Author Topic: Embedding Images in forum posts  (Read 261 times)

Offline FBz

  • Gold Member (200+ Posts)
  • *****
  • Posts: 350
  • Fury-Fungus FdB/FBz
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 62
Embedding Images in forum posts
« on: November 21, 2021, 09:40:12 PM »
txt/pic/txt/pic… posting

Original post used for this example:
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,6079.msg45423.html#msg45423

There are other ways to approach this
- but this works pretty well once you get the hang of it.

Usually begin with a body of text pre-selected for copy / paste, as seen here.
Including some placement keystrokes to define where images will eventually be.
(Note blue dots.)



It also helps to have your images cropped & prepped for insertion from your desktop.
In this case, the three images shown above. *Assuming that everyone knows how to
“Attach” images in posts - where image files / attachments only appear at the bottom
of those posts.



After previewing text and attaching image files, click “Post” and up goes your post with attached,
clickable image preview icons appearing at the bottom.

This is where it gets a bit tricky.

Now create a new, blank document (SimpleText, TextEdit, etc.) of some sort on your desktop.
That’s where you’ll be pasting image addresses… in this next step.

At the bottom of your post you’ll see the image preview icons.
Click the first image and it enlarges to full size view.

THEN hold down the control & option keys and click the enlarged image.
You should then see the following:



After selecting “Copy Image Location”… THEN paste that address into your blank document.
Continue this same process for each image until you’ve them all, hopefully in sequence.
There’s a lot of clicking from the browser to the document and back & forth…
but you should eventually end up with something like this:





NEXT - you’ll select the Modify option of your post
(upper right corner).



You’ll then see a window much like the “Start new topic” window.
Additional text editing & image placement (within text area) is now possible.



Using the Image Location addresses that you pasted into that blank document…

*Remember the little marker keystrokes (with blue dots) above, where you want images to be?

  (1). Place your cursor next to that first marker “>” and delete it. Now click on this icon (insertion point).





Easy, right? No problemo!

AND here’s a previous image attempting to explain some of this process.
(Even more convoluted and with way too many colored arrows.)



Again, to view final post created in this manner:
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,6079.msg45423.html#msg45423







« Last Edit: November 22, 2021, 09:06:16 AM by FBz »

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal