Post by philagardener on Nov 2, 2014 22:19:36 GMT -5
First, put your photo on an external photo site (I use Picasa and others use Flickr or PhotoBucket, but there are lots of free alternatives) and then embed the link in your response.
The easiest way to do this is to use the full editor by clicking on the "Reply" in the right top corner of the text entry box. You will see a bunch of features including an embed image button (it looks like a small framed picture). Click on that, paste your image URL into the box, and hit "Insert Image". It's that easy!
Post by flowerweaver on Nov 3, 2014 10:21:54 GMT -5
Using Flickr, I just copy and paste the BBCode directly into the text and can then preview it before posting by using the preview tab at the bottom of the "Reply" editor. In Flickr the BBCode is found by clicking the middle arrow symbol that says "share this photo" when you hover your mouse over it.
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Set up a free web site, Weebly, Wix or where ever. Publish the site then go to it and right click on your picture, copy image url, paste into the image url spot here on the forum. I'v been using Photo Bucket and hate it cause of all the advertising crap. The free web sites just advertise by putting a little add for themselves on you site, much less annoying.
Next I'm gonna see what might work using Google drive.
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Ok -- probably over-analyzing this. Anyone have any experience using Dropbox to upload photos? An article on lifehacker makes me wonder if this is a possibility
If you mean upload to share here on the forum, I never got it worked out. I finally started using postimg.org. I found it to be touchscreen friendly. That was important to me because I use an android tablet.
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Post by philagardener on Aug 27, 2015 22:22:18 GMT -5
Any public URL for a simple image file should work fine. The URL address must end with an image file type supported by Proboards (and most browsers) such as .jpg, .png or .gif
Other kinds of URLs, like albums and other shells, are more complicated representations - essentially web pages containing a nested image. These URLs are easily distinguished because they don't end in one of those image file types. Such URLs cannot be used to insert an image because they are not simple image files (they can, however, be inserted as a link in your post). With some services, it is possible to get a direct URL to the image file in addition to the album representation, but for others that isn't simple.
Unfortunately, Dropbox image "links" (which you can get by signing in to Dropbox and sharing an image) seem to be of this latter type and did not work on this forum when I tested them.