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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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Author Topic: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.  (Read 131135 times)

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2014, 04:09:50 PM »
Great job SF.
Maybe add instructions for blurring out parts of photos as well.

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2014, 08:24:24 PM »
This should be sticky'd at the top of the Trip destination report category.
True dat. Maybe even in the Start Here board...

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2014, 08:48:25 PM »

Maybe add instructions for blurring out parts of photos as well.

The method I use for blurring is probably too complicated and convoluted for most people here (not to mention lack of Photoshop). 99% of the time covering faces with a simple shape would do the trick.

Here's what I do:
  • Open the image in Photoshop.
  • Duplicate the layer.
  • Create a layer mask.
  • Choose Filters > Mosaic.
  • Enter a value that varies widely, depending on the image size, content to be blurred, relative size of the blurred area, and location within the frame.
  • Using a medium-sized, soft-edge brush I paint over the mask to pixelate only the part of the picture I want.
  • Flatten and save image.

I use actions to do most of the steps automatically. If there's enough interest here I'll see if I could create a Droplet and post a link.
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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2014, 10:40:34 AM »
I can't even count the amount of times I've answered this question in one form or another, both on the forums and by PM. I figured I'll write up some detailed instructions and hope people will find this useful.

can i also add video clips from flickr? (the photos work fine with your instructions.)

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2014, 10:43:12 AM »
can i also add video clips from flickr? (the photos work fine with your instructions.)

Not possible in SMF (which powers this forum). For videos I use regular Youtube embedding.
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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2014, 10:09:16 AM »
This should be sticky'd at the top of the Trip destination report category.
+1

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2014, 01:58:13 PM »
thanks

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2014, 02:26:16 PM »
Thanks for this!

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2014, 12:28:20 AM »
How do get the BBCode from the Flickr app?

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Re: Writing a trip report? Here's how to add pictures.
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2014, 12:29:48 AM »
How do get the BBCode from the Flickr app?

Can't be done, AFAIK.
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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.