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Posts with images
« on: June 17, 2016, 10:52:43 AM »
When you post  a topic you can add a picture. The pictures cannot be hosted here , but you can add with an image tag a link to a picture stored elsewhere (photobucket etc)

Click the 'insert image' button that will give you require syntax

[IMG ] you add your URL here [/URL]

voila .. most photo hosting site give you an IMG link copy facility so in that case all you need to do is click that and paste the results into the post

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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 08:07:38 AM »
I find with photo bucket that once you click on paste the info appears with the cursor flickering within it near the end. This is because a [ needs to be inserted before posting.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 11:42:09 AM »
Can I suggest about Pictures using Facebook pages that I created a couple of years ago, PBI and RFCM, if people are having troubles, as these are "closed" groups but reasonable accessible at the same time. ?

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 11:47:11 AM »
Think you may have a very good point there as two days ago it took me 30 minutes to take some photos, load them on my iPhotos, then upload to Photobucket then post to another forum. From the same group of photos I was able to post a picture on a Facebook page in about 30 seconds.

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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 03:04:19 PM »
I don't have a blog or Facebook, but a little Googling pointed me towards tinypic.com

This allows you to upload photos without having to log in or provide any personal information. You can add text "tags" too.

Once the image is uploaded [it gets automatically re-sized if the file is too big], you are provided with different types of link for:

a) HTML for websites
b) an IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards [i.e. what we need for this Forum]
c) a URL for email & instant messaging
d) a direct link for Layouts (whatever that means)

I've just posted an image [don't know why it came out quite so big, so would welcome any thoughts on this] using this method to the Bamboo thread under "Workbench and Suggestions".

All very quick and painless.

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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 03:34:46 PM »
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don't know why it came out quite so big, so would welcome any thoughts on this

The images will be just displayed as the size from the destination site. So you can either resize there, or a little trick here is to add a width parameter to the bb code image tag. Its easy... the syntax is just width=XXX (where XXX is the pixel width)

So when you create your IMG tag it will look like this
Code: [Select]
[IMG width=900] ....URL here... [/IMG]


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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2016, 03:42:26 PM »
What's an image tag? My IT vocabulary is about as wide as my Mandarin vocabulary. When talking IT it should not be assumed that anyone else has any idea what you are on about.

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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2016, 03:54:41 PM »
The image tag is just the little bit of text that hitting the image button creates around your image URL. So if you are using photo bucket there is button that creates the IMG link automatically.  Your picture will have a URL/Address which looks like this

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http://s197.photobucket.com/user/list_lurker/library/
The IMG link in photo bucket looks like this

Code: [Select]
[IMG]http://s197.photobucket.com/user/list_lurker/library/[/IMG]
If you use the forum image button (the picture icon below the Bold button)

all that does is add the correct tag/label for the site to interpret this as an image

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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2016, 04:51:05 PM »
Many thanks. Just posted my first photo as a result.

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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2016, 04:53:04 PM »
coolio  8)

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Re: Posts with images
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2016, 09:53:39 AM »
Excellent - and I've managed to go back and re-size my earlier overgrown bamboo image by using the "Modify" button and then including the "width" command as suggested by Mr Administrator below - many thanks!