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Old 13th September 2008, 16:59   #1
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The facility of uploading pictures directly to Team-BHP has been enabled. Please do not use imgur or any other external photo hosting websites.

HOW TO UPLOAD PICTURES:

Step One : Click on the paperclip icon to open the Manage Attachments pop-up window.
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NOTE: When editing an existing post, you'll need to click the "Go Advanced" button to make the paperclip icon appear.

Step Two : Select the pictures you wish to upload from your computer. Then click the "Upload" button.
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TIP: To select individual files, keep the CTRL key pressed whilst clicking on them
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Step Three : Your attachments are now uploaded and will be included in your post. You can close the pop-up window.

*NOTE* : Please be sure to "submit" your post within 30 minutes of uploading attachments. Else, your attachments will expire. If you need more time to prepare your content, preview the post ("go advanced" -> "preview post") every <30 minutes to prevent your attachments from expiring.

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Old 13th September 2008, 17:01   #2
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Including photographs within the text body & adding captions:
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Click on the arrow next to the attach icon and either choose "Insert All" or choose the specific picture you wish to insert.

The picture/s will then be inserted at the position of your cursor in the post.

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NOTE:
  • If you wish to do this on an already submitted post, you will have to first click the "Go Advanced" button.
  • The pictures that you do not insert inline will be displayed at the end of your post.

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Photo Upload Rules:
  • The file size must be no more than 4 MB.
  • Each post may include a maximum of 30 pictures.
Technical Information:
  • There is absolutely no restriction on the image resolution (e.g. 19201080). However, within posts, the uploaded image will display in a maximum size of 800 pixels. To view the larger resolution copy, simply click on the image (within the post) and the original size photo will pop open in a separate tab.
  • Images smaller than 800 pixels will be displayed in their original size only.

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How to resize images:

Several BHPians have written in asking for a guide on resizing large pictures down to 4 MB (or less). Here are the simplest ways of going about it:

Option ONE : Download one of the many photo resizing tools available (google 'image resizer for Windows'). Click here to view an excellent tutorial on using resizing software.

OPTION TWO : Open the picture in Microsoft Paint (standard on your Windows OS), then press "Ctrl" & "W". Under "Stretch", enter 50-75% (as needed) for the horizontal and vertical fields. Click Save.

*NOTE* : If you're a power user, check out the FastStone Photo Resizer. A lot of us use this one.

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Why we require images to be uploaded directly to Team-BHP:
  • Expiration of photographs : Most free photo-hosting websites delete photographs after a year of use. This will render most travelogues, supercar reports, long-term reviews etc. useless.
  • PhotoGallery : If pictures are not uploaded to our server, they will not be included in the Team-BHP PhotoGallery.
  • Inappropriate content : Recently, some photo-hosting sites were bought out by unscrupulous organisations, who replaced all existing photographs on their servers with inappropriate / adult content. This is certainly not ideal for a child-safe community like Team-BHP, which enjoys a varied audience from all backgrounds.
  • Convenience : It is far more convenient to use a single interface / website for including pictures within your posts.
  • Bandwidth Theft : Hotlinking to photographs from other websites results in us using their server resources. This is popularly termed as Bandwidth Theft and is frowned upon by Website Administrators.

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To view a list of all attachments uploaded from your Team-BHP profile, click here.

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Update! To make things more convenient for BHPians, we've just increased the max image file size to 4 MB .

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