This is a beginner's guide to how to get photos into your post.
In order to show photos in your post, you first need to upload the photos to a storage location on the internet.
You can do this by uploading to a section of this Gn15 site which Emrys has kindly made available for photo storage (thanks Emrys!). Or you can use any number of other sites like http://photobucket.com/
, (where you will need to register for your own account first - but it's FREE!).
Here are the simple steps to upload a photo to this site:
1. Go to http://my.gn15.info/
2. Enter your name and password
3. Click the browse button, and navigate to the location of the photo on your computer.
4. Click the Upload and Resize button. The photo gets uploaded (there, that was easy wasn't it!). Please note: the photo needs to be a smallish size to begin with. Don't try uploading a 10meg file!
Now you need to record the link to your photo so you can use it in your post.
Copy the line in the yellow box that starts with [img and finishes with /img].
Tip: Paste it into notepad or word on your computer so you can copy back into your post later.
Now go ahead and write your post. Where you want to display the photo, paste in that line (with the [img in it), and when you have submitted it you will find that the photo appears. It's all that easy!
Note: photos that get uploaded to my.gn15 can ONLY be used on posts on this site. They will not be able to be displayed on any other group (e.g. Yahoo etc).
They also take up space on Emrys server (which he has to pay for), so if you want to upload hundreds of them, or want to link them to another site then you are much better to sign up for that FREE account at http://photobucket.com/
That should get you going.
If you want to know more about my.gn15 see:
And resizing photos see: