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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
Images have to be enabled to use this guide.
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First Change your Interface

If you haven't already, change to Enhanced Interface -

Click Here and you will see the following box:

interfaceselect.png

from now on, you'll have lots of formatting controls above the reply box:
enhancedcontrols.png

If you click the insertimage.gif icon you will be asked for the url of your image

imageurlpop.jpg
You will then see the image immediately in the reply box.

If your browser is not capable of using the Enhanced Interface, you may have to use the Standard Editor or Basic Editor (see posts below)


Tip: If you also want to turn the image into a link, you can now highlight the image in the reply box and click createlink.gif to give the address you want to link to.

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  • srasra Forumite
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    The Standard Editor works in the exact same way as the Enhanced Interface, but the Standard Editor will only insert the correct code into the reply box:
    Example:

    [noparse]switcheditor.png[/noparse]


    you will not actually see your image until you click Submit Reply or Preview Post

    Swithching Modes

    You can very quickly change between the Enhanced Interface and the Standard Editor by clicking the Switch Editor Mode Icon above the reply box:

    switcheditor.png

  • srasra Forumite
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    With the Basic Editor, you have to wrap the images URL in vbcode :

    imagevbcode1.png

    Example:

    Entering

    imagevbcode2.png[noparse]logo-l.jpg[/noparse]

    Result:

    logo-l.jpg

    but you will not see the image until you click Submit Reply or Preview Post
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    Images on the Internet

    If you right-click an image on the internet, there are several options availabe:
    • You can Save the picture to your computer
    • You can click Properties and find out the address of the image
    imageproperties.jpg

    You could simply copy the images address and put it directly into the reply box (see appropriate post above) but this may be considered bandwidth theft. It is often better to upload the picture to an image hosting site (see below)


    icon4.gif You should be careful that you are not breaching copyright by using an image

    Tip: If you need to copy the address, make sure you copy it all. Sometimes some of it can be hidden. You might want to right-click the address in the properties box and click select all.
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    Hosting an Image

    If you want to show others an image saved on your computer, you must first upload it to the internet.

    If you don't have your own webspace, there are several free sites that will let you host pictures:

    No registration required (but less control over images):
    http://www.tinypic.com/
    http://imageshack.us/
    http://xs.to/index.php/

    Registeration required (but more control over images):

    http://www.photobucket.com/
    http://www.imagecave.com/
    http://www.flickr.com/

    After you have uploaded your image, you will usually be given the url for your image to use as shown in the posts above.
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