*** Edit: For those that don't want to download/install software or do not have Windows XP, see reply below
Seeing as we get new members often enough, and there doesn't seem to be any specific instructions for how to post pictures, I wrote up a guide this afternoon.
By: Bull Geek (Nick)
Written: August 25, 2005
First of all, these instructions are for the Windows OS only. I do not own, nor am I familiar with the Macintosh in any way. I am not in any way responsible for computer problems that result after following these instructions.
Folks with Windows XP luck out, because you will not require a third party piece of software. Microsoft released a special batch of add-ons for Windows XP called "PowerToys". The PowerToy that is needed for this is called Image Resizer. Click the following link and download it from Microsoft: http://download.microsoft.com/download/whi...wertoySetup.exe
Follow the on-screen instructions for download. I recommend restarting your computer when you are done, even though it does not say so, just to be safe. Once the PC has booted back up, you should be able to right click on the picture and get a menu similar to this picture:
Select "Resize Picture" a window should pop up that looks like this:
TCCA limits picture size to 100KB---640x480 in JPG (also known as JPEG) should be fine and meet that requirement. You might be able to get away with 800x600 but if your picture is extremely colorful/detailed, you probably will have a file size over 100KB. After selecting the radio button that corresponds to the size you want, hit "OK". The newly resized picture will be in the same folder as the original (most likely at the end of the list).
Ready to post pictures? Open up TCCA and decide whether you want to make a new topic or post a reply. Once you open the window, type your message (you have to have something in the box, otherwise it won't accept the post), and scroll down to the "attachments" section below where you typed your message. Click Browse and locate the place you put your picture.
Select it and say open. Make note that you can only attach one picture per post using this method.
If you'd like to upload larger, higher quality pictures, why not donate to TCCA and get a 500KB limit and a larger PM inbox? All it takes is a small donation, any amount gives you the features plus, it keeps the extremely reliable, fast server running for everyone to post.