I myself must admit that uploading pictures into ATS is a bit esoteric of a process; in this thread I will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the
There are already threads about uploading pictures; but most of them are outdated, since most of them were made before 2013. ATS gained its current
look in the middle of 2013, and with the new look some stuff changed around, so I think it's about time for an accordingly updated thread.
How to upload a picture
On the upper-right corner of your screen you'll find a downward arrow icon.
Click on the arrow. A ribbon will appear, in which you'll find a button called "upload".
Click on that. You'll be taken to your Pictures Page. (if you are in a hurry
here’s a link enabling you to quickly access your picture page:
) Mine is full of pictures, yours may have a different amount of pictures. In any
instances you will find a little cloud on the upper left corner:
Click on it. A box will appear, prompting you to "select image". You'll see two buttons - "select files" and a tiny cloud. Click on "select files"
A popup window will appear, in which you'll choose your picture. The appearance of the window depends on your operating system. Find your picture on
your computer and click to select it. The window will disappear, leaving a progress bar under the "select files" button. Now your picture is ready to
be uploaded. Click on the little cloud to proceed with the upload.
Once this is done, your new picture should appear.
Click on it. A lightbox will appear, in which you'll see several options.
Two of the most commonly-used options are:
If you want to use the picture as an avatar:
click on the little head icon:
ATS will automatically set the picture as your avatar. Make sure however that the picture is 170 pixels of width and 240 pixels of height, otherwise
it might not display properly.
If you want to put the picture in your post:
copy the BBcode, including the [pìc] and [/pìc] tags:
And paste the code wherever you want your picture to appear in your post. Here the picture can be of any size; if it's above ~600 pixels wide, ATS
will automatically shrink it down (and keep the aspect ratio) to make it fit the post's width - which is pretty neat.
Another way to put a picture in your post
there's another way you can put pictures in your posts, and it's pretty simple. If the picture you want to post is on the Web, then get its file
address (it should look something like "http://somesite/picture.png"), and paste the address between [ɑts] and [/ɑts] tags. It works for .png, .jpg,
.jpeg and .gif pictures.
The pro about this method is that is helps to save on ATS's storage space. The tag means that the picture isn't stored on ATS itself, ATS just looks
for it at the address you've specified. Remember that ATS and all its uploaded pictures take up space on the hard drive. This method is also quicker
than uploading a picture unto ATS.
The con about this method is that the picture you find on the net shouldn't be more than 500 pixels wide - otherwise it won't display properly in your
This concludes this quick walkthrough.
edit on 8-8-2016 by swanne because: (no reason given)