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Unable to upload image to forum

Postby MarkP » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:15 am

Hi.

I wondered if there is an instruction page on how to use the website. It may be the same as all forums but I'm new to using forums and am struggling. I wanted to include a photo in my reply so when I replied to a topic I hit the upload attachment option and then tried to load a jpg file from my desktop only to be presented with the following message.
Could not upload attachment to ./files/10083_b2d4da6513c26edaa8103bd5130a699a.

Perhaps there are some general guidelines on how to use this forum you could point me to?
Perhaps you might be able to help with the specific issue of inserting a picture in a reply?

Thank you
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Re: Unable to upload image to forum

Postby SparkyST » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:46 pm

You need to upload the image to a online photo website for example http://www.photobucket.com once you have uploaded it there is normally a image tag below that you copy and paste into your forum message. The image tag will have "[img]" at the beginning and end
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Re: Unable to upload image to forum

Postby Davy Jones » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:19 pm

You may also need to resize the picture after uploading to photobucket otherwise it could be too big for the page. If you get stuck you can always email me the pic and i'll upload it for you and pm you the link :wink:
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Re: Unable to upload image to forum

Postby markee » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:14 pm

As Sparky has said, you need to use a host site to upload pictures. It can be a minefield if you're not used to it to begin with but once you've done it a couple of times it's not too bad. Hopefully the guide here will help you along the way :wink:
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Re: Unable to upload image to forum

Postby MarkP » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:35 pm

Thank you guys. With your help I now have it working.
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Re: Unable to upload image to forum

Postby Carylnz » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:12 am

Despite having resized my image to 640 x 521, it keeps telling me my image must be less than 960 high and won't accept it :evil:
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