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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:55 am 
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Hi, can you guide me with attaching images to my posts for used instr. for sale? I'm not seeing any obvious attachment buttons in my control panel or on the post itself...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:10 am 
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You can't attach an image, but you can link to an image that is elsewhere on the net. This is a two-stage operation.

There are a lot of third-party servers which offer free image hosting. One I use is Image Shack, because I don't have register or remember a login and password. I go to this link, click the 'choose' button to select a file on my computer, and click the 'upload now' button.

Once it uploads, the site gives me a few options for format code to copy. I generally select the "Direct Link", although other options include smaller thumbnails with embedded links to the big pic.

What I look for looks like this:

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http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2710/chiffheader.gif


This directs a browser to a remote image hosted on a ww.imageshack.us server.

To embed that image in your post, you need to wrap it in the bbs code forums like this use. The simplest way to do that is to paste your link into the text box you use to write any post, highlight it, and then click the [Img] button you see above the 'post a reply' text box. This will automatically format your link as an image with the appropriate tags.

Alternately, you can manually type the opening and closing tag around your link, like so:

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[img]http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2710/chiffheader.gif[/img]


Because the image I uploaded was the Chiff logo from the top of this page, when I do that in a post without using the 'Code' feature to tell the browser to leave it alone, here's what I get:


Image

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:08 am 
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a lot of that is covered in the sticky at the top of this forum...

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23407

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Thanks so much--It took a while, but was able to get pics posted finally. I had luck with image shack. The guidance was most helpful! -Nathan


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:58 pm 
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http://www.flickr.com

Imageshack is trying too hard to make a living.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Denny wrote:
Imageshack is trying too hard to make a living.


How? So far, I've had no hassle of any kind.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:59 am 
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cool, I left years ago, maybe they reverted?

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