[Info] Posting images in forums (and PMs)

Hello all and welcome to "How to post images in the forums 101"

First, let me remind you that images are not allowed in the public forums unless otherwise permitted in a Fun Topic, for example. Also, this thread is *not* for advertising or posting banners to share with others.

To post an image in a forum it first needs to be on a photo hosting website like photobucket.com or imageshack.com. You can also use images that are already on the web by right clicking the image and copying the image location - the image location is the same as a direct link.

To post the image you need to use an IMG code. The one I use is [IMG*=the direct link of the image] because it is very simple. Notice the asterisk at the end of the IMG? You need to remove that before you post so that the code will function properly.

For example:



If you right click on the above image and click on 'Copy Image location' you can then paste it into the IMG code.

*****IMG Code Formats*****

[IMG*=http://www.howrse.com/media/equideo/image/paysages/box.png]

http://www.howrse.com/media/equideo/image/paysages/box.png[/IMG*]

Make sure you are removing the asterisks (*).

Feel free to use this thread to ask questions or practice. This thread will be cleaned up from time to time to limit clutter. default smiley :)

Thanks!
The Howrse Team

*****FAQ*****

~ It didn't work! Why?
Did you make sure you put in *all* the [brackets] and take out the asterisk (*)? Also, I see a *lot* of people just posting the URL without using the code, if you don't use the code then it is just text - make sure it is in one of the IMG code formats.

~ I don't see "copy image location" when I right click.
Not all images are going to have that option, it depends on where they are hosted and who posted them.

~I did everything right but my image is just showing blank.
Some images that you find on the internet are coded so that they can't be accessed by an IMG code.

NOTE: Once you figure out how to post an image please stop posting unless you are attempting to help someone else, this isn't a thread for chatting or sharing your images. default smiley ;)

Additions/Clarifications:


***By Lei Kalani,

Check all the typing in your 'versions'... you did remove the asterisk...


Good luck! It worked for me my first try. (although I hit a wrong key and sent the above post before typing in the explanation accidentally)

It should work again though!

Just remember with computers, that they need ALL the characters in ALL the right places to understand what we want them to do. It's often upsetting... all you have to do is leave ONE letter out, or add one... and OOOPS!!! default smiley :o

***By dragoniys,

I've done an experiment also
- if you only have the <*a href code, not the image code (IMG), you can still find it within that code.

It might be a bit hard to find at first, but you look, you'll see somewhere it says "*http:// (rest of image address) - it ends in jpg", all you need to do is copy that one out of the <*a href code, then use this as a guide

[*IMG]image address you just copied[/IMG*]

you don't need to put in the *s, they are only there so instructions post default smiley ;)

As an example, this is the <*a href code posted by oz and kilo

<*a href="http://s579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/mickeymoon1048/?action=view&current=mehattie23aug08.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/mickeymoon1048/mehattie23aug08.jpg" border="0" alt="friends horse"></a>

this is the part of the image (img) code needed to be taken out

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/mickeymoon1048/mehattie23aug08.jpg
(notice how it says img just before it within the <*a href code)
Then post it as either

[*IMG]http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/mickeymoon1048/mehattie23aug08.jpg[/IMG*]
or
[*IMG=http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/mickeymoon1048/mehattie23aug08.jpg]

Remember to remove the *s default smiley ;)
 
horselover1981
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Can somebody pm me and tell me what i'm doing wrong, aka, where I can find the way to copy the image link? I would really appreciate it.
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cʟσυɗғυя
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Yeah, I agree with Famousamos up there. Why won't this work? There's no "Copy Image Link" option on this computer, and I'd like to know how I can find the right URL.
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^^

Famousamos - the page you are trying to link is not the page with the image, so it won't show

Cloudfur - you didn't use the correct code for it - missing brackets for one, and a google search page for the other, rather than a specific image
raf's mum
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That's wierd...ill try again later when I'm not mobile. I was doing the same thing I used to do to post images before my computer updated. Hmmm.
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By Retired breeder, 28th February 2018 12:12:57
Hi there,

Can someone please show me how to post an image with a link?

thank you
By Retired breeder, 28th February 2018 12:24:39
I'm trying to figure it out myself

Testing:

By Retired breeder, 28th February 2018 12:26:51
Oh thank goodness it worked!

Here's the code I used

[***url=URL of the page you want it to go to][img]URL of the image[/img][/url***]

Remove the ***
By Retired breeder, 28th February 2018 12:37:24
I still don't know how to post an image with a link in my presentation though?

any help?
thanks.
horselover1981 wrote:

If you right click on the above image and click on 'Copy Image location' you can then paste it into the IMG code.


I CANNOT see this on any pictures! Help!
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famousamos
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Oh good i got one...i went to Google Chrome instead of whatever the update had it on, and it wasn't copy image location but it was close...hope this means my problem is solved!
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By Retired breeder, 25th March 2018 04:46:41
https://i.imgur.com/76Nsnku.jpg[/img
By Retired breeder, 25th March 2018 04:46:53
censurer This message has been censored since it does not follow the forum rules.
If you want to post a Picture you copy the URL and then paste it into the messaging box. You then put it front of the URL Code [IMG] and then after the URL code you put [/IMG]

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Make sure to use caps.
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JollyHolly88 wrote:

Make sure to use caps.
you do not have to use caps, I never do and it works for me
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