LJ CSS - The Digital Lumberjock #1: Uploading Photos - UPDATED

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Blog entry by David posted 10-01-2007 08:09 AM 22772 reads 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the first in a series of screencasts and video clips demonstrating how to capture and upload digital content to Lumberjocks. The ultimate goal is to add to your skill set and your ability to enhance your LJ Projects, Blog entries and Forum topics. The first episode focuses on uploading photos to photo hosting site, in this case Photobucket, and subsequently posting the photos to a LJ forum entry. I will be correcting some broken photo links for my forum entry on the Kreg Miter Gauge.

I got right to business after reading the current isssue of Lumberjocks Comic. Even though the price is a bit steep it is a great value . . . although 10 of these is a new plane . . . tough choices! Great job John!

Follow this link to BlipTV if you want to view a large format version of the screencast portion of this video clip. This will make it easier to see the details of navigating browser windows.

Why am I doing this series? Other than an interest in photography and videography, I do not claim to be an expert. This is a series that will give you a look into my digital workflow when posting content on Lumberjocks or my own website.

Since joining Lumberjocks I have posted a number of short video clips, including a collaborative video effort with a good cyber friend, Tom (aka Mot the Grand Festoolian Lumberjock Super-Hero). At the urging of Wayne, another cyber-buddy, I was encouraged to make a podcast of my Lumberjock video clips. Now I have Wayne to thank every time I am caught in the shop by myself talking to a video camera . . . I am sure he is chuckling at this very moment somewhere in cyberspace!

Of course I do have an ulterior motive here as I very much enjoy the rich digital content on Lumberjocks. I get a kick out of looking into everyone’s shop and seeing different ways of doing things. I just want more photos and more videos!

Here is what you can expect from the series. The basic layout will be Lumberjock text blog entry with a screencast / video clip for each episode and a PDF download with episode notes, resources & links, my tips, and what I call ProTips. I took the liberty of contacting some podcast type folks that we all enjoy and asked what they would pass on to us novices . . . I am not going to tell you their names as that is the subject of our Digital Pre-Test! So take the test and join me nest time for another episode of The Digital Lumberjock.

1. Digital Pre-Test
2. Episode #1 Notes
3. Digital Workflow


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#1 posted 10-01-2007 08:56 AM

Thanks, David.

I’d gotten it to work but it was trial and error.
Your instruction makes it really easy and I am looking forward to my next blog.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Gord Graff

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 11:42 AM

Hello David,

Thanks, you don’t know how much time you’ve just saved me.
I’ll be eager to follow the rest of your presentation.

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 01:58 PM

just what we needed! Well done.
My you have been having some fun, haven’t you—a test and everything!! :)

Question: for people who are thinking of doing a CSS segment, how do you get the highlighted cursor?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 02:19 PM


I hope everyone was able to figure out the Digital Pre-Test!

Debbie -
I put all the links to software I used in the Episode #1 Notes. I will be making a PDF with clickable links for each episode with all the resources I used including ProTips from some of our podcast favorites.

I used Mousepose to highlight the cursor.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


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#5 posted 10-01-2007 02:40 PM

oh. THAT’s what that is :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 02:56 PM

Sorry for the confusion! I guess I didn’t make that clear in the Episode Notes . . . might have to fix that when I get home from work.



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#7 posted 10-01-2007 03:10 PM

my fault—should have paid more attention when I read it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 10-01-2007 03:13 PM

Debbie -

No worries! I am hoing this will stimulate some interest to continue adding to the CSS concept. There is so much talent and information herer to share. Also made me realize that what may seem clear when you are writing is not always so clear when someone is reading what you wrote!


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#9 posted 10-01-2007 03:28 PM

Hey David…...........this is a very good idea!!!! I see the direction you are going now…..Excellent!!!

Very useful information is it also avalble through the Folding Rule???..........Neil

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#10 posted 10-01-2007 05:35 PM

Great information, and as usual, excellent presentation. Thanks, David!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 10-01-2007 07:02 PM

Wonderful job David! Say, how much is that software in Canada?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 10-02-2007 03:56 AM

Thanks guys!

Douglas, based on the US / Canadian cost of the Lumberjock Comic, the software must be free in Canada! LOL

Neil, I did not put this on The Folding Rule Show as the content is Lumberjock specific. I am planning on adding some general photography & videography info to the Lumberjock blog and my podcast.



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#13 posted 04-26-2010 01:28 PM

I have a question about including photos. I already have a Picasa account. Can we use Picasa instead of Flickr or Photobucket to include photos in blog or forum entries? If so, how would that be done?

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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