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uploading a photo to extended profile

How can I do it? I can add one from a website but don't know how to from my computer.

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How can I do it? I can add one from a website but don't know how to from my computer.
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How can I do it? I can add one from a website but don't know how to from my computer.
As far as I know, you can't. The file needs to be hosted elsewhere on the web and then linked to, it cannot be uploaded directly to the BC server.
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Bummer, I thought that might be the case, was hoping I was wrong!
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Bummer, I thought that might be the case, was hoping I was wrong!


There are ways to set up your PC as a home web server, in which case you could access files there from elsewhere on the web. But I don't know how to do that offhand, and it seems like a lot more trouble than simply uploading the photos to existing photo-sharing sites like Flickr or Photobucket, plus it prevents any security problems on your PC - as well as making the images available 24/7, whereas those hosted on your computer would not be available when it was shut down or offline.
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Ours might be, but I'm not sure if I want to use it that way. Will have to ask hubby.
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You could add it as a journal entry picture for one of your books, and then add the correct HTML code on your profile to make it show up there.
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You could add it as a journal entry picture for one of your books, and then add the correct HTML code on your profile to make it show up there.


That is a good idea. I might do that. I was thinking about putting it on Facebook but it is a map of where books have been caught, so doesn't really fit with my FB pics.
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Didn't seem to work on Facebook. I'll try it from a journal entry later, just have to pick one to put in on.
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Can I directly upload a picture into my forum post? Or just a link to Flickr/Photobucket or whatever?
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Can I directly upload a picture into my forum post? Or just a link to Flickr/Photobucket or whatever?

Just a link. And you can't use HTML to make the picture show up directly. On the other hand, if you just paste the complete link it will automatically be made clickable.

I'm VERY glad we can't show pictures directly inside a forum post. It would look really busy, I'm sure. Especially with animated pictures.
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Just a link. And you can't use HTML to make the picture show up directly. On the other hand, if you just paste the complete link it will automatically be made clickable.

I'm VERY glad we can't show pictures directly inside a forum post. It would look really busy, I'm sure. Especially with animated pictures.


I suppose you're right about it looking busy. But I VERY often see a picture on Facebook that I think my book loving friends here will appreciate. Yet I very rarely share them as someone commented before that they were wary of clicking links. Which is also understandable.
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You use HTML code: <img src="" /> to insert your image.
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But the "xxxx" part of that code has to be a website, doesn't it?
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But the "xxxx" part of that code has to be a website, doesn't it?

That's right. Like Vedranaster said: The file needs to be hosted elsewhere on the web and then linked to, it cannot be uploaded directly to the BC server.

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