How To: Post full size pictures in a thread...
Step 1: Upload your photo to an online host. Photobucket, Flickr, and even this board allow you to upload a photo.
Step 2: Find the URL of the picture. If you go to where the photo is uploaded. If you upload a picture to this forum using the 'Attachment' feature, then click on the thumbnail, it should open a full-size window of the photo. Right click on the photo, and copy the "Address (URL):"
Step 3: Paste the image URL into the 'Message' box of the forum
Step 4: Put '[img][/img]' tags around the image url. Example: [img]image URL[/img]
Adding Photos To Your Post
2 ways-- first one in this post-- see later posts for other method:
Easy- small photos only- click on the "Reply" button to reply to a post (or just start a new thread). Below the "Reply to Thread" box is a box titled "Additional Options"-- you may have to scroll down to it.
Under "Attach Files", click on the button "Manage Attachments". This will open the "Manage Attachments" menu. In the menu, click on the "Browse" button next to the box under "Upload file from your computer". Navigate to the folder on your hard drive where the target picture is located. Click on the file with the picture so it is listed in the box next to "file name". Click "Open". This takes you back to the "Manage Attachments" menu.
*** NOTE: If you want others using different browsers to be able to view your photo make sure it has a .jpg extension. You can easily open the file with the Paint program and save it as a .jpg file before uploading. ***
You should now see your pic file listed in the box. Click the "Upload" button. You should see a message stating "Uploading file, please wait". If it then says "upload of file failed", the pic is too large. Follow the re-size instructions below and try again.
If the upload worked, you should see under "Current attachments" a pic icon with your file name listed. If so, scroll down to the bottom of the menu and click "close this window". You can now click "Submit Reply" and it should show your pic like the one below.
My next post will explain a simple method for resizing photos so they will upload.