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I've asked this before but still can't do it, although I have done so ages ago.


I want to post an image in a thread but can't.
I have it saved as both a .bmp and a .png but all my drag/drop or copy/paste attempts fail.
I've seen images (route maps etc) in other posts - how do I do it?
izzyhill @ 16/09/2015 10:33  

MrMike @ 16/09/2015 19:30  

jeez, that was a trial!

Top left of the editor window is a button to 'toggle HTML view'

You then need to be able to use HTML to hotlink to the image you want to post, and ideally supply the correct height and width for it to be displayed at.

<img src="https://???????.jpg" height="368" width="652">
MrMike @ 16/09/2015 19:34  

Note that once you've put the HTML code in place, toggle the HTML view back off, and if the picture renders in the editor window, it's worked.

Don't hit submit while still on the HTML view, it'll just post the HTML code.

MrMike @ 16/09/2015 19:35  

Sounds painfull is there an easer way to do it Matt
Bikeabill @ 18/09/2015 21:19  

There are several options for the boss man...

1. Put an image insert button in the post editor, that would allow people to hot link to images hosted elsewhere - basically a simpler method of what I've done above.

2. Allow people to post images in a thread, but restrict that selection to images on an event, or in their own profile

3. Allow images to uploaded and displayed in a post.

no. 3 has memory space implications, and seems OTT given BM already allows images to be uploaded to an Event and to your own profile.

no 1 is perhaps the easiest to enable, but the main risk is broken links - if the location of the linked photo changes, the link is broken and no image displays on the post.

no 2 would be, to my mind, the best compromise - we'd only be linking to images already hosted on BM, and ownership of every image is stored along with them, so no copyright/usage permission issues. I do think it might be rather harder to code into the editor though....

MrMike @ 19/09/2015 11:55  

Testing to see if I can link to Event photos

Yep, I can
MrMike @ 19/09/2015 12:01  

And profile photo

MrMike @ 19/09/2015 12:04  

Mike is spot on.


Upload into your profile pics.


Then go find the pic, open it, right-click, select copy.... then paste into a forum topic. You should also be able to resize it.


BUT - the forum posts "Rich text editor" will be removed and replaced in the near future by something less fancy but more secure. I'll try to make a photo-embedding feature
Matt @ 21/09/2015 19:22  

(nice bike MrMike)


can't I do this without first putting pics in my profile or having to keep them wherever there's a link to the location at the time?
izzyhill @ 22/09/2015 15:22  

Not at the moment - to be fair, BM already lets you upload photos to your Profile, and to Events, and to my mind (not that it matters - it's up to Matt!!) that's already plenty space - remembering that hosting photos takes up ever more space on website servers, potentially costing more and more as the size of the site grows, and lots of pics will make it grow even faster
MrMike @ 22/09/2015 19:42  

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