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How to Post Photos to Threads

Postby EPN Admin on Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:20 am

General Members have image upload and sharing priveleges on the EPNet Forums.

How to prepare your images for posting.

Image Specs
The file size limit is 256kb.
The longest size of your photo should be 600 pixels or less at 72dpi. If an image is larger than 800 pixels on a side it gets displayed as a link in your post.
Please post photos as JPEGs.

Upload Your Photo
Go to the "Add an Attachment" section of the message posting screen.
Click "Browse" and locate the photo you just prepared on your computer.
Enter any comments in the "File Comment" box and click "Add Attachment". You will return to the posting screen.
Your post won't go live until you click the "Submit" button. You will have a chance to preview your post and make changes.

Additional Info
Only certain forums allow photo uploads. However, you may share a link to your photos from your own website anywhere you like on the forums. You can see a list of permissions for each forum in the lower right hand corner of the page. If you don't see the "Add an Attachment" box on the posting screen, image uploads are not available for the forum you are in.

Photoshop Basics
Here are basic instructions for resizing and preparing your image in Photoshop.
    1. Go to File then Open and open your image
    2. Check the color profile. sRGB looks best on monitors. Go to Image > Mode > Convert to Profile. Convert to sRGB if necessary.
    3. Choose Image Menu > Image Size
    4. When the Image Size window opens, set resolution to 72 then change the largest pixel dimension to 504 (or size of your choice). Make sure the "Constrain Proportions" box is checked. Click on the OK button.
    5. Many images need sharpening when they are reduced in size, you may sharpen your image using the Filter menu > Sharpen > Select appropriate sharpening command and adjust to your liking. Try Unsharp Mask with Amount 300%, Radius 0.2, Threshold 0 for values.
    6. Save the image: File menu > Save, Save As, or Save for the Web as a .jpg. Your file should be about 50 - 80 kb more or less.

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