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Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Jul 14, 2016 12:44 PM CST
How would I include images from the NGA plant database in a posting?

Wher I click the "Add an image" button, here is what I see:


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When I click on "More" here is what I see:

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Carol Sandt
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 14, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Hi CS, I'm not so great at explaining things but I'll try. Green Grin! When you want to include an image from the database to your post, for instance here on this thread that you've started; go to the database and find the photo you want to post, such as your lovely photo of Germander below:


When I found your database photo I just highlighted and copied the url (beginning with http:) at the top of and then came back and pasted it here. You will only see the text/writing until you click on preview but once you click on preview or finished it should show up in your post.

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Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Jul 14, 2016 2:31 PM CST
@plantladylin.

Your instructions are very clear. Thank you!
Carol Sandt
"Hope is the simple trust that God has not forgotten the recipe for manna.” - W. Paul Jones in "Trumpet at Full Moon"
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 14, 2016 2:36 PM CST
Oops, I forgot ... When you find a plant in the database and click the green area that says Add An Image, that is prompting you to add a photo to that database entry.

Maybe this will make more sense. For adding an image to your post:

1. Go to the database and find the photo you want
2. Click on the photo to enlarge it
3. Go to the top of the page and highlight the url which will automatically copy it
4. Go back to the thread and type your message
5. Click "Paste" to have the link show up in your message
6. Click "Preview" if you want to proof read and view your message with the photo
7. Click on 'Finished"
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 14, 2016 2:37 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Just give a shout out if you have any trouble ...
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 14, 2016 3:30 PM CST
clicking on the url [from anywhere online] works with the [img] bb code
When posting from this sites images... I highlight the BB code, and paste that in...
see example below.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 14, 2016 5:39 PM CST
I used to copy the bb code, don't know why I began copying the url but yes, copying either works. thumbsup:
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Jul 14, 2016 8:15 PM CST

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Just make sure you leave off the BB Code part. nodding

@csandt those images in your post are taking you to your computer to find where you store your images. I would imagine your photos are in the Photo Library. The 'More' takes you to other options where photos can be stored.
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