How do I post photos on Stampboards using IMGUR?

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How do I post photos on Stampboards using IMGUR?

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April 23, 2020 update. https://www.IMGUR.com have a tech issue - whatever you try to load here, gets a "dimensions cannot be recognised" in red error message.

Do not waste your time trying - very annoying, they once were great and reliable - like photobucket once was. :roll: :roll: :roll:

We suggest you use the free https://www.imgbox.com or the even better https://www.imageshack.com - simple to use - see tutorial below. I use them all the time.


One of the most frequently asked questions on Stampboards is - "how can I add images to my post?"
ALL new threads started here must have an image in the first post. NO exceptions.
All images posted here hosted in the hosting sites below get progressively transferred to be hosted forever on the stampboards.com servers, at our expense, but that takes weeks to do.

Since the crazy $500 a year photobucket Ransom demand of latter 2017, ruining 100,000s of older images here, we no longer want to see ANY images to be posted here using photobucket. In 2019 they started doing idiotic things like adding massive ad ''watermarks'' to YOUR photos, and/or blurring images for non paid accounts. Do NOT ever use photobucket - once our preferred hoster.

Use only use the free https://www.imgbox.com or the even better https://www.imageshack.com IMGBOX has pop up to racy ads appear now and again, so some prefer not to use it. (so always check the FAMILY CONTENT box as shown!) But do NOT close or delete your photobucket or IMGUR account, as an army of volunteers here have quietly moved 100,000s of them to our own server. Near one MILLION of them actually. 8)

https://www.imgbox.com is totally free, and simple to use - here are the basics -
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Choose the ''800 x 800 RESIZED'' from the drop down choices. If you choose ''SQUARE'', any oblong stamp will post here SQUARE, or will show cropped off entirely at top or sides. :)
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Choose link in the ''BB CODE'' option as shown at right - and as always manually delete the letter "s" after ''https'' from this string you copy, as you need to do on all images under current software.
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https://www.imageshack.com is a cinch to use -
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One of the most frequently asked questions on Stampboards is "how can I add images to posts?"

ALL new threads started here must have an image in them. No exceptions.


Since the crazy $500 a year photobucket Ransom demand of latter 2017, ruining 100,000s of older images here, and all their later wacko demands etc, we no longer encourage any images to be posted here using photobucket, EXCEPT in the For Sale Forum. Use ONLY https://www.imgur.com please, except in the For Sale/Wanted Forum. See separate notes on those Forums.

https://www.imageshack.com is also used by many here, and IS fine for Sale/Wanted Forum, and is waht most use.

But do NOT close or delete your photobucket account, as a team of hard working volunteers here have quietly moved 500,000 of them to our own server. :mrgreen:

Here are some instructions on how to load photos now - click on this thread to practice your new found posting skills! It is fast and easy to master as you can see, from other member first attempts -

https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=284&start=2950

If you have a scanned image on your computer, or you want to post an image from the internet, you can load them to Stampboards, via a free image storage program called IMGUR that 99% of members here use.

To set up a totally free account with IMGUR: Go to - https://www.imgur.com

1. When you log into Imgur use the dropdown menu under your login and click on IMAGES

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2. Drop down the Auto-resize menu and select 800 x 600 option so that the image will fit on Stampboards

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3. Click on ADD IMAGES

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You can upload from a web URL or an image from your own computer

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4. If you want to add an image from your own computer you can drag images into the box or browse pictures on your computer- select one or more then upload.

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Note - if your image is taking a while to upload drop down IMAGES again/take LEAVE PAGE OPTION/open IMAGES again and your newly downloaded image should appear.


5. Click on your uploaded image/images to select then drop down the View image info box and select Generate image links

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6. Click Done and drop down the link options box to ensure you select the correct format of link to cut and paste into the Stampboards post box. You will choose the "BBCODE" link that starts with [img]https://i.imgur.com.......

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Do NOT choose and post here the "LINKED BB Code" box link that many do for some reason! Use ONLY the short "BB CODE" links here as shown. There are strong technical reasons for this policy.

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7. Cut and paste the coded files into the Stampboards box.
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Sept 2017 NOTE IMGUR have recently tweaked their software - if you use "BBCode link" then you will get a "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image" message when you hit the PREVIEW Button here.

TO fix the image just delete the 's' from 'https' in the code and it will post fine.
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Hit the "PREVIEW" Button, and that shows you all is correct with your image and your post.

When all looks correct, hit "Submit" and your image will appear in the post. :mrgreen:

Click on this thread to practice your new found posting skills!

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=284

How to load via an Iphone APP - imgur does have an app - on my iphone, once you click on an image within the app, you get an icon at the bottom for sharing. If you touch the image again (or the 'share' icon), you get an icon that will bring up your phone's sharing menu including an option to "Copy Link". Paste this link with the Image

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That is heavily frowned upon, as it obviously disrupts threads, and may lead to a member suspension.
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Threads like this are GREAT because of the photos:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1249&start=0

Various other technical tips are in the Tech forum at:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewforum.php?f=18

How to load HUGE images is outlined here -

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=87652
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And if you see an image from another website you want to post here, and know it will be OK with them, simply right click on that image, then left click on the "PROPERTIES" link you see and a box pops up.

Then mouse highlight the "address url" you see there, press CTRL and C buttons together. (This copies that url)

That url will look something like this: https://www.stampboards.com/images/miscr/NlHeuwg.jpg

And it will nearly ALWAYS have the word .jpg (or .gif) at end as this one does.

Then go to the thread you want to paste photo into, click "POST REPLY" icon at lower left, and press the CTRL and V keys together (= "paste") and in the reply box.

Simply highlight that with your mouse, and press the "Add Photo" box along top.

And our software then automatically adds little HTML tags like [ img] and [/img]

to either end of that link - so then press "SUBMIT" - and VOILÀ .. you get to load great images on this site. :mrgreen:

Margo

Again - click on this thread below to practice your new found image posting skills! It is fast and easy to master as you can see -

https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=284&start=2950

You too, can then add great images like these - most members here use Canon LIDE brand scanners - $100 or so globally, and give these superb results readily -

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On the left - Australia 1966 2c QE2 Green stamp at actual size!


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Re: How do I post photos on Stampboards using IMGUR?

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NB If you are using the Sales forum you will need to use PHOTOBUCKET to add images, NOT IMGUR - which is NOT permitted in that Forum. www.imageshack.com is also permitted and that is dead easy to use.

Photobucket instructions:

Set up a Photobucket account.

In your album...
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Select an image by clicking on it and it will then have a blue highlight.
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Click Share
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and then select the IMG (bulletin boards, forums) option
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The link is now copied into your clipboard for pasting here as normal.

The links are slightly different to the old:

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/bb339/estampshop/2012%2001/.highres/264-2-300.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

However, it is HTTPS, so the S will need to be removed before submitting (best practice is to also remove the extraneous URL section surrounding it), leaving:

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/bb339/estampshop/2012%2001/.highres/264-2-300.jpg[/img]


If you do not remove the S you will see the message:

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image


The result is...

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