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Subject: Inserting picture into forum posts?
Date Posted: 1/14/2011 10:45 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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Somehow I've missed how to do that. And I can't find it in the help section.

I want to be able to insert pictures in my forums posts. Not sigs or icons.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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It depends on your browser - using Firefox - I find the picture I want to post from the internet (it must be online, it cannot be a picture on your computer).  I make sure I have two browser windows open - one with the photo and one with the Post a Reply box. I click my left mouse button and while holding it down, drag the image to the Post A Reply box, then release.  The image shows up in the Post a Reply box.

I haven't had any luck with other browsers.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I have IE and I copy and paste the pics I want to post.  They have to be on the internet already, like on Facebook, etc.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 10:57 AM ET
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It depends on your browser - using Firefox - I find the picture I want to post from the internet (it must be online, it cannot be a picture on your computer).

Thanks, Mary and Mary!

I was hoping to use pictures from my computer. Urgh. I'll go look for a picture hosting site then.

Any good suggestions?

Or where I could set up a free web page? I used to have one, years ago, but it's been a while and I don't even know if there are any free hosting sites like Geocities anymore.

 

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 11:09 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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You can just open the picture in your browser, it doesn't actually have to be online.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 11:11 AM ET
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I use photobucket for my online storage.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 11:13 AM ET
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Just to be more clear, you can use your browser to view a photo from your hard drive, and then you can drag it from there.  It doesn't actually have to be uploaded to the internet at all.

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Sorry!  Double post!



Last Edited on: 1/14/11 11:13 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/14/2011 11:14 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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Just to be more clear, you can use your browser to view a photo from your hard drive, and then you can drag it from there.

Okay, cool! I think I can figure that out. Maybe. Lol.

 

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 11:42 AM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2006
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copying and pasting from my computer doesn't work in Firefox or IE.  I can only get it to work if the picture is online.

 

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 1:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2009
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I'm running IE8 on Windows 7 and I can't post pics either. Copy and paste doesn't work.Neither does the click and drag. I wish I could figure it out. :(

Date Posted: 1/14/2011 4:25 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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I'm with Rhonda, no luck posting from my computer in Firefox or IE.  All successful methods I've read seem to involve an online pitt stop...something about acquiring the proper formatting?

ETA - for clarification.  I can post an avatar pic from my computer, but not in the body of a post.

 



Last Edited on: 1/14/11 4:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 1/14/2011 5:24 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Yep, I've tried multiple times to post a photo from my computer using instructions members shared here, but no good!

 

Just tried again--- the profile page actually has been updated since I last tried, it appeared it worked, but I can't "see" it on my posts yet!



Last Edited on: 1/14/11 5:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 2