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*** 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.
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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.

WINDOWS XP

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.
 

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Part 2
By: Bull Geek (Nick)
Written: September 19, 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.

WINDOWS XP

Follow the same instructions as previous Guide for resizing till you reach the part where you are to upload the pictures. Stop before that point.

Now, go to the TCCA homepage and click up where it says Gallery:

http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery1.JPG' alt='' width='1063' height='399' class='attach' />[/url]

Next, click “Create/order my albums”:

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery2.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery2.JPG' alt='' width='756' height='399' class='attach' />[/url]

Next, click on “New”:

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery3.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery3.JPG' alt='' width='430' height='400' class='attach' />[/url]

Then click in the text box and type in a name you want for the gallery. In my case, I put “Random.” Then click apply modifications. A window will pop up to confirm, just say OK/Yes:

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery4.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery4.JPG' alt='' width='435' height='370' class='attach' />[/url]

Click “Continue”:

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery5.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery5.JPG' alt='' width='1040' height='370' class='attach' />[/url]

Now that your back on the Gallery’s home screen, click upload picture:

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery6.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery6.JPG' alt='' width='546' height='328' class='attach' />[/url]

Keep in mind that your picture must be smaller than 1024KB (1MB), otherwise, the upload will fail. Select the album you wish to upload the picture to from the drop down menu (the one you created has an star next to it). Click browse to locate where you have the picture saved that you want to upload. Fill in the other boxes accordingly (keywords help, especially if someone’s searching the net, i.e. flowmaster, exhaust). If it’s a picture, you do not have to type in the width/height if you don’t want to:

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery7.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery7.JPG' alt='' width='698' height='400' class='attach' />[/url]

Hopefully, your picture uploaded properly. Now depending on your browser, follow 1) for Mozilla FireFox or 2) for Internet Explorer

1)With that page with the picture still up, right click on the picture and say “Copy Shortcut”
2)With that page with the picture still up, right click on the picture and say “Properties” Highlight the Address (URL) and right click on it, and say copy.

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_Gallery8.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_Gallery8.JPG' alt='' width='342' height='400' class='attach' />[/url]

Finally, open up a post, click the IMG button, and right click in the box where you type the text and say paste. Click OK when your done, and you have now offically posted a picture :)

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery9.JPG][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12580/normal_gallery9.JPG' alt='' width='793' height='400' class='attach' />[/url]
 

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Merged and cleaned up so everyone can find it easily :thumb:
 
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The galary can hold a set amount of space depending on what level of supporter you are. If you resize your images a few mb's should be pleanty. Here is the list:

Regular Members - 1 Megabyte
Special Suporter - 2 Megabytes
Select Supporter - 3 Megabytes
Premium Supporter - 4 Megabytes
Silver Supporter - 5 Megabytes
Gold Supporter - 6 Megabytes
Platinum Supporter - 7 Megabytes
Excellent writeup by the way. Good job. :thumb: And Pinned!
 

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Originally posted by Adam B.@Sep 20 2005, 02:00 PM
The galary can hold a set amount of space depending on what level of supporter you are.  If you resize your images a few mb's should be pleanty.  Here is the list:

Regular Members - 1 Megabyte
Special Suporter - 2 Megabytes
Select Supporter - 3 Megabytes
Premium Supporter - 4 Megabytes
Silver Supporter - 5 Megabytes
Gold Supporter - 6 Megabytes
Platinum Supporter - 7 Megabytes
Excellent writeup by the way. Good job. :thumb: And Pinned!
Thanks everyone :) Wasn't sure how much space you were given, but that answers that question. Shall I make a writeup for resizing pictures for those stragglers using Win98/ME/2K?
 

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Originally posted by LzzrdBoy@Jun 12 2006, 06:29 PM
When I go to the gallery, I don't get options for creating albums or uploading files. Just options to navigate pre-existing galleries...any ideas?
I have the same problem. I am glad I am not the only one. :dunno:


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Hmm...just looked myself. Heck, I don't even have that option :eek: Ummm...any ideas Adam? :shrug:
 

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Originally posted by Bull Geek@Jun 12 2006, 10:37 PM
Hmm...just looked myself. Heck, I don't even have that option :eek: Ummm...any ideas Adam? :shrug:
I've used coppermine on one of my Mambo Sites and have had nothing but problems with it. It's probably just a security setting somewhere within the component itself. Maybe they just didn't get around to it with all the other issues they had on their plate.

:lol2: HELP! :lol2:
 
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Odd, it works in firefox but not Internet Explorer. No wonder I never noticed a problem. ;) I'll look into it further. :thumb:
 

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Originally posted by Adam B.@Jun 13 2006, 09:58 PM
Odd, it works in firefox but not Internet Explorer. No wonder I never noticed a problem. ;) I'll look into it further. :thumb:
Figures...screwwwwwwwwwwwwwww'd by MS again! Time for another Pie in the face if you ask me! "Reality Check"
 

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Originally posted by Adam B.@Jun 13 2006, 09:58 PM
Odd, it works in firefox but not Internet Explorer.  No wonder I never noticed a problem. ;)  I'll look into it further. :thumb:
I am very confused about the whole thing. If this thing is not working, How is everybody posting pics? :dunno:

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Because most people don't use the Gallery. We either host the pics somewhere else, or upload them in the post.
 

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Originally posted by EDIII@Jun 14 2006, 06:05 PM
Because most people don't use the Gallery. We either host the pics somewhere else, or upload them in the post.
How do you upload them here? :dunno:



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Originally posted by lucky13+Jun 15 2006, 12:42 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (lucky13 @ Jun 15 2006, 12:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-EDIII@Jun 14 2006, 06:05 PM
Because most people don't use the Gallery.  We either host the pics somewhere else, or upload them in the post.
How do you upload them here? :dunno:



Lucky B) [/b][/quote]
Lucky...at the bottom of the new post or reply post window, just above the add reply or add post button is a file attachment field. You're limited to 500K but you can browse your local drive, select a file, and attach it for upload when you post.

Hope that helps. Otherwise, check out photobucket. Just copy and paste the pre-fab links for all photos hosted by photobucket. Very very simple.

Good Luck!
 

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Originally posted by lucky13+Jun 15 2006, 01:42 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (lucky13 @ Jun 15 2006, 01:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-EDIII@Jun 14 2006, 06:05 PM
Because most people don't use the Gallery.  We either host the pics somewhere else, or upload them in the post.
How do you upload them here? :dunno:



Lucky B) [/b][/quote]
Read the first post of this thread, he shows you exactly how to upload into a post. Or upload it to photobucket or supermotors (both free), and use the IMG function like Nick did in the second post in this thread.
 

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Originally posted by LzzrdBoy+Jun 15 2006, 01:51 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (LzzrdBoy @ Jun 15 2006, 01:51 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 15 2006, 12:42 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-EDIII
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Because most people don't use the Gallery.  We either host the pics somewhere else, or upload them in the post.

How do you upload them here? :dunno:



Lucky B)
Lucky...at the bottom of the new post or reply post window, just above the add reply or add post button is a file attachment field. You're limited to 500K but you can browse your local drive, select a file, and attach it for upload when you post.

Hope that helps. Otherwise, check out photobucket. Just copy and paste the pre-fab links for all photos hosted by photobucket. Very very simple.

Good Luck![/b][/quote]
Thank you. I hope I can do it. I think is time to show LUCKY13 to the club.


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How to resize a picture for COTM Voting.

Follow the steps in the first post until you get to the second image. Then hit the "Advanced" button in that dialog box and put in 300 x 225 for the Custom box as shown below. Then hit OK and follow the steps above in Bull Geek's post for uploading.


For those that use older versions of Windows (XP and earlier) follow these instructions:

Download this program, install it, and run it (yes, it's safe):
http://www.download.com/IrfanView/3000-219...&tag=button

Open your image in that program. On the menu, choose "Image" and "Resize/Resample" (about half way down). Make sure "Set New Size" is marked and in the width box, type "300" and in the height box, type "225" (if "Preserve Aspect Ratio" is checked below, then height will change automatically when you type 300 into the width box). Now go to "File" and "Save As..." (about half way down). Give it a new name, leave all the stuff in the box to the right as default, and save. Then follow Bull_Geek's steps to upload the image to your post (starting after the second image).
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