How to insert images into a reply...

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43

It's a simple two step process.

First, get the location of the image.

In Firefox, right click on the image and choose: copy image location.

or

In Explorer, right click on the image and choose: properties. A box will appear. Highlight, by dragging your pointer, the Address (URL) line. Right click and choose: copy.

or

In Safari, right click on the image and choose Copy Image Address.

You now have the location of the image in your clipboard.

In the body of your reply, and at the position you would like the image to appear, type the following html code:

<img src="

Then paste the image location from your clipboard. Easiest way is to press: ctrl + v

Using the SOLO logo as an example, you would now have this:

<img src="http://www.solopassion.com/files/site/solo_header_logo.gif

To complete the code all you need do is add:

">

...to the end, resulting in this:

<img src="http://www.solopassion.com/files/site/solo_header_logo.gif">

Then use Preview to check you work.

If the image doesn't appear as expected check that you have a) copied the image location in full, and b) that your code agrees exactly with the example above.

Any questions, email: Webmaster


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You post it on a thread...

Marcus's picture

...and then embrd the link to it in a discussion.

Thanks

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Thanks, Marcus. That's what I thought. But most times people want to upload a picture from their computer in the middle of a discussion.

Yes you can...

Marcus's picture

...if you start your own thread.

Images from Computer

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Can I upload images from my computer to SoloPassion?

#$!@$%!*#! Computers

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Thanks, Marcus! I clicked on "embed" instead of "share," evidently. My thanks to Rick for his previous patient help too. Smiling

The easiest way Kyrel is...

Marcus's picture

...underneath the youtube videos there is a button that says "share".

When you press it you are given a youtube URL that you can use here and it never has the word embed in it.

non youtube videos

Doug Bandler's picture

OK. But this site doesn't let you embed videos that aren't youtube, or at least I haven't figured out how yet.

Kyrel

Richard Goode's picture

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgEt-R2FNEA]

Embed

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Evidently the key to these infuriating darn things is to avoid embedding any video which has the word "embed" inside its URL. Also: most computer geeks need to be shot because they have NO notion of the concept of simplicity.

Mystery.

Rick Giles's picture

Mystery.

Nope

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Thanks for the help, Rick! But no, it doesn't work for me. I tried using both the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, but no luck. Everything between the sideways "U" brackets disappears, but no video shows up. Others Solo Passionists can embed videos evidently, and I've done it before myself, but no longer. Frustrating!

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In the fine print below this

Rick Giles's picture

In the fine print below this post (which I'm typing in now) it says...

You may insert videos with

Works for me. Just put the link in place of "URL".

I reckon you passed over reading that dozens of times! Eye

How Do You Embed a Video Here?

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

No idea how to place or "embed" a video on Solo Passion. Sad Seems like one of the (invisible) texts below should work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f...

Another way to add images

You can also add images by clicking the "add other content" link on the right nav, and clicking the selection to add an image. Here is a shortcut straight to the page. Keep in mind copyrights if you do upload an image to our server! You can then follow the steps above to add that pesky image tag to your post. Remember, in order to put an img tag in you have to disable rich-text (there is a link right under the input textbox).

Wm

On topic

AdamReed's picture

A too-wide picture, just like a too-wide text token (e.g. a long URL) can make the whole page too wide to be displayed without a horizontal scrollbar. Horizontal scrollbars are a pain. The fix is to insert width=96% in the tag when the width in pixels is too big to fit (and remove the height parameter when you need to do this.) I would be happy to write the code for a filter that would do this automatically if asked.

You'll absolutely love this

Duncan Bayne's picture

You'll absolutely love this email I received from a vendor of a component we are using to convert between RTF and HTML:

The extra </b> are fine, the generated HTML will look fine in any browser.

This was in reply to an email from me, in which I enquired why one bold tag was closed three times, and once in entirely the wrong place:

<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF">
<b>
    <font FACE="Arial" SIZE="2" >
        Test.<br>
        </b>
        <br>
        <br>
    </font>
    </b>
    </b>
</body>

I do believe that the above would actually make the W3C validators cry.

"C++ programmers are the

Laure Chipman's picture

"C++ programmers are the Army Rangers of Software Engineering."

I hope that's a good thing, Marnee!  Eye

C# -  trying to learn it, can't get used to not calling "delete"...

That must make C# and python

That must make C# and python programmers the Seals Smiling

Wm

Ross

AdamReed's picture

Yes, there are stupid questions: the ones that weren't asked.

Laure

Marnee's picture

C++ programmers are the Army Rangers of Software Engineering.

Laure, if I've learned one

Ross Elliot's picture

Laure, if I've learned one thing in this business it's that you can't know everything. I have gaps in my knowledge that yawn like chasms. But I'll fill in those chasms when I need to and not before.

I've also learned that no question is too stupid Smiling

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We C++ programmers

Laure Chipman's picture

We C++ programmers refer to ourselves as "Software Engineers".  Software Engineer is to Programmer as Sanitation Engineer is to Garbage Man.  Eye

(I'm a little embarrassed to admit I'm a programmer, since I was confused by the "disable rich-text"...  I think embedding images IS "rich text".  If it had said "Don't escape special characters" I would've been good...)

That's better!

Marnee's picture

That's better!

An SDS!

Ross Elliot's picture

<apology>
Well, excuse me, Specialist Marnee.
</apology>



<wink>
Eye
</wink>

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I've been found out!

Marnee's picture

Its true Im an XML junkie. But dont call me a programmer, Im a Software Design Specialist.

Heh heh.

Heh ...

Robert Nasir's picture

Heh ... I ain't wrong often ... but when I'm wrong, I'm really wrong!

Very good point, Robert.

Ross Elliot's picture

It never crossed my mind that Marnee's far too lovely to be a grumpy, desk-bound coder.

Maybe she's a programmer *groupie*? Mmm, yes, that idea appeals enormously...

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Ross, don't be silly.

Robert Nasir's picture

"Marnee's only saying that because she's an XML junkie..." 

Ross, don't be silly.  Real programmers don't look like that. 
It's obviously some kind of trick.

Shizzle my Nizzle!! Holy XHTML, Batgirl!

Ross Elliot's picture

Marnee's only saying that because she's an XML junkie and *lives* to type closing tags Smiling

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Oooh Lick ... tap ... szzzz ....!

Robert Nasir's picture

Burned!  I feel so old school!

And if you really want to be

Marnee's picture

And if you really want to be cool you can go xhtml and close your tags.

<img src="" />

Im just sayin.

Or better yet - nest an image in a link! Sweet stuff.

Robert Nasir's picture

Laure...

Ross Elliot's picture

Laure, I'm looking at the source code of your reply. You will understand that it has special characters in it to make html code appear. That is, the image *won't* appear with those special characters in it.

Copy the code directly off the screen and post it into a reply and preview it. You should be good to go.

[Edit: I see you got it sorted]

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disable rich-text?

Laure Chipman's picture

Hmm... "disable rich-text" first?  Bingo!

??

Laure Chipman's picture

So, why does it work when you do it, and it never works when I do it?  <img> is in the list of "Allowed HTML tags" below, but whenever I use it, it just shows up as plain text:

<img src="http://www.chipmania.com/smorking.JPG">

Works just fine, Laure

Ross Elliot's picture

I copied this from your post:

<img src="http://www.chipmania.com/smorking.JPG">

...and pasted it into this reply, and it works perfectly. Check your syntax.

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testing...

Laure Chipman's picture

OK, this never worked for me before, so here goes:

<img src="http://www.chipmania.com/smorking.JPG">

... so, what's my problem, Mr. Administrator?

One more question Mr Administrator...

Jameson's picture

Now that I can upload original material within a thread, could you tell me how to make a hot link within a block of text?

Thanking you in advance...

Practice

Fred Weiss's picture

Just looking for an excuse to practice and...ummm (or is that yum)...why not on Maria?

Irrelevent

Rick Pasotto's picture

Jameson,

The type of computer you create the post on is irrelevent. What matters is the resulting html. I use neither MS nor Mac but linux.

I see your Sharapova & raise

Duncan Bayne's picture

I see your Sharapova & raise you one Poengsen. Actually make that more than one.

Full interview here. My favourite question:

MO: Do you think that it would be a good idea to have a Women only class of racing, to encourage more women into the sport?

KP: In 1995, I rode in a class in Italy just for women and it didn't really work for me ... you learn to race by racing with fast riders, women or men. If the other riders are not fast, you don't learn.

I love that feeling of being up-skilled!

Jameson's picture

Firing on all cylinders now baby...

Testing 4, 5, 6...

Jameson's picture

Yay!! That's bloody marvelous - thank you Mr Administrator!!

Testing 1, 2, 3...

Jameson's picture

Is your instruction for PCs only? I have a Mac...

What do you mean?

Rick Pasotto's picture

What do you mean by "make the image smaller"? Since you have no control over the graphic itself (you're getting it from someone else's site) then the specific answer is: No.

However, you can control the size of what is displayed by including height and width specs in the img tag. (Note that this does not change the bandwidth required to d/l the image.)

For example:

<img src="http://stellargraffiti.com/toon2.jpg" height='50%' width='50%'>

will give:

Okey dokey, now that I'm

Fred Weiss's picture

Okey dokey, now that I'm feeling my oats, let's try an image.

If anyone ever tells you that no one can be certain of anything, say, "Oh yeah, you're not certain that a cow can't jump over the moon?"

Is this cool, or what?

Only trouble is this image is huge. Is there any way to make it smaller?

Test

Fred Weiss's picture

The Paper Tiger

Yay!

Don't know what I was doing wrong before.

Try it again Fred

LWHALL's picture

It seems to be working fine. I would add that i have always used a server, but this way is much quicker however I don't believe it would work on all sites due to formatting.

Now, would you also mind

Fred Weiss's picture

Now, would you also mind reviewing how to get a URL to hyperlink. I thought I've been following the instructions but it doesn't seem to work.

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