Hey, we're a photo club. We are about pictures. Every aspect of this website is photo-ready. The forum in particular is very easy to accept photos in your postings. This tutorial will explain how to get pictures in your forum postings, and any other pages you create here (could be a blog, or a static page--it doesn't matter). Note that not all members have the ability to create pages on this site. If you want to create blog postings, please let a club officer or committee member know. So, on with the tutorial.
For the most part, if you are going to place an image in a forum or blog posting, the image already needs to be online. Fortunately everyone has plenty of album space in their personal albums. Now, there are exceptions to this, but bear with me for just a minute. Let's say you do have an image in your gallery that you want to show "inline" in your forum or blog posting. The first thing you need to do is get the image address. This is simply a matter of right-clicking on the image and choosing "Properties". Each operating system and web browser is different, but this works pretty much for any modern borswer on any operating system. Try it.
After you click on "Properties", you get a dialog box like this one. Again, this box may be different depending on your web browser and/or operating system.
Here, I've highlighted the location (or address) of the image. The actual address field is actually much longer than whatwill fit in the dialog box. Fortunately, you can click once anywhere in that address and press ctrl-a to select the entire address. Then press ctrl-c to copy the address location to the clipboard. We've now got the address of an image that we can use somewhere.
I'll cover the forum posting procedures first. Start creating a new post and place the cursor at the point where you want you image to appear. So if you've typed a bunch of stuff and you want your image to appear between two specific paragraphs, place the cursor there. Click on the "Img" icon. Note that when you hover over that icon, it gives you a little clue about what's about to happen.
Afterclicking the "Img" icon, you'll see the two img tags automatically inserted, and your cursor positioned between them. Now all you have to do is press ctrl-v to inster the address that you copied to the clipboard in the last step.
See, I told you that address was a lot longer than it looked. Yeah, that's the whole address for that image, pasted between the two img tags. This code will cause your image to appear "inline" in your posting. It's that simple. Here's what it will look like:
See, it worked perfectly. Now, what if you don't want to upload the image to your gallery first? With this forum, you don't have to. If your image is already uploaded, I'd recommend/suggest that you follow the procedures I just went over, but you could also use the following steps. If your image is not already online, you can browse to your image stored on your hard drive and insert it locally. Here's how. Scroll down on your forum posting page and you'll see a place for uploading attachments. Just browse to your locally stored image and then click the "Add the file" button. That will upload the image, but won't insert it in your posting.
After you have uploaded the image, you should see something like this:
Here you can see circled in red that the file "tiger (Medium).jpg" has been attached, and you can see circled in green, the option to place the attached file inline. Click the "Place inline" button and your image is placed inline for you. Here's what the text will look like in the text edit box. Trust me, when this is posted, the image will be displayed inline in your postieng. Pretty cool, huh?
Finally, bog postings. This also goes for other pages (like this one). Basically any page created on this site uses the same text editor. If you are creating pages for the site, you have seen the editor below:
You can see that I've circled the "Insert Image" icon. When you press that icon, you will see the following dialog box:
All you will do then is paste in the address of the image that you want in your posting, then click "Insert". As you can see, there are other options here that you can adjust as well.
That's it. That is all you need to know about posting images in forums and blogs on this site. I hope it helps.