JoeS
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Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:33 pm

A question was asked as to how to post pictures on this forum. It's been discussed before, but I couldn't find it... :cry:

The way I do it is first compose the photo and typically size it down so the width is only around 600 pixels at 72dpi. Large photos overwhelm the posts.

Edit, September 2015: I now size them to a width of 640dpi, as that seems to work well with tablets.

I then put the picture on an accessible website (I happen to have my own). I believe some have successfully used some of the photo-sharing websites.

In the text of my post I then create the link to that picture and surround the link with [img]link[/img] .

If someone has a more refined description, I'd sure appreciate your posting it here.

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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:14 pm

photobucket.com

Drag and drop to upload pics, pluss generates all the link codes you need, that includes [img]link[/img] , it's simply brilliant! Been using it since the myspace era (lol!) approx 2005. :)

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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:53 am

for flickr users:

When you have uploaded your picture to flickr, go to that picture's page in your photostream, click Share This, select "Grab the HTML", change the selection box to BBCode (which is what this forum runs on) and copy the code it gives you. Then just paste that into your post.
The code will look like this:

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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterbleepy/4457100318/][img]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2801/4457100318_27bd6352c3_z.jpg?zz=1[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterbleepy/4457100318/]Dynohub[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/misterbleepy/]misterbleepy[/url], on Flickr

and the result will look like this:
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Dynohub by misterbleepy, on Flickr

for imgur users:

When you upload a picture to imgur, you should see a column of sharing links to the right of your image. Copy either the BBCode one or the Linked BBCode one. The LinkedBBCode also embeds a link back to the picture's page on the imgur site.
The code will look like this (BBCode):

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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/UqL8Ztl.jpg[/IMG]

or this (Linked BBCode):

Code: Select all

[URL=http://imgur.com/UqL8Ztl][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/UqL8Ztl.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

and the result will look like this (BBCode):
Image
or this (Linked BBCode):
Image

hat tip to Andy S on Fractured Axel kite forum whose post I shamelessly plagiarised for this one.
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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:33 am

for Facebook users:

    1. select the photo,
    2. right click on the photo
    3. select 'properties' on the popup menu
    4. highlight the Address field on the general tab.
    5. close the properties window.
    6. use the pasted address in Img tag of your post.

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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:52 pm

I personally use DropBox. It's free and provides a backup to your smartphone's photo folder with the camera upload feature. To share a picture on DB,

1. Log into your Dropbox through the web browser.
2. Navigate to the photo.
3. Click on the share link button on the right side of the screen next to your selected photo.
4. Come back here and paste the link inside the HTML tags, like such:

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[img]https://photos-4.dropbox.com/t/0/AACoTli4wJHrpmlom2x7a1YgUSf82ENLEPvNE1P-VaM_Nw/12/130438852/jpeg/1024x768/3/1371873600/0/2/20130604_194416.jpg/FKhKe6wrWSjf8icJa52w-JYgrbRCrq8mEyxZkTVFLnI[/img]


The result:
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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:30 pm

PV1, the "Result" I see is a question mark on a blue background :roll:
I'll remove my post if you're able to fix it ;)
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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:14 am

interestingly enough, pasting the code into my browser gets me a 404.

Something like "http://www.piraten-fraktion-bergstrasse.de/AETC/ART/Gimp-8013.jpg" ought to work, I hope.

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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:59 pm

JoeS wrote:PV1, the "Result" I see is a question mark on a blue background :roll:

Interesting, I noticed it doesn't work on my Galaxy S3 either.

How's this?
Image

(work in progress)
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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:11 am

PV1 wrote:How's this?
Image

(work in progress)


Still a small blue square with a question mark in it for me.
Are the photos you're linking to in a public folder of your dropbox account?
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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:10 pm

Alternatively, you could create a blog at http://www.myevblog.com and upload your pictures there - plus you can blog about your awesome iMiev :D

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