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Groovin Old Hippie

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How to add image to post?
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:28:04 PM »
I've searched the forum but I can't find instructions. I copied the pic, clicked the insert image button then tried to paste but nothing happened. Do I need to add it as an attachment? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Re: How to add image to post?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 03:42:12 PM »
You can attach as a file or embed as an image location.

Embedding is with using the img function for html where img is in brackets you paste the location http://icdn.pro/images/en/h/a/happy-smiley-face-icone-6672-128.png for example and end with /img in brackets.
Ex:
[ img]http://icdn.pro/images/en/h/a/happy-smiley-face-icone-6672-128.png[ /img] (Ignore the spaces after the left brackets.)


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Re: How to add image to post?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 03:45:45 PM »
If you're feeling fancy, you can even do both: attach the image as a file, then copy the URL, edit your post, and insert the URL in an [img] tag. It's useful if you want to attach the image at a particular spot in the post, but don't want to rely on external image hosting.

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Re: How to add image to post?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 03:55:06 PM »
Thank you both so much. For now I'm going to attach it as a file then come back and figure out what you two are talking about! I think I need to learn some computer lingo...not very savvy when it comes to these things!! Thanks, again.

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Re: How to add image to post?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 04:07:26 PM »
Thank you both so much. For now I'm going to attach it as a file then come back and figure out what you two are talking about! I think I need to learn some computer lingo...not very savvy when it comes to these things!! Thanks, again.

Mostly we're talking about pictures from the web. If you have a saved file attaching it is easier. But if you're going to put a picture "borrowed" from the internet then you need to embed the image in the text box as you are replying.

When you press the small Mona Lisa looking icon (framed in red in the picture below) it will give you a string of characters that look like this [ img][ /img] (again ignore the spaces). You just put your link from the internet between the [ img] and the [ /img] (framed in yellow in the picture below).

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Re: How to add image to post?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 04:28:27 PM »
Thank you matchewed! You made it so simple to understand. I need simple :)  And I'm a visual learner so this was perfect.

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Re: How to add image to post?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 05:23:38 PM »
When I like to have a photo in my thread, I do this:
  • Visit www.imgur.com, click Upload image and go through the process
  • From my uploaded image, I right-click on the photo itself, open in new tab. I go there and copy that URL
  • In my thread, I type in the IMG tags with the URL in between.