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*********please Read So You Can Post Pictures On The Forum********

Discussion in 'The Welcome Section' started by MikeSel^, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. MikeSel^

    MikeSel^ Systems Support Specialist

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    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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  3. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed!
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    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/
     
  4. RAPS3

    RAPS3 Well-Known Member

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    Mike - thanks for this - I've made this a sticky thread.
     
  5. AuldReekie

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    Great post for the uninitiated - like me.

    Cheers :beerchug:
     
  6. macaudi

    macaudi New Member

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    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
     
  7. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator
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    you have to use the image sharing site option
     
  8. blogs

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    well done ! thanks.[​IMG]
     
  9. Purdy99

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    where the hell is the "mountain and the sun" icon, cant see it anywhere also doing the whole doesnt seem to do anything, all i end up doing is putting a link to the picture :( help please lol
     
  10. Purdy99

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    just incase you was wondering what i see....
    also incase you was wondering how i did this, it was on my pc, i'm trying to upload via facebook...
    ffff.jpg
     
  11. leach76

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    Ok i'm a tool but i cant remember how to change my sig picture or find the size limits etc,can you help?
     
  12. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR
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    Signature pic should be 400 pixels long, 125 pixels high. I will pm you how to change:) x
     

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