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Old February 1, 2022, 07:28 PM   #1
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Why is it when you post a picture on TFL, you can never post the same picture again? For example, 3 years ago I posted a picture of a new pistol I bought. Just recently I wanted to post the same picture in a different thread, but it wasn't allowed. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old February 1, 2022, 08:18 PM   #2
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Maybe it is something as simple as a duplicate filename. Did you try renaming the pic?
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Old February 1, 2022, 10:16 PM   #3
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Post 4 in this thread (in this same forum) shows how to reuse a previously uploaded attachment.
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Old February 2, 2022, 09:10 PM   #4
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Tried changing the title in my PC's picture gallery, didn't work.

I tried what MalH wrote, and it says "invalid file" when I try the upload from url.
Guess I don't know what I'm doing.
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Old February 2, 2022, 10:13 PM   #5
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You don't upload again. You use the "insert image" button and use the URL of the pic from the first time you uploaded it, which you got from copying in the Attachments page as pointed out above.
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Old February 2, 2022, 10:49 PM   #6
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Like eflyguy said, you only need the URL of the previous attachment then you insert the image in your new post. You can also do it manually by surrounding the URL with the [IMG]...[/IMG] tags.

For example --
The URL for one of your old attachments is https://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=111530
I usually get the URL by right clicking on the image and select Copy Image Link. The exact wording and method may vary depending on the browser used.

Placing that in the IMG tag set gives you:
[IMG]https://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=111530[/IMG]

That will then display your old attachment in your new post:
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Old February 3, 2022, 09:36 PM   #7
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Thanks Mal H. I see now how it works!
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