Can someone sticky this please, and move it to the correct forum if this one isn't right.
Ok, a few people have asked, so here is a definitive way of posting pictures on the forum.
Go to a website such as Photobucket (you will need to register an account), Imageshack (no account needed), Flickr (you need to register) or Tinypic (no account needed).
Upload your photo.
Copy the direct link to the image, not the "HTML code", "Widget code" or anything else.
You can use the "IMG code" like you get on TinyPic.
Update: On Imageshack the "forum code" works.
With photobucket, you can choose a "clickable thumbnail" link if you click on Share then Get Link Code. Which produces something like this
On Flickr, you need to click on the image, then click View All Sizes then you can right click on the image and choose "Copy Image URL". If this doesn't work, it is because the uploader has chosen not to let people share it.
Put that image URL into IMG tags. To do this you can either click the word 'image' at the top of the reply box then enter the image URL into the little pop up. Once you click OK, the image url will be automatically put in IMG tags and put in your reply.
You can also enter the tags yourself, simply put
![ optional name ]( image url)
Things to be careful of.
If you put too may pictures in a thread, I think it's over about 15, then it will get flagged as spam and you will have to wait for an admin to approve the post.
If the pictures are too large then they automatically get turned into a link, even with the IMG tags, so try and keep them under 1020px wide.
Click 'Upload a file' at the bottom of the reply box and select a file to upload, there's a 30mb limit and the size limits still apply. I'm yet to work out a way to show these uploaded images inline with the text, by default they will be listed at the bottom of your post.
Posting a picture from Instagram:
Open the image, right click on it go click 'view page source'
About half way down the page there will be a 'meta' html tag like this:
<meta property="og:image" content="https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/a93f1787ee0f718361f92267c7035a2f/5B3C55E2/t51.2885-15/e35/20837728_1880330718896479_469378631974518784_n.jpg" />
Just copy the url from that and past it into an image tag on here, e.g. !  ( url)
Posting a picture from ebay:
On any ebay auction, click on the picture in the top left so that it opens up in another tab or window.
Then right click and click "view page source". This will open another window or tab with a load of code.
Your browser should hopefully underline the links to pictures and write them in blue (Chrome certainly does).
The link you are looking for is after "src=" and will look something like this "http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqNHJBEE9ps,tP3nBPmqhkDfv!~~60_12.JPG"
It is about the 3rd link in the list of code.
That link will be for the picture that is currently selected to view larger, so to get a different one you must enlarge another picture then click "view page source" again.
Then you just put that image between tag like mentioned earlier.
I keep having problems uploading my pic's to the site. I have got jpegs, they are less than 2MB, under 1MB and under he size limits but they keep being rejected. Any ideas?
I just tried to add a pic to a forum post but it didn't do it. I tried doing it through putting a link to the pic on photobucket, but it's not playing. Any ideas? Can I just post from pics on my pc rather than uploading to a site?
Go Advanced and attach as per usual direct from your PC, or just copy & paste the photobucket link & the nanobot things do the rest.
Am also having problems uploading pics, am going advanced and it still gets rejected.
Do one image at a time, not multiples. Does this work?
I'm struggling too. Despite re-sizing to medium images are not loading to post. The URL link from flickr seems to be a problem, but we need a techno nerd to explain. Anyone?
If it is relevant, I'm on a new Apple imac, which I hate, with iphoto et al, and a flickr pro account. Ain't working. If its 'pictures or it didn't happen', it didn't happen.
i don't know how flickr works, but you want to post the direct link in the img button which is the mountains icon. or place it between !( ) tags.
can also upload to imageshack.us without an account.
I am having trouble uploading photos, I am basic computer literate but i have never had this trouble before. The only thing i have changed is that i am now using a i phone to take the photos, they are still below the 2MB limit and I am using the same method that i have always used. Anybody got any ideas and make it as simple as poss please...cheers
Go Advanced, then Attach Image (or something like that)
Your photos might not be the right format, so try using this to convert them
Can't find the advanced option anywhere and have tried this morning to use the image converter on several pics with no joy, but thanks for the advice Broux
Are you using iPhone to upload? Not sure you can... use a computer, iPhones are poo.
No, just took the photos with the phone and they are on the computer. It might be my trusty laptop telling me its had enough
although i can load pics to ebay no probs
Worky, or notty.
not worky for the forum
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