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Author Topic: How to post eQSL images  (Read 2693 times)

Offline ByteBORG

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How to post eQSL images
« on: March 31, 2014, 1610 UTC »
Huh?

Is this explained somewhere ?

Do I upload them first ?
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Re: How to post eQSL images
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 2136 UTC »
Easiest (read cheapest) way is to get an account at an online image storage site.  Like many others, I use Photobucket.  Once you upload your QSL pic there, you can get a link to the image on that site and just paste it into your post.  It's probably a good idea to keep a separate account for the images you intend to be public.

It's very quick and easy once you get the hang of it.
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Re: How to post eQSL images
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 2249 UTC »
The biggest problem is getting the eQSL pic under the maximum size allowed for posting! This is 128 kb, with 4 allowed per post. I post my eQSL's via the following method using the PAINT application in Windows. It sounds tedious, but is actually quite simple after you do it a few times. First I check out the size of the downloaded eQSL file. If it is already under 128 kb, and is already a JPEG, as follows:
Download email eQSL attachment to desktop.
Right click on downloaded desktop file and select OPEN WITH. Select PAINT
Go up to File and select Save As from drop down list. Where the box says Save In, select Desktop. Select Save As JPEG. DoubleClick to save. Close out Paint.
Go to Desktop and mouse over the file to see file size. If file is under the max limit for saving on HFU, you are ready to post.
Open up New Entry if QSL not previously posted or Reply if there is already a posting of this QSL.
Below the message box, select Additional Options. Where the link box is, select Browse. Select desktop, find the eQSL file and double click on it. The link should show up in the box. Hit Post and it should come up ok.
If the file is larger than the allowed 128 kb, you can correct this by right clicking on the file and OPEN WITH: PAINT. Click on the IMAGE drop down box and select "Stretch/Skew". Reduce the size by lowering the percentages in the 2 boxes....do them by the same amount! Hit OK, then go up to FILE and drop down to SAVE IN: Desktop and SAVE AS:JPEG. Close out paint and go to desktop. Mouse over to see what the file size is now. If under the max 128 kb, go back to Additional Options and select browse...find the file on desktop and double click...hit SAVE. Then hit POST. It works for me everytime, and with a little bit of finesse you can download an eQSL and in a minute or two tops, you have posted it successfully. Don't forget to Describe the eQSL if NEW ENTRY, and you can also add comments in the message box.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 2303 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: How to post eQSL images
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 1213 UTC »
Thanks for the help. I guess the trick is to get the images to manageable size.
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Re: How to post eQSL images
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 1244 UTC »
I upload eQSL images to imgur and share the link here.

http://imgur.com/

You can resize images with imgur.

It's totally free.
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