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Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Lancer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:36 am

Sorry if im being a Mr Thicky here, but can you tell me how i get my pics on a post, cant seem to work it out.

I apologise profusely if someone has already covered this, but ive checked the website and cant seem to find an Idiots guide (Yes Ok, I know i am) on how to do this.

Heres hoping

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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Mayfly » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:29 am

I use photobucket & resize my pics in paint before I upload them as it takes less time than uploading large pics & then resizing them in PB

if you need any more info just :D ask
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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Wedgy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:50 am

Lancer, basically as Mayfly said.

At the moment this forum doesnt host its own pictures, you will need to use photobucket or a similar picture hosting site. The max width info etc is held in the link she posted.

The link to the picture will need to be put in the [ img] [ /img] tags :)
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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Saracenman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:44 pm

I'll do a tutorial later - unless we can ask IanM nicely to copy his EXCELLENT instructions from the VTS forum. :D

I'm not cheeky enough to copy and paste his work without his permission - any chance please IanM? :D

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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby IanM » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:49 pm

Go for it :D

I'm going out so you'll have to do it :)
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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Saracenman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:52 pm

nice one - thanks. :)

courtesy of IanM from the TVOC forum (edited slightly for the benefit of posting on this forum)

A question that is often asked is how to post pictures so I thought it would be useful to make a little guide on how to do it.

Firstly the picture needs to be hosted on the internet somewhere. By far the simplest way to do it is to create a free account at http://www.photobucket.com - once you have done that, upload your choice of photos, the maximum picture-width that this forum will accept is 640 x 480 pixels (note: not the 800 x 600 as in IanM's picture below - choose a size no bigger than 640 x 480)

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Once the upload has completed, this will then display all of your pictures for you:

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As you can see underneath each image are some links, click anywhere in the text box next to "IMG code" and it will copy the link for you:

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Go back to your forum page, and in the text box paste your link (either by right clicking and choosing paste, or by pressing the letter v on your keyboard whilst holding the CTRL control key down). It should look something like this... (note: this should be all you need to do but in order to make sure it has worked, always check in a preview!)

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If you are happy with your preview, then just close the preview window and click Post. VoilĂ !!

That is the best way, in my opinion, to upload photos from your own computer.



Posting a picture from elsewhere on the web:

If you want to put a photo on here that is somewhere else on the web (for the caption competition perhaps) the best way to do that is to right mouse click on the photo you want to copy, and select properties:

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then highlight the text next to the Address: (URL) field. Copy this either by right clicking and choosing copy, or by pressing the letter c on your keyboard whilst holding the CTRL control key down.

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Then close that properties window and go back to your forum page. In the text box of your post, paste this link (either by right clicking and choosing paste, or by pressing the letter v on your keyboard whilst holding the CTRL control key down). Once again, highlight this entire address with your mouse and then click the Insert Image icon just above the text box, so it looks like this:

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If anyone tries to follow these instructions but has any difficulties, please post and let me know then I can amend them accordingly. I hope this helps and that no-one minds me posting it.

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[originally]Edited to add comments by Panel 10:
That's great Ian, could I just add that it doesn't work if there is text already in the 'reply to topic' window, (for me on a Mac anyway), it just leaves a placemarker so add your text after posting your pics.


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whilst photobucket is very useful, beware that others are able to see the pictures in your account - so, naked pictures of the missus are not the best idea ;)

well unless you're sick, twisted and in need of some medical help that is =))

thanks again IanM for a very good and comprehensive tutorial B-)

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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Mayfly » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:12 pm

Just a couple of more points & I think I'm right in saying this, you can make photo bucket private by password protecting it, so anyone wishing to view your pics needs your password

read the small print as photot bucket will allow use of your pics if you don't make it a private account
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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Ducati Boy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:17 pm

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:-o :-o :-o Blimey it worked, One grinning eejit as requested =)) =)) =))
A bit chopped off the picture, but OK, thanks SM and IanM, Mayfly et al. :D :D
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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Dan4th » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:31 pm

Thank You PAT!!!!!

Looks like you BELONG in that cockpit!

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Postby RLN » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:39 pm

Great picture DB. You need to borrow Spitfire's flying gear :D
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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Spitfire » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:43 pm

OOOOOOOoooooo I am SSSSSssoooooo jealous I could spit =)) =)) =))

I would love to have the opportunity just to sit in one like that :ymdaydream: :ymdaydream:
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Re: Posting Pictures.... Erm !! How???

Postby Spitfire » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:43 pm

Ducati Boy wrote:Image


:-o :-o :-o Blimey it worked, One grinning eejit as requested =)) =)) =))
A bit chopped off the picture, but OK, thanks SM and IanM, Mayfly et al. :D :D


I've had to add your picture back from your photobucket as the original disappeared from this thread -see your original post above :( :(
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