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How to post a pic in easy steps, with pics!


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#101 Dargo

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:26 AM

Awesome. Now how do you embed a video?

 

Just copy the address line of your YouTube video of choice, type in left bracket "[", the word "media" and right bracket "]",  and then paste that address after it, and then end that pasted address line with those same brackets and "/media" between them...not including any of the quotation marks here, of course.

 

(...note, when I first posted this answer I had typed in the actual entry, but it didn't show those characters after I had entered it, and so I had to "spell it out" for you)


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#102 LonesomePolecat

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:20 AM

Awesome. Now how do you embed a video?



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:58 PM

This method is termed: hotlinking. 

 

I prefer to copy to my computer and transfer to an on-line host because when you hotlink then the image could be changed and its replacement will appear in your post rather than what you meant to post.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:51 PM

... Is there any way to make these pics come up horizontally? I put them in my signature horizontally, they come up vertically. If no, I will delete them. TIA.

I use my Microsoft Paint program (everyone running Microsoft should have this). I copy or capture each one separately and save - it automatically saves to my Pictures/Screenshot/Captures folder. Then I open a Paint window and paste each one side-by-side. Then save that group as a single pic. Then post that pic here.

 

I sure miss the old way of just running all the URLs end-to-end in the same message line 8^<

 

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#105 primosprimos

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:45 PM

2poaxkx.png    dhfpd1.png      szwod3.png

 

 

I posted these images side by side when I composed it.  Now they line up vertically.  Can't account for it.

Yes, that's it, slayton. I notice it happens with emoticons, and with photos as well.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:30 PM

2poaxkx.png    dhfpd1.png      szwod3.png

 

 

I posted these images side by side when I composed it.  Now they line up vertically.  Can't account for it.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:02 PM

Hah!

 

slayton, you've created a monster!-------------sorry. Is there any way to make these pics come up horizontally? I put them in my signature horizontally, they come up vertically. If no, I will delete them. TIA.

 

I don't know what you mean by horizontally.

 

Oh, do you mean side to side, going across the page?



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:15 PM

Hah!

 

slayton, you've created a monster!-------------sorry. Is there any way to make these pics come up horizontally? I put them in my signature horizontally, they come up vertically. If no, I will delete them. TIA.

I guess no one has the answer to my question. NP, one picture of my future husband Warren William is as good as five.



#109 Dargo

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:46 PM

Why is this thread "pinned"/ I feel like I'm back at my college fraternity.

 

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#110 DownGoesFrazier

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:49 PM

Hah!

 

slayton, you've created a monster!-------------sorry. Is there any way to make these pics come up horizontally? I put them in my signature horizontally, they come up vertically. If no, I will delete them. TIA.

Why is this thread "pinned"/ I feel like I'm back at my college fraternity.



#111 primosprimos

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:01 PM

Yeah, and now allow ME to try a photo in a similar vein here, primos...

 

snidely.jpg

 

LOL

 

(...sorry, couldn't resist) ;)

Hah!

 

slayton, you've created a monster!-------------sorry. Is there any way to make these pics come up horizontally? I put them in my signature horizontally, they come up vertically. If no, I will delete them. TIA.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:55 AM

Yeah, and now allow ME to try a photo in a similar vein here, primos...

 

snidely.jpg

 

LOL

 

(...sorry, couldn't resist) ;)



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:49 AM

Hah...thanks slayton, this post is for Pasting Photos For Dummies, i.e., me. Let's see if this works.

 

 

Warren-William-Mouthpiece-130x130.jpg

 

 

Wow, color me dumb. I kept using, over and over, COPY IMAGE, instead of Copy Image Location - I don't have Copy Image Address.

 

warren-william-smokes-130x130.jpg

 

Is he beautiful, or what?

 

:)

 

Thanks again!



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:12 AM

Right-- this is very basic, very self-explanatory. Instead of using pull-down menus-- I usually go to Google Images, find what I want, then highlight everything in the browser, and press Command-C (for copy). When I get back to this website I do the rest of what Slayton says, using Command-V (for paste).

 

One thing we may want to add is that if you are inserting a pic in the middle of text (like between paragraphs) you will have to press the Return (Enter) key to separate the photo from the surrounding text or else it all runs together.

 

And an extra tip-- sometimes when I take something from Google Images, I crop it and resave it, then add it as new media on a page on one of my blogs. That becomes the address I copy and paste into my posts here at TCM City. Why do I do that? So that I can rename the picture under something I might remember more easily. And so I know a long time from now, my images will still be here, and there will be no hot-linking problems. It is all coming from my website, not some other website. I've done that with every photo in the 'It Happened on This Day' thread, because my intention is that the contents of that thread will survive a nuclear winter.

 

Can you tell I'm a control freak-- even when it comes to photos? LOL :)


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:27 AM

Adding this as a pinned or sticky.

 

Thanks to slaytonf!



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:39 AM

This grew out of exchanges on other threads.  This is how I do it:

 

One, copy the address of the pic:

 

10cotps.png

 

 

Two, click on the Image icon:

 

260wnra.png

 

Three, paste the image address in the dialog box:

 

zwxox4.png

 

And the image appears:

 

96091_Front_3-4_Web.jpg

 

 

Hope this helps.


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