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Posting Links and Images

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:34 am

This is explained in the FAQ which is usually overlooked, hence this thread.

Displaying Images
Code like this:
(Img)styles/prosilver/imageset/site_logo.gif(/img) but with square brackets will display an image:
Image

The maximum recommended width is 800 pixels (600 is better as some people are still using 800x600 resolution). The best formats to use are usually transparent GIF or transparent PNG (smallest if few colours are used). JPG images with text are not so clear unless saved at the highest quality, so use GIF and get the additional advantage of transparency.

Large images slow down the loading of threads, so crop the image or resize the application window before taking a screen grab with Alter Print Screen to show just what you need to illustrate.

Linking to Files
Upload a font or other file to your webspace and link to it with code like this:
(url=http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pesala/Fon ... .zip)Tuffy Truetype Font(/url) (60 Kbytes zip file) but with square brackets will display an active link to a file.

Tuffy Font (60 Kbytes zip file)

Add details of the file to advise users what they are about to open.

Most users will be able to open PDF files directly in their browsers. PDF files are useful to display carefully formatted text and graphics.

Tuffy Character Set (114 Kybtes PDF File)
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:52 am

Bhikkhu Pesala, thanks for the useful topic.

Here is the tag for inserting a link to a font file:

Code: Select all

[url=http://forum.high-logic.com/postedfiles/Denissen.ttf]My Font File[/url]
The result looks like:
My Font File

People who don't have a access to a personal web space or don’t know how to do this, can send their screenshots/ fonts directly to me and I'll upload them to the forum.
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Uploading Images With Irfan View

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:01 pm

The latest release of Irfan View 4.0 has a plugin for uploading files to a server. Select the files in the thumbnail browser, and from the file menu, select "Transfer Selected Files by FTP .."

Enter the server name, user name, and folder (these details are remembered), and your password. Thereafter, you only need to enter your password.

If, like me, you often upload images to illustrate a point, this saves loading an FTP program.
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Re: Posting Links and Images

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:51 am

With the forum upgrade to phpBB 3 it is now possible to attach files (images, font file, etc) to your posts.
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Re: Posting Links and Images

Post by Dave Crosby » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:38 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:With the forum upgrade to phpBB 3 it is now possible to attach files (images, font file, etc) to your posts.
I like that BB3 stays at the point of code insertion (B for bold etc.) instead of jumping back to article start!
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Re: Posting Links and Images

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:46 pm

To post a link directly to a specific post, copy the address of the little icon just before the post's timestamp by right-clicking on the icon.

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Re: Posting Links and Images

Post by William » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:55 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:To post a link directly to a specific post, copy the address of the little icon just before the post's timestamp by right-clicking on the icon.
I found that after right-clicking that I needed to use Copy Shortcut rather than Copy. This on a Windows xp PC.

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Re: Posting Links and Images

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:40 am

Internet Explorer: Copy Shortcut
Firefox: Copy Link Location
Opera: Copy link address
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