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Yeah, there you go. I’m on my phone so I don’t think I can go into the source code. You found it on a PC, correct?

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Yes.

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Yeah, flickr requires a few extra steps to get to the direct link, which is what you need to be able to display it correctly on BLF.

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Unheard wrote:
It’s this one:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153962_c90d02d145_b.jpg

You need to find the link in the webpage’s source code. Not so easy sometimes.

I failed and
don’t know what to do with Flickr.
How did you find that source code?

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What about this :
(i tried Google drive) :

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I don't see your image.

If you want a better chance of your image being visible, you need an image link that ends in .bmp .gif .jpg or .png

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JasonWW wrote:
Yeah, there you go. I’m on my phone so I don’t think I can go into the source code. You found it on a PC, correct?

I’m on my phone too.
I’m traveling far away from home, no laptop/pc.
don’t have access to my pc/laptop. Facepalm
I’ll try again later when I get home Big Smile

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How did you find that source code?

In firefox: Right click into page / select “show source code” from menu. Then search for “jpg”.

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Yes.

I need to get home and use my laptop then Big Smile

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What about this :
(i tried Google drive) :

This won’t work either, and apparently the file is private if I’m not mistaken.

I have not followed the discussion closely, but is there a reason you’re not using imgur.com?

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What about this :
(i tried Google drive) :

!https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XsPA-KUn3ZjoHEsSWsNGoinSH-Lc_BN5/view?u...!


Google Drive makes it even harder than Flickr to uncover the actual image URL.

Try https://imgur.com/ instead.

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BLF-L wrote:
How did you find that source code?
In firefox: Right click into page / select “show source code” from menu. Then search for “jpg”.

I found this among hundreds of lines :
“//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153962_c90d02d145_t.jpg”

Let me try again :

https//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153962_c90d02d145_t.jpg

https//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153962_c90d02d145_t.jpg

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Another try : ……..

EDIT :
edited to make it less messy..

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^ that kinda works?

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I’m sorry if I’m making trouble here.
here’s another try. With Flickr.

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BLF-L wrote:

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Another try :

!{width:300%}https//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153962_c90d02d145_t.jpg!

You linked to a thumbnail as opposed to a higher res image.

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Pete7874 wrote:
BLF-L wrote:
What about this :
(i tried Google drive) :

!https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XsPA-KUn3ZjoHEsSWsNGoinSH-Lc_BN5/view?u...!


Google Drive makes it even harder than Flickr to uncover the actual image URL.

Try https://imgur.com/ instead.

You’re right, i can’t make it work with Google Drive.
it kinda works with Flickr.
yup, it works ok with Flickr.

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Pete7874 wrote:
BLF-L wrote:

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Another try :

!{width:300%}https//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153962_c90d02d145_t.jpg!

You linked to a thumbnail as opposed to a higher res image.

You’re correct again.

I then compared my post with the post of Mr. Unheard , i found the difference , mine ended with “_t.jpg” Facepalm , i thought maybe “t” means thumbnail.?
Unheard’s has “_b.jpg” . I don’t know what “b” means here, but for next image I changed the _t with _b and it shows higher res image

a little edit for the typo

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BLF-L wrote:
How did you find that source code?
In firefox: Right click into page / select “show source code” from menu. Then search for “jpg”.

Here’s what I’ve got so far. I’m still learning, hopefully this will be useful for other people learning/trying to post image on BLF.
I created Flickr account yesterday, for the sole purpose of posting image on BLF. Free account can have 1000 images (or is it 999?). I uploaded a few images for testing. Created “Album” , etc, etc, etc …

That’s the EASY part.

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Next, how to actually shows the image on blf post??? It was a huge and complicated puzzle to me. I tried with Flickr and failed. I tried with my Google Drive and Google Photo and it’s even worse/waaay mooooore COMPLICATED.

So I got back to Flickr. Following good advices in this thread. Tanks so much guys ..

I’m on my phone. It maybe easier on PC / laptop. It’s doable on phone.

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With Firefox browser on an Android phone:
Open budgetlightforum.com, etc, etc .
Open Flickr (also on Firefox browser on my phone) . Several tabs of blf.com and several tabs of flickr.com .

The key is Page Source .
On Flickr : open album, select one image.
Click “three-dot thingy” on top right corner of Firefox browser , click “Page” , then click “View Page Soure”.

Then new tab opens . There’re hundreds of lines. Click “three-dot thingy” again, click “Find in page” , to find the image file name, type “.jpg” in the “search” field , and I find something like this :

… src=”//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153077_a732b24113_t.jpg” …

Use this line:
“//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153077_a732b24113_t.jpg”

and add “https:”

So it becomes :
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153077_a732b24113_t.jpg”

That creates/shows thumbnail.

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For higher-res image, change the “_t” with “_b” .

So it becomes :
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323153077_a732b24113_b.jpg”

and shows higher-res image.

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Now you can decorate your post on BLF with your own decorative flashlight images (or any image you like) Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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Let me try again (now it has “_m” instead of “_t” ? ) :
“//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50322282888_4db6e6caee_m.jpg”

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Let me experiments again with “_b” ( change the _m with _b ) :
“//live.staticflickr.com/65535/50322282888_4db6e6caee_b.jpg”

– - – – - –

Learnt new things again :

_t = thumbnail .
_m is larger than _t .
_b is larger than _m .

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Pete7874 wrote:

Yeah, flickr requires a few extra steps to get to the direct link, which is what you need to be able to display it correctly on BLF.

Yup, not extremely simple at all. But it works.

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Unheard wrote:

I have not followed the discussion closely, but is there a reason you’re not using imgur.com?

Unfortunately imgur.com doesn’t work at all. I can’t even open imgur.com on my browser.

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Google Drive makes it even harder than Flickr to uncover the actual image URL.

Try https://imgur.com/ instead.

With Google Drive I can’t get the “Page source” .

With imgur, Unfortunately I can’t even open imgur.com on my browser .
Also, when I read posts on blf, many posts with images from imgur often don’t display the images. Only empty boxes (rectangular). I knew it’s imgur from when i click and “Open in new tab” the new tab/page (.. imgur.com … ) is also blank .
Sometimes they show images , and next day they don’t. I think the problem is on my browser not in those posts.

…..

So for now, Flickr is the only way for me. Free account. Only 1000 images, I think that’s definitely more than enough for me.

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Again, thanks very very very much for the tutorial and advices in this thread.
Now I feel I’m more blf than yesterday Big Smile Big Smile

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Another try :

Try abload.de, it’s good

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Another try :

Try abload.de, it’s good


Shows for me.

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I have tried flickr first, then abload.de.

abload.de is easier to upload images to, and somehow much simpler also to create album, etc, etc. It’s very easy to navigate.
And all types of url of every image are displayed clearly, very simple to copy the direct link of the image, hence very simple to post the image on blf.

I’m on my Android phone (I very rarely use pc/laptop) , overall much better experience with abload.de.
At first I was rather reluctant to try and use abload.de coz I don’t understand German at all Facepalm . Translator came to the rescue.. Big Smile Big Smile
With Firefox browser, I use “Translate this page” add-on, single click to translate the whole page into English, therefore no more language barrier. After a few times uploading images no need to translate the page coz it’s very easy to navigate, it only takes a few simple clicks.

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JasonWW wrote:
BLF-L wrote:
Another try :

Try abload.de, it’s good


Shows for me.

Thanks. Now I’m glad that it actually works Smile
abload.de FTW !! Big Smile

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Unfortunately imgur.com doesn’t work at all. I can’t even open imgur.com on my browser.

What country are you in?
Maybe they are blocking imgur.

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I’m in The UPS , United … I’m Not kidding Big Smile .
I mean United Planets of Solar-system. Smile , let me tell you those Martians are flashaholics. They have one-million-lumens flashlight for every citizen Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

To be exact though, I’m in Indonesia.
Is it likely the government or imgur (or United Nations?) that doesn’t allow the access ?
Anything like this ever happened in your planet? I mean in your county?

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I’m in The UPS , United … I’m Not kidding Big Smile .
I mean United Planets of Solar-system. Smile , let me tell you those Martians are flashaholics. They have one-million-lumens flashlight for every citizen Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

To be exact though, I’m in Indonesia.
Is it likely the government or imgur (or United Nations?) that doesn’t allow the access ?
Anything like this ever happened in your planet? I mean in your county?


It’s really common for certain countries to block certain websites. If you were in the USA I would really be scratching my head as to why it didn’t work. Seeing as how you’re in Indonesia, that’s probably why it’s not working.

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Hello,, it’s me again !
Here’s another image-hosting+image-posting-experiment of mine .. Cool Glasses

Hosting site : postimage.org
Device : Android phone , with Firefox browser
Image : guess what ?

…..

Test :

…..

It works, no ?

Let me know what you see :
A. twinkle twinkle little stars …

or

B. flashlight parts (what are they?)

…..

Cheers,,

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
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Hello,, it’s me again !
Here’s another image-hosting+image-posting-experiment of mine .. Cool Glasses

Hosting site : postimage.org
Device : Android phone , with Firefox browser
Image : guess what ?

…..

Test :

…..

It works, no ?

Let me know what you see :
A. twinkle twinkle little stars …

or

B. flashlight parts (what are they?)

…..

Cheers,,

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
You seem to have posted a single image of the Convoy S2+ and Samsung 30Q

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Seeing it fine. Thumbs Up

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Thanks guys,
I’m glad that postimage.org actually works for me to post image on blf !

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The third hosting site that I’ve tried is postimage.org . It’s even simpler than abload.de . Very easy to create account, very easy to upload images to. Very easy to navigate. Very easy “Share” feature, with all kinds of URL , including Direct Link to be used to post the image on blf.

So far I’ve tried three hosting sites that work (for me, on my phone) :
1. postimage.org
2. abload.de
3. flickr

I found postimage.org to be the simplest and easiest among them.
abload.de is also easy and simple and nice.
flickr is Sick , it’s rather complicated to find the direct link of image .

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Do you use more than one hosting sites? Which one is the “best” according to your experience? Is postimage.org reliable?

postimage.org is so good I’m rather afraid it’s gonna be broken in the future (like when you found something that’s almost too good to be true and you’re afraid you’re gonna lose it Crying ) .

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