endblink Posted January 13, 2003 Report Share Posted January 13, 2003 Welcome new people! If you're already familiar with visiting Internet forums, much of this will not be new to you. However, if this is your first forum, and you're eager to learn how to link an image in your post, or to have an image signature after your posts, you've come to the right place! --- -BASIC RULES FOR POSTING PICTURES- • For a picture to be posted over an Internet forum, the picture must already be uploaded somewhere on the Internet. This means that a picture on your computer's hardrive cannot be posted directly onto the forum. You must upload your image to a server and link the image from said server. What does this mean? This is our example image; WURD.JPG: Now, if I try to link wurd.jpg directly from my hardrive: C:\My Documents\Pictures\wurd.jpg We get this: Mmm... wonderfully sexy... black text. Once again, this means that you MUST UPLOAD THE IMAGE TO A SERVER. • With the new PHP coding used for OCR4's forums, certain image hosting solutions previously available to forum goers - such as AngelFire and Geocities - can no longer be used to host images. This means: DON'T TRY USING THEM. IT WON'T WORK. • NEW (and much more reliable) image hosting solutions can be found at either PhotoBucket (which seems to be the popular choice amongst OCR's forum goers) or ImageShack (which is what I use and will use for the remainder of this FAQ). CHECK OUT THESE SITES, READ THEIR FAQS ON IMAGE HOSTING AND IMAGE UPLOADING, AND YOU'LL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE. • BE CONSIDERATE TO OTHER FORUM GOERS. Try to keep the size of your image(s) down so that people who don't have cable or DSL internet access won't be waiting for two hours for your picture(s) to load. Also, be considerate of the DIMENSIONS of the image. We don't need a 1280x1024 image posted in the forums when a 500x400 image will do fine. An even better alternative is ImageShack's Post a Thumbnail option which allows you to post a clickable thumbnail to a larger image: --- -POSTING AN IMAGE IN A POST- • You must have THE FULL URL ADDRESS where your image can be found. Example using wurd.jpg: http://img61.exs.cx/img61/4936/wurd.jpg If you're remote linking an image from a website, you can often find the image URL here: or under the image PROPERTIES: (USING INTERNET EXPLORER IN WINDOWS: Simply RIGHT CLICK, and select Properties) Services like ImageShack give you a forum usable URL when you upload an image to their server: • Now, slap that puppy (copy and paste) into your post, and hit submit. • MAKE SURE THAT YOUR URL IS IN-BETWEEN IMAGE TAGS: [img=http://img61.exs.cx/img61/4936/wurd.jpg] • MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO SPACES IN THE IMAGE TAGS. If you leave spaces in the tags: [img ]http://img61.exs.cx/img61/4936/wurd.jpg[ /img ] All you'll see is this: [img ]http://img61.exs.cx/img61/4936/wurd.jpg[ /img ] • PRACTICE IMAGE POSTING IN THIS THREAD. Test here, because that's what this thread is for. Also, DO NOT USE MY EXAMPLE IMAGE(S); please post your own image so as not to kill the bandwidth on my example images in this FAQ. Thanks. • Simple, eh? We're almost done too! Now that you know how to post an image in your post, let's try posting an image as our sig! --- -POSTING AN IMAGE IN A SIGNATURE- Great! Now that you've gotten the hang of posting a picture in a post, here's how you tack a pic in your sig: • Right underneath Link, you should see a line of text the reads: Search - Members - Register - Profile - You have no new messages - Log out [ YourHandle ] Found it? Good. Now click on Profile. Your profile is broken into THREE sections: [ A ] Registration Information [ B ] Profile Information [ C ] Preferences Under [ B ] Profile Information, your last option, JUST BEFORE [C] Preferences, is your "Signature" option. To the right of that, more or less in the center of your screen, is a little white box. • From there, simply copy and paste your URL within Image Tags. Therefore, to show wurd.jpg as a SIGNATURE, it should look like this: • Scroll down, click "Submit", and you're done! --- Hope this helps out a few of you new kids. If you have any questions, POST THEM IN THIS THREAD. Please do not spam the other discussion boards. The regulars are really nice here and some will check this thread every so often to see how they can help. Your questions WILL be answered, just be patient. If all else fails, scroll through this thread to see which members are helping others, and feel free to PM () them or myself. Hope that helps you out! Enjoy the OverClocked ReMix forums! -FAQ History- OCR3 Versions EDIT 1: Lots of spelling mistakes. EDIT 2: Clean up, clarification and reformatting EDIT 3: MAJOR Code revision. Thank you DarkeSword! EDIT 4: Minor URL update OCR4 Versions EDIT 5: Notice of forthcoming OCR4 revision EDIT 6: [OCR4 EDITION] of the FAQ EDIT 7: Accidentally deleted an image off ImageShack. I replaced it. Also, corrected some spelling mistakes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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