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seabeegt

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Posting pics... whats the deal?
« on: February 01, 2014, 10:01:06 am »
So I've tried a few times from my phone and also from my computer, but I haven't been able to post with pics sucessfully thus far. I wad able to upload an avatar pic, but normal posting ain't working. What gives?
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Re: Posting pics... whats the deal?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 02:34:15 pm »
Hey Seebee,

You're not the only one struggling with posting a photo on the forum.  Like most things, it's not hard once you know how.  It's even pretty quick, once you get the hang of it. 

Here's what to do: 

1. Upload your pics to an online photo storage site (such as Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, or Facebook).

2.  Make sure you set your preferences on whatever site you choose to allow anyone to view your photos (this setting is usually hidden under some tab titled "privacy" or "sharing", then...

2. Select the photo you want to show everyone, then RIGHT click the photo itself.  A list of options should come up, select "Copy Image Address." 

3. Go back to your post, figure where you want your picture to be within your message and put the cursor there.  Then paste the image address into your message.  It should look like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrvDeN2-AZ8/UvU8hzkYeGI/AAAAAAAAAto/ALq6G5kE_jI/w1151-h863-no/DSCN5860.JPG   (only, in your draft post, it won't be highlighted).

You're NOT done.

4.  Select (highlight) the entire address you just pasted into your message.  Then press the "Mona Lisa" button in the task bar (it's the one below the capital B).  Now it should look like this:

(img)https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrvDeN2-AZ8/UvU8hzkYeGI/AAAAAAAAAto/ALq6G5kE_jI/w1151-h863-no/DSCN5860.JPG(/img)  -- This is a little different, it will be enclosed in brackets rather than parentheses.  Also, I added bolding for emphasis.

5.  Now click preview and see if you can see your photo.  If you can, post your message and let us bask in it's glory!

TIP: If you want to include several photos in your message, it helps to have two tabs open.  The first tab will have your message, the other tab will be open to your Facebook/Picasa/Flickr/Photobucket page.  That way, you can click back and forth between them.

Another TIP: Using a site like Facebook is easy, but it doesn't offer the option to upload full resolution photos (which are larger and more awesome).
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 02:56:21 pm by Rusty Shovel »
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