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nolan

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on: February 01, 2010, 01:13:56 AM
There are two ways to add a photo to your post :

A) The easiest way is to simply hit the "Upload Attachment" tab and upload your picture when posting. You will find this tab just below the submit button when posting.
When using this method it is important that you resize you photo first so it fits into the page.
The best size is max 600 pixels wide, (or resize to the size you want them to appear in the post)
To resize your photo you can use a program like Photoshop or a free online resize program like PicResize

To add a photo to the post:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find a separate section with the  headings
Options – Upload Attachment  -  Poll Creation.
Select “Upload attachment”
Browse for the photo file you want to upload
Enter a comment for the photo if you need to
Click “add this file”
Go back to the post and fix the cursor where you want the photo to be entered
Scroll down again and you will see another section that says Posted Attachment
This will show the comment and the file number
Click on “place inline”
If you scroll up you will notice that the attachment code has been placed in the post
Eg. [attachment]dscf1277.jpg[/attachment]
Scroll down again and click “Preview” to check the photo and placement in the post.
Once you are satisfied – click “Submit”
A notification will appear that it was successfully uploaded

The second method is to link to a picture hosted on another site :
1) The first thing you need to do is get yourself a free account at one of the websites that allow you to create yourself a "gallery" to store your pictures, eg http://www.flickr.com or http://www.photobucket.com. You then upload your photo to there and link directly to it in your post at the place where you want it to show using the Insert Image button [/code]. You then paste the weblink you copied in step 2 in between these two tags. It will then look like this :
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[img]http://media.photobucket.com/image/blahblah.jpg?o=8[/img]
When you have posted the message you image will appear exactly where you have inserted it, even mid sentence.

A good habit to get into when posting pictures is to "Preview" your post to ensure your picture has linked correctly.

The most common errors found when lining to pictures are:
1) Wrong link and
2) Your gallery is not set to "Public" viewing
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 03:03:54 PM by nolan »


 

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