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# 19150 7-Feb-2008 10:35
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Hi,

I am struggling to paste or insert images into posts. I see from other threads that it obviously can be done but I just cannot seem to get the "insert image" function to work.
I have also tried to paste from clipboard (after setting up user.js for Firefox) but still no luck.

Any ideas anyone?

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  # 109021 7-Feb-2008 10:38
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Yup i have alittle trouble doing this also..

When i use that Insert /Edit Image buttion the pic never shows..Cry

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  # 109025 7-Feb-2008 10:50
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You need the picture hosted in a publicly accessible place (googlepages, flickr etc) - GZ subscribers can also host images right here on GZ.

Once you have the URL of your image, you can press that image icon, insert the full URL including http:// and you should be cooking with gas.







 
 
 
 


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  # 109026 7-Feb-2008 11:03
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Usually I find that the first time I insert an image it doesn't work.  Instead of the image, a little dot and a few spaces get inserted into the editor.

So I need to backspace to get rid of them and do the same thing again.  For some reason, it always works the second time -- don't ask me why Undecided

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  # 109028 7-Feb-2008 11:10
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Usually I find that the first time I insert an image it doesn't work.  Instead of the image, a little dot and a few spaces get inserted into the editor.

So I need to backspace to get rid of them and do the same thing again.  For some reason, it always works the second time -- don't ask me why Undecided


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  # 109029 7-Feb-2008 11:18
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tonyhughes: You need the picture hosted in a publicly accessible place (googlepages, flickr etc) - GZ subscribers can also host images right here on GZ.

Once you have the URL of your image, you can press that image icon, insert the full URL including http:// and you should be cooking with gas.


Please forgive my dumbness, but how do we host images on GZ?

Cry

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# 109030 7-Feb-2008 11:21
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As posted by Tony... Subscribers can upload images and create a private forum (more information here). Otherwise you need to have the image on public server and reference to it with its full URL including of course http://...


grant_k: Usually I find that the first time I insert an image it doesn't work.  Instead of the image, a little dot and a few spaces get inserted into the editor.


That's because you are too fast. Once you enter the image URL you have to wait a second or so (depending on your connection speed) so the script can validate the image. Once it shows the Width and Heigth in the correct boxes then you are good to go.

If it doesn't show this information after a little while then you know you entered an incorrect URL for the image.




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  # 109031 7-Feb-2008 11:22
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HairyScot: Please forgive my dumbness, but how do we host images on GZ?

I've already asked that.

You may only upload content to geekzone's geekz1.com server if you're a subscriber. So, you'll need photo sharing sites to host your images, like flickr.




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  # 109044 7-Feb-2008 11:33
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freitasm: That's because you are too fast. Once you enter the image URL you have to wait a second or so (depending on your connection speed) so the script can validate the image. Once it shows the Width and Heigth in the correct boxes then you are good to go.

OK, thanks for that Mauricio -- I'll wait a bit longer next time Smile

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  # 109050 7-Feb-2008 11:51
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freitasm: That's because you are too fast. Once you enter the image URL you have to wait a second or so (depending on your connection speed) so the script can validate the image. Once it shows the Width and Heigth in the correct boxes then you are good to go.

Here's a tip that always seems to work for me:

Paste the IMAGE URL in and then hit TAB to go to the IMAGE DESCRIPTION BOX.

In the blink of an eye after you've done that, the Width and Height of the image appear and then you can click INSERT.

The problem was that previously I was just pasting in the URL and then clicking INSERT immediately.

Problem solved Smile



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  # 109051 7-Feb-2008 11:52
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Thanks guys.

Got it sorted out.


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  # 109054 7-Feb-2008 11:53
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Mmmm, Nice Cool

I can see why you were so keen to post the image.  Very nice indeed!

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