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How to Post Images in Forum Threads

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    With the new site software (Xenforo), the old "How to Post Images in Forum Threads" no longer applies. This thread will explain the current situation.


    If your image is hosted (uploaded) elsewhere on the web and you know the URL for the image (starts with "http" or "https" and ends with ".jpg"), simply click on the button while making a post, paste your image URL into the space provided, and click "Insert".

    Another way to post images if you know the URL is to type IMG tags around your URL like this:

    Code:
    [img]http://www.example.com/image.jpg[/img]
    If I know I am going to post 6 images in a thread, I type:

    Code:
    [img][/img]
    and then copy/paste it 5 times to get:

    Code:
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    [img][/img]
    ... and then paste my image URLs into the 6 locations.


    Many image hosting services including Flickr will provide you with BBcode for posting your images on sites like this. For example Flickr BBcode looks like this:

    Code:
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/q9GiXs][ATTACH=full]56572[/ATTACH]DSC06530[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/99331762@N00/]Amin Sabet[/url], on Flickr
    That kind of BBcode can be copied and pasted in its entirety directly into your forum post where you want the image to appear without using the button and without using additional IMG tags.


    If your image is on your computer/phone/other device, and you want to upload it directly to your post rather than hosting it somewhere else, then click on the button while making a post, and follow the prompts. Images greater than 1300px in maximum dimension will be automatically resized using high quality resizing, so feel free to upload images of any size.


    Another option is to upload to our Gallery (instructions to be added at a later time).
     
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