I just noticed a simple new feature on Picasa Web that makes it million times easier to post pics on forums.
Picasa is a desktop application and one of the best simple (and free) editors around... its more about a simple workflow to pull in all your pictures, easily crop and modify, and indicate only those that seem worthy. Youve taken 432 pics of Mecca and not all are good, so you "star" the ones you like making it easy to select them all and post to the web. I can go through 100s of pics quickly, cleaning them up, cropping, and posting... in a very short time.
It also connects to the picasa web site, which is very simple to use and navigate.
Anyway.. more details on that later. Now on to the simple new feature (almost a "Duh, why didnt they have that before?")
So the one down side (previously) was getting the individual link of a picture to post on the web in a forum.
They had a "link" feature, but previously it would generate a page link, or a link that was wrapped in HTML... nothing to get just the image link. And you couldnt trust "right-click" image because that link would change.
the way I was doing it before was gettign the HTML wrapped image link and removing the extra code (front and back) to get the image URL.. a pain,
Anyway... the simple new feature makes the simple image link easily available.
On the picture image web page...
Look for this on the right side:
Click to expand. Change the thumbnail size to something larger than the default. The key difference now is to check the "Image Only (No Link) option
This will give a direct URL to the image
and paste into Sky Roadsyer image pop-up
One remaining annouance is it doesnt remember the thumbnail size as you move from pic to pic looking for ones to post. Hit the drop down again.
Sky Roadster Image Sizes
A suggestion.. Sky Roadster forum defaults to 640 wide images. You can change that. Many are posting at 800, and the site will resize. To change:
1) Click User CP
on the skyroadster menu.
2) in Control Panel
, click Edit Options
3) Options.... scroll down
3a) You can turn off all image resizing by changing the Please select the resize mode
3b) you can set the Maximum width
before the forum will resize. Setting to 800 is a safe bet.