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Posted: 11/24/07 09:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The old adage "a picture says 1,000 words is very true. There are many reasons to post a thumbnail or picture and embed a link in it to the website it represents. Many times however, the original picture or graphic is too large to display on these pages. Here's how it is done:

1. Get the complete URL of the website. This is done by right clicking on it in the address bar and select Copy. Paste that to a WordPad or NotePad to use later.
2. Right click on the picture you will use for the link, select "Save picture as" and save it to your computer. Make sure it saves as a file type of ".jpg" or ".gif".
3. See Alternate Quick Picture Hosts and select a host to upload it to and follow their instructions. As you can see, some are more reliable than others and for this example, I will use www.tinypic.com.
Note: it is preferable to save that picture to your computer rather than copy it as many websites change or update their picture with a new link making yours appear with a red x....
4. They all have one thing in common and that is producing a set of links. Look for the one that begins with "[IMG ]" and ends with "[/IMG ]" with the link between them. Highlight it, right click and select Copy to paste it to your WordPad or NotePad. The "IMG" or "img" is not case-sensitive.
5. In your Message Toolbar, click on the Link [image] symbol and enter the URL of the link in the top box and the link to the picture in the bottom box within the tags "[img ]" and "[/img ]" as shown in this example using the RV.Net symbol with a link to it. [image]

this is what the above will produce: [image] clicking on that logo will take you to the home page of RV.Net have fun!

[image]<---you can even use smiley's as a link!

....RVSnowbird

p.s., if you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message

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Posted: 11/24/07 09:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Snowbird, I appreciate seeing these types of posts on the board from time to time. Many times I don't know what is possible so I don't think to search to see how to do the procedure...


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