Author Topic: Posting images - upload or only URL links?  (Read 318 times)

Offline waynerto

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Posting images - upload or only URL links?
« on: August 28, 2020, 07:10:46 AM »
Is there a way to upload images from my PC as part of a forum post or do I have to use the IMG tag and link to an image URL or an image file available on the internet?

When I click the Attachments and other options Plus sign it doesn't actually have anything about attachments.

Offline TedEbear

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Re: Posting images - upload or only URL links?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 11:32:49 AM »
You have to u/l your pics to a host site and post the link to them in a message on here.  You cannot u/l pics directly to the Bradley forum.

Offline waynerto

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Re: Posting images - upload or only URL links?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 10:18:37 AM »
Thanks Ted.  The one downside to that structure is that photo hosting sites can go away or can change their business model.  This leads to losing photos after a while.  Photobucket is an example - they were widely used for hosting photos but in 2017 they changed their policy and required a $99/yr subscription to allow linking to external sites.  I am active on other forums where this became hugely disruptive, like a Golf Course Architecture forum where some threads had dozens of photos of golf holes.

But I understand the reasoning as it negates the need for more file storage.

Offline TedEbear

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Re: Posting images - upload or only URL links?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 02:41:21 AM »
Yes, I was affected by the Photobucket change, too.  I refuse to give them a high fee each year when there are other free host sites that provide the same service. 

I think Photobucket hosted pics now show a watermark if someone still uses them and doesn't pay the fee. That's at least better than when they were blocking pics entirely.


Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Posting images - upload or only URL links?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 06:07:40 AM »
Yes, I was affected by the Photobucket change, too.  I refuse to give them a high fee each year when there are other free host sites that provide the same service. 

I think Photobucket hosted pics now show a watermark if someone still uses them and doesn't pay the fee. That's at least better than when they were blocking pics entirely.

That police is hit or miss. I have some photos that are watermarked, but more than not my photos have been replaces with the Photobucket icon.


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