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There are two ways to show pictures in your posts.

1) If you already have pictures on an image hosting site, you can attempt to link to them directly. Copy the URL of the image file, click on the "insert image" icon and paste the url into that. Some image hosts don't appear to allow offsite linking in this manner, such as Picasaweb(google) or Yahoo Images. Others, like photobucket.com have no problems. Using this method makes the pics appear in full size directly in the post.

2) If you only have the images on your PC, you can click on the "Additional Options" link below the message textbox. You'll then see a form box with Attach: beside it. Use the browse button to find the file on your PC, then click OK. You can also click the (more attachments) link if you need to upload more than 1 image (up to 4). Using this method creates thumbnails of your images that can be clicked to open to full size.

If your image is too big to fit on the screen, you can resize it for free using http://www.shrinkpictures.com

Choose size: 760 and quality: best
Then be patient. It has to upload your large picture and resize it. When finished, you'll be taken to a page with your newly resized
image and a link to download it back to your PC. Choose a filename and save it, then come back to the forum and upload your resized image!
 

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Step1 shown above is done like this.

Start your reply or new topic. Type your reply, when you want to insert a photo do the following

Find the image that is published on a website.

Right click on the published image, then select properties.

Highlight the Address URL by clicking infront of the URL and draging the cursor creating a blue shaded box over the entire address.

Then Right click and select COPY.


Come back to the forum where you have your post started. Click on the Image button above


Then it will display  {img}    In order to show this without the site translating the symbols, I had to use this {, instead of [ . SO the bracket [ is what you will really see.

Click in the middle of the ] [. Then Right click and select paste.

When you paste the URL it should look like this
{img]http://www.acadiaforum.net/forum/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif {/img]
Once again I used the { instead of the real bracket [

Hope this helps, remember the downside to using this method is that if the published photo or site is removed, then the photo is lost... but this is nice for explaining how to install or mod stuff cause you can continue with step by step photos and instructions, and load more photos per post, as well as larger..
Best of luck.


One other thing. I should and try to be good about this, but when posting photos that are not yours, it is proper to reference or give credit to the place that you got the photo from. There is always that silly copyright rule out there..
 

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I was wondering how that was done; thanks for the tutorial
 

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I will try to do that next time :thumb:
 

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One other tip would be to keep resolution (size) under 800x600. Larger photos screw up browsers and can take a long time to load. In addition to the online reference, most photo software that comes with cameras will allow editing such as resizing. Microsoft Paint (I have version 5.1 with XP) can also do this using "Image" then "Stretch/Skew" on the drop down menu under Image and using a smaller percentage for stretch vertical and horizontal.

Thanks for the tips admin & bonk. :thumb:
 
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