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Forum image upload options

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:36 pm
by theOptom
I've personally not found it difficult to upload&insert an image in a forum post (and it could be done via EyePics) but it could be made easier.

There is this extension that could be added:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/postimage/

Which allows images to be attached/uploaded directly in a post. I have no experience of using it myself but seems the easiest option. If anyone knows of other extensions that may be better feel free to post a link, e.g. this one.

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:55 pm
by Nedmundo
Ive similar on other forums and it works a treat
I think it would certainly help invigorate this forum.

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:50 pm
by MTP
I definitely think it would help, boss. You're way, way over-estimating the IT abilities of folks.

Plus, if you're hosting the photos it avoids the situation when photos are taken down by random free hosting sites and the, if you're looking for something, and it's in an older thread the whole thing can become meaningless without the image.

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:55 am
by Nedmundo
The other advantage if the forum hosts images is that it makes it a lot easier to post pics with mobiles, which is how a lot of folk access the forum these days.

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:39 pm
by theOptom
It seems there is a question mark over the compatibility of the first one with the latest version of the forum software. Hosting images in house should be ok, which would be option 2 above.

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:53 pm
by eagle
Image

Easily done using https://postimages.org/

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:14 am
by theOptom
You can now attach pictures directly to posts. :D

See image below for where this option is located. Once uploaded it offers the option of "place inline" which displays it inside your post rather than at the end. It makes little difference. Probably easier not to select this option. You can also add a title (I chose the title 'click to enlarge').
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It appears as a smaller preview/thumbnail pic which users can then click on to get the full/big picture (only small issue is it loads it in same window, not a new window). Thumbnails can be removed if users want but I thought it might be better rather than the forum automatically loading the full pic.

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:42 am
by eagle
Should have gone to my local opticians..jpg
Pretty easy!

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:28 am
by Nedmundo
Nice!

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:07 am
by curlyclaz
Is there a limit on the size ? I tried and it said the file was too big. (It was a photo of a goat, nothing very exciting)

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:48 am
by theOptom
Yes the limit is 2MB.

As a side note for everyone, try not to go crazy with the image attachments (i.e. use where relevant) as it just means the data backup file will get huge which means the server will run slower.

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:04 pm
by DG
Just testing the media link option. Oh it’s this: :wink:


Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:03 pm
by Mark312
...And after watching the latest version of DG's epic video, Youtube left me with this...
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Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:56 pm
by DG
Mark312 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:03 pm
...And after watching the latest version of DG's epic video, Youtube left me with this...

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Haha - the question is: did you click? :lol:

Re: Forum image upload options

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm
by Mark312
I was at work, so no!