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    Posting your own images on the forum showing the current process on Photobucket

    There are quite a few photo sharing sites you can use and most of them are free of charge. Photobucket is one of them and the one I use. Photobucket is free to use if you don't mind the advertisements. I pay Photobucket $25/year so I don't have to see the ads plus I get some other perks that the free customers don't get.

    Go to Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket and sign up for an account, free or fee is up to you. Once you're signed up and have your account, you can start uploading pictures into photo albums that you create to separate your pics into relevant groupings. You're given a default photo album to start with which is where I place all my pics that don't seem to go in any particular album.

    At the top of the Photobucket page is a green "Upload" button. Click it and you will get this page.
    1) Select the album you want to upload your images to. It will have your default album listed but you can change it to any album that you have created. It will also give you the option to create a new album to place the images you're uploading into.
    2) Once you've selected the album to place the pics into, you can then click "Select photos and videos" button. You will be given the opportunity to select all the photos you want to upload and then click the "Open" button and the pics will upload to your selected album on Photobucket. In this example, I'm uploading to my default album.



    When the upload is complete, click the "Save and continue to my album" button



    Find the image you want to have displayed in your post and move your mouse pointer over the image.



    A drop down box will appear with some picture code options for various purposes. For the forum, we want to use "IMG code". Move your mouse pointer right over the actual code (right where the arrow is pointing) and left click. You will see the word "Copied" appear then disappear. You now have the IMG code copied and are ready to place it into your post.



    1) Go back to the forum and place your cursor right where you want the pic to appear in your post and either perform a Ctlr+V or right click and "Paste" to put the IMG code in your post.
    2) Left click "Preview Post" or "Go Advanced" to see what it looks like.



    The preview function will show you how your picture will look on the forum. If you like what you see, click the "Submit New Thread", "Post Quick Reply", or "Submit Reply" button depending on whether your submitting a new thread or replying to someone elses thread.
    Some things to be aware of, the forum limits you to 10 images per post. If you have 11 images you need to display, you'll need to break them up into two posts or replies. Also consider this, posting 10 images per post will take up a lot of bandwidth loading and those with slower broadband connections will experience delays while their browser loads all the images.

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    I also use photobucket. Since most cooks result in multiple photos i have found the bulk uploader to be much quicker.
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    I take most of my pictures on my iphone. I don't remember how I set it up, whether from the photobucket app (which I never use) or through photobucket but I have an email address which contains photobucket in the address - I can email a picture after I take it right from my phone and it lands in my default photobucket album.
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    Rick, yep. These instructions were intended for folks who've never used photobucket and/or posted their own pics on a forum before so wanted it to be a walk before they learn to run type thing.

    Deb, cool! I'll look into that. I also have the iPhone app for photobucket and use it to show folks my images on PB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post

    Deb, cool! I'll look into that. I also have the iPhone app for photobucket and use it to show folks my images on PB.

    found it, in photobucket go to your account settings, click on the mobile tab - there is an email address (I also see a pin and I don't use one so that may be a first time setup number)
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    thanks for the info, my first post with pictures was a breeze with your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GA Que View Post
    thanks for the info, my first post with pictures was a breeze with your help.
    and your first pics we killer!

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    Thanks Scallywag!
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    Oh no.. Thank you for the pics!

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    Thanx
    Very well explained
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