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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 12:43 PM

How to I insert a photo or cartoon into a post?

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Reply How to I insert a photo or cartoon into a post? (Original post)
Amaryllis Feb 2017 OP
riversedge Feb 2017 #1
CurtEastPoint Feb 2017 #3
Amaryllis Feb 2017 #5
flamin lib Feb 2017 #2
Honeycombe8 Mar 2017 #6
mnmoderatedem Apr 2017 #7
denbot Jun 2017 #23
True Blue American Mar 2019 #26
underpants Feb 2017 #4
True Blue American Apr 2019 #35
oldcynic Apr 2017 #8
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #12
True Blue American Apr 2019 #36
oldcynic Apr 2017 #9
oldcynic Apr 2017 #10
Make7 Apr 2017 #11
oldcynic Apr 2017 #13
oldcynic Apr 2017 #14
Make7 Apr 2017 #15
oldcynic Apr 2017 #16
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #17
oldcynic Apr 2017 #18
True Blue American Mar 2019 #27
BigOleDummy May 2017 #19
Name removed May 2017 #20
flibbitygiblets May 2017 #21
dewsgirl Mar 2019 #28
RedSpartan Jun 2017 #22
CharleyDog Mar 2019 #24
lunasmithiam Mar 2019 #25
dewsgirl Mar 2019 #29
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 #30
Sugarcoated Apr 2019 #31
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #32
Sugarcoated Apr 2019 #33
geralmar Apr 2019 #34
Name removed Apr 2019 #37

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 12:47 PM

1. Right click over your photo/cartoon. school down to Save Image Location and then transport

to where you want to and right click again and choose Paste.
good luck


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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 12:58 PM

3. see reply below for correct steps

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 07:35 PM

5. Thanks. So easy. Just did it!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 12:52 PM

2. Assuming the image is on the web in some website

right click on the image, click on 'save image address' (copy), ctrl V (paste) in your post. The link will present as the image.

If it is your own work, save it to a site like Photobucket and link from there.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 06:55 PM

6. test

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 11:22 AM

7. test


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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 14, 2017, 12:58 AM

23. Awesome

II just finished a book titled "Valiant Ambition", a look at George Washington, and Benedict Arnold.
Trump makes Major General Benedict Arnold look like Abe Lincoln.


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Response to flamin lib (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:01 AM

26. On IPAD

Hold down stylus over picture, copy, then paste to site!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 01:09 PM

4. On a smart phone (Apple)

Hold you thumb down in the imagine and then move your thumb upward

You should be given the option to Save Image or Copy

For DU I hit Copy
For Facebook I Save

Then click in the text box and hit Paste

Make sure the link ends with jpg or png. Sometimes there will be text after the jpg you can backspace to get rid of it.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:21 AM

35. That works on IPad Mini Pad too.:)

But I use stylus at times!



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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 03:32 PM

8. help

I get the image loaded in photobucket but which address to I click? There are four options and the last two I chose didn't work.

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 12:38 AM

12. You want to post the url for the one that says Direct

I usually preview my post to make sure it looks like I want it to.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:22 AM

36. Yes!:)

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 07:59 PM

11. For PhotoBucket, you should use the 'Direct' option under 'Share This Photo'.

For your picture, the following is all you need to have it displayed in a post on DU:

http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p466/theoldcynic/Elk%20King%20by%20Sondra%20H_zpscmqcst7x.jpg

All the DU software uses is the actual image location on the web - starting with http and ending with .jpg, .png, or .gif. That's why using the HTML option from PhotoBucket leaves all the miscellaneous text in your post.

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Mon Apr 3, 2017, 05:18 PM

14. So much for DIRECT

I posted some pictures early on and they worked fine. Can't understand what happened. Any ideas?

HEY, I delete the image in photobucket as soon as it's posted to DU. Do I have to leave it in photobucket??
test DIRECT/photobucket


I'm talking to myself, aren't I? A sure sign of genius.

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 05:45 PM

15. Yes, you need to leave it on PhotoBucket.

When you put a picture in a post here it just points to where the image is accessible via the internet - in your case stored on PhotoBucket's servers. That web address is what you copy when you use the DIRECT link. For example:

http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p466/theoldcynic/Victoria%20Falls%20Zimbabwe_zpsvh69qbzn.jpg

The DU software takes that address and puts it in an <img> html tag to display the picture - but when people view it in their browsers the actual image data is retrieved from PhotoBucket.com.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 07:18 PM

16. At last I get it. Many thanks!

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 01:04 AM

17. Oh yes, you need to leave it on Photobucket

That links to your photo. If you deleted your photo after posting it, it's no longer there so the link no longer has anything to link back to.

And that is a great pic! You can also make your photos bigger or smaller by using the edit function on Photobucket. That's one reason I always preview my post when I post a photo, to see how it looks before I post it.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:27 PM

18. many thanks

The pic is Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. I tried editing just today but think I need practice. I'm just pleased as punch to be learning new stuff with such nice help.

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:04 AM

27. Video

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Wed May 31, 2017, 02:39 PM

21. test

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:28 AM

28. Damn I would let him cover all my conditions anytime.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 04:58 AM

25. see 7. Test post

I will suggest you insert to photo through the thread navigation bar option as per used 7. Test on below the reply.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:29 AM

29. While this thread is going, does someone have Android instructions?

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:44 PM

30. I have Android Pie on a Note 9

and use Dolphin as a browser. If you can navigate on a browser to an image and long press it, it gave me various options including to "share" (which offers the link to copy by tapping it) or you can save it or view it. Once you can copy the link, then you should be able to navigate to DU to the message box and long press in the box to "paste".

Will test that out in my next post from my phone.

EDIT - pasting an image from the phone -



(back to laptop) - you just have to make sure the image you are copying has a commonly recognized image extension - i.e., "jpg" or "jpeg" or "gif" or "png" or "tif", etc.

(also had to fix the spelling errors from the phone too )

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 05:09 PM

31. When I do as instructed

all that posts is the photo's link address.

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Response to Sugarcoated (Reply #31)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 12:23 AM

32. Not all photo links work here.

Your best option is one with a .jpg extension. If I'm looking for a version of a photo that works, I'll right click on the photo and choose "Search Google for Image" for the photo. That gives you all the versions of the photo out there and I choose the one (right click and choose "Copy Image Address" ) that's the best size and has the .jpg extension. I generally preview it to make sure it worked.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 12:09 PM

33. Thanks for responding, Rhiannon12866

I'll try that.

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