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FAQ: Posting Images

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FAQ: Posting Images
Posted by Admin on Monday, October 13, 2003 12:19 PM
First, some information about images

In order to add an image to your profile, you first need to have a place which will host your pictures. You may want to check with your ISP (Internet Service Providers - example: AOL, MSN, Earthlink, etc.). Most ISPs provide their customers with 5-10MB of space for the purpose of hosting personal web pages and pictures.

Once you have a host for your pictures, you will need the URL of the image. URL is a technical term which is the same as saying "the location" or "the web address".

A URL looks something like this:
http://store.yahoo.net/lib/kalmbachcatalog/ysl-sca-prodlogo.gif

When talking about images or photos, the URL typically ends in .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png. However, some image hosting places may provide a totally weird looking URL for the image you uploaded which looks nothing like the example. Don't worry about it if they do. Use what the link they provide and it will most likely work.


How to Post Images

To display the picture inside your post, copy the url (location of the image/photo) and place it within the tags (without the spaces) around it.

If you're posting a new topic or replying to a topic (not via the Quick Reply at the bottom of the page) you should see a whole row of icons. One of the icons you'll see looks like this: . Clicking on that icon will write out the forum code needed for adding images to your message. You can also type in the image tags. It doesn't matter which way their entered.

Example:

For the Scale Auto Products Logo, the image url is:
http://store.yahoo.net/lib/kalmbachcatalog/ysl-sca-prodlogo.gif

To display this in the message, it would look like the following:


NOTE: In the above examples - I've added a space between the "img" and the brackets (right bracket) to prevent this from being converted to an image.

Once the spaces are removed, this is what you should see:



How to Add an Image to your Profile

Once you have the URL for the image, you will need to go update your profile.

You should see a box labeled "Picture URL:". Copy and paste (or type) the entire URL, including the "http://" into that box. Then click on the button "Update My Profile" to save the changes.


In closing

If you do not have a place for uploading and hosting photos, check with your ISP or do a search on the Internet for websites which offer free image hosting.

Google Directory: Photo Sharing Sites
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 12, 2004 1:44 AM
Hey Andy, that Google url has changed I guess...I got a 'could not be found' page...here's the new one:

http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Web_Applications/Photo_Sharing/
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Posted by mishalah on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 1:46 PM
Ummmmmm....I'm sorry, but my MBA doesn't qualify me to figure that out. There's gotta be a simpler method. I see lots of new pics that don't have a reference to a hosting site. My head hurts from just reading that list of directions.

I think I'll go lie down.....or, is it "lay" down?ConfusedConfusedConfusedZzzZzz
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:06 PM
Ok lets see if i can do this.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:10 PM
YES! i DID IT!!!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 28, 2004 7:36 PM
TEST
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Posted by PlastikFREEK on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 1:23 PM
Hopefully this works.......................[img]http://public.fotki.com/PlasticFREEK/projects/img_0009.html[img]
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Posted by 1320wayne on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 8:49 PM


Test
"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/
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Posted by 1320wayne on Sunday, January 16, 2005 10:58 AM
Let's try agan!

"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 16, 2005 10:26 PM
Andy, I've got a question for you. I posted a few pics in one of the topics and they were there when I left the topic. Posted and done. I went back to that topic a day later and one of the pics was replaced by the dreaded red X. I re-posted the pic and so far it's still there. Why did the X take the pictures place??
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 17, 2005 1:34 PM
You might of deleted it or moved it from your folder in your cpu.
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:31 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tubbs

Andy, I've got a question for you. I posted a few pics in one of the topics and they were there when I left the topic. Posted and done. I went back to that topic a day later and one of the pics was replaced by the dreaded red X. I re-posted the pic and so far it's still there. Why did the X take the pictures place??


I'm not sure. It might be a cookies thing where when you post it, you're able to see the picture. However, when you come back, you can't see it and niether can anyone else. I'm really not 100% sure why that happens, though.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 29, 2005 7:41 PM
lets try this
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 29, 2005 7:48 PM
ok why is it showin an x
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Posted by gratch73a on Monday, January 31, 2005 1:08 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by scrapit

You might of deleted it or moved it from your folder in your cpu.


That wouldn't be the case as you have to host the photos online to post them in the forums, so others can see them. He posted s few pics & all but one showed. Kinda sounds to me like the pics in question wasn't copy & pasted properly / completley, when it was put in the reply box to post. Don't know if the preview box was used to see the reply before it was posted. Since it was reposted & shows, i guess we'll never know! My 2 cents
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Posted by gratch73a on Monday, January 31, 2005 1:11 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jhull

ok why is it showin an x




Not sure this is from your album & it worked! (Past tense as it did)
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Posted by notlezah on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 10:08 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by gratch73a

QUOTE: Originally posted by jhull

ok why is it showin an x




Not sure this is from your album & it worked! (Past tense as it did)

Jhull... the reason you got a red x on the first try was that the url is not a valid image url...if you right click the redx and click properties you'll see the url...it ends in html, Andy's post explains the urls... they have to end in an image suffix...ie: .jpg or.jpeg or .bmp or .png...there are probably more but you should get the idea...the reason it no longer shows in Gratch's post could be because it's a free account...if you signed up recently you get premium services for only the first 14 days, if you don't pay for premium after that the account becomes a free one and I don't think that allows linking,Sad I feel the price for a premium account to be worth it considering how much you can keep there and how easy it is to use. If you can't justify the expense or afford it try photobucket...Smile,Wink, & Grin
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 04, 2005 8:51 PM


Test
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Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 1:44 PM
You got it to work.


Remember guys there is a testing forum below for testing the pics to see if they work!
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Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 1:45 PM
Here is the link.
http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=7
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Posted by tadkins796 on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:00 PM
I was able to post pixs once, but I haven't been able to do it again.
This is what I type in.
aol:5862:144/members.aol.com:/TAdkins796/workarea.jpg
I put the above between the img [ ] brackets,
what am i doing wrong
JUST GIVE IT A TRY http://public.fotki.com/tadkins796/my_models
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Thursday, February 24, 2005 9:49 AM
That address must not allow photo linking anymore.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 12:32 AM
GREAT! I have been trying to "Preview" a pic to no avail. I have tried OFOTO and FOTKI and still can't get a picture posted.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 12:34 AM
It seems neither provides a file name path ending with the file type (.jpg). Why?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 12:35 AM
http://public.fotki.com/vdr107/jpg/
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Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 4:50 AM
Fotki doesn't allow linking from a free account. Photobuket (sp) does.
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Posted by jaymcminn on Saturday, March 05, 2005 11:21 AM
"Freedom of speech often means the freedom to agree with what everyone else is saying"- Gore Vidal
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Posted by gratch73a on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:51 AM
NIce roadster, i see it's posted from photobucket.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 9:47 PM
I have gone through all the help sections I can, my question is this, I have sbcglobal which runs off yahoo, I made a photo album and it worked where I can veiw them just fine, but I cant find the url to cut and paste. the file names the have are like this " picture001,picture002,pic003..." I renamed them to my liking, but still cant find the properties, please help me
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 9:57 AM
Any photos hosted through Yahoo will not work on this site because as far as I know, Yahoo doesn't allow photo linking (hot linking).

Images have to end in .jpg or .gif to work on this site.

To get the address of the image (assuming you're on a PC), right-click on the image and go to "properties." It will display the URL (address) for the picture. You'll highlight that, right click on it, and go to "copy."

When you come here, you'll have to use the [IMG] tag, right-click and go to paste in between the [IMG] tags, and it should work, just not with Yahoo.

I suggest using www.photobucket.com for image hosting. They allow hot linking and it's free. There are other free sites out there, too.

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