We encourage you to post images in the Cameralabs forum, so long as they’re appropriate – we're a family-friendly site, so no nudity or adult content. If we find anything images which are inappropriate one of the mods or myself will remove it.
To be considerate to those with lower bandwidth connections or lower resolution displays, please resize all images to no more than 1024 pixels wide; remember you can still link back to a page which has a larger version if you desire.
If you'd like to post images on the forum, here's what you need to do:
1: Upload the image to a website or sharing service, like Flickr.
2: If the image is on a website, simply right click the image (or Control click on Macs) and choose the option to to 'copy image URL', 'copy image location', 'copy address' or similar. This is actual location of the image on the internet.
3: To insert the image in a post on the forum, just paste the image URL from step 2 into your message, then put
at the start and
at the end without any spaces. That's it! When you submit the message, the image will appear.
4: If you're using flickr, it's even easier! First click on the image you want to share on Flickr. Next click on the Share button just above the image and choose 'Grab the HTML/BBCode' and ensure BBCode is selected underneath. Next choose the image size, but no bigger than 'Large 1024' please! Then copy the code it gives you and simply paste it into your message on the forum. When you submit the message, the image will appear and clicking it will take you back to Flickr for people to have a closer look.
One last note on avatars - please keep them to less than 100 pixels wide, or they'll break the frame and you'll be asked to change it! Please also avoid animated GIFs.
For help on Avatar images, see this thread
PS - some of the replies below are in reference to an earlier change in our forum design.