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« on: August 22, 2011, 11:15:53 AM »

Sometimes people get in a dreadful pickle when posting images - hopefully the following will help.......

Go to http://postimage.org/ and "register" - (using your email address, choose a username and password) - as soon as you've done so, click on "upload" and a new window will open - alongside "choose image file" click on "browse" and find the image you want to upload - then choose "800x600" in the dropbox marked "do not resize" - click on the plus sign alongside "gallery" and choose a name for your album "solar", "fred's" or whatever, click on "family safe", then hit the "upload" button - then when the progress bar has shown it's uploaded you'll be presented with several options - click on "Hotlink for forums 1", and it'll copy the necessary code to the clipboard

then just come to the forum editing window that you're writing your post in, right click and "paste" - it'll give you a couple of lines of code where the image will appear, then post as usual -


image host

Sounds more complicated than it is - after a couple of goes it's a doddle - you can upload all sorts of images and it'll do all the cutting down in size necessary for you - it also eases the load on the forum's servers.... Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 12:26:06 PM »

simple,!!
       we will give that a go after tea. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 12:40:23 PM »

If we haven't heard from you by Thursday, we'll send out a search party! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 12:47:50 PM »

For Windoze users I also recommend "Picasa" - it's a really good free and simple to use imaging programme from Google - it'll catalogue all your pictures, and it's a simple "one click" job to optimise them for all sorts of uses......... (just Google "Picasa", and follow your nose!)
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 04:28:37 PM »

I've now managed to add "postimage" as an "add on" - just click on the "add image to post" text link just below the smileys, and "follow your nose" extrahappy
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 04:55:11 PM »

Thanks Martin
I confess I've been struggling with posting images; I have no excuse now so will have a go (later!).
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 04:56:31 PM »

Try using the simple way (the post above yours) - it takes all the hard work out of it! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 06:04:29 PM »

thanks once again martin,
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 10:01:20 PM »

Have worked out how to post images and resize  Grin Grin
but how do you post an image , then some text then another image???

My images always end up together at the end of the post  Sad
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 10:18:50 PM »

For choice of position within the text you'll have to use the lengthier method as suggested at the beginning of the thread......... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 12:15:45 PM »

Hi Martin
Worked - no problems  Smiley I've now posted the stuff I'd been planning to post.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 12:33:02 PM »

Excellent!  extrahappy
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 06:16:04 AM »

Hi Martin,

postimage doesn't seem to be working today. Not sure if it's a temporary thing, but I've tried 3 different browsers and can't get to it by clicking your "Add image" link or by typing the url directly.

Do you have a cunning plan?

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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 09:00:56 AM »

It looks like there's a glitch with Postimage, and unfortunately don't know if it's temporary or not. There are 2 other ways to include an image in a post - click on "additional options" and "attach" a file (up to 128kb), or use the "insert image tags" - up above the smileys there's a "picture" icon - click on that and it'll insert "img][img" - bung the url of the picture between the two ][, and it'll display (it has to be on the internet somewhere so it has a url for that method
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012, 12:20:01 PM »

Thank you - I've gone for the attachment method for now
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