FAQ: HOW TO POST A PHOTO

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  1. Leonardo da Vintage

    Leonardo da Vintage Administrator Staff Member

    HOW TO POST A PHOTO

    There are two options for posting photos. You can either upload them from your own computer, or link to photos that are hosted on another website.

    Posting a photo by uploading from your own computer

    1) Click 'Upload a File' at the bottom of the post
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    2) Navigate to your photo on your computer, and click open. Your photo will have to be under 1MB to be able to upload. If your files are too large, use a photo editing program to reduce their size.

    3) The photo will appear under Attached Files at the bottom. Click to insert your photo as a Thumbnail or as a Full Image. The image will be inserted at the cursor.

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    If the image is large/wide (wider than 550 pixels), please insert as a Thumbnail, otherwise the thread will difficult to read.

    Posting a photo by linking to another website

    If your photos are uploaded to another site, such as a photo hosting site like photobucket or imgur, or facebook, or any other website, you can link to them rather than uploading. Please don't link to any images that are very wide or large, as it will distort the thread.

    1) Copy the url of your photo on the other site.

    You can do this by right-clicking on the photo, and choosing 'Copy image location' or 'Copy Image url'. This menu will vary depending which browser you are using.
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    or by copying the Direct link from sites such as photobucket
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    2) Click on the 'mountain' icon in the toolbar
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    3) Paste the URL into the box and click Insert. The photo will appear at the cursor point.
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    Please note that certain sites, such as Flickr, may restrict how you can link to a photo. From Flickr, you can copy the 'BB code' of your own photos, and paste it directly into the post (not using the mountain icon).
     
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