Author Topic: Anyone struggling to post photos  (Read 2806 times)

mountaingal

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #15 on: 17:29:04, 14/02/20 »
Oh, thank you for that. In the past, I used photobucket, but now, it come with annoying watermark. Today, I received a warning to say I'd used up my monthly allowance (I didn't use much this month :-\ )

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #16 on: 01:05:33, 16/02/20 »
I have tried both the sites mentioned but when I try to insert the link it doesn't work. in fact if I try to insert any link it tells me that I am not allowed to post links on this site.

 >:(
I would pull the hair from my head if I had any .
How the heck Bigfoot Mike managed to get a picture up is way beyond me .

« Last Edit: 01:10:54, 16/02/20 by mad dug »

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #17 on: 05:57:54, 16/02/20 »
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in fact if I try to insert any link it tells me that I am not allowed to post links on this site.

I assume it's because you're new and don't have enough posts yet, that's a common rule for a forum.
Until then you could use the old trick of obfuscating the link protocol, e.g. hxxps://somewebsite.com, this works for giving people a simple editable link to a site but obviously not for posting an image.

WhitstableDave

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #18 on: 09:02:22, 16/02/20 »
I have tried both the sites mentioned but when I try to insert the link it doesn't work. in fact if I try to insert any link it tells me that I am not allowed to post links on this site.

 >:(
I would pull the hair from my head if I had any .
How the heck Bigfoot Mike managed to get a picture up is way beyond me .

This is the URL of the link in your post:

https://postimg.cc/gallery/16udos0jg/

This isn't an image because an image file would include (end with) a filename - e.g. photo.jpg

In other words, the URL would look like this:

https://postimg.cc/gallery/16udos0jg/photo.jpg

If you're copying and pasting a link to an image, you need to ensure that the entire link is included.

WhitstableDave

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #19 on: 09:13:11, 16/02/20 »
And here is the photo using the correct URL...  :)

https://i.postimg.cc/NFj6yjNP/footpath-completely-ploughed-out.jpg



...although it would be better resized to no more than about 1200 pixels width.

Jac

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #20 on: 10:57:05, 16/02/20 »
Just a thought - are you using Microsoft Edge? 
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

mad dug

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #21 on: 00:54:12, 17/02/20 »
Well done Whitstable Dave I am amazed you got the image up many thanks indeed for the info . I may be an old codger but there are still many things to learn .
I found it easier trying to walk along the said footpath in the picture than working out how to post a photo . I will try my best to work out how to resize a photo ....before Christmas hopefully.
I think VGhikers is right that as I am a newbie here I may well be limited in posting links.
I am not using edge but opera or explorer.

WhitstableDave

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #22 on: 08:29:40, 17/02/20 »
Well done Whitstable Dave I am amazed you got the image up many thanks indeed for the info . I may be an old codger but there are still many things to learn .
I found it easier trying to walk along the said footpath in the picture than working out how to post a photo . I will try my best to work out how to resize a photo ....before Christmas hopefully.
I think VGhikers is right that as I am a newbie here I may well be limited in posting links.
I am not using edge but opera or explorer.
No problem, and it's a great photo.  O0

I joined the forum last year and included an image in my fifth post, so being new shouldn't be an issue.

It's really just a matter of using the correct URL. The browser is irrelevant - but some browsers do make it easier to get the image URL than others. For example, with Firefox it's just a matter of right-clicking the image and choosing 'Copy image location' then pasting it into your post.

Good luck!

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #23 on: 10:23:14, 25/02/20 »
No, I still don't get it!

I can upload to either 'imgbb' or to 'postimage' but then I'm stuck, as soon as my photo appears what do I click on next? And what size do I choose?

To my eyes it looks as though 'postimage' has the easier layout?

Also, if necessary can a Word document or a PDF of a Word document be uploaded to the Forum. My brain only works to a certain point and then I'm done for.

ninthace

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #24 on: 11:37:16, 25/02/20 »
On Postimage.  Starting at opening page of Postimages.org:
Click on "Do Not Resize my images" button and select "640x480(for message boards)".
Click "Choose images"
Browse to the image you want - I can't tell you how to do that as I do not know what arcane method you have for storing images.
Either double click or open the image file and it will download to Postimages
Click on the copy button to the right of the Hotlink for Forums
Go back to Walking Forum and paste (Ctrl V) into your forum post
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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #25 on: 12:29:27, 25/02/20 »
No, I still don't get it!

I can upload to either 'imgbb' or to 'postimage' but then I'm stuck, as soon as my photo appears what do I click on next? And what size do I choose?

To my eyes it looks as though 'postimage' has the easier layout?

Also, if necessary can a Word document or a PDF of a Word document be uploaded to the Forum. My brain only works to a certain point and then I'm done for.
With imgbb there is a small box that appears after you have uploaded the image.
In that box is a link, you have to copy that link (highlight and copy with either a right click, or Ctrl+c).
That is the link you put into a post.
https://ibb.co/XC4kxst

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vghikers

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #26 on: 12:41:44, 25/02/20 »
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That is the link you put into a post.

Better to use the forum 'Insert Image' button and paste the link in there, then the picture will appear inline rather than just a link to the external hosting site.

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #27 on: 13:35:43, 25/02/20 »
On Postimage.  Starting at opening page of Postimages.org:
Click on "Do Not Resize my images" button and select "640x480(for message boards)".
Click "Choose images"
Browse to the image you want - I can't tell you how to do that as I do not know what arcane method you have for storing images.
Either double click or open the image file and it will download to Postimages
Click on the copy button to the right of the Hotlink for Forums
Go back to Walking Forum and paste (Ctrl V) into your forum post
Step back and accept round of applause

Alternatively, instead of copying the line in "Hotlink for forums", you can copy and paste the contents of "Direct link" which is the second line down.
Works OK for me. Just saying.

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #28 on: 20:58:17, 28/02/20 »
Dear all,

On this subject, I too, am unable to post images.

In the 'Post reply' window, I click on the first icon 'Insert Image', which gives me a pop up window, titled 'Enter image location'.
In the box I copy and paste the URL for my image, in this case
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49553869403/in/datetaken/
Then click 'OK'

Am I doing something wrong?

Please see my entry at Reply #1009 on: 20:54:45, 26/02/20 on
Where are you good people walking DURING the week?

I don't fancy signing up to postimage or imgbb or alike just post images here.

I can insert hyperlinks without any problem, but not actual images.

Any advice/guidance appreciated
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ninthace

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Re: Anyone struggling to post photos
« Reply #29 on: 21:02:16, 28/02/20 »
Postimages.org does not require an account or a log in.  See the instructions I posted.

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