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« on: April 17, 2004, 12:16:37 AM »

Now and then someone wants to know how to post a picture here on the board, so I figured I'd start a topic on it. It's pretty easy, and gets easier after you do it a few times.

First, the image you want to post must already be uploaded on the internet. If you found the picture on a website somewhere, then you should be able to post it here. There are some exceptions though... many free sites like Geocities and Tripod don't allow 'direct linking' of their images, which basically means... we won't see it. If you find the image you want to post on one of those sites...  and you can't find it on any other site... you'll have to upload it onto your own site or ask a moderator if they can host it for you before you can post it here.

Once you find the picture that you want to post, right click on it and a pop-up box will appear. Look at the bottom for a line that says 'Properties", click on that and a pop-up box will come up that will have a line that says Address (URL) and that will give you the entire web address that you need to post it here. (Here's the URL for the picture I will be posting:  http://www.clinteastwood.net/pix/gallery/large70/magnum.jpg) Highlight the entire address (using your left mouse button) then right click on the highlighted address and another pop-up box will appear. Choose "copy".

Now, you need to go to your post to insert the picture where you want it. Simply go to that point in your post, click, then go to the two rows of YABBC tags above the window where you type your post. On the bottom row, fourth over is a picture of a picture frame:   Click on that and these tags will appear in your post (I have a space after the first bracket of each tag so that they'll show up here in this post)  [ img][ /img]  Click on the space between the first tag and the second, and then right click, and choose "paste".  Here's what I'll have now in my post:  [ img]http://www.clinteastwood.net/pix/gallery/large70/magnum.jpg[ /img]. (Once again, I've inserted a space after each bracket so that the codes show up here).

You can then use the 'preview' button to look at your post before you send it to the board to make sure it worked.  Here's the picture now... exactly the same codes as above, except I've removed the space after each bracket so that the codes will work:



An alternate way of doing this, although it has the same outcome, is to just paste the URL for the picture in your post, then highlight it, and click on the same YABBC tag    The tags will surround the URL.  (If you use the Netscape browser, you won't be able to do it this way, it doesn't work. Just do it the first way.)

Speaking of Netscape, if you're using the Netscape browser, things are a little easier when it comes to getting the URL for the picture and posting it here. In Netscape, right click on the picture you want to post, and then select "Copy Image Location".  This saves the URL and is ready to paste with just a right click of your mouse wherever you want it.

If you've never posted a picture on the board before, I hope this helps you out. Good luck.  :)
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2004, 01:44:40 PM »



Excellent - it worked.  Thanks Matt I never knew how to do that. ;D
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2004, 11:08:39 PM »

Now and then someone wants to know how to post a picture here on the board, so I figured I'd start a topic on it. It's pretty easy, and gets easier after you do it a few times.

First, the image you want to post must already be uploaded on the internet. If you found the picture on a website somewhere, then you should be able to post it here. There are some exceptions though... many free sites like Geocities and Tripod don't allow 'direct linking' of their images, which basically means... we won't see it. If you find the image you want to post on one of those sites...  and you can't find it on any other site... you'll have to upload it onto your own site or ask a moderator if they can host it for you before you can post it here.

Once you find the picture that you want to post, right click on it and a pop-up box will appear. Look at the bottom for a line that says 'Properties", click on that and a pop-up box will come up that will have a line that says Address (URL) and that will give you the entire web address that you need to post it here. (Here's the URL for the picture I will be posting:  http://www.clinteastwood.org/pix/gallery/large70/magnum.jpg) Highlight the entire address (using your left mouse button) then right click on the highlighted address and another pop-up box will appear. Choose "copy".

Now, you need to go to your post to insert the picture where you want it. Simply go to that point in your post, click, then go to the two rows of YABBC tags above the window where you type your post. On the bottom row, fourth over is a picture of a picture frame:  Click on that and these tags will appear in your post (I have a space after the first bracket of each tag so that they'll show up here in this post)  [ img][ /img]  Click on the space between the first tag and the second, and then right click, and choose "paste".  Here's what I'll have now in my post:  [ img]http://www.clinteastwood.org/pix/gallery/large70/magnum.jpg[ /img]. (Once again, I've inserted a space after each bracket so that the codes show up here).

You can then use the 'preview' button to look at your post before you send it to the board to make sure it worked.  Here's the picture now... exactly the same codes as above, except I've removed the space after each bracket so that the codes will work:



An alternate way of doing this, although it has the same outcome, is to just paste the URL for the picture in your post, then highlight it, and click on the same YABBC tag   The tags will surround the URL.  (If you use the Netscape browser, you won't be able to do it this way, it doesn't work. Just do it the first way.)

Speaking of Netscape, if you're using the Netscape browser, things are a little easier when it comes to getting the URL for the picture and posting it here. In Netscape, right click on the picture you want to post, and then select "Copy Image Location".  This saves the URL and is ready to paste with just a right click of your mouse wherever you want it.

If you've never posted a picture on the board before, I hope this helps you out. Good luck.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2004, 10:54:34 AM »

Hello Matt

I have been following your wise instructions on how to paste images onto the notice boards.......however i am having no joy.

The site i pillfered my image from was "IMDB".COM and i have a basic grasp of html but all i got was the square with the red x in the top left hand corner......is it my poor choice of website or am i just being a dummy.... ::)


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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2004, 03:31:32 PM »

Unfortunately, IMDb is one of the sites that doesn't allow direct linking of their images. Why don't you try posting a picture from a different site. Once you get that down, you can learn how to save pictures from sites that don't allow direct linking to your hard drive, and then uploading them to a hosting site, and then posting the image. Let's take it one step at a time though, and see if you can post a picture already uploaded on the web from a different site. :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2004, 07:33:34 AM »

Like this Matt......(fingers crossed)



Hey it worked many thanks

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2004, 03:27:59 PM »

You got it.

Now, if you want to post an image from a site that doesn't allow direct linking of their images, you can save the image to your hard drive, and then upload it to ImageShack (or your own webspace if you have it) and then post it. See THIS thread for more details about posting images through ImageShack.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2005, 08:56:46 AM »

I have managed to post my first pic on my own to the board, but I would like to know how to reduce the size.  It is a bit on the large side.   The other two pics posted were hosted for me by mgk.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2005, 11:02:54 AM »

No probs if you have software such as Fireworks (Macromedia) or Photoshop (Abode) you can simply crop or modify the image size without losing much quality if you do not have these Lin then you can simply email me the pic you want changing with the size you require and i would gladly have a go for you  :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2005, 01:45:18 PM »

if you do not have these Lin then you can simply email me the pic you want changing with the size you require and i would gladly have a go for you :)

Thank you Slacker that is really kind.   I shall see what I can do then if all else fails there is you. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2005, 01:56:00 PM »

Hey Lin if you wish to alter images yourself (lets face it, it so much more rewarding) then try going to a macromedia site and downloading the Mx Studio free trial , but be warned this is one BIG package and may take some time to download, i personnally prefer Fireworks to Photoshop, mainly because i am more familiar with it.

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2005, 02:51:58 PM »

Thanks again Slacker, I'll try Fireworks.  The pic I posted in the Off Topic  Holidays thread was way too big.  Still I did manage to post it :o
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2005, 03:01:53 PM »

Its dead easy to do once you know how (like most things) but if you have any probs let us know  O0

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2005, 06:06:06 PM »

Don't leave the country until I get the hang of it.  Thanks again Slacker. ;)
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2005, 06:06:27 PM »

A great size for the board is about 400-500 pixels wide. They can be up to 600 or 650 and still fit and not look too out of place, but I usually size my images and screencaps at about 450-500.
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2005, 06:37:03 PM »

Thanks that gives me something to go on, Matt. :)
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2005, 06:08:25 AM »

Now that I've mastered the art of posting a picture in my posts,



how do I go about posting more than one picture in a post.Everytime I try,I get the first picture on then go to the site to get the other picture but when I come back to post it in the message box everything I had written and the picture are now gone. :'(
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2005, 09:55:27 AM »

tgy, you need to work with two browser windows. Go to the "File" menu and select "New Window." You can also use a keyboard shortcut: Press the "Ctrl" and "n" keys at the same time. 

Now you'll have two different, independent windows. Have one of them set to the Web Board, and open your message box and start to write there. In the other one, locate the site that has your image or images. Now you can switch back and forth: Copy the image location in one window, and paste it into the message box in the other window.

I hope that helps.
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2005, 02:48:42 PM »

 


Thanks KC,as I've said before you're a legend. O0
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2005, 05:10:08 AM »

I just used imageshack for the first time after playing around on the computer and after having trouble with that south park pic yesterday,so hopefully you can see this pic.Now I just have to remember how I did it.

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