Embeding Images & Adding Attachments

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#1)  Embeding Images & Adding Attachments

Postby edfrank » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:03 pm

How to Embed Images into a post

This really is a pretty straightforward process.  Open a Post A New Topic screen or a Reply to Topic screen.  After you type your message look for the tabs at the bottom of the screen.

               
                       
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These tabs allow you to perform several functions.  The one we want is on the second tab:  Upload Attachements.  Click on this tab and a new screen opens:

               
                       
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On this screen use the browse button to find the photo you want to upload from your computer, and click on the  Add the File Button.

               
                       
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When the photo is uploaded a new screen appears below the text box and above the option tabs at the bottom.  This section has the title POSTED ATTACHMENTS and list all of the files you have uploaded for this message:

               
                       
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On the blank line you have the option to type a caption for the photo.  In the "text box" above the POSTED ATTACHMENT section place the curser where you want the photo to appear, click the and click the right mouse button to mark the postion you want thte image to appear, then clickthe  "Place inline" button for the photo you want ebedded into the body of thetext.  This embeds the photo into the text of the document.  In the text box the embedded photo appears as a link:

               
                       
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You must do this individually for every photo you want to emebedd into the text of the message.  

If you do not want to place the photo inline, or if you have another type of file upoaded, you can ignore this step and they will be posted as an attachemnt instead.

To see how the photo appears in the text, if you opted to place it inline, go to the buttons below the POSTED ATTACHMENT section:

               
                       
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Click on the Preview button to see your post as it wil appear when submitted.  At this point you can edit your message or post it.  To edit it, simply scroll up to the text box and make whatever changes you desire.  When finished you can go back to the bottom and click on the Submit button to post your message.

Currently the maximum file attachment size is set to 5 MB.  I do not want to see many attachments posted that are that large.  I simply have incorporated the capability to post attachments that large if needed.  Please resize your photos so they are generally less than 150 KB in size.  The board is set to create thumbnail images of photo that are 500 pixels in size, if the photo is larger than that, so there is little reason to post larger images.  We have limited storage space on the BBS server before we need to pay higher fees, so don't abuse the highattachment size limitations.

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#2)  Re: Embeding Images & Adding Attachments

Postby csadsamsrep » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:59 pm

Ed:

I am going to have to find a way to resize my photos for lower data requirements of your site. I have done this before, but not often, and it has been awhile since doing so. Thanks,  Clayton
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#3)  Re: Embeding Images & Adding Attachments

Postby edfrank » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:50 pm

Clayton,

You can post whatever size images you want and the BBS will automatically resize them for you.

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