Remember the old ATS uploads page?
The one where, if you knew the proper BB codes, you could justify your pics
left or right, wrapping the text around them so your post looks like a magazine article? You used to be able to resize your pics and they would
automatically appear in the center of your post. Now, with the new ATS upload page, this ability is lost for the most part, or has it?
Well, obviously not or you wouldn’t be seeing that Russian spy’s fine little bottom on the right side of the page right now.
Me, I always love to put pics in my threads in order to keep the reader’s interest of make the post more relevant. I wasn’t satisfied with the
status quo of having all of my pics appearing on the left side all the time and not being able to wrap the text around them anymore. A while back, I
did some tinkering with the pics and found out how to get back what was lost for a time. It all revolves around using the last code choice to make
your posts. The External full URL link code
That code is the key to solving all of your pic placement and resizing issues. All you have to do is copy this code and post it between the proper BB
codes and you’re in business. You just need to know the proper BB codes to get your pics to do what you want them to do.
In order to justify your pics right or left and wrap the text around them, you use the
[ imgr]code[ /img]
for the right side or [ imgl]code[ /img]
for the left side.
You can also us this method to stack small images, one after another, in a line in your posts as I do when posting multiple non-ATS approved smileys.
It’s best to put a space between the codes when you do this or funny things can happen.
[ imgl]code[ /img] [ imgl]code[/img] [ imgl]code[ /img] [ imgl]code[ /img] [ imgl]code[ /img]
You can also center a pic, instead of having it posted off to the left all the time. In order to do this, you use the
[ atsimg]code[ /atsimg]
In order to resize a pic that’s way too big, or, if you just don’t want the scroll bar appearing under it when you post (The scroll bar appears
when an image is over 600 pixels wide although the ATS post box can accommodate pics up to 640 pixels wide with no problems) you use the
[ ats=600x480]code[ /img]
600x480 works best for most demotivator posters.
For other pics, it is best to right click on the pic and click View Image Info
to find out the dimensions of the pic and try to
resize it proportionally to the original pic’s dimensions, otherwise, the pic could show up stretched out of shape or distorted.
With some pics, that can be a crime against humanity IMHO.
Remember folks; the PREVIEW button is your friend. Always check how the post will look before posting.
The next issue to overcome regarding the ATS uploads page is the fact that the file size is limited to a puny 500kb which means that a lot of those
really entertaining animated gifs are out of reach for the average ATS poster.
The solution to this problem is a little more involved and you may have to pay for the use of an image hosting service if you’re really dedicated.
Me, I started using Photobucket to store my larger file size images for posting on ATS. In order to post these images on ATS, you copy the last code,
the IMG code
and paste it directly into your ATS post.
er method (which I find more reliable) is to copy the Direct link
code and paste it inside
[ ats] and [ /ats]
This code also allows you to use the BB codes to justify left or right the image, allowing the text to wrap around it or to resize or center the image
just like any ATS image using the BB codes above.
There is one limitation to all of this; you can only do one thing at a time with your pics. You cannot both justify right a pic AND
when posting it. You can only do one or the other. Stacking BB codes does not work when posting pics.
That’s the extent of my specialized knowledge on this subject. I hope you find this info useful in your future posting. If anyone else has any more
tricks that you know of to manipulate pics when posting on ATS, please feel free to share in this thread.
In the mean time feel free to practice this stuff in this thread and ask questions if you have any problems. BTW, I included an extra space in all of
my BB code examples so they would show up in this thread. You’ll need to remove that extra space from your codes before trying any of them.
Good luck and happy posting.
edit on 7/18/12 by FortAnthem because: