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Using your own picture service
Nothing wrong with using your own Imgur or what have you.  Or maybe you want to use the editor insert image button to display a pic on another site.

Since we have guides (9 & 11) which will resize pics automatically - if you do - expected to resize them yourself.  If you don't know how - or haven't the time - use the approved methods for uploading.

I recently converted posted pics to links - because they were 3000 X 4000 pixels and close to 1 Mb in size.  At typical web resolution of 72 PPI (pixels per inch) - this means the native picture size would've been 56.6 inches along its longest axis.  That's crazy big - and I've seen bigger!  They only fit because we - like all web sites - use CSS to make them fit in the available space.  Which varies depending on your screen size.  CSS however, does nothing about the physical size - or amount of data.

If I see such pics, I'll just convert them to links at best.   This keeps Forum performance better for anyone with slower connections.  And I'd loosely lump wireless in that category - but your mileage will vary.

Edit:  To be clear, if you use the post editor to insert a pic (see screenshot below) - make sure that image doesn't exceed 1024 px - width or height!  If it does - the post may be edited to correct the condition.

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Few questions when this applies.

Just about any picture over 1024 px along the longest axis.  If our secondary CSS doesn't kick in, you're fine.  If it does, I''ll check.  You'll know if you see this green box:

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Plenty of old pics I haven't got around to.  But over time - I will - on a best effort basis.  Or resize with this guide when applicable.

Update:  If you're using Imgur, you can select a thumbnail as your picture BBCode.  Any will resize appropriately - even huge:

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This correlates exactly with Guide # 17, because that's where I got it from - lol.
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Also seeing a few members using size parameters to reduce pic size.  Like this:

[img=800X600

Whether you typed the bbcode manually - or used the editor - doesn't actually reduce picture physical size.  This is also a CSS trick - but appreciate the effort Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images..  Camera's nowadays have increased their default pixel scale so much - it's often not enough.  Because the picture is basically unchanged - just it's appearance.   To prove it, download a copy and check.  File size remains the same.

You're better off using Guide # 17 which substitutes a thumbnail direct from Imgur.  Or just use 9 or 11 to upload from the get-go.  And not worry at all. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(01-06-2022, 06:52 AM)Humdinger Wrote: Second for the year. Loving the Wade soft tips at the moment.

Removed quoted image - which is a little big

Not resizing or converting to a link this time (pic not as big as many), but asking you to read this post and thread:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/thread-4...#pid659590

If you didn't add CSS size parameters - it would be.  Native size is 2048X1536 - and image remains just as large physically.  Whereas using an Imgur thumbnail solves the problem.  Here's a screenshot of what you've done to make it fit in a smaller area:

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I'd rather not keep nagging about this, but introducing automated tools to deal with it will certainly be intrusive. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(01-06-2022, 12:26 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(01-06-2022, 06:52 AM)Humdinger Wrote: Second for the year. Loving the Wade soft tips at the moment.

Removed quoted image - which is a little big

Not resizing or converting to a link this time (pic not as big as many), but asking you to read this post and thread:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/thread-4...#pid659590

If you didn't add CSS size parameters - it would be.  Native size is 2048X1536 - and image remains just as large physically.  Whereas using an Imgur thumbnail solves the problem.  Here's a screenshot of what you've done to make it fit in a smaller area:

[Image: https://i.imgur.com/kVVAdyZl.png]

I'd rather not keep nagging about this, but introducing automated tools to deal with it will certainly be intrusive. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Just hopefully edited the image to a medium sized thumbnail. Did that work?
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(01-06-2022, 01:23 PM)Humdinger Wrote: Just hopefully edited the image to a medium sized thumbnail. Did that work?

Just moved these posts to the guide area - not wanting to hijack the 180 thread. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

You did edit the link in your post to use the medium thumbnail, but omitted to remove the [img=800X600 parameter.  Which overrides the other changes.  I've changed that to a large thumbnail - by using a "l" instead of a "m" (and removed the "[img=" stuff).  So now it's correct - direct link.  A large thumbnail results in a picture of 640X480 - closer to your original pic.  But because it's a thumbnail, results in a bandwidth saving of 90% or more.   It's now only 71 Kb.  I mention elsewhere the large or even huge thumbnails are fine.  Heavy stuff 'eh? - lol.

This is what it looks like now with View Source on:

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I stand corrected - sort of - lol. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Curious about this, fired up my test system, so I could mess around without disturbing live data.  As it turns out - what 'Dinger did - causes CSS to override the defaults from Imgur.  In other words - tells a medium thumbnail to occupy a space of 800X600.  

OK it 'sez, if that's want you want. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.   Pic didn't change physical size - but experienced a noticeable drop in quality.  Because Imgur produced a thumbnail designed to fit 320X320 - but we forced it larger with that CSS parameter ([img=800X600).

Not sure I would do that, but good to know - lol.
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Thought I'd link this post - and thread - as another reason grow your own pic services can be problematic.  Got quite a few like that, but can only be fixed with a lot of work - at best.  Often not at all:

Issue:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/thread-2...#pid662721

Updated thread:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/thread-25881.html
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(02-24-2022, 08:57 PM)Clio182 Wrote: And five post to post photos. Sweet. I already took a photo of each set.
The ones I like best have a taper onto the point, so looking at getting a new modern set that look similar in profile. Target Nastri 01 have definitely caught my eye. So have Bolide and Yohkoh at almost half price. Machining on them all looks amazing. Some proper mad designs out there now. A world apart from my simple turned darts.

As mentioned couple of posts earlier, Guide 9 works fine with under 5.  Only Guide 11 is affected by the URL restriction.  Made plain at the start of the guide.

I'd avoid the editor Insert an Image unless you understand the web and image sizes.  9 and 11 have measures to auto-resize pics.

Comes from a kinder and gentler era when digital camera pic sizes were much smaller.  And smartphones didn't exist.  I could eliminate it, but some members need it.  And nothing wrong with the tool, rather the use. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

I've also moved this quote to the guide area. Not actually about the thread subject, but related.
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(04-19-2022, 03:13 PM)Rijimmyjake Wrote: Here is a picture of a set bought this year that I won’t be using. Nice 23g hema dart by Target Darts wanted to try out the Swiss point system. I bought a set of 22g straight barrel and these 23g ones the 01 and ones the 02 style.  

pic removed

Resized your pic.  Very big at 2822 X 2117 px and 838 KB.  Kindly read this guide thread:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/thread-42772.html

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(04-19-2022, 03:43 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(04-19-2022, 03:13 PM)Rijimmyjake Wrote: Here is a picture of a set bought this year that I won’t be using. Nice 23g hema dart by Target Darts wanted to try out the Swiss point system. I bought a set of 22g straight barrel and these 23g ones the 01 and ones the 02 style.  

[Image: https://i.imgur.com/w4nf24W.jpg]

Resized your pic.  Very big at 2822 X 2117 px and 838 KB.  Kindly read this guide thread:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/thread-42772.html

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Since the author has deleted that post, moved quote to the related guide thread - and restored image link.  Makes the quote kind of stand out in the other thread. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(04-19-2022, 03:43 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(04-19-2022, 03:13 PM)Rijimmyjake Wrote: Here is a picture of a set bought this year that I won’t be using. Nice 23g hema dart by Target Darts wanted to try out the Swiss point system. I bought a set of 22g straight barrel and these 23g ones the 01 and ones the 02 style.  

pic removed

Resized your pic.  Very big at 2822 X 2117 px and 838 KB.  Kindly read this guide thread:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/thread-42772.html

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Sorry for confusion, thought deleting would work best. I’ll keep reading before posting a picture. Just jumped right in trying to get to that 5 post minimum.
Last set of darts bought 11/29/2022
I hope to try to use this set? 

Be Safe and Good Darts!
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(04-21-2022, 08:29 PM)Rijimmyjake Wrote:
(04-21-2022, 07:53 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(04-21-2022, 06:22 PM)Rijimmyjake Wrote: Here is first one with what I call practice darts. Although I wanted to use #4 shafts with standard flights. Hit with #2 shaft and kite flights.

Posted picture in attachment box then inserted into post.  On iPhone so hope this meets size requirements.

# 9 and # 11 in the guides resize pics automatically.  The method you described is # 9.  Doesn't matter what device you use.

The editor image button is not automatic.  You have to know how to insert an image of the appropriate size.  Spend a lot of time talking about this in guide # 20, and other places.

If we hadn't resized a bunch of pics, it's fair to say there would've been no upgrades.  No drag n' drop, or # 11, and a bunch of things.  If your pic was too big - just fail to upload.  We keep the editor image button because some need it.
So if the image was loaded with #9 rule and that worked, I will not use or need to use any other way to upload pictures. Just don’t won’t to crash site on first week.

Moving these quotes to the guide thread, but the answer is - yes.

Here's the pic you used the editor image button to embed yesterday.  I'll attach - using guide # 9 - just like you did today:

   

You can see the image has been automatically resized.  In fact, it's only 65K - from the original 838 K. You can click the thumbnail preview and get a larger image, but remains much smaller - because the pixel scale has been reduced.   I had to do nothing - fully automatic.

Edit: Just for giggles, I'll post the same pic using guide 11:

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Some like this better - because the preview is a little bigger.  Also, when you enlarge - get the full size of the pic. Less our image link CSS - but effectively the whole thing.  Not getting into that - gets a little technical - lol.

In both cases you need a local copy of the pic - but the best ways by far.  That's why I say 9 or 11.  Become almost a mantra.  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Good post on another forum I saw searching for Tapatalk info. Couldn't put it better myself - lol:


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