THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO PRACTICE POSTING PHOTOS
after you read this tutorial
UPDATED 6/9/2013 to show changes at Photobucket.How to use
)to host photos for posting on this forum
To create an account click on SIGN UP FOR FREE:
and follow the registration steps.
OK, now you are ready to start uploading photos.
The main page will look something like this:STEP 1:
Uploading photos to Photobucket.
To upload a photo click on the word "UPLOAD" in the upper menu bar
and a window similar to this one will open.
Then search for your photo on your computer and
either DOUBLE - CLICK the desired photo or single click it and
choose OPEN in the folder window.
(Supported image file types are jpg, jpeg, gif, png, bmp (bmp will convert to jpg on upload))
It will then automatically load your photo onto the page at Photobucket.
It will show your progress similar to this:
Then when fully loaded your page will look similar to this:
There will be an annoying ad that plays in the center of the screen (shown here with the yellow lines thru it)...just ignore the add.
Your newly uploaded photo will be on the lower left.
and you need to click the blue VIEW LIBRARY button in the upper left to go to the "LIBRARY" (folder) where it is stored on Photobucket.
and you will see a screen similar this.
(this will show all the photos you have placed in the file / folder.
You are also able to create new "libraries" / folders, but that
process I will let you learn on your own)
and now it shows your newly added photo
Repeat STEP 1 for each photo you want to upload.STEP 2:
Getting the photo(s) to the page on this forum:
Open a new window and navigate to RugerForum.
Start a new post or reply to a post:
Type in the relevant text in your post.
Move the cursor to where you want your photo to be placed.
Go back to you Photobucket window and
Place your cursor over the gear icon (or left click on the gear icon)
on the right hand upper corner on the photo you want to post
and you will see a small box appear below that icon
showing the available links or urls to that image:
Click on "GET LINKS" and the following window will open:
Then click on the bottom most / lowest choice called IMG CODES (for forums and boards)
and it will turn the space yellow and say "COPIED" in the space and it has placed the link on your clipboard.
ONLY a url between the [img]and[/img] tags will work
This is always the bottom choice called IMG Code
Then go back to your open post / reply on the forum,
RIGHT-CLICK where you want the photo to show up,
and choose PASTE. (or press ctrl + V to paste)
Now your post / reply should look similar to this:
repeat adding the relevant urls for the photos you want.
Finish all your normal text
and click preview ....to make sure everything looks right (if not..fix it) then click SUBMIT.
you have photos in your post.NOTE TO ALL:
Photobucket is FREE
Photobucket may have different colors to the pages backgrounds
(I have seen a lot of black pages lately. Not white like mine)
This tutorial does not and will not include any info on creating PB Albums, choosing albums, editing albums or anything else that PB offers in it's own help section, SO BE PREPARED for subtle differences.
Make sure your photos are clear and large enough to show detail,
but not too large as too make people's screen too wide and
make it necessary to scroll to the side.
The steps above are not the only way to do this
but it is the way I do it and it works.
The screen grabs I git were obtained while using Firefox 21.0. Your screen may look different, but the directions will remain the same.
I hope this helps some