Topics to be covered include (1) making a basic image post vs. an "inline" attachment post and (2) posting an image from your computer vs an Internet URL. First we will go through the basic steps of posting an image from your computer.Making a basic image post vs. an "inline" attachment post (from your hard drive)
Step 1. Once you have decided to post an image from your computer, in a new message post or a reply, proceed normally and then look at the bottom of the posting screen for the three tabs, Options, Upload attachment, and Poll creations (see below).
Step 2. Select the "Upload attachment" tab. Then click in the filename box or the browse tab. Doing this will open your file manager dialog box.
Step 3. With the dialog box open, browse to the folder containing the file you wish to post and select it and then follow the normal procedure for completing the selection (in the image below using Windows XP, it is the Open button).
Step 4. To load the file into the forum posting you then click on the "Add the file" button.
Step 5. Make an optional file comment in the "File comment" box of the posted attachments section of the post.
Step 6. Add text to your posting if you have not done so already.
Step 7. Post your image and comments by clicking on the standard "Submit" button. Resulting post is shown below.
Step 8. An "Inline Attachment." Using the "Place inline" feature provides more control for image placement in your posting. Clicking on "Place inline" puts code in your posting that has your file name with two bookend "attachment codes." This enables you to change the order of several image attachments in your post by cutting and pasting ("moving") the code around. You probably won't have that control with simple posts as done above in previous steps.
Step 9. The final result is shown here. (This post actually consists of 9 inline attachments with text comments above each image.)Posting an image from an Internet Link
Go to Step 2 above and click on the "Upload attachment" tab. Paste the URL into the "File Name" box of the "File Upload" window and select "Open" to complete the process. Then continue with the remaining steps as discussed above.Posting an image file from Photobucket
This is the photo from Photobucket (http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u327 ... quiver.jpg
). Use the procedures noted above and then after the image is uploaded select "Place inline" from the "Posted Attachments" section below the message box.