Can’t understand the jargon of the guide.
Fair point. Let's try and explain it like this:
1. Every digital photograph is stored in a computer as a digital file with a name. The name nearly always has 2 parts, separated by a "." and the second part is usually "jpg" or "jpeg". The first part depends on what your camera or phone is configured to do. It really doesn't matter what the file name is, and it can be changed if you want.
2. The Talk Morgan image server is a website that lets you store pictures on the internet rather than on your camera, phone or the computer you have in your house. To let other people see your pictures you upload them from your computer to the Website. Think of it as being like a ginormous photo album. When you upload a picture it gets stuck onto a page in the album.
3. Talk Morgan itself is a different sort of website, it's designed to let people have conversations and share information. These sorts of websites are called Bulletin Boards, often abbreviated to BB.
4. When you want to show a picture in a post on the Talk Morgan, you have to tell TalkMorgan what the name of the picture is and how to find it. You do this by typing some special characters. These are called "tags" and there's one at each end of the information as to where your picture is. Tags always start and end with a square bracket like "[" and "]" and an image tag has the letters "img' in it. In order to tell TalkMorgan that it's the end of the information you add in a "/" just after the first square bracket, so the whole thing will look like this:
[img]the address and name of tim's picture.jpeg[/img]
So this bunch of special characters or codes need to embedded in the text of our post at the point where we want the picture to appear.
5. As we know, internet addresses always start with the characters "http://" or "https://" so these need to be at the start of the address. Now we need to put in the information as to what page on the photo album the picture is stored. So we add in "https://www.tm-img.com/image/evOkR"
6. And lastly we of course need to put in the name of the actual picture we want to show, so we need to add "IMG_0011.jpg" so the whole image tag now looks like:
7. "Blinkin' flip, Tim, that's a bit bloomin' complicated!" I hear you say. "How am I supposed to know what all these fancy codes are and how to embed them in my post?". Well of course the answer is that you're not. The Talk Morgan Image Server does all the heavy lifting for you, and it provides all the necessary tags properly formatted for you. All you have to do is copy and paste the right tag into your post.
SO: We know that Talk Morgan is a bulletin board (BB). Therefore to Embed the correct Codes into our post, we look underneath our picture and click on the 'Embed Codes' section. Then we scroll down to the 'full image' section and copy the "BBcode" tag. Then all we have to do is paste this into our post wherever we want the picture to appear, like so:
and when it gos into the actual post you get to admire my Bonnie: