How to add a photo to a forum post

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How to add a photo to a forum post

Post by RoadWarrior » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Now that we have our own photo gallery, we have our own spot to store pictures without a fee. Please keep in mind that the pictures you keep in the photo gallery are viewable by anyone on the internet.

If you want to add a particular picture to a post, here are the instructions to do it from our photo gallery. (Eventually I will write the code that will provide a copy/paste approach like Photobucket, but that is a future project).

To add a picture inline to a post, this gets a little tricky since different browsers do this differently.....
  • In photo gallery, go to the picture you want to put in the post and click on it until it is full size (Not thumbnails). You may have to click on the picture a few times to get it to full size. Your picture must be full size!
  • On Chrome or Firefox: Once the picture is full size, right click in the picture and select copy the image location.
  • On Internet Explorer: Right click and "Copy Shortcut". If you can't copy shortcut, then right click and select properties and copy the Address URL.
  • On Microsoft Edge: You can't do anything, choose another browser!
  • Create a new post in the forum and click the image button. You will see [img\][/img] tag appear in the post.
  • Paste the saved address between the img tags, or between ] [ brackets
  • Select preview to see if the picture is there. If not, you didn't copy the correct image location
  • If you like the preview, click submit to finish your post and do your happy dance
One caveat, if you restricted the viewing of the picture, or if the photo does not have public view. It may not show up in your post.
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Re: How to add a photo to a forum post

Post by Army Boy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:45 pm

How to get pics to photo site??
I registered and can see pictures but I can't find how to post to site,
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Re: How to add a photo to a forum post

Post by RoadWarrior » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:54 pm

After your registration is approved, then you will see an upload link appear in the menu. You can upload 1 or multiple pictures at a time.
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