how to post good quality pictures in forums?

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#1 Posted by pc-ps360 (3455 posts) -

every time i try to insert an image on forums it ends up being blurry even tho it is 1080p

#2 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

If you're talking about this forum, it's because, since the redesign, GS copies and re-hosts all images that are posted. They don't actually link to the source anymore. And they compress the absolute shit out of them when they re-host. It's stupid as hell, serves absolutely no purpose for anyone, and makes it impossible to post a crisp screenshot. It's why the screenshot thread on the PC forum has completely died.

#3 Posted by charizard1605 (55345 posts) -

On Gamespot? You can't. You're probably best off creating albums on Imgur or Photobucket, and just directly linking to them

#4 Edited by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

On Gamespot? You can't. You're probably best off creating albums on Imgur or Photobucket, and just directly linking to them

This. Except don't use photobucket. They also compress your images, although not as much as GS does. Use Minus.com. No compression, no resizing, they'll take images of any format and any size, great layout, and it requires nothing (not even an email address) to make an account.

#5 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Drag and drop. That's what I do.

See?

Though the image will disappear if you quote it.

#6 Edited by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

Drag and drop. That's what I do.

See?

Though the image will disappear if you quote it.

Thats crazy. Didn't know you could do that.

#7 Edited by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -

Drag and Drop?

#8 Posted by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -

lol wow drag and drop does work.

Nice!

#9 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

Your picture is a link...

to Trail_Mix's profile...

#10 Posted by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -
#11 Edited by freedomfreak (38685 posts) -

Drag and drop. That's what I do.

See?

Though the image will disappear if you quote it.

Yup. Makes it easy for emoticons.

:mask:

#12 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (24548 posts) -

drag and drop?

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/902140326735655501/DFFC2391C4B2CF1669FE19C58CB2D84FCFD193E3/

so...that's a thing.