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Offline Elantric

How to post pics
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:41:41 PM »
How to post pics

Creat a free photo hosting account at
https://postimages.org/

https://postimg.org/gallery/g9uh4lpa/

To post large pics here, they need to be uploaded to the web. A lot of guys here use photobucket.com. But i've recently moved PostImage because others  started placing restrictions and want $$$ when your photos become popular.
Once you get an account and upload your photos, go into your album





All you do right click on the image and click n "Copy image Address"



Now in your message, just hit the Insert Pics 


 "Paste" wherever you want your photo to appear (like this)...







Good luck. Look forward to seeing some photos.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 11:14:32 AM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 03:33:26 PM »
I upload my pics to a free photo sharing service

https://postimage.io/
Then right click the pic from Postimage, copy the URL and insert mid post using the SMF forum image insert command

[i m g ] https://s6.postimg.org/y2k2049s1/Steve_And_Fito_1.jpg [/ i m g ]


Here is what Composing your message with inline pics look like

( observe the [ i m g ] image codes )

IMPORTANT:  your pics must be hosted on an external photo server
www.snapagogo.com






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Here is the final result
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=11879.0


« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 10:59:23 AM by admsustainiac »

Offline sixeight

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 10:16:06 AM »
Can I use this from an ipad as well? There seems to be no app.

I tried to upload pictures from ipad, but find that the format has changed on later ipad versions to .jpeg, which vguitarforums seems to reject...

Offline admsustainiac

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 10:36:36 AM »
Just a reminder when posting large pics, to use a separate image hosting site (PostImages, Snapagogo, etc) as we want to maintain room on our server for other file types   
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 11:16:30 AM by Elantric »

Offline Vade

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 11:33:08 AM »
I just went through and deleted some pics from some of my posts. I also sent a donation to help with your server costs. As always many thanks for what you, and the other moderators, do to keep this incredible site up and running.

How to support VGuitar…

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Offline Autana

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Re: How to post pics
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 05:33:13 AM »
Just a reminder when posting large pics, to use a separate image hosting site (Snapagogo, PhotoBucket, etc) as we want to maintain room on our server for other file types

Might be helpful if users reduce the size of their images before uploading to VGF since many persons have the bad habit of taking and upload the picture directly from their cameras, which usually means a huge resolution/weight file.
So, does the VGF server engine reduces/encode the upload images size?  or original weight is preserved?
What size is considered large in terms of VGF server space?
When I upload images for my post or to others topics, I usually use images shots from my Nikon, which according to my chosen megapixels resolution typically produces photos with a size ranging from 1.4 MB to 5MB. Then I use a utility to reduce the file size while preserving the highest quality possible .

This example original image is 2592x1944,2MB, after encoding it is reduced to 1200x900/ 250K file, with good average net quality. 

For tech freaks:
Encoding algorithm:
Color Depth 24bit
Progressive
Quality: 75%
Final File Size: 249K
Signal/noise ratio (SNR) 38.382 dB
« Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 05:36:21 AM by Autana »
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Offline Elantric

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 08:10:28 AM »
The over riding issue is Uploading  large Photos in your post really impacts the bottom line and risks breaking the whole operation here.

If you notice  - we have zero pop up ads, and all forum operating costs come right out of my own pocket.  We do get occasional contributions  from members  time to time- (Much Appreciated!)

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but most years we break even with zero "profit"
 We operate this forum out of passion for guitar exploration, thanks to volunteers on a shoestring

But when the web hosting company says we are too popular and using too much bandwidth and storage space on their server , the operation cost per month becomes far too expensive for my budget, we risk shutting the forum down

We want to reserve our web server bandwidth for sharing patches and a few reference docs - not all your photos at  2MB size each of your guitar.

Instead there's a better method to achieve that goal, with no impact on our web hosting costs.

For images in your posts, we really want all members to learn how to use the third party image server apps  - as explained in 1st post in this thread
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4823.msg32701#msg32701

After Photobucket.com started demanding an annual charge for image hosting 
I've been using and recommending the free Snapagogo.com for a few years,

http://www.snapagogo.com


or https://postimage.io/

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Offline Autana

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Re: How to post pics
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 11:24:32 AM »
The over riding issue is Uploading  large Photos in your post really impacts the bottom line and risks breaking the whole operation here.

but most years we break even with zero "profit"
 We operate this forum out of passion for guitar exploration, thanks to volunteers on a shoestring

But when the web hosting company says we are too popular and using too much bandwidth and storage space on their server , the operation cost per month becomes far too expensive for my budget, we risk shutting the forum down

I completely agree, and encourage forum members to do so. I carelessly had not read the first post, sorry, so even reducing the size of the images, ultimately does not help the purpose.

If you notice  - we have zero pop up ads, and all forum operating costs come right out of my own pocket.  We do get occasional contributions  from members  time to time- (Much Appreciated!)
Click Here to Support VGuitarForums

Important and I could say essential to contribute with Elantric and crew as far as possible with this invaluable ad honorem mission, to keep alive this impressive depository of information, support, help and friendly VG networking.  I do time on time, (even under my country situation) even personally have one more reason, I'm the host for the official Band-in-a-Box Spanish forum (by 8 years) and VGF has taught me so much, about how I should manage it. Thanks.

« Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 11:26:16 AM by Autana »
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Re: How to post pics
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 07:30:30 AM »
At least here and now it seem http://www.snapagogo.com server is down, no image from is loading and the site itself is inaccessible, can someone confirm please?  thanks. 
« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 08:06:07 AM by Autana »
GR-55, GP-10, GI-20, Godin xtSA, GodinNylon MultiAc, Giannini classical, 3 GK-3'd gtrs, Cube 80XL, Primova GKFX-21 (x2)

Fear just pulls you out of being true to music, which is coming from a place of love. Love is the opposite of fear. I stay away from anything fear-related.
- Tal Wilkenfeld -

Offline Vade

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2016, 08:04:05 AM »
Morning Carlos. It does appear to be down as of now.

P.S. Hmm… Carlos Autana. Did you play at Woodstock by any chance?
« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 08:08:57 AM by Vade »
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Re: How to post pics
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2016, 09:03:40 AM »
Morning Carlos. It does appear to be down as of now.


Thanks Vade,  http://www.snapagogo.com is restablished, temporary issue I guess. 

Quote
P.S. Hmm… Carlos Autana. Did you play at Woodstock by any chance?
I tried to play at Woodstock, but organizers do not leave minors  ...  Just kidding, (I was 10 then)  :D  I think you meant Carlos Santana, wow! far away of his stature! thanks for that  ;D




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- Tal Wilkenfeld -

Offline admsustainiac

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2016, 10:00:48 AM »
snapagogo has been dead for a few days

I hope it returns!

Meanwhile there are other free photo hosting sites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photo-sharing_websites

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Re: How to post pics
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2016, 10:49:05 AM »
snapagogo has been dead for a few days

I hope it returns!

Meanwhile there are other free photo hosting sites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photo-sharing_websites

Yes, indeed, at least the previous images hosted still appearing, but the user upload engine does not work.
Thanks for the list of sharing sites!

This is what I get when point to snapagogo:
GR-55, GP-10, GI-20, Godin xtSA, GodinNylon MultiAc, Giannini classical, 3 GK-3'd gtrs, Cube 80XL, Primova GKFX-21 (x2)

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- Tal Wilkenfeld -

Offline sixeight

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2016, 07:02:12 AM »
And I just found out I can upload pics directly from my ipad into snapagogo using the Puffin browser. This works for Android too on my phone.

https://www.puffinbrowser.com/index.php
« Last Edit: May 18, 2016, 07:12:25 AM by sixeight »

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Re: How to post pics
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2016, 10:42:35 AM »
FWIW - Snapagogo is working 100% again

Yes, thanks.  Hopefully it hold fine and the inactivity was for adjustment/server improvement, is a great graphic hosting site.
GR-55, GP-10, GI-20, Godin xtSA, GodinNylon MultiAc, Giannini classical, 3 GK-3'd gtrs, Cube 80XL, Primova GKFX-21 (x2)

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Re: How to post pics
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2016, 05:06:02 PM »
Snapagogo is DOWN 100% >again   

It seem a global fail, as is read in a popular site analizer.   

Any suggestions for another images host site?
GR-55, GP-10, GI-20, Godin xtSA, GodinNylon MultiAc, Giannini classical, 3 GK-3'd gtrs, Cube 80XL, Primova GKFX-21 (x2)

Fear just pulls you out of being true to music, which is coming from a place of love. Love is the opposite of fear. I stay away from anything fear-related.
- Tal Wilkenfeld -

Offline gumtown

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2016, 04:15:35 PM »
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline Elantric

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2016, 04:35:59 PM »
FWIW - Snapagogo is working 100% again
http://www.snapagogo.com/

Offline Chameleon

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2016, 09:09:37 PM »
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Offline Elantric

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2016, 09:10:31 PM »

Lets order some T-Shirts ! - I need this for LA Amp Show Oct 1st and 2016 Winter NAMM
Cafe Express

VistaPrint

or?
« Last Edit: September 09, 2016, 09:12:17 PM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2016, 09:11:08 PM »
FWIW - Snapagogo is dead again  - but i expect it will return next week
http://www.snapagogo.com/

Offline Chameleon

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2016, 09:45:34 PM »
Have you guys ever done vforum shirts before?

Offline Elantric

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2016, 09:51:19 PM »
Not yet - its time

Offline whippinpost91850

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2016, 08:40:35 AM »
That would be cool!!!! I would buy a few 8)

Offline sixeight

Re: How to post pics
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2016, 03:16:12 PM »
I'm migrating over to IMGUR

http://imgur.com/gallery/TBzSz

Which has an app for the ipad, but you need ios9 to install it. Which I don't have yet...

 

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