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Offline l33tg33k

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How To Link And Post Pictures
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:36:59 pm »
While we do not support pictures to be uploaded directly onto the Forum, we fully support linking them in your posts.

Linking pictures in your posts is simple and the forum supports pictures located on Google Photos, Photobucket, Facebook or almost any other picture host.

There are a few points to note that we will cover below.
The main point is, that you need to make sure, you use the correct link for the picture to be visible in your posts.

Google Photos
1.   Login to your Google Photos account and select the folder that contains your picture(s) you would like to post
2.   Select the picture you would like to show in the forum (Note: please make sure you have set the sharing preferences accordingly. More info here)
3.   The picture will then open and the only picture visible in your browser window
4.   Right-click the picture and select the Copy image address (Chrome and Safari) and Copy Image Location (Firefox)
5.   In the PCI forum go to the comment box where you have, or will, write your post and select the "mona lisa-icon" at the bottom left corner.


6.   Now paste the link you have copied in Google Photos between [im g] and [/ img ]
7.   You can select Preview to check if the picture you have posted will be visible before posting your content or Post to post your message and picture

Photobucket
1.   Login to your Photobucket account and select the folder that contains your picture(s) you would like to post
2.   Select the picture you would like to link in the forum
3.   Once the picture is visible in your browser you will notice a few links on the right hand side


4.   Simple select and copy the link in the "IMG" field
5.   Now paste the link you have copied in Photobucket in the comment field here in the forum
6.   You can select Preview to check if the picture you have posted will be visible before posting your content or Post to post your message and picture

Tapatalk (Mobile App)
Step by step explanation here

Tinypic
1.   Visit www.tinypic.com (no login needed)
2.   Select Choose File
3.   A pop-up window will open where you can select the picture on your computer to be uploaded
4.   Once the picture is selected you can adjust the resolution via the dropdown (this is optional)
5.   Select Upload Now
6.   The page will refresh once the picture has been uploaded to the tinypic website
7.   On the new page copy the link below IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards


8.   Now paste the link you have copied on tinypic.com in the comment field here in the forum
9.   You can select Preview to check if the picture you have posted will be visible before posting your content or Post to post your message and picture
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 01:54:16 pm by l33tg33k »
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Re: How To Link And Post Pictures
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 11:17:44 pm »
Thanks very much for doing this Pascal, it's hard to grasp for some like me first few times but once you get the hang it's a breeze. Maybe get a fellow PCI member who lives close to show you if you get stuck, or bring your device to a meet/event.

I use Google photos ( formerly Picassa I think ). One important thing there is to make the photo " share with public".

Thanks again.
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Re: How To Link And Post Pictures
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 04:14:40 pm »
Thanks very much for doing this Pascal, it's hard to grasp for some like me first few times but once you get the hang it's a breeze. Maybe get a fellow PCI member who lives close to show you if you get stuck, or bring your device to a meet/event.

I use Google photos ( formerly Picassa I think ). One important thing there is to make the photo " share with public".

Thanks again.

Thanks Dave!
Google Photo sharing options are now updated.
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2003 Cayenne S (sold)
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