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Step-by-step instructions on how to post images here
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2la
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PostPosted: 2004.09.04(Sat)22:11    Post subject: Step-by-step instructions on how to post images here Reply with quote

Preparation steps:

Arrow First of all, please read the following Guidelines for posting in this forum, taking particular note of the maximum allowable dimensions for each image.

Arrow Choose an image hosting site that allows direct linking from other websites such as this forum - here's an extensive list.

Arrow Upload your images to the image host per the specific site's instructions, then follow the steps below to display your images here. For illustration's sake, let's say you chose Sony's ImageStation as your free image host.

Step 1: Click as needed to get the desired image displaying on your image host website. Then right-click anywhere on the image and select Properties in the text box that opens up.




Step 2: A textbox containing information about the image will pop up. Click and hold the left mouse button and drag it to highlight the Address (URL) of the image. (Note that this URL must end with a valid image file extension such as .gif or .jpg. It cannot have multiple file extensions, such as .jpg.orig.jpg!) Then right-click anywhere on the highlighted area and click Copy in the text box that opens up.




Step 3: Now return to the forum here and enter the Photo Album. Click on the New Topic button to start your thread. Type in an appropriate title for your thread any text in the message box that you want to appear in your post. When you're ready to insert your image, click on the Img button just below the Subject box. The BBCode tag [ img ] (without the spaces) will appear in the Message body box, and the Img button will now appear as Img*.



Step 4: Right-click after the [ img ] tag and select Paste. The URL of the image you copied will then appear in the Message body box. Click the Img* button to insert a closing [ img ] tag around the image's URL.




Step 5: Now scroll down and click on the Preview button near the bottom of the page.




Step 6: Verify that your message and image display properly.




Step 7: Scroll down to make any necessary changes in your message, repeating steps 5 and 6 as needed to verify that the message displays correctly. Then click on the Submit button next to the Preview button to post your message for all to see.




That's all there is to it. Happy posting!
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Last edited by 2la on 2004.12.14(Tue)18:36; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: 2004.12.13(Mon)0:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since this question comes up too frequently, I thought it's be nice to add to this topic a list of Image Hosting sites that are free and allow direct linking from the forum. Here are the ones I know...moderators please edit this post and add new sites as they're learned:

http://www.imagestation.com

http://www.villagephotos.com

http://www.picturetrail.com

http://www.photobucket.com

http://www.imageshack.us
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PostPosted: 2004.12.13(Mon)23:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also note that an indirect link was provided in the tutorial to a large list of reviewed free image hosting sites:

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The first step is to read the following Guidelines for posting in this forum, taking particular note of the maximum allowable dimensions and the requirement that your image host of choice allows direct linking of images to other websites such as this. Note the embedded link to various free image hosts that allow such direct linking.

If you click on "direct linking" above, you'll be taken to a page that lists these sites. To jump directly to this page, click here.
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PostPosted: 2004.12.14(Tue)0:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Say no more! I hadn't noticed that 2la...we need to make that great link more apparent in your first paragraph, I've suggested a rewording of it but feel free to edit it to your likings...
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PostPosted: 2004.12.14(Tue)18:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Marcos! I also added a parenthetical note about acceptable file extensions in Step 2. No one should have any excuse for not being able to post images here from here on out. Razz
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