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"For Sale" listings with Pictures work much BETTER!

Once you've written your ad, it is easy to include one or more photos.

1. Start by clicking "NEW TOPIC" in the Classifieds Forum. (You'll find that right in the top center of the page.)

2. Title your advert, and type the text of your advert in the message box.

Now you're ready to add one or more pictures. There are two ways to do this.

EASY UPLOAD For image on your hard-drive

1. Click on "Manage Attachments" at the BOTTOM LEFT corner of the text window that comes up when you start or reply to a post.



2. This will bring up a window that says "File to Upload". Click "Browse" to Navigate to the file on your computer hard drive. Select the photo you want.

3. Click "Upload". That's all there is to it. The software automatically creates a thumbnail picture for you. Thumbnails are handy because they load quickly. People can click the thumbnail to see a bigger version. It will appear in your post, like this:

Attachments:



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Using a Web-hosted picture

1. Go to http://www.tinypic.com . Select "Choose" to select a file from your hard drive.

2. Click "Upload Image". This puts your picture on the internet and takes you to a page with three different lines of codes.

3. With your mouse, Highlight and Copy the second line of code. This is labeled "[IMG]". (To copy, right-click the mouse when the text is highlighted). Be sure to grab ALL the text in the "IMG" line. It should begin with [IMG] and end with [/IMG]. You can preview your image by clicking the link for "View Image".

4. Go back to the 6BR Message board where you were writing your message. In the box where your text goes, paste the line you grabbed from Tinypic.com . It should begin with [IMG] and end with [/IMG].

5. Now finish writing your post and click "Post Message."

IMPORTANT -- ABOUT PICTURE SIZES

BANDWIDTH: Because of Bandwidth cost, we limit uploaded files to 150kb. This is plenty big if you crop your picture first and save at 75-80% JPEG quality.

Please keep your images to 450 pixels wide at the most. This will make it easier for others to read the boards. Really big pictures do funny things to the margins. Here is a picture 450 pixels wide. It's plenty big and fits just right:



If you need to resize your photos, you can download FREE software called "Irfanview". This can crop, re-size, and color correct. GET Irfanview here: http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm
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