As you know you cannot post photos on the forum directly from your PC. You first have to load them to an online Hosting site and then include a link to them in your post.
The techie guys have told us about a Photo Hosting site that is free and easy to use. It's called imgur
and you can find it here: https://imgur.com/
You will need to register to be able to upload photos but this is easy enough. You just need a username, password and email address. Or you can link to an existing Twitter, Facebook, Google or Yahoo account.
This is what you see when you first logon in:To upload your photos
click on the images
button at the top right and you will see something like this:
I recommend that you don't load full size images to a Photo Hosting site (or anywhere else on the web for that matter). There are nasty people out there out to steal your masterpiece. And besides they take ages to load. imgur will load only the size you tell it to, so the following neat feature saves messing around resizing before loading or editing afterwards.
Click on the Auto Resize
link and you will get a choice of sizes. Recommended is the 640x480 or 800x600 (please remember that this forum limits you to 800
anyway). Everything you load will be loaded at that size.
Next step is to select the image(s) you want from your PC or laptop and drag them onto the imgur page, like this:
To post on the forum simply click on the photo you want and you will see photo with a list along the right side.
Click in the box below BBCode (message boards & forums)
header and Ctrl C (or right click and select Copy).
In your forum post you then just Ctrl V (or right click and select Paste). You don't need to do anything else, imgur does it for you. You should see something like this:
Click submit and you have posted a photo on the forum!!!!!
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