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HOW TO: POST PICTURES

HOW TO: POST PICTURES

Hi there!

I've seen several threads (and even more posts) asking how to post pictures here. There are a myriad of ways to do it and even regular forum users seem to trip up on it more often than not. So, here's my HOW TO guide. It is not a comprehensive guide to all the different services, but instead focuses on ONE VERY EASY way to do it:

1) Get yourself a free flickr.com account. You MUST be signed in for these instructions to work.*
2) Upload your pictures to flickr.com. Full resolution is fine, no need to worry about sizing them or anything.
3) Once uploaded, click through to the the page for JUST THAT PICTURE.
4) Find and click the "share" icon in the lower right hand corner. It's that little square with the arrow coming out of it. If you use iOS, you should recognize it instantly.
5) If it's not already open, expand the "Grab the HTML/BBCode" section.
6) Change the drop down to "Medium 500".**
7) You MUST click the the HTML radio button.***
8) Copy the text in the box and paste it into the forum.

You're done. Easy. Works 100% of the time, it's the right size to not blow the page out AND readers can click through the small image to see the full size on directly on Flickr. Highly recommended!

FOOTNOTES:
* Trying this while not logged in will get you the "lightbox" view which won't give you the correct options.
** Some advocate editing the URL to change the width to 600 (the actual column size here). Editing the HTML is prone to error if you don't know what you're doing, and it only nets you a 20% larger picture. With these directions, you can always click on the image to see it in more detail directly on Flickr.
*** By default the Embed radio button is selected. That won't work in these forums because it uses an "iframe".

EXAMPLE:

Benz | 1 décembre 2015

Lincoln Continental Concept

Red Sage ca us | 1 décembre 2015

Hmmm... These are mighty similar to each other...

Benz | 1 décembre 2015

Chevrolet Bolt

Benz | 1 décembre 2015

I am sorry for my previous post of the Chevrolet Bolt.

I ask 5 persons to flag my previous post, so that it will be deleted.

Thanks

Red Sage ca us | 1 décembre 2015

Hmmm... It somehow looks more Honda-like, along the lines of a Honda Fit EV, than it used to... But, man... I'm really getting sick of that faux narrow rear window spoiler look that seems to have infiltrated so many car designs. At least they did it for real on the BMW i8.

Rocky_H | 3 décembre 2015

I'm going to give a test here:

Rocky_H | 3 décembre 2015

Holy Crap, it finally worked.

Tola | 5 décembre 2015
Benz | 6 décembre 2015

JAC Motors iEV6S

Benz | 6 décembre 2015
Red Sage ca us | 7 décembre 2015

White, Silver, Black, Blue, and Orange...

Benz | 7 décembre 2015

Hyundai IONIQ

Blu2 | 11 décembre 2015
Blu2 | 11 décembre 2015
Blu2 | 11 décembre 2015
Blu2 | 11 décembre 2015
Blu2 | 11 décembre 2015
Benz | 11 décembre 2015
Benz | 12 décembre 2015
Benz | 12 décembre 2015
Benz | 13 décembre 2015

Roewe Vision-R Concept

Benz | 14 décembre 2015
Red Sage ca us | 17 décembre 2015
Kevin M | 20 décembre 2015

First try--Mountain View SC, Saturday night:

Kevin M | 20 décembre 2015

Now without width parameter:

Kevin M | 20 décembre 2015

OK, so including width="100%" is important.

Saw the "direct link" method using PostImage earlier in thread. An alternative is to grab "Hotlink for Website", which already includes the tag, remove the extra HTML tags, then add the width="100%" parameter.

lovfixn | 20 décembre 2015
lovfixn | 20 décembre 2015

Hot deal that came into my work the other day, a "fire sale" if you will.

lovfixn | 20 décembre 2015

Sorry, it's called a "thermal event" lol

Benz | 6 janvier 2016

Kia Detroit Concept

Will it be a Plug-In?

proven | 15 mars 2016
artisjr | 21 mars 2016
artisjr | 22 mars 2016
artisjr | 22 mars 2016
artisjr | 22 mars 2016
artisjr | 22 mars 2016
artisjr | 22 mars 2016
bwb1 | 8 avril 2016
bwb1 | 8 avril 2016
greenband | 14 avril 2016
yongliangzhu68 | 15 avril 2016

I use Photobucket hosting and read and tried all I can think of to post a pic. Can anyone with Photobucket post the syntax to post a pic. Why doesn't this forum support or allow the standard [img] address.xxx [/img] format?

artisjr | 17 avril 2016
artisjr | 17 avril 2016
artisjr | 17 avril 2016

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