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How to post images
Posted by: peter (IP Logged)
Date: June 04, 2006 03:21PM

There are three stages to posting an image:

First, make sure it's a sensible size and file size, and (usually) in JPG format. A good size to aim for is around 600 pixels wide, and under 100k in file size. If that confuses you, try e.g.


to read about some basics of image preparation. I've heard that Google Picasa:


is a good freebie image editor. Another less polished but very fast and effective one is Irfanview:


Then, once your image is the right size, you need to put it up on the web somewhere: often your ISP (Internet Service Provider, the people who provide your web connection) will have given you free space - see their instructions as to how to use it. Or, use a free photo hosting service such as one of the following:




Finally, you need to put a link to that image in your post, surrounding it with [img ] and [/img ] tags as follows:

[img ]http://www.velovision.co.uk/mag/issue16/covergrab16.jpg[/img ]

I've added spaces before the final closing square brackets of the tags so you can see the code, not the image. The bit in the middle is the URL (=web address) of your image. To get this, get the image up on your web browser, right click and select 'properties'. The URL should be shown.

Remove the spaces in the tags and lo! It appears thus:


IMPORTANT: Please only link like this to images which you host or have put up on the web yourself. Linking direct to an image from a news site or the like is 'stealing' their bandwidth, without giving them the opportunity to show you photo credits, adverts or other things necessary for bill paying. If you want to show such things, put a normal, non-image link to the page containing it.

Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 30/06/2011 10:52AM by peter.

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