How do I upload pictures to the site? I saw the <img> tag on a list of basic HTML so I tried:

<img src="C:\TOM Files\downloads\cakephpscreenshot.jpg" />

but it doesn't work. I think adding some screenshots will better help in presenting my questions.

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    That is a local address, that is that it is only on your machine. Try uploading it to an image host (such as imgur) and linking it that way. – Reese Moore May 18 '11 at 1:35
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    This is going to be difficult – juan May 18 '11 at 1:55
  • Looks like it wasn't that difficult @Juan – kenwarner May 18 '11 at 3:03
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    @qnt I'm glad I was wrong :) – juan May 18 '11 at 12:33

Head to the toolbar on top of the message editor. Press the last button on the 2nd button group with the Image tooltip.

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Click it and then press Browse... button to locate the image and then press Upload button.

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You click on the little image icon and it will ask you whether you wan to upload to a image hosting site, or to SO directly. Do what you wish.

SO uploads it to imgur.com, an image hosting site, so it doesn't make a difference where you shove it, so it'll display fine from anywhere.

  • Thaks for the info... Its the first time I heard about imgur.com. – Newbie Coder May 18 '11 at 2:03
  • I love the way you can drag and drop like 50 images into the browser window to download. It's quite useful. – Blender May 21 '11 at 15:50

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