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Old 11-18-2019, 06:56 AM
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You can upload larger images to RocketReviews.com then use BBCode to embed them in posts. Back when TRF was having issues with hosting images, I added support for easily uploading images for use in discussion forums.

Visit:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/trfimages.html

You'll be prompted to log in. If don't already have an account at RocketReviews.com, you'll need to select the Create an Account link.

Fill out the short form to join RocketReviews.com and submit it. The site will send you an email with a link to confirm your registration. Click on the link to confirm your registration.

After confirming your registration, you can go back to

http://www.rocketreviews.com/trfimages.html

and log in.

You'll see a simple form for uploading your picture (or other type of file such as a Rocksim design).

Enter the title of the file then click the "Browse" button and select the file to upload. Click the "Submit" button then sit back and wait. It may take a little while for the file to upload.

Once the file is uploaded, you'll see a thumbnail of it displayed along with the "BB Code" for embedding the image in a forum. The code is displayed for several images sizes from "Thumbnail" to "Large."

The "Medium" size works nicely in forums, but you might want to use "Large" for a detailed photograph.

Use your mouse to highlight the code you want to use. Then "right-click" and select "Copy" to copy the BB code to your clipboard. Be sure to select all the code from the start of "[ Center]" to the end of "[ /Center]."

Then go to your message and paste the code in the message where you wish the image to appear.

The code looks like:
Code:
[ center] [ url=http://wwq.rocketreviews.com/tikva-onboard.html] [ img]]http://www.rocketreviews.com/image-tikva-onboard-400-600.jpg[ /img] [ /url] [ /center]


(I added spaces inside the tags so the code would display here.)

When pasted into your message, it produces an image like:




The advantages of using the image manager are that ... it handles larger images; it gives you the code you need to paste into your message to display the image; it automatically resizes your image for the forum and links back to RocketReviews.com where the full-size image can be displayed; and, I've tried to make it as simple as possible to use.

Also, you can select and use any images you've uploaded to EMRR/RocketReviews.com, not just ones specifically uploaded for a forum.

The image manager also allows for files that are not images. For example, your can upload a Rocksim design and get back a thumbnail to post in your message. For example:




Rocksim files are special. If you click on the icon (eventually the icon will include the name of the file and an image of the rocket), it'll take you to a page at RocketReviews.com that displays an image of the design and details of the design - as well as a link to download the design file.

Please let me know how it works out if you try this. You can contact me via the Contact link at the bottom of most pages at RocketReviews.

If it looks like people are finding it useful, I will spend some time improving it.
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