How to upload and link images/videos/files - Questions and Answers
How to upload images/videos/files and to link them at HC
This is very common question in all forums, but since we can’t post this in all HC sub-forums (posting equal guides in every forum is not the best idea), and I’m tired of reading and answering similar questions all over the forums with posts or instant messages, I decided to post this short guid in “How to” variant in the Newcomers Inn forum (this is the first visited forum for many newcomers, and they will most likely ask similar question). Since I see a lot of threads with questions (in the Workshop, the WoG forum, the Coliseum and etc.) this is the best place for thread like this one, me or my colleagues in the HQ will just link you to this guide if needed.
Firs lets start with few questions and answers:
Question: Can I link image/video/file directly from my PC?
Answer: No, you can’t you need to upload it somewhere.
Q: What’s “uploading”?
A: Uploading (along with Downloading) are related terms used to describe the transfer of electronic data between two computers or similar systems. To “upload”, is to send data from a local system (your PC) to a remote system (FTP server, or website). You can link images, files or videos only if they were already uploaded (not only at HC).
Q: I want to post images from a game, how can I catch them?
A: You need to create a screenshot.
Q: What's a screenshot? How can I take it?
A: A screenshot is an image taken by the computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor or another visual output device. Usually this is a digital image taken by the host operating system or software running on the computer device.
You can take it by runing your game and pressing your “Print Screen” key (on your keyboard), then enter a program for graphical or vector editing (like Painò, Photoshop, GIMP, etc…), and press Ctrl + C, or the “Paste” button somewhere in the program’s interface. Now save your screen in image file (with your program) in BMP, PNG, or JPEG format (they are the most common screenshot formats), and and voila, you created a screenshot!
Q: Ok, but how to upload it now?
First you need image host, you can find a lot of free image hosing sites around the net, like:
Title – title of your video Description: description of your video
Video Category: scroll down, and choose the best category for your video (for example if this is Heroes video, choose “Gaming” category)
Tags: just key words about you video
Now press “Upload video…”
Now select you video for upload, just like in Photobucket and wait until the uploading is over, after few minutes the video will be available at Youtube, and you’ll be able to copy it’s link (from your browser) and copy it here.
So,post the picture in this thread,your goin to try and resize it below 9.98 kb or wateva, val comes at the start of next month to upload the picture in the avatar list(or thread)
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posted March 01, 2010 03:16 PM
Quote:how do I add my own image to a post?
You copy the link and enclose it within [img]<link>[/img] (replace '<link>' with the link to the image).
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