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Re: E-Group Forum and Posting Pictures

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Originally Posted by David Gethin View Post
Hi

I have a couple of questions which I'm going to post in this one thread.

1. Albums - I have created an album from User Control Panel > Networking > Pictures & Albums > A Winter's Day

It can be found here http://e-group.uk.net/forum/album.php?albumid=47

However, when I go my Gallery none of the pictures or the album itself are to be found http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showga...00/ppuser/1062

What am I doing wrong?
This is an easy one to answer David, what you have done is this...

vBulletin is the software used to power the e-group www site, and Photopost is the software that is used to drive the gallery on e-group. However, vBulletin also has a basic gallery feature - which is what you have created... i.e. the vBulletin gallery rather than the Photopost gallery. It's a tad confusing, especially since vBulletin introduced the gallery feature in their bb software.

This is why you don't see the gallery in the 'Gallery'... if you see what I mean.

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2. Compression - In order to post in the album above I exported the photos from Lightroom, specifying the longest side should be 600 pixels and in order to stay below the 99.7kb I set the resolution to 72pixels per inch and the quality of the compression to 30.

The photos in the album have quite bad banding and noise as a result. This is particularly noticeable in this shot http://e-group.uk.net/forum/album.ph...&pictureid=179

What settings should I have used?
The reason your images are so jaggy is because of the amount of compression used. Try setting this to between 60-80.


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3. Exif - How can I view the exif data of photos that people have posted either in the gallery or in threads?
How you view the EXIF data depends on a fwe things, one of which is the web browser you're using. If you use FireFox, try downloading Exif Viewer - this will then allow you to right click on an image and select View Exif (or similar) from the menu.




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4. Posting photos in foto fair - Based on the above do people usually link to photos in their E-group album, or do they normally embed a link from another website eg flickr in order to get the best quality and accessibility to exif data.

Thanks for your help, David
I don't often post my pics in the gallery on here, as I host my own images on my own www site. I usually link them from there.

Hope this helps.
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