How to Post Images in Forum Threads

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    With the new site software (Xenforo), the old "How to Post Images in Forum Threads" no longer applies. This thread will explain the current situation.


    If your image is hosted (uploaded) elsewhere on the web and you know the URL for the image (starts with "http" or "https" and ends with ".jpg"), simply click on the button while making a post, paste your image URL into the space provided, and click "Insert".

    Another way to post images if you know the URL is to type IMG tags around your URL like this:

    Code:
    [img]http://www.example.com/image.jpg[/img]
    If I know I am going to post 6 images in a thread, I type:

    Code:
    [img][/img]
    and then copy/paste it 5 times to get:

    Code:
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    ... and then paste my image URLs into the 6 locations.


    Many image hosting services including Flickr will provide you with BBcode for posting your images on sites like this. For example Flickr BBcode looks like this:

    Code:
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/q9GiXs][img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/15850959284_e9af947d77_b.jpg[/img]DSC06530[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/99331762@N00/]Amin Sabet[/url], on Flickr
    That kind of BBcode can be copied and pasted in its entirety directly into your forum post where you want the image to appear without using the button and without using additional IMG tags.


    If your image is on your computer/phone/other device, and you want to upload it directly to your post rather than hosting it somewhere else, then click on the button while making a post, and follow the prompts. Images greater than 1300px in maximum dimension will be automatically resized using high quality resizing, so feel free to upload images of any size.


    Another option is to upload to our Gallery (instructions to be added at a later time).
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    very simple, very easy....I like it!
     
  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    The direct upload method is very slick, very easy, and no longer it is necessary to first resize pix before uploading. I like it!
     
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  4. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Amin, I've noticed that some of my recent uploads from flickr get more downsized and look pretty unsharp since the switch, whereas some others are displayed larger, not 100% though, and look OK. I've uploaded them all via BB code and original size, which is somewhere between 900 and 1200ish pickles width.
    Example:
    https://www.photographerslounge.org/index.php?threads/color-photographs.643/page-61#post-212064

    How about displaying all uploaded images up to say 1200px @100% and only resize larger images, like on FM ? Any bandwith concerns ?

    Ken
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hi Ken, the software on this site does not compress or alter any images which are hosted off site, eg Flickr. As long as the viewer's browser window or device display dimensions are sufficient to display the image as intended, it will be shown as intended to that viewer. The difference between this forum software and the other one is that when the viewer's browser size becomes smaller, it uses CSS to alter the image size to fit for that viewer.
     
  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Well I dont know whats going wrong here. sometimes my photos end up as thumbnails and sometimes I can get them inserted into the post as a larger shot and then get rid of the thumbnails but usually, they just disappear. I made an Album and tried to upload there, several times. No go. Empty album. I get no errors, but what does happen is that once I make the choice of image I do not get a button to tell it to upload. Sometimes it will sit there and do nothing until I close the requestor box, and sometimes it just disappears as if I made no choice at all. For me, it has to be flickr, but some of the shots I put here, I dont want there. going to have to use imgur or something else, I suppose.
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Sue, did you see my post in the other thread? I often have photos that I don't want in my flickrstream but I still use that website to host the image (because it's nearly unlimited storage and it's free). Just mark that image on flickr as private and no one can see it on flickr. But you can still use the share code and it will be visible here. As an example, when I'm selling a camera no one on flickr needs to see another boring photo of a camera, so it's marked private. But I grab the share code, and voila......
    16727911546_9697bc53ea_c. DSC00426 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    1) Click Upload a Photo

    2) Choose your image from your computer and click Open

    3) Click the button that says Click Here to Insert Image into Post

    Do not then attempt to get rid of the thumbnail - ie, don't click Delete

    4) Click the button that says Post Reply

    That should do it.
     
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I guess. But I never know if things have uploaded until I post. And much of the time, they haven't. I think I will simply use alternatives. The other thing was... I created a user album but nothing uploaded. It all just vaporised. Unless it ended up someplace else... but I was actually uploading to a chosen new album. I duno, I seem to have more issues than anyone else. Maybe some extension is screwing with it. (and no, I dont have adblock active on PL)
     
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  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks Luke, I forgot about that feature. That could be exactly the solution for me. I'll do that next time.
     
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