Adding Images

In an effort to make it easier for you to add images to your posts as well as share other images you might have, but not necessarily want to write a lot about, I've added a new feature to the site.

If you look under the Create Content menu, you'll see a new option labeled "image" which you can use to add an image to the new image gallery, which is linked from the main menu.  I've created a few categories to get us started, but if an image you have doesn't fit, simply put it in the uncategorized section and I'll create a good place for it and move it there.

Once you've uploaded an image, you can also add it in to one of your posts.  To do this, simply browse the image gallery to find your image.  Once located, right-click on it and copy the link to that particular image.  When writing your post using the WYSIWYG editor, there's a little icon in the toolbar with a tree.  Clicking that will pop-up a box for you to paste the image link in to.

Here's what the various image insert settings do:

URL: This is where you paste the link to your image.
Description: This will be displayed when someone hovers over your image.
Alignment: The determines how text flows around your image. Left and Right are the best options.
Dimensions: You can use this to specify a different size of the image from the original.  If you upload a large image, you'll probably want to do this.
Border: This will draw a line around your image.  Smaller number = thinner border.
VSpace and HSpace: These add some whitespace around your image. Quite nice to create a nice-looking post.

The only required thing to fill in is the Image URL.  That's it!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Upload 'em if ya got 'em! 

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By the way, don't hesitate to put the words "For Sale" in your image descriptions, if you're interested in such a venture.