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    Question How to insert an image in a thread in this forum,please?
    I can't figure out how to insert an image in a thread!
    When i hit the Insert Image button a message appears telling me to insert URL http://of my image.
    The image is in a folder in my Mac.
    How to figure out what its URL is and insert it ?

    I know it is silly question , sorry, I am not very much of a techie...

    Thanks for any help fellow mac users

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    You need to upload the image to a picture sharing website or upload the image as an attachment.
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    To insert an image that's on your computer:

    Click the Go Advanced button below the reply box.
    Scroll down to the Additional Options section
    Click the Manage Attachments button
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    I see from the options in Manage Attachments, one is not limited to uploading to a website. That should make it easy enough, even for me! Glad I opened this one.

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    Thank you for this info, i did not know that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    To insert an image that's on your computer:

    Click the Go Advanced button below the reply box.
    Scroll down to the Additional Options section
    Click the Manage Attachments button
    Thanks for the pointer -
    I tried this and have a sketch done on skitch on my desktop -
    when I try to upload it says 'invalid file'
    it end with .png - tried reducing the pic image - but can't upload.
    maybe skitch is not registering the file reduction -
    any help will be welcome - thanks.

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    Here are instructions:

    inline images.png

    In order to upload a PNG here, it must be smaller than 1.95MB in size. If it is larger, you must lower the resolution and save the file again before trying to upload it. Or you can save the file as a jpg or something which reduces the file size.

    If it has a PNG extension, it must actually have been saved as a PNG file as well - if you save it as one format, then change the extension to something else, it will cause errors.
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    Finally gave up - until your post.

    Thanks IMOG for the graphic explanation, much appreciated.
    Will give it a try.

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    Keep in mind the part about the filesize, different filetypes have different size limits - any file less than 1MB is fine. Any PNG less than 1.95MB is fine too. Anything too large, or with an incorrect file extension will give you an error.

    If you still can't get it, email me the file and I'd like to test uploading it and figure out what the problem is for you: spamisyummy@gmail.com (this is the email address I use publicly, someone has to keep google's spam filters busy)
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    Thanks, not tried yet - but will get there soon.
    So good to know that all of this help is just a click away when you need it
    Thanks to clever and helpful folk like you.

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