How Do I Attach Photos To A Post?

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one week ago
1,562 posts

Thanks Dusty for the GREAT explanations and screenshots!

Since there was another thread here on how to attach/insert a picture to posts, I'm just going to paste my text here from that thread and then delete it, so we'll have a single thread with all the instructions together.  :)

Here's a bit more of a dry 'technical description' on the two ways to add pictures to your post:

There are TWO ways to add an image to your discussion post. In both cases, the image must first reside on your computer or device and you'll be pointing to it. You can't insert an image that is just sitting on the internet somewhere.

1) Attach the image or file to your post: When typing your post, use the "Attach Files" button underneath the text editor box where you are typing your post. Browse to the image on your computer that you want to attach to your post. This will insert a small thumbnail of the picture into your post.
Note: When you see the thumbnail and text link for an attached image, it's when folks have used that "Attach file" button easily seen at bottom of text editor window. Click right on the thumbnail pic itself to open it right there to SEE it full size.  OR... Clicking on the text link will simply DOWNLOAD it to your computer.

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2) Embed the image into your post.  That will create a larger picture right within your discussion post.
To do that, when you are typing your post you click on the little icon button that looks like a film strip ("embed local media")- that icon is to the left of the Smiley button in the text editor window. Once in that window, select the SIZE you want the image to be in the left side dropdown menu...XL or XXL usually works well. Then you click the "Select an image to upload and insert" button to the right. When you click that 'Select' button, it'll take you to where you can browse to the image on your computer that you want to embed in the post. An embedded picture will not need to be clicked on to see it, it'll already be showing in the post, at the size you've selected.




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Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
one week ago
1,049 posts

The second way to incorporate a photo is to embed it as I did the screen shot in both of these responses to you.  In that case you choose the "embed local media" icon, which looks like a piece of film strip and is the second-to-last icon on the tool bar above the text box.

 

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When you click the embed local media icon, a screen will appear asking you what size you want the photo to be and where the photo is located.




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updated by @dusty-turtle: 02/07/19 05:17:12PM
Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
one week ago
1,049 posts

Jimmy, there are a couple of different ways to incorporate a photo into a post.  One is to use the "Attache File" button just below the text box on the right. As in this screen shot below.

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When you "Attach File" it appears as a small icon below your text, with a download link to the right, as in the case below.

Dusty the Jester.jpg




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Dusty T., Northern California
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As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
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updated by @dusty-turtle: 02/07/19 05:09:37PM
Jimmy Lamar
Jimmy Lamar
@jimmy-lamar
one week ago
33 posts

I don't see an option like a paperclip icon or anything that allows me to attach photos to a post. Sorry to bug anyone. I figured it out. I didn't scroll down far enough.


updated by @jimmy-lamar: 02/07/19 04:49:10PM