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Recipes Make Magic 08-27-2019 01:54 PM

Posting pics? Procedure?
 
Please help - I have very limited PC skills & need to know how to obtain the URL of a photo (which is asked for when I click on the picture icon in this forum). The pic is in my PC's' Pictures Library"

dragnlaw 08-27-2019 02:02 PM

there is a short cut way which I use, compliments of ... umm Andy or Craig?

While you are in "Reply to Thread" scroll down to "Additional Options".
Second box down it says "Attach Files"
In that box clic on 'Manage Attachments'

a box will open up that says..
Choose Files, clic there and you can go to your pictures, clic on the one you want. You can add several, hold the Ctl key or do them separately.
Follow instructions after that.

But there are a few limitations - I can't turn my pic around and I'm sure there are other things but this works for me.

Recipes Make Magic 08-27-2019 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragnlaw (Post 1602971)
there is a short cut way which I use, compliments of ... umm Andy or Craig?

While you are in "Reply to Thread" scroll down to "Additional Options".
Second box down it says "Attach Files"
In that box clic on 'Manage Attachments'

a box will open up that says..
Choose Files, clic there and you can go to your pictures, clic on the one you want. You can add several, hold the Ctl key or do them separately.
Follow instructions after that.

But there are a few limitations - I can't turn my pic around and I'm sure there are other things but this works for me.

Many thanks - I'll give it a try

Recipes Make Magic 08-27-2019 02:36 PM

ok - everything seemed to work out the way you described - right up to 'click on the one you want'


there were no instructions following that, at least none that I could see and understand,


when I went back to the 'addt'l options' section, under ' attach files'
this had appeared: verbatim - it looked like a link, which said:

IMG_762_ enchiladas(2).JPG(82.3KB)

(this is a photo of my chicken enchiladas, which I want to post)


Is that a URL ?


What do I do now to get it into the reply box - ?

GotGarlic 08-27-2019 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Recipes Make Magic (Post 1602976)
ok - everything seemed to work out the way you described - right up to 'click on the one you want'


there were no instructions following that, at least none that I could see and understand,


when I went back to the 'addt'l options' section, under ' attach files'
this had appeared: verbatim:


IMG_762_ enchiladas(2).JPG(82.3KB)

(above is a photo of my chicken enchiladas)


Is that a URL ?


What do I do now to get it into the reply box - ?

Using the Attachments feature is a different way to get the image into the post. Just finish and post and your photo should be there.

Recipes Make Magic 08-27-2019 03:05 PM

Many thanks GG - it worked - as you likely already know.
I thought I needed to somehow move the link of the picture that appeared, into the 'reply to thread' box first - it obviously gets moved there automatically.

dragnlaw 08-27-2019 04:32 PM

Sorry - should have mentioned that.

You can always "Preview Post" to check on your pic.

taxlady 08-27-2019 04:48 PM

Previewing the post is a good idea, especially when there is a picture.

taxlady 08-27-2019 04:53 PM

You could also make an album in your profile here and upload the picture. Go to "User CP" and in the left column, there is a link for "Pictures & Albums". Once you have uploaded your picture there, have a look at the picture. Below the picture you should see the URL for the picture.

Recipes Make Magic 08-27-2019 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1602991)
You could also make an album in your profile here and upload the picture. Go to "User CP" and in the left column, there is a link for "Pictures & Albums". Once you have uploaded your picture there, have a look at the picture. Below the picture you should see the URL for the picture.

Thanks, that's very helpful.

bbqcoder 08-27-2019 05:09 PM

Another option which is what I do for most forums is to post the picture to imgur. They will give you links that you can use on websites/forums.

Recipes Make Magic 08-27-2019 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1602991)
You could also make an album in your profile here and upload the picture. Go to "User CP" and in the left column, there is a link for "Pictures & Albums". Once you have uploaded your picture there, have a look at the picture. Below the picture you should see the URL for the picture.

Ok, but once I've opened the link to Albums & Pictures, there are no instructions -at least I don't see any - what's the procedure to upload pictures - how exactly do I go about doing that ?

taxlady 08-27-2019 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Recipes Make Magic (Post 1602995)
Ok, but once I've opened the link to Albums & Pictures, there are no instructions -at least I don't see any - what's the procedure to upload pictures - how exactly do I go about doing that ?

I don't remember what it looks like without any albums or pictures. Do you see anything that says "Add Album" or "Upload Pictures"?

Recipes Make Magic 08-27-2019 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1602996)
I don't remember what it looks like without any albums or pictures. Do you see anything that says "Add Album" or "Upload Pictures"?

No - absolutely nothing - this is what's so frustrating for a limited PC skills person - I need someone to tell me what I need to do, or go to, to upload pics from my library of Docs or Pics - a precise procedure.

Cooking Goddess 08-27-2019 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragnlaw (Post 1602986)
...You can always "Preview Post" to check on your pic.

That might work only on a laptop? I know when I post from my phone, I haven't found a way to "preview" before I submit for a post.

taxlady 08-27-2019 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Recipes Make Magic (Post 1603010)
No - absolutely nothing - this is what's so frustrating for a limited PC skills person - I need someone to tell me what I need to do, or go to, to upload pics from my library of Docs or Pics - a precise procedure.

This is what the FAQ says about it: Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums - FAQ: User Profile Features

What does it look like when you click the Albums & Pictures link?

Recipes Make Magic 08-28-2019 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1603017)
This is what the FAQ says about it: Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums - FAQ: User Profile Features

What does it look like when you click the Albums & Pictures link?

Thanks for taking the time to help me learn something new.

With this 'albums' feature, I just had a dumb brain lapse - finally realized that all I had to do was fill in the 3 small boxes that arose in order to actually open a new album - i.e. select from the menu of various food categories, give the album a title, and briefly identify it's use/purpose.

Once that was done, an album was created, which then produced action when clicking on the 'upload pics' feature by bringing up the 'browse' box - so simple - all the while I was stupidly looking for instructions to tell me what to do, instead of just completing the boxes shown after clicking on the 'albums' feature.

So, I finally got it done - thanks again.

taxlady 08-28-2019 11:06 AM

There are advantages to storing pix on DC. A while back one of the hosting companies changed its policies. I think you couldn't link your pix unless you had a paid subscription. In any case, a whole bunch of picture links here quit working. That won't happen with pix hosted here.

dragnlaw 08-28-2019 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1603059)
There are advantages to storing pix on DC. A while back one of the hosting companies changed its policies. I think you couldn't link your pix unless you had a paid subscription. In any case, a whole bunch of picture links here quit working. That won't happen with pix hosted here.

LOL... Careful taxy! I was once a member of another very popular forum, when it closed I lost a fair amount of info. (but at least my pics were on my 'puter) Never say never! :lol::rofl:

Andy M. 08-28-2019 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1603059)
There are advantages to storing pix on DC. A while back one of the hosting companies changed its policies. I think you couldn't link your pix unless you had a paid subscription. In any case, a whole bunch of picture links here quit working. That won't happen with pix hosted here.

I've never used a photo hosting service. Never felt the need. All my photos are on my laptop. When I want to post a photo, DC's software allows me to select photo from my photo files and post it here. Although my photos are full-sized, DC's software resizes it so it works here. Easy peasy.


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