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Photo Posting Tutorial!

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Photo Posting Tutorial! Reply with quote

Posting pics is mysterious.....posting pics makes it easier to make a point or shed some light........but how in H#ll do you do it? Well, I hope that this will make it a little easier. [Administrator's Note: I developed this tutorial for the old site, but the screens are identical, except that this forum does not offer a photo host. You will need to find your own host for this.]

REMEMBER! YOU CANNOT DISPLAY AN ENTIRE WEB PAGE WITHIN A POST, ONLY INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS!. So don't try and post a link to a photo album page with multiple photos and expect it to show up. The URL (that's the web page's "address" and begins with http://) string for an individual photo should end with ".jpg", not ".html" or ".album", etc.

Say you want to post a picture. You must store your pic on one of the photo hosting sites such as www.hunt101.com , which is hunter- and firearm-friendly (I'm not going to get into how to upload pics onto photo hosting sites because they are all a little different.) I have also been told by one of our members that www.photobucket.com is very easy to use (this site even gives you a URL for your pic with the [img], [img/] tags already attached-see below.)

Once you upload your pic to their site, they will provide a URL (the web address where your pic is stored) that you can then paste into the body of your message.

Allright, enough of that.

Lets say that the URL of your pic is "http://yourphotohostsite/img/lefever.jpg". If you just paste that as-is into your message, it will look like this in the "Post a new topic" box -



and would look like this when posted -



Notice that the only thing that showed up in the posting was the URL of the pic, not the pic itself. What we need to do is add "tags" to the URL you pasted into the message. A "tag" is just a command that allows the web page to know what to do. In this case they will be "image" tags that tell the program to display the pic itself and not just it's location. Here's a screen shot of where to find the "image tag" button.



Step 1: When you reach the point in your post where you would like your image to go, click on the "Img" button. Your screen should look like this -



Step 2: Your cursor should now be to the right of the [img] tag. Also note that the [Img] button that you just clicked on now looks like [Img*]. Now is the time to paste the URL for your photo into your message. Generally, you can right click your mouse and select paste (this is after you have copied the URL of your pic from your photo host site, also by right clicking on their link and selecting copy) to insert the URL. It should look something like this -



Step 3: Go back up the the [Img*] button and click it again (note the asterisk after the "Img". This means that you are now inserting the tag that tells the program that this is the end of the instructions for inserting your photo.) Your message box should look like this -



And if everything has worked out, when you submit your message it will look like this -



Remember to try and keep your photo less than 800 pixels wide or people with screen resolutions set to 800 x 600 will have to scroll back and forth to view them.

Hope this helps and Happy Pic Posting!
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