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Hi All,

 

I'm relatively new to the forum and am trying to figure out how to post photos in my threads. Can anyone point me toward the best web image hosting website (preferably free) or else walk me through how to shrink my own photos so that they can easily be added to my postings? I would like to share photos of some of the uniforms that I have recently picked up but can't figure out how to upload the pictures as trying to add them directly from my computer leads to the error message saying that the photos are too large. Thanks so much for your help!

 

Best Regards,

Nick

"God almighty, in a few short hours we will be in battle with the enemy. We do not join battle afraid. We do not ask favors or indulgence but ask that, if You will, use us as Your instrument for the right and an aid in returning peace to the world. We do not know or seek what our fate will be. We ask only this, that if die we must, that we die as men would die, without complaining, without pleading and safe in the feeling that we have done our best for what we believed was right. Oh Lord, protect our loved ones and be near us in the fire ahead and with us now as we pray to you."

All were silent for two minutes as the men were left, each with his individual thoughts. Then the colonel ordered, "Move out."

 

-Lt. Col. Robert L. Wolverton

Commander, 3rd Battalion, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division -- On the eve of the D-day Invasion, 5 June 1944

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We do not allow outside Web hosting of photos.

 

You can use this resize tool that was created specifically for the forum by a member here

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/

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Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

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USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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Thanks for the info. After posting here I did a bit more searching and found the tool that you linked and have since used it. I appreciate your quick response!

 

Best Regards,

Nick

"God almighty, in a few short hours we will be in battle with the enemy. We do not join battle afraid. We do not ask favors or indulgence but ask that, if You will, use us as Your instrument for the right and an aid in returning peace to the world. We do not know or seek what our fate will be. We ask only this, that if die we must, that we die as men would die, without complaining, without pleading and safe in the feeling that we have done our best for what we believed was right. Oh Lord, protect our loved ones and be near us in the fire ahead and with us now as we pray to you."

All were silent for two minutes as the men were left, each with his individual thoughts. Then the colonel ordered, "Move out."

 

-Lt. Col. Robert L. Wolverton

Commander, 3rd Battalion, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division -- On the eve of the D-day Invasion, 5 June 1944

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I used to use the forum's photo resizing tool, but the last couple of times I used it, it actually made my images larger rather than smaller in size.

 

This led me to:

 

www.reduceimages.com

 

It's free and easy to use. So far I've resized, maybe 100 plus images without any drama and the resolution is nearly as good as the much larger original.

 

Plus it's only three steps - upload - resize & download.

 

I can't recommend it enough.

 

 

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Out of curiosity, why does the forum not allow outside image hosting?

Photobucket and similar hosting sites can purge their servers after so long or the people will pull the pics back off of the hosting site. This leads to older threads with lots of words, but no pics to show what was talked about. If you start going back to some of the older threads on USMF, you will see A LOT of dead links to pics.

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And here's but one example out of dozens upon dozens of topics, topics that were great/interesting, or an important point of reference, and in this case a item that appears not what it seems, but now are completely useless with little value, so useless in fact that if moderators see them or are tipped off about them, usually delete them as they serve no purpose and takes up space.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/163800-vietnam-101st-airborne-jungle-top/

 

This above is an extreme example, as all the photos of the subject are removed Photobuckets. But there are others where a lot of images remain, they being posted in the prescribed way, but with a lot of the other photos that have been contributed to the topic that are removed offsite host images, this badly degrading the topic.

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In the example you have linked, try to cut and paste the link and still see the pictures. Might want to screen shot them or copy from photo. I let and post them on the server.



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In the example you have linked, try to cut and paste the link and still see the pictures. Might want to screen shot them or copy from photo. I let and post them on the server.

Yes I understand that, have done that in the past just to see image because I was real curious to see what it was, sometimes the image is still there, more often than not, image is gone. In any event, members shouldn't have to go though all the trouble of doing that. Thankfully this has been rectified by ADMIN, by not allowing any more offsite hosts.

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