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Linking images on Forum -

Postby dkightley » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:10 pm

There has been recent changes to the T&Cs by the photo hosting site Photobucket where using photos in links from 3rd party sites ( including the Talking T Gauge forum) can only be done if you have a paid subscription with them....something that has resulted in a lot of social media complaints, etc.

I thought it wise to update the situation regarding the use of photographs on the forum....
Images can be incorporated into posts in one of three ways....

1) Images can be loaded as attachments on the forum for PERMANENT use in threads. There is, however a maximum file size restrictions of approx. 2MB. Also, if the image is wider than approx. 900 pixels or higher than 1000 pixels, the photo will not be displayed directly in the post. Instead it will appear as a link that can be opened.

2) Images can be stored on photo hosting sites (like Photobucket, etc) and the image incorporated in image tags so the image can be shown direct in the thread. Note that the same restrictions apply, and if the image is large, it will accessible as a link. Note the issue with Photobucket applies to this way of showing images.

3) Images can be stored on third party photo sites or similar and a html link used to link to the photo site so the image can be viewed on that site.

THE PREFERRED WAY OF INCORPORATING IMAGES IN POSTS ON TALKING T GAUGE IS METHOD 1. The image will be permanent and the flow of the thread will not be lost by the image becoming unviewable....which can happen very easily using either of the other methods.
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