Simple guide for inserting images in a post

After you make 100 posts that restriction goes away.

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Robin2:
If you would like to post a few sentences of advice for users that will solve the problem I will certainly consider including them in my Original Post.

How does this grab you…

Third, edit your post, position the cursor where you want the image to appear, click the image icon,

{circled image icon graphic}

paste the URL into the box, type ;image, then click Insert. When you save the modified post the image should be visible.

[quote author=Coding Badly date=1514509814 link=msg=3540409] paste the URL into the box, type [u];image[/u], then click Insert. When you save the modified post the image should be visible. [/quote]

That seems simple enough. But you have still not explained in a way that I can understand WHY this is necessary.

Are you saying that without the word ";image" being added the picture is invisible to Internet Explorer users? I find that hard to believe because I have not seen a flood of complaints from Forum members.

If the Forum does not work properly for IE users shouldn't that be fixed by the Forum software people?

Also, is this problem limited to images that are hosted on the Forum website or does it apply to every image?

Please provide a bit more in the way of context.

...R

Robin2: Are you saying that without the word ";image" being added the picture is invisible to Internet Explorer users?

Correct. (With the change of "to [u]some[/u] Internet Explorer users".)

I find that hard to believe because I have not seen a flood of complaints from Forum members.

I believe earlier versions of Internet Explorer worked the way Firefox and Chrome work. (I no longer have a computer I can use to test.)

If the Forum does not work properly for IE users shouldn't that be fixed by the Forum software people?

Probably.

Also, is this problem limited to images that are hosted on the Forum website or does it apply to every image?

Images hosted here.

OK, does this piece of text explain the situation adequately and correctly?

[start] Apparently images presented using the standard Forum BB code (like this) [img]http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=519037.0;attach=239016[/img] are not visible on some versions of Internet Explorer. Until such time as the Forum programmers fix this you can help IE users by adding ;image to the BB code so that it looks like this [img]http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=519037.0;attach=239016;image[/img] [/end]

However I must say I am reluctant to include this as it really seems to be a problem that the Forum developers should deal with. I certainly would not wish to see any Forum user criticized for not including ";image" in a Post.

If there was a clamour from several Forum users I might feel differently about it.

...R

Oh my, things are getting more and more complicated. :confused:

larryd:
Oh my, things are getting more and more complicated. :confused:

I don’t think that is completely fair. What’s your own view about suggesting that users include ;image to facilitate Internet Explorer users.

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Being old and lazy, I just want to: Attach my image, copy the url to it (or copy a url of an internet image) then use

 [img]     [/img]
Or 
[center][url=http://][img width=500]http://[/img] [/url][/center]

Wish the sponsors would put things back to the way it was 3 years ago, but that won’t happen.

Robin2: OK, does this piece of text explain the situation adequately and correctly?

I like it.

However I must say I am reluctant to include...

I'm on the fence. Adding the extra bit is annoying. But not adding it excludes a small audience.

A footnote perhaps?

If there was a clamour from several Forum users I might feel differently about it.

Exactly.

Which is why I'm deferring the decision. But the situation deserves discussion.

[quote author=Coding Badly link=msg=3542110 date=1514605430] Which is why I'm deferring the decision. But the situation deserves discussion. [/quote]

I like that course of action. :)

I will put the text from Reply #13 into a new Reply so it stands on its own without comments and I will include a line in my Original Post to refer readers to it.

...R

Apparently images presented using the standard Forum BB code (like this)

[img]http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=519037.0;attach=239016[/img]

are not visible on some versions of Internet Explorer. Until such time as the Forum programmers fix this you can help IE users by adding ;image to the BB code so that it looks like this
[img]http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=519037.0;attach=239016;image[/img]

…R

PS this text first appeared in Reply #13

larryd: Being old and lazy, I just want to:

I suspect you are not as lazy as you pretend so maybe you could take a few minutes to write a Reply that explains to people how to size and position an image. I can then mention it in my Original Post

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Robin2: I will put the text from Reply #13 into a new Reply...

Perfect.

larryd: Bookmarked.

...cross-linked and sticky-swapped.

Robin2:
I suspect you are not as lazy as you pretend so maybe you could take a few minutes to write a Reply that explains to people how to size and position an image. I can then mention it in my Original Post

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Maybe something from this post, see bottom image, <— click me:

<— click me

larryd: Maybe something from

How about sharing the work by turning "maybe something from" into a self-contained Reply here so that I can put a link in my Original Post that says "Reply #XX explains how to size and position images"

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I have specific problems trying to use links from Google Photos. I think I know why, the link damn site uses is not to an image, but to a frame. Maybe drive doesn't screw with things...

mattlogue:
I have specific problems trying to use links from Google Photos. I think I know why, the link damn site uses is not to an image, but to a frame. Maybe drive doesn’t screw with things…

Some picture hosting sites are specifically designed so their images cannot be embedded in other web pages. That is not an Arduino Forum problem.

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Most cameras (including smartphones) include EXIF data in their JPG files and the Forum software seems not to like that.

If you find that your attempt to upload a JPG is rejected then a simple solution is either to convert the image to a PNG file with your photo-editing program or make a completely new JPG file from a selected part of the original.

…R