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  • Photos on STW?
  • Premier Icon Silverfoxjules
    Free Member

    Please can anyone tell me how I can upload/place photos into my for sale adverts on STW please?

    In simple terms, I’m no tech whizz!!!


    Premier Icon amedias
    Free Member

    You can’t ‘upload’ photos to STW, but you cna link to photos hosted elsewhere (facebook, flickr, etc)

    read here

    under the section ‘Posting an Image’

    Premier Icon DrP
    Free Member

    Posting an Image

    The image must be hosted on the internet somewhere.

    If it is on your computer you must first upload it to a photo hosting site. Try a search for image hosting to get you started.

    Once you have chosen the image you want to show on the forum you need to find its URL (universal resource locator – its location on the internet).

    Do this by right clicking on the image and choosing “copy image location” (or similar wording depending on your web browser). Note that this must be the location of the image itself, not the URL of the page it is on.

    Then go to the forum and type :

    Where ‘’ is the URL you just retrieved.

    If you are linking to an image that you do not own copyright on then you must link back to the originating website by adding the

    [url=][img][/img]" class="bbcode-link"> tag around the


    Flickr follows the same rules as above but they have added a button to retrieve the BBcode.

    Find the photo you want on flickr
    Above the photo there are two boxes “actions” and “share this”
    Drop the menu in “share this”
    See “grab the HTML/BBCode” and click.
    See two buttons below the script, “HTML” “BBCode”
    Check “BBCode”
    Paste this code into the Singletrack forum post box

    This practice is known as ‘hotlinking’. Some people frown upon hotlinking as it uses their bandwidth to show their image on someone else’s website. To stop this from happening various practices may be deployed. One of which is to supply a different image to the one you wanted to show – quite often a porn image.

    As you can imagine we don’t want these images displayed on the forum. Therefore you must be careful about which images you place on this site.

    Usually images from manufacturers websites will be OK as it is promoting their product. Images from personal websites are more likely to employ this tactic.

    If it happens to an image you post you will often not know what has happened as the image will seem normal to you – this is because the correct one will have already loaded into your cache (web browsers download images and files to stop the need to get the same thing every time you visit a site). Other people will see the replaced image. If you suspect something wrong then clear your browser cache to check – and inform us at as soon as possible.

    Note that using the preview option will not show you if an image has been replaced, because the correct one is already loaded into your browsers cache.

    (From the help section, up there…^^^)

    Premier Icon ska-49
    Free Member

    1. Go to-
    2. Select file and upload /Paste URL in (right click, copy URL)- select appropriate box
    3. Answer security question
    4. Copy and paste the link in ‘IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards’
    5. Paste it in your post
    6. Repeat if needed
    7. Enjoy sale

    Premier Icon Sanny
    Full Member

    Descent from Lawers by CaptainMainwaring1, on Flickr


    Premier Icon AlexSimon
    Full Member

    Nice image Sanny!

    Premier Icon Silverfoxjules
    Free Member

    BRILLIANT thanks guys, much appreciated!!!


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