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How to insert a picture into your post
« on: March 24, 2008, 08:58:54 AM »
First, you need to upload your picture to somewhere where our forum can access it.

You can do this on your own webserver if you wish, but the better method is to create a free account at www.photobucket.com, and upload it there.

Once it's uploaded, you can insert it into your post by clicking the "insert image" icon in the post's "Add BBC tags" section, and then entering the URL of your uploaded photobucket picture inbetween the img and /img tags.

Or even easier, you can use the "IMG code" that photobucket provides, and copy/paste that into your post.

Click "preview" to verify that your picture has been included properly in your post.

It's easy - - give it a try!
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 06:50:39 AM »
For Kodak galleries, you can get the pictures URL by right click mouse, then go to "properties" and grab the URL.  Then insert as already explained.  I did it so yes, even a caveman can do it!


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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 08:38:26 AM »
I love Photobucket. :)

There are other image hosting sites out there, but none is better.  For instance, Imageshack allows you to post thumbnails of your actual picture on a web forum, which people can click on to see the full picture.  Nice feature, yes?  But the Imageshack server goes down about once a month, making your pic completely inaccessible.

Photobucket is secure, operational, easy-to-use, hosts almost all video and picture formats, now offers on-site picture editing.... and is FREE!  It is simply the single best way to store pictures and videos on the Web.
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 07:53:26 AM »
Bumping this for Al (Brassman).

Al, like others have said, I highly recommend Photobucket. You can set up a free account and it gives you a place to store all the pictures you want.

www.photobucket.com

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 11:40:57 AM »
I am trying to add photos to one of the threads.  I created a photobucket account and uploaded the photos.  I found the image tag and copied and pasted into a reply.  But when I preview it, the photo is very large.  There are no sizes shown in the tag.  Here is the text of the tag.
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae139/kaalc00/Kitties/Tuxedo/tuxedo-20090818-1153.jpg

Can someone tell me what to add the make the photo smaller?

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 11:54:07 AM »
You insert the following after the first image tag: width=200 (200 being an arbitrary number, you can choose whatever size you like).

So, your link would look like this:

[ img width=200]http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae139/kaalc00/Kitties/Tuxedo/tuxedo-20090818-1153.jpg[ /img]

(You would remove the spaces at the start of each tag, they are only there so you can see how it looks)

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 11:57:30 AM »
another suggestion is to use the resize edit feature in photobucket and save a smaller version and use that one as your link.

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 12:43:24 PM »
Thanks both of you.  I kept seeing the width=200 as an answer but I didn't know what to do with it.  And since I just started the PhotoBucket thingy, it didn't occur to me to look for a way to resize once the photos were there.

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 02:01:48 PM »
No problem.  I can never remember the width thing, so I re-size my photos on photobucket.  One thing though, save a copy BEFORE resizing, or you'll only have the small one in your photobucket account and that can cause it to be weird in other places.

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010, 07:26:29 AM »
I made a flickr account this morning.  Does it work as well as photobucket, or do I need to cancel it and use photobucket. 
I've tried to follow the directions and put the URL into the img tags, but keep getting the x.  I'm sure it's something simple.  Any hints?
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2010, 11:18:57 AM »
^ Deb, go ahead and attempt to post a picture in this thread, and I'll take a look at your post. Should be able to resolve it very quickly with a look at that.

The look of it should be something like this:

Code: [Select]
[img]http://www.somedomainname.com/someimagename.jpg[/img]
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 07:49:00 AM »
Harvey, I think it was the flickr account that gave me problems.  I went to Photobucket and it worked great.
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2010, 09:20:44 AM »
You're welcome - glad you got it working.
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 10:11:28 AM »

I don't think you copied the entire code for your picture. This is what I found when I went to your album. In the code under each picture, I changed the first [ to a{  so that you could see the code. When you post, change it back To change sizes of the pictures, put in{img height=125]


{IMG]http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/halserf/SCAVENGERLORDII.jpg[/img]


{IMG]http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/halserf/ArtefactWar525-72dpi.jpg[/img]


{IMG height=125]http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/halserf/SCAVENGERLORDII.jpg[/img]


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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 11:05:17 PM »
Many thanks, I'll have another go at it tomorrow

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 06:50:21 PM »
Ralph, this is what you posted:

[img]http://{IMG height=125]http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/halserf/SCAVENGERLORDII.jpg[/img][/img]

This is what it ought to look like:

[img]http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/halserf/SCAVENGERLORDII.jpg[/img]

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 03:54:09 AM »
Thanks for the help guys - you might want to store the images on your own website!

I was looking quite the newbie on the forums - so let's try:



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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 01:35:45 PM »
This thread is sticked at the top of the Writer's Caf, and has all the instructions:

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2011, 10:03:07 PM »
Thanks for the instructions you sent me on your message on how to add photos on my signature. Because the first posts I made, I added the photos to my post/reply itself. I already updated my signature in my profile. :)

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
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Photobucket has become a gated community--for me, at least, but I wonder about others of us. They have refused all my photo links on KBoards now, demanding that I pay $399 for a year's membership. (Yes, I typed that right: $400- $1.)

Nuts to that, and to them, I say. I have tried Amazon Photo, which will give me a link for each photo, but the link won't work at KBoards. It will work in an email to me, however, but when clicked on it takes me away to a page at Amazon--not what is needed for KBoards.

Does anyone know how to make a link at Amazon Photo, or know another third party photo-sharing site that will work? (Yes, I tried the link maker at the bottom of each KBoards page. That seems to work only for items in Amazon's catalog.)

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Re: How to insert a picture into your post
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2017, 06:30:04 AM »
Photobucket has become a gated community--for me, at least, but I wonder about others of us. They have refused all my photo links on KBoards now, demanding that I pay $399 for a year's membership. (Yes, I typed that right: $400- $1.)

Nuts to that, and to them,

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