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Maybe not, but you can post pics.

There is nothing I see with my dim old eyes in my user profile that has a way of creating an album or uploading pictures. Or anything that has the word pictures in it. If there is I am totally missing it.

If I click on the attach picture above, it wants a URL.

If you have a link to different instructions from FAQ, please send them over and I will try again.

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For creating an album you need to click on "Quick Links", go to your profile, and "create an album" should be in the upper left somewhere below your profile name.
When I want to post a picture from an internet page, I right click it, hit "Copy" and then "paste" it on my desktop (to resize it in My Pictures if it's too large). As long as it's an actual tiny picture on your desktop, you should be able to "Paste" it in the "Quick Reply" message box, directly. Around 800x640 works the best for me.
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If you want to post pictures, try imgbb.com or imgur.com. They are both free sites to upload pictures to and you can size and copy a "url" to paste in the "insert image box. Use the "Test Area" in the Forum Functions to practice.

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Only available to Team Members (paying members). As are attachments. Personally I wouldn't (and don't) bother with either of those anyway.

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To post a photo, upload your photo to a photo hosting site. I'm using ImgBB.

Copy the 'IMG Code' in the photo hosting site (eg: 'BBCode full' in ImgBB), and paste that into your post. Don't use the 'Insert Image' button ().

You may find this helpful:
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Moving these last few posts to a new thread in the 'Forum FAQ / How To' section.
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FWIW, I'm using Flickr, but they are implementing 1000 (max) pic restrictions on your "free" account...... so that might / might not be a concern for you. Anyway if you want to use Flickr, upload your pics to Flickr & make your pictures public, then

Posting on the XLF Forum from Flickr goes something like this:
  • open the photo in question on Flickr
  • hover, in turn, over the 3 icons in the lower right corner
  • the curved right arrow (currently it's the 2nd icon, from the right side), is the "Share Photo" icon. Click on it.
  • a pop up will display next
  • click on "BBCode" and the screen will refresh
  • two boxes are now displayed on the screen. The bottom box is a drop down where you select the resolution of your photo.
  • for Bulletin Boards / Forums..... select a resolution around 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 (my preference is 1024 x 768)
  • the top box, contains the Bulletin Board code you need. Cut & Paste that BBCode into the XLF Forum Message window. It will look something like:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/KhB7wr][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4706/28411255829_8c25b658b0_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/KhB7wr]IMG_1079[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/128539303@N04/]Dave[/url], on Flickr

  • to verify the photo will appear ok, hit the Preview Post button on the XLF Forum Message Window. If it looks ok, you're good to go. If it fails to display, the C&P you performed wasn't quite right. You'll need to delete the BBCode.... & start over.
  • for the 2nd & subsequent photos..... repeat the above.
  • adding descriptive text before your photos is generally a good thing.

So the raw text of your XLF Forum post will look something like:
  • A short paragraph describing pic # 1

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/KhB7wr][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4706/28411255829_8c25b658b0_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/KhB7wr]IMG_1079[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/128539303@N04/]Dave[/url], on Flickr

    A short paragraph describing pic # 2

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/22SdCYi][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4670/39293339825_d80a19ea01_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/22SdCYi]IMG_1067[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/128539303@N04/]Dave[/url], on Flickr

    A short paragraph describing pic # 3

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/22X6vRr][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4705/39348532575_a70672a748_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/22X6vRr]IMG_2036[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/128539303@N04/]Dave[/url], on Flickr

    Further narrative as you see fit
Continue to use "Preview Post" button until you're happy with the narrative & pics. Then "Submit"
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Sounds complicated. I will give it shot at some point. Thanks for all the help.
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