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How to Add an Image to a Connect Post

Created: 24 Apr 2012 • Updated: 29 Mar 2013 | 1 comment
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If you've ever tried to add an image to a post on Connect you know it can be frustrating if you are forced to muddle through on your own. This article is meant to guide you through the process and, hopefully, make it a little easier. If you've ever inserted an image into the body of a gmail message then this will look a little familiar to you. So settle in and follow along. If you find this helpful you may want to bookmark this page until inserting images becomes second nature - and you start doing demos yourself...

Step 1 - Click the "Insert Image" icon - it's tiny but you can see it's a picture of a little house

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Step 2 - The Flie Browser window will open - click  "Upload"

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Step 3 - Browse to the file on your computer and choose "Open" and then "Upload"

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If you wish to create thumbnall sized images at this time you can also select an alternate size by selection any one of the thumbnail sizes before clicking "Upload" - this will automatically create thumbnail sized images.

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Step 4 - Now that your image has been successfully been uploaded you can manually resize it if you desire - remember that any image wider than 660px will run off the Connect page.

To resize your image, highlight your image and click "Resize". In the dialog box enter the desired dimensions - you can either make a copy of the original image or apply the new size directly to it - and click "Resize"

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Step 5 - Finally, highlight the image you want to insert into your post and click "insert" and voila! you're done!

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Step 6 - World domination... of course!

 

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pkh's picture

Just want to add a couple of things

1) the images that are upload can be re-used, i.e. you can use them on any of your subsequent posts.

2) if you need to delete any image, click on My Workspace, find it and you can delete it.  If it is used in any of your posts, the posts will now contain a broken link.  You should only delete an image from your My Workspace if it has not been used previously.

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