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Postby Dion » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:32 am

Because astronomy can be a very much image orientated hobby and as such, astronomy forums can be image intense sometimes, I'd like to suggest the benefits of having a photobucket account.

Firstly, it's free! Anyone can have a photobucket account, it also allows you to upload larger and more detailed pictures, I've actually customised the board to be large image friendly, that's why you can click many of the pictures and see them at much larger sizes and resolutions that would normally be available on a board like this. Photobucket is friendly, it allows you to have multiple albums, for instance you can store all your Jupiter pics in one album and your moons in another. It also offers you the ready made code to embed your images in the forum, adding all necessary tags, so you just paste the link straight into your image.

It also allows 'you' to keep an online record of your images, not necessarily just to post on forums.

Obviously there are other similar services too such as 'Flickr' But I'm mostly familiar with photobucket.

Most importantly, it doesn't take up forum server space since the images aren't actually uploaded to the forum, meaning it cuts down on server usage for both storing all those images and also displaying them in the form of server bandwidth. Meaning, the forum performs faster and also doesn't incur any extra financial charges by way of space needed and bandwidth usage.

If the demand is there i will make a video tutorial on how to work photobucket and use it in the forum for the less 'internet savvy' but it really is very simple.

Hi, you are viewing as a guest, You can only see this first post in this topic. if you sign up you get access to other goodies you can't even see as a guest, including video tutorials on imaging and processing, scope modifications and even member discounts on gear!

So, give us a try, what have you got to lose! Oh, and if you stay, when you reach 50 posts you get access to MORE goodies! What are you waiting for!

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