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How to post pictures

Discussion in 'The Lobby' started by Purple-Days, Aug 27, 2008.

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  1. Purple-Days

    Purple-Days Well-Known Member

    Give the links. I sure didn't know how when I first came here. :cool:
  2. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

    FC R&D
    Imgur has blocked FC. Please use another site to host your images.
    More information in http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/please-stop-using-imgur.33374/

    Great idea!

    For images on your computer
    1. Go to http://imgur.com
    2. Click the Upload Images button and then browse your computer
    3. Select the photo you want and click OK or Open
    4. Click the Start Upload button and wait until the upload completes
    5. Copy the code in the Linked BBCode (message boards) field
    6. Paste the code you just copied into your post on fc
    Using a mobile device
    1. Go to http://m.imgur.com
    2. Tap the arrow icon at the top right of the page
    3. Tap the device icon
    4. Navigate to the location of the image on your device
    5. Select the image by tapping it
    6. Tap the start upload icon and wait for the image to upload
    7. Select Linked BB from the dropdown menu above the image
    8. Copy the code to the right of the dropdown
    9. Paste the code you just copied into your post on fc
    For images already on the web
    1. Copy the link to the image (this will usually end in .jpg , .png , or .gif)
      1. You can find this by right clicking on the image and selecting Copy Image URL, Copy Image Location or similar
    2. Click the picture icon ( [​IMG] ) on the toolbar when composing your post here
    3. Paste the link to your image into the box that pops up and click Insert
    To protect your privacy it is recommended that you remove meta data from your photos before posting.
    Image hosting websites
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 8, 2019
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  3. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

    Other side of your screen
    The confusion with imgur arises from the selection of codes that it provides. There are two choices that often cause people to make mistakes: BBCode (message boards & forums) and Linked BBCode (message boards). You can use these, but if you do they must be pasted directly into the post without using the Image insert button. The reason is that they include the BBCodes but adding the BBCode is what the Image insert button does, so if you use it you get double BBCodes which mess things up.

    If you want to use the Image insert button, the correct choice at imgur is Direct Link (email & IM). This is a link directly to the image (which is what the Image button requires) and not the imgur page holding the image (which will not work and is another common mistake). Use the link that ends in .jpg.

    Edit: I copied this post from a thread asking for help posting images from imgur.com, but this applies to most image hosting sites and explains some common problems.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017
  4. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

    I dropped this link into a thread (Lilly) where someone asked about resizing images. This is a great and simple tool for shrinking images before posting them. It is a clone of the Windows Power Tool "Resize Image". It is free and sits in the R-Click menu.


    Someone with Mod privileges might want to drop this in the Posting Pictures closed thread...
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2018
  5. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

    Other side of your screen
    Instructions for Flickr:

    Flickr does not let you right-click an image to obtain the link address. Instead, click the download button in the lower right corner, which pops up a list of available sizes. Right-click on the size you want, then copy the link address and proceed as above.
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  6. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

    Long Island, NY
    It's really easy.
    1. Create an account on postimage.org.
    2. Upload pic(s). You can upload multiple pics at once time which is a +.
    3. Click on the share icon above the pic you want OR click on the pic to open it up & then select the share icon.
    4. Now you have 3 choices:
    • a) if you copy the Direct link, then you have to insert that copied link into the image menu button's dialogue box above (next to the smilie menu button). You will see your pic in the post reply box immediately.

    • b) if you copy Hotlink for forums, then you will just paste the link directly in the post reply box. You will only see the link. The pic will only appear after you post your reply.

    • c) if you copy Thumbnail for forums it will work the same as item b, except that it will be a small pic.
    Here's the FC picture test thread:


    Modnote: Changed .com to .org.
    Modnote: Instructions copied from http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/how-to-post-pics-using-postimage-org.34584/
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 8, 2019
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