I'm pissed when a third party site like Photobucket suddenly decides to start charging and those of us who linked through them either pay up or find images no longer accessible. This site and others are now loaded with dead links.... as if the Swaylocks format change wasn't bad enough with total loss of private messages, posted images, etc.
Well, if the most frustration you have ever endured is navigating Swaylocks, count your blessings my friend! Plenty of people, myself included, post pictures regularly, send private messages, and navigate our way around the site pretty well.
However, I have to agree there is a lot of room for improvement. PIctures, if posted from files in the MB size, often appear distorted or upside down. PIctures from other sites can be posted using html, but it should be simplified to a menu requiring only the url. The search function is sketchy, and I often am unable to access past postings that I KNOW exist. I'm sure we can add to this list, maybe we should start a thread in the hopes the site owner will see it?
"...Swaylocks.com, a strange message board filled with a cast of eccentric, underground surfboard builders..." - Slide Magazine
You mean the moderators don't have Palar's phone number?
well, I don't
It's very easy to resize an image in windows or on a mac. You don't need extra software, both platforms have a simple image editing program. Google resizing images and there's a lot of easy instructions.
Just make a duplicate image then resize the longer side to 600 pixels. Once you do that you can add them to any post. That way the will never disappear and you don't worry about third party storage issues.
Sharkcountry, I'm a serial offender. How do you resize a duplicate image to 600 px?
all the best
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I use a Mac. I open the image in the preview program then use the resize image command under tools and type in 600 either in width for wide images or height for tall images. Preview will also let you crop and do simple color adjustments.
In windows, I used to use photoshop, but there's a couple of free programs that are a part of Windows. My PCs are running windows XP, so they are old. My photoshop is old too. I used Windows Paint before to do things.
I'm not familiar with windows vista or windows 10. This is right off of google.
Select the photos you want to resize, and then on the Edit tab, in the Properties group, click Resize.
Click the Select a size list, and then select a size for your photos. For a custom size, in the Maximum dimensions box, enter the maximum width you want your photos to be.
Click Resize and save.
Check here too.
This is a nice plus aboutApple/IPhone. If I have the pic in my Photo Album; I can post it. I've never tried to post a pic from another site, so I'm unsure about that. Generally I post pics I have taken myself or that have been forwarded to me and saved. My whole IPad and IPhone thing is all screwed now because I don't have a Cloud Account. Which means I have no pics on this IPad and have to go to one of my two IPhones to post with a pic. Don't ask me why I have two IPhones and two iPads and shit cell service. Long damn story. Lowel