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Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby LastRytes » Mon 04 Mar 2013, 9:01 pm

So, for those of us that are not familiar with the process of posting images within posts, I have decided to make this tutorial to help.

The first thing you will need is the image that you plan to post, so locate this image and save it somewhere easy to find. I recommend the desktop.

The second thing you would need to do is create an account with an image hosting site like http://www.imageshack.com or http://www.photobucket.com I myself prefer Photobucket and so will use that one for the purposes of this thread.

Once you have created your account, log in and you will start, somewhat obviously, on the home page!! From there, choose the "Upload" link,

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You will be taken to the following screen:-

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Click "Browse files" to locate the image file that you saved earlier. This will take you to the following screen:-

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Once you have located the image file, click "open" to upload it to the site. This now means that you have uploaded your first image to your library.

Once this has been uploaded, you will now be taken to the following screen:-

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You can now add a title to your image if you want to. Once you have done, or not, click the image and this will generate the "IMG code". It is this code that we will copy and paste into the place we want the image to be seen, like the forum threads.

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Copy the text in this box, and then paste it into the forum thread that we want it to appear in. If you preview your post, you should be able to see it in there.

Once you have pasted the IMG code, you can then finish your post as you normally would.

Easy as that!! Good luck with your posting, however, if you have any queries, feel free to ask!!
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby tigerll62 » Sun 10 Mar 2013, 10:18 am

Should this thread not be a "sticky" somewhere helpful? Could it also include preferred size of image and anything else anyone thinks appropriate or useful. It has been a while since I've had to use a hosting site and I'm a bit of a "can't see the wood for the trees" type of person at times. :)
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby bodaciousdude69 » Sun 10 Mar 2013, 10:45 am

I shrunk my last images to 500 wide which seems a good size to fit into the threads. I shrink them down before uploading them to photobucket, i do the same with facebook, saves time and space aspecially when uploading loads of photos :Y:
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby Blade » Sun 10 Mar 2013, 4:41 pm

Good guide nice one LastRytes :Y:

Should help some folk out.
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby tigerll62 » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 10:54 am

I made two pics 500 wide - one posted perfectly the other came out as a "wardog" half image :(

Farty photopail hates me :evil:
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby wardognt » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 2:00 pm

tigerll62 wrote:I made two pics 500 wide - one posted perfectly the other came out as a "wardog" half image :(

Farty photopail hates me :evil:



Bloody cheek......... well at least im known i suppose thanks for putting my name out there tiger
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby wardognt » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 2:02 pm

I do all mine on my phone so resizing is a bit difficult lol and dont have access to a PC
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby tigerll62 » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 4:25 pm

wardognt wrote:
tigerll62 wrote:I made two pics 500 wide - one posted perfectly the other came out as a "wardog" half image :(

Farty photopail hates me :evil:



Bloody cheek......... well at least im known i suppose thanks for putting my name out there tiger


Didn't mean anything bad just a jokey reference to the fact that you seem to be having problems too. I use my pc and my laptop and both give me hassle!
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby Nakatsu Hime » Sun 28 Feb 2016, 5:35 pm

I use Img Safe, but I just cannot work out how to delete images I no longer need.
The site itself says "Images are kept... until deleted by the user". With what, psychokinesis?

Google hasn't really been my friend.
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby Nakatsu Hime » Sun 06 Mar 2016, 3:01 pm

Since I uploaded my first image, I found the width restriction to be very odd. Not even a scrollbar to accomodate things.

I guess I'd better avoid posting wide things and restrict myself to tall things instead.
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby kaycee2011 » Mon 09 Jan 2017, 9:36 pm

This is soooo unbelievably complicated & dated!!!
Ive edited my pics to the required pixels and it STILL won't let me post.
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby Wilks » Mon 09 Jan 2017, 9:52 pm

kaycee2011 wrote:This is soooo unbelievably complicated & dated!!!
Ive edited my pics to the required pixels and it STILL won't let me post.


I upload my pics first to Photobucket and they work ok then. Not sure if there's an easier way but it works for me.
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby DaddyR » Tue 10 Jan 2017, 11:20 am

kaycee2011 wrote:This is soooo unbelievably complicated & dated!!!
Ive edited my pics to the required pixels and it STILL won't let me post.


I gave up too kaycee, sometimes you can link to images on twitter, but i no resort to asking OAPers to imagine what picture I might post.
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby Wilks » Tue 12 Sep 2017, 4:49 am

Updated: Need to use Dropbox now...
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Re: Posting images in threads. ( Tutorial )

Postby vengance101 » Wed 13 Sep 2017, 4:17 pm

i love that the tutorial at the start of the article now has lots of images that can’t be displayed, oh the irony

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