If your userid permissions do not allow posting of pictures (all members who are not 'founding' or 'supporting' members) you can use any 3rd party free picture hosting site such as www.putfile.com
This "how to" picks up after you have opened an account with a free picture hosting site and uploaded your pictures...
Copy the location of your image. Most of these sites have a way to see or send the URL address of your picture to friends. It will look something like this "http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/26511292362.jpg" Notice it ends with the image extension jpg
which is a format for pictures. Highlight entire the URL address and copy it using right click "copy" or cntrl-c keys. If all else fails try right click 'copy image location' to get the URL.
Paste the URL address of the image over here in a post using right click "paste" or cntrl-v keys.
you could stop here and users at SolsticeForum could follow these links to see your picture but if you would rather your pictures appear inline within your post continue with the instructions below.
Wrap the URL address with IMG "image" tags. Notice the ending tag is a little different than the starting tag because it adds a slash /
. See the attached images marked in red for examples of what this looks like.
as an alternative method there also is a button on the toolbar that walks you through this by automatically building the line with IMG tags if you'd rather not type it but typing IMG twice with brackets isn't too much work. If you want to try the altenative method the button looks like a yellow square with a mountain. See attached image for example.
When your reply is posted the URL address wrapped in IMG tags will automatically convert to a picture. See attached images for before and after examples.
If you would like to test things out before you try it for real use our "test" forum here: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=17
In the attached examples below from left to right...
pic 1 - shows wrapped image tags around a URL from ImageShack
pic 2 - shows the after of what it would look like in our forum
pic 3 - shows wrapped image tags around a URL from Putfile
pic 4 - shows the after of what it would look like in our forum
pic 5 - shows the tool bar with the image tag button circled in red