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How to include a picture in a post?

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On the posting form, right above the text area, is a row of buttons, for B, I, U, etc. The eleventh button looks like a little picture frame, and if the cursor is rested on it for a moment, a little popup appears saying "Image". The Help page shows this icon, and next to it says "This will insert an image." I expected it to allow me to select an image file on my computer (such as a screen capture or photograph) to upload to my post; but when I click it, it shows a window that wants a URL – an image hosted somewhere on the Internet?

 

The Help page also discusses Attachments: "Depending on where in the community you are posting your message at, you may be able to upload attachments to your message. There are two types of uploaders available: the default uploader and the flash uploader." I don't see anything on the posting form that seems to relate to this.

 

Is there some way to upload an image file from my computer to include in a post?

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Hello

 

Using ephoto (our default picture viewer) is a good start. Open the picture, menu (file section) and upload the picture to the imgur.com. After uploading it offers an URL which you can copy and then paste to the url dialog you mentioned above.

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Hello

 

Using ephoto (our default picture viewer) is a good start. Open the picture, menu (file section) and upload the picture to the imgur.com. After uploading it offers an URL which you can copy and then paste to the url dialog you mentioned above.

 

I added this to the Quick FAQ Wiki - thank you, The waiter!

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Hello

 

Using ephoto (our default picture viewer) is a good start. Open the picture, menu (file section) and upload the picture to the imgur.com. After uploading it offers an URL which you can copy and then paste to the url dialog you mentioned above.

 

So, to get this straight, the only way to include a picture or graphic in a post is to upload it to a third-party server first, then link to it in the post? I'm guessing this is so that this forum's server won't become overloaded with graphic files in time?

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Hello back

 

There was a solution in the past when we used uploading to enlightenment.org from menu (take screenshot) our pictures and enlightenment was our desktop. Life is changing and there were some troubles with uploading to e.org server. We decided to leave this solution (and also E to Moksha) and choose ephoto with its ability for uplading to imgur.com. Yes, we changed it, and AFAIK there is no option for uploading to bodhi server.

 

Stefan

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Mendiculus,

 

This is the same way many websites/forums work - you generally need a web address to point to (so the image must be online somewhere) and by having the images on someone else's servers, we keep ours a little safer (pretty easy to embed viruses into images, etc).  Also, as you mentioned, this keeps storage down on our servers.

 

Thank you for posting this question! 

 

Cheers!

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