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Offline Marlelar

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how to upload a photo?
« on: January 11, 2014, 05:20:32 PM »
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  • How do I add a photo to a post?

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    « Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 07:11:28 PM »
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  •  :dancing-banana:Good question!  How do you make a link from something else on-line to CI?  Maybe Matthew should run a tutorial for the technologically challenged!
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    how to upload a photo?
    « Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 04:14:08 AM »
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  • First, you have to open an account with photobucket.com or some other file sharing site and upload the picture to that site - if the picture you want to post is not already on the internet.

    The file sharing site will give you a link to your picture.

    Copy that link.

    To actually post the picture, click on the box that says URL in it and you will get a little pop up window - paste the link in the pop up window.

    That's about it.




     
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    how to upload a photo?
    « Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 08:26:35 PM »
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  • So for someone who avoids "social sharing" sites like the plague there is no other option?  I can't upload one from my computer?  I don't want to post a "link" to a photo, I want to have the picture appear in this box along w/my comments.

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    « Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 08:43:54 PM »
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    Thanks, Stubborn.  You lost me after the first sentence, but since I never use social media,  I'll continue living without posting links or photos.  
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    « Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 01:21:37 AM »
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    I usually copy the J-peg URL and paste it into the IMG pop-up box.  

    Maybe that drags down the bandwidth on source websites, but CI traffic isn't all that heavy so it's not going to make any difference.  

    But if the source website dies or if they delete the image, it's going to disappear on CI.  For example, there have been hundreds of very nice scans that Hobbledehoy linked in various threads, but they were not UPLOADED onto CI.  Consequently, many of them have disappeared when the source website deleted them.  If they had been uploaded onto CI first, they would still be here.

    To preserve an image here, upload it onto CI first, and then copy the CI image URL to paste it in any post you want, and it will always be there, so long as CI doesn't delete it.  

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    « Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 01:28:40 AM »
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    Your thread question literally asks for the more complex procedure when it says,  How do you upload an image onto CathInfo? ("how to upload a photo?")


    I'm not sure you are asking for that, so that's why I answered as above.


    I suspect all you want to know is how to paste a link to an outside image source into a CI text box.

    Correct?  Or not?


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    « Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 06:43:56 AM »
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  • It sounded like she wanted to take a photo from her desktop and put it into a post - like we can do with our avatar.

    Unfortunately, for some reason we can't do that for posting, only for avatars.

    If you happen across a picture on the web that you want to insert, just right click on the picture and select "copy url" - then when you go to post, click the box at the top that says URL and paste that link into the box.
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    « Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 10:18:29 AM »
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  • yes, I wanted to post a pic I have in a folder on my computer, not a link to one on the web.

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    « Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 07:32:34 PM »
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    I'd like to do both, but I haven't the slightest idea of what any of you techies are talking about.  Someone would have to show me in person at least four or five times, walk me through it, and even then, I'd get confused.  I do not "think" in computerese.  I don't know what questions to ask.
    If I'm writing seriously, I think with literal pen and paper, not a keyboard.  Words flow from my brain, down my arm, into my hand, through the pen onto the paper.  Next, I proofread it, and only then "type" a good copy.  
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    « Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 07:48:52 PM »
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  • Quote from: Marlelar
    yes, I wanted to post a pic I have in a folder on my computer, not a link to one on the web.

    Marsha



    Here is a photo I have on my hard drive, as an image file, and I am uploading it (or attaching it) to this post by the feature at the bottom of this text box I'm typing in, called, "Attachments":


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    « Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014, 09:29:57 PM »
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  • Use photo bucket or drop box. Then link to it. They're NOT social media. Unless used for social media.

    They're really glorified FTP, the basics of the web.

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    « Reply #12 on: January 13, 2014, 09:56:10 PM »
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  • This is how I've posted pictures, Marsha:

    -Below the reply box there is a button that says "choose file". Click that, and it will ask you where you want to pick the picture from. Click the computer option if you're wanting to post a pic saved to your computer.

    -after you have chosen the picture you would like, you will have to go back to the reply screen and click the button that says "add attachment".

    -then post!!

    That's how I did it anyway. But I did it from my phone. I've never tried from a computer, maybe it's different.
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    « Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014, 03:44:01 AM »
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    This is how I've posted pictures, Marsha:

    -Below the reply box there is a button that says "choose file". Click that, and it will ask you where you want to pick the picture from. Click the computer option if you're wanting to post a pic saved to your computer.

    -after you have chosen the picture you would like, you will have to go back to the reply screen and click the button that says "add attachment".

    -then post!!

    That's how I did it anyway. But I did it from my phone. I've never tried from a computer, maybe it's different.



    Ha ha! Thanks Jen! - Marsha, that's the way you post a picture from your own computer to your own post!

    I've seen those buttons at the bottom but never knew that's what they were for till reading your post! Thanks!


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    « Reply #14 on: January 14, 2014, 07:00:48 AM »
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    Whenever you see an image on any website that you want to post a copy of it here on CI, you can often use the following method:

    1)  Point your mouse arrow in the middle of the picture that you want to copy here.

    2)  RIGHT CLICK -- a pop-up window will appear with choices, called a "dialog box."

    3)  Point your mouse arrow at the choice that says "Copy Image Location."

    4)  LEFT CLICK on Copy Image Location.  (This action copies the image URL into your invisible clipboard so you can later paste it somewhere else without having to spell the URL correctly by typing it.  Because if you try to type it, and you make ONE mistake, the URL is USELESS.)

    5)  Come back to CI and make sure your cursor is blinking in the spot where you want the picture to show up in your message, then LEFT CLICK on  the little box with "IMG" inside, the 10th box in the top row above this text typing area.  A dialogue box will appear.

    6)  Point your mouse arrow inside the text box there, under "URL:" and RIGHT CLICK.  Another dialogue box will appear.

    7)  LEFT CLICK on "Paste."  The image URL will appear in the text box.

    8)  LEFT CLICK on "OK."  Your image URL will appear in your place of choice, with the tags "img" and "/img" on each side, so that the system knows this is a picture to post as a picture.


    Once any image has been displayed as an attachment in a post on CI, for example, it can be copied into another post.  To show this working right here, I attached a picture of a French Sacred Heart flag, above, and now, using the method I just described in 1-8, above, this is what I can do, below:



    The URL is:  http: //www. cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a=topic&s=attach&id=4534
    (without the 2 spaces).

    When I uploaded that French flag attachment in my previous post, I used the same method jen51 describes above, in the "Attachments" area below this text box that I'm typing in right now, with its "Browse" and "Add attachment" buttons.

    You can go to any CI post anywhere in the archives, and copy the URL for the image you find there, and re-post it in a new post  in a thread.  

    So long as the image is visible in an old post on CI, it will be available to re-post in a new posting.

    Likewise, so long as an image is maintained on some other website (not CI), the URL for the displayed image can be posted here and the image will show up on the thread in CI.  

    However, if the source website DIES, or if that image is deleted from the source website (like DICI has "scrubbed" some of its contents recently) then the frame here on CI that should have the image in it will be blank, or have something like the following:  




    That, BTW, is one of the THOUSANDS of scans that Hobbledehoy has posted on CI over several years, and apparently all for nothing, because Photobucket has chosen to not allow the image to be used anymore, for whatever reason.

    That's what happens when you rely on  Drop Box or Photobucket or any other service as your source for images.  You never know if it will be of use in the future.  Some sites have been pretty reliable, such as Traditio.com, where you can copy images from as far back as 1995 and they are just fine.  

    But most websites are not that way, such as Wikipedia or Snopes, where they dump old images a lot.  The bottom line is, just because you see it today, doesn't mean you'll see it tomorrow.

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