There are numerous ways to post photos on In The Pink. All of our members love to see photos of new and different dolls, as well as old favorites – as many as you like! Please, post away using any one of these methods!
1) Posting photos (and videos) from your own private website or server – If you have a blog, your own private website or access to a private server, you may post photos from there using basic HTML code as follows:
Simply replace the URL (the number and letter string between the quotes) listed above with the URL of the photo you want to share (making certain to keep the quotes at either end and removing the spaces) and paste it into the “Message” box at the bottom of the page.
Videos can be uploaded simply by copying the URL from the web browser bar and pasting it directly into the “message” window. No special text or HTML code necessary. Please note that this means your videos must be hosted on an independent website – meaning not directly on In The Pink. YouTube would be a good example of such a site and would look like this:
That URL above would be all you need to past directly into the “message” window. Nothing else.
2) Posting from a public photo hosting site – There are several public photo hosting sites where you can host photos to post on In The Pink as well as other websites. Most of the sites are very easy; just make a password and id to visit their sites.
Please note that Google Photos takes the place of the now-retired Picasa system.
There may be other photo hosting sites out there so if you’d like to share what you use, please email one of the admins.
For those who share from Flickr, below are the specific photo sharing instructions for that site as of August 2, 2017. If they are no longer valid, please let one of the admins know, as neither use Flickr for photo hosting. Instructions were written by ITP board member Julia in Hawaii (a.k.a. “wholeeah”). These instructions are designed for people that have a public photostream on flickr. This blog post also contains information for those using Mozilla's Firefox as a search engine.
Here is the link to her instructions:
3) Posting using the Boardhost/imgbb uploader – In The Pink has Boardhost’s internal image uploader now enabled. It works the same on ITP as it does on other Boardhosts boards. To upload a photo from your computer or phone, simply click on the “Upload image” button at the bottom of the message window. Find it here:
A photo uploader window will appear. If it doesn’t, be sure to check your pop up blocker, if you have one. Some web browsers will treat the uploader as a pop up and block up.
Once you see the window, follow the on-screen instructions to either “drag and drop” or “paste” images directly into the upload window. If that doesn’t work, there is small print in the uploader window (usually in blue that denotes a hyperlink) that you can click on that will allow you to search your computer for the image you wish to upload or add URLs from a photo website.
If you are posting from a mobile device such as a smart phone (any kind) or a tablet, you can either drag and drop your images onto the uploader - after you have clicked on the "Upload Image" button - or you can use the hyperlink within the uploader that is highlighted in blue to add photos to you post.
Please not that as of last testing, this mobile uploader works on both Android and Apple devices. Also, in order to use this method you may have to make a one-time agreement to allow the Imgbb uploader to install its app on your phone. This doesn't happen in all cases - just some. it depends on both the operating system of your phone or other mobile device and the model.
You should see a preview of your image in the uploader window. If you are satisfied with it, then decide if you want the photo to stay on the site or be deleted after a period of time using the toggle box below the image preview window. Then, click the green “upload” button. The photo will be uploaded and the info for the image (but not the image itself) should appear in the message window. It will look something like this:
You can add text to your message, along with other images. For more images, simply repeat the process above, making certain that your cursor in the message window is set to where you want your image inserted. Repeat as often as you like.
In order to see your message with the image, make certain to click the “preview” button at the bottom of the page. Otherwise, you won’t be able to see the photo before it’s posted.
Please note that in some cases, the photo uploader “glitches,” meaning that it won’t upload an image either correctly or at all. If that happens, please wait a moment or two and try again. It should work the second time. If the problem persists, please notify an admin so that we can get in touch with Boardhost about the issue and/or run a test on the uploader ourselves.
New 3/30/21: Please note that every time you use this "free" service, an ad tag is added to your photos. In reality, when you upload the image using the auto-uploader function, Imgbb is taking your image and uploading it to one of their websites to host it for your and then generating the HTLM code for you so that it's simple and easy for the end user.
It is also, unfortunately, not something the admins can turn off. I've tried but there is no switch I can toggle to get rid of it. It's the "price" we pay for the built-in photo uploader.
The best thing we can suggest is to preview your message before you post it and you should be able to see the "extra" HTML code below your photo. You can then simply remove it.
Here's a screen shot that shows you were the ad code is located so you can just go in and delete it either before you preview your message or after.
A final note on this uploader. While it is quick and easy, in order to conserve space, any images that are uploaded in this manner are compressed. This can affect how a photo appears in your post. Colors may seem duller. Edges might not be as crisp and sharp. If these things matter to you, please consider using one of the other posting methods. This is something that is controlled by Boardhost and not the mods so there is nothing we can do to correct the issue. We do apologize. It’s just a trade off for using Boardhost’s system.
We are sorry but at this time, Boardhost does not support the uploading of videos by this method due to space constraints.
4) One last tip for those posting photos by either the first or second method. If you want to share multiple photos in the same post, please follow this guide shared by fellow collector Rob Thompson. It’s really easy!
Here is a simple how to. Because you have to use html code to post pictures in the body of your text, just typing the code will not work. You can save the info for future reference if you want. Just type the code as listed below and add your own image url.
< I M G src= " image " >
There is no space between IMG or the quotes, only a single type space between G and src.
I keep the html code saved in a notepad document on my desktop for easy copy and paste into messages.
Then I replace the word image with the URL of the picture that I want to post. You can do this many times and add many pictures to the post. Just make sure that you have all the hypertext included and all your url of the picture is between the two quotes.
Admin note: If you have a large number of photos, composing the post in a text document (such as Microsoft Word, Note Pad, text editor from LibreOffice, etc.) is excellent for this sort of thing. Simply compose what you want to say and then paste it into the “message” box. It allows you to see what you wrote more clearly and helps you make certain you haven’t missed anything!
5) In case you missed it, if you want to post videos, please see Item #1 above. Thanks!
If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to post them on the board or contact one of the admins. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you and we look forward to seeing your photos on In The Pink!
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