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Drafty
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:51 am
Post subject: Sorry, but dumb question

Hey,

I have a really dumb question that I know all of you are going to laugh at me about, but how do I post images? I see the "[img]" boxes. but frankly I suck with computers and that programming aspect..

I have some REAL cool REAL Martin Mars (the 2 that are left in service) that were flying over my house for weeks on end when there was huge forest fires in my area back in 2003.. (Just found them the other day, lol, forgot all about em')

Thanks..

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:01 am
Post subject: Re: Sorry, but dumb question

An image needs to be on a net server somewhere so you can link an address or URL to it. So, to post up a pic, here would be an example..

[img]%20%20%20www.pic%20on%20the%20net%20address.com%20[/img] Notice%20the%20spacing%20after%20the%20]%20and%20[%20in%20the%20address?%20Those%20have%20to%20be%20close%20together%20so%20that%20the%20web%20address%20is%20next%20to%20the%20brackets.%20A%20way%20to%20see%20this%20is%20to%20right%20click%20on%20any%20pic%20here%20on%20CC%20and%20choose%20properties.%20You%20should%20see%20the%20complete%20web%20address%20of%20the%20pic. So,%20to%20put%20in%20the%20[img]%20tag%20(those%20are%20called%20tags),click%20on%20the%20Img%20button,%20put%20in%20the%20web%20address%20of%20the%20pic%20and%20click%20the%20Img%20tag%20again%20to%20close%20it.%20The%20forward%20'/'%20is%20a%20close%20tag%20or%20in%20this%20case%20[/img].

Hope this helps you out...:D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:36 am
Post subject: Re: Sorry, but dumb question

Not dumb at all.... we'l go to any length to see more cool pix of aeroplanes!

On top of the outstanding lessons Bushy gives above, you may have some trouble getting the pix "on the web" itself in order to reference their location (URL).....if so, check out this website:

www.photobucket.com

It's totally free no-strings-attached picture storage on the web, after you creat an account, it's very easy to upload a picture...and the benefit is, once it is uploaded, it will give you the actual correct {img} tags to use, just copy and then paste the whole {img} tag into your post....voila!

More dumb questions, please...they're the few ones we can answer!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:25 am
Post subject: Re: Sorry, but dumb question

Oh and on the subject - because it's a favorite of mine - I forgot to add:

1) Photobucket, tho free, has a limit to storage for each account. Only a few MB is available, and it doesn't like HUUGE pictures either. But did I mention it's free? And easy?

2) Big pictures are sometimes problematic to post anyway - most people HATE to have to scroll side-to-side to read the text that runs across the top or bottom of a big pic...or stretches out the text in posts in the same thread. So, try to stick with no larger than 800W x 600H pics, or thereabouts.

A GREAT (and yes, FREE) tool for re-sizing and cropping pictures can be found here:

www.irfanview.com

Small, stable, totally slick and easy to use, it does a fantastic job of re-sizing a photo or picture without loosing image quality.....there's a noticeable difference in the result.

Have fun!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:25 pm
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Thanks Stoopy, those are great suggestions...:wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:05 pm
Post subject: Re: Sorry, but dumb question

LOL, thanks guys!! Really appreciate it! I'll have those pics up in no time! Mr. Green

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