Using Photos on the RTCs
I would like to again "welcome you!" Here, at the PMSNA, we are so excited to have your presence here on the RTCs. I know that this will be an exciting venue for you.
We are often asked about uploading photos to the RTCs and, unfortunately, we have to dissuade everyone from doing so. The reason is that while we have a wonderful and stable forum format, the PMSNA is unable to fund the cost of the copious amounts of bandwith it takes to support such a photo practice. The views and views of such photos would take us into higher and extremely costly bandwith.
What we do here is suggest to all to go to Photobucket.com and register with a "free" account. It is here that you can upload all your bird photos as well as family or org photos and organize them into separate folders.
There is a free account and if you really get into it, there is an account that you pay for and includes no advertisements. I have been using Photobucket for martin photos I use here on the RTCs for about a year and a half. Yes, there are advertisements but none that interferes or that I find are a nuisance. What it is is a wonderful free service. You can even edit and resize your photos. I think it is a good deal.
Here is a photo from my account on Photobucket: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...oldMartins.jpg
Here is another one: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...hreeIbises.jpg
What I did was to upload that file to Photobucket, create an album for it, then selected the address for "direct" link, copy and pasted it here for you to see.
Now, if you did not want to the wordy direct link per se to show, you can type the text "Three Ibises," highlight this text, and then above select the hyperlink option above in the menu that depicts a globe and copy and paste this address into the web storage address (direct link address) of the photo and the highlighted linked text looks like this:
Cold Purple Martins
When you do this, anyone can check the address to see if it has malicious intent by doing a right click, click properties and you would see it has a legitimate web address from photobucket that I have provided.
One more thing, the RTCs do not allow the use of html language as it may contain malicious links, etc. We do this for the respect and computer safety of our readership. I am sorry that this practice may disappoint some of you but it is a safety measure for our readers.
Hope this helps you all!
"Keep 'em Flying!"
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