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How to post images

Postby Matt » Tue May 09, 2006 12:11 pm

There are multiple ways to post images. You can link them in through an external host (like Flickr) or you can attach them to your post.
Read further to learn how to use Flickr. Read the following post to learn about attaching an image to your post.



Step 1 - Open a Flickr account
Go to http://www.flickr.com and create a FREE account. It's a free image sharing website owned by yahoo.

Step 2 - Log in and upload your pictures
Log in, choose upload.
Browse to the photos you want to upload (one at a time)
Add a tag (a label or a key word.)
Make sure it's set to public
Hit upload
You can then give it Name and Description

Flickr officially supports JPEGs, non-animated GIFs and PNGs.
As you publish photos they are compressed and re-sized by Flickr (if necessary) in the following sizes:
75x75 pixels
120 pixels (on the longest side)
240 pixels
500 pixels
Large (1024 pixels)
And the original size (if you hold a pro account)


To protect people from downloading your photos: Go to Your Account page, then click on Allowing Downloads.
You can set the download privileges to any of these settings:

Only You
Your Friends and/or Family
Your Contacts
Any Flickr User
Anyone (Default)


Step 3 – Get the links to your image
In Flickr, browse your pictures and choose the one you would like to link to.
Just above the photo, should be a button for Share this
Click it and then click Grab the HTML/BBCode
Near the bottom, make sure to click the BBCode box.
Select a size (both medium [500 width or 640 width] are best)
Select and Copy (Ctrl+C) the resulting code int he box.

Step 4 – Add the image to the forum post
Reply to an existing topic, or create a new one.
Paste in the code you copied from Flickr.

You can type additional content on the next lines, or past in more Flickr codes for other images.

Press Submit to post.


There are many other options in Flickr, that allow you to add notes, comments, albums and slideshows. check out all the options when you have time.
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posting images as attachments

Postby Matt » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:23 pm

You can now attach images to your posts. When posting, scroll down to see Upload Attachment tab. Click it and then click Browse...to find the image file on your hard drive. The image you are attaching must be 350kb or less or the system won't take it. After you find the file you can type a small comment or description in the field below. When ready to upload click Add the file. The file will then upload. You can then finish composing your post and submit it, People will be able to see that a file is attached to your post and they can click it to view it.

If you would like to place the image within the text of your post so people can see it without having to click, then before submitting, place your cursor in your text where you would like the image to show up, and hit the Place inline button. It will put a set of tags in the text that tells the system to put your image here. Click preview to see if it worked.... Click submit to finish.
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Re: How to post images

Postby Matt » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:49 pm

We can now attach images directly to posts.... read above to find out how. Post here if you have any questions.
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Re: How to post images

Postby cbobcat49 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:11 pm

Where is the Place Inline button?
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Re: How to post images

Postby Matt » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:44 pm

once you browse and hit add the file
it should show up at the bottom where those buttons where.
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Re: How to post images

Postby skiboarder72 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:20 am

gorgous rhino shot matt

I use imageshack for all my hosting needs... 1200+ pictures and it still hasnt let me down
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Re: How to post images

Postby HaloGirl » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:10 pm

I noticed when I uploaded photos to the September Photo Challenge, that I could only add three photos to a post. Why is that?

I also noticed that my photos have a border around them and many of the photos posted on this site don't (and they have more than three photos in a post). Is this because they're linking to an outside source, such as Flicker?

What are the pros and cons of importing directly (like I did) and linking to an outside source?
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Re: How to post images

Postby Matt » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:11 pm

Yeah, linking to an external source will allow you to do pretty much anything you want: size, dimensions, no boarder.
Uploading to this site will allow you to add three images less than 256kb in size... and if the image dimensions are over 300 pixels on any side, it will put a clickable thumbnail in. Thumbnails will have borders.
I prefer using an external source, because it's a lot prettier, but sometimes I'm running low on time and just upload through the board.
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Re: How to post images

Postby vjmw » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:38 pm

Help!@#$ I'm stuck!!!! I've followed the instructions about setting up a Flickr account, then uploaded a few photos. Now I'm trying to get the photos to a NYFalls post.

I see my photo, and I clicked on Medium size (over to the right, not above the photo...does that matter?) But for the life of me, I can't find the URL to grab anywhere!!!! Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: How to post images

Postby Kelly » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:07 pm

A+ for coming back and asking for help......and I know we have Flickr users here so they may be able to get you going. I've never used it so I can't tell you where the URL is.

Unless a Flickr person comes along soon, all I can do is offer another site that I use. It's http://www.imageshack.us. Once your image is uploaded, you'll see lots of urls there. You want the "direct link". Sorry to send you on a wild goose chase....but somehow, we'll get you up and running!! Keep at it! :up:
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Re: How to post images

Postby Bill_K » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:37 pm

vjmw wrote:Help!@#$ I'm stuck!!!! I've followed the instructions about setting up a Flickr account, then uploaded a few photos. Now I'm trying to get the photos to a NYFalls post.

I see my photo, and I clicked on Medium size (over to the right, not above the photo...does that matter?) But for the life of me, I can't find the URL to grab anywhere!!!! Any help would be appreciated!


I use Flickr and I have never seen the sizes on the right hand side.
Click on your picture then above the picture is an "all sizes" tab. Click on that and it opens up a larger version of the pic. Then above that are the different size options. Click on medium, this opens the picture in medium scale. Scroll down the page a little and you have 2 choices to link the picture. You want the second option #2. Highlight and copy that link. Then paste that link into your message here, highlight it and click on Img above the message block.
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Re: How to post images

Postby vjmw » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:47 pm

Thanks, Kelly and Bill, for coming to my aid so quickly! I'm going to try following what you said, Bill, and if that doesn't work, I'll try the imageshack and see if that is any easier for me! I'm a teacher, Kelly, so I do appreciate the A+ grade for effort!!!! If no one ever hears from me again, I'm still stuck in Flickrland!
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