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I am not tech savvy at all and am really interested in something about this board. The question is, simply put is this: How can you post a photo in a post, other than using code? I am not sure how to add anything to a personal gallery either. Is there a way to this that such a dummy as myself can add a photo to a post.

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Old 09-20-11, 06:35 PM
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Hi,

You need to upload your pictures to a free image hosting site, like photobucket.com. There are others also but photobucket is popular.

When you load them there your album needs to be public. Then there is a link under the pictures with a code. You copy that code and post it back here. Then we can view any pictures you have loaded there.

Hope that helps some.

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Old 09-20-11, 06:45 PM
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Old 09-21-11, 03:33 AM
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Our standard way of posting pictures as indicated by Ray, puts the pix on the post. I have found another way, and it may be the same, not sure. In photobucket, hover over your picture, there will be a dropdown menu. Click on IMG. It will automatically copy the image. Go to the embed icon on the posting, click it and a pop up box will appear, as shown. Ctl-V and the URL will appear with [IMG] on both ends. Just delete the "[IMG]" on both ends and click enter.
 
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You guys seem to be taking the long way up the mountain.

I just click on IMG like Larry says and it copies it. In the forum just paste it where you want the picture.




Another thing is to leave a couple spaces between the IMG lines if posting more than one picture so they don't turn out as one long picture like this.......











All my pictures in photobucket are private and they still show up here. I have a couple that are not really appropriate for all the fine folks here.
 
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Testing.........




Hmmm......that didn't work.
 
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You can post pictures that way but there is a limit on the size, 800 x 600 maybe?
 
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Old 09-22-11, 07:36 PM
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Why does this forum require us to post them to a photo sharing site rather than just upload them right to the site? Another forum with the same software just lets us upload it right to the site.
 
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Old 09-22-11, 07:47 PM
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This is not another forum.
The owners of this site choose to not dedicate server space for this.
 
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I recently wanted to show pictures of my computer I wanted some answers about and used Image Shack. I liked Image Shack the best because they seemed to have a better way to interface my pictures with this website. Probably a good thing they don't store pictures on their server here otherwise they would want to charge a subscription price to use their service. By the way if you sell on e-bay you can use the same trick and save money. I found that out from a book about e-bay. Once you get the hang of it using code is easy of course every site has their own policies so you need to check with them first.
 
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Old 09-24-11, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by GregH View Post
This is not another forum.
The owners of this site choose to not dedicate server space for this.
Interesting.
I'm guessing the server is probably huge as-is.
 
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Old 09-26-11, 11:40 AM
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This is a huge website, keeping storage to a minimum is a necessity.
 
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Old 09-26-11, 11:55 AM
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And remember...it's not just DIY.com (oh wait..thats probably some other website..lol). Internet Brands has many many more sites than just here.
 
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More reasons the owners stopped hosting photos:
-- Picture files can contain malicious code that can infect systems.
-- Offensive (illegal) subject material.
-- Copyright infringement.
-- Privacy issues. Photos have EXIF data that can contain GPS locations and other personal info embedded by the camera or smart phone.
 
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Old 09-27-11, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick Johnston View Post
More reasons the owners stopped hosting photos:
-- Picture files can contain malicious code that can infect systems.
-- Offensive (illegal) subject material.
-- Copyright infringement.
-- Privacy issues. Photos have EXIF data that can contain GPS locations and other personal info embedded by the camera or smart phone.
This is most likely the real reason. In the old days storage was expensive. Now it's not. I have literally unlimited space for my websites and I only pay around $20 a month for the hosting service. The only other potential cost would be bandwidth, and while cheap for my account, very large frequently accessed websites (such as this one) require much more as they are accessed by hundreds of people at a time.
 
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