You need not be a computer geek to understand how to add images to posts, but
directions on how to add images could be useful. First you will find the current
specifications for adding images to your post, next it will explain how to add
images and the last part of the page will contain information on how you can manage
the images you have uploaded to the forum.
In order for an image to show up in a post, it must be no bigger than 640 pixel
wide and 480 pixels in height. Any photos between 640 x 480 and 1024 x 768 will
show up in the post as a link to the image which anyone may view or download.
It is not possible to upload images greater than 1024 x 768. The limit for the
file size of the images is 256 kb and the maximum total size of all files uploaded
is 2MB per person. You may upload other kinds of files, not only files with image
extensions. Other files you can upload are: zip files and winrar files, for example.
You can find a link to a page with the permitted extensions that can be uploaded
and sizes right above the filename field (see image below).
In order to attach a file to a post, you need to either start a ‘new
topic’ or go to post a ‘reply’ to someone's message. The message
box is on top, below it you can find the option to add attachments. The attach
file part looks like this:
Click on the browse button and in the pop up window; locate the file you wish
to add. Once you've found it, click ‘OK’ to add it. You can type in
a comment about the file if you wish. This comment will appear with the image
of file link in your post. When you have selected your file and typed the comment,
click on the add attachment button. Below the add attachment box you should then
see the following:
You can add more than one file to each post and you can update both the comment
and delete your attachment before posting, or when editing your post. The only
way to add a different file would be to delete the one you do not wish to have
in your post and add the replacement.
In order to manage your files, you can click on your name either on a post
or on the forum index page. (Do not click to go via your ‘Profile’
as that would go to a different page.) A window will pop up with the information
about yourself, as well as the information about your attachments. You will also
see a link to a page called user attachment control panel
where you can manage your attachments and delete them in order to get back some
of your space so you can add more files. This is what the attachment information
in that window looks like: