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    Posted: January 16 2013 at 1:43am

Note: This is for sending (uploading) directly to Enfield-rifles.com. “Photobucket” or other hosted services are different. I suggest you copy & paste this & print it out to use for the first couple of times till you’re comfortable with the process. Its short, just a page or two.

If you want the whole detailled discussion & behind the scenes look at why & all the mucky behind the scenes details click on this link to go to the other thread with all the gory details.
 
 
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I suggest you copy & paste this & print it out to use for the first couple of times till you’re comfortable with the process. It’s short, just 3 pages.

To print this out from the forum do this:

LEFT CLICK on “TOPIC OPTIONS” IN THE TOP RIGHT OF THE WINDOW. LEFT CLICK ON “Printable Version” then when the re done window opens LEFT CLICK on “Print Page” when done LEFT CLICK on “Close Window"

This is not the fastest method; there are several others that are faster. But it is the safest, easiest & most foolproof one as it uses pictures & lots of safety checks for new users who aren’t really sure what is going on.
 

STEP #1:

Make a folder (directory) to store your small copies in.

 ***If you have a folder just to keep copies of pictures in you can skip this step, you only need one folder for this. ***

 

LEFT CLICK on the “start” button in the bottom right hand corner of your monitor screen.

 

LEFT CLICKPictures” on the list that shows up.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on the “pictures” item that shows up.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on “My Pictures”.

Look at the top bar across the screen.

 

LEFT CLICK on the phrase “New Folder

A folder appears with “New Folder” highlighted in color.

 

Type in “Pictures to post” (Or whatever you want to call your version) & hit ENTER.

 Step #2:

Pick the picture (Or pictures) you want to copy & shrink, & move a duplicate into the folder you made, or use.

***If you have copies of pictures in already you can skip this step, & go to step 3, making them smaller.***

 Click, double click & so to get to where you keep the pictures. (Pretty much what you did before, but go to the folder they’re stored in.)

 Look up in the top right corner, there is a little icon (graphic) looking like a picture of grass & sky, next to it is a small black triangle pointing down.

 When you put the mouse over it a double box shows up. LEFT CLICK on the arrow in this box.

 Either click on, or drag the slider to the option that says “EXTRA LARGE ICONS

A bunch of mini-pictures show up instead of names, this lets you see what you’re working with as a picture.

 

RIGHT CLICK on a picture you want to store for later work. A bunch of options pops up; one is “OPEN WITH”.

 

Put your cursor over “OPEN WITH”. A bunch of names pop up. Pick whichever one you like &SINGLE LEFT CLICK.

 *** Note I’m usingPAINT” or "MS Paintin this example just because 99% of Windows users have this program, even if it isn’t turned on. It’ll turn itself on & off as needed just by you picking it. Feel free to use whatever photo-editing program you like as they’ll all do what you need. ***

 

A new window opens with a part of your picture showing.

his is your picture at full size (100%) It’s probably HUGE.

 LEFT CLICK on the icon (picture) of what looks like an open book in the top left corner. This is where the entire load & save options hide.

 LEFT CLICK on the SAVE AS option.  *** IMPORTANT!:***-SAVE AS, NOT SAVE!

 LEFT CLICK on “. JPG”, this saves the picture in the right way.

 The same window choice as before pops up, showing you all the places you can save it to.

 

LEFT CLICKPictures” on the list that shows up.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on the “pictures” item that shows up.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on “My Pictures”.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on “Pictures to post” (Or whatever you called your version)

You’ll see the folder you made earlier in a box that pops up. At the bottom center are 2 spaces to write in. one is FILE NAME & the other is SAVE AS TYPE.They should both be filled in for you, don't mess with them. LOWER DOWN IN THE right hand corner is 2 “buttons”, SAVE & CANCELL.

 

LEFT CLICK in the SAVE box. *** IMPORTANT! ***-Use “SAVE” this time, not “SAVE AS”.

 

You’re done; a copy is now patiently waiting for you to come back to. You can close Paint by using the ol “RED “X” in the top right hand corner.

 

Go back to the start of step 2 & repeat as needed for more pictures.

 

Step #3:

Make the copies smaller & save the small result.

 

LEFT CLICK on the “start” button in the bottom right hand corner of your monitor screen.

 

LEFT CLICKPictures” on the list that shows up.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on the “pictures” item that shows up.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on “My Pictures”.

 

DOUBLE LEFT CLICK on “Pictures to post” (Or whatever you called your version)

 

Put your cursor over “OPEN WITH”. A bunch of names pop up. Pick whichever one you like &SINGLE LEFT CLICK.

 *** Note I’m still using “PAINT” or MS Paint” in this example. Feel free to use whatever photo-editing program you like, as they’ll all do what you need. ***

 A new window opens with a part of your picture showing.

 

Look at the options in the top left, one is RESIZE.

LEFT CLICK on it. A box appears with some choices.

 

LEFT CLICK on PIXELS, not PERCENTAGE.

 

Check the “MAINTAIN ASPECT RATIO box is ticked. If it isn’t LEFT CLICK on it.

 LEFT CLICK on the upper HORIZONTAL, or VERTICAL boxes. Pick the longest side of your picture.

 

Hit the BACKSPACE key till the numbers in the box are all gone.

 

Type in “800” & hit “ENTER

The picture will suddenly shrink, don’t worry, this is what you wanted.

 

LEFT CLICK on the icon (picture) of what looks like an open book in the top left corner. This is where the entire load & save options hide.

 

LEFT CLICK in the SAVE box. *** IMPORTANT! ***-Use “SAVE”, not “SAVE AS”.

 You’re done; a copy is now shrunk down to a small 800 X 800 file that is perfect for posting (& fast too). You can close Paint by using the ol “RED “X” in the top right hand corner.

 Go back to the beginning of Step #3: For each picture to shrink them all.

Try it out, it takes way longer to type in, or read than it does to do. You only make the folder once & then go right to step 2 & 3.

Please feel free to critique, ask questions or post problems that I've missed & I'll try to keep it 100% current.Wink

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good information. 

I use IrfanView, a free image viewer and manipulator.  It's free and very easy to use.  Under the Image tool there is a Resize/Resample option.  I typically resize to 640 by XXX for posting.  Cropping is super easy too and all image formats are supported, just save as .jpg.

Much better than Paint.  There is a batch option too for resizing all pictures in a folder.
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Is there a way to get equivalent instructions for a MacIntosh using iPhoto?
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I don't use Mac so this is going to be a bit generic, maybe someone else who is a mac user can be more detained for you.
Log on to the internet.
Go to a photo hosting site that supports mac, maybe "Photobucket" or "Tinypic".
Follow their instructions for mac users to upload the picture you want to store online & use.
Once it's stored you can use "links" to copy *& paste (however that is done on Mac) to "copy" the text which will look something like {img}picturename &  a bunch of numbers12345.JPG{/img} (the brackets will be square I used these just to illustrate without doing).
Everything else is done from the site or from here just following the icon for posting pictures (looks like a tree on top of the "post new reply" dialog box.

Sorry its not more specific but I hope it helps a bit.
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Thanks Shamu. It is very much appreciated.

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