Join LibraryThing to post.
First you need to upload the picture either to your profile gallery or to your junk folder on LT
Second you need to copy the address of the image. On a Mac you need to right-click and choose "Copy Image Address" on a PC you need to right-click and choose I think preferences and in the window copy the address source for the link.
Second you need to use a single line html code explained here: http://htmldog.com/reference/htmltags/img/
just forget the alt code and add the link that
This also provides with good examples
>2 ironjaw: I didn't known this junk drawer feature. But how do you upload something into it?
>4 Pepys: My dear fellow Pepys, either go to your "Home" and see on the lower left side menu "Unused" under "Discover" here you can see a widget called "Junk Drawer" where you can upload pictures via the plus sign.
OR go to your "Profile" > "Your member gallery" on the extreme upper right, and then on your left upper side there is "Junk Drawer"
>5 ironjaw: Thanks. I had missed the "Add picture" click when I discovered the "Junk drawer".
If you wish, you can post a photo anywhere on the net (Flickr, Photobucket, your personal website etc.) as a jpg file and post it to the FSD forum by using the following in your post:-
but note that the formula has to be changed so that x is the "less than" symbol and y is the "greater than" symbol, and the URL of your picture is placed between the quotation marks.
NB: Photobucket no longer works.
The actual formula for posting a picture to an LT forum, cannot be shown on the forum directly because it tries to act on the formula, so to make the entry above a bit clearer I have taken a photo of the formula, posted it to my junk image page and then uploaded it here.
This is the formula you need to use to post a picture on any LT forum:-
The URL of your picture site on the web is placed between the quotation marks.
This topic has also been added to the FSD group website wiki at :-
so that it can be found easily and referred to in the future.
That photograph-the-text-and-post-the-image is an ingenious workaround. I prefer to use HTML escape characters as follows:
In this case I used < for <, : for the colon, and > for >. Everything else is typed as you see it.
You can find a full list of the codes by Googling "HTML escape characters".
Or you can use the following free link:
and copy/paste the string.
>13 GOBOGIE: You have to get the URL of the image itself, not the page it's on. Hover over the image, right click and then copy the image url. I'm not sure what browser you have, so I'm not sure the exact wording for the menu that pop up.
Here is the URL of that book: http://pics.cdn.librarything.com/picsizes/1a/77/1a77984e9aea90963676d706b77434b4...
My first attempt at adding pictures to a post using the link described above was only partially successful. The pictures appeared but were a fraction of the size of the original images I have on my computer.
Any advice on how to avoid this in future?
Include the size parameter in the string, such as width=300. Try out result with the preview option.
Edited for correct parameter
Thank you. That works although it looks a little pixelated in the preview when I increase the size
>20 Cat_of_Ulthar: Where is your image located? Its resolution might have been downgraded when you uploaded it somewhere. I assume you're sure that your original image is of high resolution and looks good when bloated. I usually upload pics straight to my Junk folder here on LT. Go to your profile, member gallery, then click on Add another picture. Select "Junk drawer" in the dropdown. After image is uploaded, go to the junk drawer, click on your picture first to see the full-size pic, right-click on it, Copy image address. Then when you use that address in your post, if the original pic is large, you might have to actually downsize it rather then bloat it.
Edit: Actually, thinking of it, it sounds like you probably just got the image address of the picture thumbnail rather than the actual picture. So wherever you uploaded it, just make sure to actually click on the picture to see it full-scale, and only then right-click to get the image address. Otherwise, if you click on image thumbnail, you'll get the address of the thumbnail.
I probably did click on the thumbnail. I tried again and it enlarged with less pixelation.
I suspect the images may also have been downgraded when I uploaded them. I put them in my member gallery but I'll try using the Junk drawer next time and see if it makes a difference.
Stupid question time. How do I delete a message if it has outlived its worth?
Click on "More" at bottom of a post that YOU have posted, and the option to delete appears.
Click on "More" for some one else's post, and you get a different set of options.
I was being genuinely stupid there.
(It's late in this part of the world. Doh!)
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