How to attach a picture without showing the attachment box.

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Bobdude161, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    N'Albany, Indiana
    I've always wondered how to do this...

    When I post a picture I don't see an option to hide the attachment box. Unlike Jaffa Cake who has hidden the attachment box and even made it to where he can click on the picture to enlarge it. I'm so jealous. I've been here for a little while and this seems to always baffle me. :confused:
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Well there is a FAQ article on this matter. However the paperclip things doesn't work that well for me.

    What I do is use the Paperclip [​IMG] to bring up the Manage attachements window and once I have selected the file and it has uploaded the window looks like this


    I then click on the highlighted link which opens it up and gives a url (might have to press cmd+L to see address bar) like this

    I then copy the attachemntid out in this case 110686

    Then I put that inside [/plain] and the image appears inline where the tags are placed.

    Another tip if you don't know how someone has done something then you can quote their posts and it will give you an insight

  3. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    I attach and preview then click the paperclip again and you'll see the attachment name in there, if you click it then it will insert into the message. You can do that without previewing if you just allow the manage attachments window to open up again. (not sure why it wants the window to open twice before it recognizes there is an attachment but it does, it's a stupid quirk of the system, I guess)
  4. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    N'Albany, Indiana
    Let's try this out......


    EDIT: Yay! it works!

    Hmm I tried searching for an answer but I guess I was typing in the wrong keywords. Nonetheless, thanks for your help!
  5. Krafty macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
    ^That always worked. I think the attachment option is just so you wouldnt have to navigate to another image hosting site to basically do the same uploading procedure you could with the attachment option, which is right below where you insert your reply.

    But I too prefer not to have the attachment box.
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Remember to use this technique only for small or medium size images. Inline attachments should not be used as a way to bypass the automatic thumbnail generation that the forum system uses to keep huge images from hogging bandwidth and screen space when you view a thread.

    Exception: This doesn't apply to threads whose purpose is to exhibit inline images, such as the monthly threads to share desktop pictures.

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