Posting Pictures

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Posting Pictures

Postby Pac-Man » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:03 am

Here is a quick tutorial on how to include pictures in your posts. For the purpose of this post I am going to be using Google’s Picasa Web Albums, because it is what I use and am familiar with and because it is free. There are many other services like this, Photobucket to name one, however since so many people already have a Google account and as a result a free Picasa account it makes it a snap!

The most important thing to remember about posting images is that the images must already be available on the Internet. Which means that you cannot post a picture that is stored on your computer unless you first upload it to an online source. This is where Picasa Web Albums comes in.

So let’s visit Picasa Web Albums and sign in with your Goolge account (if you have a Gmail address this is also your Google account). If you do not have a Google account you can sign up for one using the [SIGN UP] button in the top right corner.

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Okay, now that we are signed in you should see a button that says “Upload” and has an arrow pointing upwards. If you click on this you can upload a picture stored on your computer to Picasa Web Albums account.

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Once you click the Upload button you are given the option to give the album a name. I would name it “Post Pictures” for simplicity sake. After naming the album you can click on the button that says “Select photos from your computer” and select the pictures you would like to post. You can select one or a group of pictures.

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The photos will upload and then you have to click the OK button.

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You will be taken to the album that you just created. Now for the easy part, click on the photo you wish to post and you will be taken to a larger version of it.

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Now, simply right click on it and copy the image URL. Now you are ready to post it.

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To display an image in your post you must surround the URL pointing to the image with [img]and[/img] tags. You can either type these in yourself or use the "Img" button in the toolbar above the compose area of the post. Notice the example when you hover over that button.

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Then you just paste the URL between the [img]and[/img] tags.

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Here is the result:

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Repeat this process for additional pictures.
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