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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LIMITATIONS ON IMAGE FILES

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.

LIMIT ON FILE FORMAT: 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.

LIMIT ON FILE SIZE: The total file size is limited to 256-kB. This is an enormously generous file limit, and there is hardly any image that needs to be more than about 50-kB. 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.

LIMIT ON IMAGE DIMENSIONS: The image width cannot exceed 900-pixels in order to not disrupt the layout of the forum.

ADDING IMAGE IN-LINE AND CREATING FIGURE NUMBER AND CAPTIONS
Once the image has been attached to the posting, the image will automatically be shown at the end of the post as an attachment. 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. It is STRONGLY urged that images be made to be in-line, that they be numbered in sequence as they will appear with the first being Fig. 1, the next Fig. 2. and so on, and that there be explanatory captions that describe the image in detail.

IMAGE ORIENTATION: In-line images will show in their original orientation. This is a function of HTML in-line images. Images for inclusion in-line in HTML must be properly oriented. Please to not shoot images with your camera held vertically for portrait format.

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Re: How to post picture

Postby Don SSDD » Mon May 21, 2018 5:53 pm

How do I post a picture?
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Re: How to post picture

Postby jimh » Mon May 21, 2018 7:39 pm

Advice on how to use the forum software is given the Introduction forum and is given in the forum FAQ (not the boating) FAQ.

I moved your inquiry to this thread. See answer above.

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Re: Adding Image to Post

Postby Don SSDD » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:16 pm

Test to see if I'm doing this correctly.

I have a Picturetrail hosting pics.

[IMG}http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL164/2040090/3952594/413914181.jpg{IMG]
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The problem is the first right bracket is wrong. And at the end the left bracket is wrong --jimh
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Re: FS - 1984 Revenge 25 Walk-around NO CONTACT INFORMATION

Postby Revenge25 » Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:18 pm

In terms of attachment pics, mine are a in this format, and I receive this error message:

Error

Invalid file extension: 614DD72A-A2BE-4566-AEB9-E79B6F268CD6_1_201_a.heic

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Re: Adding Image to Post

Postby jimh » Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:12 am

See above where the allowed file formats are explained. The file format you tried to upload cannot be hosted by the website. Further, there is no point in the website hosting a file in that format because there are no web browsers that support that format, so no one could see the image.

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Re: Adding Image to Post

Postby porthole » Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:51 pm

jimh wrote:See above where the allowed file formats are explained. The file format you tried to upload cannot be hosted by the website. Further, there is no point in the website hosting a file in that format because there are no web browsers that support that format, so no one could see the image.


All the .heic pictures I post on facebunk display properly. It seems to be many of the web forums have the limitation, not the browser.

Revenge25 wrote:Invalid file extension: 614DD72A-A2BE-4566-AEB9-E79B6F268CD6_1_201_a.heic


iPhone pics?

You can set the the format in settings to save as .jpg

I use the free app "Image Size" to resize pics for forums when uploading from my phone.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-size/id670766542
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Re: Adding Image to Post

Postby jimh » Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:08 pm

The facebook app is not using a web browser.

Thanks for the information on the iOS image resizing applet.