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  1. Zone

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    The forum as a whole is trying to reduce the number of sticky's hence this thread.
    If anyone has any posts and/or info they believe should be included here then post a link to the particular thread and I'll add it, that way we should be able to compile a useful FAQ for newcomers and old hands alike :thumbsup:

    Posting images
    In order to keep images posted to a reasonable size, please limit them to 1280 pixels against the longest edge and no more than 240kb for attachments and 300kb for embedded files. Please refrain from the use of images from 3rd party sites without their permission.
    Linking to your photos on other sites
    Can I kindly ask all forum members to please (if you haven't already) read the forums rules HERE paying particular attention to rules 7 and 10 respectively with regards to signatures and self promotion!
    If you wish to sponsor the forums and become an Assured Advertiser then please contact forum admin in the first instance HERE.

    The Digital Photography home page is here or bookmark
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    How do you know if the images have been used from 3rd party sites without permission?
     
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    What it means is that any images need to be hosted on your own webspace (or a hosting site that allows linkage). Simply imbedding an image from another site without seeking permission first is what is not allowed. :smashin:
     
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    I have just signed up to flickr, posted a few pictures and now want to place them in a post on here.

    When I view an individual picture on flickr it gives me various sizing options. Once I have selected one (eg medium) it gives me a load of HTML code such as this...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/387006008/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/141/387006008_438df25493.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="131_3175" /></a>

    How do I then get that into a post? I have tried various options for linking (insert image, insert link, etc).

    Thanks
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    Mod comment :I think think should be an FAQ and moving it there
     
  5. senu

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    If the image is right size , 800 pixel longest side, 200Kb,

    In the message box,
    Click on the link image icon ( symbol is a little yellow square with 2 tranigles looking like a postage stamp : It is between the quote mark icon and inset email link icon)

    And then insert the URL address there ( avoid duplicating "http")

    You will have the URL address bracketed by [/IMG] and this should display as an image which you can preview before saving
     
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    You are also copying the wrong code. Use the box just under the HTML code. It contains just the URL to the image. That should sort you out.
     
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    Can you guys offer me some good tips on swapping lens over. As I do worry about dust and dirt entering to the Sensor.

    Cheers
     
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    Do it quickly.

    There really isn't any real advice that can be given above common sense but there are a number of myths that seem to get banded about as fact.

    1. Take the lens off with the camera facing downwards to stop dust falling into the body.

    Dust is airborne and so can move upwards just as easily as it can downwards. Admittedly pointing the camera downwards may stop the odd eyelash or hair falling into the lens but come on, how unlucky would you have to be for that to happen?

    2. Turn the camera off before changing lenses as the sensor becomes positively charged whilst turned on and so can attract dust.

    This falls over on two counts. One, when something becomes charged with static electricity is remains charged for a period of time after the current has been removed or until it has been discharged. The amount of time it takes to naturally discharge is dependent on the amount of milliamps in the charge, the material that holds the charge, whether there is any earthing attached to the part that's charged. Turning off the camera simply does not immediately discharge the sensor which will remain charged for several minutes after, so if you really wanted to avoid this risk you would have to wait several minutes before changing lenses and even then you wouldnt know for sure. Two, the amount of static charge on a sensor is simply far, far, far too weak to suck dust in from outside. At best it might attract dust that was already in the camera and floating a few millimeters above the sensor. In other words the chances are that dust would have hit the sensor anway.

    By all means use both of these methods if you wish, it can't do any harm, but you are probably just reducing your chances of getting dust on the sensor by something like 0.0001%.

    Basically just use common sense. If it's windy and you are in a dusty or potentially dusty environment try to avoid changing your lens. Equally if you are on the beach or near the sea on a windy day you should try to avoid it or take precautions not just because of the sand but because of sea spray. But ultimately just dont take the lens off the body for any longer than is necessary.

    I personally do this:

    1. Put front lens cap on lens attached to camera
    2. Take rear lens cap off of new lens and wipe rear element with cloth
    3. Take lens off camera and rest in bag on it's front lens cap
    4. Put new lens on camera
    5. Attach rear lens cap to the old lens.

    Whole process takes a few seconds and the time my camera doesnt have a lens on at all is just 4 - 5 seconds
     
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    I agree with everything you've written, but I would still turn the camera off simply because the lens contacts will rotate as you twist and remove the lens and will therefore make contact with the next ones round which just isn't a good thing to do while they're live.
     
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    I paste this same block of code from Flickr with some modification, as it (a) posts the image, and (b) gives a clickable link back to the Flickr photo page.
    The changes you need to make are as follows:

    1) replace <a href=" with {url= (note: square bracket infront of the URL tag)
    2) replace " title="Photo Sharing"> with ] (note: close the URL tag)
    3) replace <img src=" with {IMG} (note: square brackets around the IMG tag)
    4) replace " width="xxx" height="xxx" alt="xxxx" /> with {/IMG} (note: square brackets around the /IMG tag)
    5) replace </a> with {/URL} (note: square brackets around the /URL tag)

    It's a bit of a palava, but achieves a much more aesthetically pleasing result than just linking to the image :)
     
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    If you 'quote' a post that has displayed the pictures the way you want to, depending on the browser you're using it'll show you how the code needs to be :thumbsup:

    But on flickr I go to the medium sized picture (go to your large if it is under the forum requirements) and I grab the URL for the .jpg file. Then in my AVF post I click on the 'little yellow picture' icon and input the previously grabbed address.....

    Next I go back to flickr and grab the link for the large version's page, then on my AVF post, hightlight the already created picture link ( {IMG}........{/IMG} ) and then click on the 'little world and link' picture and paste this link in there.......

    After all this you are left with something like below...

    [​IMG]


    It's easier than it sound's......honest:D
     
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    The only downside with Gizmo's method is that it links to the image itself, rather than the Flickr page... so (a) I'm not sure whether it counts the views properly and (b) it doesn't encourage viewers to comment or to explore the rest of your photostream (which I'll often do - I'm easily sidetracked!).
     
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    Hi Senu,

    I think you've linked to the large file itself rather than the flickr page that displays the original size and gives you the options to choose other sizes. This may have been your intention but just thought I'd mention it.

    I actually link to the page that allows viewers to add comments, see the tags, click on "More properties" etc.

    Gizmo - good tip on quoting a post with the embedded image ... so much easier than explaining it! :thumbsup:

    Cheers.



    Haha - posted at the same time as Chunder.
     
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    Short hobby courses

    Here
    Thanks to Beachy for the links
     
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    As I never use it I've only just noticed that the forum software now allows picture attachments up to 1280x1280 pixels, file size has now also increased to 240KB.
    With that in mind it seems only fair to allow embedded pictures up to 1280 also but please keep file sizes under 300KB ;)
     
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    For Photshop tutorial by Jon block ( SalubriousK on here) lokk no further
    than

    HERE
     
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    For the How to make Borders tutorial

    You find that
    Over Here
     
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    To rotate those mov files made by digital stills
    look
    HERE
     
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    There are always new threads on 'which camera' should I get. I was thinking it would be useful to have a sticky pointing to all the good camera review sites, but since the aim is to keep the number of stickies to a minimum, perhaps we could start a thread on review sites, and Zone could pop a link at the top. If you think that's a good idea, either start a 'Camera Reviews' thread, or I will.
     
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    Why not have reviews done my members for other members ? We review everything else why not some camera kit ? ;)
     
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    You are welcome to Have a Reviews link and Pop it in here or I will
    Many folk have done the rounds before coming here though , usually for real life "reviews"

    Likewise
     
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    Ok, I'll pop some links to the popular reviews sites later.

    It's nice if a member gives their review of a piece of kit, but it's very difficult for members to compare more than a couple of the latest cameras, and review them in the same way as a review site will (ie, permanent studio). I like to compare the test shots of 2 cameras on a site like dpreview, and also read users opinions here.
     
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    Just a few pretty good links I've got faved,if anyone could add theirs to the list then I'm sure we'd all benefit..cheers

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/ Product reviews/Techniques/Tutorials etc

    http://www.dpreview.com/ Reviews/Previews/Buying guides etc

    http://www.morguefile.com/archive/classroom.php Tutorials

    http://web.canon.jp/imaging/flashwork/ Canon flash guides

    http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm Ultimate exposure computer

    http://www.vanilladays.com/hdr-guide/ HDR Tutorial

    http://pcin.net/update/2006/11/01/the-orton-effect-digital-photography-tip-of-the-week/ Orton Effect

    http://www.moosepeterson.com/techtips/longlens.html Long lens effect tutorial

    http://www.panoramas.dk/ Panoramas


    Photoshop/PP etc

    http://www.optikvervelabs.com/ Photoshop plug-in

    http://www.atncentral.com/ Photoshop actions (Loads in the download section)

    http://ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm Tutorials

    http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/? Photo restoration/retouching/manipulation

    http://www.radiantvista.com/ Video tutorials etc

    http://www.tutorialsdb.com/ Video tutorials etc

    Using masks to improve landscape images

    http://www.elated.com/actionkits/ Action kits for Photoshop

    http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Actions/FreePhotoshopActions.html More free actions

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks
    Some of the site have been linked it other posts and we had a similar thread which got "lost" in the past
    This is best in the FAQ else it will just " vanish"
    Look
    HERE TOO
     
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    Ahoy and bah humbug to you all!

    If this has been covered before, oops!

    If not, you might like to copy the attached .pdf file.
     
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