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Posting Pictures Tutorial


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Lately, we have been flooded with requests of how to post a picture into a thread or post. Therefore I'm going to break it down.

1) First, you need a web host to upload the pictures to. You cannot link to a picture that is stored locally on your computer.

The site you need to upload to must allow external linking from other sites. Your ISP may also provide you some web space, and is often the best choice.

Other hosting sites you might want to try:

Note that the sites above were suggested by forum members. Image hosting sites often change what they allow you to do for free. So it's possible in the future that they may prevent pictures from showing up on the forums.

2) Create your account on the host of your choice and upload your pictures. Note the actual web address of the image you wish to link to from the forums. To do this you can right click on the picture and select properties if you are using Internet Explorer, you can highlight the web address. Note, however, that all of the address may not be showing so you may have to scroll while highlighting the address. Then right click on the highlighted address and select copy. 

3) Now to the forums. Start a new post or thread (don't forget most of the forums already have a Gallery thread) and simply paste the URL of your image. It should automatically present the image in the editor. If this does not work, there is a button on the bottom right of this editor, "Insert other media."

Also if anyone else has any free picture hosts that you can externally link to, PM them to a mod of that forum.


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