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PostThu Jul 21, 2005 10:08 pm 
UPDATE: as of May 2021 you no longer need a photo host and can upload images directly in your post.  See here.

If you want to post an image, you'll need a photo host or website.  Not to worry!  If you don't have a photo host we recommend using flickr or google photos to post images here.  Why?  They offer free accounts and we've made it very easy to include images in your posts (see below).

flickr.com
- upload the image to flickr
- position your cursor where you want the image(s) to display in your post
- just above where you post a message, enter your flickr username (or email) in the box to the left of the "Pics" button, then click on the "Pics" button
- click on the photos you want to include in your post
- that's it! (alternatively, just paste the link to the flickr image or page in your post)

flickr notes:
- if your flickr username or email doesn't work then enter the xxxxxxxx@yyy that appears here under "useful values" (you must be logged in to flickr to see this) and make sure your photos are not hidden from third party sites
- by default, the description (or title) you give the image at flickr will be inserted in your post
- You can select another caption option in the drop down that appears to the top right when inserting images
- or add =some other caption after the URL in your post

Google photos
- upload the image to google photos
- tip: create a generic share album (e.g. nwhikers) and add photos you want to share here to that album so you don't have to keep generating new share links every time
- go to the album (or select a single photo or multiple photos if you don't want to put them in an album) and click on the < share icon at google photos to "get link"
- position your cursor where you want the image(s) to display in your post
- just above where you post a message, paste the link in the box to the left of the "Pics" button, then click on the "Pics" button
- click on the photos you want to include in your post
- that's it!

SmugMug
- upload the image to SmugMug
- position your cursor where you want the image(s) to display in your post
- just above where you post a message, enter your username.smugmug.com in the box to the left of the "Pics" button, then click on the "Pics" button
- click on the photos you want to include in your post
- that's it! (alternatively, see below)

All other websites (including photobucket, websh#ts, imagestation, dropbox, etc.)
- position your cursor where you want the image to display in your post
- just above where you post a message, click on the IMG button, paste the URL of the image, then OK
- that's it!
- to add an image description, use the following format: [img]url[/img]=some description

note for dropbox users: be sure to replace https://www.dropbox.com with https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com

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PostThu Jul 21, 2005 10:25 pm 
climbed observation rock which is the peak just in front of Rainier. this was taken at 6 am while haveing coffe in camp
climbed observation rock which is the peak just in front of Rainier. this was taken at 6 am while haveing coffe in camp

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PostThu Jul 21, 2005 10:26 pm 
See, piece of cake wasn't it? hockeygrin.gif

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PostThu Jul 21, 2005 10:27 pm 
Tom wrote:
See, piece of cake wasn't it? hockeygrin.gif

if I can do it any one can embarassedlaugh.gif
thanks

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PostThu Jul 21, 2005 10:41 pm 
Best of all, I won't need to send daily PMs to those who upload large images on our server after neglecting to read the attachment guidelines. biggrin.gif

Give it a whirl.  It's easy, and now you can put pictures wherever you want in a post, not to mention post as many as you want.  Just don't overdo it. paranoid.gif

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PostThu Jul 21, 2005 11:06 pm 
So what happens if flickr.com gets bought out by photomugopoly.net.  Do all the links become toast, or do they get preserved somehow?

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PostThu Jul 21, 2005 11:35 pm 
flickr.com was recently acquired by Yahoo, so it's relatively safe from photomugopoly.net.

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PostFri Jul 22, 2005 1:03 am 
Lately I've been trying to limit myself to linking the two pics they allow at WTA, this will be a major upgrade, nice job Thomas!

Edit: I just joined flickr, took like two minutes, very cool. Thanks again.

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PostFri Jul 22, 2005 2:22 am 
Slugman wrote:

I just joined flickr, took like two minutes, very cool.

ditto.gif  This was easy and self explanatory - Thanks for the link, Tom.

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PostFri Jul 22, 2005 1:26 pm 
Let me try!

Our new neighbor
Our new neighbor

By the way, I love the "don't overdo it" bit. I'm going to post links to my entire photo collection, now! eyes.gif

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PostFri Jul 22, 2005 2:09 pm 
polecatjoe, you may want to resize your pictures before uploading or you'll eat thru your 20MB monthly upload limit very quickly.

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PostFri Jul 22, 2005 2:45 pm 
Thanks, I think I have a handle on it now. Perhaps if I had read ALL of the instructions in the first place...

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PostSun Jul 24, 2005 4:41 pm 
Let's see if this works.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=28308812&size=s

Nope.    frown.gif

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PostSun Jul 24, 2005 4:50 pm 
Scrooge, I think the URL should look something like these:

Code:
http://photos23.flickr.com/28086619_3a2111f76e_m.jpg

or

Code:
http://photos23.flickr.com/28086619_3a2111f76e_s.jpg

gives

Ponds
Ponds

or

Ponds
Ponds

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PostMon Jul 25, 2005 9:22 am 
Scrooge wrote:
Let's see if this works.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=28308812&size=s

Nope.    frown.gif

Scrooge, it looks like you posted the URL of the webpage, not the picture.  Right click on the picture (then properties) to get the URL.

Reflection in tarn below Yellow Aster Butte
Reflection in tarn below Yellow Aster Butte

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