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04-20-2010, 03:26 PM
http://www.teamkitfox.com/Forums/images/icons/icon1.gif Inserting pictures into your messages
"One picture is worth a thousand words" seems especially true when we're talking about building an airplane. One of the best aspects of this forum is that you can embed pictures in your message to illustrate what you're describing. It is not immediatly obvious however how to insert a pic so here's a primer. You can insert a picture into your message in two ways.......
Method 1 - link to a picture somewhere on the web
Make sure the cursor is in the message where you want the picture to be, then click on the yellow box icon, it says "insert image" when you mouse-over it. Then paste the url of the pic into the dialog presented, click ok, the picture appears in your message.

Method 2 - insert a picture located on your computer
I expect this is the more popular method because it doesn't require you to have your pics already posted on the web somewhere. This method inserts your picture into the message post permanently as an attachment and requires two steps.
First, click on the paper clip icon, then use the "browse" button to navigate to the picture file you'd like to post. Click "Upload" to upload the pictures, repeat for any additional pics.
Second, you need to click the paper clip icon again and click the pic file name in order to have the photo actually displayed in your message.
If it's your first time you might want to print this message for reference as you step through it.
Please note that picture size is limited to 640 x 640 pixels. You don't need to change your picture sizes, vBulletin will automatically reduce the size for you.