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Posting pics doing my head in here
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:45:50 am »
I ran a search on posting pics and there were literally thousands of hits.

Is there a section hidden in plain view that explains how to do this. As I do it so rarely I forget from year to year but I want to put up some photos of fungi.


Thanks

PH
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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 11:51:14 am »
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=367.msg7323#msg7323

It's point 5 on that message. You do need to have the picture somewhere else on the net; you can't actually post pictures on YACF itself.
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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 11:53:01 am »
Ideally there should be a sticky somewhere....

First thing you need to host your pictures somewhere such as Flickr, Photobucket etc.. Personally I use post image.org which makes linking really easy.

If you let us know where your pictures are someone can help, but it will vary according to where they’re hosted

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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 11:58:28 am »
Photobucket doesn't work any more (unless you pay).

Probably easiest option is to use Imgur. It gives you the BBCode for the image, so you can just copy and paste that.

Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 12:00:32 pm »
Similarly Flickr, easy to select bb code and image size.
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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 12:14:19 pm »
I gave up on Flickr as I couldn’t easily copy the url when using my iPad whereas Postimage has an icon that copies the BB code directly to the clipboard without having to select it.

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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 12:14:41 pm »
I see you have a Flickr account, PH, so:
  • Upload your image to Flickr
  • Open the image's page (click on the image in your Flickr photostream)
  • Click on Share Photo (curved arrow icon)
  • Choose BBCode
  • Choose the size you want to share (try a medium one for YACF)
  • Copy the code (starts with [url)
  • Paste into your YACF post window

Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 01:12:27 pm »
Thanks everyone and why on earth is this info not available as a sticky please?

spent an hour trawling around.

PH
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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 01:17:55 pm »
Stickied now, after being moved to Phototalk.

Photo hosting sites change their rules quite frequently so it can be difficult to remain abreast of latest developments.

Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 01:34:20 pm »
Many thanks.
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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 01:48:07 pm »
Sorry Mrs P no longer seems to work. That icon is no longer there that I can find.
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Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 05:39:23 pm »
Here it is...


Flickr_Share by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

Click it, and select BBcode in the list of options.
Select Medium in the drop-down.
Click in the box of text which contans the generated BBcode,it will turn blue.
Press Ctrl-C to copy the highlighted text.
Thusly:


Flickr_Share1 by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

Click into your post on yacf, and press ctrl-V to paste the BBcode into your post.
This will post something like this into your message:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/PUtSQ3][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1941/31442664898_0e90d4a5bb_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/PUtSQ3]Flickr_Share1[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/]Ron Lowe[/url], on Flickr

The forum code will automagically parse that out and display the image.

Re: Posting pics doing my head in here
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 01:56:54 pm »
Many many thanks. That is an excellent explanation.

PH
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