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Bill Michelinie
01-14-2006, 09:30 AM
Okay, I figured out how to put pictures on our new message board without having to pay anything. If you know how to “upload” (store) your pictures on a website somewhere else, you can easily enter some code in your message and the message board software will load the picture from the other website into your message on TidalFish.

I use a website called Snapfish to store my pictures. Snapfish is a free service of Hewlett Packard. The first step would be to go to www.snapfish.com and register. Then you create a photo album (it is easy) and upload your pictures into it from your PC. It might sound complicated but it is really simple. If I can do it you can do it.

Okay, here is the slightly tricky part. You need to know the location on the web where your picture is. The easiest way to do this is to have your picture on the screen in Snapfish, or wherever you have your pictures stored, and then right click on the image. A little menu will come up and you want to left click on “copy image location.” This copies the long string of characters that represent the picture's location on the web into your computer’s memory so you can post it into your message later.

Now, go to our message board and click on “new topic” like you will always do to post a message. Just type your message as usual and when the blinking cursor is where you want the picture to be, you need to do something special. To the right of the message box, there is the heading "AMB Code." Under that you will see a box with the word "image" in it. Click on the box.

Once you clicked on the image box, look back at the message box and you will see that some characters were inserted where the cursor was. There should be a pair of brackets with the letters "img" inside and a space in between. Now click on the space which will move the cursor into the space. Now right click and a little menu will come up. Click on paste. This will insert the web location where your picture is stored, which will probably begin with "http://"

If you did it right, the picture will load right where you want it after you have completed and posted your message. If not, chose to edit your post and make the necessary adjustments until it looks the way you want it to.

If you do it right it should look something like this:

http://images.snapfish.com/345%3A4844%3A%7Ffp337%3Enu%3D3245%3E%3B76%3E573%3E WSNRCG%3D3233465859%3C66nu0mrj

You probably recognize our Director Bill O. This picture was taken on the Susquehanna flats last spring.

So there you have it. Give it a try! If you have any questions or problems, e-mail me at [email protected] or call me at 302-322-6000 (work) or 302-239-3107 at home.

rj
01-15-2006, 08:55 AM
Here is another free tutorial for posting photo's,courtesy of Tony B,even comes with pictures so it is easy to understand,,Tony suggests using Fishingworks for photo hosting,,but you can use any host that will allow remote linking,,in the past snapfish has not been 100% reliable for remote linking,,

http://tonyboschi.freeservers.com/

Bill Michelinie
05-04-2006, 08:49 AM
Guys, I revised this post to make the process less complicated and easier. By adding this reply message, it should kick the post back up to the top of the page.

Go ahead and try putting pictures into your message, its fun![excited]

philiplee
05-05-2006, 05:25 AM
Bill Michelinie originally wrote:
Okay, I figured out how to put pictures on our new message board without having to pay anything. If you know how to “upload” (store) your pictures on a website somewhere else, you can easily enter some code in your message and the message board software will load the picture from the other website into your message on TidalFish. snip

You mean like this...? [grin]

http://www.sfaod.com/xtraselect1.jpg

Really guys, it is easy!

philiplee
05-05-2006, 05:31 AM
Cheers! [wink]

http://www.sfaod.com/lager.JPG

Bill Michelinie
05-05-2006, 07:26 AM
Yeah, like that!

Nice looking pfly, Phil, and artistically posed, too. But 6:31 AM is a bit early for a Jingling, don't you think?[grin]

philiplee
05-05-2006, 09:46 AM
Bill Michelinie originally wrote:
Yeah, like that!

Nice looking pfly, Phil, and artistically posed, too. But 6:31 AM is a bit early for a Jingling, don't you think?[grin]
Early? Too early you say? Why no Billiam, it's noon somewhere! [wink]

Ken Tidy
05-08-2006, 10:24 AM
http://www.kentidy.com/Striper%20head.JPG