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Old 11-18-2016, 04:19 AM
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Default How to Add Pictures to a Post [Tutorial] (UPDATED 2018)

THIS INFORMATION HAS CHANGED AS OF APRIL 2018. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BE DIRECTED TO THE NEW METHOD:


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It seems that there are a lot of people who struggle with adding pictures to a post.
I thought I'd start a new thread on the topic, and list step by step with pictures for how it's done.


Step one:

Click on the little paperclip in the toolbar.


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Step two:

A Popup window will open that will allow you to browse your computer and upload attachments. Click on "Browse" under "upload files from your computer" and choose a file. You can continue clicking on each browse button and select as many files as you want to add.


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Step Three:

After selecting a file or files, click on "upload" to send the file from your computer to THT.


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Step Four:

When you are finished uploading the files, click on "close this window" at the bottom of the popup window (you might have to scroll down to see it).


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Step Five:

Now all of the files (or pictures) that you want on your post are uploaded and ready to use in your post. If you stop here, they will show up at the bottom of your post. If you want them in specific locations (as in this tutorial), move your cursor to where you want the picture, and click the paperclip again. This time, a small list of your attachments will show up. Just click on the file/picture that you want to use, and it will be inserted in your message at your current cursor position. You will then see some HTML code that looks like "ATTACH]750167[/ATTACH" in your message. That's fine, you won't see that when it posts, that is just a link to your attachment, and this is where your picture will show up.


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That's it! You can now post pictures on THT, or any other forum that uses vBulletin!
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How do you rotate them when they upload sideways? I've uploaded sometimes and all is good, and other times it's all cattywhampus...
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Originally Posted by tarponchaser View Post
How do you rotate them when they upload sideways? I've uploaded sometimes and all is good, and other times it's all cattywhampus...
You need to make sure they are correct before uploading. The only way to fix them is to upload a properly rotated picture.

You can do this by opening the picture in MSPaint (windows 10) or Paint (XP and previous versions of windows).

Open the picture with paint, click on the rotate button, and save the picture. Then you can either upload, or re-upload it to THT in the correct orientation.
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On more than one occasion I have uploaded a properly oriented photo and when it up loads it shows up rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise
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How do u post pics with a phone (android)? Since that's the only way I use this site.
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Originally Posted by tarponchaser View Post
On more than one occasion I have uploaded a properly oriented photo and when it up loads it shows up rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise
Sorry, that's never happened to me. I'm not sure what's happening there....
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Originally Posted by Maranvin View Post
How do u post pics with a phone (android)? Since that's the only way I use this site.
I don't use my phone much for surfing, but I just went to the mobile site, and it only gives you an option to add a link, not upload a picture.

To upload a picture from your phone, Click on "View Full Site", and follow the directions above.

That's the only way I see to actually upload a photo without hosting it somewhere and providing a link.
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You can also upload your photos to a hosting site such as Photobucket.com - when the photos are uploaded, a link dedicated to loading them onto a forum appears - you just copy it then paste it into your post - you won't get any problems with photos mysteriously rotating.
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Choosing file to upload, note the orientation:

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Here you see it listed under current attachments, it has been uploaded:


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And here it is uploaded in the post:
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Originally Posted by tarponchaser View Post
Choosing file to upload, note the orientation:



Here you see it listed under current attachments, it has been uploaded:


And here it is uploaded in the post:
The only thing I can think of is that you rotated it in that program, and it remembers how you want to see it. (Some programs just remember what you did the last time you opened it, and show it to you that way again) Open it in paint (or another photo editing program, but paint is going to show you what you have for sure) and see what the orientation is. If it's turned, that's your problem. Rotate it in paint, SAVE IT, and then upload it, and it will show correctly.

I could be wrong (It happened once), but I'm guessing that's what's going on.

**I just noticed you're one of "those" people who run an apple.. There has to be an equivalent program to paint that you can use to open the picture and edit it, but I wouldn't know what that is being a Microsoft Windows user.
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Originally Posted by sloch24 View Post
The only thing I can think of is that you rotated it in that program, and it remembers how you want to see it. (Some programs just remember what you did the last time you opened it, and show it to you that way again) Open it in paint (or another photo editing program, but paint is going to show you what you have for sure) and see what the orientation is. If it's turned, that's your problem. Rotate it in paint, SAVE IT, and then upload it, and it will show correctly.

I could be wrong (It happened once), but I'm guessing that's what's going on.
I didn't rotate it. I took the pic on my iPhone at it shows up in my photos app in the MacBook. Then uploaded it to the site without any editing. I'm not trying to beat you up brother. Just thought you may have had a fix for it. I typically use photobucket so I don't have that issue, but I thought I could save myself an extra step. Thanks Sloch!
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Originally Posted by tarponchaser View Post
I didn't rotate it. I took the pic on my iPhone at it shows up in my photos app in the MacBook. Then uploaded it to the site without any editing. I'm not trying to beat you up brother. Just thought you may have had a fix for it. I typically use photobucket so I don't have that issue, but I thought I could save myself an extra step. Thanks Sloch!
Sorry man... Not sure what's going on then. Maybe someone else will chime in with an answer for you.

I'm no guru, just a long time forum user, and a little bit of a geek...

I will say this though, it appears as though you took the picture with the phone vertical. If I do that, it will show up as yours does on a computer. If I take the picture horizontal, it looks fine.

I'm still guessing that somewhere, some program is fixing it for the way it thinks you want to see it, but in reality, it's a vertically taken picture, so it's going to be off 90 degrees.

That's my last guess. Good luck if that's not it..
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Originally Posted by sloch24 View Post
Sorry man... Not sure what's going on then. Maybe someone else will chime in with an answer for you.

I'm no guru, just a long time forum user, and a little bit of a geek...

I will say this though, it appears as though you took the picture with the phone vertical. If I do that, it will show up as yours does on a computer. If I take the picture horizontal, it looks fine.

I'm still guessing that somewhere, some program is fixing it for the way it thinks you want to see it, but in reality, it's a vertically taken picture, so it's going to be off 90 degrees.

That's my last guess. Good luck if that's not it..
That makes sense. I'll try uploading a horizontal pic and see what happens
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Sorry man... Not sure what's going on then. Maybe someone else will chime in with an answer for you.

I'm no guru, just a long time forum user, and a little bit of a geek...

I will say this though, it appears as though you took the picture with the phone vertical. If I do that, it will show up as yours does on a computer. If I take the picture horizontal, it looks fine.

I'm still guessing that somewhere, some program is fixing it for the way it thinks you want to see it, but in reality, it's a vertically taken picture, so it's going to be off 90 degrees.

That's my last guess. Good luck if that's not it..
You are dead on.

The Photos app in the MacBook is showing it the way it thinks I want to see it (which it is the way i want to view it) but it is really storing it as a vertical pic.

The site only recognizes horizontal photos so when it uploads it makes it a horizontal photo.

If I save it outside of Photos the orientation issue disappears. Photos is just keeping the original as it was taken regardless of how I view it. When I save it somewhere else then it is just a saved pic.

I know this is Mac specific and won't help the Windows folks.
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Vertical pic from Photos app:



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Same pic saved outside of Photos:



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Horizontal pic, no changes needed:



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So the important thing here is that I was right.. 😂. J/K

Hopefully this helps out others that are having the same problem.
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Ahh...HA. Finally. I've been plagued by this. I know the last picture I took on my boat was taken with my phone vertically. And I betcha..........yep, you guys got it figured. Great example of brainstorming. Kudos
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