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  • Upload your pictures to an image hosting site.
  • From their "share" or "link" dialog choose BBCode or Forum, and select a size.
  • Paste the resulting code into your DDF thread.
  • Tweak the code if desired to change some settings
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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2015, 11:35:08 AM »
Not possible in SMF (which powers this forum). For videos I use regular Youtube embedding.
I realized that you started using a different way to upload videos especially in your Hawaii TR, that allows viewers to see the video without opening it. Would mind sharing the way? TIA

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2015, 11:39:33 AM »
I realized that you started using a different way to upload videos especially in your Hawaii TR, that allows viewers to see the video without opening it. Would mind sharing the way? TIA

These are GIFs:

Premier to edit and trim the video and then Photoshop to create the GIF. Import -> Video frames to layers -> resize to 600px and edit as needed. Then Save for web -> Dither -> Diffuse -> choose either 128 or 256 colors -> Export. Upload to Photobucket since Flickr doesn't handle GIFs properly.

It still doesn't compare to uploading to YouTube, as you're very limited with the length (15-20 seconds is really the max) and the quality is horrendous. But it does make for easier TR reading.
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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2015, 11:43:50 AM »
Thanks.
Photoshop to expeort video? did you mean Premier pro?

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2015, 11:45:08 AM »
Thanks.
Photoshop to expeort video? did you mean Premier pro?

Edit and export the video in PP. Edit and export the GIF in PS.
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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2015, 11:47:16 AM »
Edit and export the video in PP. Edit and export the GIF in PS.
I never imported GIF or any motion picture to PS. Thanks, will try.

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2015, 09:08:48 PM »
There's a free program called 'photo scape' which is easy and excellent for photo editing, especially for gif's.
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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2015, 08:06:48 PM »
whats the easiest way to add a shape/smiley face onto a picture

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2015, 08:50:19 PM »
whats the easiest way to add a shape/smiley face onto a picture
Paint
ETA. Open the photo select a shape and press fill choose solid color and save.

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2015, 09:06:48 PM »
Paint
ETA. Open the photo select a shape and press fill choose solid color and save.
thanks, i do lose some quality in the image for some reason

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2015, 09:08:11 PM »
Makes sense. If you have Photoshop you can do something very similar without losing the quality.

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2015, 09:23:26 PM »
You could use Picasa to pixelate a portion of an image:

http://picasageeks.com/2014/02/blurring-someones-face/

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2015, 11:54:19 AM »
First time trying to use Flickr. Seems like they have a new beta version for uploading pics and I don't see the option to share where it gives you a BBCode link. Any help?

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2015, 12:14:20 PM »
First time trying to use Flickr. Seems like they have a new beta version for uploading pics and I don't see the option to share where it gives you a BBCode link. Any help?

The share options are from the image page, but the upload page. The new site design looks a bit different that the screenshots in the tutorial, but the buttons and options remain pretty much the same.
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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2015, 12:18:12 PM »
The share options are from the image page, but the upload page. The new site design looks a bit different that the screenshots in the tutorial, but the buttons and options remain pretty much the same.
Ah, I was looking at the upload page. Only had share via FB, Twitter, etc. options. Thank you!

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2016, 02:25:42 PM »
using Flickr, when i click on a picture and click share, it doesn't give me the option for BBCode? where is it?
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