Photo Post Tutorial
Okay, you looked at this website, and it is the coolest thing you ever ran into. You are a Vammer, or a beginning Vammer, and you really want to participate. This page will show you how to post photos of your favorite VAMs, or post photos to ask for help.
FIRST, you must be a Member to do this. Go to the bottom of the HOME page to subscribe to this site!
Second, use your best set-up to take photos of your VAMs. It is best to save your photos as a "jpg" file. While Wikispaces will allow an upload of up to 50MB, it is requested that you save your "jpg" files as no larger than 1024x1024 for storage space and usability considerations. This is usually done with the actual photo taking equipment software. See your equipment instructions, or try the "HELP" button for your software to figure out how to save the image, or photo file as a certain file size. This size seems to provide enough detail, and keeps the size of the photos down so most of us can see the whole photo full screen without having to scroll around. You may get better answers if the folks trying to help do not have to fight the screen and scroll.
It is also advised to save your photos as a unique file name. There is on-going discussion on the site as to what an appropriate file name is. However, generic file names such as 1880-P VAM2 can easily overwrite an existing photo file on VAMworld when you download it. While an appropriate file name convention has not been decided upon as of this date, a suggestion would be something like: ARS_1881_S_1.jpg. This starts with my initials, then the date, the m/m and a sequence number in this case. Due to the limited wiki search features, naming the files you upload starting with your initials will aid you in finding them later.
Okay, once you have taken the photos and saved them to your favorite place on your hard drive, you can follow the tutorial below.
It is best if you download the photos to this website, rather than link your photos to another distant website. If the link to this other website is ever broken, the photo will not continue to show here. There are other ways to upload photo files to this site, but this is the most direct method.