Originally Posted by zaneygator
do you HAVE to link to a 3rd party web site? why cant i just upload from my computer?
do i really need to use a photosharing/storage website to link pics?
i cant even get my pic loaded to my signature. it never works.
anyone?? PM me, or reply. i am lost
Unfortunately, yes if you want your pictures from your computer to be on the internet, you will have to get them onto a server that is connected to the internet in some way. This means that you will need to sign up to photobucket (what I use) or whatever image hosting site you prefer.
After you sign up you are going to want to upload your pictures from your PC to the sites server. There will be an "upload pictures
" button somewhere on the website. Once you click that you are going to want to choose "From My Computer
" or something similar. Navigate until you find the folder where your pictures are in.
(Note: at this time if you want to include multiple pictures you can either highlight them all by clicking and dragging or you can do one by one by holding down the CTRL
key and clicking on each picture you want to upload.)
Once you're done "Open" and the photo's will start to upload to the server.
After they are done uploading they will be in your library or archive and now you can click on the one you want to be able to edit it. If you do not need to edit it just and select "Copy Image URL"
(Note: If the picture is already on the internet just the picture and select Copy Image URL)
Posting a picture in a post
Following the step above, you will need a URL from a picture you want to post
the little picture with a mountain and a sun on it (above where you type) and a little box will appear with "http://" in it.
Delete that and in the text box and select Paste.
OK. If you did everything correctly your picture will show up.
Make sure you dont mistake "Copy Image" with "Copy Image URL" you want the latter.
Posting a picture to your signature
"Quick Links" on the Orange bar with User CP on it (look up) then navigate down to "Edit Signature"
You can follow the steps above if you have a URL of a picture. Just anywhere inside the text box under Your Signature: then the picture of the Mountain and Sun then copy the Image URL.
Another option is to use the "Upload Signature Picture" section.
Highlight the text in the "Option 1" text box and paste your Image URL. After that you will need to "Insert Signature Picture" to the right (its a blue link)
Now Preview Signature towards the bottom and if you did it correctly the picture should be in your signature. If you like the way it looks "Save Signature"
The last option is to upload it directly from your PC to Gatorcountry (which would act as the server you upload your picture to instead of photobucket or other)
To do this simply "Upload File" then navigate to the folder where your file is, select it then "Open"
Make sure your picture is within the size limit posted (500x100 pixels or 39.1 KB)
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