Adding Image to Post

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Adding Image to Post

Postby jimh » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:37 am

There are two methods to add an image to a post:

--point to the URL of the image that is available, or

--upload the image as an attachment to the post.

Images that have already been uploaded in one post can be re-used in other posts by pointing to the URL of the image in the original post where it was uploaded. Images are included by use of the IMG tag. Wrap the URL for the image with the [ I M G ] and the [ / I M G] tags. For example, if an image is hosted at the URL http://foo.bar/images/image.jpeg, then to include the image as an in-line image in a post you would wrap the URL with the IMG tags: [ I M G ] http://foo.bar/images/image.jpeg [ / I M G]. Here I added spaces to prevent the tags from working.

To upload an image as an attachment to a post, use the tab with the Menu Icon in the post composition window at the bottom of the window, then select the ATTACHMENTS sub-menu, then upload the image from your terminal to the forum host.

AttachmentsScreenGrab.jpg
To upload a file from your local terminal to be hosted by the forum, click on the ADD FILES button (seen above at the lower left of the screen grab)
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In order to upload an image, the file format is limited to certain types, the total file size is limited, and the width of the image is limited.

The supported file types are .gif, .jpg or .jpeg, and .png. The website does not support uploading of image files in the .tif or .tiff format.

The total file size is limited to around 250-kB. This is an enormously generous file limit, and there is hardly any image that needs to be more than about 50-kB. The image width cannot exceed 800-pixels in order to not disrupt the layout of the forum.

Once the image has been attached to the posting, the image will automatically be shown at the end of the post. If it is desired to control the location of the image in the post, the image must be selected to be an INLINE image. Then the code for the image can be moved to the appropriate position in the post as the author desires.

Images for inclusion in-line in HTML must be properly oriented. Please to not shoot images with your camera held sideways for portrait format. That you own a camera that can take images files of hundreds of megabytes does not mean you get to post them here. Such massive images are not appropriate for illustration purposes in a text-based forum.