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how to post pictures in answers

Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:29 am

Hi,

I have a question about posting pictures onto answers. Whenever I click on the image button, it does this, and I don't know what to do

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I appreciate any help. Many thanks.

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Re: how to post pictures in answers

Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:29 pm

UAL747422 wrote:
Hi,
I have a question about posting pictures onto answers. Whenever I click on the image button, it does this, and I don't know what to do
[img][img]

First question; is this picture a photo from here on a.net? Or from elsewhere on the internet?
Note you cannot insert a (personal/private) image that only exists on your computer or phone.

Short answer; firstly you need to identify the URL address associated with the picture, then copy & paste it into your answer here on a.net.
Then you need to select the URL text such that it acquires a light blue background, and NOW you can click on the insert image button.
This action places small scripts identified by square brackets [like this] on either side of the URL text.

Here it is , step-by-step
STEP 1; Having selected the appropriate picture, right-click anywhere on the image.
STEP 2; From the dialogue box, choose the final item "Properties"
STEP 3; From this new dialogue box, select and copy the "address: (URL)" - this will usually start "http.....", and end with ".....jpg" Make sure you get it all.
STEP 4; Paste this URL address into your a.net answer,
STEP 5; Use the cursor to select this text (blue background), then click on the Insert image icon.
This action automatically places small scripts identified by square brackets [like this] on either side of the URL address

Here is a URL address from the Wikipedia page on the recent lunar eclipse. It allows you to access the image, but it doesn't display it here on a.net.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... clipse.jpg

And here it is again with the relevant [script] boxes placed one at the beginning and also at the end. Only you cannot see the scripts, because the whole thing now turns into an image.

Image


It is a similar procedure to using PHOTOID, except that only works for photos sourced here on a.net.
i.e.
1) Identify a relevant photo, and note the #number
2) Copy & paste, or simply type the number, omitting the "#"
3) Use your cursor to highlight the number e.g. 4825649
4) Click PHOTOID; this action places small scripts identified by square brackets [like this] on either side of the number.
5) Tidy up any spaces, commas, line returns etc that interrupt the script, so that you are left with
[photoid]z4825649[/photoid]
I am forced to introduce a rogue "z" to demonstrate the correct script, otherwise it automatically becomes...
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Re: how to post pictures in answers

Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Thank you for helping me understand. I really appreciate it. Also, love your signature at the bottom! :D
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