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    Dry Fly Guy
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    In an effort to head off as many issues as I can, and to assist anyone who might be having a problem, I thought I’d give you a step-by-step to including images in your posts.

    Begin composing your post and where you would like to insert an image, place your cursor.  (See screenshot below.)Screenshot1

    To include an image in your post, you’ll first need to host the image(s) elsewhere. So open another tab or window in your browser and get that done.  You can use photobucket.com, flickr.com, or even facebook.com to host your images. Once your images are hosted on the internet somewhere, navigate to the image you would like to use.  In the screenshot below I have navigated to my Photobucket account, and then to the image I want to use.

    Screenshot3 This is a screen shot of my Photobucket account, and I have Control-Clicked (right clicked) on the image I want to use.

    Right click (Control-click on a Mac) directly on the image you want to use, and it will bring up a menu of commands. (See screenshot above.)  The name of the command you need will depend on the browser you use. In Chrome, select “Copy Image URL.” In Firefox, select “Copy Image Location.” In Safari, (which is what I use) select “Copy Image Address“. If you are unlucky enough to be using Internet Explorer, select ‘Properties,’ then when it brings up the image information, highlight the information in “Address (URL)” and copy it (CTRL-C to copy).

    Alternatively, you can just copy the URL from the image info provided by your image hosting service.  (See screenshot below.)  Photobucket users should copy the “Direct” url NOT the “IMG” url. Irregardless of how you get it though, you’ll need to copy the image’s location (url) so you can paste it into your post.

    Screenshot2 Same Photobucket account and image, just another way to copy the url that you’ll need to paste into your post. Be sure you are copying the “Direct” url if you are using Photobucket.

    Once you have the image’s url location copied and are ready to paste it, go back to your post in the other tab or window where you left it, and ensure your typing cursor is where you want the image to end up. (See screenshot below.)  Screenshot4

    Now Click the [ img ] button at the top of your typing window (See screenshot below.) and it will bring up a small dialog box asking for the URL. Paste your image’s url into this dialogue box and click OK.

    Important Note: Please ensure that this box is empty before pasting into it, or you may end up with an extra “http://” and links that don’t work.

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    Another dialogue box will then appear asking for a description of the image.  (See screenshot below.)  You can enter a description of the image if you’d like, or just click OK.  Screenshot7

    When you click OK it will place the image’s url into your post in the location your cursor was at.  PLEASE NOTE:  The actual image DOES NOT show up at this time (See screenshot below.) because it is not being stored on the forum’s server. The image still resides with your photo hosting service, and your post is merely “pointing” to it.

    Screenshot8 Only the image’s URL will be seen in your composing / editiing window.

    Add any other information you want to your post (See screenshot below.) and then simply submit it. Once it is submitted the image will show up in the location you placed it in your post.Screenshot9

    The post now has your image, and all should be well.  (See screenshot below.)Screenshot10

    You may place as many images as you would like to in a post, you just insert each one independently by repeating the copy and paste process for each URL.  It’s much harder to explain here than it is to actually do it, so don’t be shy and show us your pictures.

    But if you have any problems or questions please let me know, and you are certainly free to post images below if you’d care to practice.

    ~ DFG

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    #2577

    Dry Fly Guy
    Keymaster

    This is how you place an image into your post. (Please see the new and improved step-by-step above.)

    I’m wanting to place an image right after this line, so I place my cursor where the “X” is below.

    The image will now show above this when I click on submit below and post this reply.

    ~ DFG

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