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How to upload/attach remote images

Postby TC on 09/04/08, 10:29:07

hi all -

i know that sometimes it's very convenient to link to a remote image. it's easy and tempting. however, it's not really good netiquette, and could have unexpected results (some places replace hotlinked images with a very graphic image) and could go away at the remote hoster's whim.

luckily, no longer do you have to go to a free image hoster like imageshack, upload it, then come here & paste the results. the new version of our forum allows you to upload/attach images directly to your post.

here's how:
  • Click the "Upload attachment" tab below the message box
  • For "Filename", click "Browse"
  • In the "File Upload" box that pops up, in the box that reads "Filename", paste the full URL of the image (i.e., http://www.someremoteserver.com/someimage.jpg)
  • Click "Open"
  • Add comments if you wish - not necessary
  • Click "Add the file"
  • If you would like the image/attachment to be displayed within your post rather than at the bottom of your post, click "Place inline"
that's it!

this has been your friendly neighborhood Ø tip of the day. thanks for reading!
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Re: How to upload/attach remote images

Postby TC on 16/04/08, 19:53:31

have just discovered this does not work on a mac. will research...
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