Pictures in Thread Disappear

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When I'm posting a picture within a thread using Photobucket they disappear when I save my post.I copy and paste them to my post.The picture appears,then when I save the post,the little question mark shows up instead of the picture.I'm using a Macbook Pro.

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I've lost photos from photobucket as well. But they have been there and suddenly vanish, with a little message left in place of the photo.

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I'm very new to photobucket but I haven't quite mastered it yet.  I can't seem to get the  pictures from photobucket on my page or size them!  We need a "Geek"!!!!!

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Once you copy/paste from photobucket, if you edit or remove the original from photobucket, it will disappear from your copied source.  You're copying a code that routes back to that particular image on the photobucket site, and if there are any changes made to the original it makes the code you copied no longer available.

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I've had photobucket pictures disappear too, that's why I always try to upload directly.  Webby has a great photo tutorial (I'm looking for the link) that's really easy to follow.  Since I'm a cleek, not a geek, I can't explain it well.  I'll keep looking...

Hey, Alpha - while I'm looking, please tell me...  Are there 1000 KB in 1 MB?  I was checking my uploaded pictures & noticed I've used 958kb of 100mb so I think I've got lots of space left, but just checking.

(Please everyone - even when I get desperate while looking for a job, remind me to NEVER apply for Geek Squad!!!)

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I don't know how to get to the tutorials, but here is the link Alpha posted on a different thread:

http://www.gentledoberman.com/forums/gentledobermancom/support-website-h...

Ok Alpha, how many tutorials are there and how do we get to them without bugging you?  I've only clicked on your links...

Tested the link after this posted & my cleekness shines thru again!  That link will take you to a different thread where Alpha has given a REAL link to the tutorial in Reply #6!!!  Sorry folks - I tried!

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There's a Help link at the top right of every page. You'll find all the tutorials there.

There are a lot of ways to display a photo on a webpage. You can use most of the normals ways here - but not all.

Dabbles, there are 1000 bytes in one KB and 1 million bytes in one BM. So there are 1,000 KB in one MB, meaning yes, you've only used up 1/100 of your space.

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Interesting,when I used my desktop computer where the original picture is stored,it came up perfectly on the thread.

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Patriot, in that case you might be using a 'local' path, in which case the image would only show up for you on that computer.

This is an example of a local path on Windows:  C:\Documents and Settings\Patriot\My Documents\My Pictures\goofy_doberman.jpg

Here is a web address:  http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m633/BrewerPatriot/IMG_2492.jpg?t=13... As long as you use this kind, and use it through the image editor button, you should be fine, as long as the photo stays on photobucket.

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I would use the picture loader on here but my picture files are too large. 

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There are a  variety of programs with which you can use to scale them down, including Microsoft Paint. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Paint

Then click Image -> stretch/skew and 'stretch' to 50% or smaller for both horizontal and vertical.

Be sure not to change your original. Use Save As in Paint to save the smaller one under a different name or in a different folder.

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Ok Alpha - My desktop has Microsoft Office (2003 I think) so I always use Picture Manager to work with my photos...   My daughter just got me a netbook & it's got Microsoft 7.  What else can I do with paint besides change the size?  (Or do I just need to spend the $150 & have Office installed?)

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Office doesn't include any actual photo editing software. And I don't actually us Paint myself. I just know it's available on all Windows computers so I gave Patriot an idea of how to shrink huge photos with it.

If you have a digital camera, more than likely it came with some form of simple photo editing software. That's probably the best thing to use. Other than that there are a variety of other programs around that do basic photo stuff.

I'm currently using Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux, so I'm not familiar with Picture Manager. I'm sure there are plenty of tutorials you can find about it though.

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Ok, it might be part of Office Publisher...  It just says Microsoft Office Picture Manager so that's why I thought it was part of Office.  Love XP but Bree won't let me have it!!  Don has XP Pro on his laptop.  So, I bounce from Office to XP Pro to Windows 7...  No wonder I get confused!!!  (Sometimes I long for Windows 98!  Was a great upgrade from '95)

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Dabbles---if you're looking for a editing program to do simple edits like crop, resize, maybe change color to b/w photos etc. I'd highly suggest Picnik.  It's totally free, you dont even have to register to use it.  I use it all the time for quick edits when I'm on my computer at work (I dont have any photo editing programs on my workhorse computer...I do all that from home).  It's fun to play around in Picnik and is very user friendly.

http://www.picnik.com/

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Thank you for the link Paul.  I'm going to try it on my netbook.  Bree wants me to try PhotoShop, but with all the huffing & puffing, sighs, groans & muffled cursing I hear from her I don't think I'm ready to tackle that one!!

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LOL Dabbles, i wouldn't dare try photoshop either and I'm gonna be doing autocad for a living!  Paint works well for resizing, that's what I use. 

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Photoshop is pretty technical....for sure.  I dont use it because it's kind of pricey too.  I use a photo editing software called Photo Explosion (I think it cost me around $20 or so) and it does a lot of things, and I also use one called Photo Suites II and it does some really cool things...layers and cutouts and lots of fun things. 

The Picnik editing is great for cropping and resizing.  It has an optional "Premium" version that you can buy if you want, but the freebie works very well for basic edits.  You'll like it.  You can lighten or darken a photo, control the contrast and color saturation, etc.