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Posting Images to Forum
« on: March 20, 2009, 05:52:28 pm »
Adding photos to your post is an excellent way to illustrate a question or reply.  Uploading photos directly to the forum takes up a great deal of space, therefore, we ask that you link your photos from another location if possible.  This is a brief tutorial on how to post photos to your thread, without taking up space on our small server.  To do this, you must link to a photo that is already loaded somewhere on the web.  

Step 1: Upload your image to photo sharing site, or your personal web server.  There are a number of free services that are built for this very purpose, such as Photobucket.

Step 2: Once you have loaded your image to an image hosting service, you can obtain a URL (which can also be referred to as a 'web address', or 'direct link') for this image.

Step 3: Start a new post in our forum and type your message.

Step 4: When you are ready to paste your image into the message, click on the "insert image" button.  This is located in the second row of buttons above your message window.  If you scroll over each image for a few seconds, a message will tell you what that button does.

Step 5: This will place two sets of brackets in your message that will provide the following code:
Code: [Select]
[img][/img]
Step 6: Paste the URL of your image immediately after the first [img] with no spaces, and your image will appear when you post the message.

This will take a little more time than uploading your photos to the forums, but it saves us some space, which will in turn help the forum run smoother for you.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2009, 10:26:30 am by Successor to the Professor »

Offline mucknort

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 11:12:19 pm »

Offline whittierider

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 02:37:51 pm »
And remember you can do the above as many times in one post as you want.  I say this because I've seen people do lots of posts in a row to show a bike from different angles for example, because they thought you could only add one picture per post.

Offline B-52

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 08:42:34 am »
All be careful when copying the url.....

the following is the url that i copied from the photobucket page:
http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/B-52Icer/?action=view&current=UGRRGRIntersection.png

the /?action+view&current=....should not be used

Offline Wolfe

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 09:50:47 pm »

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 10:17:17 pm »
No. Like this:
  Maiden daytrip


Click the Image icon, then put the URL of the image itself, not the web page, between the img and /img bracketed key words.

Click Quote above this message to see the details.

Fred
« Last Edit: March 31, 2011, 10:50:49 pm by Fred Hiltz »

Offline whittierider

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 01:40:08 am »

Here it is so you can see the actual text that got it (I used a different trick to keep it from doing its job, and took out Fred's sizing spec.s since the image was that size already):

  Maiden daytrip
[img]http://www.wolfenotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/LHT7.JPG[/img]

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 06:01:25 am »
Neat! Do you write web pages?

Fred

Offline whittierider

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 02:41:42 pm »
No, but I do need to get into it.

Offline PeteJack

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 12:12:45 pm »
I've created an image in Photobucket but I'm not having any luck.

Trying to create a Classified the following shows no picture when I click Preview

$10 + postage

With mounting kit

http://s1337.beta.photobucket.com/user/psjack/media/Ortlieb%20stuff/ortliebbag_zpsf5b66b9f.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

(with the http stuff between [img] etc. )

Offline tsteven4

Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 01:11:20 pm »
It comes down to what Fred said
Quote
Click the Image icon, then put the URL of the image itself, not the web page, between the img and /img bracketed key words.

do this:
[img]http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o678/psjack/Ortlieb%20stuff/ortliebbag_zpsf5b66b9f.jpg[/img]

which will result in this:


Offline SPIJKER

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Re: Posting Images to Forum
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 06:38:45 am »
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