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    GarryB

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    Tutorial for posting images

    Post  GarryB on Sat May 16, 2015 12:41 pm

    The purpose of this post is to outline how to include images in your posts using screen shots.

    To begin with when on the screen to type in a message the main tool bars are directly above the main text area.

    When you roll your mouse pointer (arrow) over an icon and hold it there a small text box will appear describing that icon. Most are fairly straight forward.

    This is what the help looks like... my pointer is over the icon to host an image (the mouse pointer is not visible so I circled it in red) in the image below.



    When you click on the highlighted button to host an image a dialog box will appear that looks like this:



    To use the above dialog box you just click on the browse button :



    which will open a standard windows dialog box so you can search through your hard drive and find the image you want to post.

    Note on the left hand side are shortcut links to your desktop and my documents folders that can be useful. When you find the image you want to post select it and click OK or just double click it and then click on the Host image button at the bottom of the dialog box:



    This dialog box will disappear and the dialog box below will appear:



    Highlight the middle link (ie labelled "Image") and copy it... I just triple click the left mouse button to highlight the entire line of code... note a single click will place a cursor in the text line... a double click will highlight a word and a triple click will highlight the whole line... but you can just click at the start of the line and drag to the other end so the whole line is highlighted and right click and choose copy.  (pale blue arrow in image below)

    Then click in your text area where you want the image to appear and right click the mouse and choose paste.

    then click the upload button on the dialog box (yellow circle):



    And it should return to the first dialog box:



    To make it disappear just click on the original host image icon:



    And that is the basic use of the host an image function.



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    Questions and suggestions welcome....  Smile


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    Re: Tutorial for posting images

    Post  jhelb on Sat May 16, 2015 1:23 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Was this helpful?

    Questions and suggestions welcome....  Smile

    Garry, I know how to post images, but since you have explained it so articulately(as usual) I couldn't help but upvote it.
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    Re: Tutorial for posting images

    Post  kvs on Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:59 am

    The issue of hotlinking came up in another thread. I find the whole concept of this being some big "no no" to be absurd.
    If website owners put up images on the web then they 1) expect there to be a server load from every visitor and 2) can't complain
    if someone links their images. It is a public display and not some private club. If they can't afford the costs, then it is
    their sole responsibility to deal with it. It is certainly not my responsibility to save them money or even spend one second
    dealing with this BS "problem". They should spend some effort blocking their images from being hotlinked if they are suffering
    losses:

    http://www.htaccesstools.com/hotlink-protection/

    http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/htaccess10.shtml

    If website owners do not block hotlinking then there is no obligation for anyone to volunteer this effort.
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    Re: Tutorial for posting images

    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:53 pm

    I have sympathy for your position, but hotlinking is bad netiquette... would you accept spam as acceptable business practise because you have an email address and all those adds for penis enlargement and exercise equipment can just be deleted when you get them.

    As far as I am concerned if you like a photo so much you want to post it just load it onto your computer and upload it here to the image hosting site.

    Sites like Youtube allow hotlinking for video and where they don't allow it you will find the videos wont embed.

    I don't check every single post for hot linking... I only noticed there was hot linking when I was looking at the post with pictures of dead bodies were present.

    To be honest it is not something I spend a lot of time looking at, so if you decide to do this as long as you don't post objectionable material like dead bodies or porn without just linking them with a warning then most of the time I likely wont notice and if the owner doesn't complain wont care much either.

    I don't post many images but when I do I use the local hosting service to do so.

    I encourage others to do the same.

    BTW I have recently noticed that the image hosting options have changed so I will take some time to work out how they work and then update this tutorial.


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