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Pictures and photos: how do I post them? (tutorial)

Discussion in 'How do I?' started by Ahjno, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Ahjno

    Ahjno Vice-Adminral
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    Max. pic size: 600x600 px

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    I want to post a picture / photo, but no matter what I do it's not working.

    Before we start, make sure you have enabled your Editor Toolbar.


    Now we've checked the toolbar is activated:

    1. Go to the / create a thread you want to add a picture.

    2. Scroll down to the Quick Reply box (or Advanced, or the New Thread).
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    3. You'll find a load of buttons at the top of the box. If there aren't any - scroll up and activate them with the instructions given in the quote above.


    4. Find this little image button
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    5. Click it, you'll see a pop up.
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    Now, pay attention:

    Are you a Full Member?
    - Yes. See #6: you can upload pictures straight from your computer.
    - No. See #13 you can NOT upload pictures straight from your computer.


    6. You're a Full Member, you can use this bit of the pop up
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    7. Click 'Select File'


    8. Select the pic from your computer you want to post


    9. Click 'Open'


    10. Click 'Upload Files'


    11. A code, that looks like this (with a different number though) will appear in your text
    (ATTACH=CONFIG]1234[/ATTACH] - I edited this code and changed the first [ for a ( to make the code visible in this post.

    12. If you've done it right there'll be a picture when you preview or made your post.


    Full Members: you can also use the method as described below and use a host!


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    13. Now, you're not a Full Member. To be able to post pictures you need to have access to a Photobucket account, or other host to store your pics.

    Hosts:

    http://picasa.google.com
    www.flickr.com
    www.facebook.com: right click on the pic, select media info and copy the relevant address from the list into the url box. Click here for info. - Thank you Southey!

    DO NOT USE PHOTOBUCKET - They no longer support posting photos to forums, its been big news in July 2017

    DO NOT USE IMGUR - Their small print states clearly they do not want to be used to host photos for forums, July 2017 they still allow linking, but for how long...?


    (drop me a PM if you know more :red:)

    14. You got yourself an account (I use photobucket, so that's what I use in this 'How to').

    Click 'From URL'
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    You'll get the following pup up:
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    15. Enter the URL (location of you picture on the internet, it's own web address. Normally looks like this (in photobucket): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/ahjno/4Insertimagefromurl.png
    It always ends with: .jpg or .jpeg or .png or ... (etc).

    16. UNTICK the box. This is important, otherwise your pic will show up in miniature.

    17. Click 'OK'

    18. You'll end up with a code as described in #11.

    19. Proceed with writing / posting your post / thread.
     
    #1 Ahjno, Aug 8, 2011
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  2. C_Claycomb

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    If you are using Flikr.


    1. Pull up the picture you want to share.
    2. Click on the "Share Photo" arrow at the lower right of the black area.
    3. Select "BBCode".
    4. Choose what size you want the image to show up as.
    5. Highlight the resulting URL string, COPY and then PASTE into your forum post where you want the picture.

    Fairly simple. A little more fuss than Photobucket, but you get to choose the image size, which is nice.
     
  3. C_Claycomb

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    Anyone who can recommend and write a similar tutorial for another photo host, please feel free!
     
  4. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I'm seeing if Postimage.org works for posting images now Photobucket does not work anymore
    (One of my metal figure 4 traps)
    I simply uploaded a pic and it gave me loads of options to copy and its all free. You don't even need to open an account
    https://postimg.org/

    [​IMG]
     
    #4 Whittler Kev, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  5. caswcc

    caswcc Full Member

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    It says if ur a full member I should be able to upload straight from my pc ? have tried all the settings above etc... I am pretty good on a pc but this just seems so complicated .. with how easy it is to sell on Facebook etc they really need to update this system...
     
  6. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    It really is as simple to post pictures on here from your PC as it is on Facebook.

    Just click on the Picture Icon that's indicated by the red arrow

    tut 5.jpg

    You'll get the 'Insert Image' box appear

    tut 9.jpg

    If you're uploading from your pc then make sure you have hit the 'From Computer'

    Select the file from your pc by clicking on 'Browse' and once you've done that then hit 'Upload File(s)' and your picture will be uploaded.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. caswcc

    caswcc Full Member

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    was doing all that but nothing showed up on the post when It finished uploading.. and could only select 1 image ?
     
  8. caswcc

    caswcc Full Member

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    Managed to upload one picture today but after that just doesn't show on the post.. the one that worked showed on the post as I was writing it.. the rest I have tried just don't work.. is there a limit on picture size ? also could only select 1 image at a time.. help.. have loads to sell but just not working...
     
  9. Whiskey

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    Well .. nothing worked for me.
    I have hundreds of photos to share. If someone can sort mine out please do.
    I can change my password after.
     
  10. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    All the instructions here relate to uploading pictures on the old forum site.

    You'll have to have a bit of patience and let the mods and admin update them to relate to posting pictures on the new site
     
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  11. Nice65

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    Seems ok to me. And this is a Photobucket pic!

    You'll need to load your pics to a hosting site, don't use Photobucket though, they are responsible for ruining many forums and blogs. Mine still works, and I'm a lazy bugger so haven't changed to another site. Postimage.org is recommended, and many still use Flickr though I read they may also stop hosting 3rd party images.

    When you've copied your image URL, tap the button above your message box, to the right of the smilie, looks like a photo. Paste the URL into the box and you're done.

    I'm fairly sure most forums don't have the bandwidth needed to host a gallery, hence the need for second party hosting.

    My biggest gripe is seeing some of my knife pics that were saved to a much older and deleted Photobucket account still appear in Google image searches. So much for not hosting to third parties. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  12. Allans865

    Allans865 Full Member

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    I post all my photos via my iPad or phone through Tapatalk....simply click on the photo icon and it takes you directly on to your photo gallery then insert the chosen images.....simples!

    Thanks,
    Allan


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
     
  13. leaky5

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    I have just found out after years of using Flickr a nice easy way to insert Flickr pictures. IIRC Flickr terms (although not sure if they were ever inforced) meant that you had to be able to click on the picture and then it would take you back to Flickr.

    Go to your picture on Flickr, click on the bendy arrow in the bottom right and then choose BBcode. Copy and paste the link

    [​IMG]test by Leaky5, on Flickr
     

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