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Off Topic Forum Photo Tutorial

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Keith Lake

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Welcome to our step by step guide to the use of the 420 Magazine Photo Gallery.

420 Magazine maintains dedicated galleries, arranged by subject, so as to maximize the organization of the site's photos.

Corresponding to the launch of our new Off Topic Forum, we wish to direct our members to the new Off Topic Photo Gallery.
OFF TOPIC PHOTOS - 420 Magazine Photo Gallery

Please note that primary guidelines still apply, so nudity, reefer madness, cartoons and the like are still not allowed. Photos of anyone looking even remotely like a minor, will be deleted without warning.

Welcome to the step by step guide to the 420 Magazine Media Gallery.


Our Media Gallery allows you to upload images, videos, music files and embed media from other sites. we recommend using a Chrome browser on your home computer or Chrome (Desktop Version) on your mobile device for ease of use.


We use a media gallery for this forum to keep images and media organized and easy to access, while maintaining an archive for our readers to learn from. Our Posting Guidelines require all photos and media content to be uploaded to our gallery before being posted. This is because off-site links can be deleted or moved outside of our control, leaving 420 Magazine with dead links and an untidy forum. As well, our Gallery software removes exif data from photos for your security. The process is easy once you get the hang of it. First you upload the photo to the appropriate sub-gallery, and then you can view it directly or embed it in a thread. If you still need help, please feel free to send an email to support@420magazine.com.

Our photo gallery is only for Cannabis, Hemp and directly related images. Non-420 photos may only be uploaded to our "Off-Topic" photo gallery. Please note these photos must be appropriate and otherwise conform to our Posting Guildlines. Photos of people are discouraged for security reasons and photos of minors will be deleted without warning.

If a photograph is watermarked, in order to standardize and preserve the look of our website for many years to come, please place the watermark anywhere except the bottom right hand corner. This is where the 420 Magazine watermark will appear on uploading which will therefore mask any other image.

RESIZING PHOTOS

To start off, you need to make sure your pictures are the correct format. Our gallery accepts jpg, jpeg, gif, jpe, png image formats.

Photo size must not exceed 20MB.

If your photos are larger than 20MB:

Adobe Photoshop, Apple Photos, Gimp, InfanView and Microsoft Photo Editor can resize your photos.

If you don’t have any of these programs, here are some links to free online photo resizing tools:

Free Online Picture Resizer - Crop and Resize photos online for free
Online Image Resizer - Resize digital photo, images or pictures online
Resize Images online
Resize Images Online at ResizePic

UPLOADING PHOTOS

Click on the Gallery button from the menu that can be found at the top of any 420 Magazine page.


When the drop down menu opens, click on the “Your Media” button.

The “Your Media” window allows you to view the media you have uploaded. Here you can upload new images or other media.

To upload an image, click the Add Media button.


This will open another window which prompts you to choose a Gallery for your file. By default, media is uploaded to the Member Galleries but putting images in the correct category will help with future searches. You may also create your own Gallery with specific access permissions.


Once you choose a location, a new window will open that lets you chose the type of media.


Use “Upload File” to add a media file from your device. Multiple files can be uploaded at one time. “Embed File” lets you link to a file that is already available in various formats compatible with our BBS software. e.g. Apple Music, Dailymotion, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube etc. Click the Save button when you are done.

Once the file is uploaded, go to your post and position the cursor where you want the photo and add the file with the camera button. You can move the text string in your post to position it the way you want.


If you have any problems try the process again carefully.

If you're still having trouble, please contact The 420 Staff for further assistance.
 
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Keith Lake

Human Resources
420 Staff
To Upload Media from a Mobile Device

The process is the same as uploading from a computer, but some of the menus at the start are different. For phone or tablets, we recommend the Chrome browser.

From the 420 Magazine Forum page, click the hamburger icon, just to the left of the logo. This will drop down the main navigation menu. Click “Your Media”.


The “Your Media” window allows you to view the media you have uploaded. Here you can upload new images or other media.

To upload an image, click the Add Media button.

This will open another window which prompts you to choose a Gallery for your file. By default, media is uploaded to the Member Galleries but putting images in the correct category will help with future searches. You may also create your own Gallery with specific access permissions.


Once you choose a location, a new window will open that lets you chose the type of media.

Use “Upload File” to add a media file from your device. Multiple files can be uploaded at one time. “Embed Media” lets you link to a file that is already available in various formats compatible with our BBS software. e.g. Apple Music, Dailymotion, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube etc. Click the Save button when you are done.

Once the file is uploaded, go to your post and position the cursor where you want the photo and add the file with the camera button. You can move the text string in your post to position it the way you want.


If you have any problems try the process again carefully.

If you're still having trouble, please contact The 420 Staff for further assistance.
 
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Keith Lake

Human Resources
420 Staff
We need you to make sure that all off-topic photos are uploaded only to the off-topic gallery.

The reason is that this helps up keep our Cannabis-only galleries uncluttered and organized. Additionally, since we don't watermark off-topic photos, when they are uploaded to the wrong gallery we can't simply move them to the right place, the watermark is permanently attached during uploading.

This means we either have to delete the photo or go through the lengthy process of asking the member to re-upload it to the right gallery, followed by editing the new photo into the thread where it was used. This consumes our scarce moderator capacity on non-Cannabis related issues.

Thank in advance for your anticipated help and understanding.

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