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08-04-2013, 12:19 AM

Ian McColgin
08-04-2013, 05:40 AM
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08-04-2013, 12:18 PM
Here's how to post photos on this forum:

FIRST - Don't attach photos. Only a tiny version will display.

SECOND - Post the photos on the web. Use your own website or a free image hosting service like www.flickr.com (http://www.flickr.com/), picasaweb.google.com, picturetrail, photobucket, etc. Images posted on Facebook must be set to "Public" access via the Edit option, not limited to "Friends".

THIRD - Once posted on the web, right-click the photo to "Copy Image Location", or drag the photo to another browser window, then copy the image URL (web address) which will end in ".jpg". You can test by pasting the photo URL into the location field (http://* ) of a web browser and see if the photo displays. Remember that this process will not work for photos located just on your computer, on members-only Yahoo groups, or on Facebook unless set to "Public" view.

(In Flickr - You usually have to first click the photo to bring up the black-framed viewer, then click the "View All Sizes" link near the top right. Then you can get the image URL by right-clicking the image. Alternately you can go to the Actions menu on the upper left, then select "View All Sizes".

A. In any "Reply" window you can click the "insert image" icon --> a little yellow square icon with a dot at each corner, a tiny tree in the center.

Depending on browser version and Reply/Edit status, this may bring up a simple window with a field to paste the URL into, or the "Add an Image" window described below.

B. If the window titled "Add an Image" comes up, click the "From URL" tab, paste the URL of the photo in the field, deselect the box for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally", then click the "INSERT IMAGE" button. The Forum software will resize some large images, so look at your post to see the actual displayed images.

NOTE - most common problems are due to missing the step described above -> deselect the box for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally"

08-04-2013, 12:47 PM

The formatting appears to be correct, I think it is the URL that is bad, perhaps because it is https. (I added the space after IMG)

Dropbox has a cool image for their error 404 page:

08-04-2013, 11:15 PM
OK...I'm confused........you are all obviously much more comfortable with this labyrinthine process for posting photos than I am. Seemed I missed a step or two.

So did the first photo show up at all? Every time I open this thread the photo is there.

So are you, Ian, asking for more images? Or do you see none at all?

I took several more photos today of all aspects of the boat and can reduce their size and post them on dropbox but my first question is, did the first photo post?

Thanks for helping a newbie.


Ian McColgin
08-04-2013, 11:21 PM
Just one pic will do. I use a much simpler method than Thorne because I have a Mac and use FaceBook as a photo host. Different operating systems have different ways but in a nut shell, you must have the pic on the internet and then move it to here.

08-04-2013, 11:27 PM

08-04-2013, 11:29 PM
Right, I thought I understood that much and as I wrote it seemed to be working as the photo posted and was visible as I view this thread.

Are you saying that you have not yet seen any image???

Ian McColgin
08-04-2013, 11:30 PM
If you're hitting 'copy image' try 'copy image address' instead.

It is frustrating. Once you get a simple way, it will be easy and you'll be able to share your adventures.

Ian McColgin
08-04-2013, 11:33 PM
I think you can see it because it's your computer. But it's not on the internet yet. I can get from my computer files to an email but that's not firmly enough on the internet that I can use the image off the emails for any other internet sharing. You need an internet photohost.

08-04-2013, 11:42 PM
Yes. Understood. That's what I'm using Dropbox as. However I don't know enough about photohosts to know if Dropbox qualifies.

Also I have windows 7 and it doesn't give me 'Copy Image Address' as an option. What I'm doing is dragging the photo into another edition of my browser and then copying the url from there. I am unchecking the box.


Gib Etheridge
08-05-2013, 12:49 AM
Try this;

Upload your photos to Flickr. It's free and it's easy.

On Flickr;

Left click on the photo.
Right click on the new photo and select medium 500 or medium 640.
Copy and paste the medium photo into the reply box.