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How To: Post pictures on the forum.

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  1. MikeSel^
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    [Apr 19, 2009]
    Hello

    Recently there's been a few posts asking how to put pictures up on the forum. So I thought it was time someone did a full 'How To'.

    Get Storage
    Firstly, if you are wanting to display images on a forum you need to upload them to the internet. For this there's many options:
    Facebook
    Flickr
    Photobucket
    Or a free online storage account such as Free Virtual Drive
    and many many more of course

    Facebook
    If you would like to use Facebook to store your pictures, you will first need to signup for an account. Once you have an account you need to login and then create a gallery.

    Once done, use the option provided to upload photos.

    When you are happy with the photo, click on the thumbnail to view it full size. Now right click on the photo and click properties. On the screen that pops up highlight and copy the full address labelled Adress (URL)

    Now on you forum post, click on the yellow button above the post box with the picture of the mountain and the sun on it [​IMG]. Alternatively, in your post type [​IMG]

    Flikr
    If you would like to use Flickr to store your pictures, you will first need to signup for a Yahoo account. Once you have an account an have logged in, you need to upload your photo's. Ensuring you select the 'Public (anyone can see them)' option from the list.

    When you are happy with the photo, click on the thumbnail to view it full size. Now right click on the photo and click properties. On the screen that pops up highlight and copy the full address labelled Adress (URL)

    Now on you forum post, click on the yellow button above the post box with the picture of the mountain and the sun on it [​IMG]. Alternatively, in your post type [​IMG]

    Photobucket
    If you would like to use Photobucket to store your pictures, you will first need to signup for an account. Once you have an account an have logged in, you need to upload your picture using the wizard on your home page:

    [​IMG]

    Once done click on the 'Return to album' button. Now click on the thumbnail of your new picture at the bottom of the page.

    On the right hand side of the new screen you should see a box with the following options:

    [​IMG]

    Click on the text next to this will automatically highlight the text. Now you can copy it, and paste it straight into your forum post.

    [B]Free Drive[/B]
    If you would like to use a [URL="http://drive.freevirtualservers.com/"]Free Virtual Drive[/URL] to store your pictures, you will need to signup for an account. Once you have an account an have logged in, you need to upload your picture using the java box at the bottom on the left hand side. All you need to do is drag and drop your photo's onto the box and it will start to upload.

    Once the upload is complete, right click on the new file in the listing and click the 'Make photo public' menu.

    Then right click on the file again and click 'Get link to this photo' now copy the address from the box.

    Now on you forum post, click on the yellow button above the post box with the picture of the mountain and the sun on it [IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3455656915_0f7850cc75.jpg?v=0. Alternatively, in your post type [​IMG]

    Benefits of a Free Virtual Drive
    Most of the free picture hosting services have a limit on the ammount of times an image can be viewed. Where as a FVD doesn't, it's also handy to have one single storage point for all your files not just pictures.


    Have fun people, and happy posting!
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    [Apr 20, 2009]
    I always use imageshack as there is no sign up and its free, plus you can't inadvertently delete your linked images.

    http://imageshack.us/
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    [Apr 20, 2009]
    Mike - thanks for this - I've made this a sticky thread.
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    :respekt:

    Great post for the uninitiated - like me.

    Cheers :beerchug:
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    [Dec 26, 2009]
    av noticed in FAQ there is a bit about posting images av tried what it says and it still not working , av tried ur advice too and it seems to work , but was wondering how people got there pics on site without using an url cheers
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    [Dec 26, 2009]
    you have to use the image sharing site option
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    [Dec 28, 2009]
    hi i am trying to put pics up i am on photobucket and when cuming to put it on here its asking fo url whats that lol i not computer freindly
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    [Feb 20, 2011]
    Hi i'm trying to upload pics in a post from facebook but i crn't seem to do it, i can not find the icon of a mountain with the sun on it, as this changed to a picture of a tree? i've also tried doing it the other way where you type in [​IMG]
    Any advice?
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    [Feb 20, 2011]
    It is now the picture of the tree.. Replace all the text in the box that pops up with the address of the picture :)
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    I have done it now cheers. It was a little different for me to put the pics in threads so i'll add on how i did incase other people have the same problem.
    OK, so from facebook, click on the picture to make it large, then right click and go to view page info,
    from there you need click on media which is at the top of the new screen that has poped up,
    then under address, scroll down them until you find the picture you are wanting to upload (that same picture will be there twice, smaller and larger version). You need to copy that address.

    On your post click on picture of the tree, deleted everything inside and then paste the address you copied from facebook.

    Hope this helps
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    [Jul 10, 2012]
    I have tried to add photo's from flickr, i copy the url, but where is this tree symbol to insert the picture?
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    arrow.jpg

    Hope this makes it clearer :)
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    [Jul 13, 2012]
    Is it because I am using firefox because I dont see any of the toolbars?
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    No Jules it's because you haven't turned them on in your settings. I have turned the WYSIWYG on for you.

    Many thanks

    A
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    Cheers for that can see them now.
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    [Jul 13, 2012]
    Still having problems from flickr, I copy the url then add [​IMG]
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    [Aug 9, 2012]
    Think what you need to post there Jules is

    [ IMG ] IMG_3388a | Flickr - Photo Sharing! [ IMG ] (without the spaces)

    This post needs to be updated for the new forum theme and new hosting services me thinks :)
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    [Aug 9, 2012]
    Think what you need to post there Jules is&nbsp;<br><br>[ IMG ] http :// farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7502255654_b2cd9f35e1_b.jpg [ IMG ]


    (without the spaces)<br><br>This post needs to be updated for the new forum theme and new hosting services me thinks :)
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    [Aug 9, 2012]
    Feel free to update it Mike. :) x
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    I will Sandra, not tonight however... I'm busy packing for AITP haha
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    Thank you Mike, just when you get the time, much appreciated. :) x
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    Not a problem :) always happy to help out where I can

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