Tutorial for Posting Photos

Vanessa

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I would like to suggest that we have a tutorial regarding the technical aspects of posting photos.
Just recently, there have been two comments by newer members regarding photos being added to the comments section in the photo gallery and they have been unaware that you cannot do that and you have to upload a new photo to the gallery and link it instead.
Thank you,
 

Ungoliant

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My complete guide to posting photos (feel free to borrow as needed):

How to upload to a public gallery:
  1. In the top menu bar, click "Gallery."
  2. Select the relevant image category from the menu on the left.
  3. Click "Add Media" (near the upper-right corner).
  4. Select "Upload an image from your files" (should be selected by default).
  5. Click "Upload Image."
  6. Select the image file on your computer or phone.
  7. Add a title (preferably including the scientific species name) and description.
  8. Click "Save Media."

How to create a personal album (Arachnosupporters only):
  1. Go to Gallery -> Your Albums.
  2. Click "Add Media" near the top-right corner.
  3. Where it says, "Add media to," select "An album."
  4. To create a new album, select "Create an album" from the drop-down menu. (If you are not seeing this option on the mobile version, try the desktop version.)
  5. Where it says "People Who May Add media to," please choose "Owner Only." Otherwise, less attentive members will often upload their images to other people's albums.)
  6. To add photos to one of your existing albums, select the relevant album under "Your Albums."

If you've already posted one gallery photo, and you want to link a second photo, the best way to handle this is to upload the second image to the same gallery and then add the second image as a comment on your first image.

How to embed images in forum posts, gallery comments, or conversations:
  1. Open the image (in Arachnoboards) that you want to embed.
  2. Copy the code in "Share BB (With Thumbnail) Code" or "Share BB GALLERY Code." (Both of these options allow the user to click the image for a link to the source.)
  3. Paste the code where you want the image to be in your forum post, gallery comments, or conversations.


"Share BB IMG (With Thumbnail) Code" results in a small preview with a link to the original:


"Share BB GALLERY Code" results in a large preview with a link to the original:
 

Vanessa

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Are we still restricted from uploading photos in private messages unless we first upload them into the gallery? Or am I missing something?
 

MrDeranged

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We do not currently allow photo (or any file) attachments in conversations.
 
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