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  • How to post a picture using imgur.com

    Had a few people ask me how to use this website to post your pictures so I thought I would just start a new thread for it.

    - First off, make sure you have the picture you want to use from your camera or screenshot or drawing or whatever it is you want to share. I like to save mine on my desktop.

    - Next, go to the website: http://imgur.com/.



    - In the upper left hand corner, click on the green button. Click on the words that says "New Post" instead of the little arrow pointing down.





    - It will pop up a little frame that says you can browse your computer or drag images here.





    - I like to drag the image from my desktop over to the website window inside the little box. Once you do that, it shows you a picture of what you just uploaded and some options.





    - You may have to hold your mouse over top of the picture you just uploaded to get the options to pop up but when they do, you want to click on the little arrow pointing down, right next to the word "Copy" in the upper right hand corner. This brings down a little menu with 4 options. Click on the second one that says "Get Share Links"

    - This brings up something that looks like this:





    - Click on the Blue/Purple button that says copy in the bottom left hand corner under BBCode (Forums). That will actually copy the link for you.

    - Last thing you have to do is on the onepocket.org forums, whereever you want the picture to appear, just paste the link you copied. You can do that by either using the keyboard shortcut: CTRL + V or right click and choose Paste.

    Walla! Thats all there is to it. It may seem like a lot of steps but once you do it a few times it gets pretty fast and easy.

    The reason I like it so much is its free, unlimited and I don't have to register a new account to upload

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    Thank you for that. I had not heard about IM. I wanted me anther place in addition to photo bucket, so I went there as soon as I read your post yesterday and opened an account. It took several hours for them to shoot me back an email that I needed to click for confirmation, but they finally did so, so be patient if you open one. They will send it. After they sent it I browsed for a couple of pictures of J on my pc and went to post pics as a test and previewed it and it worked like a charm, so of course there was no need to actually post them up, because if the preview works, then it works!, But anyway thank you..
    "Born Into This"

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    • #3
      No prob, happy to help

      I am not sure what the benefits are of registering since I only use it to post a picture if I need to share it with someone via chat, email, forums, etc.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the posting this tutorial CK. I will take a crack at some WWYD's if I can remember to take the damn pics!

        Hardmix

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        • #5
          I suppose this has the tools to edit,resize, add verbiage, etc. Just want to make sure as I have another site that does all that.
          Rod.

          Rodney Stephens.
          (e-mail) rod.stephens0105@att.net(e-mail) #713-973-0503 is now working

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          • #6
            Rod what site are you using?

            Hardmix

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            • #7
              Originally posted by androd View Post
              I suppose this has the tools to edit,resize, add verbiage, etc. Just want to make sure as I have another site that does all that.
              I think you can add a title to the photo Rod but not sure about the other things. This site basically just lets you upload unlimited images for free and they hot sit for you. Its not a graphics editor. If I am adding words or arrows or drawing on the picture I just use Paint.

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              • #8

                it is almost the same as photobucket.
                but better cause you don't have to log in
                thanks cincy
                Last edited by JeaLouS44; 08-24-2016, 01:35 PM.
                "I'm gettin worse everyday and right now
                I'm playing like it's next year"

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                • #9
                  I suppose I don't understand, is this because you don't or can't keep photos on your computer or whatever ?
                  Rod.

                  Rodney Stephens.
                  (e-mail) rod.stephens0105@att.net(e-mail) #713-973-0503 is now working

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by androd View Post
                    I suppose I don't understand, is this because you don't or can't keep photos on your computer or whatever ?
                    EDIT: I originally said you couldn't upload an image and attach it directly from your computer but I stand corrected. So whichever method you prefer Rod...
                    Last edited by cincy_kid; 12-01-2017, 01:15 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cincy_kid View Post
                      When you are posting a pic here for the forums, it has to be hosted someplace. You cant just choose the image from your computer, it asks for a URL. So you will have to upload it to imgur or another place that allows you to host images for free.
                      I guess I have that and didn't know it.
                      Rod.

                      Rodney Stephens.
                      (e-mail) rod.stephens0105@att.net(e-mail) #713-973-0503 is now working

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cincy_kid View Post
                        When you are posting a pic here for the forums, it has to be hosted someplace. You cant just choose the image from your computer, it asks for a URL. So you will have to upload it to imgur or another place that allows you to host images for free.
                        Not true, I've always been able to post images to the forum that either reside on my computer or on my iphone. I've never needed to use third party website or software unless I am editing the picture.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Disco Dave View Post
                          Not true, I've always been able to post images to the forum that either reside on my computer or on my iphone. I've never needed to use third party website or software unless I am editing the picture.
                          i screen shot the pic with greenshot
                          edit with text and arrows
                          then save it to my computer
                          then retrieve with the "manage attachment" (paper clip icon)

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                          • #14
                            Yes. There's different ways to do it. I remember when Larry show me about the paper clip a long time ago. I use greenshit on lots of things, like pool shots, and send it into the greenshit image editor to draw lines and stuff on. I use those host sites as storage like photobucket, so I can remove pictures from my pc. I usually keep only 20 to 30 pictures on the pc. Then I go into the host, and click library, and then the pic and the direct button and it takes no time, EXCEPT, like he said, you have to log in once a day at PB, which I just hit Facebook log in and that's it. Takes just a couple of more seconds. The only hangup is that sometimes PhotoBucket messes with you and gives you ads and popups and is bad to freeze up at certain times. It wants to you go premium which is very cheap, but I've been too nitshit to even do that, as cheap as it is. Let me add that after you hit the direct button, you still have to copy and paste using the yellow mountaintop emblem, but it takes no time to do that..
                            "Born Into This"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Disco Dave View Post
                              Not true, I've always been able to post images to the forum that either reside on my computer or on my iphone. I've never needed to use third party website or software unless I am editing the picture.
                              I thought when you used the paperclip you got the broken image pic where it doesn't show up, let me try this here:


                              Edit, ahh ok, 2 things about the paperclip:

                              1) You still have to upload your picture to a server for it to point to the URL. It's just that on the onepocket.org forums, you are uploading to Steve's server and not to imgur or wherever else you may use.
                              2) It adds it as an attachment so you cant do inline images like: Text > pic > text > pic...its just the pic will show up at the bottom of the post as an attachment.

                              But yes, you are correct, you can use the paperclip to get an image on the forums
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