Hello everyone, lately I've been seeing some for sale threads that haven't had any pictures in them and as you should know and according to guidelines, you MUST have pictures for your "For Sale" threads. Not having images will not only hinder the possibility of your sale, but you will also be contacted by a Mod requesting pics.
I would like to teach you a little bit about image codes and how they work. Just a heads up, whenever I write a thread or post, I always use advanced mode with the editor mode turned on. This allows you to see everything in its code format, which is I believe is useful when learning. Also, it makes it easy to spot formatting mistakes. Anyways...
Here is the address line to a photo...it's in raw format, we can't click it, we can't see the image.
To take this address and turn it into an image, you must use image codes like these
[IMG] INSERT ADDRESS TO PICTURE HERE [/IMG]
Take note that there is a beginning bracket and the end bracket
And this is what it should look like in your text/message box.
Note how the address from above is now inserted between the image code
When used correctly, you will get this:
You can either manually enter the img codes yourself, click the "Insert Image" button on top of the text box, or copy the address with the image codes already attached from photobucket.
So, now that you know how it works, you can try it yourself.
1)If you don't have an account with an image hosting site, then you should get one. Most common is either Imageshack.us or Photobucket.com. Personally, I use Photobucket and I wrote this guide based off it. Although, other image hosting sites differ, you can still use the same technique.
2)Once you have your account and signed in, begin uploading your photos! For PB click the green "Upload Now" button at the top of the screen. PB has a nifty tool that allows you to upload photos simultaneously.
3)After the upload, you will be presented with all the photos you've just added to your online album. Here you can either, select all of them and get a mass picture code for it OR just get a code for one of the pics.
To get the code for all the images, hit the "Select All / Unselect All" button located on bottom-ish of screen, then hit "Choose Action" followed by "Generate Link Codes for Selected". This will give you multiple imagecodes that are ready to be pasted. Come back to TI, and paste all of them in one simple move.
If you just want one image, move your mouse over the image and click the "Share" button, then "Get Link Code" tab, then copy the text that is under "IMG for bulletin boards & forums"
4) Come back to the thread/post that you are creating and paste into text box. PB already puts those codes on, which is cool. But its important to still know how to use the codes, because you may not always have the feature available. Especially if you are pulling the image directly from another site, or linking it back.
This was just a basic way of getting photos onto the forums. There are other methods and tricks associated with images. But this is the minimum required.
If you have any questions concerning posting images, feel free to send me a personal message.
Or if you have any suggestions/comments concerning the guide, that would be much appreciated as well.