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I uploaded my avatar shot from my pictures from my comp. Can you explain to somebody who is almost illiterate I.T. wise why it is that you cant just do the same when you want to post a picture and why it has to exist online somewhere because thats a right pain. I do have a flickr account but its for my nature shots and I have a couple of pictures of a rabbit in a wheelchair that I wanted to upload but couldnt because they only exist on my computer. Seems a bit primitive to not be able to just stick photos direct from the comp… I would have to set up a new flickr site or separate folder on my existing one and then everything that I wanted to post here would need uploading twice after downloading. Seems like a long way to go about things, especially as I can slap down a you tube clip willy nilly but cant a single frame. I dont see the logic? I am not being argumentative, I genuinely do not understand why it cannot be done. I need to have the logic to understand and make sense of it please.
…why it is that you cant just do the same when you want to post a picture and why it has to exist online somewhere …
Because two separate systems control image management for user account avatars (managed by WordPress) and photos embedded in forum posts (managed by the SimplePress plugin that powers these forums). This is why we offer free Tripawds blogs for those who do not already share photos online.
An image file must reside somewhere online for it to display on any web page. We provide the functionality to embed images in these forums following the directions provided in this topic. We also offer free hosting of images in the Media Library of free Tripawds blogs so users can upload photos if they don’t already have another photo sharing account.
Hope this answers your question!
3 June 2014
I’m a little slow with this whole pic thing. I went to a discussion forum and clicked on the little tree icon and then a box came up that I’ve never seen before asking for info to add a pic. I do not participate in on-line social media (except for this site) so I don’t have photos uploaded anywhere else on the internet. I was trying to upload a photo that I have saved on my computer in my photo file (which I believe is a jpg pic). It worked fine when I uploaded the avatar when creating my account here.
So is there where I need to go to the “blog” to add pics?
Thanks ahead of time for your help!
November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014
May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!
I don’t have photos uploaded anywhere else on the internet.
No problem! That’s why we offer free Tripawds Blogs.
I was trying to upload a photo that I have saved on my computer in my photo file (which I believe is a jpg pic).
Sorry, not sure what you mean by “in your photo file”. Where were you attempting to upload the pic?
It worked fine when I uploaded the avatar when creating my account here. So is there where I need to go…
No, the Avatar image upload is different from the Blog Media Library. It is only used to show your User avatar pic, and can only be one image. if you upload another there in your User profile, it will replace your existing avatar.
It looks like you have not yet created a blog. If you wish to add photos to forum posts, pictures must be hosted somewhere. You can start your blog anytime. You will then have access to the Media Library where you can easily upload your photos and get the link to past into the “Image URL” field when using the Tree icon you mentioned.
Be sure to review the default first post that will be created for you if/when you start your blog. It has lots of helpful tips and links for help using the Media Library, and our other blog tutorial videos.
Hope this helps! If you’d like further assistance, we can set a time to meet in the chat room and I can walk you through this.
12 March 2015
I uploaded a pic to shutterfly on a public web address. It isn’t coming up on the site. I am using chrome on a mac.
The photo button asks for:
I put the web link to the photo in source, do I need to do anything else? It didn’t work.
This is the link I am trying to embed in a post. https://tripawd…..pictures/9
27 July 2014
What I do is go to MySites, Dashboard, Media, AddNew, SelectFiles (then go to the location of you stored photo), click on the photo and in will load to your library, click on the photo you want to upload and you get something that says attachment details, I then right click on the photo and go down to “Copy image URL”. To post the photo you hit the “insert/edit image” icon from above and paste the URL you copied into Source and voila there is your photo.
I did the above to insert you pup’s photo here. Yellow labs hold a place in my heart. Lovely dog.
8 September 2015
Snapfish didn’t work. What about Facebook?
Some sites do not allow external embedding, Snapfish may be one. Got a link to the album or photo?
This photo below is on the Tripawds Facebook Page . Just be sure to view the actual photo, and copy the entire link. Facebook photo URLs are the only exception to the rule that links must end in a valid image file format, .jpg, .png, etc. (The Faceborg likes to know where their content is being shared.)
For example… on Facebook, click the photo to enlarge the viewer. Then… right click on the image itself and copy Image URL. And yes, the album must be public. Keep in mind… if the photo is ever deleted, or permissions changed on the album, or Facebook changes their rules (with they do often), the image will no longer display here and we’ll have a broken link errors.
13 June 2013
Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.
October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014
Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife