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johnfowles 11-06-2015 10:43 AM

posting pics tutorial

Originally Posted by charlene (Post 188227)
I get them and I post them..quickest way I can. I don't remember how to post pics the old way...

really Madam that is an astonishing admission, because as recently as August 8 you were successully crowing about displaying photos that you insisted on uploading to Photobucket, see your own posting at

in which you successfully displayed images that you had uploaded yourself to Photobucket so you knew then very well how the "old" system works!!
Great!! now we are getting somewhere
First of all I want to stress that the "old" method avoids the requirement of the "Attach" system to upload an image to Florian's paid for storage quota on Corfid, since it inherently displays images that must have a location on the internet already somewhere (anywhere)
I feel quite sure that I have presented details for displaying images here at less once before and even awarded certificates to successful graduates including yourself Char but since you evidently have a memory like a sieve I will now repeat them for your benefit and the noobs here.
(please note that all of the images I am going to use here are "stored" at no cost to me on my Facebook page instead of using Photobucket or any such service that may not always be free or reliable)
There are in fact two "old" methods
the original way is the hardest and involves more thought and care
If you you scroll down to the area under the text box there is a link saying "BB code is On"

click that link to list the available UBB "tags"
( which are a variation on the usual web page HTML tag system) and includes this section:-
The [img] tag allows you to embed images within your posts. You can also combine this tag with the [url] tag to make images become links.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]
http://www.corfid.com/vbb//images_corfid/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img[SIZE=3]] (Not linked)
http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.corfid.com/vbb//images_corfid/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Linked)
Note that in [img]value[/img]
"value" is in fact an actual image web address or URL
meaning that the image you wish to display must have a location on the internet already somewhere (anywhere)
If so it will be Resource that has a
Uniform Resource Locator or URL
the second far easier method I have provided multiple hints about recently
this is one result of when Florian changed from the earlier Ultimate Bulletin Board (UltimateBB), Version 5.44 to the current
vBulletin® Version 3.8.7

some years ago , when a most welcome toolbar appeared above the text box
one of the icons when moused over pops up this informative popup

if you click the icon another useful popup will manifest itself
note that the http: Is nicely highlit so that pressing Delete removes it leaving a pristene blank space into which you simply paste the image's URL (if you had copied it it should still be in the Windows clipboard so that with the mouse cursor in the area a simple Ctrl+V will paste it in most easily)
that would overwrite the afore-mentioned http: if it is still there

One hint I find it advisable to try out the saved URL by pasting it into a freshly opened browser window's address box to verify that it is a genuine image URL and the correct one to boot
Finally in my own Facebook Timeline is the guts of a Tutorial that I posted there on 2 July this very year date subject "
Tutorial 1 Getting the Internet address (URL) of an image"
I will be making this into a standalone tutorial on my own website soon but if you can access it "as is" you will find in a lnk to another fledgling tutorial dated August 13 2015 named "
Tutorial 3 Adding Copy Image URL to the Internet Explorer Context Menu" which will instruct you how to add such a useful facility that would bring Internet Explorer into line with Firefox and Chrome.

(However If you are using the new and ridiculously underendowed Edge browser that is foisted on you by Windows 10 forgedaboutit!
Late breaking News
Since I drafted that I have found that Edge does in fact have a context menu option to "Copy Link

Dan O'Malley 11-06-2015 02:35 PM

Re: CARMEL, IN.-Nov.5,2015
Wow! I'm so glad you wasn't my school teacher...

johnfowles 11-06-2015 04:05 PM

Re: CARMEL, IN.-Nov.5,2015

Originally Posted by Dan O'Malley (Post 188236)
Wow! I'm so glad you wasn't my school teacher...

I expected a rude response from the Moderator but not from the depths of London
If I had of been yer teacher I would have taut you proper to say I wasn't; you weren't; he wasn't!!

Dan O'Malley 11-06-2015 04:39 PM

Re: CARMEL, IN.-Nov.5,2015
Haha! By the way, it's 'Taught' not taut. Your welcome lol

Jim Nasium 11-08-2015 08:24 AM

Re: CARMEL, IN.-Nov.5,2015
John, ever the diplomat.

charlene 11-08-2015 06:30 PM

posting pics tutorial
posting pics tutorial

charlene 11-10-2015 04:49 PM

Re: posting pics tutorial
and I still don't know how to post a pic the old way..i recall when i did know telling people how to in about 2 sentences...

johnfowles 11-15-2015 07:11 PM

Re: posting pics tutorial

Originally Posted by charlene (Post 188300)
and I still don't know how to post a pic the old way..i recall when i did know telling people how to in about 2 sentences...

NOT OK! my mini tutorial might look in a cursory glimpse a bit lengthy by comparison but I thought I had covered both the "Old" way using the Bulletin Board code [img]imageURL[/img] and the "New" improved way using the later "insert image icon" method .You claim not to know how to use the "Old " way but why would you even want to?? how about forgetting it and using the "New" way
here is one such topical use of it (displaying an image recently uploaded (that I am now using for storage purposes) by somebody else to Facebook from where I got its URL)
A further tutorial on how to do just that is "in the works"
For reference Facebook image URLs are quite complex and lengthy

(the Bulletin Board will shorten it in fact the original complete URL that I pasted in below is over 160 characters LONG:-
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11221782_10205664925485827_969567783065773134_n.jp g?oh=edff1265a88e71b85076ee40e2599e47&oe=56EAF5D3


johnfowles 11-15-2015 07:22 PM

Re: CARMEL, IN.-Nov.5,2015

Originally Posted by Dan O'Malley (Post 188238)
Haha! By the way, it's 'Taught' not taut. Your welcome lol

It might be "tort"!!

johnfowles 11-16-2015 12:47 PM

Re: posting pics tutorial

Originally Posted by johnfowles (Post 188346)

In my post I omitted to use the insert link facility so the URL was shown in blue not orange then the silly board refused to let me edit it constantly (like 10 times) insisting that I was not signed in (LIAR I WAS)
So I have replied again and now it is readable in orange

johnfowles 11-17-2015 04:41 PM

Re: posting pics tutorial
And here is another that I just found on Facebook

johnfowles 05-23-2016 03:16 PM

Re: posting pics tutorial
Even simpler.I have just discovered that it possible to simply right click on ANY image on ANY web page then select Copy on the resulting right click context menu which will store that selected image in your computer's clipboard, from where it can be equally simply be placed into your message by again right clicking in the position you wish it to appear and select Paste from the equally resultant right click menu Pste. I have just made two screenshots that I proceeded to upload to Facebook and did just that then wonder of wonders
equally simply the two screenshots can be inserted without any further to do

I had first of all experimented by using that technique on one of the photosof the HUGE aircraft that had caught Char's attention
and just to prove my point I also copied it from where it had been initially displayed and pasted a duplicate copy .voila!!!


johnfowles 05-23-2016 05:20 PM

Re: posting pics tutorial
I have to admit to being totally surprised by this phenomenon, that I had first noted when I had pasted some comments on the posting by Char on the largest plane visit to Perth I had noticed that as well as the text that I wanted to show (text I had copied from the web page containing the article about the plane each commentater's thumbnail personal photo had been pasted obviously from the only source (my clipboard)
I then did a modicum of lateral thinking because copying an image that way is a useful technique I learnt a long time ago for including a relevant image into a hotmail email instead of adding the image as an attachment so I thought it worth experimenting here

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