"How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment

Posted by: Oldgas

"How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat Jan 24 2009 08:47 PM

Welcome to Oldgas.com Shop Talk 3.0

I have activated the direct image upload "File Manager" feature to all forums. Try out the new system on the "Testing Area" forum. You may still use ImageShack or Photobucket and the [img] tags to display pictures in all forums.

Please upload only petroliana images, including gas station, auto service, tire, battery, spark plug and related memorabilia along with auto dealer signs.

Images need to be sized to 640 x 480 or smaller and 150k in memory size or smaller. We recommend using the software that came with your digital camera to resize. A good practice is to reset the resolution on your camera temporarily to 640 x 480 to save time to upload.
Or use - Online free image resizing instructions:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=199328


Instructions:
* Login to Shop Talk
* Click on "New Topic" or "New Reply" (Full Reply Screen)
* Then click on "File Manager"
* Click on "Browse" and select your image. Images should be 640 x 480 or less and 150k or less.
* Add text in caption box
* Click the "Add File" button
* Click the "Done Adding Files" button.
* Fill out the Subject and Post message box (no image code is needed) Preview button will not show image
* Click "Submit"

Pictures of the step-by-step process:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=129148#Post189696

Resize smart phone pics with an app for quick and easy upload with both Android and iPhones:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=643449

Second method instructions for posting pictures from your smart phone:
http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=281620

Here is Oilcanman87's video tutorial on uploading pictures using our Resize Tool. First half is for iPhone and iPad and the second half is for PC computers.



Thanks, Oilcanman87 !
Try it!
Posted by: Wes Hague

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sun Jan 25 2009 11:16 AM

WOW Jim,,,, I just tried that and it works great,,, I've been trying to re-size images for my website so they will upload faster for my customers and that works perfect...the other way I was doing it was a lot more time consuming
thank you so much,,, very valuable tool...
Posted by: hotcidr

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Mon Jan 26 2009 08:56 PM

This is a fabulous tool and SOOOO easy to use. It appears that you can do multiple pictures as well. That will make it so much easier for guys to share show pictures
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Fri Jan 30 2009 10:56 AM

Very nice.
Thank you Jim.
Posted by: Gas Pump Rob

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Tue Feb 03 2009 12:08 AM

Works great!!! Very easy!!

Thanks Jim,
Rob
Posted by: Watchdog7

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sun Dec 13 2009 08:09 PM

Testing Forum
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=11&page=1
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Wed Jun 02 2010 09:10 PM

Instructions:
* Login to Shop Talk
* Click on "New Topic" or "New Reply" (Full Reply Screen)
* Then click on "File Manager"
* Click on "Browse" and select your image. Images should be 640 x 480 or less and 150k or less.
* Add text in caption box
* Click the "Add File" button
* Click the "Done Adding Files" button.
* Fill out the Subject and Post message box (no image code is needed) Preview button will not show image
* Click "Submit"

Here are screen images of each step ...
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Wed Jun 02 2010 09:12 PM

If your image is not uploaded because it is too large, resize it.
Online free image resizing instructions:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=199328


To finish image uploading, here is the final step ...
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Thu Dec 08 2011 08:08 AM

Ummm-I actually load pic's on here that are 150 kb. And to avoid confustion no KB limit if it's a link to another websire 'cause you just go to the website. I'm guessing the linking DB is talkin' 'bout is to pictures you have re-sized on photo making sites?

grin And I haven't even had my orange juice this morning!

Just saw Jim's post below and I say again, if I had had that orange juice I would have been awake enough read the complete date on DB's post, rather then stopping at Dec 7.

My bad!
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Thu Dec 08 2011 09:43 AM

Dick's information was accurate when it was posted. Since then, the allowance has been increased, so the 150k size images are now displayed, not just linked. 99% of images resized to 640 x 480 will be less than 150k as long as they are saved at the most common 80% compression setting.

The 150k limit is only for "File Manager" direct uploads to Shop Talk. Images hosted elsewhere (ImageShack, PhotoBucket, etc.) are not included in that limit. All images are displayed on the forum at a maximum pixel size of 640 pixels, such as 640 pixels wide x 480 pixels high no matter what their actual pixel dimensions really are.

All File Manager images are available from past years as long as the topic is available. Only a few topics have been removed because of rules violations. (We reserve the option that some older non-relevant topics may be removed in the future) Old images on third party image hosts are often deleted from the server because of low usage or time limits, especially on Photobucket. There are lots of useful images missing on older topics that were originally hosted on a third party image hosting sites.
Posted by: Young's Union

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat Mar 17 2012 07:54 PM

Thanks for all the help. I will give it a try after the St Pattys party tonight!!
Posted by: Scott Baselt

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat Mar 17 2012 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Young's Union
Thanks for all the help. I will give it a try after the St Patty's party tonight!!


You may want to wait until tomorrow ! LOL
Posted by: Family Tradition

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Fri Aug 24 2012 06:25 PM

Can you upload pictures of an iphone or am i just retarted
Posted by: Here's Your Sign

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Fri Aug 24 2012 07:02 PM

I haven't found out a way to Jon. So if you're retarded, I'm right there with ya.
Posted by: petro1lar26glo

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Wed Jan 16 2013 07:40 AM

how do i put up a picture of some thing that is 499 kb dont no how to get the picture smaller
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Wed Jan 16 2013 07:51 AM

That question is addressed in the first post of this topic.

And
Online free image resizing instructions:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=199328
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sun Aug 04 2013 12:38 PM

Yes you can upload pics from an iPhone with photobucket app!
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sun Aug 04 2013 02:13 PM

Thanks for the tip, Mick.

How to upload pictures from a smart phone or tablet (iPhone, iPad or Android).
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=281620
Posted by: jdj

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Wed Sep 17 2014 07:00 PM

I have read the tutorial and am going to try to upload pictures-again. Thanks for your help.
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat Jan 16 2016 07:44 PM

Resize smart phone pics with an app for quick and easy upload with both Android and iPhones:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=643449
Posted by: chevyll

Re: Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat Aug 20 2016 08:02 PM

Ya, I need to get my wife to do the loading of pics anytime I want to post something, and she thinks the system is crazy too
Posted by: Pegasus

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Fri Aug 26 2016 11:18 AM

testing image upload
Posted by: Pegasus

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Fri Aug 26 2016 11:24 AM

test#2
Posted by: bcexpress

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Wed Sep 07 2016 10:34 AM

Thanks for the help
Posted by: AntiqueAd

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Thu Sep 22 2016 02:44 PM

Thanks for the guide
Posted by: AntiqueAd

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Thu Sep 22 2016 02:48 PM

Test
Posted by: AntiqueAd

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Fri Sep 23 2016 07:54 AM

Test#2
Posted by: bigears

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat Mar 11 2017 02:55 PM

Mate what about the KISS principal .......

Keep It Simple Stupid ..... sometimes it works other times it dont go figure
Posted by: Eric555

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat May 20 2017 11:20 AM

test
Posted by: Eric555

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sat May 20 2017 11:21 AM

test 2
Posted by: caralea09

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Mon Jul 10 2017 03:28 PM

Thank you for the information.
Posted by: caralea09

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Mon Jul 10 2017 03:50 PM

This is my demo picture (I think!)
Posted by: Oldgas Moderator

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Mon Jul 10 2017 07:06 PM

We provide a Testing Area forum for practicing picture posting.

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=11
Posted by: wayno48

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sun Sep 24 2017 04:55 PM

How do I post a picture from my phone. Android system ?
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: "How To" Direct Image Upload as an Attachment - Sun Sep 24 2017 07:36 PM

Here are three phone picture options. Take your pick.

Upload to our special Resize gallery and copy the code line to paste into your topic elsewhere on our forum:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=657757

Easy resize for smart phone photos:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=643449

On our "Help" forum you can find a topic about using the PhotoBucket app to resize and upload:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=281620