Topic: Posting a Picture within a post.

Hi all,
I have used this posting system for awhile now so in case you are wondering how to post a picture within the post, here is what you do.

You will need:
1) a picture file, JPG or PNG or GIFF will all work. Try to keep the size of the picture fairly small. For a handy reference all icons should be 60 pixels wide x 60 pixels tall, for a long banner no bigger than 500 pixels wide x 300 pixels tall and for larger pictures 250 x 250 square is always a nice size.

2) A picture hosting site. I use tinypic.com. It's free, easy to sign up, and pretty straight forward to use. You can always just do a google search for images and link from the website where you found them, but that's a little rude.


Step 1: Find your pictures and trim it so it doesn't stretch the board. I use GIMP, a free program, but you can use Paint which comes on most Windows based computers. For icons, like my own Dr. River Song icon that is next to my name, those should be 60 x 60.  For banners, the largest you want is 500 wide x 300 tall (or (2) 250 x 250 s also looks nice).  Crop or resize the images and then save them as a copy.

Step 2: Upload to a picture site like tinypic.com  or your own private website

Step 3: Find the web address for the raw image. It should look something like  typical web address with
no .com or .html but a .jpg  or .png which is a picture file type.

Step 4: To insert an image the code is

[img]webaddygoeshere[/img]

So example of the code for my Wen Li Banner it would like like this:

[img]http://i34.tinypic.com/xm48xw.jpg[/img]

In order to look like this:
http://i34.tinypic.com/xm48xw.jpg

Hope this helps. Cheers!
-Amanda

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Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

This topic is good of the useful and awesome variety, so I've made it a sticky. Nicely done, Amanda!

Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

Again I will offer up my services for anyone having trouble coming up with a good image or resizing it to the required parameters.
-Kevin

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/poppysm.png http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/scarlettwilsonsm.png http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/Cymoril.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/myfawnysm.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/ellism.png http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/Lucysm_zps4d6c6c3d.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/Providence3sm.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/starfiresm.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/robertwalton_zpsefed53fd.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a281/hollyzuzu/noshinsm.png

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Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

Nice guide Amanda. I use gimp too.  smile

I have been making little images for my characters as well as banners so that while we're on this forum I can post a little icon with every post so that people can see the character who is posting.

Again, if anyone wants any help with images I'll gladly assist. I have a banner to make for Silent next.

Deb

http://www.phoenix-rp.com/img/pips/4.png

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Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

Thank you Amanda for the guide, it is indeed useful and awesome. And thank you Kevin and Deborah for your offers of avatar and banner makeage. :-)

Ash

http://www.phoenix-rp.com/img/pips/4.png

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Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

Ok testing
http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i43 … hsmall.jpg

James tpo Ronon

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Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

James M wrote:

Ok testing
http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i430/Ronond/Rononintheroughsmall.jpg

James tpo Ronon

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Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

Nice. :-)

Ash

http://www.phoenix-rp.com/img/pips/4.png

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Re: Posting a Picture within a post.

My new Ronon pic

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i430/Ronond/armsfolded2-2.jpg

Last edited by James M (2011-10-10 04:00:25)

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