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Old 09-29-2013, 7:26 PM
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Default How to Post (Embed) Pics - Instructions

ENHANCEMENT (2/14/2016): I thought I would create a document that will help walk you through the steps that I noted below. This document has screen shots of most (if not all) steps. This will hopefully help those who learn through visual aids more effectively (I am one of them). See PDF link below and print, if necessary. Hopefully this helps. Feedback is definitely appreciated.


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Hi All,

I thought I would create this thread as a service to those who are wondering how to make sure their pictures show up on the actual post. Please note that there is a 5-picture limit per post. To circumvent this limit, save the next post(s) and edit them to upload more pics.

ADMINS: If this should be moved to another forum, please do so. I just happen to see a comment about the topic in this forum more often so I thought I would put it here.


The steps below enabled me to show the pics on the actual post when replying:

Click on "Go Advanced" button next to "Post Quick Reply"

Click on the Paper Clip icon, a new window will open

Click on "Choose File" button to choose the picture you want to upload

Double-click on the picture in your drive that you want to upload or click on the picture and click the "Open" button

Click on "Upload" button (You can upload up to 5 pics)

Click on "Close this window" on the upper right-hand corner when done

Click again on the Paper Clip icon - you can insert one pic at a time by selecting the file name or all at once by clicking on "Insert All"

Click on "Preview Post" button to see if you like your post


If you are creating a new thread, you should see the paper clip icon on top of the screen. Follow these instructions:


Click on the Paper Clip icon, a new window will open

Click on "Choose File" button to choose the picture you want to upload

Double-click on the picture in your drive that you want to upload or click on the picture and click the "Open" button

Click on "Upload" button (You can upload up to 5 pics)

Click on "Close this window" on the upper right-hand corner when done

Click again on the Paper Clip icon - you can insert one pic at a time by selecting the file name or all at once by clicking on "Insert All"

Click on "Preview Post" button to see if you like your post


BTW, please make sure that your pics are not too large or too small for ease of browsing (if you are using Microsoft Office Picture Manager, re-size your pic by choosing "Web - Large (640 x 480 px)" on the "Pre-defined width x height" drop-down menu

Hope this helps. Good luck!


EDIT/UPDATE:

If you have a Photobucket account, click on the photo that you want uploaded. On the bottom-right portion of the screen, you will see multiple links (similar to the picture below). Click on the link in the "IMG" box (it will say "Copied"). Paste that link onto your post. No need to add any tags to it. Voila! Picture is embedded!




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Old 09-29-2013, 8:32 PM
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Wow. This entire time I thought I had to use Photobucket. I guess you learn something everyday. Thanks.
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Wow. This entire time I thought I had to use Photobucket. I guess you learn something everyday. Thanks.
Welcome. Glad I could help. It eliminates clicking on another link. It has its drawbacks (limitations) but I think it helps when the pics are on the actual post.

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Welcome. That's perfect (both the picture and the gun )!
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Did this work for anybody else? Feedback (positive or negative) would be nice so the community will know if it works or not.



Here's a sample pic following the instructions above:


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Let's see if this works.

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Did this work for anybody else? Feedback (positive or negative) would be nice so the community will know if it works or not.



Here's a sample pic following the instructions above:


Attachment 268875
Just did it. It seems to work fine.

I've been using Photobucket and I like that way too.

But, it's always nice to have options.

EDIT:

One thing I did notice is that when you reply to a post with a picture posted this way the reply doesn't show the picture; only the link.

I like it better when the "IMG" tag is used over the "ATTACH" tag.
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Thanks trigger945. I've been struggling with how to post photos for years. Your simple, straight-forward and step-by-step instructions helped greatly. Now I just need to work on my photography skills for clearer pictures.

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Glad to hear that it works. Thanks for the feedback guys!

@morrcarr67: Yes, that is one drawback on top of the 5-picture limit per post

@GunDog: Try using outdoor light. I got that tip and it seems to help. I am not a good photographer by any stretch, but my pictures have improved
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Trigger,

GREAT POST.

Wanted to sell ome handguns here, but just hated tge idea of creating an account and the steps tp post via photobucket.

Great info

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^^^Thanks. How do you sticky a post? Isn't that done by users with admin access only?
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^^^Thanks. How do you sticky a post? Isn't that done by users with admin access only?
Admin/Moderator has to do that.
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i think this thread deserves a sticky
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You forgot rule #87: when posting pics, you must always include one of your wife or girlfriend, or both.
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Great thread trigger945, it's a nice way of saying "look! my pride and joy, my wallet is in pain." Testing 1,2,3....

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Question for the experts on posting pictures, when i go to 'manage attachments' and download a picture it reduces the size from the original. How do I prevent that. I'm using Firefox.
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Question for the experts on posting pictures, when i go to 'manage attachments' and download a picture it reduces the size from the original. How do I prevent that. I'm using Firefox.
When you said "download a picture" did you really mean upload? If so, are you saying that you have a picture stored in your computer with a certain file size and when you upload such picture, the size is reduced?

This might be due to Firefox (although I am really not sure) as I use Google Chrome and Internet Explorer with no issues at all. See pics below. The sizes were INTENTIONAL (same exact pic, but one was reduced) to prove that you are in control of what you upload (at least when using Chrome or IE).

Good luck!

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When you said "download a picture" did you really mean upload? If so, are you saying that you have a picture stored in your computer with a certain file size and when you upload such picture, the size is reduced?

This might be due to Firefox (although I am really not sure) as I use Google Chrome and Internet Explorer with no issues at all. See pics below. The sizes were INTENTIONAL (same exact pic, but one was reduced) to prove that you are in control of what you upload (at least when using Chrome or IE).

Good luck!

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Yep, that's what I meant, I'll have to try Safari.
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If I remember correctly, only logged in users can actually see the pictures that are uploaded as attachments, vs images linked from other sharing sites like imageshack.
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When I go to "manage attachements" the max size for jpeg's is 19.5KB. Is that normal?
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^^^ Not normal. I was able to upload files over 19.5 KB. The only limit I have seen with uploads is the number of attachments per post, which is 5 attachments.

The files that I uploaded in earlier posts are over 19.5 KB.
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The original size is 1.2MB, after uploading it's 17.9KB.
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This doesnt work for me. Still comes up as a link
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Thanks very much,
Now, How do I embed a YouTube video on a post?
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No worky for me either..
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First try, Always thought you needed some uploading website i.e. photobucket or something
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Glad it works for most.

Good feedback from all.

It has some limitations but it gets the job done for the most part.
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I just posted my first pics.

Thanks to trigger945 for his tutorial.
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WOW thought I had to use photobucket all the time.
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