Login
New User

Welcome to AOAS.ORG
Monday, October 15 2018 @ 07:52 am EDT


 Forum Index > Support > Forum Support New Topic Post Reply
 Posting pictures in the Forums
 |  Printable Version
dgrosvold
 Friday, February 01 2008 @ 03:51 pm EST (Read 2856 times)  
Forum Admin
Admin


Status: offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 449

I've received this question a lot, so here's an explanation:

To post pictures in the Forums:

First, you need a picture hosting account somewhere, such as http://www.photobucket.com/ or http://www.imageshack.us/

When you upload a picture there, you will get a URL (i.e. web link,) like this: http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7314/sn94dhizmedbr4.jpg ( be sure to use the "Direct" URL.)

You would then simply copy and paste this link into your message, then add [*img] at the front of the link, and [*/img] at the end, like this but without the "*":

[*img]http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7314/sn94dhizmedbr4.jpg[*/img]


To make it easier, you can use the buttons at the top of the editing window to add the [*img] tag, then paste the URL, and then hit the button again to inlude the [*/img] closing tag.

The image will then be displayed in your forum post like this:



Dave - Morrow, AR
 
Profile Email Website
Quote
nspace01
 Thursday, May 20 2010 @ 03:08 pm EDT  
Forum Sage
Sage


Status: online

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 381

Can I post a image to a forum from a photo in a aoas members gallery??


nSpace01
 
Profile Email
Quote
nspace01
 Thursday, May 20 2010 @ 03:09 pm EDT  
Forum Sage
Sage

Status: online

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 381

test:



nSpace01
 
Profile Email
Quote
nspace01
 Thursday, May 20 2010 @ 03:11 pm EDT  
Forum Sage
Sage

Status: online

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 381

That didn't work...........

Be nice if it would.................


nSpace01
 
Profile Email
Quote
dgrosvold
 Friday, May 21 2010 @ 03:16 pm EDT  
Forum Admin
Admin

Status: offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 449

Hey Leonard -

Actually you CAN post pictures from the gallery in a forum post. Bu it works a little differently than when you use ImageShack or Photobucket.

You can use something known as an Autotag to accomplish this.
Let's say I want to post a picture from my member's album: this one for instance.

If you notice the URL I used in the link above:

 http://www.aoas.org/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=2010011015014172 


See the number after the last equals sign at the end? Use a media Autotag and that number to reference the image in your post.

You would use the following code:

 [media:2010011015014172] 


If you want to adjust the size of the image, you can define either the width, height, or both:

 [media:2010011015014172 width:640 height:480] 


Unfortunately, just resizing the image on the fly doesn't produce as sharp an image as if you resized it yourself, optimized it, and then posted it to imageShack or PhotoBucket. But it does work.

I used the last example autotag from those shown above for the image below:



Dave - Morrow, AR
 
Profile Email Website
Quote
nspace01
 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 05:58 pm EDT  
Forum Sage
Sage

Status: online

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 381

Test:




nSpace01
 
Profile Email
Quote
nspace01
 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 05:59 pm EDT  
Forum Sage
Sage

Status: online

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 381

Cool................


nSpace01
 
Profile Email
Quote
Content generated in: 0.14 seconds
New Topic Post Reply



 All times are EDT. The time is now 07:52 am.
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
New Post New Post
Sticky Topic W/ New Post Sticky Topic W/ New Post
Locked Topic W/ New Post Locked Topic W/ New Post
View Anonymous Posts 
Anonymous users can post 
Filtered HTML Allowed 
Censored Content 

User Functions






Lost your password?

What's New

STORIES

No new stories

COMMENTS last 2 days

No new comments

LINKS last 2 weeks

No recent new links

Want It ALL?

Become a card-carrying member of AOAS. Paying dues gives you several advantages over other registered users, including a subscription to the club newsletter, an AOAS.ORG e-mail address, use of club materials, including books and telescopes, and access to the Coleman Observatory facilities. On top of all that, you also qualify for a 20% discount on all books at any Books-A-Million location.

To get your membership application, click here.