Okay Captains and Admirals, we are now going to go to school!
There is now a way to attach pictures to your posts here without having to upload your pics to a photo hosting site.
(some of us Old-timers remember that we could do that at one time)
First, you must re-size your photo to be less than
in size. If you are on a Windows 10 computer here is the procedure:
1. Create a folder on your machine titled “resized photos” or something to that effect.
2. Navigate to the photo you wish to place in your message. Right click on the file.
3. In the drop down menu, left click on Edit.
4. In the picture editor that opens, click on “resize” on the menu bar in the upper left side.
5. In the resizing box that opens, select “pixels” and enter 800 in the appropriate dimension box.
6. Save your resized photo as “your_original_filename_resized.jpg”
My suggestion here is that we should size our pics to 800 pixels in the longest dimension. So if your photo is a landscape orientation make the width 800, alternatively if it is a portrait oriented photo, make the length 800. This sizing will allow the most photos in the storage directory onsite. If you think more detail is needed, by all means use 1020 as the pixel size, but please do so sparingly.
If you are not on Win 10 and do not see the edit option in the menu box when you right click on your photo, you will need to use third party software such as Prish Resizer. www.photo-freeware.net/download/action/show/Item/prish-image-resizer/
Download it, install it, and it will appear in the right click drop down menu as “Prish Resizer”. Click on the photo below to see what you will be seeing when you do this.
Do not click on the green Download Now
boxes - that's garbage!
(If you are on an Apple product – good luck, I know not, I-stuff.)
Now that your photo is resized, you can attach them to your message post.
Click on Reply if replying to a post or New message if starting a new thread.
In the lower left of the page there you will see “Additional Options”
Click the dialog box open, and at the very bottom you will find the Attach menu. click on the attach photo below to see what you will see when you do this.
Click on browse, go to your resized photos folder and select the photo you wish to post. Voila, Done! Drop the Mike!
Note the restrictions in the attach section, only 4 photos per post, sizing at 800 pixels will allow the four pics to post. Try out a few in the testing section, then add photos at will in your messages.Edit: I increased the size for individual photos, they can now be 250kb in size. Have fun! CaptK