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How to attach images to your posts: tips and tools

Postby Mark » 07 Nov 2008 20:21

Hi all

I have recently been asked a question regarding the maximum sizes for images attached to posts. I thought I would share the answer with you all just in case anyone is unaware.

- Maximum dimensions: 640 x 640 pixels

- Maximum file size: 256kb

- Maximum number of image attachments per-post: 5


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How to attach photos to a post

Postby jersey » 03 Jan 2010 07:45

Hi Mark,
Is there any place that one can attach a photo to a post.Can't seem to find any way or any instructions on how to do.

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Re: Attaching photos

Postby Michael Reintjes » 03 Jan 2010 18:16

upload your photos for free here and then use the IMG tab to copy the photo and paste to your post...Mike.
http://photobucket.com/guestlogin?homeU ... ariaguy%2F
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Image Attachment

Postby Hank » 21 Jan 2010 18:20

I know it can be done, but I don't as yet know the sequence. How are images attached to text posted on this forum? I have some text I wish to insert two images to, in two seperate pertinent places of the text. Please advise as to procedure.
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Re: Image Attachment

Postby Jonathan » 21 Jan 2010 18:28

Hank,
When you are creating a post there is a tab at the bottom that says "Upload attachment". Use that to upload the image. To the insert the image between sections of text you will then choose "Place inline". This will generate the BBcode for the attached image and you can then place it where you want it in the topic. Here is a screen shot demonstrating what I mean.

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I hope that helps!

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Re: Image Attachment

Postby Hank » 21 Jan 2010 21:28

Good on you, Jonathan. Though I give you reason to complain with the post I will be including images with, it was observed by personnel of the British Empire, located in the weapons section. More on the XIII inch Bore Seacoast Mortar as it relates to Crimean operations when I get the orders of Dundas' and the sequence of events sorted out, as well as the crews of the MV's. Thank You, Hank
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Re: Image Attachments - Maximum Size

Postby tabony » 12 Jul 2010 09:06

I don't supose you could tell me how to reduce a picture size. I have some pictures I thought might be of interest to forum members. When I tried to post them I was given a message saying the were to big. Unfortunatly when I try to reduce the size the pictures are gust cropped.

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Re: Image Attachments - Maximum Size

Postby DavidB » 12 Jul 2010 09:44

Open the image on your PC with Microsoft Picture Manager or I imagine any other image viewing software you may have and you'll find an image resizing option. (but I use picture manager)
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Re: Image Attachments - Maximum Size

Postby Mark » 12 Jul 2010 16:55

Martin

If you still have problems send me a PM for my email address and I'll see if I can resize them for you.

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Re: Image Attachments - Maximum Size

Postby tabony » 13 Jul 2010 00:50

Thanks for all your help. Problem solved.

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New Modification: Image Attachment Resizer

Postby Mark » 25 Jun 2011 20:09

Hi All

I have installed a modification that allows you to post images that are larger than 700x700 pixels but will automatically resize it to fit the forum style template. However, by clicking on the image once posted it will expand to its original size. I have also doubled the maximum file size from 256kb to 512kb. See photo of the Brown Bess bayonet below for a demo.

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Note: This mod does not work retrospectively and will not alter previously posted images.

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Re: New Modification: Image Attachment Resizer

Postby ED, in Los Angeles » 25 Jun 2011 20:49

All I gotta say is WOW. Thanks Mark.
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Re: New Modification: Image Attachment Resizer

Postby Mark » 25 Jun 2011 21:26

Glad you like it, Ed! Looks rather good as well as being very useful :)

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Re: New Modification: Image Attachment Resizer

Postby Jonathan » 25 Jun 2011 22:40

This is great! Thank you, Mark! :)
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Re: New Modification: Image Attachment Resizer

Postby swordcollector1 » 25 Jun 2011 22:46

Love it - thanks, Mark! :)
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