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Old 25-01-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default How to upload and use images from the AFF Gallery

To assist others in using the AFF Gallery to store and use images in threads I have made this how-to;

Using the AFF Gallery

Depending on your member status you will have access to some gallery space at AFF (the quota is more generous for Donating members, Moderators etc). The AFF Gallery can be directly accessed from the title bar, 2nd from left as shown below;


From here you can upload images, create folders and manage your images (as well as view other members public images).

As an example for this How-to I created a folder in my Gallery space title 'AFF_Gallery' which can be found here:
Home Member Raptor AFF_Gallery

Clicking the link should display all the images (in thumbnail form) used in this How-to.


NOTE: Images around 800 pixels wide (max) improve the viewing experience for all forum users- as the forum does not resize and not all devices display images the same way. This may require resizing before uploading as modern devices (smartphones, tablets, ipads etc) take much larger format high resolution images.

To upload your own images to your Gallery space use the upload icon found on the far right once in the Gallery;


This will take you to an upload screen. From here you can select the destination for your images.
  • I suggest you leave the default 'Member Galleries' as this will be your quota of space on AFF.
  • Select a folder (if you have created one - otherwise leave blank).
  • Browse for your image on your computer or other device.
  • Enter an image name / description (optional) / keywords (optional).
  • Click Upload/Submit


Repeat these steps as necessary to upload additional images - note that again depending on your member status you may hit daily upload limits.


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Using the images in a thread

The simplest way to use (insert) the images into a thread is via the 'Insert Image' icon and by copying and pasting the AFF image address.

The AFF image address can be found when in the gallery and by right-clicking the thumbnail images and selecting the address as highlighted below. Copy the 'http://.....' address (tip: highlight and press Ctrl C);


To use the address in a thread I use the 'Insert Image' icon as below, in the window that opens paste in the 'http://.....' address (tip: press Ctrl V);


An alternative method is to type in the resulting [IMG] .... [/IMG] tags either side of the pasted in address directly in the post.

Once you entered an AFF image address between the [IMG] tags you should be left with something similar to what's shown below. This is the image address for the thumbnail image. To convert the thumbnail image to the full size image simply remove ' /thumbs ' from the address name;

Thumbnail address

Full Size address

Now when you submit your post the image should appear full size in the thread;

Example


All of the above applies when using a Windows computer, I find it easiest to have the AFF Gallery open in one window and the post in another so I can swap between them.

The process is a bit different on other devices (eg. Ipads) but this should give you enough knowledge to work through it.

Cheers, Raptor
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