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Inserting an image

Discussion in 'How do I?' started by British Red, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Leon_B asked for a "how to insert an image" guide. This is it. Firstly, I am sure there are many ways to insert an image. This is just one - feel free to add your own alternatives.

    Righto Leon. Firstly, get two "internet explorer" windows open (or whatever other browser you use). In one, upen the full "reply" panel on the thread you wish to insert an image into. In the other internet explorer window, go to an "image hosting service". I use Image shack. There are many others, but we'll use image shack for this demo. You can find it at:

    http://www.imageshack.us/

    The window will look like this:

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    You need to use the browse button to find an image on your PC. Here is the browse button

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    When you click this another window will open. Use this window to move around the files on your PC and select the image you want to disply. Click OK on the new window.

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    You now have some options. Imageshack can re-size large images for you if you want it too if so - use the resize image option (640 by 480 is a good size for the forum). When (and if) you have selected any resize options you want, click the host it button.

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    Your PC will now upload the image to the Imageshack server making it available over the internet. This make take some time, so be patient. Eventually the screen will change and show you some information. When this happens your image has been hosted. The new screen will look like this.


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    You can see I have highlighted two of the many imageshack links. The top one, if posted into your BCUK posting will provide a small "thumbnail" image. If you click on that thumbnail it loads the large image. Using this feature allows pages to laod quickly for people reading your post. If you use the thumbnail feature, copy the content of this field and paste it directly into your posting. Don't use the "image link" button

    To insert a full sized image, copy the text in the box marked "direct link to image". You can do this by highlighting all the text in that box and pressinb "CTRL" and "C" at the same time (copy command)

    Now go back to your window with BCUK open in it. In this window you need to click the "Insert Image" Icon

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    When you click this icon a pop up window will open asking you to put in the location of your image. Click in the white box and Press "CTRL" and "V" (paste command). The web address of your image will appear.

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    Click the OK button and you are done. You can check this has worked by using the "Preview Post" button. If you see your image you have been successful. You can of course insert several images into a post. I find they do make instructions clearer and bring posts alive. remember - large or numerous images make it difficult to read your post as theytake ages to load.

    I hope that helps mate

    Red
     
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    wingstoo Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Hi Red,


    Another great, well thought out post that will help a lot of the readers...

    As has been said many times before...a picture paints a thousand words...

    Good on yer mate, have one to add to your collection

    LS

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    Our new floor, well half of it anyway...picture inserted using http://tinypic.com/ images over 250k are resized by them...
     
  3. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    thanks red thats a really helpfull and detailed guide now all i have to do is take some photos and insert them
    thanks leon
     
  4. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    That floor is looking great LS. Really sorry I couldn't come, but, given the quack was still testing on Thursday...... hope to make the next meet - if not - I'll be there the time after

    Red
     
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    Nice one Red, this is what I do as well (thanks to Leon 1 for showing me).
    I do need to say that you can only upload photo's of a certain size into imageshack (can't remember what that size is). Many cameras are now using many mega pixels, mine is 5 mp and I have to resize the photo before I can upload it, or imageshack will not accept it. If you are using windows XP you can download an image resizing tool on this link http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx scroll down to image resizer. I find resizing to Large size works fine............Jon
     
  6. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Yeah, sorry it took me a while, but it works now..............Jon
     
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  9. JonnyP

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    Yeah, that works well Noo, nice doggy. Noticed you used photobucket though, is it any better or easier or just as good as imageshack ?.................Jon
     
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    Photo bucket is the only one I have tried.

    Sorry can't help you more.

    Jamie
     
  11. snock

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    Hi lad's.
    I started off using Fotango to host my pics, but they only accept jpg files. Red is using a good site in Imageshack, but I use www.suprfile.com because they take all files and don't ask you to set up an account. You just visit and host.

    So far, I've had no problems at all.

    BTW, if you're using Firefox, you can visit your chosen hosting site, then go to bookmarks, on the tool bar, then select 'bookmark this page'...bookmarks toolbar folder. It's always there for you to click on then.

    All I do then is click that bookmark, browse and host, then copy/paste the direct link into your reply box.

    It really does only take 1 minute, tops.

    Enjoy!!!
    Pete.;)
     
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    just seeing if i could do a big pic...cheers red, very well explained.
     
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    Lets see if it works
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    Ah it did thanks for the advice Red
     
  14. Aliwren

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    Can this please be made a sticky so its easy to find and refer to??
     
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    Made it a sticky.
    Hopefully people will find it and read it ;)
     
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    Just have; and tested it out - thanks, works perfectly :)
     
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    <a href="http://img365.imageshack.us/my.php?image=firneze2008022.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/8979/firneze2008022.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://img604.imageshack.us/content.php?page=blogpost&files=img365/8979/firneze2008022.jpg" title="QuickPost"><img src="http://imageshack.us/img/butansn.png" alt="QuickPost" border="0"></a> Quickpost this image to Myspace, Digg, Facebook, and others!
     
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    As you can see - I haven't got it to work (yet) - I don't have the 'image button' - has the BCUK site changed since Red gave the instructions??
     
  20. calibanzwei

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    In your 'User CP' (underneath where is says BushcraftUK Community Forums), select 'Edit Options' and then right down at the bottom of that page you have 'Message Editor Interface' - change that to 'Enhanced Interface.
    That will give you all the buttons you need.

    When pasting your link to your picture (either using the 'Image Button or just putting it between the image 'tags' (), make sure it ends with the filename of the picture your trying to link to - your case that would be the http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/8979/firneze2008022.th.jpg bit.

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