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Old August 12, 2015, 23:31   #1
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Post a Photo without a Photo Hosting Site.

This is a quick tutorial on how to post a photo in your FalFiles thread or post without using a photo hosting sites like photobucket, flickr, etc. Note that this service is only for paying members of the Falfiles. If you don't support the board this feature is not available to you so please dig deep and toss a few bucks towards Jen for administration, equipment, etc., necessary to operate this board ad free.

Begin by clicking on Start a new Thread or if you are replying within a thread, click on reply. After you open a text box for your reply or thread and want to post a photograph, the first step is to:

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1) Click on manage attachments. This opens this window in which you Click on “choose file” which allows you to navigate on your computer to the photo you want to post. The size of the photo has to be at or under the size as noted in the attachment key. One of the best photo manipulation software programs I have found is irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/). It is easy to use and it’s free.

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2) Navigate to the photo you want posted and double click on the photo file. The photo will then be listed next to the “chose file button”


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3) Click upload. This results in the photo being listed in a new box noted as “current attachments” and it also shows you the size of the file you are uploading (see below).


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4) The next step is to double click on the photo listed under the “current attachments.” This will open the photo in a new tab in your browser.

Notice in the screenshot above that I have already highlighted the photo’s url path. This is important for the next step.



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5) For this step copy the highlighted url, navigate back to the Falfiles web page tab and text box where you are creating the new thread. Click on the little “mountain scene” icon directly above the text box where you are composing your post. After you do this you will notice a new popup box for entering the url of your uploaded photo. Delete the text which is currently in the popup box, and then paste the url of your newly uploaded photo.

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6) After you paste the url into that empty box click “okay” and it should close that photo box and paste your url inside of quotes into the text box. Click outside of the pasted path and there is your posted photo’s path (see below).


As I mentioned, click outside of the quotes and the remaining text inside of those quotes is your picture.


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7) This is the photo that I just uploaded (see above), pasted into the "mountain icon," and posted into the text box. Click preview post and you should see you picture. If you are hosting photos on a pictures hosting site, you only need to copy the photo’s url and then proceed to the step 5 clicking the mountain icon and pasting your url in the box. This is actually pretty easy after you do it a couple times. If you have any problems drop me a line and I will do my best to help you.


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Old August 13, 2015, 05:55   #2
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Thanks!!
I can't stand using photo bucket .
I'm going to give this a try when I get home from work.

You da man... How the heck did you figure that out ?


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Old August 13, 2015, 18:10   #3
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Alternatively, you can attach a file to your post.

This will generate a link that appears at the bottom of the post.

Then copy the link's URL.

Use "img" tags, and the image will appear in the post same as if you used fart-o-bucket.

But be advised, the image will be lost forever if the FAL Files server shits itself.
That's why fart-o-bucket is a safer way to keep images from going the way of the wind.
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Old August 13, 2015, 20:32   #4
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Alternatively, you can attach a file to your post.

This will generate a link that appears at the bottom of the post.

Then copy the link's URL.

Use "img" tags, and the image will appear in the post same as if you used fart-o-bucket.

But be advised, the image will be lost forever if the FAL Files server shits itself.
That's why fart-o-bucket is a safer way to keep images from going the way of the wind.
Very true about the loss of images if/when the server croaks (again). But for marketplace ads, etc., I think it is a good alternative. LMAO, I didn't even notice that there was the little paper clip icon for uploading attachments...duh

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Old May 01, 2016, 07:54   #5
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Bump as I have seen several members asking about how to post photos.

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Old June 08, 2016, 09:52   #6
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I may spend an hour or so writing some code to let folks upload an image to my server adn then give them the UBB code to display it... if I do this I'll purge images after X number of days... 7? 10? What would be reasonable?

Alternatively I can get another VPS set up and charge minimal $ for an account on my server, let folks pay me and manage their own images.

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Bump as this may be helpful to those who have been locked out of photobucket.
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Thanx Rick!
I tried to explain this (without the visual aids) in another thread where people were discussing "photo hosting sites".
Your tutorial is much better.
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Wow, it does work. Thanks G3 & Base.
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Token millennial here. Can this be done on an iPhone?
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Token millennial here. Can this be done on an iPhone?
It should. I can't think of any reasons why it wouldn't other than being an iPhone......
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