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Re: How to post images / photos

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:07 am
by davewill
EV1 wrote:Thanks!
Should have known that.

But something strange is going on, I didn't see your picture either.
I pasted your direct link in the URL-bar of my browser it shows the pic! When I then go back to this thread, the pic in your post visible!
Looks like your service only serves the link if you load it directly from them, likely to prevent this very use. Once it's in your browser cache, it works here until it expires. Unless they have a way to truly link directly to the image, I guess you can't use them for this purpose.

Re: How to post images / photos

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:38 pm
by Danl
This is a real pain!!

In Prius chat we could upload directly to the forum

Re: How to post images / photos

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:45 pm
by LeftieBiker
I have had zero problems with using Photobucket to store web images, then linking to them when I post elsewhere. I always use the thumbnail image code, which you just click on to copy into your buffer, and then paste into your post here. You get a nice small image that won't choke DSL lines, and when you click on it you get taken to the actual full-sized image at the site - in this case Photobucket. Not enough people think about it, but when there is a full-sized image embedded here, and people then lazily include it when quoting a post, the page quickly becomes too massive for a DSL user to load easily. I have topics on Ignore because of this.

Re: How to post images / photos

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:57 am
by rmay635703
Danl wrote:This is a real pain!!

In Prius chat we could upload directly to the forum

I agree this isnt 1995, a mb of storage isn't a buck,

Why is this the only forum requiring external hosting?

Re: How to post images / photos

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:29 pm
by SageBrush
I use my online Google drive to source pictures I want to include in my posts.
A little fiddling is required ...

Set the photo sharing to 'anybody can view'
Copy the shareable link

The URL will look something like this ... sp=sharing
The file ID for this photo is: 0B5KuQk2b_F-VdVBpUVd1RDdCN1E
-- delete the stuff after the file ID
-- After '', replace 'file/d/' with uc?id=

Ending up with ... Vd1RDdCN1E

This is the URL to paste between the IMG tags obtained by clicking on the 'Img' button in the edit box toolbar. I find it least annoying to paste the raw link in between the img tags and then edit the URL inline.


Re: How to post images / photos

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:38 am
by JohnKuthe
evnow wrote:Since this question comes up often, here is a how to on posting images.

1. Upload your picture from the computer to a free picture hosting site like
2. If the site gives an option to resize your image use an size which is less than 800 pixels wide. For eg. Imageshack gives an option for "message boards" of 640x480.
3. The site will give upload your photo and then give a code to use in forums, like the below.

Code: Select all


4. Copy the code from the site and paste it in your forum post.

I'll update this post with screen shots when I'm feeling less lazy :oops:

People with experience with other websites pls post your "how to"s.

Here is a youtube video of how to.

One more.

Yep! Pics have to live somewhere else webbable, then you copy/paste the URL to to the pic here!

Of course to understand what I just wrote you have to have more than just a passing knowledge of how computers and the Internet works!

John Kuthe...

Re: How to post images / photos

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:41 pm
by jadrake
Anyone worked out how to post images hosted on Dropbox? I tried and failed.