1. How to View Images and Download Files
In order to view images or download attachments, you must be logged in as a Free Member or Premium Member.
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2. How to Attach Non-Image Files
Just attach the file in the attachment manager -- as shown in section 3 below -- and submit the post. That's it. Note that there needs to be some text in the post, it can't be blank with an attachment.
For files less than 99mb:
You may attach it to posts.
Standard file types like .avi, .mpg, .wav, .pdf, and others are allowed. See also: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/news...rmissions.html
. If your file format is not allowed, simply stick it inside of a RAR or ZIP. We'll add new file formats as needed.
In order to upload 99mb within the 10 minutes allowed by the server, you need at least a 1.5mbit upload with your ISP. Slower connections will need to attach smaller files.
For files more than 99mb:
While the dedicated server that runs The Digital FAQ has a decently size hard drive (with SSD for the database!), it doesn't have a bottomless hard drive. We don't need you to fill it up with large video files. So, recognizing this fact, you can add large files to threads in one of two ways:
(A) One file.
If you need to add a one-time file to the post, and it's less than 300mb total, then simply "multi-RAR" it. (That means the large RAR file is split into 99mb chunks for uploading!) For instructions on how to do this, see How to Properly Upload Images and Attach Files to This Site
(B) Multiple files.
If you need to add multiple files that are large, then you'll need to add it in another way -- either using the digitalFAQ.com FTP (preferred) or Dropbox. The FTP is for Premium Members only, and detail on that are here: Premium Members: How to Get FTP Access [FAQ]
Note that you can only upload 100mb at a time.
3. How to Post Images and Photos
Both Free and Premium Members have the ability to attach images to posts.
To avoid problems viewing photos, please upload your images to this site. Don't link to free accounts elsewhere -- Flickr, Photobucket, Imageshack, etc, or to other sites. Images put on free sites can expire or be deleted by the host, and posts made here may become confusing if the illustrations go missing.
Use JPEGs or GIFs or PNGs -- not BMPs or PSDs!
Images must be sized no wider than 860 pixels across! (If for some odd reason you need to attach a high resolution image, put it inside of a RAR or ZIP file, and then attach that.) There's is rarely a good reason to attach huge image files to forums.
Need to post a screen shot? Read this: How to take a screenshot / Take picture of computer screen
When you make a new post, or reply to a post, use the advanced editor -- click Go Advanced
instead of replying in the quick reply box.
To upload images, simply click on the Manage Attachments button
A new window will pop up, and you can browse to the image that you need to upload, and then hit the upload button. A few seconds later, the file will appear as a "current attachment", and you can close the window.
-------------------------- IMPORTANT: For non-images, this is where you stop. -------------------------------
For images only!
To insert a photo into the post, click on the paperclip drop-down arrow in the full editor, and a list of attached images will show up. Click on the image you want to show. It will show up in the editor as a number, surround by "attach" tags.
This adds an image into the post as an "inline attachment" so it can be seen while reading the post.
If you have any questions, just reply to this post. Thanks.