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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:36 pm    Post subject: How to post photos / How to post a photo in the Forums Reply with quote

If you have any questions, please post a reply in this thread for help
Other threads:
Need help resizing photos? See this thread | Need help posting from an iPhone/iPad? See this thread
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To include a photo inside your Forum post, first upload your photo to the Gallery on this site.

Using TheSamba.com Gallery to post a photo: (VW/Porsche photos ONLY in the Samba Gallery)
(Preferred rather than using another external image hosting service like Photobucket, which can disappear)
First, make sure your photo(s) are in JPG format, normally the filenames end in .jpg
(If the photos are from a phone or a digital camera they should be fine so this can be ignored)

1. Add a Photo to the site:
1a. Go to the Gallery (see red arrow in photo below)
1b. Click Add Photo
(You can also click Add Photo from the Gallery drop-down menu, see green arrow below)
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You will now be at a form to upload photos (See screen capture below)
1c. Fill out this form with a title, description, and select a category
1d. Click browse or choose files in your browser to select the photo(s) from your computer
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1e. Press Submit to upload your photo(s) to the Samba Gallery
Your photos are now uploaded onto the site

To post your photos in the Forums
New!
1. For brand new images that you have uploaded, you can insert them directly on the Forums message screen:
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When you are posting a message:
Click "Show my recent Gallery photos" as seen above to display recent images that you have just uploaded.
Click "Insert" under each image you want to use in your post and the [img] text will be inserted into the message body, as seen above.

You are done - post your message
Add some comments and press Preview to make sure your photos are working before using Submit to post your message.

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Older method:
1. Grab the image text you need to post in the Forums
1a. Click on "View All" in the header to see your new picture
1b. On the right side of the category listing, you will see a box with the new image Forum Code.
Right click on the Forum code text and select copy:
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The link is now on your computer clipboard.
Or you can press the "copy" command on your keyboard, which is Ctrl+C on Windows or Command+C on a Mac
Update: On most computers, simply clicking the box will now put the link on your clipboard.

2. Place the image text in your Forum post
2a. Create a new Forum post or reply to an existing thread
2b. Paste (Edit -> Paste from the menu or Ctrl+V or similar) the web address you copied above from the Gallery
Your link should look something like this:
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You are done - post your message
Add some comments and press Preview to make sure your photos are working before using Submit to post your message.



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Posting photos from an external image hosting service:
(Photos hosted elsewhere, typically non-VW photos)
  • Determine the internet address of your photo, for example my '63 Squareback is located here:
    http://www.thesamba.com/vw/scrapbook/63variant/63front1.jpg
    Save this address to your computer clipboard using Copy from the Edit menu of your browser or Ctrl+C (copy) or something similar
  • Create a new post in the Forums or reply to an existing thread
  • Press the img button you see above in your new post, then paste (Edit -> Paste from the menu or Ctrl+V or similar) the web address you copied above
  • Press the img button again to mark the end of your photo. It should look like this:
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  • You are done! Add some comments and press Preview to make sure your photos are working before using Submit to post your message.


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When posting photos, PLEASE consider posting the photos in the Samba Gallery instead of just posting links to some picture hosting site.

If you post it elsewhere, the photos often become "dead links" after a certain period of time, which ruins the thread where you posted the photos. If you post them in the Samba Gallery they are here forever. Not only that, but in the Gallery users can search for photos so much easier than they can in the forums. It's worth it.

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Other stuff
There is also an "Add Photo" link directly on the Home Page, as seen here:
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: How to post photos / How to post a photo in the Forums Reply with quote

Hello,
I was trying to show a member some of my photos but when I went to insert from my gallery I was limited as to how far back I could go into my library. I had 4 pages of photos and I was limited to just about the first 2 pages or so. I then tried to paste photos and I ended up posting the same photo multiple times but I was clicking on a different photo for each entry. The results are in the "Bedliner for Front Floor" thread. Is there a way to go further back? Thanks GreggK
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: How to post photos / How to post a photo in the Forums Reply with quote

Reference photo from earlier in this thread of the available links on the Forums Post a Reply screen:
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If you are using the "Insert photo from my recent Gallery photos" link and scrolling list of photos, it only loads a certain number of recent images.

I looked at your recent posts and it looked like you somehow mixed up some of the images so the text links were overlaying each other, preventing some of them from appearing.
I fixed that for you.

I did see one post where you had the same image posted over and over.
I removed the duplicates.

I'm not sure how you did that. It sounds like you are saying you had scrolled to the end and were getting duplicates near the end of the list?
I went to the end of what I could scroll to on the "Insert photo from my recent Gallery photos" listing for me and everything worked ok for me when I hit "Insert" on various photos there.

You can insert even older photos by clicking on the "Show all my Gallery photos" link above. This will open your entire Gallery list in a new window and you can select individual images from your complete gallery. You do have to cut and paste the links instead of the easier way of hitting "Insert" over and over for your recent images.
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