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

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    Great idea!

    For images on your computer
    1. Go to
    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
    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.
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    Last edited: Mar 1, 2015
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  3. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    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).

    Edit: I copied this post from a thread asking for help posting images from, but this applies to most image hosting sites and explains some common problems.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2014
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  4. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

    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...
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