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Uploading a Picture in a Post

Discussion in 'How To Use This Forum' started by Josephine, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Josephine

    Josephine FORUM ADMIN, NURSE DIRECTOR Administrator
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    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2007
    The North
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Uploading pictures into your posts has never been easier!

    First,make sure your photo is not bigger than 600x400 pixels which is about the size of my image here when posted.

    If your photo posts bigger - even as big as 3,000x2,500 pixels then the system will automatically resize it and a "click to view larger image" notice will appear when it's posted. You can leave this or edit the post and resize it as you wish


    Then start your thread or post

    Then click on the tab "Upload a File"
    here for the first post

    here for a secondary post

    And here you are in your own computer, choosing the image you want in your post

    In fact you can choose several and put them in later

    As you can see, there are options to apply the picture as a thumbnail or as a full image. And you can delete it if it's not quite right for you.

    This is a thumbnail image

    and this is a full image

    When you are ready to put the images in, just place your mouse cursor where want the image and then click on Thumbnail or Full Image, which ever you want and that's where it will appear there. For neatness and ease of reading, do ensure that your cursor isn't in the middle of any text or close to the text. I suggest you put at least one empty line above and below each image.

    When editing a post with images:

    The image only shows when you first create the post. Once you've done that, if you go back to edit it, you will find the images are replaced with this:

    It's not a fault, XenForo (this forum) is designed to do that. But if you want to change the image in anyway, click on "More Options" and you will be taken to another page which is like the original with the list of all the images you have uploaded. You can delete them and change them as you wish.


    NB if you don't do anything with the image, it will simply appear as a thumbnail anyway.

    Re; super large images. If the image is too large (say 3,000x1,800 pixels) it will be huge in the post and not be very viewable for everyone else. The best size for an image is 400x400 pixels or thereabouts.

    If you are posting an xray, it needs to be full image and also around 2,000x2,000 pixels in order to be 'of diagnostic quality' or in other words, if you want me to give an opinion on it. It's no good giving me a thumbnail or a standard small size image (300x400 pixels) because I will need to enlarge the image and if it started small, it will just pixilate like this (the original image here was 98x75 pixels)


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