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How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by Leveraged100to1 » Mon May 27, 2019 11:03 am

Whenever I try to attach pictures in posts, I get the following error message:

"It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct."

For example, this is the picture I want to attach https://imgur.com/nAcO80X . I write it between "img" and "/img" in square brackets, but I get the error.

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by JoMoney » Mon May 27, 2019 11:09 am

Your picture is too big. The dimensions of the raw picture would fill up the screen and be to unwieldy for some devices/screens/browsers.
I would recommend using:
https://postimages.org/
It has a handy feature / drop-down menu when you upload a picture to resize it for you. I picked 800x600 for this:
Image
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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by Leveraged100to1 » Mon May 27, 2019 11:12 am

Thanks.

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by Earl Lemongrab » Mon May 27, 2019 1:23 pm

The problem is that you don't have an image link, but a link to a page with an image on it.

The real link is: https://i.imgur.com/nAcO80X.png

That you could insert, if it didn't exceed the 1200 pixel width maximum.

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by fortfun » Mon May 27, 2019 2:17 pm

After you upload to the imgur site you must:

Click the down arrow next to Copy (upper right of photo)
Click Get share links.
Copy BBforum code.

Return to this site and paste that BBforum code. There is not need to use the image toolbar at all.

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by Miriam2 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:28 pm

Earl Lemongrab wrote: The problem is that you don't have an image link, but a link to a page with an image on it.

The real link is: https://i.imgur.com/nAcO80X.png

That you could insert, if it didn't exceed the 1200 pixel width maximum.
Earl - how do we get from the "link to a page with an image on it" to the "image link"?

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by fortfun » Mon May 27, 2019 2:30 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote: The problem is that you don't have an image link, but a link to a page with an image on it.

The real link is: https://i.imgur.com/nAcO80X.png

That you could insert, if it didn't exceed the 1200 pixel width maximum.
Earl - how do we get from the "link to a page with an image on it" to the "image link"?
Just right click on the image and then click "copy image address." However, the steps I described above, are actually easier.

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by Miriam2 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:44 pm

fortfun wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Miriam2 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote: The problem is that you don't have an image link, but a link to a page with an image on it.

The real link is: https://i.imgur.com/nAcO80X.png

That you could insert, if it didn't exceed the 1200 pixel width maximum.
Earl - how do we get from the "link to a page with an image on it" to the "image link"?
Just right click on the image and then click "copy image address." However, the steps I described above, are actually easier.
Thank you!

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by JoMoney » Mon May 27, 2019 8:29 pm

FWIW, if you use https://postimages.org/ , which doesn't require any sign-up, and is blocked less than imgur (at least that's been my experience with some workplace firewalls), not only does it give you handy re-sizing options, after it's uploaded you get a direct link as the second option down, there's even an icon next to it to copy the link to your clipboard
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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by fortfun » Mon May 27, 2019 9:17 pm

JoMoney wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:29 pm
FWIW, if you use https://postimages.org/ , which doesn't require any sign-up, and is blocked less than imgur (at least that's been my experience with some workplace firewalls), not only does it give you handy re-sizing options, after it's uploaded you get a direct link as the second option down, there's even an icon next to it to copy the link to your clipboard
Good to know. Thanks JoMoney.

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by LadyGeek » Fri May 31, 2019 7:13 pm

Thanks! I added Postimage to the wiki: Posting images in the Bogleheads forum (Postimage.org)

FYI - The site name is Postimage, but the link is plural as https://postimages.org/
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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by Peter Foley » Fri May 31, 2019 7:16 pm

Very helpful. Thanks.

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by RetiredMike1 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:38 am

Another method of changing pictures to a desired size is to use a separate program. I use a program called PIXresizer for changing jpg pictures on my computer. It is freeware. You can find it by Googling. I've never had any problems with it.

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Re: How can I attach pictures in posts?

Post by Time2Quit » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:39 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Thanks! I added Postimage to the wiki: Posting images in the Bogleheads forum (Postimage.org)

FYI - The site name is Postimage, but the link is plural as https://postimages.org/
Can you add the plugin to the website itself?

https://postimages.org/plugins
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