Posting images

Technical questions about how to use this forum.
admin
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Posting images

Postby admin » 15 Dec 2006, 21:47

To post an inline image, using BBCode, enclose the URL with Img tags.
As an example, I have an eclipse image at

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http://static.flickr.com/131/322525325_5e2356fccc.jpg


Note that this works for any image on the web - it doesn't have to be in our gallery, though it certainly can be.

To make the image appear, I enclosed it with Img tags. The code is

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[img]http://static.flickr.com/131/322525325_5e2356fccc.jpg[/img]


The end result looks like this
Image
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bhenderson50
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Postby bhenderson50 » 22 Dec 2006, 23:36

is it not possible to simply put images in the gallery [accessed through the gallery button below]? I have posted an image of Jupiter there, which I can see. Can others also see it?
Is it better to follow the protocol you have described above, and does this mean that the images are only viewable when my pc is connected to the internet? Only problem is I don't currently have a website!
bobh

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Postby admin » 23 Dec 2006, 00:14

Yes, putting images in the gallery is fine, and they will be visible to all registered, logged-on users.
You can make them appear inline by using the same kind of code as you would for images stored anywhere else on the web, so your Jupiter image (of which I am slightly jealous, by the way) can be linked inline with the code

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[img]http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/22994/jupiter842005b.jpg[/img]

which produces the inline image
Image

The reason I'm not recommending the gallery as the primary repository for images is that we have a fairly small quota for images hosted on myfastforum, and as our membership grows, it is likely to be used up by avatars.

If you don't have a website, you could set up a free account on a dedicated image hosting site like <a href="http://www.flickr.com">Flickr</a>, which is what I did for the eclipse image above.

Whether you use the gallery, or an image hosting site, the images will still be visible when your PC is offline.

pbholmes
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Update

Postby pbholmes » 21 Feb 2008, 20:46

One or two people were asking about posting images on the forum, so I'm bumping this thread to the top again.

One key thing is that images in the forum Gallery tend to expire after a while, as it has limited capacity. If you put them on flickr, they're less likely to disappear.

Any questions - let me know.
P.

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For Best Results

Postby pbholmes » 24 Jun 2008, 19:08

Remember, the Gallery gets full in no time, so using it to post images often either doesn't work, or works at first then goes wrong later.

Put your images on Flickr or Photobucket, then link as shown above, and your images will work much better.


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