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Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:25 PM
EDIT: JUNE 5, 2006:

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT PHOTOBUCKET DOES NOT ALLOW NUDE IMAGES TO BE HOSTED, ARTISTIC OR OTHERWISE.

This has been posing a problem for many of our members. Please report and link here posts containing missing / broken links due to Photobucket's new nudity rule.

I am currently looking into other image hosting options. Please stay tuned. I would advise people not to contact Photobucket, as this will only draw attention to your account.


For those of you who are new to CGTalk, or would like to know how to host your images and post them online, I've put together a walk-thru of using www.photobucket.com (http://www.photobucket.com), an image hosting site which is free (up to a certain capacity) for its users.

Here goes :)

1. Go to www.photobucket.com (http://www.photobucket.com). Click on the "Sign up now" button.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-01.jpg

2. Fill in the appropriate information in the form which appears. Then click "Register".


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-02.jpg

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:27 PM
3. Fill in the appropriate information on this screen. UN-Check the first Ad checkbox. Click "No thanks" to the second Ad. Click Submit.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-04.jpg

4. You should receive the following message:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-05.jpg

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:28 PM
5. Check your email for the Photobucket Registration notification. Follow the link to activate your account.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-06.jpg

6. You should get the following screen:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-07.jpg

7. Now when you go to www.photobucket.com, you can log in with your user name and password to get to this screen:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-08.jpg

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:29 PM
8. You can add sub-"albums" to your www.photobucket.com account simply by typing your album name in the dialog box under "Add Sub Album". If you don't create a sub album, your pictures just remain on a generic main page. It is useful to use albums to keep photo files in tidy categories, for example: "Orthographic Drawings", etc.



http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-09.jpg

9. You must CLICK on the SUB-ALBUM NAME to actually put pictures into the album once you've created it. Otherwise, you will just be uploading pictures to your generic main page.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-10.jpg

10. Once in your sub-album, you can browse to images stored on your local hard drive. Images will be uploaded to www.photobucket.com and assigned a URL. Therefore, once you have uploaded your images, you need not keep your uploaded images in the same place on your local hard drive, as there is no direct link to them.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-12.jpg

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:30 PM
11. Once you have browsed to and selected your image file on your local hard drive, click submit. The image is uploaded from your local hard drive to the remote server of www.photobucket.com and assigned a unique URL.



http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-14.jpg

12. Here you can see that your image has been uploaded and assigned a unique URL by www.photobucket.com. COPY the URL (Ctrl +C) before you go back to CGTalk.com to post your image/s.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-15.jpg

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:31 PM
13. Now back at CGTalk.com on whichever thread you wish to reply to, click the "Post Reply" button that appears at the bottom of every individual's post.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-16.jpg

14. Click the "Align Center" icon if you wish your image/s or text to appear centered in the page. Hint: you may want to type text first, so keep that on "Align Left" and then click the "Align Center" icon to center your images.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-17.jpg

15. Click the "Insert Image" icon to insert your image. A dialog box will appear into which you PASTE (Ctrl + V) the URL of the image you have uploaded to www.photobucket.com.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-18.jpg

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:32 PM
16. PASTE the URL into the dialog box that appears after you have clicked the "Insert Image" icon. Click "Ok". (Note: you can only insert one image at a time).



http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-19.jpg

17. VOILA!! Your image appears in the "Post Reply" editor. Note: You must type some text in order to post an image. (It may be text as simple as "Here it is").

Once you are happy with the placement of your image and text, click "Submit Reply".


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-20.jpg

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:33 PM
18. That's it! Now you, your friends, family, and pets can enjoy your images on CGTalk! Here I'm just showing a note about the "Align Left" icon in the "Post Reply" editor.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-21.jpg

Done! Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions. :)

~Rebeccak

Squibbit
08-12-2005, 07:34 PM
now that is extremely nice and helpful,becca
:beer:


.

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:36 PM
Thanks, Squib! I see this question pop up all the time. Prior to Feb 2005, I'd never posted online before, so thanks to Roberto for holding my hand and walking me thru the same process. I'm a bit technically retarded sometimes. :) I'm hoping this will encourage the lurkers to join CGTalk and post their work. :)

~Rebeccak

LoTekK
08-12-2005, 07:51 PM
Psst. This might be more useful in a slightly more general-purpose section, like the parent forum (2D WIP).

/me ducks

And how's it going, Rebecca? ;)

Rebeccak
08-12-2005, 07:53 PM
LoTekk,

Doing great, am really happy with how things are shaping up on the forum! Hope you are enjoying yourself in Sing-a-pore! :)

~Rebeccak

bstout
09-27-2005, 07:48 PM
thanks for posting this info.
its very helpful

Rebeccak
09-27-2005, 07:54 PM
bstout,

No problem. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

VanDerGoes
11-03-2005, 12:27 AM
I was wondering how to post images for a very long time!!
Very clear explanation.
Lot of thanks!!

Rebeccak
11-03-2005, 02:55 AM
Van_der_goes,

No problem ~ glad to be of help! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

naresh
11-22-2005, 09:50 AM
hi
i posted one of my anatomy drawing....thats look like i just copy the image...am not soooooo good in anatomy....plz help me n tell me where am i and hows my work...

Rebeccak
11-23-2005, 01:29 AM
naresh,

Hey there, I just posted to your new thread! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Trashy
12-04-2005, 10:36 PM
Very helpful tips, thank you for posting this:)

Rebeccak
12-04-2005, 10:38 PM
TrashCaretaker,

No problem! Welcome aboard! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mohd
12-12-2005, 04:28 PM
thanx alot man...thats was so nice of u.PEACE

Alonzo
01-07-2006, 11:00 PM
thx for this little tutorial :thumbsup:
but could I host my pictures also on www.cghost.de ??
EDIT: or www.ImageShack.us

greetz
Alonzo

Rebeccak
01-07-2006, 11:06 PM
geenooamee,

No prob! :)

Alonzo,

Whatever works for you! :) I don't know anything about www.cghost.de (http://www.cghost.de/), but lots of people use ImageShack. Feel free to use whichever.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

julnyapp
02-03-2006, 01:52 PM
18. That's it! Now you, your friends, family, and pets can enjoy your images on CGTalk! Here I'm just showing a note about the "Align Left" icon in the "Post Reply" editor.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Photbucket%20Walk%20Thru/Photobucket_Walk-Thru-21.jpg

Done! Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions. :)

~Rebeccak






Hi Rebccak,

I'm having problems with images displaying correctly when i post my work here. Here's what i mean - http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=304796&highlight=viking

My images are all orignally 1200 x 900 pixels but for some reason when i uploaded it to photobucket, the images are only 359 x 252 :shrug: After following the thread on how to post images, the images turned out to have shrunk in size. Also, photobucket states that images larger than 512KB are automatically resized; does this has anything to with the images not displaying propoerly?

I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction as to how i can get images shown in their actual sizes.

Julian

Rebeccak
02-03-2006, 07:30 PM
Julian,

Yep, Photobucket will actually do funny things to your images if they are over 1MB ~ I've never had one of mine resized, but maybe if the image is too large it will do that ~ the thing to do is to just make a copy of your original image (you don't want to resize that) and save for web through Photoshop ~ Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Save ~ or File > Save for Web ~ if you reduce the percentage of image quality, you will see that in the lower left corner of the save for web dialogue box that the file size is correspondingly reduced.

Also, make sure that you have in your User Profile settings > the display images box checked.

Another thing is that programs like ZoneAlarm often block you from seeing certain images. If you have that, you may have to temporarily shut it off in order to see all images properly.

Hope that helps. If not, let me know. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

julnyapp
02-04-2006, 02:17 AM
Rebeccak, thx for the advice!

Yeah, sometimes photobucket does weird stuff. Anyway, i've got the image problem
sorted out. For some strange reason (or is it me...), photobucket didn't refresh/update the
new images i uploaded and instead displayed the old images that i've deleted from the hard
drive.
I've checked my user settings, saved for web in photoshop and all's good. :bounce:

Thanks again!

Rebeccak
02-04-2006, 03:24 AM
juln,

No problem. :)

One thing that I've found with Photobucket ~ if you upload an image, then delete the image, and upload a new version of that image with the same name, the old image will be retained. What I do now is to save a version of the new image with a different name ~ say the first image was whatever.jpg, I call the new one whatever_1.jpg and then upload it to photobucket BEFORE deleting whatever.jpg. I don't have any problems this way, but if I don't do it this way, I always get the old image.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

mrloco
03-05-2006, 07:19 PM
um...this isn't working for me, but it's worked before

Rebeccak
03-05-2006, 07:33 PM
mr.loco,

I'm sorry, but what is not working? Photobucket, or are my images not displaying? :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

mrloco
03-05-2006, 07:54 PM
The pictures are not popping up, it just shows the photobucket link, I guess it would be best if you just see whats happening here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=325165)


Cheers!

Rebeccak
03-05-2006, 07:57 PM
Ah, okay, that is because you have to post the URL of your image into the small yellow mountain / sun icon in the EDIT POST text editor.

Try that and let me know if it works.

Cheers, :)

~Rebecca

mrloco
03-05-2006, 07:57 PM
Ah, I figured it out. It seems that the insert image script is broken, you have to ise the tags instead.

Rebeccak
03-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Cool. ;) Glad it got worked out. :)

Claymor
04-08-2006, 06:12 AM
Ok, sorry if this is obvious but...
You lost me on the "use photobucket" deal. I'm guessing that is a way for basic users to be able to represent more than the five images that can be posted to their individual gallery yes?
So if I decided to upgrade to a full CGS membership I wouldn't have to jump through the hoops? Because then I could post unlimited directly here.

<---obviously new but mamanged to post a pic to my gallery...or portfolio...whichever it is...that distinction is still a wee bit unclear too. :)

Rebeccak
04-08-2006, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by Claymor: Ok, sorry if this is obvious but...
You lost me on the "use photobucket" deal. I'm guessing that is a way for basic users to be able to represent more than the five images that can be posted to their individual gallery yes?
Hi there, no worries. :) Photobucket is an image host which I recommend to be used for CGTalk posting ~ you can use it to host images for CGPortfolio images, too, but only for extra images which you would want to post beneath your main image which you have uploaded to your CGPortfolio Gallery as closeups, or in your blog. For example, in my blog, I have posted images that I have hosted through Photobucket:

http://rebeccak.cgsociety.org/blog/

To post images in my blog, I have to use the tags and and paste the Photobucket URL of my image in between.

But in my Gallery, all of the images are uploaded directly through CGPortfolio from my computer:

http://rebeccak.cgsociety.org/gallery/

As a CGSociety member, I can upload an unlimited number of images, either directly from my computer, or hosted by an image host such as Photobucket. A free CGTalk member can upload 5 images ~ I don't believe you would be able to post images in your Gallery in any other way than by uploading them directly from your machine to CGPortfolio. If you want to show a lot of work, then it becomes worth it to upgrade to a paid CGSociety membership. It's definitely a great time to do so, due to CGPortfolio. :)

So if I decided to upgrade to a full CGS membership I wouldn't have to jump through the hoops? Because then I could post unlimited directly here.
Right. But don't confuse CGPortfolio with just the posting that you do on the main forums here. CGPortfolio is a website of it's own, with it's own rules. On CGTalk Forums, you can host and post as many images as you wish ~ using Photobucket or other image host service. You can also add images as attachments, but it's much better to host images as then people do not have to click on your image to see it. Images which are just plainly visible because they have been image hosted will receive much more attention.

<---obviously new but mamanged to post a pic to my gallery...or portfolio...whichever it is...that distinction is still a wee bit unclear too. :)
Ah, okay, I'll check it out. :)

Any more questions, please feel free to let me know. You should also activate your Private Message system through your User Control Panel at the top of the screen. That way, people through the site can communicate with you.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Hyaloclastics
04-14-2006, 07:57 PM
Hi and thanks for the image hosting tutorial!
I have a question though.
Do you know how it is possible to post large images?Everytime i tried to post something(at other sites,sorry)photobucket automatically resized it...All the files that i upload to photobucket are 72dpi.So why is that happening??
Thanks in advance.

Rebeccak
04-14-2006, 08:14 PM
Polonoid,

Photobucket will automatically resize any image that is over 1 MB in size. JPG images that are saved for web should usually be fairly small ~ typically when posting to web forums, you want your images to be no greater than 800 pixels wide anyway, so people don't have to scroll ~ it sounds as though you are trying to post huge images. Try reducing your image to 800 pixels wide at 72 dpi, and then saving your image for web, and you should be fine.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Hyaloclastics
04-14-2006, 08:20 PM
Oh,i see.
Thanks!

Rebeccak
04-14-2006, 08:22 PM
No problem. :)

PureBlizz
04-23-2006, 12:11 PM
Hi ppl, photobucket is all nice and all, but it might be an idea to check out THIS (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=348896) link instead.
This site (ImageShack) is faster, no resizing, more options and you DONT have to REGISTER.

I also made a guide for uploading/downloading files like .rar and .3dm this site is also free, fast and dont need you do register. There are tons of adds, and the design sucks, but the service provided is fantastic, check it out HERE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=348882).

peace =)

Rebeccak
06-05-2006, 09:50 PM
EDIT: JUNE 5, 2006:

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT PHOTOBUCKET DOES NOT ALLOW NUDE IMAGES TO BE HOSTED, ARTISTIC OR OTHERWISE.

This has been posing a problem for many of our members. Please report and link here posts containing missing / broken links due to Photobucket's new nudity rule.

I am currently looking into other image hosting options. Please stay tuned. I would advise people not to contact Photobucket, as this will only draw attention to your account.


Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Tocpe
06-14-2006, 07:37 PM
Rebeccak,

I have some free webspace and bandwidh to spare. I'd be more than willing to set up a image sharing script for my fellow CGTalkers. Are you guys interested?

RobertoOrtiz
06-14-2006, 07:52 PM
Tocpe you offer is very kind, but I have to warn you that the bandwith requirements would be QUITE brutal for your server. If that is Ok, then welcome..
:)
-R

Tocpe
06-14-2006, 07:56 PM
what kind of bandwidth usage are we talking? I could cap per user bandwidth usage, perhaps.

zenake
07-18-2006, 09:56 PM
thanks a bunch becca it's helped me so much now that i can post my own images thanks a million

ZZZzzzz.....

Rebeccak
07-20-2006, 04:25 PM
zenake,

No problem! :) Hope you will join us here on the Anatomy Forum. :thumbsup:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Splinter
08-21-2006, 07:14 PM
Ah, I figured it out. It seems that the insert image script is broken, you have to ise the tags instead.

I'm having the same problem as MrLoco but I didn't understand the whole part about "having to ise the tags" I also assume that this is the same reason why I can't use the smileys. Either way, I'm still struggling. Maybe someone can help....please?

Rebeccak
08-21-2006, 07:18 PM
Splinter,

It's only necessary to use the tags when posting close up shots to the Description area in the CGPortfolio. Are you trying to post images just to CGTalk, eg, the forums here, which you are on? :)

You may not have images enabled in your User CP settings.

Go to the top of the page where you will see a link for User CP. Go to User CP > Edit Options, then scroll down to Thread Display Options, and check:

Show Signatures
Show Avatars
Show Images (including attached images and images in [IMG] code)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Splinter
08-21-2006, 07:38 PM
I Think that I got it now thanks

Rebeccak
08-21-2006, 07:43 PM
Splinter,

No problem! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rist
12-05-2006, 09:36 PM
I only saw the first page. I use imageshack.us, and it does not require any registration. If you are looking for a quick upload with about 1200kb amount to work with, then I think it should do fine. All my anatomy studies in my topic were uploaded this way. If some are missing please pm me :D

deco-3d
12-17-2006, 12:37 AM
Thank you, Rebeccak!

Testing 1, 2, 3...

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o107/deco-3d/deco-avatar-staci.jpg


Abby

merrick
12-20-2006, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the link.

anden109
10-30-2007, 12:00 PM
First off I have to say Im sorry that i revived an old thread.

The tut is great but from what i know photobucket is just like facebook and myspace that when you upload pics they get amediatley access to do w/e they want with the pics,is this correct?

And for my real question,is there any site that I can use instead of photobucket that dont steal my pics?

Rebeccak
11-05-2007, 02:31 AM
Hi there, a student of mine at Otis just told me about a new site:

www.filelime.com - apparently they won't edit your images.

Cheers,

-R

zimfin
11-06-2007, 09:53 PM
At last! Thanks for the walk through. As soon as I have an image to post, I will try your advice. I was getting sick of seeing tiny thumbnails and much reduced versions of my work compared to everyone else. Made me feel an even worse digital novice than I am when I couldn't figure out what a URL was or how to find it! Lol!!

Zildjian
02-07-2008, 04:33 AM
Hey guys, getting ready to put up some of my but its anatomical studies from Anatomy lessons from the masters and Anatomy for the Artist (great books btw).

Anyways my question was, is there an image hosting site that is reputalbe that will allow the hosting of nude images ? I am hesitant to up load to Limefile because i can't find anything about the site. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks:D

Claymor
02-07-2008, 05:32 AM
Zildjian from Sunnyvale?!?! I grew up in Sunnyvale!!!
I post pics on Renderosity.
They allow allow nudity as long as you post with an alert.
Not really a bulk load site but not a bad place for an image gallery.

Cnecktor
03-17-2008, 11:59 PM
I just found out the site I was getting hosted at is down I need a new host any suggestions?

Rebeccak
03-18-2008, 12:05 AM
I just found out the site I was getting hosted at is down I need a new host any suggestions?Is it just temporarily down? Sometimes sites go down for maintenance or something and are temporarily offline. That might be the case here perhaps? Might want to give it a day or so.

Rebeccak
03-18-2008, 07:21 PM
Alternately, you could use photobucket and just place a black bar across the nude bits. :)

Cnecktor
03-19-2008, 09:46 AM
The site I was going to was posted right in this thread Tocpe (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=44584) site. imagehub.GeekFury.com (http://imagehub.geekfury.com/) and it looks like its a whole other site now. I'm thinking the host droped the site, my sketchbook thread has none of my art in it. I have copies of my stuff but I don't know where at on the two hard drives I have ,but the important thing is host for now.


I would use photobucket and putting a black bar that is a work around I didn't think they would allwo that. I might go with that but I would like to find a hosting place that would allow it and also not delet picture if no one clicks on them what do other people use or do they buy there own site if so how do they go about their own site with cost on bandwith and templets and such?

Rebeccak
03-19-2008, 09:53 AM
I would use photobucket and putting a black bar that is a work around I didn't think they would allwo that.Sorry to hear about your image host, I think the photobucket workaround is probably the easiest temporary solution until you have your own website. I've seen several people do this and it seems to appease the censors. ;)

Cnecktor
03-20-2008, 03:02 AM
Thanks I guess I will just do that then.

RogerRyan
06-28-2008, 04:19 PM
Thanks Rebeccak, I was wondering how to upload images (not attachments) for a long time:thumbsup::wise:

ruizone
07-16-2008, 03:58 PM
Thanks very much. clear explanation. I kown.

cptjack
08-03-2008, 11:24 AM
Thank you for the Photobucket recommendation, I used to use Imageshack.

y2kviv
10-24-2008, 10:48 PM
This is my Maya Software render for Halloween Lighting Challenge....
Comments are Welcome...!!!http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq104/y2k_viv/Halloween2-1.jpg

DizzyJ
10-27-2008, 07:49 AM
After uploading all my WIP images to my website and then linking them to no avail here, I did a test and discovered that if I link to an image on flickr.com, I can have it show up in the message.

http://www.pulpchicago.com/JinxxModel/Jinxx-26-081026-profile.jpg

( ^ example that doesn't show up for me, hosted on my website)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/239618839_14ba56db9d_b.jpg

( ^ example that does work, hosted on flicker.com)

Is there any way to make images on a personal website work? I can't figure out why an image that shows up if I paste the URL directly into a browser won't work, but one from a commercial image hosting service does. Is this a firewall issue of some sorts? I've looked at the HTML and the one linked to the image on my website is a valid "img src=" tag.


P.eS., While I'm asking image posting/hosting questions, how do I get a thumbnail to show up in the new posts list?

manishtoor
04-04-2009, 01:24 PM
thanx a lot man i am new to this site so ur instructions were very useful 4 me..
thanx.

jadrock
12-25-2009, 07:52 AM
thanks Rebeccak......it was of a great help

vineet555
02-24-2010, 03:04 AM
its really cool

zaffy
07-18-2014, 01:44 PM
there is object link problem,, any body help me to solve this problem...https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DhInbOSDpzE/U8kODKfEgEI/AAAAAAAAAcc/85MR2wtPXxI/w1030-h509-no/problem.jpg