How do I insert a small image inline with text?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Captain Pyro, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Captain Pyro macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2008
    The Sunny NE of England

    I've just noticed some users seem to manage to get small custom graphics inline with their text, not in the sig.

    Let's say I had a small gif that was a custom smiley (for instance)

    Could I insert it in a post? If so how? Had a quick play and the closest I can see is an attached image which isn't quite what I wanted to do?

  2. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    I generally use the external image tag. For example, to do this:

    that sucks [​IMG]

    You'd need to do the following:

    that sucks [IMG][/IMG]

    Alternatively you can use the image attachment. Instead of leaving the attached image as is, once you've uploaded it to the MacRumors server, preview your post. Once in the preview, use the drop down to the right of the paperclip icon to select your attachment. You'll get some VBCode like [ATTACH]130199[/ATTACH], which you can then place where you need... for example the first example would become:

    that sucks [ATTACH]130199[/ATTACH]

    This is how people put images in their posts without showing as attachments, too.
  3. Captain Pyro thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2008
    The Sunny NE of England
    ok, once i'd uploaded and got htat line of VBcode I wouldn't be able to reuse the jobby in another post without reuploading though would i?
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    That's would have to attach the image to each post you wanted to use it in. Which is why people frequently prefer to host their images elsewhere, or just hotlink from somewhere else if it already exists on the web, although the latter option is frequently considered a no-no due to it using the hoster's bandwidth, not to mention increasing the likelihood of the image disappearing over time.

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