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My first attempt at making sourdough

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FoodHacker

My first attempt at making sourdough

It took awhile but I finally remembered how to link pics from another site

It has good taste although it's not as sour as I would like but it is a new starter (less than two weeks old)

And yes I know my scoring stinks but I will try to be more creative next time  :)

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OldWoodenSpoon

Getting an edible sourdough loaf is a big accomplishment, and you got a nice one on your first attempt.  I got a brick on my first try!

There are lot's of references here on The Fresh Loaf about how to get more or less sour taste in your bread.  Some of it is in the starter, some is in the ingredients, and some of it is in the process.  Your first observation is an important one though:  your starter is less than two weeks old.  Give it some time, feed it often and grow it up into a robust, active starter that you can count on to deliver consistent results.   As you and your starter get used to each other you can decide what direction you want to go.

Enjoy the journey.  You are off to a great start.
OldWoodenSpoon

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OldWoodenSpoon

There have been a lot of discussions here on TFL about how to post pictures, and the picture gallery support has changed from time to time as well.  That can make it a little difficult to figure out, from the Search function, what works and what does not.  This link to a nice set of screenshot directions will hopefully help you with that.  Just follow Anna's 1,2,3... steps, which in general, take you through:

1:  In a postiong, add a picture by clicking the icon at (1)

2:  Choose a picture from your TFL "Picture Files" collection by clicking the icon at (2)

3: If you need to load a new picture from your home computer into your TFL "Picture Files" collection, click the [upload] action at (3) and "browse" your home computer to locate, choose and then upload pictures one by one

4: Highlight the picture in your TFL "Picture Files" collection that you want to insert into your post and click on the [Send to Editor] action at (4)

5: Choose [Insert] by clicking on the icon at (5) to insert that picture into your post

Phew!  It's really not all that hard, but as you can see, there are a few steps.  Thank AnnaInMd for the graphics work, and pardon me for the wordy descriptions.

If this does not work for you,  you can type upload pictures or something similar into the [Search] box and find many other discussions that may be more help.  Or, just keep your pictures on photobucket.

Best of luck
OldWoodenSpoon

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rolls

i always have this dilemma with posting pics, when i try to upload, its not possible as my picture is too big? don't know how to over come this

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OldWoodenSpoon

for what software to use, but the essential thing you need is an image manipulation program for your computer, or the same through an internet based application.  You load your original shot, then save it in a lower resolution (pixels per inch) format and in a smaller size.  I use 640 x 480 for dimensions and 72 pixel resolution for my own images, usually.

To accomplish this you need software for a computer, or you must use an online service to accomplish the same functions.  There are some low cost, and even some free, software packages that you can use to do this on your own computer.  Many digital point-and-shoot cameras come with a package bundled with the camera.  Mine came with Photoshop Elements and it works just fine for what I do.  If you are a Mac user then there are options right there on your Mac that will do it.  I'm not familiar with the Apple packages, but I do know of iPhoto at least.  On Microsoft operating systems there is Photoshop Elements (cost $), GIMP (free, open source), and there are several others. 

OldWoodenSpoon