[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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You can also upload gif's and videos



I use tinypic.com You upload the image (which you have saved to your computor) and then click video.

Then upload it. Use the same codes as you do for images.
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By Retired breeder, 7th June 2014 15:57:09
By Retired breeder, 8th June 2014 19:38:27
I use glitterfly! will this work?

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShNgbM1EHhWqcMv2zPzN9BWzhGJtEBJxIpKSOtN2W7xdSMLBumimg]
By Retired breeder, 8th June 2014 19:47:11
no... what about this!



or this! <a href="http://www.glitterfy.com/"><img src="http://img41.glitterfy.com/14159/glitterfy-flpbk414453494718141.gif" alt="Photo Flipbook Slideshow Maker" border=0 /></a><br /><a href="http://www.glitterfy.com/">Glitterfy.com - Photo Flipbooks</a>
By Retired breeder, 8th June 2014 19:48:49
well.... the first one worked!
By Retired breeder, 8th June 2014 19:49:11
(Testing for guestbooks)

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minion7300
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Is there a limit on presentation page size as I've tried to upload two more images onto my page, thought I'd got the code right but they're not working....default smiley :(
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schoolbus49
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Ok so i can get it to work on here but not on my presentation, hummmm default smiley :s
schoolbus49
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nevermind, i figured it out default smiley :d
schoolbus49
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How did you get it to work on your presentation schoolbus?
okarnill
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[ING=http://s61.photobucket.com/user/okarnill/media/DSCF2078.jpg.html]
okarnill
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when you go to edit your presentation there is a list of icons at the top of your presentation, hover your mouse over them until you find the one that says "insert pic" then click it, it will give you a box with a line to enter the url of your pic. use the http that it gives you and dont double up on the http or it wont work, i hope this helps
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just testing
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By Retired breeder, 13th June 2014 18:59:14
http://www.themanestreet.com/authors/rarebreeds/others/BlueMoon06-02.jpg
By Retired breeder, 13th June 2014 18:59:41
Sorry i'm just trying it and it didnt work
By Retired breeder, 13th June 2014 19:02:26
By Retired breeder, 16th June 2014 16:13:13
test
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[IMG] http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag37/MotherPhoto/102nd_zps5167df70.png [/IMG]
By Retired breeder, 17th June 2014 08:16:54
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz38/rachelcekada/5d0cb957-abff-413c-ab27-3d227a5ebc5d_zps40ba926a.jpg

Just testing
By Retired breeder, 17th June 2014 08:18:06
By Retired breeder, 17th June 2014 11:29:43
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By Retired breeder, 17th June 2014 11:44:17
made this for Shorah Nagi just testing

Hi Does anyone know how I get an image from GIMP to be in the right file state (jpeg or something) So i can upload to photobucket?
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