Post by Adam Cotton on Jul 21, 2019 8:05:49 GMT -8
Here's the easy way to post photos, use a free photo hosting website. I recommend imgur.com, and here are instructions how to post photos on the forum once you have joined:
After you sign up and log in to the website you will see a green circle top right. Click it for a menu to appear, then click on "images" and you will see a green "add images" button on the right, click that and upload your images there. Next click on the image you want to post here and you will see it on the left with a link menu on the right. Click "Copy" next to the link labelled "BBCode (message boards & forums)", then just paste the link in your post on the forum in the place you want the photo to appear. This way you can post as many photo links as you want inside a single forum post, and also it doesn't cost the forum owner anything in hosting fees (unlike if you upload a photo as an attachment).
Does it have to be Imgur.com or can you use any photo-hosting web site like Google Photos, as long as you can copy and paste the image address link? I'm not familiar with "BBCode (message board and forums)". Is that specific to Imgur? Thanks for any assistance.
Post by Adam Cotton on Dec 24, 2019 8:51:19 GMT -8
The reason I recommend imgur is that it is free and easy to use, giving you the pre-formatted links. I am not sure whether other sites also automatically provide the various types of links for different purposes or not, but I guess it is likely they do.
Certainly any other photo-hosting site is just as good, but previously many members used photobucket, until they started charging fees.
I looked and apparently you can't use Google Photos to post an image to a forum using BBcode so I uploaded some to Imgur. The photos I posted were original size. Do you recommend photos be resized using the Auto Resize option before getting a BBcode link? Thanks again for any assistance.