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Posted by Ken Kurtis on March 28, 2003 at 11:53:46:

In Reply to: How to include images in your posts. posted by Chris on March 28, 2003 at 11:32:17:

Here's the things I've learned in the last week or so:

1. Check the vertical (pixel) size of your image first. Although I usually scan things at 650 pixels high, that results in a fairly large picture when it's opened here. Even 300 can be a bit much, depending on the picture. 200 or 250 may work better. (I'll post four versions of an image - 650, 300, 200, and 100 pixels high - in separate threads above this to give you an idea of size.)

2. Once you've got your image sized, you need to load it onto a webiste. I stick mine of our Reef Seekers website. But it has to exist on the web somewhere.

3. Once that's all done, come to diver.net/bbs and click "Post a Message."

4. Type in whatever text you want in the appropriate places.

5. At the bototm, where it says "Optional Image URL" (and this is where it gets a little tricky) you type in the name of your image as it appears on your website where it's posted (you can right-click on the image, and hit "Properties" to get it correct) AND you MUST include "http://" before the "www".

For instance, there's a picture of a thornback ray on our site. The page on which it appears is "http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/redondo_31203.htm". However if I type that in, you'll get just a little red X appearing. The actual picture name on the site is "http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/Thornback.jpg". If I type that in, then the picture appears.

Also note that you can't post a picture in a reply (although perhaps Chris will change that) but only in the initital post.

Hope that helps.

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA

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