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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
How can I add images to my thread?
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:07 PM

Hi. I would like to post a thread and add a photo of my new model kit but, after clicking the image option, I don't know how to add my photo.

Can you help me?

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Monday, January 11, 2021 11:12 PM

Hello. I need help to add an image to my post. is there somebody that can help me?

  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 11, 2021 11:25 PM

You need to have your image on an image hosting site. Copy the img code of your photo off of the image host site and then paste it into the source line of the image sub menu when you click on that icon while making a post.

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:41 AM

stikpusher

You need to have your image on an image hosting site. Copy the img code of your photo off of the image host site and then paste it into the source line of the image sub menu when you click on that icon while making a post.

 

That is really good advice. I use IMGUR as a hosting site. It's free. You may also need to resize your images to about 600x450.

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Posted by ww2Xplorer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:48 AM

Thanks everyone. I will try to post a new thread to see if it's working.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:36 AM

I see that you successfully posted an image. Now try some of the different coding to play with the image sizing. Not giant, but not thumbnails either.

 

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  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by ww2Xplorer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:43 AM

How do I play with the coding?

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:48 AM

I don’t know how your chosen image host site Imgur works, as I use a different site. But the site that I use offers multiple choices of image codes to copy and paste for sharing. If yours does, try copying each one and see what the results are. Then remember which one gives you the image size and appearance that looks best.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by rcguy on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:19 PM

I can not for the life of me figure this out to post photo's.

Can some one explain this in simple terms if possible or an easier way of doing this.

I'm on a number of different hobby forums and this is way to complicated on FSM.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:39 PM

I use Imgur for hosting my photos.

Here is what I do to add pictures to my posts with Imgur:

 

1. I login to Imgur and find the picture I want to post:

2. On the Direct Link Option click "Copy".

3. Now go to FSM forum and find the Thread you want to add the picture too.

4. Find the post and click the "Reply" button. (If you do not see a reply button, you may need to refresh the browser screen. Or go to another post that does have a "Reply" Button.) You should see the next picture:

5. The add picture icon is circled in Red. Click on it, the next pic will show you what needs to be added:

6. Source circled in Red is where you will paste the copied information from Imgur, or any hosting site. Then I set dimensions to 500 X 350 and I leave Constrain proportion checked. These are arbitrary numbers, they can be set to whatever your prference may be. I do not add an Image Description, however you can if you like. 

7. Click "OK" to add the picture. At this time you still have not posted the post, and you can go back and make adjustments. When done, click on "Submit your reply" at the bottom of the page.

8. Hope this helps.

 Bruce

 

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  • Member since
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Posted by rcguy on Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:08 AM

Thank you hogfanfs.

I'll give it a try this weekend.

Why do they make you take this long convoluted route just to post photos???

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:38 PM

rcguy

Thank you hogfanfs.

I'll give it a try this weekend.

Why do they make you take this long convoluted route just to post photos???

 

You're welcome, I hope it works.

FSM does this because they do not want to pay for the overhead for server space to store all these photos from all these users. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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