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Hi gang.

I thought I would do a quick thread that would help the new users learn how to post digital images to the forums as it seems to be a common problem.

Unless you have a web server with your pictures loaded on you are going to need a location on the internet to load your pictures. There are websites that will allow you to upload photos and then link to them from forums. My personal favorite is photobucket.com but apparently imageshack.us is popular too, there are many available. For the purpose of this thread I will use http://www.photobucket.com.
So go to this site and register an account, it is free. Once you have registered and logged in using your user name and password you can begin uploading photos.
Once you have logged in you will be on the main page for your account. You will see the title "Upload Images & Videos", if you click on the "Browse" button you can select your digital images from your hard drive. Once you have selected your photo, you can click on "Uploading Options" and select the size in which Photobucket will resize your image. I usually select "1024X768" as this is an ideal size for the forum. Next just click "Upload" and your photo will be uploaded.
Now you will be back on the main page for your account, below you should see a thumbnail of your photo. Below this there will be a box titled "IMG code" this is the code that the forum uses to display images, you can copy this text and paste it in a thread the forum will know to look at that web address for your photo.

The code looks like this (without the underscore next to img) [_img]http://whereyourphotoislocated[/img]

Below this text is the "img code" but you can't see it.


If anyone can think of anything else to add please do!!
Thanks!
Nate :beer:
 

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Thanks. I posted some ugly pics of my timing belt.
 

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For security purposes is there a way to prevent users from backtracking the photo's web address and seeing your whole collection of photos, such as the priest costume?
 
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