once copied, you then need to open a new tab in your browser and type the address imgur.com in your address bar (if you don't know how just google imgur and right click the link and open in new tab) and you will see something like the following (ignore all the pictures they will change) without the white arrow, that's just pointing you to the upload button.

 

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so click the button and the following should appear

 

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Hopefully the options will make sense to you, the one we are going to use is Ctrl+V Paste from the clipboard, this is why we right clicked and copied and also why it is so easy to do (no grumbling at where the file is). As you have copied the image you want (to the clipboard), now you upload it by pressing ctrl+V (paste); right click doesn't work on my pc.

 

You should now see the following page

 

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If you do not see a smaller copy of your image at the bottom, go back a few steps to make sure you have copied (ctrl+c / right click - copy) the image. If your image is large, it may take a while.

 

 

Note the big button saying 'Start Upload', go ahead and click it

 

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You should see a screen like the above showing a larger version of your image and a list of image links to the right of the image. Click on the second link down - Direct Link (email & IM) - box (below the text) this is the address of your image and if you lose it you will struggle to find it again.

 

When you click on the link it will highlight (shown green here)

 

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then press ctrl+c (copy) or right click and copy and you have succeeded in uploading your image and got the address. Just remember, the address is on the clipboard, replacing your image; if you copy something else it may well disappear, if you leave the page available (i.e. don't close it) you should not come to any harm.

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Pat on the back :lol: the mainly invisible process is over.

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SO (wake up, nearly there!) the second part of the operation, now that you have cleverly uploaded your image, is to hit the reply button in the post you want - or start a new thread.

 

You will see the reply box, type whatever text you want before your image, then click the insert image icon highlighted below and pointed at by an arrow (not white this time)

 

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A box will appear asking for a URL, this is the address you copied from imgur

 

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Click inside the box and press ctrl+v or right click and paste you have just pasted the address for the image, if nothing appears in the box go back to the imgur page a copy the address again.

 

Click OK

 

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You should now see your image within your reply post Hurrah :) !, if not :( delete it and start again.

 

Most problems you will encounter will be banana fingers or server side problems.

 

The banana finger syndrome is pressing too many, not enough or simply the wrong keys when trying to copy and paste using the keyboard, to check this try right clicking to copy and paste.

 

Server side problems are many and varied, they (the server) may run slow, you may be too impatient to wait for it to do what you have asked or they may have - crashed, gone down or be offline updating. Any of which can cause the most patient of people to have tantrums. To test this, try opening another web site in your browser, if this seems ok then it will be a server side problem. Log out of your account, close your browser and re-open it and log back in, if this doesn't work, you will have to wait until the problem is fixed server side (there's nothing you can do).

 

If you are comfortable in finding your image files on your computer, you may find it easier to use the 'Browse your computer'. I'll leave that to you.

 

Hope this has made sense.

 

I suggest that you now find out how to resize your images, the reason is that some images are very big, this means that they may not fit inside the post very well, or the file size will make uploading slow and subsequently make the pages slow to load up.

 

Happy imaging :)

 

Couldn't resist!

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I know it seems alot of steps, but I tried to make sure I went through everything one step at a time, once you've done it a couple of times, you will be posting pics like a good-un.

 

If I can do it !!!

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everything my boy, I am just a complete wally when it comes to computers, one day I will put some venue shots on here, no interest in showing fish , its against my principles.

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OK mate, can't say I'm big on pictures of me with fish, that one above is a very rare thing, just wanted to show my girls that other fish live in boddy.

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Concrete steps, it's better as the water goes down to less than a metre (3ft).

 

It's full at the moment!

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There are about 4 stpes down, then a concrete square (seat box size) then 4 more and so on.

 

Must have been a while since you went there.

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It was better before they stocked it all those years ago, but it's me fishing in 20 mins from home, valuable 8)

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It's not quantity or location for me, it's time. If Boddy was still in (what I think of as) Glory days, it would be great; most of the time I only get a couple of hours, maybe four - now it's getting lighter again I can choose further a field, but during winter it's ideal.

 

Checked out the animal house btw, looks good. Waters up and clear. I take it no fishing on the upper lake?

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when you said the animal house did you mean the Menagerie, the penny just dropped, I thought you was talking Canons, no mate you cannot fish the High Park Lake, not at its best in winter but what did you think, sorry for being thick, night work and advancing years.

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I think it looks good, looking forward to a day there, I'm highly tempted to sign up.

 

Is the 'news to you' about the crays at cannons?

 

Caught 450lb in one day (of crays) Ended up using a landing net to make sure they didn't drop off so that I could be a law abiding citizen and not return them :evil:

 

Had one attach itself to a carp's fin, thought I'd foul hooked the carp; ridiculous. :confused:

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I think it looks good, looking forward to a day there, I'm highly tempted to sign up.

 

 Yeah the menagerie / animal house.

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