Inserting a Picture or File Into a Reply or Follow-Up

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 at 16:03
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A little while go I wrote a thread on inserting a link into a post (Thread 143974).

I offered at the time that if there was sufficient interest I would write another one on inserting pictures and files. I got only one encouraging response so set the task aside for a rainy day.Well, it's raining AGAIN so here goes...

Once again I am writing this from a Windows desktop/laptop computer. Exact keystrokes and mouse clicks will vary if you're using a different computer system. In particular, searching for pics and files on small devices will vary from device to device so you'll have to figure that out for yourselves, I'm afraid.

There are two sources for pics and files:
- on your device, and
- somewhere on the web.

First we'll insert one from a device, in this case my PC.

To insert a picture or file into a post you use the Images and Files button below the edit window :

1) Click on the Images and Files button arrowed above. This opens a dialogue. Click the Add Photos and Files button (arrowed below).

2) On my PC this opens the Windows File Browser. Navigate to the file you want to insert. You can either click it once and click the Open button at the bottom-right, or simply double click the file.

3) Another dialogue opens containing a confirmation thumbnail and requiring a title. Fill in the title and click the Save button.

This will insert a code like this into your post on a new line:

Now Submit your post and that's it!

Adding file, like a PDF, Word, Excel or text etc document, from your device is exactly the same.

Web Images.
You might want to link to an image on a website - not the whole web page, just the image. Sometimes you can download the image to your device, or take a screenshot, and then use the above process to post it.

Other times it might be more convenient to simply link to the image. In Windows, when you see the image you want on a webpage you can usually right click it and open it in a new tab in your browser.

Here I have opened the NSW National Parks website for Yerranderie and found an image to post.

1) To link to and post it, right click it and select "Open image in new tab" or whatever equivalent wording your browser uses. (I'm using Opera. Chrome says "Open link in new tab". Others will be different again.):

2) This opens the image full size in a new tab with its own address in the address bar. Right click the address in the address bar to highlight it and select Copy.

3) Now click the Images and Files button under the edit window, right click in the URL/Address window and select paste:

4) The address will be pasted into the URL/Address window. Don't worry if it overflows, all the info will be captured. Click the Insert button.

Code like this will be inserted into your post:
img]https ://[/img

Now Submit your post so readers can see your pic.

That's it.



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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 at 20:02

Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 at 20:02

Thanks Frank. Thought images were for Member use only??? No longer obviously
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 at 22:22

Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 at 22:22
Well done, Bazooka!!


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