Posting Your Photos to the GHQ Forum

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Posting Your Photos to the GHQ Forum

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Over the years we have had several people ask us how to put photos into their posts on our forum. It is not the most obvious process, but it isn't hard to do. Our forum can only link to photos that are already on the internet, not just on your personal computer. You can link to your own webpage. If you don't have a webpage, there are free websites that store albums of photos, and assign an internet address to each photo. Our web forum then links to the internet (url) address, and your picture appears at the forum.

There are several of these free online gallery services. Among the most user-friendly is:

http://photobucket.com/

click "Join Now" and fill out the form. Once you have an account, you log on using your "User name" and "password" - if you click the "Remember me" button, your computer will remember the password for you.

Follow the instructions to upload your images from your computer to Photobucket.

It will be easiest to get that photos over to the forum if you have the 2 internet sites open at once - Photobucket, and the GHQ Forum.

Now open the GHQ website www.ghqmodels.com
Click any of the buttons to get to Military Models, N scale models, etc.
On the left side, click the "Forums" button
Select your forum, and navigate to where you want to submit a reply and insert your photo.
Click on "Post Reply"
(You do not need to hit the "img" or "url" buttons - ignore them! )

When you are ready to post a picture
return to Photobucket.
Under each photo at Photobucket, there is a box with 4 'addresses' for that photo..
Click on the "IMG Code" button - it will then read "Copied"
Paste this address into GHQ forum box
A whole mess of computer code language will appear in your post - NOT your picture!

Finish preparing the forum post, typing or adding other photos. To see what it will look like, scroll down to the bottom and hit "Preview"

If you like it, great! Hit "Submit" and your post will be on the forum, with your photos! If not, edit your post in the white box, and then "Preview" again.

It sounds like a lot of work, but once you are used to it, it goes very quickly.

As always, thanks for being one of our much-valued registered forum users.

Thank you for your support,
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Post by av8rmongo »

Another good hosting service is ImageShack. The functionality is the same as Photobucket the one difference or benefit is that ImageShack hosted images are not blocked by my computer at work. With all the Photobucket images I have to wait until I get home to look at the excellent work you are all doing. If you switch to ImageShack I'll get to see it right away.

Okay, so I know its not all about me but it would help my desire for instant gratification and as an added bonus I'll be able to compliment you on your work that much sooner. :wink:

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Post by Thunder »

Here is a very simple to use site. No account required.

www.imgur.com

1. Drag your image onto the web page.
2. Click upload
3. Copy the link and post it to this forum as described in this thread.

Example:

Image

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size of photos uploaded...?

Post by chrisswim »

Thank you.

Need help to re-size the pics. Have an idea?

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Post by Whish »

When posting multiple photos, use the return key in between each to split them up.

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Post by General Retreat »

:idea: PhotoBucket has changed its web site. The addresses are on the right now.

Honestly, I can't get imgur to work. :shock:

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Post by Hoth_902 »

I am new to the forum and can't figure out how to post a picture. I got some help but either I don't understand the directions I was given or I missed something obvious.

Here is how I posted the pic

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also tried this.



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that did not work either.

Please help.

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Post by av8rmongo »

Image

Try it without the "?505" at the end of the address string. This looks like an artifact of the image size which is unrecognized when trying to find the image. I clipped it off and pasted the remainder in the string above and it seems to have worked. Below, I left it as is and clearly got the same results as you.

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Post by Hoth_902 »

here we go...

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av8rmongo

Thank you so much. Success.

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Post by Extra Crispy »

I take all my photos with my phone these days. I have the Flick app installed. One thing I like is it uploads my photo automatically, so I don't have to think about it. Snap! Wait 20 seconds, post links here and elsewhere around the web.
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