- Sep 7, 2008
- Reaction score
- Illinois - USA
In the first method, you add pictures directly from the files in your computer. This may be quicker and easier in the short run. But the individual file size of pictures you upload is limited, so you may have to resize your photos to use this method if your pictures are large. You are also limited to a finite amount of storage space to hold the combined total of pictures you upload via this method. So sooner or later (usually sooner!) you will either have to remove previously uploaded pictures to make room for new ones... or use Method # 2.
For the second method, you must have a copy of your picture uploaded to, and stored on, a site like Photobucket. There are several similar file hosting sites which allow you to upload and store pictures for free after creating a basic account (also free). Once you have your Photobucket (example I will be using) account set up and your picture/s uploaded into it, then you can easily use the "Direct Link" URL associated with each photo to upload it right into your posts here.
The disadvantage of this method is that it is not quite as quick as using Method #1. But it is only slightly more complicated, and with just a couple of extra steps you can post almost unlimited numbers of pictures without having to worry about resizing, file size limits, or storage limits imposed by the MantidForum servers. It's really not difficult at all, and I highly recommend this method if you plan on posting more than just a couple of pictures on the forum in the future.
*Note: For an even easier way to do this method, you can instead just copy/paste the IMG Code directly into the box where you type the body of your post or message!
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