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  • Learn how to upload and share your images here on the Community Forum!

    Guide Last Updated on November 1st, 2017


    Hi everyone!

    While you can now upload images directly here on the forum by attaching them to your post, the forum software works in such a way that it sometimes causes your attached images to appear very small.

    It is for this reason that we still recommend you use a third party hosting site such as www.imgur.com. This will allow your images to be seen full size so that everyone can enjoy your smurfy villages!

    Recently imgur made changes to their website in an effort to make it a bit harder for users to upload their images without being registered to their site. While this is not a problem for some, others prefer to not do so. Thankfully, some of your fellow crafty forum members such as Alex Smurf found out to get around those changes!

    Below you'll find a guide using updated steps that should allow you to still upload your images to imgur without needing to sign up. These steps still work as of November 1st, 2017.

    If you have any questions, or If you would like to try practicing posting your images, please do it here! Have fun.

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    The following steps will guide you through how to upload and share an image through the third party image hosting site imgur without having to sign up for an account.

    Start off by visiting www.imgur.com on your mobile device. Once the page loads, Tap the X near the "Open in App" button at the bottom of the screen.

    Next, Tap on the Menu button in the upper left corner. Once on the Menu options page, tap the X in the upper left corner.




    You should now be on the Sign in page. Instead of signing in, tap on the Menu button again in the upper left corner. This should open up a new options menu. Tap on "Random Mode".



    Once the next page loads, tap on the little Cloud Upload symbol in the upper Right corner. When the next page loads, ignore the "Get App button" and instead tap on the X in the upper right corner.



    When the next page opens, tap on the Green + Button symbol so that you can select an image from your device. Select your Photo Library and browse for the image that you want to upload.


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    • #3
      Once you've selected your image, you'll be at the upload page. Tap on the Upload button and make sure that the progress bar finishes loading. If it doesn't, it's most likely due the size of the image being too large (this can sometimes happen on larger screen devices with higher resolutions such as the iPad Pro). Try selecting a different image, or reduce it's size with photo editing software on your device or a computer.


      In the upper left corner, tap on the "Link" selection menu. Scroll through the list of options and choose "BBCode" and then done.


      You should now see the link that you'll need above your image. Long press on the Link to bring up the "Select All" text option. Once again, long press on the newly selected text to bring up the "Copy" text option.


      Once you have your link copied, go to the forum and long press in the text entry window to bring up the "Paste" option. Confirm that the link was pasted correctly, and then tap on Post Reply. The page should refresh and your newly hosted image should show up full size and ready for all to see!

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      • #4
        Thanks to forum member Morning Sky for providing this Link to upload images to imgur if you have already signed up with their hosting site!

        Thanks to forum member debbles smurf for providing an alternative to imgur known as https://imgbb.com/!
        (Please note that while this site does allow you to upload and share images here on the forum, they do appear slightly smaller than if you were to use imgur.)

        Debble's Steps for uploading to imgbb are as follows:
        1. Click start uploading
        2. Select pic you want
        3. Click upload
        4. Select Full bb code option
        5. Click copy
        6. Paste to the forum where you want as if you are going to write a comment
        7. Click post

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          • #6
            Twinkiepie Whoah indeed!

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            • #7
              hi Twinkiepie, can we post moving pictures or GIFs in this forum??? i want to know how to do that.

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              • #8
                yosinori saitou You should be able to just upload the gif to imgur, or some other hosting site and put the correct bbcode tags here.

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                  • #10
                    You're welcome yosinori saitou!

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                    • #11
                      Perfect! Very clear. Thank you Spelling Bee 👍🏻. And thank you AlexSmurf for your helpful hints too! 😀

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                      • Spelling Bee
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                        @Caro I'm glad the instructions are clear and hopefully easier to follow! And yes, a big thanks to Alex Smurf and the others who shared their helpful hints.

                    • #12
                      Spelling Bee Thanks for tidying up, now everything is very clearly arranged.

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                      • Spelling Bee
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                        Morning Sky You are very welcome! Thank you also for the imgur link for those who choose to register for it.

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                      Spelling Bee Thank you for updating this thread! Very clear instructions. Can’t wait to see all those beautiful and inspiring villages in the current contest! 😊

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                        http://imgur.com/R8es128
                        http://imgur.com/S3ymdG2
                        http://imgur.com/VuLI7KA
                        http://imgur.com/J3AOmIB
                        http://imgur.com/XlyAlBm
                        http://imgur.com/re8tdfv
                        http://imgur.com/2g2iLgi
                        http://imgur.com/ZqbgPaa
                        http://imgur.com/P40t7mH
                        Last edited by Carver Carver; 11-04-2017, 12:52 AM.

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                        • Carver Carver
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                          Spelling Bee I had to do it on the PC cause I went through all the steps on my phone and the BBCode was not there. Thank you a lot. I shouldn’t have any problems going forward.

                        • Spelling Bee
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                          Carver Carver Can you please take a screenshot and show us what you are seeing when you say you can’t find the BBCode? That might help us figure out what the problem is.

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                          Spelling Bee Okay.. I see it now. I believe with so many uploading at one time it's not gonna show the links, but with one it did.
                          Last edited by Carver Carver; 11-04-2017, 02:38 AM.

                      • #15
                        Do you have to do it like that. I just upload a pic!

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                        • Carver Carver
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                          Tamara Abbott Follow the steps and try not to upload more thane one if your on your phone. The PC imgur allow one pic to be uploaded one at time. When it's lload up select the pic and all the links codes will show and select BCCode for forums.

                          It took me a lil minute to get it, but it's easy.
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