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How To Post Your Photos On The Forum

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This is a how-to guide for posting your photos on the forum to share with others. Many photo hosting services like Flickr and SmugMug provide simple tools to generate the appropriate HTML code needed to post a smaller thumbnail that links directly the the photo's own page. All you have to do is copy this HTML code and paste it into your new post here on the forum.


HTML

If you host your own images on your website or elsewhere, here's a simple example of the HTML code needed to post an image here on the forum:

image.jpg

You can alternatively link the image back to a page on your website:

image.jpg

If you click the photo icon photo icon in the editor menu above the text area, a dialog will pop up asking for the URL to your image. Simply paste it into the dialog box, click ok, optionally enter some descriptive text in the next dialog, click ok again, and the properly formatted HTML will be automatically generated for you.

Flickr

When viewing the appropriate photo on Flickr, click the second button to the upper left of the photo, select "Grab the HTML/BBCode", and copy the code it generates.

Flickr sharing guide

The best size to use for our forum is the 'Medium 640', but you can use 'Small' or 'Thumbnail' sizes as well. Be sure you're using HTML rather than BBCode, as BBCode is not compatible with our forum.

SmugMug

When viewing the appropriate photo on SmugMug, click the "Share" button to the upper right of the photo, and select "Get a Link".

SmugMug sharing guide step 1

Once you're taken to the links page, select the "Embeddable Links" tab and click the "Copy" button for the appropriate image size under the 'Blogs' section. The "Blog-Medium" size is the best for our forum, but you can use the smaller size as well.

SmugMug sharing guide step 2

Then simply paste the HTML code here into the text area when making a new post on the forum. The image here will link back to the photo's own page on SmugMug.

Photobucket

When viewing an image on Photobucket, simply copy the HTML code provided in the "Share" box and paste it here into your forum post.

Photobucket sharing guide

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I use iphoto on my Mac - can you paste in the URL address into the 'export' function?

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Hi, how do you post photos actualy in the post,

Paul

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Your photos will need to be hosted somewhere, like Flickr, PhotoBucket, SmugMug, etc. Then you can place them in a post with the instructions above.

Alternatively, you can go to http://www.tinypic.com to upload an individual photo, and then you can post it here using simple HTML

yourimage.jpg

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Apologies Christopher - I am having problems posting X100 images from my blog - I will try again later Thanks

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@X100_User You'll have to use the full URL to the image (one ending in jpg), it appears you were only using the URL to your blog post. You can get an image's URL by right clicking on the photo and selecting "Copy Image Address" or "Copy Image Location" or some similar wording, depending on the web browser you're using.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you still have any trouble.

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Could someone treat these instructions as if leading a complete ignoramus thru the process. I can't seem to get a photo to show up on here. Thanks.

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Hey @Mule! You're nearly there, I fixed your posts for you to display your images.

The code you need looks like this:

image.jpg

The one you had been trying to use with the tags only works with different forum software.

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THANKS, I will work on this.

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@FujiX100World, You can simply paste the URL into your post like you did up above, it will be automatically turned into a link. If you want to post photos from your blog, you will need to use the full URL to the image (one ending in jpg). You can get an image's URL by clicking on the photo (when viewing it on your blog post) and simply copying the photo's URL address from your web browser.

An example of the code you need looks like this:

DSCF4452.jpg

Which would display your photo like so:

DSCF4452.jpg

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test...tinypic

2hxa9f6.jpg

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@cosinaphile, you almost had it in the second post, but you don't want to use the tags, just the direct URL to the jpg. Your code will look like this:

2hxa9f6.jpg

If you click the 'photo' icon at the top of our editor, you can simply paste the image URL into the dialog that pops up, and it will place it inside the appropriate HTML img tag for you.

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@Christopher Hi. I'm having trouble posting photos from flickr. I grab the HTML code but when I post the photo it posts a bit of the code I pasted. Help?

Thanks.

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Hi @PaulV! If I understand correctly, you should just paste the code from Flickr directly into the comment box, no need to use picture button above.

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@Christopher: thanks!

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a belated thank you christopher

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rain lily

I took this photo right after a morning shower because that's when rain lilies look best. As the wind was pretty strong, I waited for 15 minutes to get a good, steady shot. It was taken at ISO 400, f=5.6 and speed 1/120.

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A test of pbase:

street

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A test of flickr

_DSF0047.jpg

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Another test;Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug

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Testing size

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is it possible to get photos posting from facebook and how ? thanks.

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Remember to remove the height and width attributes from the HTML

You just need the image URL to post any photo.

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