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eskfan152
08-04-2011, 09:31 PM
I've been trying to upload some pictures into a thread, but when I click on insert image it asks me for the URL. Can anyone tell me how to find out what the URL is? Thanks!

Angelus
08-04-2011, 09:38 PM
Click on "Go Advanced" or the "Reply to Thread" button.

Then use the "attachments" option lower on the page...

eskfan152
08-04-2011, 09:48 PM
When I use the attachments option and choose a file from the computer it asks me for the URL. Pardon me for being technologically retarded, but is there an easy way to find the URL of the file? :)

cmbuk
08-04-2011, 11:47 PM
you could always use a host eg, tinypic for example.. its simple and easy

Opus
08-05-2011, 07:58 AM
When I use the attachments option and choose a file from the computer it asks me for the URL. Pardon me for being technologically retarded, but is there an easy way to find the URL of the file? :)

Once the attachment panel comes up, you need to click the "add files button". It should be on default to the "find pictures on my computer" setting. You then need to click the "select files" button at the bottom of that window. It should open up a window for you to browse and select any files from your computer.

I don't think it works from smartphones. You'd need to download your photos to a storage site like photo bucket or the like. The url is asking for the web location of the picture. For example the location of one picture would be this: http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/bst/lowres/bstn278l.jpg

You can either just leave the link there, and if someone clicks on it, then they will view it direct from whatever site it is hosted on. Or you can add image tags (paste your url in here) and embed them directly so they look like this:
http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/bst/lowres/bstn278l.jpg

Beware of copyrighted material though, sometimes certain sites protect their material (the picture I chose may very well be one of them) so instead of the picture you intended, you may get a different picture explaining that the image is the property of another web site.


If you are using a photo storage/share site, usually the information to cut and paste the url is easily accessible immediately beside or under the photo. Some will even have the image tags already in the url for you to simplify things. Where you just click on what you want to do, and it copies it automatically for you. This would be a "direct link" for example:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c349/fishman4/funny/AMAreport.gif
where as this would be the image code (where the tags are included):
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c349/fishman4/funny/AMAreport.gif