"Image Posting, Uploading and Linking" Tue 21-Dec-10 10:37 PM by MotoMannequin
3.4. Traffic is an important cost component but Nikonians is more concerned about a big number of visitors who are not on broad band Internet and/or may go through numerous hops to get to our sites; please help by posting in the forums a prudent number of images per post; or a reasonable number of links to outside images per day.
3.5. In the forums, please limit the image size to no more than 1,200 pixels on the longest side. This is to accommodate those who have smaller monitors, members who have monitors set at low display resolutions and those not on broad band Internet connections or in remote areas of the globe.
3.6. In the forums, there is a maximum 300KByte limit to each image posted, and you will get an error message trying to upload any bigger image file. This makes for a better experience for dial up users and helps keep network traffic costs down.
Example of re-sizing process to reach under 300KB from Photoshop (similar process in other tools): a. Open your file. b. Image > Image Size Set the longer dimension to 1,200 Pixels (maximum) and resolution to 72 or 96 pixels/inch. c. File > Save for Web Option d. Verify file size (or set to under 300KByte) e. Save as a jpg type file
Silver, Gold and Platinum members may link to their Nikonians gallery for an inline image to appear in a post in the forums. In forums direct uploading, the image can be up to 1200 pixels on the longest side and 300KB file size; so the medium size version at the gallery should be linked if the full size original exceeds these parameters.
***NEW*** The galleries image pages now show a "For forum post:" link, under the "Direct link:" The 'For forum post:' link will display the medium sized image in your forum post and will automatically have an embedded clickable link to the large image page Just copy/paste it into your post (brackets included).
All members may link to images stored on external servers. These will appear as links rather than in-line images. Out of courtesy to fellow members we ask you to please warn about the size of the file being linked to, e.g., (245kb) or by at least typing: warning: big file. Remember: When a large tree is coming down in the woods, there is always someone shouting: Timber!
Also, we suggest you limit the number of image links in a post to a reasonable number; ideally to only one. Consider that if you post too many links, seldom someone will have the patience to look at them.
canepazzo San Jose, US Registered since 21st Feb 2009
Wed 20-Jan-10 06:36 PM
#1. "RE: Image Posting, Uploading and Linking" In response to Reply # 0
Does this forum require special requirements. I read the guidelines before posting. I certainly intend to abide by them. I'd appreciate knowing why the post was moved so I don't make further mistakes. thanks
#2. "RE: Image Posting, Uploading and Linking" In response to Reply # 1
If you are referring to the post I saw, I suspect it was because the picture wasn't taken with a Nikon camera. Non Nikon lenses are OK, but only photos from Nikon cameras can be posted in this forum. Your post was moved to the non-Nikon cameras forum.
#4. "RE: Image Posting, Uploading and Linking" In response to Reply # 3
Charlie is correct, that post was moved to the Non-Nikon forum because it was shot with a Canon. No worries though. If it ever stops raining, I'll look forward to seeing some shots from your Nikon. Keep dry
#5. "RE: Image Posting, Uploading and Linking" In response to Reply # 0
This is text quoted from an earlier discussion on what's appropriate for posting in the Landscape forum, and particularly in the monthly challenges. Of course any individual monthly challenge may override any of these rules, for example the "People in Nature" specifically allowed photos where the person was the main subject.
Below are a few image posting guidelines for the landscape forum as well the monthly challenge. Generally speaking this forum is nature-based. However, there are a few grey areas we want to address so everyone knows what types of images are, and are not, acceptable to post here. Those that are not will be moved to the appropriate forum such as; A Picture I Took, Panorama, Macro/Close-Up, Architechtural....
Acceptable: nature landscapes, buildings like castles that are in a landscape setting, bridges, cityscapes looking from the outside in like a skyline, fireworks, lunar or stellar captures like the milky way and certainly star trails, parks inside a city where the subject is the park, or the park in the city, NOT a city with a park.
Unacceptable: People in landscapes such that the person attracts enough attention to become the subject of the image. A person, or people, that are small and unavoidable, or in background are okay. City streets, shot from within a city, like a neighborhood with buildings are not considered landscapes. Single or small group of flowers close-up belong in the Macro/close-up forum, but rows of flowers, especially if they include a distinct pattern are okay.
Stitched panoramas belong in the Panorama forum. However, stitched landscape panoramas are welcome in the monthly challenge . Cropped-single images, i.e., unstitched images, that have a aspect ratio like a panorama are okay to post here. This distinction is made since in addition to the aspect ratio, the method of stitching and capture technique used to create the resulting panorama provides useful information for those trying to learn and be inspired. Therefore, stitched panoramas should only be posted in the Panorama forum (except challanges).
These guidelines may be slightly modified but the theme should be such that you would call the image a landscape capture Also, if you are not aware, Nikonians now offers a dedicated Infrared and Ultraviolet forum.
#7. "RE: Image Posting, Uploading and Linking" In response to Reply # 0
The guidelines above have been edited to reflect the new posting limits: 300KB and 1200 pixels on the longest side. Also, the galleries have a new feature allowing us to very easily use the gallery thumbnail as a link into our galleries.
#8. "RE: Image Posting, Uploading and Linking" In response to Reply # 0
The link from my user galleries did not work for me. And what worse: when I deleted the link it erased my original galleriy...None of my pictures were erased but they are no were to be found...I just made a new gallery: landscape with 1 picture and the link still don't work but now I don't touch anything... Thanks if you can help...