This forum, compared with some others, is far from user friendly if you are not familiar with HTML or XML used on the web.
As most people come here to talk about other subjects then I thought I'd offer a bit of help in detail.
A picture can liven up your posts and also breaks up walls of text.
So here's a brief lesson in how to do it. I'll have to assume that users know how to create and save a picture onto their PC and upload it to ATS.
I'll assume you know how to right-click to copy the various 'code' needed from the uploads section of ATS.
I'm going to go with this tiny 'spaceship' icon I used in a recent post
Once it has been uploaded a box usually appears automatically like below. It will also appear if you click on a picture you've uploaded at any other
Now another hint is if you are making a long post that has taken a while to write then it's best to do so offline in a text editor. Notepad or Wordpad
are good enough.
How do we use the code to add pictures?
Well if you add the below into your text
[ pic]fw5581d1bd.gif [ /pic]
Your picture appears in between the lines of text like above. This is the easiest way to use pictures and most people shouldn't find it that
The next line contains "thumbnail" code
If you are posting a very large picture then this can be useful as it reduces the time a page requires to load and prevents it dominating your
[ thumb]fw5581d1bd.gif[ /thumb]
How to make the words wrap around your pictures.
If you want a picture to appear on the left hand side of your posts with text
alongside like this then you need to use [imgl]
tags and used the direct URL of the image
. This is the full 'internet
location' of where your picture is stored and you will need to copy it EXACTLY.
For the above the code to use would be :
[ imgl]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/files/img/fw5581d1bd.gif[ /img]
If, on the other hand, you want your text to wrap around a picture on the right
hand side like in this example then your code to use would be:
[ imgr]http://files.abovetopsecret.com/files/img/fw5581d1bd.gif[ /img]
** Now note I have had to use a space in the tags to prevent this post simply displaying the code as a picture so :
[ imgr] should really read as [imgr]
This should be followed by the full direct URL of the picture with no space after "]
and [ /img] should read as [/img] again with no space before the "[
Hope that hasn't confused anyone too much.
There is an old thread explaining text sizes, colours, fonts etc here.
A Guide to BBCode on ATS
Some of it is no longer relevant but most of it still applies for anyone who needs to know.
edit on 20/6/15 by mirageman because: addition