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Embed pictures inside posts instead of thumbs.....

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by backpack09, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. backpack09

    backpack09 Minister of Fire

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    OT-

    Would it be possible to make inserting pictures directly into posts possible? I find it much easier to read through a post if there are pictures that I do not have to open in seperate tabs to look at.

    You could easily (i think) put a size limit to the pictures to keep the format of the forum readable.


    Just my Opinion :) I like being able to post my pictures that way to rather than plugging up your server with our uploads.

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought we did that already.......Oh, it might only work in certain forums - I'll make it happen here.......
    I may have to disable this if it is abused, or move it to just the picture forum, since it might really clog up the threads.

    Code:
     [img]  image url here.....  [/img] 
    But you do have to know where the image is....

    so
    Code:
     [img]http://www.hearth.com/images/2006logofront.jpg[/img] 
    should make it work below.....

    [​IMG]

    If you see another copy of the pic below, that means it works even without the tags,
    (yes, it does......that could be a problem)....

    [url]http://www.hearth.com/images/2006logofront.jpg[/url]

    Now how about if we use a regular set of url tags around it, like paste the pic link and then use the <a> thingy on the menu above:
    [url=http://www.hearth.com/images/2006logofront.jpg]http://www.hearth.com/images/2006logofront.jpg[/url]
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    BUT, the picture in question MUST be stored elsewhere - if you attach it to your post, it shows up as the thumb (preview)
  4. backpack09

    backpack09 Minister of Fire

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    [​IMG]

    Thank you,
  5. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think you even need the img tag - just the URL should do.

    If you DO NOT want the pic in the post, but just a link to it, you must use the <a> or Link button....
    or, put the pic ULR between
    Code:
     [url] and [/url] 
    tags.
  6. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Just wanted to test. Pic removed so as not
    to clog things up.
  7. Scotty2

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    So, do I first load the pics to heath.com (where exactly?), then link to that in my post?
    Regards, Scotty
  8. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    The linking to pictures is only if the pics exist somewhere else. There is no generic upload area. You have to either upload to a post - in which case they show as expandable thumbnails - OR - you can insert a full URL link such as
    http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif

    the above link is
    Code:
    http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif
  9. Spikem

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    What if your picture is saved on your PC and not hosted somewhere else?
  10. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    In that case, it is best to upload it directly here - inside the post.

    Or, you can start and account on google photos (picassa) or any other service - put the pics there, and then embed here....
    In general, I upload my pics here using the forum "browse" button when creating or replying. You do have to resize, but there are lots of hints in other threads here on how to do that.
  11. 53flyer

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  12. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    The board cannot handle spaces in the URL.
  13. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I think you have to go back to photobucket and rename the folder : "Wood Stove Pics" to "Wood_Stove_Pics" or "Woodstovepics" or Woodstove or something with no spaces.

    Seems strange the forum software doesn't just change the space to a % or underscore, but it looks like it doesn't.
  14. webbie

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    http://tutorials.photobucket.com/tutorial_84.html
    talks about that problem in photobucket.....

    They could change their code to not allow people to do that, or do a rename using the underscores when folks enter spaces.......

    I suppose this forum software might have a setting somewhere I am not familiar with....when I have time I will check with the maker and see if we can convert that stuff.....

    I think " " or something like that is a space.......
  15. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    In HTML, a space is represented as %20 but the board tends to convert them to spaces.

    So, the properly formed URL would be:
    http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb16/flyer53/Wood%20Stove%20Pics/SierraAmbassador4700TECPIC2.jpg
  16. 53flyer

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    Thanks for all the help. It's frustrating for me because, while not a computer guru, I'm not computer illiterate either and usually I can figure these things out. I've posted pics on other forums but I agree that this software must be different.

    I took out all the spaces and entries but that didn't help. The tutorial I looked at didn't specify how to name photos but it did discuss folder naming. I couldn't figure out how to rename my current folder so I made a new one with no spaces. Then I tried to figure out how to move the pics to the new folder but it's not working yet and I'll probably end up just uploading them again to the new folder. It wouldn't take so long if I wasn't stuck on dial-up... Where's my DSL!!! Uggg
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    I've just sussed out " " around the link, within the img tags, keeps a url with spaces together

    Andy
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    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    Webmaster,

    I, too, am trying to put a photo (which resides on my PC, not out on the internet somewhere) into a post on this bulletin board. Your instructions on this were, "In that case, it is best to upload it directly here - inside the post."

    Okay, I give up. How do you upload it directly inside the post? Is that the same as making it an attachment? HELLLLPPPPP!
  19. SpeakEasy

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    I'm having EXACTLY the same problem. ARGH!
  20. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    When you are on the screen where you compose your post go down to the place to insert "Attachments". Click on "Browse" and select the picture from where it is located on your PC and it will insert it into your post when you hit "Submit".
  21. begreen

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    There is no attachment option in the 'fast reply', you must use the 'post reply', 'quote' or 'edit' option to post an attachment. Here's how:

    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/18669/

    and some greater details on how to size pics, etc.:
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewannounce/27_2/
  22. Cutter

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    Just testing

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  24. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    This is the way that has been working for me.


    I first upload the the picture to a photohost. Then I click on the picture and open it up. Using firefox I right click on the picture the select "Copy Image Location"


    If you are using internet explorer you have to right click on it and select Properties then copy everything after Location

    It will look like this

    http://photos.cubfest.com/albums/userpics/10036/IMG_0975. JPG (I put a space between the . and jpg tag so it would show up the typing. Remove the space it it will show the picture in the form)


    Usually you have to highlight that and hit the <img> tag from the top of the post new reply.

    But on this form you do not have to. All you need it the picture location and have it hosted on a online picture form.


    http://photos.cubfest.com/albums/userpics/10036/IMG_0975.JPG

    Billy
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