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HOWTO: Post pictures in the forum

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AdeV:
A perennial issue for users of forums, not just this one, is "how do I post a picture". Having seen another such question, here is the definitive answer.

Step 1: If you haven't already, please go visit http://www.listerenginegallery.com, and grab yourself an account. Accounts are completely free, and the gallery is run by a good friend of the Lister Engine forum. Once you've got your account, follow the simple steps there to upload and (optionally) resize your photos to "forum-friendly".

Step 2: Open a new tab/window/browser session (whichever suits you best), open the Lister Engine Forum, go to the thread/forum you plan to post in, and start your post.

Step 3: From the icon view of the Gallery, click the picture you wish to see. It will appear in "screen size" view; this is perfect for the forum. On Windows machines, right click and choose the appropriate option:

IE6/7/8(?) users - click "Properties", then copy the contents of the "Address" field in the pop-up window to the clipboard
Opera - click "Copy Image Address"
FireFox - click "Copy Image Location"
Safari - click ???? <--- Are you a Safari user? Please let me know the menu option to copy an image's URL to the clipboard so I can complete this FAQ
Other - click ???? <--- If you use a browser not listed above, please help! I need the same info as for Safari + your browser's name & version no.

Step 4: You now have the picture's URL in your browser. Switch to your new posting, and click the IMG button (); this will give you an {IMG}{/IMG} tag pair, only with square brackets not the curly ones I'm showing.

Step 5: Finally.... position your cursor between the two IMG tags, and paste in the URL you selected in Step 3.

To add extra images, simply repeat steps 3-5. You can do this with almost any picture you find on the web, they don't have to come from the Lister Engine Gallery; I believe you can do something similar with PhotoBucket and other on-line galleries.

If you can add anything to this guide, or if you feel any part of it needs clarification or re-wording, please do let me know either by PM, or by replying here.

Cheers,
Ade.

Dieselsmoker:
Lets see if OneDrive works




 ??? Forum don't seem to accept the URL...

User Galery Upload:



Bigger:



Dieselsmoker:
Time to experiment again with image hosting.... Doesn't look like the Lister engine gallery is ever coming back on line again  :'(

Image hosted on: www.mediafire.com

V12 Rolls Royce Merlin engine at the Johannesburg Military Museum.
(Engine used in Spitfire Aeroplanes)


Seems to work fine. Also an option to resize before the link is copied.

dkeav04:
imgur.com is also an option, you can easily resize for a forum by appending a s/m/l or so to the end of the URL as well

Like so: m added before .jpg to resize to medium on the fly.
http://i.imgur.com/CZbRzdjm.jpg


and full sized without the m
http://i.imgur.com/CZbRzdj.jpg

listeroil:
Another one from photobucket[imghttp://][/img]

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