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How do I post a picture on this forum?
« on: April 12, 2007, 09:43:58 AM »

Nope, there's no handy "upload" feature on this forum.

Holding a picture of your mini, or even the real thing, up to your monitor really doesn't help either.

What you have to do is link to your image using "bbcode" tags.  Assuming your picture is hosted on the internet, all you have to do is enter its URL between the image tags, like this:

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[img]http://www.customhobby.com/forum/Smileys/default/cheddaricon.gif[/img]
Okay, you may ask, how do I figure out the picture's URL?  Well, with most browsers, all you have to do is right-click on the picture and choose properties, then one of the things on the properties box is the item location or URL.  Sometimes you can't see the whole URL, so what I do it triple-click on the url to highlight the whole thing, then I copy and paste it between the img tags.

Next question; where should I post my picture to the Internet?  Well, standby and I'll post a few options.  The best option is to join Cheddarmongers and post your picture there, but there are other alternatives.
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Re: How do I post a picture on this forum?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 09:49:20 AM »

what like this:

http://www.cheddarmongers.org/gallery/galleries/Miscellaneous/quickcheddarlogo.jpg

then add [ img ]      .......   at the front  and ....[ /img] at the back.....

it gives :

 [ img ]  http://www.cheddarmongers.org/gallery/galleries/Miscellaneous/quickcheddarlogo.jpg [ /img]

which once you take the gaps out gives this:

 

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Re: How do I post a picture on this forum?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 09:56:44 AM »

Yep, that's right!  Uh, I don't know how you found that foul banner, but that's the idea.

Now for the next issue; where to I store my pictures so that I can link to them?

No, your Yahoo or MSN gallerys suck for this; they do not allow direct linking.  The image URLs change.  You gotta get someplace with static linking.

Cheddarmongers.org -- the official gallery of Custom Hobby forummers.  There's a handy feature on the site, "get item urls," which do the work for you and generate the url of the picture, including the appropriate code, so that you can post the picture and even a thumbnail linking to your picture's page! 

Take a look at the excellent documentation on the Cheddarmongers site:
Cheddarmongers Gallery Overview

Any questions?

No?

Okay, go join Cheddarmongers, and start posting your stuff!

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Re: How do I post a picture on this forum?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 11:15:29 AM »

Okay, for those of you too shy to ask, I created a tutorial on Cheddarmongers about how to use the Get Item URLs feature:

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