|11-04-2001, 12:38 AM||#1|
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Oct 1940 - Feb 2008
Join Date: Jan 2000
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Tutorial: How to add photos to your posts
Tons of people ask how to add photos to their posts, so here's a step-by-step method on how to do it. There are two methods:
Linking a file from the Internet
Onwards to the step-by-step.
Step One: First thing to do is hit "new thread" or "post reply" depending on when/why you are posting. Next, type out the text of your thread. No picture here folks .
Step Two: Next, go to the webpage with the photo you are looking to link, and right click the picture (not on the page, it MUST be on the picture itself. A box will pop up- go all the way down and click on "properties." You should see another box pop up, and it will look something like this:
There is a value titled "Address (URL)"- that is the URL for the picture. Highlight that value (everything including "http" all the way to the end (it may be a very long URL and run on besides what you can see... keep highlighting until you have ALL of it, or it will not work). DO NOT use the URL in the Address bar of your browser!
Step Three: Take the URL you just copied, and insert it between "image tags" as seen below:
If you do not use that exact format, the picture will show up on the board as a "Red X" box.
Step Four: The last thing to do is to check your work:
NOTES: Many sites, geocities and angelfire being among them, will NOT allow you to directly link photos in this manner- don't bother trying. The best thing you can do is simply post the URL of the picture without the image tags- readers will simply have to click the link to see the photos.
Adding a file from your hard drive is enabled for NASIOC Supporter Members only.
Adding a file from your hard drive
The first thing you need to do is to make certain the file you wish to upload is less than 51k. If it is larger, the proceedure outlined below will work, but you will not find a file attached when you are done. Secondly, you need to make sure it is in an internet-friendly format. You can use .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif files (no bitmaps) as a format for your attachments. If you file is larger than 51k or not in one of these formats, it will not work. Use a photo editor to change the format and shrink the size. Jpg's are good because they are compressible to reduce size. You may also change the physical size of the attachment to reduce the file size (it is good to use a maximum size of 640X480 or 800X600 on the board, as larger photo sizes run off the edges of the page). Onwards to the step-by-step.
Step One: First thing to do is hit "new thread" or "post reply" depending on when/why you are posting. Next, type out the text of your thread. Finally, click the "Browse" button next to "Attach File." I've encircled it in red below:
Step Two: After clicking on that button, a box will pop up, allowing you to browse your drives for the file you wish to attach, as seen below.
When you find it, either click it and hit "Open" or just double click it.
Step Three: Well, no step three really- just check to see if it works:
If you have any questions, you know where to find me .
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Last edited by Unabomber; 04-15-2008 at 05:23 AM.
|05-05-2016, 08:01 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Cambridge, MAVehicle:
. 2005 OBXT LTD
This thread needs a MAJOR update. 15 years old.
Step 1: Try your best to use your Dorito-dust covered sausage fingers to move your mouse cursor to the address bar on your browser and then type in www.imgur.com
Step 2: Click the "upload images" - you may need to adjust your fedora to see the screen properly.
Step 3: Now click the "browse your computer" button. Challenge yourself, see if you can find it!
Step 4: Now this will take some brain power so be prepared. You're going to have to remember where on your computer the image you want to upload is stored. If it's a picture of your car, it is probably not in the folder named "stuff" which everyone knows is your stash of granny bondage porn. Perhaps it is in a folder called "car", maybe even on your desktop. Try there first. Once the picture is located, select it and click "Open"
Step 5: Are you sweating yet? If so, take a long swig of that Mountain Dew on your desk. If you're out of Mountain Dew, try the Monster Energy drink in the trash from yesterday, there's probably a few drops left. Ok, I know this is getting complicated, but now, you have to click the "Start Upload" button.
Step 6: Imgur is really doing all the heavy lifting here for you and they provide the proper links to post your photo in forums. This is called BBCode. Try to sound that out. Bee Bee Code. Ok, time to select that. Stay with me!!! We're almost there. When you select it, it will copy the code.
Step 7:Last one! Now, go back to your thread and hit the Ctrl+V buttons on your keyboard to paste the code into your thread.
This is what the photo will look like (though hopefully your car and not mine)
Holy **** you made it. Congrats. Now you've learned something. Spread the word. Maybe next time you can figure something out for yourself!
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