how to post image to my thread?
i would like to attach a jpeg file so to improve my questions.
You can use the Upload a File button (bottom right when you post) or upload it to an image site and reference it from there using the image button on the top.
which image site should i use? please tell, i don't have knowledge on image hosting sites.
There are lots of them that you can find with a simple Google search. I use photobucket for uploading images to PF. If you just need to display a few images, just use the Upload a File button.
I just tried that with no result whatsoever. When I switched to a different file, it finally popped up a message saying that the selected file didn't have an allowed extension. Can I just temporarily change the name of it, or would I have to somehow make an Illustrator (or Inscape, or TurboCad) file into some other format?
I doubt that would work. The software on the site probably uses the extension to know how to display the files or provide links to them. I would think that it checks the files beforehand to verify that they are valid for the given extension.
Changing the extension does not help - you might be able to upload it, but then no one can see the file because it has a wrong format, and even neglecting the extension you cannot see the images without the right software because it has some unusual encoding.
--> use some common file format like png, gif, jpg
Right, instead of using (say) native Illustrator file format, export or save it as a gif or jpg.
That's a great idea, with one problem. The last machine I had that has those files and Illustrator is the Blueberry that my wife dumped a beer into. This is the second MacBook that I've had since, and neither one of them will run it. Nothing that I have will open the files in order to change format. My old G3 has an earlier version of Illustrator (6, I think), and more importantly Photoshop which is what I need to do the transformation, but there's no way to transfer the files from this machine to it.
Hang on, now. I just opened my documents file again and noticed something really weird. The file in question, and most of the others that I can't open on this 'book is identified as "Jumping beans_jpeg" rather than "Jumping beans.jpg" which I would have expected. (Since the extension isn't .ai, it isn't in the original Illustrator format. It must be one that I switched through Photoshop in order to put on ImageShack.) I don't have a clue why there's a "_" instead of a ".", but it's annoying. Maybe I'll just have to get onto a hosting site that has a wider appetite for formats.
I like to use img.bi or mediacru.sh. However, I'm a privacy nut and those are privacy oriented services..
If you are composing your post in the FireFox browser (maybe others, too ) you can simply COPY + PASTE a photo (actually its link) directly into your post.
I only just recently noticed this handy feature. So you don't need to find out the explicit URL of a figure you want to replicate here from some web page. (Alas, I can't seem to achieve this feat using the native browser on my Android. )
Note: all seven images in this post are the result of separate COPY + PASTEs. The smileys turned out to be just the text characters.
I haven't tested what image formats are compatible with this feature. It doesn't work with all images, I'm not sure why, and it doesn't work for image files on your hard drive.
Now I suppose someone is going to tell me that PF has always had this feature!
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