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smaller lights][quote=smaller lights wrote:
!http://imgur.com/a/dLCNH?!:http://imgur.com/a/dLCNH? !0dont see my photo in this post either do other people have this experience.?? where is george to help me when i need him george you make me sick.

I don't see the pic. Looks like your image link is taking me to an entire gallery and not directly to an image. 

 

Edit-I've quoted your post 2 posts back and it's not showing up in my post. 

 

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smaller lights wrote:
!{width:30%}http://i.imgur.com/2Pj0GYs.jpg! heres a new driver - if i write something first, then edit and add photo later, i can see the photo in the post

I love it!Laughing

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In the gallery I saw pics of mangled batteries. Might have been more, but that's what I remember. 

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Nope, no pics showing up. 

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smaller lights wrote:
this is very odd.
i am trying to add a photo from dropbox.
does anyone see it..??

No.

What is the URL of the photo? I can’t get “dropbox” to reveal it. Not a dropbox customer/fan, so IDK how they work on your end.

It only matters what the URL of the photograph itself is, not which Server is holding it, nor on what “gallery” or other page that Server shows it to you. It won’t work if that Server is trying to use its “free” Service to make ‘click-money’ & has some krufty kode to prevent showing the actual URL of the photo. Some of the “popular” image hosting sites make it quite difficult to get the address of the image itself and if you’re not willing to dig into their middleware to find Just The URL For Your Image, it’s not likely that anyone else will be either (that includes the authors of the middleware used to run this forum). Sorry, Real Life crashes down in a flash sometimes.

There’s nothing odd about it. It’s how the WWWeb works. Sorry if no one told you that already.

When you add an image to a post here on BLF, the ONLY thing you need is the URL of the actual image itself, not the host’s “doorway” to it, nor any other “gallery” nor “album” nor page nor whatever else the host throws up in your way. If that URL doesn’t end in “.jpg”, “.jpeg”, “.gif”, “.png”, or maybe “.bmp”, it cannot possibly be made to work (unless you’re willing to code up some Forum Middleware for the Admin to use…)

Not to be snooty, but this has already been covered pretty thoroughly in this very thread, BTW…

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The code for displaying an image depends on which input format is used. For example, when using the “Simple Post Editor”…

!http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412DA2FE2NL.jpg!

…displays this:

But when using the “Advanced Post Editor”…

<img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412DA2FE2NL.jpg" height="286" width="500">

…displays the image.

So when quoting a user who posted an image using a different input format that yours, unfortunately the image won’t show up unless you adapt the quoted code to display the image.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd said it best: “If we’d stick to the simple, there’d be much less abuse”…

Does the Advanced Editor allow for “Width=###%”? That seems to be a greater problem in image posting, AFAIK…

Both methods require the specific Image URL (as the prompt states quite clearly), not the address of the gallery.

(from looking at the questioner’s posts, that seemed — to me — to be his Root Cause…)

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Dimbo The Blinky wrote:
Does the Advanced Editor allow for "Width=###%"?

Yep, try resizing your browser while viewing this post:

 

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How to add a picture directly to the post from your disk?

Anyone know?

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You need to find your own image hosting site (e.g photobucket.com).

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How to add a picture directly to the post from your disk? Anyone know?
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FYI, to post pictures from your Photobucket account, select the photo in your Photobucket account and you will see the following in descending order on the right side of the photo:

Email & IM
Direct
HTML
IMG (this one is the URL option)

Select “Direct” by clicking once on the word “Direct”. You will notice immediately that “Direct” is dithered and faded and the word “copied” shows up to the right of “Direct”. This means the Direct link has been copied and you can now go back to the BLF editor and paste it into the correct spot (the BLF editor will bring up an image maker when you click on the sunset picture icon as directed at the very beginning of this thread).

I made the mistake of selecting “IMG” since I thought we needed the URL link but that didn’t work for me so I started to click on the others and “Direct” worked for me.

Anyway, carry on…

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twin towers wrote:
someone said that if you select rich text, you can copy and paste a photo into the field. i can't find rich text anywhere.
Below the comment box for responses you'll see the words "Input Format". Click on it and pick "Advanced Post Editor". Then you'll see the term "Disable rick-text" that toggles when you click on it.

 

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Boy, this is all well and good for all you tech savvy younger folks but it sure is convoluted for us older technically challenged people.

Why can’t BLF just have a button that says “add photo” and it accesses your photo library and you pick what pictures you want to include? Almost every forum nowadays has this simple way to post pictures.

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(If you’re still breathing, you can’t be that much older than I am! Read this whole thread for a lot of good information about the topic.)

I think the main reason is the first word in this forum’s name: “Budget”. Uploaded pixtures cost disk space, which costs our Admin money. Which would require a lot more of those stupid billboard ads the other fori use.

Also, the freedom to choose your own picture host dovetails perfectly into the general philosophy that makes this forum so great.

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Thanks JohnnyMac, for this very useful howto

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Dimbo The Blinky wrote:
(If you’re still breathing, you can’t be that much older than I am! Read this whole thread for a lot of good information about the topic.)

Haha :bigsmile:

It’s not nice getting old. It’s only a number and you may look younger than you actually are, that’s what I hope at least. Wink

I don’t know where the year’s have gone. :_(

I heard on the news a couple of year’s ago that the first person to live to 150 had already been born. It’s all relatively really, what was thought of being old ten or twenty year’s ago has increased significantly. You may be unlucky lucky enough to live to 120! Big Smile

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Well said Andrew, excellent post!

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Say I’ve scanned most of this thread however the question I’m about to ask might or might not have been in this conversation, that’s why I’m asking didn’t see any mention or it may be off topic.
When someone, Me, wants to take pics of a project and then post up to a thread here, is there a pixel preference ie: VGA upwards?
Which size would be the best for full graphics effect, is there a cut off, I hope I’m making since but have seen a similar problem somewhere else where I had to take each individual pic and resize in photoshop in order for that forum to post it, they were to many pixels, nice high definition but to high, does that make since and hopefully the answer to my question is that, “Dude your just old and stupid it doesn’t matter in the 21st century”
Thanks in advance…

I made this post longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

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This forum really doesn't care about photo resolution. However, I resize for bandwidth reasons (recommended if you use Photobucket, perhaps others). Smaller photos often load quicker too. I resize to make the longer side 1920 (which usually yields a standard monitor width of 1920x1080). Also a tip: opening the photo and simply doing a Save & overwriting generally reduces filesize tremendously. 

 

Then post to BLF using a %width you'd like to display (I use 100% for beamshots and maybe 60 to 75% for general pics). 

Another tip: the software "irfanview" is a great free photo editor which includes batch processing to handle multiple photos at once.

 

-Garry

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[quote=garrybunk]

This forum really doesn’t care about photo resolution. However, I resize for bandwidth reasons (recommended if you use Photobucket, perhaps others). Smaller photos often load quicker too. I resize to make the longer side 1920 (which usually yields a standard monitor width of 1920×1080). Also a tip: opening the photo and simply doing a Save & overwriting generally reduces filesize tremendously. 

 

Then post to BLF using a width you’d like to display (I use 100 for beamshots and maybe 60 to 75% for general pics). 

Another tip: the software “irfanview” is a great free photo editor which includes batch processing to handle multiple photos at once.

 

-Garry

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That’s great info Garry, I just opened an account with Imgur and there was mention there about size, up/down load speeds and then with the great info you’ve given here I think I’m good to go, Thanks a lot pal…!!
This is a really great thread, from the person who did the instructional and all the commenters and yourself Garry I really appreciate the help, about to embark on a request that involves a lot of pictures, the roll over feature is exactly what I’m needing, I think might be even better than just a side by side comparison type, lets your eyeballs get a at first glance opinion, if that makes any sense? LOL

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Yes the rollover or mouseover feature here at BLF is a great feature! I frequently link from my posts over at MTBR for those users to see them (can't post mouseovers nor fill a screen over there).

-Garry

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garrybunk wrote:

Yes the rollover or mouseover feature here at BLF is a great feature! I frequently link from my posts over at MTBR for those users to see them (can’t post mouseovers nor fill a screen over there).

-Garry

Ya you know, the brain is a funny thing, if I posted two pics side by side and asked someone to tell me what they see is different I’ve seen where they couldn’t tell the difference at all, but if I then took the same pics and did it like flash card like for lack of a better way of explaining what I’m trying to say here, well the results were completely different for some reason which I really don’t know why but a roll over IMO MIGHT have the same effect?? We shall see, I’m just happy to have read here that this is possible, what a great write up and the answers I’ve gotten from you have really helped a lot, Thank You again..!!

G…

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garrybunk wrote:

Another tip: the software "irfanview" is a great free photo editor which includes batch processing to handle multiple photos at once.

Yeah, IrfanView is pretty sweet.

I use it for just about everything image-wise, even though I have Adobe Photoshop.   Wink

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garrybunk wrote:

This forum really doesn’t care about photo resolution. However, I resize for bandwidth reasons (recommended if you use Photobucket, perhaps others). Smaller photos often load quicker too. I resize to make the longer side 1920 (which usually yields a standard monitor width of 1920×1080). Also a tip: opening the photo and simply doing a Save & overwriting generally reduces filesize tremendously. 

 

Then post to BLF using a width you’d like to display (I use 100 for beamshots and maybe 60 to 75% for general pics). 

Another tip: the software “irfanview” is a great free photo editor which includes batch processing to handle multiple photos at once.

 

-Garry

Just downed the app irfanview nice easy install and usually I can tell out the gate if this app is going to be a problem child or not hate the bloat that’s always thrown in, usually,
And right out the gate what do I spy with my quick scan through of current ver. changes which made me very happy
“Amazon 1Button App” offer removed” Nice… I hate that stuff, either it’s free or it’s a pest, like those Best Buy popups.. argh
Nearly everything I use is open source, this package seems really light..
Thanks for the tuneup, this app is seemingly fantastic but only fiddled quickly and will get in deep later, thanks for the tip..!!

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garrybunk wrote:
Yes the rollover or mouseover feature here at BLF is a great feature!

In addition to onmouseover= (action when the reader points at the picture), don’t forget onmouseout= (action after onmouseover=) and onclick= (left-click on the picture)…

There may be more, and this thread is The Place to report them.

HTH…

Here is an example. Quote this post for the details:
If You Need Alt-Text This Won't Interest You

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Is there a way to post .gifv? I played around with it for a while but I can't seem to make it work under video or picture.

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I’ve been using Photobucket for over 8 years now. I used to like it. But now, it is laden with video ads that consume bandwidth and wonky Adobe Flash programming that thrashes the browser so badly that it crashes. I’m sick of it!

There are other photo sharing sites out there… so much choice, but hard to know what’s really good. Any recommendations? I recently started with imgur… It’s OK. I like the folder navigation provided by Photobucket. There are some very nice features… if only they the site didn’t have such horrible Flash problems.

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"3) How long will images be left on the server?

You can upload unlimited images per post will never have to worry about your images being removed for inactivity."

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