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How can I add images to a comment?

To get a meaningful answer to some questions, it helps a lot if you add an image (picture) of the problem or dilemma. Here’s how to easily add images to your BikeGremlin comments/questions.

Table Of Contents (T.O.C.):

  1. Go to the imgbb website
  2. Upload images
  3. Copy and share the image hyperlink
  4. Posting pictures on bikeforums.net
  5. Finding links to previously-uploaded images


1. Go to the imgbb website

That website’s address is: imgbb.com
https://imgbb.com/

It’s free! 🙂 There, you can create an account if you like, or just click on the “START UPLOADING” button.

I have created an account with imgbb. It’s simpler to keep track of the uploaded images that way. Account creation is simpler than signing up for a Gmail account and I won’t be explaining how to do that here. Also – you don’t have to create an account in order to upload an image and share its link.

imgbb website's home page
imgbb website’s home page
Picture 1

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2. Upload images

Select the image(s) you wish to attach to your website comment:

Choosing the images to upload
Choosing the images to upload
Picture 2

Now click on the “UPLOAD” button.

Uploading the selected images
Uploading the selected images
Picture 3

Soon after that, you’ll get a notification about the successful image upload.

Image(s) uploaded successfully
Image(s) uploaded successfully
Picture 4

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3. Copy and share the image hyperlink

All right, now let’s add those images to a BikeGremlin website comment! 🙂

First, we need to get a link to the image(s). To do that, you should left-mouse-click on an uploaded image.

Left mouse button click on an uploaded image
Left mouse button click on an uploaded image
Picture 5

On the page that opens now, below the image, there is the link you should copy:

Copying image's address (URL link)
Copying image’s address (URL link)
Picture 6

An alternative way to do this (that also helps if you have previously-uploaded images to imgbb) is shown in chapter 5.

Now you can go to the questions and answers page, scroll to the bottom, and there you’ll find the comment field, where you can copy/paste the link to your image, so we can all see what the problem/question is. 🙂

Posting a website comment with a link to an image
Posting a website comment with a link to an image
Picture 7

That wasn’t too hard, was it? 🙂

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4. Posting pictures on bikeforums.net

Now, we all know that bikeforums.net is the best place to get cycling-related help and advice. Some people who have already forgotten more than I’ve ever known about bicycles, mechanics, and cycling, are active there, happy to share their knowledge and advice.

Note, if you have fewer than 10 posts, you may not be allowed to post an image (spam protection reasons). In that case, just post a link to your imgbb uploaded image, but remove the “https://” part of the link, and put a blank space (” “) after every dot (“.”) in the link. We’ll figure it out from that. 🙂
In this case, upload the image as explained above, starting from chapter 1.

How to post a picture on BikeForums?

When writing a post, click on the Upload (image) icon:

Adding an image to a bikeforums.net post
Adding an image to a bikeforums.net post
Picture 8

Now, you’ve got two options:

  • A – Paste a link to an image you’ve uploaded to imgbb, as explained in this article above (chapter 1 and on).
    The link you copy is shown in picture 6
  • B – Upload an image directly from your computer.
    If you choose this, you’ll get a screen as shown in picture 2

Here’s what those options look like:

Image upload options on bikeforums.net
Image upload options on bikeforums.net
Picture 9

Whichever of the two options you choose, as soon as you paste your image’s link (A), or select an image from your computer (B), after a short wait, you’ll get a screen like shown below and you should click on the “Upload” button:

Uploading an image to bikeforums.net
Uploading an image to bikeforums.net
Picture 10

And that’s it! 🙂

All done - well done! :)
All done – well done! 🙂
Picture 11

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5. Finding links to previously-uploaded images

If you already have an imgbb account, here’s how to find links to an image you had previously uploaded.

First, go to your profile (or albums if you’ve sorted your images that way), then select the “Embed codes” option for the image you wish to share:

Finding a link to a previously uploaded image
Finding a link to a previously uploaded image
Picture 12

Then, choose the “Direct links” option:

Copying a direct link to an image
Copying a direct link to an image
Picture 13

Now you can copy/paste the link as explained in chapter 3 (and/or chapter 4, for bikeforums.net):

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