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post #1 of 22
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I've been here a bit and so many of you guys post pics, I'm yet to figure out how to do this without having my own website/url. Are all pics here posted as links to a url or is there another way because cut and paste is just not working for me.
post #2 of 22
Hi Bec--

To post pictures, you have to first have them hosted on a website somewhere. Some Internet accounts--like CompuServe for me--give you some amount of space to store files on their server.

There are other sources on the Internet where you can upload your images, some for free, but I haven't used any of them for a while. Try Imagestation.com, Webshots.com, Freeservers.com, or Picturetrail.com, for starters, and maybe someone else will have some other suggestions.

Once you have your picture on a web site somewhere, posting it on EpicSki is easy. First, find your picture on its site. Right click on it, and then click "properties." The box will show the address (URL) of the picture. Highlight that address and copy it.

Then, in your EpicSki "create message" window (what I'm typing in right now to reply to your post), click on the "image" button and paste the address of your photo into the box that appears. Click "OK" and the address should appear in the text of your message, with all the necessary formatting.

If you want to make sure you did it right, click "Preview Post" before posting your message.

That's it! It's easier than I may have made it sound, once you have your photos stored somewhere.

I look forward to seeing your photos.

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #3 of 22
PS--Since replying to you, Bec, I've been playing around a little with Imagestation.com. This looks like a good site, and I think I'll start using it myself, to wean myself away from CompuServe. There's a simple "drag and drop" uploading feature, where you can just drop files from your computer onto a target for uploading. You can organize your files into albums, and make those albums available to others or not, as you choose. All for free!

Best regards,
Bob
post #4 of 22
On the other hand, I just tried uploading three different pictures to Imagestation, after installing the "drag and drop" program from their site, and got an "error on page" message each time. So maybe it's not such a great idea after all....

Good luck!

Best,
Bob
post #5 of 22
As long as the request's don't get too overwelming, I can host pictures. Especially if they are for Epicski.

It's not going to be an interactive thing where you can just put the picture up there (yet, I'm looking into a gallery software) but if you send me a request via PM, I'll send you my email and you can send me the picture. I'll then send you a link to the picture.
post #6 of 22
Lucky at Crystal.



Now, how do I make it larger?

[ October 01, 2003, 09:21 AM: Message edited by: Lucky ]
post #7 of 22
Greetings From Vermont!



ImageStation is great, but the url's are really LONG. (They won't fit in the picture place on your profile. Got a suggestion for that, dchan? Can you make that space about 5 spaces larger? I'm short one space plus jpeg! [img]smile.gif[/img] )
post #8 of 22
I use www.pbase.com



This is today's snowfall accumulation here in the "little finger" area of Michigan.

NOTE:

Regarding the right-click method Bob described: On some website photo systems, your images are hosted on a collection of server machines, and if you use the right-click system, you may be linking to a server that won't be responding the next time EpicSki links to it. If you use the URL usually showing when you view your picture (in mine above, the url on pbase for the picture was everything between the bracketing through the word medium) and then add .jpg, you'll get the picture regardless which server gets called up by the link. Or so I'm told. You also get a shorter URL that way. The right-click url for the same picture was:

http://image.pbase.com/u14/kneale_br....1Snowfall.jpg

I think the /u14/ refers to a particular server on the pbase system, which is one of several because they're hosting millions of photos.

When I've used the right-click approach on other forums, it showed the picture for a little while and then you'd see the infamous Red X box.

[ October 01, 2003, 03:30 PM: Message edited by: Kneale Brownson ]
post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucky:
Lucky at Crystal.



Now, how do I make it larger?
Hi Lucky, Take a look at the file name. Take off the .thumb.jpg and reinsert the URL file name and here you go.
post #10 of 22
Thanks Slider. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #11 of 22
Bec:

Another place you might try for hosting your pics is www.biglines.com

You have to create a profile for yourself, but it's free and pretty easy. It must be because I was able to do it in a fairly short time.

Once your account is established, click on their "photos" button and you'll come to a screen where you can upload photos. Hit the browse button and bring up the photos you have on your drive(s). Double click on the one(s) you want and then just follow the prompts.

Once the photo is hosted at biglines, follow Bob Barnes' directions on linking to it in Epic.

I just did it and it didn't take long at all. Here's the result of my effort, just to help get everyone thinking about snow again. This was taken last winter in Little Cottonwood Canyon, about three drainages west of Snowbird...

post #12 of 22
Now, how do you make pictures Smaller?
post #13 of 22
Thanks Bob Barnes,
I was missing the part about clicking on the property of the image.
I was putting the URL in the bar above instead.
Now I am finally able to add this picture to my profile.



[ October 02, 2003, 09:59 PM: Message edited by: Frenchie ]
post #14 of 22
Bonni, as you can see from Bob Peter's photo, if a picture is too large, it can mess up the formatting of the entire page (as well as take a long time to appear). To avoid this, try to make the number of pixels in either direction no more than about 600 pixels. This will make the picture come out to be about half a "screen width" wide for many users (ie, those using 1024x768). It will also reduce the time it takes for the image to appear on user's screens.

How do you do this if you are not really into the details of digital photography? Here's about the simplest way I have ever found to change the size (in pixels) of a digital image:

Download a great little digital image viewing program called Irfanview from www.irfanview.com . Its very intuitive to use and is absolutely free. Use it to view your digital image. Go to the "Image" menu. Under it is an option "Resize/resample". Click on it. Type in "600" in the "horizontal pixels" box. Hit "OK". Go to the file menu and click on "Save as". Give your file a slightly different but understandable name like: "Oldname_600x400 rez.jpg". You are done. The file will now appear at a reasonable size when you post it here.

Tom / PM

PS - Hey Frenchie, what are you skiing on in that picture? They look pretty wide to me. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

PS#2 - Bonni - I love the be-pumpkined VT house. Is it yours?

[ October 02, 2003, 11:35 PM: Message edited by: PhysicsMan ]
post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by PhysicsMan:

PS - Hey Frenchie, what are you skiing on in that picture? They look pretty wide to me. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
Those are my good old 11.20. I loved those. I am thinking ahout going wider this year with the Head IM85.
They would be a good complement to my IC180 and let me go
faster when it is soft and deep! [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

Edited to fit the screen better.

[ October 02, 2003, 11:49 PM: Message edited by: Frenchie ]
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by Frenchie:
Those are my good old 11.20. I loved those. I am thinking ahout going wider this year with the Head IM85. They would be a good complement to my IC180 and let me go faster when it is soft and deep!
Neat shot. From the picture I sure thought they were something with an even wider shovel than 11.20's, maybe 10ex's. Not to hijack this thread, but how do you like your IC180's? I've got IC200's, and they were the ski I most used last season.

BTW, I responded to your question in the other thread about reverse tel lookup.

Tom / PM
post #17 of 22


The pumpkin house was down the road at a roadside veggie stand.

This is the house we're buying. It needs work, but it's gonna be great! :
post #18 of 22
Gorgeous House. First thing next spring, get rid of the bushes in front of the porch. That porch is way too pretty to be hidden. Also, paint the ceiling over the porch light blue to keep the ghosts out of the house.
post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by PhysicsMan:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Frenchie:
Those are my good old 11.20. I loved those. I am thinking ahout going wider this year with the Head IM85. They would be a good complement to my IC180 and let me go faster when it is soft and deep!
Neat shot. From the picture I sure thought they were something with an even wider shovel than 11.20's, maybe 10ex's. Not to hijack this thread, but how do you like your IC180's? I've got IC200's, and they were the ski I most used last season.

BTW, I responded to your question in the other thread about reverse tel lookup.

Tom / PM
</font>[/quote]Thanks for the answer. About the pic, I only
have 2 shot of me skiing and this one of them. The other is good
too but has the logo of my ex ski area so I don't want to post it
here. I should have a friend that can use a camera!

I like my IC180 for anything, but
because they are softer than the IC200, they sink more in the
middle in deep snow. It can be tricky at first. However,
they are great carver and pretty fast on anything else.
I chose this ski as they make the task easier for the level
3 exam. Most of the examiner perform those task on short SL.
I did not wanted the speed limit of a slalon so I chosed this one.
It has a deep sidecut that let me carve on one foot as required
for the level 3 task but I can still enjoy GS speed and all
mountain versatility. I would like the IM85 for deep snow so
I can float a little more above the stuff when I want to go
fast. By the way, I am fairly light.
5'8" and 165 lbs.

[ October 03, 2003, 12:38 AM: Message edited by: Frenchie ]
post #20 of 22
Frenchie - We are on *exactly* the same wavelength about the IC-180's and 200's. That's how I use them as well. Since I'm a good bit heavier (210 lbs) than you, I'll bet that my 200's with me on them act just like your 180's with you on them. ... Well, then again, maybe not - I'm not an L3.

I feel bad about hijacking this thread. Lets continue via PM's (or another thread) if we want to do any more equipment banter.

Tom / PM
post #21 of 22
Thanks Skidmo. And yes....those buttugly shrubs are going. Know anyone who wants....a Shrubbery? Nee!

We have bats living behind the shutters already...the ghosts will have company. If you have a way to get rid of bats, post in the Lounge.
post #22 of 22
Bob.Peters that is cruel and hurtful to post a deep powder picture this late-early in the year.
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