I'm with you Mrs. K, I feel reasonably intelligent but all of these steps are more trouble than it's worth. No wonder not too many pictures are posted! I tried the add attachment and it said that my photo was too large. I'm giving up.
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...all of these steps are more trouble than it's worth. ... I tried the add attachment and it said that my photo was too large. I'm giving up.
Whoa, just a minute! "All those steps" involve uploading to a photo service, but once you have added your images to, say, Photobucket, you simply have to make sure the sizing is right (800 pixels or less in width), then grab the DIRECT link and put it in IMG tags here in you posting.
As for adding an attachment and being told it's too big? That means file weight! The software blocks huge image uploads. Often people take a digital image and want to upload that straight out of the camera. Bad plan. Most would be 2 megs or more. You can use WebResizer.com to handle that easily, or download Picasa and have that ability right on your own computer.
It's all about trying to keep posted images down to a friendly small file size (certainly trying for under 100k is nice!) because there are still lots of people with totally slow dial-up connections and your photo won't display until they wait for it to download. Tick-tick-tick...
PS: Mrs K discovered how this works, I'm betting you will too. Please, share your garden! I makes things more interesting.
I did go to Photobucket and downloaded my pic but didn't know how to get it to my posting.
Okay, you're missing the fact that uploaded images do not need to be downloaded again. If you have a picture on Photobucket, you will see a preview with a list of potential ways to share the picture. You really only care about two of them: IMG and DIRECT links.
Some of the image sharing sites add specific codes that will not work in this software, so that's why I say, "Find the DIRECT link code!", but in this case Photobucket provides an IMG tag link (yellow highlighted link shown...). Select the IMG code and copy it. Come back to your forum message and paste in that code. Voila!
If you used the DIRECT code, come here and click the icon of the tree (third in from right) and that pops up a window for you to paste in your code, then hit the little OK button, and your code will be embedded into your message text.
PS: If your image is on your computer, try the ATTACH option when you create a message. For one image only, that works well. It uploads to the OG server and you don't need to think about links. The main drawback (in my opinion) is that the photo only appears below the message, not IN it where it might be better.