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Hi all,
am very new to this forum so apologies if this is a stupid question.
I was wanting to start a new thread elsewhere on the site. I can copy and paste text in fine but I can't seem to directly insert a couple of photo's that are relevant. I did look at FAQ's.
They are JPG's. I presume I would need to compress them, then what do I do?

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Gidday TD

The search engine is (usually; sometimes ...) your friend, but here are a couple of links ...

http://www.offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4726

http://www.offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=1400

These discuss various hosting sites and how to post images from them.

You can also upload images to your own album/s here at ORS and link to them in your posts using the icon that looks like a mountain with the Sun in the top right corner towards the right hand end of the controls at the top of the advanced editing window.

PREVIEW your post before posting so that you can check that you have got it right ... .
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Thanks for that,
I'm presuming I will get there eventually
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Gidday TD

If you post a plain link to any photo you have on a web site that you want to insert, I will post it back as both a photo and the correct way of achieving it. I have a little bit of experience with this ... .

Open the photo, then just copy the URL in the address bar of your browser, and paste it into your post - i.e. don't insert it as a URL or anything using the tools in the editor menu bar.
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Gidday TD

If you post a plain link to any photo you have on a web site that you want to insert, I will post it back as both a photo and the correct way of achieving it. I have a little bit of experience with this ... .

Open the photo, then just copy the URL in the address bar of your browser, and paste it into your post - i.e. don't insert it as a URL or anything using the tools in the editor menu bar.
Thanks Ratbag. Here is a url

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127508...2/14959095497/

I did experiment with using the insert image icon. I was expecting/hoping a wysiwig type outcome but apparently not so. I have one more photo I wanted to include in the post but if I can get across the process with one then I should be fine.
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Gidday TD

The exact method is detailed in the first post in this thread:

http://www.offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4726

Let's see which of us can get the photo up first ... .
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And here it is:



Go to the URL:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/127508...2/14959095497/

Left click on the three dots ( ... )

L-C on View all sizes

Select the size you want to insert

R-C on the image

L-C on PROPERTIES

Copy the link address (using CTRL+C)

Go back to your post for here

Click on the Insert Image icon

Press CTRL+V to insert the image address from the clipboard.

And you get the above result ... .
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Thanks Ratbag.
Not much doubt about who was going to get the photo up first. I may have to revise my goal as "to get it posted by 2015"
I can't follow your procedure exactly as some options such as select size are simply not available to me after clicking on the three dots. I normally use Chrome but even tried with Internet Explorer. I did manage to insert the URL's into the text of the post with these appropriately bracketed by img markers following use of the "insert Image" icon
When checking the preview before posting there is only an icon representing the photo's rather than images. Does this mean the actual post will display the photo ok ?

Thanks again for your advice
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Gidday Tedium

It seems that Flickr is becoming even more tedious to use.

Install Opera on your PC. Or Firefox. Or even some version of IE later than IE8 ...

You now need to be signed in to Flickr in order for the three dots to appear at the bottom left. In Firefox, the three dots are replaced by a down arrow with a horizontal bar at the bottom.

L-C on either of these icons.

Show/View All Sizes will be one of the menu picks.

Select (normally) 800x600 pixels, or thereabouts, depending on your camera/image.

R-C on the image displayed.

Copy the image address/location/link (depending on the browser) to your PC clipboard. In some browsers you can see this displayed in the status bar at the bottom left of the browser window.

Open your post, and use the insert image icon at the top of the editing box as previously described.

The is the plain URL:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/...824381dd_c.jpg

This is the image after embedding using the Insert Image icon:



Hope this helps.
If it's any consolation, almost EVERYBODY has trouble with this the first time or two.

BTW, the image URL must end in one of the supported image types for any given forum - e.g. ".JPG", ".PNG", etc.
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