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    Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

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    Many of you have expressed an interest in inserting photos into the text of your posts. For "Me and My Car", this is a great way to provide illustrations of your car to accompany your narrative.

    Here's a step-by-step approach to inserting photos. I will edit these instructions to provide greater clarity as we go along. If Roberta thinks this would be helpful, we could make this a sticky.

    1) Your photos must first be posted to the Internet before they can be inserted into the text of your post. I have typically used the "Collectible Automobile Photo Post" feature of this forum for this purpose. Click on the Photo Post link on the upper left portion of your screen, and follow the step-by-step process of uploading your photos. Your photos should be saved on your computer's hard drive in the common .jpg (jpeg) file format. The forum administrator must approve your images before they actually appear on the Photo Post galleries, so it's important to be patient for the photos to be approved.

    2) Once your photos have been uploaded to the Internet, compose your new post on the forum. When you are ready to insert a photo into your text, open a second browser window that displays the photo you wish to insert.

    3) Open the browser window that contains your photo. Click on the photo with your right mouse key, then left click on properties. A "Properties" box will appear, including a line that is labeled "Address" with "URL" below it.

    Using your left mouse key, highlight the address, which will look something like this:

    http://www.electra225.com/owners/Bri...OP-59buick.jpg

    Once the address is highlighted, right click on the address, then left click on "Copy".

    4) Re-open the "Collectible Auto Discussion Forum" window, and click the "Image" button under "Instant UBB Code". (This is one of the features that appears right below the window where you are composing your post.) A box will appear in the upper left portion of your screen.

    Position your cursor inside the box, then right click. Left click on "Paste", and the address you copied for your picture should display in the box. Click okay, and you will see in the text of your post something like this:

    [img]buickphoto.jpg[/img]

    Once you've completed your text, and are ready to finalize your post, click "Continue" as usual. When you preview your message, your photos should display.

    This is easier than it sounds! Once you've done this a few times, you will find that you can add photos in seconds. Please make certain that your photo is not too large when it displays. This can be distracting for people reading your post, who will need to scroll from side-to-side to read your text.
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    Addendum: If you are using photos from the Collectible Auto Photo Post on this forum, you will find that the URL address contains unnecessary characters. Delete everything after ".jpg" in order to make your photo display properly.

    Be sure to let us know if you've run into a snag, and perhaps we can help you figure out the problem.
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    Bringing this to the top to help anyone who's wanting to create a new post with photos. Roberta, will you please make this a sticky?
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    Brian, as soon as I get Moderator status for the new forums I will make sticky, Peter should have this done soon! R
    Update, just as I posted this message I got Moderator Status! Yeehaw <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/image...lins/grin.gif" alt="" />, the sticky is done, thanks

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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    As long as you are going to make it a sticky, give some guidelines for sizing the photos so that everything including the text is not stretched so you have to scroll back and forth to read it.
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    This is an excellent point, Willie. If you use the Collectible Automobile Photo Post on this forum, the photos will be a perfect size when you insert them into your post. If your photos are elsewhere on the Internet, I'm not certain how to modify the size if they're too large. Maybe someone else who's more computer savvy than me can help respond to this.
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

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    This is an excellent point, Willie. If you use the Collectible Automobile Photo Post on this forum, the photos will be a perfect size when you insert them into your post. If your photos are elsewhere on the Internet, I'm not certain how to modify the size if they're too large. Maybe someone else who's more computer savvy than me can help respond to this.


    Pictures should be around 500 pixels in width any more and we get the LLOOONNNG sroll to the right.
    And here's a little help to resize there's other ways to do it but this seemed pretty handy. Check it out: Buick Picture Resizer
    I just used it on the 3 pictures in my first post, see if that looks any better. RV

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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    Thanks! That is a neat tool. I have done it previously (trial and error) with a photo editing program and then never remember what I did the next ime I need to do it.
    Now if we could just adjust some of the long pictures already out there.....
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    I set up a resizing link at: HERE Which you can use to resize your pics if you have them on a web page, otherwise, if you are using pics off the BCA Member's Gallery, then let me know and I can resize and edit the post, if you tell me where it is! Of course. This program seems to work pretty good. Posted pics should be no more the 500 pixel wide to not have the extended view in the posts. Hope that helps. RV
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    Here's a reminder to everyone to be certain to ask for help if they have problems posting their photos.

    If your photos are not displaying as expected, please don't give up and delete your post. Go ahead and complete your post, with a plea for help. We can look at your image code or URL to figure out what's wrong, then tell you how to edit your post to fix the problem.
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    Well Brian, I sent my photos to John at www.Electra225.com and he posted them on his site for me. When I tried to navigate my way to post them here with my story It kept telling me my photos were to many bytes. I tried the downsizer and just got confused. Oh well, I'll keep trying. Brad Nelson.

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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    Brad, I notice that your photos are also up on the "Collectible Auto Photo Post" feature of this site. You could give that a try as your photo source, but be certain to drop any characters after ".jpg" in the photo address.

    Please e-mail me at brianl@americanconstco.com if you have any problem, and I will try to help.

    Looking forward to your story!
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    Let me test this for you Brad:



    What you need to do is "Right Click" on the photo and select "View Image" It will show just the picture in the browser window. Then copy the URL for this and select the Image tag on this site. Paste in your URL for your picture and it's all set! Here is an example of the code for your pictures:

    image http://www.electra225.com/owners/Bra...59/SM-side.jpg /image
    image http://www.electra225.com/owners/Bra...59/SM-rear.jpg /image

    you just have to put square brackets around each side of the the image tag
    ( "[" and "]" ) so it would look like [image] and the same for the one on the end.

    Let me know if you want some more help with this. I can see how it would be a bit confusing for folks who are not computer people!

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    THANK YOU ROBERTA for the photo resizer.

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    A special thanks to Centurion and to all of our Buick Forum friends. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for a couple years now. And, I'm a moderator! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/image...ins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> This whole AACA Web Site appreciates what you guys have done for us. I'll be posting a link to this site so everyone can enjoy the benefits..Thanks again guys! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/image...ins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> Wayne
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    Buickracer, Thanks for the info, this is my first test. I'm a FORD racer!
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    Ok, Now I can get a photo on a floppy disk to the acceptable size, it was on a disk with six other photos and I attached the resized photo to the same disk. What do I do with photos that are on a full disk. Computer dummy here, so no big fancy words or maneuvers.

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    Test, this only a test.... please do not freakout.

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    Help

    Someone once posted on how to post photos by first "attaching" a photo and then getting the link off of the attachment and entering it as an "image" or something to that affect. Does anyone recall this or know what I'm trying to describe. I have tried several different things but can't get it to work. I'm pretty sure I didn't dream this.

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    Re: Help

    This was listed by EDBSO (Robert Fletcher) on the Reatta forum section. Hope this is what you are looking for, Lamar!
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    Click on the Attachment.
    When it opens highlight the address and cut ot copy it.
    tha address is http://forums.aaca.org/misc/343210-BELLCRANKS.jpg
    Go back to your post and edit it.
    Click on the image box in the Instant UBB Code box.
    Paste the cut or copied address into the box that opens and click on OK.
    Click on continue and you have the picture
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    test

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    By jove I do believe that is it. the link must end with jpg

    Thank you Martel!!! You are gentleman and a scholar.
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    Re: Inserting Photos into the Text of Your Post

    I have lookd and looked and I do not see the "Photo Post" link on the upper left of my screen.

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    I don't even know how to do an "Attachment" to get a photo over. Obviously I am having difficulty getting a photo to the Internet so I can get an address to insert that will identify the photo.

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    Quote:
    I have lookd and looked and I do not see the "Photo Post" link on the upper left of my screen.


    It has been changed. It is now "Photo Gallery"...top of page just right of center

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    How did you get a photo in your signature?

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