Jim Young

How to Embed Images in your Topic/Post on AVSIM

Recommended Posts

AVSIM does not currently host image posting via the attachment system so you will have to link your image from a 3rd party hosting provider such as ImgBB, Postimage.org, FunkyIMG.com, Photobucket, ImageShack, Google, OneDrive, Imgur, or, the one I use FS Files.org - http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/. Most services provide 5GB's or more of free space to upload your images. More information at the following site - https://www.lifewire.com/free-image-hosting-sites-3486329

Once you upload your image to a hosting provider, the image should have a box in one of the corners that you can check.  Once checked, you should be given the option to "get an embed code".  Click on that and it will offer HTML embed codes or BBCodes embed codes.  AVSIM uses the BBCode system so click on the "BBCode embed' and a link should appear (if not, check with your hosting provider on procedures for obtaining an embed code).  Copy the link and then go to your post or topic and paste the link into the topic.  You can also choose to link to the file on one of the hosting services too.  In that case, the image will now show up on AVSIM and members will be sent to the hosting site to view the image.

Your image will not appear until you click on reply or submit topic.  If you want to edit the post or topic after you have replied or posted a new topic, you can edit it for up to two hours.  If, after two hours, you want further edits, you will have to click on the "Report" button and tell our moderators what action you want taken.

One of our members has posted a more detailed explanation in the Screenshot Forum here on AVSIM that may help you if you are still having problems posting an image -

Make sure images comply with our Screen Shot Rules - https://www.avsim.com/AVSIM Pages/screen_shot_rules.html/

If you continue to have problems posting an image, please use the Contact Form under the 'Contact Us' tab at the top of the AVSIM Forums.

Edited by Jim Young
Removed link to FSFiles.org as service no longer exists. Added more services. Provided link to 10 best free image hosting sites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

One question Jim...

What happens if the attached image is deleted or moved from the source, does it disappear from the posting?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

... but Photobucket just came back, along with all those thousands of our dead images!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now