How to upload images & add them to your posts (Basic Method).

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How to upload images & add them to your posts (Basic Method).

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NB: All forum images MUST be uploaded directly to this site (I.e. copied from your computer to this website).
UK Fungi does not accept links to images hosted on other sites. (Flickr, etc. etc.)

This is to ensure that the images remain associated with the relevant posts, (Images hosted elsewhere can sometimes be inadvertently deleted, thus potentially rendering the particular topic on UK Fungi useless), and also, so that images cannot subsequently be exchanged for alternative/inappropriate images.

1 - Write the text of your post.

2 - Click on the Attachments tab, located below the text box.

3 - Click on the Add Files tab which then appears.

4 - When you click on the Add Files tab, a window opens allowing you to navigate to the chosen image that you wish to upload (copy to UK Fungi website) from your computer.

5 - Double click on the file-name of the image that you wish to upload.
(The navigation window closes, and the filename of your chosen image now appears in the Add Files list, below the text box.

6 - Write a short, three or four words maximum, comment (for example, the name of the Image) in the File Comment box.
NB: Don't write a lengthy description in that comment box, as doing so can disrupt the correct alignment of the thumbnails.
If you need to make lengthy reference to any given photo, it is best to simply name each photo as "Photo 1", "Photo 2", etc. etc., (within that comments box), and then refer to the particular image within the body text of your post.

7 - If you are adding more than one image, then repeat steps 3 to 6.

8 - Click on the "Preview" tab, directly below the text box, and you will see a preview of your entire post. (Complete with image thumbnails, which will be located in an attachments section at the bottom of your post).

9 - When you are happy that your post is as you want it, click on the "Submit" tab below the text box. - Your post, complete with uploaded (clickable) image thumbnails, is then added to the forum.

NB: Please make sure that your photographs are the right way up! - If you are submitting photos taken on a mobile phone, make sure that they appear on this website the correct way up.
Rotate them if necessary, in image editing software!
It keeps the site looking tidy, and it helps those who are trying to identify your finds for you.
If you can't be bothered to orient your photos correctly - people won't be bothered to crane their necks trying to identify what you've posted!

Various methods of rotating images are described here: -

EDIT: 23rd October 2020: -
Maximum file-size for individual image uploads was, until recently, 500kb.
However, a recent tweak to UK Fungi's software now enables images of any file-size to be uploaded, and if too large, they will be automatically down-scaled to suit the forum.

Common sense is not so common.