How do you insert...

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    Jul 30, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    Ha! Thought that would get your attention. But seriously, it's not that exciting.
    Can someone please explain to me how to insert a pic into a forum? I've tried to insert some from my personal pics, but I don't get it. I'm pretty savy when it comes to PC's, pics and websites...but this one has me stumped.

    Note: as soon as I get the right answer, this forum will self-destruct. Thanks!
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    Jul 30, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    Upload your picture to a free photo-sharing site, like Photobucket or Flickr. (Flickr's free, right? Don't use it.)

    On Photobucket, click "Share" which will open a new screen. Click on the tab for "Get Link Code" then copy the code for "Direct Link."

    Then paste that code into the message box on the forum.

    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/rp_zachharris/dblbiceps.jpg

    Like so.

    Then highlight the code and press "IMG" above the message box. It seems backwards, and there's a pre-made code for forums, but for some reason it doesn't work for me. This way does.

    dblbiceps.jpg
  • Webster666

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    Jul 30, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
    RJ definitely takes the prize for having the most difficult, and time consuming method for posting a pic.

    1) The pic you want to use has to be on your computer desk top.
    2) Drop the RJ page down
    3) Go to tinypic.com
    4) Click on, "Choose File," and select a pic from the list of pics (that are on your computer desk top)
    5) Click on the pic that you want to use
    6) Click on the arrows where it says, "Resize"
    7) Click on, "Message Board"
    icon_cool.gif Click on, "Upload Now"
    9) Click on the empty box where it says, "Type the two words," then, type the two words, then click on,
    Upload Now"
    10) Click on, "View Full Image"
    11) Scroll down, and look over on the left side where it says, "Grab Your Code"
    12) Highlight the code in the box where it says, "IMG Code for Forums and Message Boards. BUT, only highlight from, "IMG" through "jpg"
    13) Click on, "Edit" (up at the top of your screen)
    14) Click on, "Copy"
    15) Keep hitting the back button until you're back at RJ
    16) Click on, "Reply"
    17) Click on, "img"
    1icon_cool.gif Delete the words IMAGE HTTP ADDRESS GOES HERE
    19) Click on, "Edit" (up at the top of your screen)
    20) Click on, "Paste"
    21) Notice that the URL starts with, "[img][IMG]
    22) Delete the second [IMG]
    23) Type whatever comments you want, to go along with your pic
    24) Scroll down, and click on, "Preview Message"
    25) If your picture is NOT there, start over
    26) If your picture is there, click on, "Submit"
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    Jul 30, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    HOLY CRAP!! I don't feel so lame now!! This is waaay too much work for a dumb pic... think I'll stick to the "spoken" word...
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    Jul 30, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    Yes RJ should make it easier to upload a pic like you upload them to your profile, it should be like that!!
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    Jul 30, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    Rawrly said

    Inserting the pictures is easy. Just used the IMG tags. It's up to you were they are stored online.


    HUH??
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    Jul 30, 2010 11:34 PM GMT

    This might be easier.....

    It took me a while to figure it out, too. You open the pic, right click, click properties, copy the url address, post that url in your post, then highlight the url and click img.


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    Jul 30, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    Hillie said
    This might be easier.....

    It took me a while to figure it out, too. You open the pic, right click, click properties, copy the url address, post that url in your post, then highlight the url and click img.


    TA DAAAAAAAAicon_biggrin.gif


    But what we're saying that it's difficult is than when u have the pic stored in your computer, when it's not online
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    Jul 30, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    devilish_intentions said
    Hillie said
    This might be easier.....

    It took me a while to figure it out, too. You open the pic, right click, click properties, copy the url address, post that url in your post, then highlight the url and click img.


    TA DAAAAAAAAicon_biggrin.gif


    But what we're saying that it's difficult is than when u have the pic stored in your computer, when it's not online



    Gottcha! I do love Web666 Step# 25icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 30, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    Despite the very large number of steps listed above, the procedure is quite simple. It's merely that forum pictures are really easiest when the picture is already somewhere on the web. You can upload it yourself to a photo site -- Flickr.com is one of the most common, and has a very intuitive interface (ie you start the program called "Flickr Uploadr", drag a picture into it, and click the upload button) -- but you can also just upload it as a picture onto your RealJock account if it's of you.

    Once it exists somewhere online, find the picture. On a Windows machine, right click on the image, and select the option (depending on your internet browser) that looks something like "View Image" or "View Background Image" or the like. The URL -- that thing displayed in the box at the top of the browser where you can type a website address -- will now probably have something that ends in .jpg or .gif (the two most common photo file types). Then on the Forum you want to post it, click on the button that says img and paste the URL that ends with that .jpg or whatever into the space that says "IMAGE HTTP ADDRESS GOES HERE"


    Alright, that's dry and boring. This is RealJock, so pictures of hot athletic men to spice things up.

    So, I went to Google and did a search for Jeremy Bloom (former World Cup skiier and drafted for American football, though a knee injury kept him from ever playing professionally). I could have done an image search, but bear with me, having a website makes this a little more informative.

    Now, in addition to being an athlete, he's also well known as a generally hot guy, so he's got a page over on the most beautiful man site. His page is http://www.mostbeautifulman.com/athletes/jeremybloom/bio.shtml .

    Now, let's say I wanted to take the first image of him from that page and put it in my message here. So I right click on that image, and select the View Image option (exact wording depends on your browser), and I get the page http://www.mostbeautifulman.com/athletes/jeremybloom/images/pic01.jpg. Note that this ends in .jpg -- a file extension meaning it's a particular type of image file -- so I'm looking directly at an image file, rather than a web page that is displaying an image.

    I now press the img button here, and it generates the picture posting text where I need to replace the IMAGE HTTP ADDRESS GOES HERE with the URL of that image. When I do so, I get:

    pic01.jpg

    So I've got the picture of the hot guy.

    That help?