In order to post an image in a thread it must be hosted online. You cannot post a picture from your computer hard drive.
1) Once your picture is hosted online, copy the url for it.
2) Paste the url in the message text window in the thread you want the picture in.
3) Type [img ] before the url and [ /img] after the url (without the spaces).
- Example [ img]url for your picture[ /img] I purposely put a space between the bracket and i to prevent it from turning into a hot link! Leave the space out when you type it.Or
, you could just click on the
icon and paste the url in.
BTW, some sites that host pictures won't allow linking images to their site. Geocities is one.
If you want to hot-link to a picture or image rather then post it, simply type url between [ url]image url[/url ] brackets instead of [ img]image url[/url ].
Taking good firearms photographs.
Lighting is most important for success. That is a fact that I don't have to mention if you are familiar with photography! The easiest ways we have found to take pictures of a gun are:
Close-up photos are often better than showing the whole gun.
Show all sides of the action, the grip, the fore-end, the muzzle and the stock.
If your camera lets you get close enough, show all of the markings. (Filling the marking with a white grease pencil makes them easier to see)
Use a neutral, light background. Avoid wild patterns.
Reflect the light from above with a white foam board to soften the shadows.
Make sure your image is in perfect focus. Always
use a tripod!
If the image does not look good to you, try again - digital images are inexpensive!
Save your pictures in JPG/JPEG format - it has become "the" standard format for internet images.