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[Tutorial] How to upload pictures to this forum

wolfkomoki1wolfkomoki1 Posts: 4,985 Member
edited March 14 in Forum Ideas & Feedback
In order to post pictures to this forum, you must be a member. To become a member you need to have 25 points, 15 posts, and an account older than 24 hours. Now that you're a member, you can post photos to this forum.
Posting images to this forum isn't as simple as simply uploading a photo to the forum.
In fact, no such feature exists.

Well then how do I post a picture to this forum then?
Well my friend, that requires an image hosting website.

What image hosting website do you suggest?
I actually use two main websites for hosting images.
Imgur
Update: Flickr is now limiting free accounts to 1,000 photos, otherwise you'll have to pay up to have more than that.
Update 2: Tiny pic was shut down.

Can you show us how to use the website you listed?
Certainly.


Imgur
When I first found out about imgur, I was very frustrated. When I was posting the image codes, they wouldn't load the picture. Instead they would post a block of text. Well, there's a reason for that, and I'm going to show you that reason. Once again, you don't have to have an account for imgur, but again, I highly recommend it.

Step 1: Uploading
In order to upload to Imgur, you need to hit the NEW POST button.
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Now, at this point I figured that all I had to do was hit the copy button on the side, and put in the image codes.
[img]http://imgur.com/KvZ4gtz
Well let's see what happens when I do that.
KvZ4gtz
As you can see, the image never loads and instead appears as a block of text.

So why does this happen?
The reason that this happens is because there's no file extension at the end of the link.
Example: .png, .jpg
This means that the picture will never load, because the link is broken.

Step 2: Getting a working link part 1
In order to get a working link you need to hover over the image. DON'T click the copy button! That's where I was messing up.
Instead you need to click the ... button.
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Step 3: Getting a working link part 2
Now that you've clicked the ... button, you need to hit the GET SHARE LINKS button.
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Step 4: Getting a working link part 3
Now that you've clicked the get share links button, you need to copy the BB CODE link.
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Finally, you can post your image.
Personally I think all these extra buttons you have to click are unnecessary.

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