Linking Photos

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Post by travis_cooper on Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:41 pm

Okay, since we have a photo sharing section, and with the start of the photo scavenger hunt thread people will need to be able to link their photos from outside sources, so I thought I'd take a minute to show how this can be done for those of you that haven't done it before. First you will need to upload your picture to a site that hosts files/photos. I am using photobucket.com these days, they are free and you can upload all the photos you want. You just have a restriction on the dimensions, which is bigger than you really need to post for the web, for each photo you post.

Once you have your photo uploaded to your host site you will need to get the url to the location of the image. A lot of these photo sites will have a bunch of boxes with some needed text for common actions that people take. The will have the html way of linking in the photo, a forum/blog way for linking in a photo, the actual url, etc. I would suggest getting the actual url and not the forum code, because some forums use [image] and some use [img], so it may not work depending on where you are posting it. So we need to copy the direct link. This should start with http:// and end with .jpg, some places may have a little something at the end of .jpg for keeping specific sizes, but the .jpg should be close to the end. If not you are probably copying a web page, not an image url. So copy the url for your picture.



Now that you have the url copied just go to your post and click on the image icon which will post the code needed for the forum to link in an image. It will drop down a box with a little chain and a place to fill in the url, then an ok button. Simply paste in your url in the box and hit ok and it will post the needed code at the bottom of your post and you now have an image linked in.


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Post by travis_cooper on Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:53 am

BTW there is a hosting site you can find at servimg.com that is directly linked in with this site. If you go there and create a free account you can upload as many pictures as you want, as long as they are less than 1MB in size. With that account created you can do all your photo linking from here. Just click on the image hosting button, just left of the regular image button, and it will let you upload your photo from there and when its done it will give you the url you need to link it in. Nice and simple and you don't have to go to another site to upload and then come back to your post to link it. Give it a try, its free and easy to use.

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