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Old January 3, 2019, 02:24 PM   #1
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Adding pics to thread

How do you add pics to your threads ?
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Old January 3, 2019, 04:56 PM   #2
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Try reading this thread.

https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=292842

I know pictures can be added to threads. I've seen it. I've actually done it. But for me it's like pulling teeth. I have to go back to the above thread every single time I want to do it. The info doesn't seem to stick. On the third hand there are several folk here that seemingly effortlessly post photos showing what they are talking about. I have nothing but admiration and respect for their skill.

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Old January 3, 2019, 05:13 PM   #3
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It isn't hard if you are talking about pics on the net: right click on pic, View Page Info, Copy, then click pic icon in response (looks like a mountain with sun), and paste and post
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Old January 3, 2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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The original image posted in this thread came in massive. So, I've edited it to show how the size tag's pixel number is used to control the image size following the directions in my post at the bottom of this thread.

The first image is resized to 100 pixels.




This image is resized to 500 pixels, which is a pretty good standard for posting pictures here at TFL.




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Old January 3, 2019, 08:46 PM   #5
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Thanks And not from internet. My own pics. Thanks DaleA
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Old January 3, 2019, 10:24 PM   #6
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Upload to a hosting site like Imgur and then down load here
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Old January 3, 2019, 11:13 PM   #7
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Or go to the link DaleA provided in post #2 and use the instructions in the first section.
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Old January 4, 2019, 07:16 AM   #8
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And PLEASE pay attention to the size of your photos as they import!

Looking at the MASSIVE image you posted, FITASC.



Resizing a picture is as simple as adding [ resize=XX] before the image tag and [ /resize] AFTER the image tag.

The XX represents the size of the picture in pixels. A good number to start with is 500.

So, the whole thing would look like (adding spaces so the tagging shows, do not put the spaces in the tags)

[resize = 500] [ image address from hosting site] [/resize ]
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Old January 4, 2019, 05:31 PM   #9
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If you're uploading photos to a 3rd party hosting site, like Flickr or Imgur, they will likely give you the option of selecting the size of the photo before you upload it. I always choose the 800x600 option. That seems to work well with all of the forums that I frequent, and the forums do not have to do any resizing of the photo in order to show it.

Here's an example of a photo that I resized to 800x600 when uploading to Imgur:


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