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How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Vivi » Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 am

I see people confused with this every week here, so I'm going to copy and paste my earlier post here. I'm making this topic so I can link to it in my signature, and if anyone has questions feel free to ask them.


Go to www.imgur.com/upload with your browser.

Click browse

Select your photo

It will now upload.

Now you will be brought to a page with your image, it will look like this:

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If you copy and paste this link, it won't show your image in the forum. This is a link to the web page itself. We need the link to the image, not the full page.

So tap and hold on your image, and select "copy link address" or similar

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You can tell you have the link to the image itself by the link ending with a period then a few letters. This is called a file extension, and it tells the computer what kind of file its working with. Your image should end with .jpg, .jpeg, or .png

https://i.imgur.com/9gy0eah.jpg - like that

Now to post the image to the forums, use the image brackets. they look like this:

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[img]https://i.imgur.com/9gy0eah.jpg[/img]
Those image brackets tell the forum that you want to include a picture in your post. If you copy and paste the link without the image brackets, it thinks you simply want to post the link.

Now lets try it out:

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Quoting this post will show you all the code used.

Using this method you will never have to resize your photos to share them here.

The software this forum runs on was created in the 1990's when digital images were generally much lower resolution. Think of it was software designed for SD TV. These days our phones are taking 4K Ultra HD photos, so software designed to work with old SD images rather than HD or UHD can get a little overloaded. It also puts more strain on Spydercos servers, so its good practice to host them elsewhere anyways.

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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Wartstein » Wed May 29, 2019 4:09 am

Vivi wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 am
I see people confused with this every week here, so I'm going to copy and paste my earlier post here. I'm making this topic so I can link to it in my signature, and if anyone has questions feel free to ask them.

Quick try out, let´s see how this works out! Thanks in any case, Vivi!

Edit: Wow, it worked! At least on my laptop (right now) have to try it on my phone too soon!

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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Wartstein » Fri May 31, 2019 7:42 am

Vivi wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 am
I see people confused with this every week here, so I'm going to copy and paste my earlier post here. I'm making this topic so I can link to it in my signature, and if anyone has questions feel free to ask them.

Vivi, I´d have a question: Is there an easy and fast way to determine, at which size the pic will be displayed when uploaded in the forum?
While the method itself works great and really easy (on my laptop, didn´t try it on my phone until now), the pics are quite large.
If I´d like them in a smaller format, do I have to resize them BEFORE doing the imgur-thing?

Thanks!
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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Vivi » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:44 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:42 am
Vivi wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 am
I see people confused with this every week here, so I'm going to copy and paste my earlier post here. I'm making this topic so I can link to it in my signature, and if anyone has questions feel free to ask them.

Vivi, I´d have a question: Is there an easy and fast way to determine, at which size the pic will be displayed when uploaded in the forum?
While the method itself works great and really easy (on my laptop, didn´t try it on my phone until now), the pics are quite large.
If I´d like them in a smaller format, do I have to resize them BEFORE doing the imgur-thing?

Thanks!
You can do that or use imgurs built in editing tools. You can resize them through their website, even on a phone (Though you'll have to select desktop mode through your browser options, then use an interface designed for mouse and keyboard).

There are also image resizing services like this one: http://www.simpleimageresizer.com

As far as which size it will be on the forum, I can't really say. It depends on a lot of factors. What resolution your display is, how zoomed in your are in your browser, etc.

When I browse the forum images are generally sized to fit the regular width of the forum, and if I click them they expand. So for some folks they won't experience this issue. Probably comes down to which browser you're using.

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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:51 am

Vivi wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:42 am
Vivi wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:39 am
You can do that or use imgurs built in editing tools. You can resize them through their website, even on a phone (Though you'll have to select desktop mode through your browser options, then use an interface designed for mouse and keyboard).

There are also image resizing services like this one: http://www.simpleimageresizer.com

As far as which size it will be on the forum, I can't really say. It depends on a lot of factors. What resolution your display is, how zoomed in your are in your browser, etc.

When I browse the forum images are generally sized to fit the regular width of the forum, and if I click them they expand. So for some folks they won't experience this issue. Probably comes down to which browser you're using.
Thanks, Vivi!!
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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Naperville » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:44 am

Some people seem to be able to get videos to show up in their post. How is that accomplished?
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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby rangefinder » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:44 am

Naperville wrote:
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Some people seem to be able to get videos to show up in their post. How is that accomplished?
This may look/work differently in mobile browsers, but here's one way to do it with desktop browser. (There may be other methods that work too; it wouldn't surprise me if there's some way to do this with drag-and-drop on Windows/Mac/mobile, but it doesn't seem to work on my Linux system.)

Get the "embed" URL for the video you want to include. In YouTube (which is most likely what you're using) under the video there's a row of text (with the # views, likes/dislikes, etc.) and in that row of text click the word "SHARE". That will bring up a dialog with options for different sites. The "embed" option is first and is selected by default, so you should be able to just click the "copy" button here.

In the forum, click the "full editor and preview" button at the bottom of the message pane. In the full editor view, there are a couple rows of icons above the message pane. The very last one will be a circle with a triangle in it. (Usually this is on the far-right of the second row, but if your browser window isn't wide enough these rows can wrap so it could be several rows down.) If you move the mouse pointer over this icon, some help text will appear that says "Embed any video site url: [BBVideo=width,height]http://video_url[/BBVideo]".

Click that button and it will insert some [BBVideo] tags into your message. The cursor should between the codes, so now paste the embed URL you copied from YouTube and you'll get something like this:

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[BBvideo=560,315]https://youtu.be/SHgENdGr8TA[/BBvideo]
(But it won't be green text. The green text above is because of the "code" function that keeps the BBVideo tags from becoming active.)

Click "Preview" to make sure the embedded video is what you want, then click "Submit". You'll get an embedded video like this (using the example above):

https://youtu.be/SHgENdGr8TA

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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Vivi » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:52 pm

Note that embedding videos doesn't work with most websites outside of youtube.

Another option if your video is really short, is to convert it to a gif and post the gif as you would any other static image. It will embed just like a regular image but it will be animated, you don't even have to press play. This works best for stuff where reducing the resolution won't make a big difference.

Use a regular video for anything longer than 20 seconds, or anything where you want maximum resolution / detail.

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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Naperville » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:52 pm

Thank you!
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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Tims » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:57 am

Got it, cheers Vivi

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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:57 am

I still can’t get this to work. I can browse and upload but can’t copy the link on my iPad.
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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Tims » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:57 am
I still can’t get this to work. I can browse and upload but can’t copy the link on my iPad.
Can you tap and hold the image Doc? I’m on an iphone so I’m not sure if it’s the same as an ipad but I tap and hold the image, press copy and then past it into the post here on the forum.

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Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Postby Ngati Pom » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:58 am

Thanks Vivi, most helpful.
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