How on earth do you post pics now?

Heay Equipment Designer Mar 23, 2016

  1. Heay Equipment Designer

    Heay Equipment Designer TrainBoard Member

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    Please excuse me for my sheer ignorance but I have not posted any pics since the new site launch... Now I cant seem to post any pics in a post... I was able to upload "embedded images" (whatever that is) but that is as far as it goes... They seem useless as I can not attach them to a post. The image button is only good for URL's so its 100% useless for me.

    What am I missing here?

    Thanks,

    -Jon
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If you are simply trying to upload an image from your computer: In the Reply box, look below it and at right side. Find the "Upload a File" button.
     
  3. Heay Equipment Designer

    Heay Equipment Designer TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you for the quick reply. I appreciate that. Silly me, I was pressing the camera button and the picture button thinking I could post pics that way...

    Thanks,

    -Jon
     
  4. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jon,

    If you upload the photos to the RailImages section - then the camera icon lets you choose one of your uploads; or if you have them elsewhere on the web (e.g. PhotoBucket), then the picture icon is appropriate, where you then input the URL. To directly upload to the post, as Ken says, use the Upload a File button.
     
  5. Heay Equipment Designer

    Heay Equipment Designer TrainBoard Member

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  6. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    I'm going to need a re-explanation. I have no camera icon showing on either Chrome or IE, and the old way of copying the IMG link from the album doesn't work anymore.
     
  7. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If you're simply replying from the available spot at the end of the thread, there is a bar of buttons immediately above the text box (starts with bold and italics). Towards the end is a camera icon; clicking on this will bring up the command prompt to add a picture within the reply, either from a file on your computer or from a URL.
     
  8. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Same on Chrome, Firefox and IE. Click on more options and there is no tool bar there either.

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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Click on "Upload A File".
     
  10. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's very interesting. I use IE at home and Chrome here at work, both places I get the toolbar as I described. But obviously you don't...Curioser and curioser
     
  11. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Don't use IE! The US State Department warns against it
     
  12. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Clicked on "Upload a File"... Still no way to use a previously uploaded image from RailImages.
     

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  13. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    This is what it should look like....
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  14. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Pat,

    If the picture is in RailImages, see the "Share this media..." options.

    Charlie
     
  15. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    That is what I have been doing, copying the BB code and pasting in the post.
     
  16. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It's not working?
     
  17. wvgca

    wvgca TrainBoard Member

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    on the lower right hand side of the reply screen,
    the middle button [for me anyways] is labelled "Upload a file"..

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  18. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    No, linking from RailImages doesn't work for me. I can see the images on two computers and an android tablet (pictures are already downloaded on those) but not on my smartphone. Alan, dalebaker and a few others have said they can't see the pictures, either.
     
  19. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    I know that, but the problem I am having is not being able to view images I put in posts that are already uploaded in RailImages.
     
  20. wvgca

    wvgca TrainBoard Member

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    ah.. I see, from computer or tablet images are viewed okay, but not from smartphone?
     

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