How to post a photo

To add a photo to your WellCommons.com post, you can upload photos straight from your computer or use links from one of our sister sites and Flickr.

You still are able to use the previous methods, explained below, but you now have the convenience of uploading straight to our site. Videos cannot yet be uploaded and still use the same URL method.

Here's a quick how-to:

Click on 'Upload a photo' and browse for the photo you want to upload from your computer.

Use the "Upload a photo" option to add a photo to your posts directly from your computer. You can also add a link to a photo or video that will embed the object into your post.

Use the "Upload a photo" option to add a photo to your posts directly from your computer. You can also add a link to a photo or video that will embed the object into your post. by Whitney Mathews

You can add a title, credit, caption and tags.

Fill in the fields and upload your photo to your post. A link will appear in the content field.

Fill in the fields and upload your photo to your post. A link will appear in the content field. by Whitney Mathews

Click 'Upload photo' and you should see a preview of the photo at the bottom of the box, below the content field.

A small preview of your photo appears below the content box.

A small preview of your photo appears below the content box. by Whitney Mathews

If you want the photo to appear some other spot besides at the end (the bottom, where it automatically ends up when you upload it), then you have to copy and paste the link to the spot where you want it to appear. Then, when you save the post as a draft or publish it to the site, the photo will embed where you placed the link in the text.

After you save as a draft or publish, the photo embeds in your post.

After you save as a draft or publish, the photo embeds in your post. by Whitney Mathews


There are two other ways to add photos to WellCommons.com that only involves copy/paste.

Our system currently embeds photo links from these sites. There are step-by-step instructions for using each one below:

THINGS TO KNOW NOW:

  • In the preview below the content field, your photo may appear smaller than it will once you have saved or published your post.
  • Once you SAVE AS DRAFT or PUBLISH your post, the photo will automatically embed in the location where you placed the link.
  • You can arrange photos in your post by copying/pasting the link in different locations in the body (e.g. moving the photo from the beginning of the text to the end.)
  • You can have multiple photos in a single post.
  • You can have both photos and videos in a single post.
  • The same method for adding photos to posts works in comments on other WellCommons posts.
  • You cannot embed Journal-World photo galleries at this time. Only individual photos.

  • You can use any of the links on our sister sites, Flickr and YouTube with the "Link to a photo or video" option.


1) Journal-World websites
If you see a photo you would like to use on a Journal-World site, click the photo to go to the individual photo page.

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/02/194419/

Then copy the link to this page. To copy, go to the address bar of your web browser and select Edit > Copy or hit CTRL + C on your keyboard.

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/02/194420/

Paste the link in the body of your post. To paste, select Edit > Paste in your web browser or hit CTRL + V on your keyboard.

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/jul/02/194421/

When you Save as Draft or Publish your post, the embedded photo appears with the caption and photographer like this:

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/02/194422/


2) Flickr photos
If you don't have one, you can sign up for a free Flickr account or use other users' photos from Flickr. If you already have a Yahoo! email address, the sign-up process will be easier. With Flickr, you can upload your own photos and use them rather than picking a photo of a Journal-World website.

Go to the individual photo page for any Flickr photo and copy the link in the address bar of your web browser (highlighted in blue). To copy, go to the address bar of your web browser and select Edit > Copy or hit CTRL + C on your keyboard.

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/02/194423/

Paste the link to the Flickr photo in the body of your WellCommons.com post. To paste, select Edit > Paste in your web browser or hit CTRL + V on your keyboard.

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/02/194424/

When you Save as Draft or Publish your post the embedded photo appears and credits the original source like this photo from my friend Zach:

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/02/194425/

Hint: It is also possible to use HTML code for embedding and aligning images, if you're fancy like that.

Please leave any comments if you have questions on posting photos!

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