December 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm #143741
How do I post a picture?
You now have 3 possibilities to post pictures:
1. While typing your message, look at the toolbar, there’s litlle icon with a pic on it, 4th from the right.
Hit it, the upload thingy will appear. Click the “UPLOAD AN IMAGE” button. This way you’ll be uploading the picture directly from your computer. Once you submit it, it will be inserted in your post.
2. You can still use an external image host, such as Flickr or Photobucket. There are two ways to do this.
-use the URL link to the photo they provide. Your link must end in “.jpg” (in Photobucket, copy the one labeled “Direct Link”- copying the link out of your browser’s address bar will not work). Click the Image button as shown above, paste your link into the text field, then click the “APPLY IMAGE” button.
-use the HTML link they provide (the one with a href in the tag) and paste it directly into the text box (do NOT click the image button described above).
Happy posting!January 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm #145911
I’ve tried a dozen times today to upload a picture. Nothing uploads and when I click on the add another attachment link, it just jumps to the top of the page.January 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm #145984
As I suggested in your thread, use an external host and copy and paste the HTML. Personally I find it easier, not to mention safer for the site.January 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm #146055
Just checked, and it does the same thing for me.
To be honest, I agree with Shelly. I think it’s better to keep images with your own host rather than add them as an attachment. Other than the fact that it gives you more control over your images, depending on the image host you use you’ll be able to replace a photo without having to change the links to it (just name the new image the same as the old after deleting the old). But, I think the real pro to this is that it gives you a central gallery of your makeup looks.January 13, 2012 at 8:34 am #146302
Just edited the how to above, ladies, we had to change the image plugin because the other one was blocking pics even though they weren’t too big.January 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm #147871
As I suggested in your thread, use an external host and copy and paste the HTML. Personally I find it easier, not to mention safer for the site.
Just wanted to add a little clarification on copy & pasting links:
Like Shelly said, you can copy and paste the HTML into the text field to post your pics, but this will only work with HTML code (it begins w/ “href”).
URL Links (start with “http”) to photos should *not* just be copied and pasted into the text field- this will not allow other users to see your pics without navigating to an outside site, and some won’t do that.
As Mariella mentioned, use the “image” box (again, it’s the icon above the Reply box, 4th from the right). When you paste your link in the box that comes up in that window and press “apply image”, your pic will be visible for all to see when you submit the post. If you submit your reply and can’t see your photos, neither can anyone else. Edit your entry and try again
This is especially important for those that want to be considered in Weekly Challenges. We often have several hundred entries, and it is simply too time consuming for us to navigate back and forth between outside links. When pics are posted right on the forum, it not only makes it easier on us judges, but creates excitement and greater participation on the topic- people become inspired by what they see and get ideas of their own to contribute!January 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm #147899
Help, it keeps saying “disallowed file type”January 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm #147932
What file type are you using?January 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm #147934
jpegJanuary 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm #147935
Try saving the image with .jpg and see if that makes a difference. While unusual, sometimes the .jpeg extension isn’t included in the allowed file types because .jpg is the more commonly used.January 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm #147954
still says the same thing even with .jpgJanuary 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm #147955
Clear cache and try again?January 24, 2012 at 12:20 am #147976
I agree with Shelly, try clearing the cache. If that doesn’t work, please post what browser you’re using, and is the exact text of the message “disallowed file type” or is there more?January 24, 2012 at 12:34 am #147978
Crystal- I know it’s a bit more of a pain, but have you tried using images from a third party host like Flickr or Photobucket? I myself uploaded several images from my computer today with no problem, but Aro is MUCH more technically literate than I am, so take her advice and see if that works for you, but if not, posting the other way will at least ensure that your entry for the contest can be included in the judgingJanuary 24, 2012 at 1:42 am #148021
To be honest, I actually agree with others about uploading to a third party host. Please don’t get me wrong, if there’s an issue with adding images on this site then we really do need to know and get it sorted. But, I believe that hosting your images elsewhere is better. It’s much easier to upload to one location and then link to it on all the sites/forums/blogs/groups/cults you’re a member of rather than having to upload to each and every one of them separately. Because doing this gives you a central hub or gallery of looks it means if something does go wrong with one of these sites and a thread and/or image is lost/deleted/explodes you can easily repost without losing a beat. Also, that gallery allows you to look through all your work in one place, and means no needing to dig through sites/threads/blogs/ash to find past work. The other thing is, you can also then add links in a description or comment bellow each image to show where you shared the image, and thus create an archive of all the feedback you’ve gotten across however many communities/groups/secret societies.
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