Author Topic: Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?  (Read 439 times)

JohnC

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Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?
« on: February 26, 2021, 08:41:05 AM »
I just posted a thread in which I would've preferred to put the steps/photos in the body of the post - both to correct the alignment (keep portrait) and to allow them to be seen together (instead of having to open them one one at a time). However I do not have any on-line storage and don't wish to sign up for any (this is the only place on the internet where it would be useful to me).   

I've found that this is possible if I post them initially as attachments, then use their url in 'Insert Image' mode. Here's an example:

[Edit: Added a second image, and reduced both to half size (225x300) to see if they stack side-by-side or not. Answer: No.]
[Edit2: Try 180x240 for the first image]


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Now ... is this OK? Or am I doubling the storage you have to allocate? I've taken it out of the original post for now.

If it's not OK, you can remove THIS post after answering (and giving me 24 hours to see it) so no one else discovers it.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 06:51:08 AM by JohnC »
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Re: Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 02:20:36 PM »
Hi JonnC.

As long as he final picture post doesn?t exceed the Forum?s limits then all is fine.

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Re: Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 05:22:19 PM »
And a nice big image that inlined one is!

IIRC, the system gives a max /total size that cannot be
reached by per-image <100kb sizes times limit of 4 --a nice puzzle.

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« Last Edit: February 26, 2021, 05:22:59 PM by Dan_Lehman »

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Re: Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 02:08:51 AM »
And a nice big image that inlined one is!
Yeah, I thought when I posted it that it was a tad bigger than I wanted or needed.

Experimentation reveals that manipulating the string can bring the displayed size down (but I doubt that it takes up less storage).

So, the example above was 450x600 and I edited it to be 225x300. You can still click on it and see it larger, but for a series of steps the smaller size would be much easier to take in.
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Re: Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 06:54:55 AM »
Seems like there's no way to utilize the full width of the screen, either by having multiple images across or by having text beside instead of underneath the images. Not a big problem, but if anyone happens to know a way to achieve this, or comes across a post that has done it, let me know.
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Re: Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 11:09:15 AM »
Test photos combined using on-line utility:

JPEG quality 88%, 25 margin & spacing, black border, each image at 50%



« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 10:20:13 PM by JohnC »
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Re: Attn: Mods - Is "in-lining" your own attachments allowed?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 10:32:11 PM »
Second test, attempting to match background colour (#e0e0f0 - the darker of the contrasting backgrounds; the lighter one is probably #e9eef2)

Numbers added to bottom right. Quality reduced to 84% to fit within 100K limit. Still 50% size. Only 25 spacing (no margin)

« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 10:39:01 PM by JohnC »
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