As the Community Specialist I spend a great deal of time in the Studio’s Forum. If you managed to miss it on your way in, or never bothered to check it out, I highly recommend you stop on by. Not to sound like a sales pitch, but we have a thriving community–one that encompasses everything from the individual sections (Automotive, Basic Health, Fitness) to General inquiries/ideas. The forum is a great place to ask questions, get to know fellow Studio members, and even learn a few tricks of the trade.
Speaking of tricks…here’s how you can glamorize that fancy new post of yours!
When I first started using the forums I discovered that posting pictures is not very self-explanatory. At the time I was convinced the only way to post pictures was to click on the little green tree icon, browse your computer for that local image you can never seem to find, then click save. However this greatly reduces the file size of the image–you practically have to squint to see the thumbnail. Observe:
If you’d like to post a picture (especially one that isn’t tiny) allow me to share with everyone a quick and easy trick I learned. However, I must ask that you refrain from posting GINORMOUS-sized pictures, OK? We’ll get into how to re-size ’em further down!
First, select the image you’d like to post. Follow these instructions:
After you’ve managed to Copy the image, it is now time to Paste it directly into the text prompt of your post! Important note: If the image exceeds 650 pixels in width, or 650 pixels in height you’ll have to re-size the image. The easiest way to do that? Firefox‘s latest browser has a built-in image re-sizer that works extremely well.
Tip: When re-sizing images in Firefox, you might have to click the image once in order to prompt the white re-size square icons. They look like this:
Want to share your own photos and/or show off your mad photo skills? The forum is a great place to display your handy camera work. Here’s how you’d be able to quickly upload your images to a free online photo service, and then share it in the forums via a quick Copy and Paste.
First, go to www.imgur.com
Well that should do it, for now. If anyone’s looking for specific tips in the forums, or anything else for that matter, let us know in the comments below.