How do I insert a picture into the body of a post?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 25 Sep 2007.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Stage by easy stage explanation please and no jargon.
    I've read about it in the FAQ's and still don't understand.
    I've got the pic on my desktop.
    Its file size is 295 kb width 727 pixels, height 964 pixels and it's a jpeg
    I have a Mac, if that makes any difference
    Sorry for being thick.
  2. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    You know full well that this quote could quite easily start off a rather heated debate. :sad::biggrin::biggrin:

    A mass debate even! xx(:ohmy::ohmy:
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    I'm not a mac user, but I assume the procedure is the same...

    Choose a photo hosting site. I use Photobucket, but there are others.

    Register, and follow their instructions to upload the pic (on photobucket, I browse for the file name, choose it, then hit the UPLOAD button on screen. Very simple)

    Once it is uploaded, you will see your picture, and under it will be several different sorts of links. Choose the one that starts with [ img ] and ends with [/ img ] (without the spaces), copy it (in photobucket, this happens automatically when you click on the link) and paste it into your post. The picture will appear at that point.

    The other common option is the web link, where you copy the web address of the pic (which starts 'http:....') and paste that in, and people click on it. Better for images that people might not want popping up on screen, say because they are not worksafe, or require a warning....

    Is that any clearer?
  4. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Thanks Arch. So it can't upload straight from my hard disk into the body of a post then?

    And stephec:xx(
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    As far as I am aware, no, it can't.
  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    That picture is a bit on the large side to be putting in a post so it would be best to reduce it first.

    You can resize the image on this website. The suggested maximum pixel size of 350 is probably about right.

    This company will host the picture for you. You can just upload the image - you don't even have to register with them.

    This is a picture of one of my bikes, hosted by me:


    This is the same picture, shrunk by the first website and hosted at the second:


    The two operations only took about 30 seconds.

    EDIT: When you have uploaded the image to the hosting website, copy the new address of the image into what ever your Mac equivalent of the Windows clipboard is. When you write your post and want to insert the image, click on the icon which looks like a picture of a postcard at the top of the edit window. That will show a popup box for you to paste the image address into.
  7. starseven

    starseven Guest


    The site Admin is presently working on a gallery section were we can upload all our bike pics.xx(:thumbsup:
    It will include a guide on the best size, format and method of posting them and should be here soon.
  8. That's a nice post Colin - thanks
  9. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Thank you Colin even I should be able to do that.
    And starseven: I assume you're part of the site admin? Thank you too.
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