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Including Images Hosted on Other Websites Vs Including Your Own Pictures

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It seems that it is easy to include images already hosted on other websites using the picture functionality.
Then it is easy to adjust the proportions using the dimension feature.

For example, for the pictures in this forum thread
Inforgraphics: sharing, previews, & feedback
it is easy to include them in posts.
Just copy & paste the link.

Including Your Own Pictures Like Screenshots

When I would like to include my own screenshots though, I usually put them on Google Drive or Google Photos.
However, these Google Drive hosted pictures do not appear well in forum posts using the picture functionality.
So I just put a link to them instead. For example,

Preview of Finding the Book Influence in Telegram

But this requires more work for the forum readers to go through the post.
Much better to have the pictures in-field to read with the text.

This was what I wanted to achieve in this post but couldn't find a way to

Telegram - Finding and Listening to Audiobooks

Maybe this is a limitation on the forum, and we just need to find workarounds.

OFF-TOPIC

I don't mean to make this portion of the forum over-crowded with posts.
At the same time, I thought it's best to clarify here for everyone to use the forum better.

Lucio's original posts are the most important, especially the post on forum etiquette.

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Thank you for this, Matthew!

Another simple way to add images:

  1. Right click on the image
  2. Select "copy image address"
  3. Click on the image icon in the message bar
  4. Past the link in that box ("source" field)
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Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Another simple way to add images:

  1. Right click on the image
  2. Select "copy image address"
  3. Click on the image icon in the message bar
  4. Past the link in that box ("source" field)

Thanks for breaking it down very clearly!
I wasn't sure how to describe the actions relating to that.
That's what I did to make your learning diagram really small.

This doesn't work for images on Google Drive and Google Photos though.
I experimented but couldn't figure out a way.

Embedding Videos

Referencing the post in this thread.

Quoting a video via the link allows you to embed a video (at least for YouTube videos):

https://youtu.be/Dnng8Oo-XoY

Exactly the same link as above but outside the quotes.
The videos appears inline.

https://youtu.be/Dnng8Oo-XoY

I tried both. Does not work for me.

What am I missing?

I'm not sure man.
Just pasted the same link here again.

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Quote from John Freeman on December 26, 2020, 12:39 pm

https://youtu.be/Dnng8Oo-XoY

I just tried both

That's strange, I'm going to try to edit your original message.

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Ok it works.

OK, maybe I got it.

When I edited your message, John, the youtube link looked hyperlinked.
Such as, the link was first copy-pasted, and then hyperlinked again.

Instead, you can simply copy-paste the link as it is, without hyperlinks.

And to link to a specific time, you can right-click on the specific time of a video, select "copy video at current time", and then paste that link onto the message.

In your message, you only see the link, you don't see the video.

But after you click submit, the video will embed.

 

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Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Ok it works. Thanks for the explanation! My mistake. I thought it had to be hyperlinked.

Thanks @cheeweijie

I managed to post some photos on the forum - thanks to this topic 🙂

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