How to Post Pictures

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There are a few ways to go about adding pictures to your post. You can attach pictures from your computer, from another site (URL), from your albums, or use one of the attachments you've previously uploaded. You can also show pictures that are hosted on other sites.

Upload images to CB750.com

Attachments

When you add an attachment to your post, you are hosting the file on our server. The image will always work and won’t stop working because of some setting being changed on another server or the URL changing.

There are two ways to upload pictures when you are creating a new post. 1) You can use the insert image button (picture of a tree) or 2) use the attachment manager (advanced editor only).

  1. Click the 'insert image' button (picture of a tree). In the popup, you can choose to upload the file from your computer or from another URL. If you upload from another URL, leaving 'Retrieve remote file and reference locally' checked will copy the file to the server here and attach it to your post. By using the insert image button, your images will be inserted into the body of your post.

  2. In the advanced editor, click the paperclip icon or the ‘Manage Attachments’ button under the editor box. This will open up the attachment manager window. Here you can upload attachments by clicking 'Add Files' in the upper right corner. Again, you can upload them from your computer or from a URL. The main window of the attachment manager shows you all of the files you have uploaded to the site. This includes your album pictures and previous attachments. You can organize these images into folders using the box on the left. To attach images to your post, click them and drag them into the bottom box. If you click done, close the window, and submit your post, your attachments will show up in the attachments box at the bottom of your post as thumbnails that can be enlarged. In the attachment manager, if you select the images in the bottom box and click insert inline, your pictures will show up in the body of your post. You can also insert images inline later by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the paperclip icon and select the image from the list. This allows you to have text followed by your picture (thumbnail that can be expanded) followed by more text or other pictures.

Change the size of inline images:
Images inserted inline are automatically shown as thumbnails. If you are using the WYSIWYG editor mode (A/A button) you can double click an inline image and change the size of the image using the image settings box.


Albums

You can use images from your albums in your posts. There are two ways to use them:

  1. Use the attachment manager as described above.
  2. Use the [img]URL of picture hosted on xs650.com[/img] BBcode in the standard editor. In your album under each picture there is a quick reference code that you can copy and paste into the editor box.

If you want to show a picture in a post that you already have in an album, do so by using one of the methods above. Do not upload them again.


External Hosting

You can show pictures that are hosted somewhere else like Photobucket or your own website. If the image is from another website, it's already hosted on their servers. All you need to do is click the ‘Insert Image’ button in the editor box and enter the URL of the image. If you uncheck 'Retrieve remote file and reference locally', the image will not be copied to the server here. If you are using the standard editor, the result should like this [img]URL of picture you entered[/img] or if you are using the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, you should see the actual image in the editor box.

The disadvantage of showing pictures hosted externally is if the URL of the image changes, the image will no longer work. This can happen when someone closes their image hosting account (like Photobucket), or the image is deleted, moved, or renamed on the server that is hosting it. To ensure the image will always work on this site and be here 5 years down the road, you either need to have control over where they are hosted, or host them here (by having them in an album or as an attachment).


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This post has an attachment that is not "inline"
 

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This is the same attachment "inline"

Note: The image was not uploaded again. The previously upload image was selected in the attachment manager.

Honda-CB750-Engine-Cutaway.jpg

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Same attachment inline but instead of a thumbnail, the size is set to medium (in the WYSIWYG editor mode (click the A/A button) double click the thumbnail to change the size)

Note: Guests will still see a thumbnail. Logged in users will see it at a medium size.

Honda-CB750-Engine-Cutaway.jpg
 

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Same attachment shown at full size.

Note: Guests will still see a thumbnail. Logged in users will see it at full size.

Honda-CB750-Engine-Cutaway.jpg
 
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