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Posting images
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:36:46 PM »
To include an image in your message, first you need to upload it onto the web, so that it has a permanent location (URL). There are plenty of free image hosts that you can use, such as https://flickr.com, and all the ones our members will undoubtedly list in replies to this post  :D

To place the image in your message click the picture button. This will place two bracketed pieces of code into the message, like so (but without the spaces):

[ i m g ] [ / i m g ]

Place the full URL of the image between the two bracketed pieces of code, like so (but without the spaces).

[ i m g] http://www.image.com/image.jpg [ / i m g ]

Note that the URL of the image must begin with http:// and end with the image file name, typically .jpg

And that's it.

Here is a video tutorial I created:


Images can be uploaded to the forum as attachments [EDIT - 21st Oct 2012, attachments are now disabled], but there is only limited space on the dinotoyblog.com server, and attachments cannot be included in the main body of the post, so this option is not recommended.

EDIT - 7th July 2017. Avoid Photobucket. They used to be a popular image host but the service is now spam-laden, slow, difficult to use, and charge a fee for third party hosting. Mosr images hosted by Photobucket are therefore no longer visible on the dinotoyforum.
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 07:07:18 PM »
On the topic of image hosts, I'm not in a good position to make suggestions, because I host my images myself. Suggestions would therefore be welcome for free services.


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Re: Posting images
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 07:39:53 PM »
I personally use Deviantart.com if your the actual artist of the pics your posting and I also use Facebook to host photos as well as videos ( they will automatically re-size files to a smaller manageable size ) and larger files on Photobucket.  All of those are free to sign up and use.

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 07:49:54 PM »
I've talked to people about posting images, and it seems that their trouble stems from being unable to view the raw URL of the image. To do this with Internet Explorer, you must move your mouse over the image, and right click and a menu will open. Highlight and click on properties,


and a new screen will open.


Highlight the address/URL section as shown above, and copy. That's your raw URL that you need to place between the [ img ] [ /img ] tags that everyone keeps talking about.

Now, if you have Firefox, the process is must easier. Move your mouse over the picture and right click, and different menu will appear:


The first option is "view image", so click on that and the picture will be displayed on your monitor with the raw URL in the address bar:


Copy the URL in the address bar, then follow the instructions in the above post. If you have Google Chrome, the process to post pictures is similar to Firefox. If you have a different internet browser, let us know and we'll try to help.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 08:23:56 PM by Joel »

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 08:29:02 PM »
Thanks for the very handy guide Joel.

In my browser of choice, Safari (I just can't get away from dinosaur toy companies), there's an option to 'open image in new window' in the right click drop-down menu (basically the same as Firefox).
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 08:32:28 PM by dinotoyforum »


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Re: Posting images
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 08:41:34 PM »
I have Firefox 11.0 an d I just copy the image location of the large url and the small one and use the basic HTML code to host my image :)
By right clicking the main image with Firefox it gives you the option copy from image location, this way you literally copy the location url of the main picture to your post. An example :)
The Main picture is the big photo orsay the original sized picture and the Secondary is the resized thumbnail or picture depending how big you make it, I'd say no larger than 800 x 600 :)
 
Here the Url's I am about to use :)

Main picture
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/43193-1/Replaced+Torosaurus+_+working+Fusion+Cannons.jpg

Secondary Picture:
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/43195-2/Replaced+Torosaurus+_+working+Fusion+Cannons.jpg

the code I use is the following:



So this would be the result of my Dino-Riders Torosaurus firing it's Fusion Cannons 8)


Click to Get the full size picture  8)
« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 04:29:12 PM by Tylosaurus »

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 02:26:23 PM »
I have Firefox 11.0 an d I just copy the image location of the large url and the small one and use the basic HTML code to host my image :)
By right clicking the main image with Firefox it gives you the option copy from image location, this way you literally copy the location url of the main picture to your post. An example :)
The Main picture is the big photo orsay the original sized picture and the Secondary is the resized thumbnail or picture depending how big you make it, I'd say no larger than 800 x 600 :)
 
Here the Url's I am about to use :)

Main picture
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/43193-1/Replaced+Torosaurus+_+working+Fusion+Cannons.jpg

Secondary Picture:
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/43195-2/Replaced+Torosaurus+_+working+Fusion+Cannons.jpg

the code I use is the following:




Thanks for the code to enlarge an image, Tylosaurus.  Enlargement will be valuable for group shots of collections.  I tried it out on my signature.  I added [img] in front of secondary picture in your code.
Is trial-and-error clicking the only way to find out if an image size will enlarge?
« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 02:30:11 PM by stemturtle »

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 02:33:42 PM »
The forum automatically resizes large images into clickable 800px wide images, that can expand to the original image size (but only in the post window).


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Re: Posting images
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 04:32:38 PM »
@ stemturtle

I made a typo as usual  *orthocone*


The code should be like this :)


but for your sig just use:



Like the admin said the forum will auto resize anything larger that 800 pixels wide.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 07:21:58 AM by Tylosaurus »

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 06:11:05 AM »
Thanks for the very handy guide Joel.
My pleasure.  ^-^

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 09:43:32 PM »
Joel:
In your examples, you could also have clicked "direct link" in photobucket's "links" widget (on the right). That will automatically copy the raw url of the image with just a single click. This is the main reason I like photobucket for storing images.
In firefox, instead of clicking "view image", you can also click "copy image location".  This will automatically copy the image's raw url (saving you a step). In Chrome, you can right click the image and select "copy img url" which does the same thing.
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 06:52:27 AM »
Joel:
In your examples, you could also have clicked "direct link" in photobucket's "links" widget (on the right). That will automatically copy the raw url of the image with just a single click. This is the main reason I like photobucket for storing images.
In firefox, instead of clicking "view image", you can also click "copy image location".  This will automatically copy the image's raw url (saving you a step). In Chrome, you can right click the image and select "copy img url" which does the same thing.
Well, that certainly makes things far less tedious! Thanks, Seijun! If anyone needs pictures to illustrate what Seijun is describing, let me know and I'll post some.

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 07:19:45 PM »
I'm trying to post some pics, and since I'm using my brand new Photobucket account, and have Firefox as a browser, I followed Joel & DinoToyForum's instructions precisely, but I'm getting a "problem loading page" message.

I'm trying to add 4 photos at once, each about 2.29MB's.

Can any of you steer me in the right direction here?

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 07:25:05 PM »
I'm trying to post some pics, and since I'm using my brand new Photobucket account, and have Firefox as a browser, I followed Joel & DinoToyForum's instructions precisely, but I'm getting a "problem loading page" message.

I'm trying to add 4 photos at once, each about 2.29MB's.

Can any of you steer me in the right direction here?

It could be that the size of the images is too large, but if they are hosted externally on photobucket, that shouldn't matter. Please can you post the url for one of the images here?
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2012, 07:34:16 PM »
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2012, 07:42:36 PM »
I did that, but it didn't work. Does this have anything to do with my computer/internet settings?

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2012, 07:49:09 PM »
I did that, but it didn't work. Does this have anything to do with my computer/internet settings?

It shouldn't. Try again with your post, and if it still doesn't work, just include the urls. Then, I can go into your post and see if I can get it to work.  :)


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Re: Posting images
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 07:56:18 PM »
Thanks! I don't know why it worked this time and not last time, but there it is... It's in the "Recent Acquisitions" thread if you'd like to see the other 3 photos. Brilliant piece, though the blood on the Triceratops wound is a little too bright.

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 08:04:29 PM »
Thanks! I don't know why it worked this time and not last time, but there it is... It's in the "Recent Acquisitions" thread if you'd like to see the other 3 photos. Brilliant piece, though the blood on the Triceratops wound is a little too bright.

Thanks again!

No problem, glad you got it sorted 8)  C:-)