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    Inserting web pix

    What exactly do you copy/paste for an address when using the insert image icon? I found a pic I wanted to insert but an "x" came up. Seems like you either have to attach pic from computer and/or upload to gallery. Easy to use insert link (though sort of redundant) icon but can't figure what to paste for image address using insert image icon. Is it just a regular web address you're supposed to type in? i.e. www.whatever.com Interesting, upon editing, I just realized what I typed in turned into a link-- figured to do that you'd need to copy/paste.
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    You need to put in the URL of the picture (its address on the web; http://www.whatever.com/picturename.jpg). The only catch is that if the website that is hosting the picture doesn't allow hot linking then the image won't be shown here. The simplest way is to upload it the gallery here, then you know it'll work. If it's not your picture and it's hosted elsewhere then you take your chances that it'll work or not.

    Does that make sense? If not show me the post that you're having trouble inserting the pic too, and the address of the pic so I can help out better.
    Brian

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    Using Firefox, I just highlight the image, copy and paste it into a message. As noted above, some sites will not allow hotlinking. In fact you can try cutting and pasting nearly any html content:
    Caution Urged on New Shaped Skis








    By BARBARA LLOYD
    Published: January 16, 1997
    A majority of the nation's ski schools this season are swooning over the hourglass figure of the sport's newest innovation in downhill equipment, the so-called shaped ski. But are the skis too good to be true?
    Traditional skis come with relatively straight lines. They are making room for skis with a more curvaceous profile: wide in the tips and tail, and narrow in the waist. Despite their charms, however, the new skis, first introduced about three years ago, are beginning to draw skeptics.
    In question is whether a skier's improved turning ability is offset by the skis' potential to lock the skier in a groove that could cause injury. ''The genie got out of the bottle with these skis,'' said Carl Ettlinger, alluding to the shaped ski's wide introduction at ski schools. Ettlinger, a mechanical engineer, is president of Vermont Safety Research, a research and consulting firm that studies ski equipment and injuries independently and for ski companies.
    ''People thought, 'If I can ski this well in ski school, why don't I go out and buy a pair myself?' ''
    Some of the skis are designed with far more radical sidecuts than others. But almost universally, industry experts from instructors to manufacturers agree that beginners learn to ski more quickly on shaped skis. Advanced downhill skiers tend to like them because the skis require less physical effort in turning. And generally, the skis are lauded for helping skiers stay balanced.
    Yet, a sobering realization has struck the industry: The ski generally requires a subtle range of skills to avoid mishaps and possible injury.
    With knee injuries to skiers already at an epidemic level, manufacturers and researchers are keeping a wary eye. The accident rate has more than tripled in the last 25 years, Ettlinger said. The chances for a serious knee injury are now about 1 in 2,500 skier visits to a mountain.
    ''People are skiing slower and in more control with the new sidecut skis,'' said Tait Wardlaw of Skis Dynastar, a ski manufacturer. ''Discussion is legitimate about the potential safety issues of shaped skis, but so far, that's only academic.''
    Instructors teach that the ski is meant to be on its edges at all times. But, because of the ski's ability to carve a precise turn in the snow, skiers at times build up too much speed by getting locked into a turn. A twisting fall can result.
    ''Our major concern is not so much that the shaped skis themselves may increase knee injuries,'' Ettlinger said. ''But they do require proper training. With the right orientation and practice, skiers could have a wonderful new product. There's good hope the skis could help reduce injuries over all as people understand the skis' limitations.''
    Indeed, new equipment in the past has greatly reduced injuries. Broken legs were common in skiing until the 1970's, when better binding adjustments made for safer release mechanisms. Since then, broken leg injuries have been reduced by 95 percent, Ettlinger said. Over all, he added, ski injuries have decreased by 44 percent in the last 24 years.
    The new skis do take to the hill differently than conventional models. ''Going straight can be difficult on the shaped skis,'' Ettlinger said. ''Skiers are going to have to change their style and learn they have to be making a turn almost all the time. They have to learn that these skis don't go straight, or run flat.''
    Snowboarders are well aware of that technique. If a snowboard in motion isn't up on its edge, the board will shimmy and slide willy-nilly. It is the big, deeply grooved turns of snowboards that set them apart from traditional skis.
    Whether skiers can make the transition, regardless of training and practice, remains to be seen. David MacPhail, director of research for a Canadian company that develops new sports technology, said yesterday that he believed that shaped skis ''defy the laws of physics.''
    ''When the shaped ski goes on edge,'' MacPhail said, ''the tail and tip exert pressure on the snow first. That force extends outside the limits of the foot, and puts a twisting stress on the knee, which has the potential to cause injury.''
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    You need to put in the URL of the picture (its address on the web; http://www.whatever.com/picturename.jpg). The only catch is that if the website that is hosting the picture doesn't allow hot linking then the image won't be shown here. The simplest way is to upload it the gallery here, then you know it'll work. If it's not your picture and it's hosted elsewhere then you take your chances that it'll work or not.

    Does that make sense? If not show me the post that you're having trouble inserting the pic too, and the address of the pic so I can help out better.
    That makes perfect sense. Here's what happens when I paste an image link from tetongravity.com into insert image window. I can copy/paste from gallery or attach thumbnails. . . no biggy.



    http://http://www.tetongravity.com/2003gal5.jpg

    That link isn't allowed but this one is. . . http://www.tetongravity.com That's as close as you're going to get to posting pix from TGR directly. They must disallow direct transfer of pix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgrip16 View Post
    That makes perfect sense. Here's what happens when I paste an image link from tetongravity.com into insert image window. I can copy/paste from gallery or attach thumbnails. . . no biggy.



    http://http://www.tetongravity.com/2003gal5.jpg

    That link isn't allowed but this one is. . . http://www.tetongravity.com That's as close as you're going to get to posting pix from TGR directly. They must disallow direct transfer of pix.
    You've got an extra http:// in there. I believe the dialog box automatically puts that in, you have to remember to remove it if you're pasting an URL that already starts with it.

    http://www.tetongravity.com/2003gal5.jpg
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    Ah ha. . . good eyes. Thanks. Let me try a different pic---

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    That's better.
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    Just curious though, when you pasted the link in did you have to do that separately from pasting in the photo? I'm guessing yes unless you can copy 2 links at once then paste twice in order. Usually what I'll do is to copy both links from history icon separately and paste them in. Interesting that there are 3 ways to paste web links. Regular copy/paste into post, copy/paste into link dialog box, or just typing in www.alpinezone.com for example. Though no http:// doing that.
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    Yes, I pasted the link separately. I just paste the link, no need to use the link dialog box. The forum software is pretty good at picking at URLs in the text and converting them as such.
    Brian

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    One more pic with the link just for the halibut. I do wonder why sometimes already written text in post gets erased when you go back and at other times not. No way to save a draft is there? I've been testing this out just now and you can always copy links directly from hisory icon w/o fear your text will get erased but if you open up webpage 'cause you're not sure if it's the right link then copy link from web page, when you go back your text may or may not be there. Anyway, nice pic right here. . .
    http://www.tetongravity.com/2003gal3.jpg

    Wow it didn't erase text-- great!



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