TCArknight
 member, 49 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 20:46
Image not posting?
Hi all!

I’m trying to set up for a game I plan on running, and it seems that the img tag isn’t working for me.

<img src=“http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a359/Arknight/Star%20Trek/excalibur%20-%20orbit_zps6hyn4t9c.jpeg” align=“right”>
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The link for the image is my personal Photobucket album. I also tried directly from a link to the file on my Dropbox. No luck in either case.

Any suggestions?

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 21:15, Thu 15 Feb.

Shannara
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Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 21:08
Image not posting?
I am not sure about the align tag for images, but if it doesn't work without it, then I believe that the issue is that the file has the *.jpeg naming format instead of *.jpg.

Can you try saving the image in a *.jpg format and seeing if that works?
TCArknight
 member, 50 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2018
at 21:17
Image not posting?
Thanks, I’ll try the jpg version when I get home after a bit.

Sorry about the link!
TCArknight
 member, 51 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 00:03
Image not posting?
Changing it to JPG worked, but unfortunately photobucket won't display. :(

The same JPG though, when used in a dropbox link won't.

<img src=“https://www.dropbox.com/s/7xws...20-%20orbit.jpg?dl=0” align=“right”>

I tried with and without the ?dl=0 bit too.
evileeyore
 member, 69 posts
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Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 00:34
Re: Image not posting?
TCArknight:
Changing it to JPG worked, but unfortunately photobucket won't display. :(

Use imgur:  https://imgur.com
Shannara
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Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 00:38
Image not posting?
I believe photobucket stopped allowing third party hosting unless you have a paid account, didn't it?

I've also heard that Dropbox is removing some of its access to hotlinking to 3rd party sites, so that may be an issue.

You might try Imgur.
TCArknight
 member, 52 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 01:02
Image not posting?
I did not realize Dropbox did that. :(

I opened an imgur account, and still no luck. :(

<img src="https://imgur.com/a/szqlz" align="left">
nauthiz
 member, 557 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 02:03
Image not posting?
The "/a/" in imgur links is to the album that contains the image or images.

You'd want to do

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/dCDYK2P.jpg">

which is a direct link to the image itself.
horus
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Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 05:41
Image not posting?
For this purpose, are the supported image formats still .jpg, .gif, and .png?
TCArknight
 member, 53 posts
Fri 16 Feb 2018
at 16:14
Re: Image not posting?
nauthiz:
The "/a/" in imgur links is to the album that contains the image or images.

You'd want to do

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/dCDYK2P.jpg">

which is a direct link to the image itself.

Thank you very much!

I haven’t used imgur before, so still learning. :) now I just need to go in and resize the image to fit my post. :)
sciurusaurus
 member, 1 post
Wed 11 Apr 2018
at 04:50
Re: Image not posting?
Adding this since dropbox was mentioned, with an issue I recently ran into, and had to poke a friend to figure out.

Dropbox, at some point in time, changed how they handle dropbox links to pictures in public folders.

Your dropbox url will end in ?dl=0.  You need to change the "dl=0" part to "raw=1", since the standard link actually goes to a web page that displays the picture. With the change, the link now goes directly to the picture (so you can use the img tag in your game post to display it again).

I guess the OP probably found a solution with other suggestions, so I guess this is mostly for people who come here with this issue, and check this thread since the topic matches.

This message was last edited by the user at 04:59, Wed 11 Apr.

Dubonic
 member, 16 posts
Thu 17 May 2018
at 06:36
Re: Image not posting?
hi all I am trying to attach an image I have stored on google photos. but all of the images I am finding just have a broken pic as shown below. could someone help?

<img src="https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMyIjHdBUuK4VasY9Pllw5deM_EgdjaPKe_8FXA">

ok this doesn't even show as broken?

This message was last edited by the user at 06:37, Thu 17 May.

Skald
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Thu 17 May 2018
at 13:12
Re: Image not posting?
First up, images won't show in forums - you can only post images in games you GM.

Secondly ... I don't know much about individual image hosting linking requirements, but when I paste that link into my browser address bar to test its validity, I'm prompted me to login - I think you might have to make the image or maybe the folder public ?  :>
steelsmiter
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Thu 17 May 2018
at 19:57
Re: Image not posting?
If you have your own discord server, discord also works.
Genghis the Hutt
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Thu 17 May 2018
at 21:52
Re: Image not posting?
I recommend imgur for hosting photos.