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Re: Posting images
« Reply #200 on: April 17, 2018, 12:34:26 PM »
You did a great job  dr. Admin and saved a lot of lives, we can all say that.

Just a small addition - for , hopefully not, if ever there is a 3rd photo catastrophe :
Some of us had allready begun correcting those links on their own -
your 'replace' function caused all corrected blogs to show each photo twice -
At least, this is what happened on my Thread.
what made me go over and manualy delete the surplus pics.
but, there has to say, Deletion is a much faster method than rewriting -
so took me only 3 minutes...  ^-^

Ah, sorry about that. It's good to be aware of that side effect, thanks!



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Re: Posting images
« Reply #201 on: April 21, 2018, 12:07:56 PM »
I've asked this a while back, but I didn't get any answer, so I try again. Maybe I'm just a bit stupid, but I can't post images anymore here, unless I upload them on some image hosting site myself. When I check for an image on Google search it doesn't give the direct link option anymore, there's only the chance to share it via various social media. So can anybody point me out how to get direct links to images instead of save and reupload everything on Postimage or similars?
« Last Edit: April 21, 2018, 12:08:17 PM by Reptilia »

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #202 on: April 21, 2018, 02:28:32 PM »
It's usually best to save it to your own image hosting account anyway, because image links in whatever site Google Images links to may or may not be stable. However, if you really want to just link it from wherever it's already hosted (which costs the host bandwidth), you can right click it (or command click on Mac) and choose "open image in new tab" or "view image" (depending on your browser). Then you should have the option of copying the image URL.
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #203 on: April 22, 2018, 09:07:26 PM »
Thanks for replying Halichoeres, I'll give it a try again but I guess that the option to "view image" is not available anymore, hence the trouble. I'll see if I can get away with the "open image in new tab" option.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 09:07:49 PM by Reptilia »

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #204 on: April 25, 2018, 11:21:10 AM »
It's a never-ending-story with photo storage websites...  ::)
In May Flickr will be joining SmugMug because it won't be owned by Yahoo anymore:

https://blog.flickr.net/en/2018/04/20/together-smugmug-flickr/

SmugMug is telling that nothing will change with Flickr accounts but who knows...  ???

In the meantime I'm doing a full backup of my Flickr account.  :-\
I hope I wouldn't have to relink ALL pictures inside my thread on DTF.  >:(


« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 11:51:09 AM by RobinGoodfellow »

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #205 on: June 04, 2018, 08:38:55 AM »
Sorry, couldn't find a thread that was obviously about this. When I try to post images I just get this:

Has anyone else had this / know how to get past it?

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #206 on: June 04, 2018, 08:40:02 AM »
Square brackets with 'img' written inside - it didn't even show up on the first message.

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #207 on: June 04, 2018, 08:59:15 AM »
Put the image url (address) in between the square bracket code. Instructions here: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=173.0

Let us know if you need a hand.

I'll merge this post with the main one as soon as I know you've seen it.


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Re: Posting images
« Reply #208 on: June 04, 2018, 10:25:18 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #209 on: June 04, 2018, 11:04:40 AM »
No problem! Topics now merged. C:-)


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Re: Posting images
« Reply #210 on: August 22, 2018, 07:32:30 PM »
Put the image url (address) in between the square bracket code. Instructions here: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=173.0

Let us know if you need a hand.

I'll merge this post with the main one as soon as I know you've seen it.

Iím doing this, Iím making sure Iím on a specific image and copying from the address bar, but itís not working. Is this some issue with Facebook? I donít have Flickr or anything like that. Iíve tried to set it up via my Android account and that also proved to be a dead end :-\
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #211 on: August 22, 2018, 07:37:53 PM »
Iím doing this, Iím making sure Iím on a specific image and copying from the address bar, but itís not working. Is this some issue with Facebook? I donít have Flickr or anything like that. Iíve tried to set it up via my Android account and that also proved to be a dead end :-\
Hmm, it looks like your link is going to the whole album instead of the specific image. Have you tried right-clicking (or tapping and holding on mobile) and finding the option "copy image address" or "copy image location", and then pasting that into your post? If it's a Facebook image, the correct address should end in ".jpg". Hopefully that helps!

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #212 on: August 23, 2018, 08:28:13 AM »
@Patrx Iím wondering if itís because itís posted to a group rather than my general account🤔 Doesnít seem to matter what I do, I canít access them as stand-alone images. Iíll keep at it. The ďlink sharingĒ thing I set up on Android was useless, but I may give it another go via my phone. I generally find it easier to use my iPad for stuff like this, simply because itís much bigger, but Iím perennially thwarted at every avenue at this stage😂
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #213 on: August 23, 2018, 10:19:35 AM »
@Patrx Iím wondering if itís because itís posted to a group rather than my general account🤔 Doesnít seem to matter what I do, I canít access them as stand-alone images. Iíll keep at it. The ďlink sharingĒ thing I set up on Android was useless, but I may give it another go via my phone. I generally find it easier to use my iPad for stuff like this, simply because itís much bigger, but Iím perennially thwarted at every avenue at this stage😂

Facebook isn't an image host so they aren't going to make it easy to find the image source files, they have no obligation to keep urls permanent (as many of us know from experience), and our ability to see images will depend on privacy settings and/or being a member of Facebook. What I'm saying is, don't use Facebook as an image host. Use Flickr and all your problems will be gone. :)


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Re: Posting images
« Reply #214 on: August 23, 2018, 11:43:03 AM »
Ah, I see! Thank you, Dr. Admin 😊 Right, that's it, I'm going Flickr!! 😈
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #215 on: August 23, 2018, 12:23:04 PM »
@Minmiminime

I would also highly recommend Imgur :) You don't need an account to use it, and you can upload images using the image URL's (meaning you don't have to save an image to your computer to upload it)

Imgur also has a little drop down in the upper right hand corner of images (cursor needs to be over image to make it appear), if you click it and select "Get share links" it will give you the option to copy the image URL with the BBCode already added

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #216 on: August 23, 2018, 12:26:28 PM »
@IrritatorRaji Thank you! I've just signed up to Flickr and I'm finding it awkward, unintuitive and deeply, deeply uncooperative on both the desktop version and the app, so still having no joy in being able to share my pictures 😕
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Re: Posting images
« Reply #217 on: August 23, 2018, 12:29:20 PM »
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Yeah, I find Flickr a little awkward to use as well (but hey at least it's not photobucket levels of frustrating)

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Re: Posting images
« Reply #218 on: August 23, 2018, 12:36:17 PM »
@IrritatorRaji I never had the (dis)pleasure of using Photobucket and if it was even worse than Flickr seems to be, I didn't miss out 😂
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« Reply #219 on: August 23, 2018, 06:26:22 PM »
@IrritatorRaji Thank you! I've just signed up to Flickr and I'm finding it awkward, unintuitive and deeply, deeply uncooperative on both the desktop version and the app, so still having no joy in being able to share my pictures 😕

There is a knack to flickr.  Once you've mastered their way of working, it's quick.  Here's a former post I made:

I don't keep all my photos on Flickr as a matter of course.  So I upload the photos I intend to post onto the DTF.  This is very easy, as you can either "drop and drag" or select from their file on the computer.  The crucial step here that foxed me a couple of times is that merely selecting the photos doesn't complete the process - you must take the next step of "Upload [number] photos", which appears in the top right corner of the screen.   I make sure the setting is "public". 

I allocate them into an album if I'm being organised.  I name them or anything else I want to add as text. 

Then I click on the photo to view it full size.  Next I click  on the "Download this photo" icon in the bottom right corner.  I select "View all sizes" option.  Then from the sundry sizes that appear, I select "Medium 640", as that looks good on the DTF.  Then I right-click on the re-sized image and click on "Copy image address" (in Chrome - it's a slightly different wording in IE but pretty obvious).  Then I copy it into the correct place in my post (using the Control+V shortcut or the right-click menu Copy).

I don't pick up any text descriptions as others have described in earlier posts.