Post by Trojan Warrior on Jul 25, 2014 19:09:54 GMT -6
You will need to link directly to an image hosted elsewhere. First, you'll need to get the direct URL to the image you want to embed within your post. Direct URL's will end with the file format of the image, such as .jpg, .png, .gif, and etc. Often times you can locate the direct URL of an image from the share options when viewing the image on the hosting service. An example of a direct image URL would be something like: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Logo-troy.jpg You can also "right click" on most images to retrieve the direct URL.
Once you have the direct URL of an image you would like to insert into a post, click the Reply button to an existing thread on the forum, or create a new thread to bring up the posting page.
On the posting page click on the image button found in the toolbar directly above the message area. Once clicked a pop-up window will display asking you for the Image URL. (don't worry about the Alt Text). Paste in the direct URL for the image you want to share within your post into the box provided for the Image URL option.
Once you have the Image URL filled out, click on the Insert Image button found at the bottom of the pop-up window and you should see a reference to your image appear in the message area of your post. Once your post is made, the image will display directly in your message.