I also advise using the "Go Advanced" button rather than the Quick Reply, IF you want to add photos etc. It also shows emoticons like smilies
Here is a my tip on posting
How to post a photo
or multiple photos on CF threads:
I encourage everyone to post photos in CF because everyone enjoys seeing photos of boats and photos of gear
helps to clarify communications
about problems and helps others help one another with answers that fit questions. When you post a comment, you can use the "Post Reply / Advanced / Manage Attachments" function to add up to 12 photos to your post. It first allows 6 photos, but if you upload six first, you can then add another 6 for a total of 12, if you want.
You can find a very easy to follow video instruction about how to post photos on CF by going to the FAQ here or look on YouTube for a very clear video that shows how to do it. It is easy, but not intuitive. The video is a big help. Here is a link to the video.
Watch and it is very easy to do. You can also post other types of content (videos, etc.) and photo
files of many kinds.
Speedy Tip 1:
I usually post a jpg photo file that is about 1200x800 pixels, because that is what I consider a nice large size for web viewing. Most files can be downsized to about 100kb - 400kb or some larger. If my original photo file is high resolution (like a photo I take with my iPad), I prefer to first use some software
(an app) to downsize the image file so that it is smaller and faster to upload. Since I use my iPad
for most of my web surfing and CF surfing too, I use a free app called "Image Size" (by vsmedia.de - Software Development - iPhone & iPad apps and desktop applications
) which is very easy, fast, and has multiple options. It does have some ads in the free version, but $1.99 removes the ads. I have no connection to that app other than being a happy user. It works for me and is intuitive and flexible.
Speedy Tip 2:
If you think you might refer to that photo in the future (e.g. Photos of your own boat
projects or gear), you could also upload it to your CF Profile and start a photo album there to contain your boat photos.