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So... you're officially a Dropper, and you wanna start posting all kinds of cool threads, and wish a Happy Birthday to your fellow droppers? But you don't know how to post that perfect birthday picture you've picked out? Well let's work that out for you!

First of all, you'll need to find that perfect picture. When you do, go save it to your Photobucket
(Photobucket tutorial Here)

Once in Photobucket you want to copy the direct link address:

Once you have that copied to your clipboard, go start your thread... when you get to the part where you'd like to post your picture... click your cursor where you want it, and then clicky the image button on the toolbar:
That will cause a pop-up box to magically appear. In that pop-up you want to paste your direct link in the spot that says URL, and you'll see your image pop up in the preview box. (Just ignore all the jibberish after your preview, it won't show up in your picture!)

Hit OK, and Voila! Your picture is now in your post!

You may want to resize your pic, which is also super easy. After hitting OK, you can click on your picture and resize it by dragging the corners in or out. Once you have it resized to the size you want, you must hit the Image button again. Your preview will now show the resized picture, no need to do anything except hit OK again. (yeah I dunno why, but that's how it works *shrugs*)

If you'd like to center your newly posted picture to make it look all nice & peeerrrrty (which we prefer here on GeekDrop Smile ), simply click on your picture then hit the "center Justify button"

If you're not sure how to use Photobucket, or you'd rather not take the time to upload your pic there, you can easily post any picture from the internet without doing so. Right click on any picture on the web, click properties, then highlight "location". You would then use this link instead of the "direct link" I showed you from Photobucket to paste in the URL box!
CONGRATULATIONS!

You've just posted a picture! Applause Now go forth and post!

Side note: If you're a Premium Member, you can also save and post pictures through Personal Files. Click here to find out how!

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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!

Here is another easy way to re-size a picture right on GeekDrop!

Example - say I wanted to post this pic: Smartmom's laptop Wallpaper as you can see the picture is cool but its HUGE and would overpower the comment box (which is why I didn't post it full size here).

Here is how to post it here and make it any size you want. Follow critterkeepers instructions above but where you see the "height" and "width" resize it there. In order to add numbers there simply click on the arrow to the right of it (circled in red):

Once you click on it you will see the original size of the pic (see above) - you can adjust from there. What I recomend doing is look for the larger number and adjust that one and it will auto adjust the other number to the right size. I would not go over 550 on either numbers.

Below you can see I adjusted it to 550 and its still a good size pic.

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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!

I love that height/width box, thats how I size my pics.

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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!
Uh doy...I'm so stupid. All this time it was that simple and I've been resizing it the hard way....through Microsoft Picture manager and then uploading it to PB....thanks for the tip.
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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!

I use to do the same thing then I stumbled on this kinda on accident and I thought the same thing - wow that was easy. It also makes it nice as a mod because if I notice someone posts a HUGE pic I can edit the comment and re-seze the pic with out having to sent them a message saying "yo buddy to big" Big Grin

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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!
Funny thing is... I had no clue about these little boxes for numbers. I always just drag to resize my pic til I like the size. Learn something new everyday!


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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!
:Smacks self in head: Dude, I didn't even think about the whole dragging thing either. Just when I read this I thought about how I saw the boxes to drag before and just didn't pay mind to it...Laughing.
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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!

See everytime I tried the dragging thing it would pop it back to the original size when I hit the post button...drove me nuts!

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Re: How to post pics at GeekDrop!
smartmom wrote:

See everytime I tried the dragging thing it would pop it back to the original size when I hit the post button...drove me nuts!

Yeah, you have to click on the image, then hit the insert image button again, and hit OK then it saves it to the size you picked!


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