How to post photos on an internet forum

It’s quite common for people to ask how to post a photo on some of the internet forums I visit so I thought I’d create an easy to follow walk through.

I tend to use http://imageshack.us to host my images, so I will use this for my walkthrough.

  1. Open http://imageshack.us/
  2. Choose the location of the photo.
    Select image if the photo is on your pc or url if it is a link to a photo from another website.
    How to post photos on an internet forum
  3. If the image is on your pc click the browse button to find the image on your hard drive.
    How to post photos on an internet forum
  4. If your photo is very large it can cause problems on the forum so you can resize it first. I choose the 640 x 480 (for message boards) option.
    How to post photos on an internet forum
  5. Then click the “host it” button
    How to post photos on an internet forum
  6. The page will then redirect you to a page displaying various “codes” for you to use (depending on where you wish to post the photo). Scroll down the page. For most forums I use, the following code works (hotlinks for forums (1))
    How to post photos on an internet forumThen copy and paste the code provided and simply paste the code into your forum post.
  7. Alternatively you can use the direct link to image
    How to post photos on an internet forum
  8. Then on the forum there is normally an option to “insert an image” which will look something like this (depending on the forum).
    How to post photos on an internet forum
  9. Then a window will pop up and simply enter/paste the direct link to the image.
    How to post photos on an internet forum

Hopefully you will have then successfully posted your image.

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