um i was wondering how to post these http://www.myinstants.com/ because i’ve seen people do it before http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/574233-ruined-childhood
If you’re looking to post a picture from KYM, then you can just click on the picture on the image page to get the image by itself (via image URL.)
So first go to the http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/574233-ruined-childhood link you posted.
Once you’re on the page, just click on the image. With Google Chrome, at least, it should open up a new tab with the picture by itself. Go to the URL/address bar and copy that link. For the image above, it will be this ↓↓↓:
Put that between two exclamation marks, like this ↓↓↓:
The result on most pages on KYM (i.e. comments, forum posts, and wall posts) will be this ↓↓↓:
Alternatively, go to the image page, and copy either the HTML Embed or the Textile Embed text (on the right side of the page). Then just paste that into your post. You won’t have to add any tags or exclamation marks with that method.
Now if you want to post an image from another site, then (for most Web browsers) just right-click on the image, and find something that says something about copying the image URL.
Firefox will say “Copy Image Location.” Click on that.
Chrome will say “Copy Image URL”. Click on that.
Opera will say “Copy Image URL.” Click on that.
Internet Explorer will have an option called “Properties.” Click that to see the Properties’ “General” tab. In that, underneath “Protocol” and “Type,” you’ll see “Address (URL).” That’s the image URL. Highlight and copy the text there by right-clicking on what you highlighted and hitting “Copy.”
I can’t tell you what Safari or Netscape Navigator or other browsers would say about copying an image URL, but I’d wager they work like one of the four above.
Once you have the image URL copied, then just put it between two exclamation marks, and the picture should show up in your post.
Note that an image URL will never end in
.net or any other site ending like that. They should end in something that indicates the URL is for an image. Usually:
.gif (A lot of moving images are .gifs
.jpg (A bulk of your images will be .jpgs)
.png (I tend to find that these are very large image files, and some are animated like .gifs.)
So if you try to put
!http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/574233-ruined-childhood! in between exclamation marks like I just did, you’ll get a bad image embed.
Also, this information is on the front page of this thread in the very first posts. So if you have questions, be sure to read over RandomMan’s info. Some things are a little more complicated, so feel free to lurk and find out a user who will be nice enough to help you out with those things.
Alright, how do I post an image that isn’t online?
You’ll have to upload it somewhere online and then get the Image URL like I gave instructions for above. You can upload it to your own gallery here on KYM though:
( Go to your Profile > Go above your wall and find the Images tab > Go to the red button off to the top right of your gallery that says “Add an Image” > Click the gray Computer button" >
Get a free computer > Pick the image you want from your own drive )
From there, fill in the rest of the information. You can add it to an already existing gallery if it’s suitable for that entry. If you want it in your own gallery, then just leave the Entry line blank.
You can also use sites like Imgur to upload and then embed images.