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TTonyTTony Frets: 22900
edited September 2021 in Help & Feedback
*** Work in Progress ***
This  is a work in progress post whilst I tidy up the various sub-threads, update broken guides, etc.



This post is an index of "how to" guides for posting multi-media content into posts on theFretBoard.

The forum does not host any images, videos, etc.  There are good reasons for that approach, and it's not likely to change anytime soon.  To include images (etc) in a post here, you must upload the content to one of the many hosting sites and then insert a link from the host to the forum.  

The index contains a link to "how to" guides for the main hosting sites, and the various devices that people use.  

This information is correct - AFAIK - as of September 2021.  However, the functionality and UIs of hosting sites, and their dedicated apps, and the OSes of the devices that people use to access the forum, all change regularly, so these guides will need to be updated if or when they become out-dated.

Each of the guides covers the main platforms used - Windows and OSX (desktop devices), iOS (iPad) and Android (phones). 

NB, where a browser is used, I've assumed Chrome (on Win & Android) and Safari (on OSX/iOS).


In the list below, click on the host that you use - it links to guidance specific to that host.
FaceBook - not validated / updated, this approach is untested.
OneDrive - not yet validated / updated, this approach is untested.


YouTube


SoundCloud


Not recommended - only included here for completeness as they worked once.
PhotoBucket - this is really not a good choice!
Picasa  - as at Mar 2017, this no longer works (for anyone, not just us!)
TinyPic - no longer operating.


For any of the hosts, you'll need to use the "attach image/file" here.   




To test whether you've got it right, use the Test Posts thread; here.
Having trouble posting images here?  This might help.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 22900
    And here's a useful thread for iOS users who are struggling to work with the text editor we've got as of Jun 2016.

    Having trouble posting images here?  This might help.
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 6885
    Photobucket have decided to block use of images on third party sites, such as this forum, without payment:
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 6885
    edited May 2021
    For those people who say “I can’t post pictures from my phone” here’s an example using imgur. 

    1. Find the image. In this case it’s on imgur


    2. Tap the image, which brings up the share icon.


    3. Tap the icon which, on an iPhone, brings up this panel. 


    4. Select “Copy Link”

    5. On theFretBoard tap the paper icon at the top right of your comment, which brings up the image selection panel.

    Paste the url into the box followed by tapping “space”. It’s this space which causes the image to be loaded. 


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  • RolandRoland Frets: 6885
    Let’s put the pictures back. When posting imgur images:

    Click the file icon, highlighted in red in the following screen shot:



    Paste the imgur url into this box, followed by a space:

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  • RolandRoland Frets: 6885
    How to post from Flickr:

    1. Find the image on Flickr, and Seles the curved arrow icon:


    2. Select Embed, and copy the code in the box:


    3. Now comes the hard bit. Flickr gives you all of this: 
    <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/157224850@N02/48652760342/" title="Untitled"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652760342_61ececbe2b_k.jpg" width="1536" height="2048" alt="Untitled"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    You need to select the section which I’ve highlighted in bold

    4. Now head back to the your forum post, select the file icon, and paste the selected code into the box, followed by a space
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 6885
    Please don’t try to use google photos. They can only be seen by people who have a google login. Also, unless you know what you are doing, google will tell everyone where the picture was taken and where you keep your precious guitars and tools.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 22900
    Guidance for various hosts updated - more to follow.
    Having trouble posting images here?  This might help.
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