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Jffok
09-01-2011, 08:01 PM
I want to add pictures to some of my caches before submitting them to be reviewed. The how to in Geocaching.com does not seem to give me enough detail. Not the greatest with the computer. Any helpful information will be apprecited.

thefab5willisclan
09-01-2011, 08:43 PM
I've only posted one cache. So I may not be the best of help. But I just went and looked at the cache that I hid and seen in the top right hand corner of the page a button to upload an image. I don't know if you can put an image in before the review or not. I didn't try that. But if worse comes to worse you can add the image later. Hope I helped.

kcackler
09-01-2011, 08:43 PM
Upload your images to a service like imageshack.us or photobucket.com

After uploading to one of these websites, you'll be given HTML code. You can put this code in your cache description. It will look something like:


<img src="http://imageshack.us/blah/blah/file.jpg" />

kcackler
09-01-2011, 08:44 PM
Also - If you need any additional help, just let me know via PM.

OldRiverRunner
09-01-2011, 10:29 PM
I occasionally refer to this page (http://www.follow-the-arrow.co.uk/resources/htmlcodes.html) for tips on doing HTML. It includes a section on adding a picture to your cache page.

Also, while you may upload your photo to an external website, I have found that it is just as easy to upload the photo to Geocaching.com, under either the cache page itself or your Account Details page (where your avatar is stored and the photo you use on your profile page). Once you have the photo uploaded, you need to get the web page that has just the photo on it, and nothing else. You will know it when you see it because the URL will end in "jpg". One way to do this is to go to the Edit photo function and then double click on the photo itself. The photo page will launch and then you can copy and paste the URL.

My advice is just to keep playing around with it and you will finally get it right.

Jffok
09-03-2011, 05:33 AM
ORR I think I went the route you suggested. Can you looked at GC33D6Q Diff/Terr Challenge Cache and see if you can figure out what I need to do to fix it. The picture is there but you have to click the red x. Then the code is where the picture should be. Thanks.

kcackler
09-03-2011, 07:48 AM
Your code is currently
<img src="%3Cbr" />"%3Cbr"/&gt;"http://img.geocaching.com/track/display/"<br />8b506532-7d91-46c5-b889-67120de76652".jpg

It should be


<img src="http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/e9e0895b-1764-4333-8e86-045ece1665ca.jpg" />

Also, since the image is actually quite large, you might want to shrink it to a reasonable size


<img src="http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/e9e0895b-1764-4333-8e86-045ece1665ca.jpg" width="300" height="225" />

OldRiverRunner
09-04-2011, 09:38 AM
Judy - just took a look at your new cache listing (GC33D6Q) and my own D/T grid. I have some work to do! 5 spots still to fill and they are all weird combinations. I filtered my usual PQ of caches within 50 miles of where I live and found only 1 which would satisfy one of the needed combinations. The research to figure out which ones satisfy the needed combinations will be almost as fun as going after them!

thefab5willisclan
09-04-2011, 02:12 PM
Wow what a challenge! I doubt we will be getting this one soon. But one day....

Ashallond
09-04-2011, 07:53 PM
Well, there's a fizzy challenge placed in Oklahoma...who wants to put the one up for Arkansas? I'm actually surprised this challenge hadn't been placed anywhere in either state before now.

Jffok
09-04-2011, 08:37 PM
Well, there's a fizzy challenge placed in Oklahoma...who wants to put the one up for Arkansas? I'm actually surprised this challenge hadn't been placed anywhere in either state before now.

Not sure what cache you are referring to.

Ashallond
09-05-2011, 04:32 PM
A fizzy challenge is exactly what you created, a challenge to fill in your entire D/T grid, and some add in other things like so many types of caches, or do mini versions (All terrains at Difficulty 2.5 or something like that.)

Link to a search of a lot of them:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?key=fizzy&submit4=Go

Jffok
09-05-2011, 09:44 PM
A fizzy challenge is exactly what you created, a challenge to fill in your entire D/T grid, and some add in other things like so many types of caches, or do mini versions (All terrains at Difficulty 2.5 or something like that.)

Link to a search of a lot of them:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?key=fizzy&submit4=Go

Thanks for the link and the explaination. Just hadn't heard that term before.

thefab5willisclan
09-05-2011, 11:40 PM
What is a fizzy challenge? You get to drink lots of fizzy drinks? Ha Ha!!!

thefab5willisclan
09-05-2011, 11:46 PM
What is a fizzy challenge? You get to drink lots of fizzy drinks? Ha Ha!!!

I posted this before reading the answer to my question. I guess you guys posted the answer while I was typing!!!

thefab5willisclan
09-05-2011, 11:48 PM
I posted this before reading the answer to my question. I guess you guys posted the answer while I was typing!!!

Nope I just didnt look at the last page. I only looked at the nxst to last page. Silly me!!!