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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:04 pm

The links must be timing out. Now neither picture is showing. :evil:

They're shared links, so they should work.

Scratch Dropbox photo sharing for now. ;)
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Re: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:26 pm

Dropbox doesn't seem to be a good choice for photo sharing. Seems there are always access errors or something.

I still prefer and recommend IMGUR.COM for uploading and posting public photos.
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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:35 pm

I was recently asked about picture size for embedding within our posts. I usually reduce my photos to a width of 640 pixels at a resolution of 72dpi, which produces a usable size on both a computer and tablet. You embed the photo on a server and then enclose the link to that photo with the bracketed Img BBCode where you want to insert the photo into your text. We have a couple of associated threads on this topic:

Flickr (also discussed in this thread): http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2618

Picasa: http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1251

Hope this helps.
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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:54 am

Have a question:
I'm about to sell my stable of vintage Saabs (one electric - yes, I'm cleaning house) and have maybe 100 photos I'd just like to put on some server and then provide a single link to that file collection, rather than individually place each file (photo) on my own website server and then laboriously link to each photo. Any recommendations for being able to do this painlessly? Of course, need a technique that would work with this forum as well.
Thanks, JoeS.
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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:58 am

If you upload them to your imgur account, and place them in an album, you can get a link to the album - like this:

http://imgur.com/a/VjXbs
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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:35 pm

misterbleepy wrote:If you upload them to your imgur account, and place them in an album, you can get a link to the album ...
Well, I went to sign up with imgur and started reading their terms of service. What do I find in the early paragraphs but "Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network." Huh?
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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:50 am

JoeS wrote:
misterbleepy wrote:If you upload them to your imgur account, and place them in an album, you can get a link to the album ...
Well, I went to sign up with imgur and started reading their terms of service. What do I find in the early paragraphs but "Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network." Huh?

uh-oh - just goes to show how much attention I have paid to their ToS.
I hereby retract my recommendation - though in a puzzled manner as they provide tools to generate BBCode links to your images on their site...
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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:22 am

Doesn't that statement more or less make their website legally unusable? Isn't Imgur's existence due to being a content delivery network?
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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:35 am

It wouldn't be the first time a site's Terms of Service excluded what seemed to be the site's primary use.

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Re: Admin: Posting Pictures on this Forum

Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:41 am

How about modifying this sites HTML to allow for an upload and store to this site's file?
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