HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Community Help (Forum) » How to I insert a photo o...

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 01:43 PM

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

18 replies, 5471 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 18 replies Author Time Post
Reply How to I insert a photo or cartoon into a post? (Original post)
Amaryllis Feb 10 OP
riversedge Feb 10 #1
CurtEastPoint Feb 10 #3
Amaryllis Feb 11 #5
flamin lib Feb 10 #2
Honeycombe8 Mar 31 #6
mnmoderatedem Apr 2 #7
underpants Feb 10 #4
oldcynic Apr 2 #8
Rhiannon12866 Apr 3 #12
oldcynic Apr 2 #9
oldcynic Apr 2 #10
Make7 Apr 2 #11
oldcynic Apr 3 #13
oldcynic Apr 3 #14
Make7 Apr 3 #15
oldcynic Apr 3 #16
Rhiannon12866 Apr 6 #17
oldcynic Apr 6 #18

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 01:47 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


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 01:58 PM

3. see reply below for correct steps

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 08:35 PM

5. Thanks. So easy. Just did it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 01:52 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to flamin lib (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 07:55 PM

6. test

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to flamin lib (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 12:22 PM

7. test


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 02:09 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 04:32 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to oldcynic (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 01:38 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amaryllis (Original post)


Response to oldcynic (Reply #9)


Response to oldcynic (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 08:59 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Make7 (Reply #11)


Response to Make7 (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 06:18 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to oldcynic (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 06:45 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Make7 (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 3, 2017, 08:18 PM

16. At last I get it. Many thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to oldcynic (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 02:04 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 05:27 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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread