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How to post photos properly


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#41 Offline DaveJay - Posted November 13 2018 - 7:40 AM

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Hello,

Here is a photo guide with a video demonstrating the process of embedding images from imgur to Formiculture. Please note, this doesn't work with Photobucket anymore so imgur is probably the way to go.

STEP ONE: Figure out where you want to post the photo.

You don't necessarily have to edit a previous thread to post a photo, I just had a picture I forgot to publish with my addition to the Photography Thread. It works the same way with brand-new threads, too.

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STEP TWO: Click 'edit' to add photos to an existing post.

Like I said, you can skip this step if you're publishing a new thread.

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STEP THREE: Decide where you want the photo to go.

Self-explanatory, I don't expect most of you to get stuck on this part.

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STEP FOUR: Upload the photo to imgur.

There are a few ways to do this. You can pick the photo right out from your drive using the 'browse' function, or simply drag & drop it, which is what I usually do.

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STEP FIVE: Copy the photo.

Once the photo as shown up in your feed, you can select it.

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Once selected, six different links will be available for you to choose in order to share it. In this case, we want to choose the link titled 'Direct Link'.

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There are several ways to copy a photo; you can click the 'copy' button beside the link (which doesn't usually work for me), you can right click the selected link and choose 'copy' from the dropdown menu, or you can press command+C (shortest and easiest in my opinion).

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STEP SIX: Embed the photo into your post.

To embed the image, you need to click the little square button in-between the break hyperlink and arrow buttons. It looks like a little picture; it's hard to miss.

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Once you've clicked the square button, paste your link into the pop-up window. Once again, there are several ways to paste text; I'd recommend right-clicking the photo and using the dropdown menu, or using command+V.

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Once you've pasted it, you can click 'OK' and the photo should pop up right where you wanted it.

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Remember to save your changes if you're editing a post (click 'publish' if you're making a new one):

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I do hope this helps eliminate confusion regarding posting embedded photos on this forum.

VIDEO: How to embed photos on Formiculture.com:

It's funny because I cannot see any of the photos when posted this way. Only can see when embedded directly to formiculture via the gallery.


That seems like a hassle anyway, uploading to the gallery is easy enough.

#42 Offline AntsBC - Posted February 21 2019 - 8:21 PM

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The Google Docs Method (for complete and utter newbies to the internet):

 

Video Tutorial: 

 

 

Steps: 

 

1) Head over to docs.google.com

 

2) Sign in via your email 

 

3) Click "+" under "Start a new document" 

 

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(Or you can use This Document I have created for the purpose of hosting images, FYI, you will still have to sign into your email account to edit it)

 

4) Once you have created and opened your document, copy and paste your image(s) into it

 

5) Resize or crop the image(s) to your liking and copy them again directly from the document (This way, Google will serve as a host for your photos)

 

6) Head over here to FC and paste the image(s) into your post

 

The advantage to this method is you don't have to sign up for Imgur or any other photo hosting websites, all you need is a google/email account; which you would have already as you need one to sign up to this forum!

 

Hope this helps! (Double posted this on this thread as well)


Edited by AntsBC, February 21 2019 - 9:07 PM.

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#43 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted February 22 2019 - 2:46 PM

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The Google Docs Method (for complete and utter newbies to the internet):

 

Video Tutorial: 

 

 

Steps: 

 

1) Head over to docs.google.com

 

2) Sign in via your email 

 

3) Click "+" under "Start a new document" 

 

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(Or you can use This Document I have created for the purpose of hosting images, FYI, you will still have to sign into your email account to edit it)

 

4) Once you have created and opened your document, copy and paste your image(s) into it

 

5) Resize or crop the image(s) to your liking and copy them again directly from the document (This way, Google will serve as a host for your photos)

 

6) Head over here to FC and paste the image(s) into your post

 

The advantage to this method is you don't have to sign up for Imgur or any other photo hosting websites, all you need is a google/email account; which you would have already as you need one to sign up to this forum!

 

Hope this helps! (Double posted this on this thread as well)

 

Thanks for this! I did not want to sign up for any pic hosting sites, so this really helps! Easy too. Now I just need to take some pics for my journal and shopjqZp7l_iqx6GsRJxXNfJ74XZNMDj5ivzRHukZdzQ


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#44 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 16 2019 - 9:38 PM

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Lol, I just use the gallery. Saves me the trouble. :lol:
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