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    Posting images to Imgur

    To get pics in your post the best way is to host on imgur.com

    You sign up with an email address - very easy. Imgur is a community so you can actually make your stuff public and interact with people on there - but I use it purely for hosting and keep my profile private.

    Anyway, this is what your library looks like - you can also break it up into albums, but this works for me.



    You can drag and drop directly onto this page from your desktop or a folder on your computer. You can do it with multiple images at the same time. or you can click 'add images' and hunt for them in the traditional way to upload.



    When you click on an image in your library, this box pops up. I usually choose 'large thumbnail' (in the bottom right hand corner) for forums like this.

    I normally click on the 'direct link' code in the boxes on the right hand side. This automatically copies the code to your clipboard.



    Then come back to your Pitbul forum post and paste (Ctrl V) into your comment.

    Then either side of that code you need to type (img) in front of it and (/img) behind it, but use the square brackets --> [.

    (If you reply with quote to this comment, you will see what I mean re the brackets)

    *I have since noticed that they have added a BB code for forums and message boards with the "img" code already included - you can use that to skip the above step*

    Then it will hotlink back to imgur and appear in your post. This also helps you get around the 5 photo limit on here. You can also post any size pic if you hot link, so you are not limited to the 1500px width or 1mb file size of the forum uploader.
    Last edited by Sonic Mountain; 08-12-2017 at 05:39 AM.
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    Thanks Sonic - have copied the post to here and made it a Sticky! Help people find it in future!

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    I have Imgur, but found it awkward that random people started commenting on photos I posted in a car forum, that they aren't a member of. I've changed the privacy settings, since.
    Since the demise of Photobucket's image hosting, I've helped edit hundreds of posts to restore the photos to the threads for users whose images have disappeared. Flickr.com seemed a lot easier to use than Imgur, Postimg.org is a real pain, you can't look at a users' album.

    With Tapatalk, you can upload on the run, but you can't go back to look at the images that you've downloaded to re post them, unless you copy the link from your original post.

    So for now, I use Tapatalk for trivial stuff, then upload the photos to Flickr.com to store images I may want to re-post in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    Thanks Sonic - have copied the post to here and made it a Sticky! Help people find it in future!
    Cheers Brendan -I wondered how I did that when I was asleep
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    Build 3 - The Black Cherry SG - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8121

    Build 4 - The Sonicaster - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8291

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanny View Post
    I have Imgur, but found it awkward that random people started commenting on photos I posted in a car forum, that they aren't a member of. I've changed the privacy settings, since.
    Yeah, thats important if you just want to use it for hosting and not participate in the community. I got on it because I spend a lot of time on Reddit and Imgur was originally developed as a photo hoster for that site. Really what ever works for you - it just takes getting used to like anything else.
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    Build 2 - The Relliecaster -http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8005

    Build 3 - The Black Cherry SG - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8121

    Build 4 - The Sonicaster - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8291

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    Thanks Sonic, I'll give it a go. Loading pics directly into this forum is a bit restricting.

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    Thanks Sonic, this is really helpful!

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    excellent find Sonic been looking for this exact host since photobucket got greedy nice one mate 👍👍👍

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    There's a lot to be said for having your own dotcom :-)
    Mine costs about US$130 every three years, and there are no storage, upload or download limits.
    You're not limited by email account attachment size limitations or mail fret-bots that think you might be sending something nefarious.
    People downloading your files don't have to set up dodgy accounts or wade through minefields of misleading links etc etc.
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    Well that's odd; this forum still copies the original file to their server and displays that.
    Are you sure you can't hot-link? (Although it's not really hot-linking; its actually automatically copying and saving).

    Let's try it with some smilies from another site I often visit:
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    Yep, same thing.
    The only disadvantage of this over direct hot-linking is that this image won't change if the original one does, but I don't see how that's such an issue.

    Or am I missing something?
    Last edited by Keith Walters; 21-12-2017 at 01:22 PM.

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    When you are linking an image on here there should be checkbox for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally", unchecking that will make the file load from the external server.
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