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How-To

HOW TO POST A PICTURE IN A RAVELRY FORUM POST

PICTURES HOSTED ON FLICKR

See this tutorial with screenshots.

Step-by-Step:
1. Log in to Flickr and go to the picture that you want to add to your post
2. Click on ‘All Sizes’ (button with the magnifying glass above the picture)
3. Choose a size by clicking on it’s link on top of the picture (Medium is a good size for posting one picture but you might want to choose Small if you are posting more than one)
4. Underneath the picture there are 2 boxes, simply click in the first large box (or Ctrl+A to select all once you have clicked in the box) and copy all of the text (using Ctrl+C or Right-click and choose ‘Copy’ from the menu)
5. Back on Ravelry: In your post, paste the entire thing where you want the picture to show up (make sure you get all of the link), it will look like this: < a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunnysquirrel/745146704/&#8221; title=”Photo Sharing” >< img src=”http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/745146704_ee5ec8f343_…&#8221; height=”75″ alt=”left foot” width=”100″ / >< /a >
6. Click ‘Post’.

**NOTE: The image will not show up until you click ‘Post’ and confirm any magic links – until then it will just appear as the text that you pasted from Flickr.

NOTE: Flickr’s terms of service require that all images link back to Flickr’s site (you’ll notice that all of the project/stash photos on here have the little pink & blue dots below for that reason). So instead of using the image URL, you must copy and paste the HTML that Flickr provides on the ‘view different sizes’ page for the image. (Please note that you will not need to use any of the toolbar icons for this; you can just paste the HTML below directly into your post.)

PICTURES HOSTED ON PHOTOBUCKET

1. Log in to Photobucket and go to the picture that you want to add to your post
2. To the Left of the picture, under ‘Share this image’ left-click once in the box for ‘HTML Code’ (it will automatically select all of the text and copy it).
3. Back on Ravelry: In your post, paste the entire thing where you want the picture to show up, it will look like this: > < a href=”http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/aredhelstar/?action=view&current=May09003.jpg&#8221; target=”_blank” >< img src=”http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/aredhelstar/May09003.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket” >< /a >
4. Click ‘Post’.

**NOTE: The image will not show up until you click ‘Post’ and confirm any magic links – until then it will just appear as the text that you pasted from Photobucket.

PICTURES HOSTED ON RAVELRY
(works for pictures hosted on other sites as well, just skip to Step 3)

You cannot upload directly from your computer to a post, but if you have already uploaded the picture to your projects or stash, you can grab the url and use the picture icon to post it here.

1. Go to the picture you want to post (on your project’s actual page not the main project page with thumbnails).
2. Click on the picture you want to bring up the window that shows the larger version of the image.
3. Right-click (or Ctrl+click for Mac) on this larger version of the picture you want to use and choose “Copy Image Location” from the menu.
4. In your post where you want the picture to show up, click the photo icon (little square Polaroid) and paste that address there, click ‘OK’.
5. Click ‘Post’.

**NOTE: The image will not show up until you click ‘Post’ and confirm any magic links – until then it will just appear as a link.

1 Response to "How-To"

Thank you very much for this information. I have printed it out and will use it later this afternoon.
Your technically challenged friend in Baltimore 🙂

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