How to attach a picture or video to a post

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Rescue Remedies
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How to attach a picture or video to a post

Post by Rescue Remedies » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:46 pm

To attach a picture:

First you need to reduce your photo size to 640 x 480 - recommended for forum posting.

http://webresizer.com/resizer/

Just click on the “Post Reply” button at the bottom of the thread.

Under the message text box on the left hand side are the words “upload attachment” click on it. An additional box appears underneath as below:

Filename: Choose File no file selected..... Add the file and choose your photo
File Comment: if you wish to attach comments

Once you select your image then press “Add the file” .........now

Image.jpg will appear under the " File comment" Place the cursor where you want your picture to go click onto the “Place inline” and it will put your picture in the message text box. You can cut and paste to move it (Please make sure you select PLACE INLINE otherwise it shows up on the thread as attachment and does not look right!)

If you would like to add another picture then click onto "upload attachment" again and follow the same procedure.

Preview . Allows you to view before submitting.
Preview or submit Sumit uploads into the Forum
Good Luck :)

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Posting videos

Post by Rescue Remedies » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:07 am

1 - You must first upload your video to a video hosting site such as YouTube, Vimeo, Photobucket etc
2 - Copy the url link for the video from the hosting site, and paste it into your post
3 - Highlight the url link in your post, and select the 'URL' button above the post

To hide the url wording and create a text link to the video, you will then need to follow this template, by inserting square brackets, /url and = in the correct places

Original link
(url)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RlwEvgf ... u.be(/url) **Replace ()s with []s** as they become invisible once [ so used (

New link
(url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RlwEvgf ... e=youtu.be)Video: Fifi by the river(/url) **Replace ()s with []s**

Finally
(url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RlwEvgf ... e=youtu.be) HIGHLIGHT text...and change size to Large and colour to red Video: Fifi by the river(/url)

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Re: How to attach a picture or video to a post

Post by Wander Woman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:06 pm

Here is the website, as posted by Luisa on another thread: http://webresizer.com/resizer/

Also, I think the maximum file size for images is 500k

Hope that helps! :)
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Re: How to attach a picture or video to a post

Post by staffylevi » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:37 am

Hi Deborah
It's really simple... here goes!!

Copy and paste short cut to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFDffTKvYq8

Remove red wording (just keeping the coded bit of shortcut)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFDffTKvYq8

Your left with this; (highlight it and click the 'youtube' tab on this page at top right of post
TFDffTKvYq8

Ending up with this;

Click here to learn how to add YouTube Videos to your phpBB forum

Hope that helps!! :)
Doin' it for the staffies ...

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Re: How to attach a picture or video to a post

Post by anne » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:36 pm

I have a video to post but it is very high quality and a huge file, too big to upload. (374000KB)
Is there a way to reduce the file size to enable me to upload?

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