View Full Version : How to: Post images

09-17-2006, 06:52 AM
There are several ways to post images.
If you have the picture you want to post on your computer the easiest way to post an image is to simply attach the image to your post. Here is how to attach a picture:

Press the button manage attachments which is located in the additional options box below the main post box. Below first submit button.

You than simply browse your computer files and choose the file you want to upload. When you found it press the upload button. You should than see the current attachments ox appear with in it. You can now choose to upload another file or if your done press the close this window button.

You can se which file types you are allowed to upload on the manage attachments screen.

It is also possible to attach files already on the internet simply by entering the complete URL (internet address) to the file in the "Upload File from an URL" field and than pressing the upload button next to it.

If the picture you want to post already is hosted somewhere on the web (i.e. photobucket or similar) you can use VB code to post it. Simply type:

URL to picture I.e. if the complete URL (internet address) for the picture is http://www.url.com/picture.jpg you type:

http://www.url.com/picture.jpg To post the picture.

You can also use an advanced image insertion VB code which allows you to wrap text around the picture itself. This code is used in much the same way as above but instead of:

URL to picture
You use:

URL to picture
You will however have to define if you want the image to be left or right aligned as shown below.

[ximg=left] or [ximg=right] The difference between the two options is shown below:
Regular image tag:

This is an image of a altolamprologus calvus.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/images/Freshwater/altolamprologus_calvus_male_1.jpgaltolamprologus calvus is a fairly common cichlid in the aquarium hobby and is normally found in lake Tanganyika in Africa. Yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa

Advanced image tag:

This is an image of a altolamprologus calvus.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/images/Freshwater/altolamprologus_calvus_male_1.jpg altolamprologus calvus is a fairly common cichlid in the aquarium hobby and is normally found in lake Tanganyika in Africa. Yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa yadaa

06-15-2007, 05:01 PM
i figured it out but how do you start an album of your pics

06-15-2007, 10:07 PM
nice pic. What are those three balls?

06-15-2007, 10:54 PM
the yellow one is marble and the green and blue are cats eye i have some other colors i was thinking of adding but not sure yet oh and thank you

06-16-2007, 06:27 AM
hmmm didnt work...

Lady Hobbs
06-16-2007, 10:47 AM
Andrea, I tried it as well and it wouldn't work for me either. I wish pictures could be loaded from a folder rather than a website.

11-09-2007, 06:51 AM
Gotta find my way around here.
Let me try this


Hey! you are the man! it worked

Lady Hobbs
11-09-2007, 10:48 AM
I don't go thru all that. Can't figure it out myself and too techie for this brain.

Within the forum, if you have a pic on a website, you can just copy and paste right to your post.

In the contests, tho, all pictures must be thumbnail size and those go under the body of the post. You click on Go Advanced and in Manage Attachments you can enter either the url or a picture on your computer.

We do try to keep the pictures under 800 pixels so they don't throw the margins off in the forum.

You did good!!!!!!!!

02-27-2008, 02:23 AM
How do I post a thumbbnail rather than a huge image?

02-27-2008, 02:26 AM
convert it to thumbnail, you can do it on photobucket, my computer automatically makes thumbnails though

06-20-2009, 08:24 PM
Thank you for the step!

10-12-2009, 11:20 PM
how can i upload an image that exceeds the size limitations?

12-10-2009, 04:12 AM
pic of my 2 german blue rams

ah ha it did work

01-30-2010, 09:47 PM
That was sooooo funny!
And a good question too :newbie:

01-30-2010, 10:31 PM
What if the url goes to a whole album of pictures at a normal web site?

01-30-2010, 10:46 PM
Thats so funny LMAO.

nice pic. What are those three balls?

07-30-2010, 11:47 PM
Can we do this ourselves or does a moderator have to do it. I made a mistake on naming one of my photos and uploaded it again with the correct name (celestial eye goldfish). Now I need the one with wrong ID deleted. Thanks, Bludusty

Lady Hobbs
07-31-2010, 01:31 AM
Click on the thumbnail photo to bring up the large photo and under it should be options for editing or deleting.

08-01-2010, 03:03 AM
Thank you Lady Hobbs but when I click on the thumbnail image, I only see these options.

Add to Favorites · Post a Comment · Report Photo · Send as e-Card · Receive Email Updates
Print View

Am I doing something wrong?

10-22-2011, 11:12 PM
it will only let me post one pic in my album, trying to figure out why it wont let me post more

10-22-2011, 11:18 PM
When you want to post a picture at this forum, there is a section below where we post called, "Attach Files". Here you will see a box which says "Manage attachments".
Click on this and you will be able to down load pictures from your computer if they are the correct size.

I and others here use Photobucket because (I am lazy) and they size the pictures correctly. It is free to join there.

10-23-2011, 03:32 AM
finally able to post some i had to resize, thanks!!
they under my album:)

02-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Does anyone know how to upload from a smartphone? I have a HTC EVO and I can click manage attachments, but then when I hit choose file nothing happens. I'm not very techie tho, so I'm prob doing something wrong. Lol.

seb's fish
09-23-2012, 12:49 AM
How do you get photobucket?

09-23-2012, 12:52 AM
Log on to their wedbsite (photobucket.com) and create a account. Follow thier instructions for up-loading your pics there and you should be fine

seb's fish
09-23-2012, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the super fast response! =) =)

09-23-2012, 05:21 PM
I thought I would add a little more detail to using URLs to post pictures on the forum. I’m using photobucket as one example as I already have an account set-up there. Other image hosting sites work just as well. There are other ways to do this this is just how I post images

Step 1:
Open your account and find the picture that you would like to post

Step 2:
Click on the photo to enlarge it on your screen

Step 3:
Right click on the image. When the drop down menu appears, click on “properties”.

Step 4
Sellect the website address for your photo in the drop down box that appeared. That would be all of the text which appears before the 3 letter file extension (including the extension). Once selected, right click on thr select text and select “copy” Do not select the text that appears after the file extension

09-23-2012, 05:21 PM
Step 5:
Go to create a post in the forum just as you as always do. Now click on the insert image icon

Step 6:
When this new dialog box opens up, erase the text in it and past the web address for your photo in this spot and click on “OK”

Step 7 :
The web address will be automatically formatted and placed in your post

Step 8:
Click on “Post reply” and you photo will be displayed


10-17-2012, 02:09 PM
How do you post video? Thanks!

03-10-2013, 02:05 PM
FYI if anybody is having problems recently with pictures, I have not been able to upload any to this site for the last week. The same pictures I can upload to other forums so not sure what the problem is. Anyways, when I posted them on a remote server they worked.

Here my super 250 gallon tank if anyone wants a peek (uploaded to remote server):

03-10-2013, 02:12 PM
If you resize you picture to 800 by 800 pixels, you will be able to upload them directly to this site

If you up-load them to another site, you can use these instructions to post a pic here by using the URL

07-04-2013, 04:19 AM
How do you add a pic from the gallery into a post?

08-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Hey guys, mind if I test posting a picture in this thread?

08-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Oh snap! Time to start le journal!

02-01-2014, 07:07 PM
Isn't it allowed to post pics by tapatalk???

02-01-2014, 07:48 PM
It should work to post pictures with Tapatalk. anyone else having this problem?

02-01-2014, 07:51 PM
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Hey it worked now. In other threads I got the text adding pics wasn't allowed. Thanks !!!

02-01-2014, 08:39 PM
good to see that it worked. dont know why you got the message before.

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