How to post an image/screenshot

DanielGWood Posts: 1,016 Just Starting Out
edited January 2017 in General

Unfortunately our current Forum software doesn’t support uploading images directly, however you can host an image elsewhere and embed it in your post.

Upload the image somewhere
- If you have Dropbox, follow their instructions to “Create a shared link”:
- If you have Google Drive, follow their instructions to “Share a file or folder publicly”:
- If you have neither, there are various other “free image upload” services available

Embedding images in posts
When you’re writing a post, the button to embed an image is on the right hand side of the editor. It will pop up a little dialog which asks for a “Source” - this is where you put your image’s direct link.

To embed images hosted by Dropbox or Google Drive you have to fiddle a bit - the links they give you won’t work initially. You can skip this step and just post the links if you prefer.

For Google Drive, you can use to get a working link.
For Dropbox, you need to replace “www” with “dl” and remove “?dl=0” from the end.

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