I can't get an image larger than thumbnails into posts


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wrs840
March 22, 2009, 03:31 PM
I can attach a thumbnail but can't get the larger image inserted into a post after I've "Uploaded File From (my) Computer" in the Manage Attachments window as a .jpg or .gif.

What am I missing?


http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=5448954#post5448954

Thanks,
Les

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gvnwst
March 22, 2009, 05:07 PM
For attachments, they become thumbnails. I used to upload them, go into them, copy the url, and insert it as a picture. Now i have photobucket, which i just put in the URL.

Mal H
March 22, 2009, 05:14 PM
Looking at your tag usage, you posted this:
FrozenFalls.jpg

You have to realize that the software has no clue what "FrozenFalls.jpg" is. It's just a string of characters that don't fit what is expected between the IMG tags.

You have to insert a legitimate URL between the IMG tags, which will look like this:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94892

... and will look like this in your post:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94892


To retrieve the URL for attachments here, right click on the thumbnail, and copy the URL of the image from the "Properties" popup up to and including the attachmentid number, the &d= part can be left off.

wrs840
March 22, 2009, 05:25 PM
I think I've got it now!



http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94939&stc=1&d=1237822117

wrs840
March 24, 2009, 12:38 AM
Uhh...

My image posted into the message body in post #4 above, (as opposed to a thumbnail) has stuck, then disappeared twice now. Is a mod removing it? ... Or do I still have something to learn about the the process of putting images into posts that aren't just thumbnails?

Thanks,
Les

Mal H
March 24, 2009, 12:59 AM
No, mods don't remove images on a whim - unless they are uploaded to the testing forum where threads are regularly purged.

Where did you upload attachment 94939 (the attachment in the above post)?

wrs840
March 24, 2009, 01:31 AM
Posting thumbnail:

wrs840
March 24, 2009, 01:41 AM
Posting different image with copy/paste image url between IMG tags:

I'm using a Mac.


The preview I'm looking at before posting currently shows I have an inserted image AND a thumbnail...


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94958

wrs840
March 24, 2009, 01:56 AM
Where did you upload attachment 94939 (the attachment in the above post)?

Uploaded attachment, viewed thumbnail, copied url from viewed thumbnail, and pasted url between and tags.

Thanks. Sorry to be a pain.

Les

Mal H
March 24, 2009, 11:17 AM
Looks like you've got the technique now. I'm fairly certain you inadvertently deleted the attachment you thought you had in post #4 after creating the post.

Note - all the test images in this thread will be deleted soon to save our disk space for topical images.

wrs840
March 24, 2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks.

I'm still seeing a thumbnail along WITH the inserted image in post #8. Is everyone else seeing it too? Seems like I should be able to get rid of the thumbnail but leave the inserted image.

Regards,
Les

Mal H
March 24, 2009, 04:34 PM
Ah ha! That explains the mystery of the disappearing images! The thumbnail is the stored image. If you delete the thumbnail, you delete the file.

When you upload an image as an attachment, you will always have a thumbnail image of it somewhere even though you can now use the image in more than post with the IMG tags.

You can use photobucket.com or one of several other image hosting sites if you don't want to have the thumbnail in your post (it also saves us a small amount of storage space).

wrs840
March 24, 2009, 05:59 PM
You nailed it. I think I understand how this works now.

Please feel free to delete whatever you wish!

Regards,
Les

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