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Posted 29 December 2007 - 02:24 AM
I recently received a PM from 'Cadman" about uploading Picturess and text, I could not reply because it was too big for PM's - so For 'Cadman' (Ted) and 'ricam', I hope this helps:
First thing you need to do is type the text for your ‘Post’. If you try to type it directly into the “Add Post” box, it will time out before you finish and you will lose it all. So set it out on a word doc and copy and paste later. I use ‘Microsoft Word’ docs, but it depends on what computer system you are using. Try and set it out in the steps from the start of your ‘tutorial’ to the end, leaving line spaces so later it is easy to insert your pictures.
This is an example:
I have not used balsa for years, mainly because if I am fishing for Bream (not sure of the equivalent) they crush the lures, they eat oysters, so you can imagine how hard their mouth’s are. I used cedar for a while but find it too ‘grainy’ for small lures and the grain tends to come through clear coat. I now use a local furniture wood (hardwood) called Kauri Pine (very ancient pine) which grows in Queensland (not plantation), I find this to be a good density (similar to Basswood), fine grained and sands to baby skin smooth and is tough on the teeth.
Recently I have posted a few on round sanding, flat sanding and through wire; I will not load them again because it would take hours. Sorry about the post size, but to be fair, I had to cover just about everything
I have been favoring split lures lately, for the ease of adding weights and I think foiling is much easier doing it in halves. For rounding lures, weather they are split through wire or one piece I use this:
Also good for finishing off a round lure is brass or Al tubing, cut in half, lengthwise with sand paper laid or glued in the concave curve (makes a concave rasp). Just find the tubing a bit bigger in diameter then the curve you want to sand, use coarse or fine paper, whatever is required.
For Sanding and fitting through wire (post is back to front –sorry about that) I do this:
I have been sealing with propionate, either thinned with lacquer thinners or acetone, I prefer lacquer thinners which takes longer to dry but I think it soaks in further and gives a better build. I sometimes use the “poor mans Prop”, yoghurt cups (“recycle 3”, I think), if I want a white undercoat (but it’s not real hard) or another one I have after many hours of research, found to be pretty good and cheap if you are blind - reading glass lenses- Yes these are also Propionate, hard and crystal clear. I have a ready supply of scratched glasses here and any friends who buy cheap, non prescription plastic lens reading glasses gladly supply me with old scratched ones, so I have a couple of hands full of lenses in reserve.
I used to use brass or aluminum for lips but now have discovered how to bend Lexan (polycarbonate), very versatile and very strong:
Pic 4 BLAH-BlaH etc etc.
Save your Text Doc
Now make a new file and copy the pictures you want to place in the post into it,(this way you still have the original pictures) then ‘Resize’ the copies to a max of about 6”x 4”, add any text you want to appear on the photos (“Microsoft Paint”) and re- name the pictures in the order you want them to appear in your post - eg: Blade 1, Blade 2, etc.
Open ‘Photobucket’ and upload the pictures you want to use to a ‘folder’ you already have named – mine is called ‘Uploads’. Keep Photobucket open with your pictures there and ‘minimize’ it.
On a new page open Tackle UG and sign in and go to the area you want to post in eg “Hard Baits”– click “New Thread” (top left corner) and the posting page will open.
Go back to your text document and ‘copy’ all the text (as in mine above) and ‘paste’ it in the blank field - this may take a few seconds to load.
Now you have your text loaded, go back to Photobucket and find the first Pic and under the picture is a bar titled “Direct Link”, left click in this bar hold and slide right across the address until it is all blue, it will look like this :
Make sure you get the lot, right click and then L/click copy.
Go back to the TU new thread where you pasted the text and left click on the icon (just above the text box) which looks like a mountain with a moon in the r/h corner (called “Insert Image” icon), a popup box will appear with “Add URL” – right click in the bar and then click ‘paste’, the URL for that pic is loaded . STOP –
NOW BEFORE YOU CLICK O.K –LEFT CLICK IN THE TEXT BOX WHERE YOU WANT TO PLACE THE PICTURE, (if you don’t do this your pic could finish up anywhere in the text) when you have done this, click O.K and after a short pause your picture will appear and make it’s own space pushing the text down - scroll down to where you want the next pic and repeat.
It does not take long to get used to all this and is much shorter in real time. For practice, it’s a good idea to just put any wording in the text box and paste any picture, and click “Preview Post’ to have a look.
I have only done this “mass” posting stuff a couple of times after nearly tearing my hair out, “Vodkaman” was kind enough to give me some hints and I just fooled around from there. It may be a good idea to print this, so you can read your way through while posting.
Maybe do a search, there is bound to be other posts on this subject. Good luck. Pete
Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:10 AM
Good Job Pete!!! We'll have the best illustrated site on the inter-web at this rate... The thing that really adds file size to a picture is the format and pixels per inch (ppi). For most large format, text and photo combinations, this is the way to go. By putting your photos somewhere like PHOTOBUCKET and using a link to put them on TU, we save a ton of space on the old hard drive (aka: TU Server)
Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:09 AM
Pete and Bruce. Many thanks. Finally, someone has put this subject to bed. It has been a real pain for all new members, including myself, trying to figure out the enigma of picture posting. Thanks to you both.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 12:32 PM
This is one of my first gliders. I airbrushed it using Createx water based colors, and Envirotex Lite clearcoat.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 12:34 PM
My photo wouldn't post. My daughter and I are still trying.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:22 PM
Do you always have to upload such multiple pictures from a URL, or is there a simpler way to do it? Is there any possibility that you browse your computer and upload pictures from it?
I can transform a JPEG picture into a picture in word format. Can you make your text as a word document, inserting word format pictures in it, then upload everything? Will the pictures appear?
Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:37 PM
Trying to upload a picture in word format:
Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:05 PM
The photo needs to be in photo host like photobucket.com. Your home pc isn't a recognized web site to post pictures from.
The photo posted below, my tribute to the over-Teched lure maker is posted off site in photobucket. The address listed is intentionally incorrect in order to show the photo IP address. I left the lead "[" bracket and the trailing (aka: Closing) "]" bracket off the address.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:51 PM
How can you post photos without Photobucket? My daughter, IT expert in my house, says I'll be buried in spam if I open an account with them.
I've tried it through Microsoft paint but I couldn't get it to go, kind of like suspended fish.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:55 PM
Your captain's chair is amazing!
One thing. I don't see the TP? Or is this the ultimate paperless office?
Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:41 PM
Bruce, a very well thought out room. Looks like it would meet your every need I agree with mark, Nice captains chair
Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:13 AM
I'm a little surprised the IT type hasn't heard of a "disposable e-mail address". The one you creat on free site with no intentions of ever actually using.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 10:55 AM
Ah, so deska! Thank you Sensei. I'll run it past her, and, if it passes muster, I'll give it a try.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:55 AM
It really depends on the photo. If it's something wild like my communication hub, I use a photohost to store it. If it's my prize lure that I've invested hours to perfect and want to post into the gallery, then I would simply post it the gallery.
If you can't post because the photo file size exceeds 500 kbs, then you may need to reduce the resolution from 1024 pixels to 640 pixels. Depending on photo format, the physical photo size may be reduced from 10 x 8 inch to a 5 x 4 inch photo. It’s part of that IT geek game… I didn’t mean to call any of our “Information Technology Technicians” GEEKS… Back away from the node… AAaaahhh!!