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vBulletin 4 is supposed to have a really fancy attachment manager feature that is supposed to (eventually, if not right away) tie into the member albums for a much easy way to upload pictures for posting and organizing them. Until the new version is released, I've went ahead and set the AC Family usergroup to have full attachment features. Everyone can upload pictures into any topic and you all have a 10mb storage space. I've also set the thumbnails for 800 pixels so pictures will look better in topics compared to the usual avatar size you might see when an admin or mod might have uploaded a picture. This storage amount is currently separate from the user album amount which is 20mb. Also, pictures uploaded in a post are not connected to your album and vice versa. However, you can always upload a picture to your album and then post it in a topic. Once you have have used the attachment feature, you'll see a new 'manage attachments' link in your user cp at the bottom left of your settings. It will allow you to delete old attached images to make more room for new pics, etc. This of course, is still separate from the pictures uploaded to your albums.

As you can see, this is just another thing that aggravates me with vb, which I hope they will fix soon. But in the meantime, feel free to upload pics into topics/photo albums/etc because eventually these two features should become one and the same.

If you have never used the attachment feature before, you'll see it in the editor screen as a little paper clip image: attach.gif

The main point of me turning this on now is if someone wants upload a pic or two that is relevant to a topic, or maybe post a pic from a manga or something you found online but don't feel like having it in your album or maybe you want it more private for the photo album forum without having to publicly display it in your profile, etc.

If you want to use an image repeatedly in other topics like a smilie or facepalm then you should upload that to one of your albums instead of attaching it repeatedly because it could just fill up your attachment storage space with multiple copies of the same uploaded pic.

If anyone wants to test this for me, I'd appreciate it so I'll know I have the settings correct. btw, ".jpg" files are set for the largest image size. If you try to upload a .jpeg, rename it to .jpg and it should upload fine.


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