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How to post pictures in a thread

Discussion in 'Photography' started by neontrail, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Nov 12, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    neontrail

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    This is something that gets asked pretty regularly, so here's my quick and dirty guide to posting pictures in thread:

    Firstly, your chosen picture must be available somewhere on the Internet so that the forum software can find it to display it.

    It is considered very poor netiquette to link directly to images on other sites (‘hotlinking’), and many sites are specifically set up to prevent it; that’s why you’ll sometimes see a ‘blank’ picture with some text scolding the poster for hotlinking or ’leeching’.
    Something like this-
    [​IMG]
    The host site’s server software has detected the attempted direct link and has substituted the scolding message picture for the one the poster thought they were posting. Some sites even use substitute pictures that are extremely unsafe for the workplace.



    A very popular free image hosting site is http://imageshack.us/, and these instructions are based on using their service; there are many other free hosting sites available, and the details of using them may vary somewhat.



    First, you have to place your image on ImageShack.
    Go to their homepage, and click the ‘Browse’ button:
    [​IMG]



    Browse to and select your picture, and click the ‘Open’ button:
    [​IMG]



    Click the ‘host it!’ button:
    [​IMG]



    You’ll be presented with a page something like this (advertising removed), with lots of options of code to use the picture in a variety of ways and places:
    [​IMG]
    Highlight and copy the text in one of the ‘Hotlink for forums’ boxes.



    Paste the text into your Boards.ie message:
    [​IMG]



    Click the 'Preview Post' button, and you should get something like this:
    [​IMG]


    Replace the above with pictures of tacos and dead deer and suchlike, and you're good to go. [​IMG]

    ImageShack has some pretty cool tools for resizing images and for lifting images directly from other websites, and it integrates nicely into Firefox and Internet Explorer too, so have a rummage around there when you get the chance.

    I hope that's of some use and is reasonably understandable, feel free to suggest changes or edits to improve it.
     
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    haha it worked!!! sweeeeet
     
  5. Dec 16, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    nice work :)
     
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