How to Attach Pictures to Posts

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Mike

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There are multiple ways now to attach pictures to your posts. How you do it is based on how you are browsing the forum. There are basically two ways to browse the forum, either via a web browser or using an app (either the Fishlore app, Tapatalk, Forumrunner, etc).

First, make sure your pictures are not too big. There is a size limit and the upload will error out or not work at all if the is too big. Please see: Resize your photos online - quick and easy


From a web browser:
Option 1 - Use an from your computer:
1. Click the icon in the toolbar found while typing in your post or thread.

2. Click on the select files button that opens up a browse dialog box to browse to where the picture is located on your device. Click the picture or pictures to attach and then click on the upload files button which will upload the pictures and insert them into the post. (s below)




Option 2 - Use an from a URL:
1. Click the icon in the toolbar found while typing in your post or thread.

2. Click on the "From URL" tab in the pop up box

3. Enter the URL to the and click the OK button and the is inserted into the post



Option 3 - reuse an already uploaded to the forum:
1. If you want to reuse an that you upload to the forum or gallery in the past you can click on the "My Photos" button to browse to the saved on the forum or in your gallery. Browse to the and then click the to insert it into the post.




Option 4 - for large s:
1. If you have a larger sized you can upload it to the gallery by clicking on the Upload Photos link. It will place the photo in your gallery default album.


2. Click on the buttons "Choose File", browse to the and upload it. After it uploads you can then insert a thumbnail link to the or insert the actual using the pre-made links on the gallery page of the photo:




Option 5 - for really really large s:
If you have a really big that is from a newer digital camera or a newer phone you need to know that there is a file size restriction with the forum software that prevents the upload of files that are too big. If you encounter errors when using any of the previous options you can use the "Add to post" which is a third-party site that hosts the and inserts a thumbnail of the inside the post that if clicked on takes you to the on the third-party website.





From the FishLore app or Tapatalk

Apple devices
From the new post screen, click on the icon that looks like a mountain with a moon on it. From there you can select where the photo is located. Click on the photo and it will be attached.




Android devices
From the new post screen, click on the icon that looks like three vertical squares and a menu pops open and then click on attach picture:



Still having issues?
If for some reason you are still getting errors it is most likely due to the size of the photo and you will need to resize it. Go to picresize.com and it will resize the for you. When prompted, make sure that the is smaller than 1200 x 1200 in both height and width. Images any larger than that are really unnecessary (in most cases) for viewing here on the forum.

Thanks,
Mike
 

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