04. How To Link To A Picture
Posted 08 October 2006 - 11:31 PM
In the text editor, click on this button:
A new window will open:
Here you should type the url (address) of the picture you want to include.
1. Please avoid linking to copyrighted photos from other websites. It is called hotlinking and it is a practice to avoid.
2. Linking to a photo instead of adding it as an attachment to your message can be convenient if you want to include a picture which is bigger than 500KB. What you can do in this case, is to upload (transfer) the photo from your computer to an image hosting website, like http://www.imageshack.us/ .
You don't need to register or pay any fees, although (free) registration will give you extra advantages. The Firefox toolbar from Imageshack is very convenient too, if you plan to add photos frequently. Adding a photo is easy and when the file transfer will be succesfully finished, you will get the code that you need to add in your message. This will automatically show a clickable thumbnail of your photo in your message.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:46 PM
Have the active [IMG] tags been disabled for some reason?
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:37 PM
When using photobucket and probably other similar sites in combination with the add picture button on the forum and you paste the copied url inclusive the http:// (hypertext transfer protocol) into the pop up window you have to delete the http:// either from the url you are posting or the one in the pop up. A double protocol results in an inexecutable url.
I did one below but it even won't show up.
This one did because it was pasted directly in the message.
And this one will show the picture without linking when using the add picture link with removing the double protocol.
You can also add a hot link by inserting a protocol I can't describe here because it ends up in rubbish.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:53 PM
I'll give it another go later.