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Dec 13, 2014, 8:18am Top

How to upload a picture in a post?

Edited: Dec 13, 2014, 9:12am Top

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

Dec 13, 2014, 9:17am Top

Thanks ironman i`ll look into it :)

Dec 13, 2014, 10:40am Top

>2 ironjaw: I didn't known this junk drawer feature. But how do you upload something into it?

Dec 13, 2014, 12:03pm Top

>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"

Dec 13, 2014, 1:47pm Top

>5 ironjaw: Thanks. I had missed the "Add picture" click when I discovered the "Junk drawer".

Edited: Oct 7, 3:51pm Top

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:-
xIMG SRC="http://host.com/picture.jpg"y
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.

Edited: Oct 7, 3:50pm Top

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.

Dec 14, 2014, 8:23am Top

Thanks Carter. I`ll look into this when i have time/take time ..

Dec 14, 2014, 5:28pm Top

That photograph-the-text-and-post-the-image is an ingenious workaround. I prefer to use HTML escape characters as follows:

<img src="http://host.com/picture.jpg">.

In this case I used &lt; for <, &#58; for the colon, and &gt; for >. Everything else is typed as you see it.

You can find a full list of the codes by Googling "HTML escape characters".

Dec 15, 2014, 5:06am Top

Or you can use the following free link:


and copy/paste the string.

Dec 15, 2014, 7:09am Top

>11 drasvola: What a great resource. I will be remembering it.

Aug 20, 2015, 11:51pm Top

Aug 22, 2015, 8:29pm Top

>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...

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Jun 5, 11:07am Top

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?

Edited: Jun 5, 11:53am Top

>18 Cat_of_Ulthar:

Include the size parameter in the string, such as width=300. Try out result with the preview option.

Edited for correct parameter

Jun 5, 1:21pm Top

>19 drasvola:
Thank you. That works although it looks a little pixelated in the preview when I increase the size

Edited: Jun 5, 1:48pm Top

>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.

Jun 6, 1:23am Top

Many thanks.
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.

Sep 2, 6:08pm Top

Stupid question time. How do I delete a message if it has outlived its worth?

Sep 2, 6:14pm Top

>23 Cat_of_Ulthar:
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.

Edited: Sep 2, 6:43pm Top

>24 wcarter:
Thank you.
I was being genuinely stupid there.

(It's late in this part of the world. Doh!)

Oct 7, 2:59pm Top

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Oct 7, 3:31pm Top

>26 NLNils: Thank you!

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