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#1 mikejulietpapa

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:33 PM

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(scroll down for Flickr instructions)

 

Probably the easiest way to add an image to your post is to host that image on Imgur. You don't need an account to use it but I suggest making one (it's free) so you can have access to some more features and the photos you upload.

Step 1: Go to Imgur.com

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Step 2: Click on the "Upload Images" button. Choose how you want to upload your photo to Imgur.


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After you select how you want to upload, click start and up it goes!


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Step 3: Copy the Direct Link

Once it finishes uploading, you'll get a screen with some image options. You are looking for the Direct Link to the image and it should start like this: http://i.imgur.com/xxxxxxxx

Copy that URL (you'll be pasting that into the Forum).

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Step 4: Paste into image dialog box on forum.

On the Forum side, click the image box and past in the URL you just copied.

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This is what it should look like once you paste and hit publish:

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Extra Info

You'll notice that in most cases, the original image will take over most of the screen. If you want to embed a smaller version, you can select a different size option on Imgur. Selecting "Large Thumbnail" (or any size) will change the URL's for the image and you'll just copy the direct link the same way you did earlier.

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You can see how a smaller image may work best in some cases.
 

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Flickr

 

 

Step 1: Log in to Flickr

If you don't have a Flickr account, it's easy and free to sign up. They also give 1TB of free space.
 
Step 2: Upload your photos.
 
Step 3: Find the image you want to share in a post. Click that image. (Example is highlighted)
 
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Step 4: Once clicked, the image will open in a format shown below. Click the three dots in the far right to open a menu and from there click "Download/All Sizes".
 
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Step 5: A pop up will appear over the image with a few preset image sizes available for easy download. We don't want to click those in this case because we're looking to link TO the image, not upload to the ITS Forum. Click on "View All Sizes"
 
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Step 6: Select the image size you're wanting to share. I try to keep it around 800px width max but you have options. Right click on the image again and select "Copy Image URL" (the url should look something like this: https://farm8.static...4fe1573b9_c.jpg)
 
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Step 7: Go to your forum post and paste the URL into image dialog box.
 
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Once you do that, the image should appear in your post.
 
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Done!
 
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Alternatives

You can also upload your photo to Photobucket or Minus or any other number of places and link to it that way. The process is similar to Imgur's but a little more involved.

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You find the image you want to use on the Internet, right click, select "Copy Image Location" and then paste it into your forum post (using the "Insert/edit image" tool).

Go out and add some color to your posts!

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I edited this to make it easier to follow thanks to a guide I found on The Verge.


Edited by mikejulietpapa, 03 April 2014 - 10:25 AM.
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#2 Arch

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 03:25 PM

Cool picture!Love how the edge of the lens looks : )David
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#3 mikejulietpapa

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:40 AM

Thanks @David!

#4 kilo1alpha

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:31 PM

Thanks fro the info!!!!!/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf_headbang.gif
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#5 justand11

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:45 PM

Don't know if this is relative to this but didn't know where to post it. How do i get the crew leader sig banner
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#6 mikejulietpapa

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

Hey Justin, the Crew Leader signature banner can be found HERE. [Even has a how-to on it]

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

Mike, this might need an update for Flickr as they have a new layout. 


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#8 mikejulietpapa

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

Mike, this might need an update for Flickr as they have a new layout. 

 

Thanks for the heads up Eric! All updated!



#9 flashlightsolutions

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:15 AM

i just tried uploading a pic but i got a strange message. that the forum did not allow the perticular format.

But the photo was a .jpg and just 41Kb small!

 

Any thoughts?



#10 Davis

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:24 PM

i just tried uploading a pic but i got a strange message. that the forum did not allow the perticular format.

But the photo was a .jpg and just 41Kb small!

 

Any thoughts?

 

Where is your photo hosted that you tried to load it from? (IE: imgur, flickr, etc.)


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Put good in, get good out. 





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