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    Is there anything specific that we need to be aware of to create thumbnails? For example, if an image you post is actually a link from another site (say Flickr), will a thumbnail appear? Or do the images need to be 'attached' to this site?

    I couldn't test this functionality in the Test forum.

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    Yes the image does need to be attached in order to display a thumbnail. We can't have a thumbnail for both attached and linked images. (either or)
    I think Rich worked out a way that you could also attach but still make it link back to your site so he might answer this more fully?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Blyth View Post
    Is there anything specific that we need to be aware of to create thumbnails? For example, if an image you post is actually a link from another site (say Flickr), will a thumbnail appear? Or do the images need to be 'attached' to this site?

    I couldn't test this functionality in the Test forum.
    They need to be attached to the site Adam. However you can still backlink to your own site if you like. Insert the attachment in line to get.

    [ATTACH]124726[/ATTACH]



    then place your own site's URL around it....

    [URL=http://www.richardhallphotography.com/Nature/Birds/Whistlers/]_____[/URL]



    Add the attachment where the underscores are...

    [URL=http://www.richardhallphotography.com/Nature/Birds/Whistlers/][ATTACH]124726[/ATTACH][/URL]

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    The backlinks aren't important.

    What I usually do, is I display an image like this:

    [IMG] http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/...9078e0_b_d.jpg [/IMG] - see here.

    However, when you do this, no thumbnail is generated.

    So I actually need to upload the image using the 'Attachments' section of thread creation?

    The reason I link to the images from flickr is because they more often that not are larger than the 300kb size limit :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Blyth View Post
    The backlinks aren't important.

    What I usually do, is I display an image like this:

    [IMG] http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/...9078e0_b_d.jpg [/IMG] - see here.

    However, when you do this, no thumbnail is generated.

    So I actually need to upload the image using the 'Attachments' section of thread creation?

    The reason I link to the images from flickr is because they more often that not are larger than the 300kb size limit :/
    That's correct, as Dave and I have stated, only attachments to the forum will have a thumb generated, not externally linked images.

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    Are you using this mod for the thumbnail generation?

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