II. Linking Images from Websites
Many people like to "embed" pictures with posts. It is very easy to use pictures from other web sites, picture sharing sites (such as Photobucket or Snapfish), Facebook, etc. Instead of having thumbnails at the bottom of the page, pictures can be used throughout the post (that is how these FAQs were done).
A few cautions:
1. Do not link to extremely large pictures. Many people on this site are camping and may be using a slower connection or be restricted on the amount of data they can use.
2. Do not link too many pictures in your post for the same reason as above.
3. Be respectful of copyrighted images
Steps to link to a picture.
1. In order to link to another post, open your web browser and find the picture you would like to share.
2. Next you have to copy the web address of the picture into your clipboard.
- For Firefox, right click on the picture and select "Copy Image Location"
- Internet Explorer (IE), is a two step process. First right click on the picture and select "Properties"
Now use your mouse to select the address of the picture, right click again and select "Copy"
(Other browsers such as Chrome or Safari will have a similar feature)
3. Start or reply to an existing post in advanced mode (if you see a button that says "Advanced Mode" - press it!)
4. Click on the "Insert Image" icon located at the top of the post. You will then be prompted to enter the URL of the image. At this point you can right click in the box and select "Paste". Select OK and your image will now be in your posting.
5. Click "Preview Post" to ensure your image is showing up properly.