How to change your Avatar. Image done by Lurking
How to add Smileys (thanks KarenZ)
How to create a video from a streaming webcam. This PDF was sent to me by Diana Barnes.
How to take a screenshot
KarenZ says:May 11, 2012 at 10:50
To take a screen shot in a Windows environment:
With the image open, hit “Prt Sc”
In an image editor, eg Photoshop, open a new file & paste the image into the file.
Tidy up the image (e.g. crop unwanted elements) and save.
Upload the image into Tinypic or equivalent.
Paste the link for the raw image into your comment on here.
If you use Windows 7, you can get an uploadable image directly using “Split Screen”.
1. Press alt + PrtSC (Print Screen)
2. Open a picture program like Paint.
3. Press Ctrl+V
I use the free service for more than a year now and am satisfyed with it at this moment. You do not need to have any social media accounts (in that case I would not use it either).
The pictures and videos seem to be safe, haven’t seen any of them being removed yet. They are well organized in easy to access albums. It is easy to add and edit descriptions and there is a fairly good photo editing feature.
The bad thing is the aggressive advertising I experienced in the beginning. Just once I could not resist the screaming pop-up message: YOU ARE VISITOR #10.000.000!! YOU WON AN I-POD!! (or something like that) and clicked it. Then I had to fill in a very long survey including my address. I clearly stated NOT wanting to receive any ads of any kind. I received an email with some thanks – but of course – never ever “my” I-pod. What I got: Hundreds of spam emails from businesses thinking I had joined their mailing lists voluntarily. – It took much time to filter them out.
So- never ever click a pop-up if you want to use Photobucket.
the link: http://photobucket.com/
1. Just browse the file you wish to upload.
2. Click upload.
3. Fill in the security phrase.
4. Copy the link named “Direct Link for Layouts”.
5. Insert copied link into VC.
No loads of ads, neither when you use it, or for the person looking. You do not need to log in or anything, and you do not need any accounts with Gaggle, Farcebook or Phisqus.
Tinypic images disapear if no one checks them anymore.
Flickr lets you upload many images for free and has a nice uploader but when you reached a certain limit you have to go Pro which costs around 25 Euro per year, or you cannot upload a single more photo even if you delete images (This should help but did not in my case and i reached the limit ong before i had the ammount of images allowed, uploaded.
Flickr uses Yahoo, Picassa is now connected to Google and Mediafire, to Facebook.
WordPress supports youtube ( which belongs to Google). Any video is shown within the comment if you have the video running in another window while you paste the link in.
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