How to Post a Photo on V8

Discussion in 'Tips On Using The Board' started by LARRY70GS, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Didn't see a thread on Posting Pictures so I thought I'd create one. Probably not necessary for most, but maybe it helps a few.

    When you go to post in a thread, you'll see a tab "Upload a File" at the bottom of the dialog box. Click it.

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    A File Upload Box will pop up,
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    Within that file upload box, you can navigate all around your computer. Go to your picture folder, and select the photo by clicking once on it. The file will turn blue when you click on it.
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    Click "Open" at the bottom of the File Upload Box.
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    The picture will upload and resize automatically. It will then display at the bottom of the dialog box. You have two choices, one, leave it as a thumbnail, or two, click on "Full Image". The picture will display as a full image within the dialog box. If you have typed in text as part of your post, you should place the cursor within your text where you want the picture to display within the text BEFORE you click "Full Image".

    Then click "Post Reply" to post the picture and your text to the thread.

    Hope that helps.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
  2. GSXER

    GSXER Well-Known Member

    What about inbox conversations?
     
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    No, you would need to host the picture elsewhere, on a site like imgbb, that is what I use.

    https://imgbb.com/ It's free and easy.
     
  4. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I just 'copy' the pic and 'paste' it into the text. It resizes automatically.
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  5. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    For some reason, I can post photos in inbox conversations the exact same way in a regular thread. A member and I were discussing this last week. I am using an iPhone through Safari.
     

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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2021
  6. theroundbug

    theroundbug Well-Known Member

    I like to drag it over and drop it in. Problem is unless I've processed a photo from my camera it's way too big.

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  7. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Yes, but not every site allows "deeplinking".
    And also: sometimes you're able to view it after posting because of your cache memory, but fellow board members can't see the image.

    And if the image is deleted from the original location, it also disappears in your post on the board.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2021
  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Is that in a regular post or a Private Message? I have an i phone as well, and I don't see that in my inbox PMs.
     
  9. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    private message. I feel privileged
     
  10. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    good catch. Redacted and reposted.
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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2021
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  11. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Oh, I already removed my post, because I didn't want others to notice it too :cool:
     
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