How to Post Pictures Using

adina72(z5 CNY)December 28, 2008

In case anyone is having difficulty posting pictures, I thought I'd post a tutorial on how to post here. I did a search on this forum and the instructions I found are a little out of date since Photobucket has changed a little bit since those tutorials were first done. I hope you find this helpful and if anyone has any other suggestions please feel free to post them here also. You can also use this post to practice on.

This is just one way to post pictures. There are others, but I thought this was the easiest to post.

After you have your photos uploaded to Photobucket, all you do is copy and paste the HTML code of the picture you want to post to Gardenweb in your post.

Open two windows in your Internet Browser. One for the GardenWeb forum and one for your Photobucket account. Start a post or reply to a post as you normally would at GardenWeb. When you are ready to post a picture, go to the window that has your photobucket page open and find the photo that you want to post.

To copy the code, put your cursor over the photo so that the different codes show below the photo. The first one will say "E-mail & IM", the second one says "Direct Link", the third one says "HTML Code", and the last one says "IMG Code". Different forums post pictures differently, but GardenWeb uses the HTML code. Left click on the space to the right of the HTML Code and it will become highlighted. Mine is blue, not sure if they are all the same. While it is highlighted, press the "Ctrl" button and the "C" button on your keyboard at the same time. This will automatically copy that whole HTML code and put it in memory on your computer so that you can paste it into your post. Usually when you highlight the code, your computer should automatically assume it's going to copy that code, but I've found, that depending on your security software and settings, that it may not always copy automatically, so I usually do the Ctrl C thing just to make sure it works.

If you want to type more of a message after your photo, then you can type it after the last > sign. Or you can post another photo after that. Just make sure you put a space after that > sign so that the HTML code displays correctly.

Once you are finished with your post, click on Preview Message. If your picture shows up properly, you will see it there. If all you see is that HTML Code, then something didn't post correctly. You can erase what you did and try again.

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This is such great information!!!! Thanks for taking the time to do this. I bet people will be referring to this a great deal! You're the best! Bear Hugs! Kirk

    Bookmark   January 2, 2009 at 1:53AM
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Thanks for the information. I was looking everywhere for a way to post a pic.

I think I take you up on your offer and try to post a test pic on here.

Thanks again,

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 4:22PM
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THANKS for the good instructions......I do OK with posting pics from photobucket. NOW....does anyone care to share how to post a link?!?!? I always see them at the bottom of a message and they are so helpful.....but I don't know how to do that.
Thanks for any help you might like to share on that subject.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 11:07AM
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old crafty...just open up the link you want to share...highlight the "http://address," then right click & click copy ...

go to the GJ forum where you usually post a "follow-up message"...right click & click paste in the "Optional Link URL" box. Then you must give it a name in the "Name of the Link" box.

If you are going to "Post a Message to the Forum" (this means you are creating the post ...not follow-up message on someone's else's post...then you must click "Review" after you type the body of your message ...then these 2 boxes will pop up: "Optional Link URL" & "Name of the Link" you do the same as above to add the info in these boxes.

Clear as mud, uh? Good luck! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 11:55PM
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THANK YOU Jeanne....I'm certainly gonna give that a try. I felt so DUMB asking! But I just knew someone could help me out

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 11:17AM
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