Inserting vs attaching images in posts

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by David Bridgen, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. David Bridgen

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    Above the message concocting window one is presented with the options to "Insert Link" and "Insert Image".

    I elected the latter in a post on the "Your Workbench" thread. It appears as a hyperlink.

    What is the difference, then, between the two options?
     
  2. thingmaker3

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  3. Dave

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    Hi David,

    The difference relates to the way the images are previewed. A link is just that a link, whereas an image will give a thumbnail (if I could find the option to enable it properly - it works if you aren't logged in, go figure!). In thingmaker3's example they look the same because of the forum settings - I really should play around with this to get it to work right.

    Lol!! Gimme-gimme-gimme! :D

    Have we finally been able to put a face to the name? :cool:

    Dave
     
  4. thingmaker3

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    Only if you add a decade of graying...

    It might be good to point out the paper-clip which lets us upload attachments from hard-drive. A jpg or gif attachment will show up as an image in the post. I suspect other formats might as well. Bitmaps don't.
     
  5. Dave

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    *Gets out Photoshop!* :D

    I will add one further method: On the Reply to Topic screen (accessed from the Post Reply button on the forums), scroll down to Additional Options section and click the Manage Attachments button - this will launch a new window from where you can add files (including most image types) to the bottom of your post.

    As can be seen, there is more than one way to skin a cat.

    Dave
     
  6. David Bridgen

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    Hmmm, okay thank you both.
     
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