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Old 09-16-2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Posting pics sequenced with narrative

Whats is the best way to post pictures in sequence along with a narrative?

An example of what I'm asking about; lets say I made a recipe/meal that I took pics along the way as I did, and I want to describe it in blog style format such as:

"I made this great recipe. Here are the ingredients I used
<picture of stuff inserted after that line and before the next>


I began by chopping stuff up like this
<picture inserted showing chopped stuff>


I cooked the stuff like this
<picture inserted showing the stuff cooking>


it came out like this
<picture inserted showing what it looks like>"

From what I've seen (I think), using the file uploader, pictures are relegated all to the end of a post.

When I click "insert picture" it asks for a URL, which means the picture would have needed to be uploaded somewhere to be addressed by a URL.

It looks like there is no simple direct upload feature when I can browse my computer and upload pics inserted along the way as a narrative is written. Is that correct?

Do I need to use a third party server to upload pics, then address them at that server? Or is the method to create albums here, then there would be a URL from that album used to insert the pics in the manner I am trying to do?

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 09-16-2018, 05:14 PM   #2
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If you upload the pictures to an album on DC, you can add them by entering a url.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:28 PM   #3
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Set up the text of your post using the Advanced reply editor (Go advanced).

Scroll down to "manage attachments" and add all the images you have in mind. Upload the images but do not submit your post yet.

Next click where you want to add an image in your text. I recommend doing this at the beginning of a new line either above or below your text.

Now click on the paperclip icon at the top of the text editor to see a list of images you have just uploaded. Select the image and insert. repeat the process until you have all images added to your post.

You post can look like this:


This is a donut:


Name:   donut_cake.jpg
Views: 139
Size:  8.6 KB


This is a better Donut:

Click image for larger version

Name:	sprinkles.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	33.6 KB
ID:	31530

This is a perfect donut:


Name:   donut_bacon.jpg
Views: 140
Size:  21.4 KB
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:22 PM   #4
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If you mean showing in a continuous video what you are cooking (and also edited ) , that might take some work on your part.

Not impossible. Challenging? Yes.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:41 PM   #5
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When I want to add multiple pics in one post with a short descriptive text for each, I do it pretty much like Janet described.

I didn't know about the "advanced" reply though - I don't think I've ever noticed that. I click on the little paperclip icon, a browser pops up where I can search my pics and upload them here, and then use 'manage attachments' as Janet said. I always click on "preview post" just before I hit "submit" - just to make sure everything appears the way I meant for it to.

I'll have to look for 'advanced' next time I upload multiple pics.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:19 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, looks like I have a couple angles to go at it...and Janet...you just HAD to pick doughnuts...and me...on a low carb diet...


I suspect there will be a lot of that...being a cooking site and all!
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:34 PM   #7
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Janet H,


It DID work exactly as you described. I did run in to the 15 pic per post limit though! I was just trying to do step by step pics and had to reply to complete it all.


We'll see if any of it is appreciated. There are some very acerbic people here, but that goes along with the territory of actual Chefs (of which I am not one, my family and friends call me that), many of whom are known to be jerks...it seems to go with the profession so often...I've worked with them building and retrofitting kitchens, its just the way it is sometimes. That's OK, I can take my gloves off for them and hopefully enjoy some conversation with those here who are actually nice.


Thanks again to all.
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:44 PM   #8
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I gave up doing that after PhotoBucket made rule changes a couple of years back. I don't post as many photos as I used to.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:35 AM   #9
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I think I am now remembering the other reason I stopped posting here a couple years back, and its the fact that it seems not many folks here are really interested in detailed cooking posts with step by step photos, and I wasted my time thinking some may find that interesting and useful. Not their fault if they are not in to it.



I'm starting to see the same thing again. Crickets except a few folks. Not that I'm looking for a popularity contest or trying to impress people or whatever, just genuinely trying to share and hopefully others to share so I can learn from them. I'm not sure this site has the "mood" for that, I may just be misreading what could be...or my content is just not that interesting to the folks here. We'll see. I'll try a couple more constructed step by step cooking posts and quit if there is no interest.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:39 PM   #10
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I gave up doing that after PhotoBucket made rule changes a couple of years back. I don't post as many photos as I used to.
Also, another reason is since there are so many detailed YouTube videos out there I stopped doing sequence photos here and on other non-food related discussion forums I belong to. I've noticed this trend. People are not creating detailed step-by-step photo threads like before... not just here.
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