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    • Catsacor
    • By Catsacor 3rd Aug 19, 5:35 PM
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    Posting Pictures.
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 5:35 PM
    Posting Pictures. 3rd Aug 19 at 5:35 PM
    I've read and reread various instructions on posting pictures (from my laptop to this forum) but I can't master it at all.


    On the occasions it did embed an image it was oversized with no options available at all, let alone for resizing.


    I was using the Imgur site, which is easy to use, I selected the 'forum' option but cannot get it then to sit in my forum 'reply' box.


    Any help gratefully received !
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    • pingtech
    • By pingtech 4th Aug 19, 9:26 AM
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    • 4th Aug 19, 9:26 AM
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    • 4th Aug 19, 9:26 AM
    I've read and reread various instructions on posting pictures (from my laptop to this forum) but I can't master it at all.


    On the occasions it did embed an image it was oversized with no options available at all, let alone for resizing.


    I was using the Imgur site, which is easy to use, I selected the 'forum' option but cannot get it then to sit in my forum 'reply' box.


    Any help gratefully received !
    Originally posted by Catsacor
    If you wish to resize the image, you should do that on your laptop before you upload it to Imgur.

    To obtain the required link to insert an image into MSE from Imgur, obtain the 'Copy link' provided by Imgur and use it to open the image in a new browser window.

    Then right click on the image displayed by Imgur, and click view image.
    Then use that new, resultant URL to display the image on MSE
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 4th Aug 19, 9:36 AM
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    • 4th Aug 19, 9:36 AM
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    • 4th Aug 19, 9:36 AM
    https://postimages.org/ will resize the pictures when you upload them and then post the links
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 4th Aug 19, 9:41 AM
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    • #4
    • 4th Aug 19, 9:41 AM
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    • 4th Aug 19, 9:41 AM
    Hi,


    to insert picture in reply you need to use the icon and paste copied link in box.
    Y'all take care now.
    • Money Man
    • By Money Man 4th Aug 19, 5:09 PM
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    • #5
    • 4th Aug 19, 5:09 PM
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    • 4th Aug 19, 5:09 PM
    Hi,


    to insert picture in reply you need to use the icon and paste copied link in box.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal
    Copied link from
    Where?

    I also have this same issue

    Why is this not straight forward
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 4th Aug 19, 5:33 PM
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    • #6
    • 4th Aug 19, 5:33 PM
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    • 4th Aug 19, 5:33 PM
    It is



    Use https://postimages.org/ upload image (resize if necessary)


    Copy link using the picture icon




    Result




    Copied link from
    Where?

    I also have this same issue

    Why is this not straight forward
    Originally posted by Money Man
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Aug 19, 6:13 PM
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    • 5th Aug 19, 6:13 PM
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=72903720&postcount=7115
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • Catsacor
    • By Catsacor 10th Aug 19, 5:26 AM
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    • #8
    • 10th Aug 19, 5:26 AM
    • #8
    • 10th Aug 19, 5:26 AM
    It is



    Use https://postimages.org/ upload image (resize if necessary)


    Copy link using the picture icon




    Result




    Originally posted by savemoney

    No !
    This was logically what I thought would work but - tried, and retried, numerous times !
    This method doesn't work at all
    • Catsacor
    • By Catsacor 10th Aug 19, 5:28 AM
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    • #9
    • 10th Aug 19, 5:28 AM
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    • 10th Aug 19, 5:28 AM
    Hi,


    to insert picture in reply you need to use the icon and paste copied link in box.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal

    Tried this too, this doesn't embed anything.
    I'm very used to forums and posting images/pictures/etc but this site appears to have some peculiarities, that I cannot fathom, when it comes to posting pictures !
    • Catsacor
    • By Catsacor 10th Aug 19, 5:39 AM
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    https://postimages.org/ will resize the pictures when you upload them and then post the links
    Originally posted by savemoney


    Excellent, this worked, thank you
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 10th Aug 19, 7:01 AM
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    Hi,


    in post No 8 you said:



    No !
    This was logically what I thought would work but - tried, and retried, numerous times !
    This method doesn't work at all
    Originally posted by Catsacor

    then in post No 10 you said:


    Excellent, this worked, thank you
    Originally posted by Catsacor

    so what were you doing wrong, might help others.
    Y'all take care now.
    • Catsacor
    • By Catsacor 12th Aug 19, 5:27 AM
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    Hi,


    in post No 8 you said:






    then in post No 10 you said:





    so what were you doing wrong, might help others.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal

    I hadn't been doing anything wrong i just hadn't used that particular host to upload.
    I used the Imgur host before when i couldn't get it to embed, the host suggested to me by member 'savemoney' worked for me.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 12th Aug 19, 6:02 AM
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    Hi,


    but both links were from 'savemoney', taking you to the same page.


    In post 8 you said:


    No !
    This was logically what I thought would work but - tried, and retried, numerous times !
    This method doesn't work at all


    and in post 10 you said:


    Excellent, this worked, thank you .
    Y'all take care now.
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 12th Aug 19, 6:17 AM
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    The mistake that most people make is by not using a host in the first place.

    Same with re-sizing, this is done at the host end and again most folk just don't get it.
    • Catsacor
    • By Catsacor 13th Aug 19, 5:59 AM
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    Hi,


    but both links were from 'savemoney', taking you to the same page.


    In post 8 you said:


    No !
    This was logically what I thought would work but - tried, and retried, numerous times !
    This method doesn't work at all


    and in post 10 you said:


    Excellent, this worked, thank you .
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal

    Look, i tried the 1st suggestion and it didn't work.
    I tried the 2nd route and it did.


    Using the 'insert image' selector does NOT enbed the image i would like to post.


    Using the same host site 'postimage' (selecting the relevant size at that point) and then simply embedding it into straight the reply box does.
    • Catsacor
    • By Catsacor 13th Aug 19, 6:00 AM
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    Look, i tried the 1st suggestion and it didn't work.
    I tried the 2nd route and it did.


    Using the 'insert image' selector does NOT enbed the image i would like to post.


    Using the same host site 'postimage' (selecting the relevant size at that point) and then simply embedding it into straight the reply box does.
    Originally posted by Catsacor





    See how the 'insert image' looks, 2nd image there ?
    See how embedding it directly looks - 1st image displayed.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 13th Aug 19, 7:09 AM
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    Hi,


    good, you seem to have things working for you now, so, be happy.


    Y'all take care now.
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