How to post pictures on the forum

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How to post pictures on the forum

Postby Beakster » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:30 am

Here's a guide on how to make a photograph appear in your post.

The forum itself does not have the facility to host pictures so you are unable to upload directly. You will therefore need to make use of a picture hosting site to link images to. We have previously suggested a photobucket account but this organisation has now imposed a charge for 'third party' hosting of this nature.
There are several other free sites out there that can be used instead. A Flickr account for example works fine. Upload pictures there and using the 'share' tab copy the BB code in to your post on this forum and the picture will embed.

If you are only looking at a single image once in a while then something like works fine. Click the central green 'Start Uploading' tab, select your image, select 'upload' then change the Embed Code tab to BBCode embed and copy and paste the result to your post on here.

Additionally there is another useful link in this post viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51474

Most image hosting sites will work in a similar way.