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Image Posting, Uploading and Linking


Livermore, CA, US
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MotoMannequin Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 11th Jan 2006
Sat 31-Oct-09 10:13 PM | edited Tue 21-Dec-10 10:37 PM by MotoMannequin

Please note that our Terms of Use reflect the following guidelines for posting of images at Nikonians.

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.

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.

Details on posting images can be found in the Nikonians Wiki here:

Edited to reflect the latest TOU

Larry - a Bay Area Nikonian
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