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making images show up on this site

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by chipsgirl, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. chipsgirl

    chipsgirl New Member

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    I can't figure out what I am doing wrong but I can never get the image link to work in my posts. Help!
     
  2. UTEOTW

    UTEOTW New Member

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    Are you using the image function?

    In general you do images like you do bold or quotes or italics. Use the letters "IMG" at the start and "/IMG" at the end enclosing both in [brackets].

    You need to point directly to the image with your URL. Somthing that starts with "http://" and ends with ".jpg" or other image type.

    Be careful as the board has a policy that all images must be smaller than the BB logo at the top left of the page. I am not sure why this is. I am guessing to improve download speeds, especially for dialup users. It is a pain to be on dialup and to try and open a thread where someone has posted a bunch of big pictures. OTOH, I rarely see the rules enforced. But I rarely see pictures of any type.

    [​IMG]

    Look at my post by clicking the "Quote" icon at the top of my post to see the format for posting that. To get the URL for the image itself I viewed the encoding for the page (View...Source) and scrolled through until I found where the code for the page points to the logo.
     
  3. dianetavegia

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    Try to post an image and I'll 'look' at your post and tell you what you've done wrong.

    UTEOTW, not smaller but around that size unless it's a very important image. We've relaxed our rules on this a little. (Especially if it's my new kitten.)
     
  4. chipsgirl

    chipsgirl New Member

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    I made it work but my image was huge so i deleted it. How do I make it small?
     
  5. chipsgirl

    chipsgirl New Member

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    what's the pixel size of the logo?
     
  6. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

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    I use my camera software to email myself a smaller picture (I can choose small, medium or full sized) and then upload that to VillagePhotos.
     
  7. dianetavegia

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    Right click / properties on the bb.com logo to see the size.
     
  8. chipsgirl

    chipsgirl New Member

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    what is village photos?
     
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    YAY!!!!!!! It's a little big but I think I got it figured out. Thanks Diane!
     
  11. chipsgirl

    chipsgirl New Member

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    Another question. What do you have to do to get your pic under your username?
     
  12. UTEOTW

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    I think it is a free web picture hosting website. There are a number of these around. If you have a picture of say your kitten, you can upload a copy and then you can post a link to the picture. Many will let you make whole albums and then you can send a link to the album to friends and family and they can go view your pictures.

    I have never used such a service so I am no help beyond that. If I even need to upload a picture, I use the few webstorage with my ISP (Bellsouth). My ISP has a special page for such. You go through a little tutorial and it builds a webpage for you.
     
  13. chipsgirl

    chipsgirl New Member

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    thanks. That's a cool site.
     
  14. Trotter

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    chipsgirl,

    To get your pic under your name you have to post at least 100 posts. You then email your pic to webmaster, and he inserts it when he gets a chance. He seems to be pretty bust, though.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
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