1000w wrote:Great advice and I would have done this if I had known.
When I first joined ES someone recommended Photobucket and I thought linking was the only way to post photos.
I might suggest that you use the 'QUOTE' button to do 'posting research'.
When you see a feature that you would like to use but don't know how, just quote the example post and eyeball the text. Figuring out "How it was done" is generally a short step when you can see "What was done"....
So - as a 'research exercise', here's an example of a hot-linked photo and an example (from your signature) of how to hide the URL but display descriptive text - both gimmicks use the built-in post edit buttons in perhaps non-obvious ways:
Cyclone 1000w Cruiser
Giant NRS/Mac hub/48v Headway now A123 build
Long wheel base front box cargo bike
Basman style cruiser with Mac and A123 20ah
Anyhow - back to the business of uploading photos - here's one of your photos uploaded as an attachment and placed inline two different ways:
As you can see, the filesize
of the image determines how ES will display it. So - you may want to re-encode images so the size remains the same but the byte size of the image is smaller (less than 256kb).
An easy means to resize your photos to meet the size requirements above is to download (free) Irfanview + RIOT plugin and configure it to save the image as a jpg at 250kb. Once configured you need only drag and drop a too-big photo onto the Irfanview desktop icon and press 'SaveAs' then 'Save'. Done.
Here's the basic IrfanView 'ES resizer' setup:
(Common browser click behavior: hold <Shift> for new window, hold <Ctrl> for new tab)
So - three things:
- 'QUOTE' button for research,
- 'Upload Attachment' / 'Place inline' to upload, and
- optionally 'IrfanView' to resize.
An no more PhotoBucket, please...