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Forum topic by Doug S. posted 04-03-2008 04:35 PM 1157 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Doug S.

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04-03-2008 04:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: site pic uploading question

I’m new here so sorry if this question has been asked and answered but I cant find anything about it in the Site Feedback forum posts. With regards to uploading pics to a project thread, there was an option to upload 3 pics. But it appears that’s the only place where you’re given that option? From what I can figure out, all the other photo methods require you to use a hosting site and link to that site, rather than uploading and storing them here?? I haven’t tried any blogging so maybe that’s different on the blogs? But the only way to get a pic in a comment is by linking and not uploading? It’s not that I dont understand how to make a link to a pic, but I dont have a photo hosting account. All the other woodworking forums I’m familiar with have tended towards prefering that pics be uploaded to their site to avoid the inevitable broken links that happen when they are just linked to.
I’ve read through the How-To section and cant find any mention of the uploading at all – just the linking. So have I got the gist of it? No photo hosting site=no pic attaching other than the 3 pic limit when creating a project? Or did I miss some method for uploading here?

-- Use the fence Luke

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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 04-03-2008 04:41 PM

You are correct that the photos for forums and blogs have to be hosted elsewhere. There are free services for this, like photobucket.

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#2 posted 04-03-2008 08:38 PM

You got it right. Most people use photobucket like Peter shows.

Just remember you have to put an ! before and after the link with no spaces for the picture to display.

Example: ! !

Just remove the spaces to show the picture and not the link.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 01:47 AM

And the only way you’d get a broken link is if you deactivate that photo hosting account. I use Flickr, but Photobucket is just as good.

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 03:18 AM

Thanks guys. I thought that’s how things worked here but wasn’t totally sure. I just hadn’t had the need to have a photobucket type account yet so thought I’d ask.

-- Use the fence Luke

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