View Full Version : How do you post pictures in thread?

03-28-2006, 08:01 PM
I noticed in one of David Metsky's pictures taken from Bond Cliff of the Handcocks terrain features that look like log skidding roads that I saw in C Francis Belcher's book called Logging Railroads of the White Mountains. I wanted to post some images I scanned to a jpg file on my PC. First question is I suspect it's illegal to post these images. One of them is an aerial photo of mountain slope with skidding roads published in Belcher's book, but attributed to Brad Washburn. Second if it were legal or if I had some legal image I wanted to paste, how would I paste the photo into a thread? I see other members paste pic's into threads. :confused:

03-28-2006, 08:40 PM
There are three ways to include images in threads. 2 of the ways involve using the little buttons just above the text area where you enter text to make post.

1) link to the image - the button looks like a globe with a chain link in front of it. Click on the button and you can add text and then a link (URL) to the photo on another server. When someone clicks on the link, a new browser will open and show the photo. This is a link to a photo of Sherpa Kroto (http://www.vftt.org/gallery/gathering60/images/100-0059_IMG_JPG.jpg).

2) put the image in line with the text - you "link" to a picture that is on another server, but put the image in the post itself. Click on the button that
looks like a mountain (isn't that nice) with a yellow sky and a square looking sun (???) and put in the address (URL) of the picture. This is an example of an image in the post:


Both of these methods require that the image be on a web server so you can link to it. If you do not have access to a web server, use a free service like web shots etc.

3) Attach the image - below the area where you type text for a post, there is an "Additional Options" section. Click the "Manage Attachments" button and it will walk you through attaching an image from your local pc to a post. Images must be < 100 kB to attach them. An example is the lame attached self portrait of me climbing in the Dolomites. :o

- darren

03-28-2006, 09:22 PM
Thanks Darren .... I figured pics had something to do with needing web site to post from. Maybe it's time a stareted a web site. I'll call it Ray's World.

03-29-2006, 06:16 PM
I would like to add that Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com/) is a popular service for doing exactly what you want ... you drop an image into your account there, and then refer to it from other sites (VFTT, other bulletin boards, any web site) using IMG tags.

EDIT: and Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/) ... I forgot about Flickr the first time I posted.

03-30-2006, 06:59 PM
I would like to add that Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com/) is a popular service for doing exactly what you want ... you drop an image into your account there, and then refer to it from other sites (VFTT, other bulletin boards, any web site) using IMG tags.so are PBase and Flickr and smugmug (and other sites). Photobucket and Flickr have free trials that you can keep using with some limitations, PBase has a free 30-day trial (10MB max) and smugmug has a "free" trial but you have to put down a credit card first ("free" in the sense that you can get your money back within 30 days). All these & other major ad-free services seem to charge about $25-30 a year for premium services; if you don't have many pictures then maybe a free account on Photobucket or Flickr would work for you. There are other free photo hosting sites (e.g. webshots) but they tend to have ads, or are slow, or some of them don't allow you to do "direct linking" (where you can directly link to the image itself like darren and MichaelJ are mentioning).

I've used photobucket & Pbase and flickr, extensively, in the end I went with flickr but then again I have some weird quirky preferences (like being able to programmatically upload pictures with a script, through Flickr's web services API). I did not like photobucket but only because their tech support forums seemed dumbed down and they didn't seem to plan any feature improvements -- but the service itself was very reliable & easy to use.

03-30-2006, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the momments in photosites. I signed up for no-charge memebership to Web Shots and loaded some pic's when I figured out hazards of uploading copyrighted material. I did find the ad pop-ups pretty annoying to work around. I think I probably would a site that doen't do ads.

poison ivy
03-31-2006, 07:41 AM
Jazzbo -- the ads are the reason I left Webshots for Parazz. If you have Flash on your computer, I'd highly recommend it... they are promising no ads ever on the albums and you can store up to 1,000 pictures for free.

- Ivy

03-31-2006, 05:11 PM
Ivy -

Entirely different services with different goals. The Flash-based albums are great for showing pics, but are not usable as IMG inlines in HTML pages or posts.

Personally, I dislike the Flash because it means I can't download an image that I'm in to add to my own collection.

poison ivy
03-31-2006, 05:24 PM
Michael -- Actually, Parazz does have the ability to post inline images (see below.) You can download pictures too, provided the owner of the album allows it... though I will admit the buttons to use are not exactly intuitive.


- Ivy