How to upload photos and videos

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How to upload photos and videos

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    To get your photos to appear in your threads you need to go to your settings page via the link at the top of the page

    then under the advanced option tab make sure your content editor is set to enhanced

    Your photos need to be under 4MB in size though around 1.5MB will ensure they load up faster (you can resize photos in software like windows photo gallery if you are using a PC)

    To start a new thread find a forum of your choice (there are many), you can find TJ's forum map here 

    You then want the New Thread button

    To upload a photo into a new thread you should see the full editor and you want the 9th icon from the left 

    On starting a new thread decide a heading for the smaller box, then if you want to put text in your thread,that goes in the big box, when you want to insert a photo press enter and that will put the cursor on a new line.

    You then want the 9th icon, that will bring a new box up, if you click the browse button that will open a folder on your PC(you want the one where your photos are stored)

    when uploading a photo you should see a green progress bar

    once it's uploaded you should see it in the large box

    click insert and you should see it in the editor

    then click post and you should see it in your thread

    to post more than one photo at a time all you need to do is click enter on your keyboard to put the cursor on a new line and repeat the process with either more text or just a photo.

    In an existing thread


    To add photo to an existing thread (your own or one that someone else has started) you need the use rich formatting link under any reply box

    And now how to post videos onto a thread


    You first need to upload your video on Youtube, then there are two methods of copying your youtube address

    1 you can highlight the address in the main bar and copy that

    or

    2 right click on the video and select the copy video URL option

    then back here you need the youtube/web url option

    simply paste your Youtube address in the URL box then click insert

    Can't think of anything else but anyone spot any mistakes or have missed something let me know

  • Think this is very good ideal, alan but from my own experience, think it would be good if you could add to this with more diagrams of the green box  then how to add photos and later do one on you tube ect yas

  • Thats really good alan, will really help the new people good on you yas

  • Thanks so much will give it a try.

  • Alan, you have done a great job doing a step by step explanation. Thank you. Being too hasty I didn't read to the bottom and missed the bit about pressing enter to put on more than one photo!

  • Alan, can you add pictures directly from Flickr? I use it to store and sort pictures on mac rather than pic. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks

  • tony

    Alan, can you add pictures directly from Flickr? I use it to store and sort pictures on mac rather than pic. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks

    I can answer that - yes you can.
    On Flickr, If you click Share, Embed, Original & copy the text you get something like this
    <a data-flickr-embed="true"  href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/whistling_joe/26588530619/in/dateposted-public/" title="Little Egret"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4534/26588530619_aaf16d5d8f_o.jpg" width="2619" height="2625" alt="Little Egret"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    If you copy/paste the bit I highlighted in bold into the normal RSPB Insert/Edit Media function as a YouTube or web url, click the Preview pane (don't ask me why you need to do that!) then it will display the image in the thread, linking back to Flickr
  • I'm not Alan but yes you can. Arguably, it's the best way to do it because it doesn't occupy space on the RSPB's server.

    Here's how I do it.

    1. Open the image on Flickr.
    2. Click on "View all sizes" (Bottom right hand corner)
    3. Choose the size you want (it defaults to large)
    4. Right click on image and copy image address or whatever the equivalent is in your browser/operating system.
    5. Back on the Forum page click on the Insert/Edit media icon
    6. Change to the YouTube/WebURL option

    Paste the URL link into the box. You may have to click in the Preview Pane for the image to appear,but voila it's done.

    Sounds a bit complicated but it's quite quick once you get the hang of it.

    POST EDIT Crossed post with WJ. Choose whichever method you find easiest.

  • Thanks very much Tony & WJ, very helpful. I will give both a try tomorrow, I thought there must be away but hadn't worked it out.

    Thanks

    Post edit, fab pic WJ by the way