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How to Post a Photo

Posted: Jan 08 7:59 pm
by BirdingBC
HOW TO POST A PHOTO

BEFORE YOUR START

Sorry, you can't upload your photos to this website. No member bird photos are stored here and all member photos are hosted else ware and 'shared' to these forums.

In order to share a photo, you will have to first upload it to a photo hosting service such as flickr.com, photobucket.com, imgur.com. Many members on this website use Flickr.

Follow the instructions at the photo hosting service on how to create an account and upload photos.

POSTING A PHOTO

Once your photo is uploaded to a photo hosting provider, you can now share it and add it to your forum posting. In order to have the image appear in the posting, you will need the exact URL for the image rather then the page it lives on.
eg. http://www.somewhere.com/.../.../bird.jpg

Many hosting providers have instructions on how to share a photo. What we need is the direct URL to the image by itself, and not the image inside a web page.

Sometimes, you can browse to the page with the image on it then "right-click" and select "view image". This should give you only the image and the exact URL for the image in your web browser address bar.

COPY that exact URL.

Example (photo has been uploaded to Flickr.com):
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/3510 ... 1b.jpg?v=0

Now, take off the "?v=0" part. This is a parameter that only Flickr needs and we don't need them. "?" means hook, and we don't need the question mark and everything else past that point.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/3510 ... 27891b.jpg

Now, paste the URL into your forum posting, select it, and then hit the Img button in the posting toolbar.

Code looks like this
{img}http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/3510 ... b.jpg{/img}
(NOTE: the brackets have been changed from [ to be { to illustrate.)

Here is the result:
Image
Photo Credit to Tony Markle

Good luck posting images.

EDIT: Apr 8, 2012 - Cleaned out all test postings on this thread. Improved "How to" instructions

Posted: Jan 08 11:14 pm
by BirdingBC
POST ONLY IMAGES YOU OWN OR HAVE PERMISSION TO USE.

We need to be mindful on posting images that we do not own. Each photographer on the Internet has different requirements IF they allow reposting of their photographs else ware.

To avoid any copyright issues or disputes, I recommend simply providing links to copyright protected images rather then including them here. The general rule is "If you don't own it or don't have clearance to use it, please don't post it."

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Mar 12 1:36 am
by canoegirl
Hello all,

Just testing photo embedding,
[img]
http://www.weebly.com/uploads/1/8/7/9/1 ... 454959.jpg[/img]

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Mar 12 9:27 am
by shiprock
Hi, Canoegirl

I think you have the HTML phraseology slightly incorrect.
It should read as follows:

(img)http://etc...etc(/img)

alltogether in an unbroken sequence. You have it
in a broken sequence, probably the keystroke for a
space, or a line-break, in the sequence. But importantly
the parentheses you use are the square ones. I have
to use the round ones for purposes of this message -
otherwise the HTML, given the instructions to show
an image, tries to do just that.

In other words, it may be easier to understand if
I say it this way - the URL (the image's URL) is
to be enclosed by [img]...[/img], and here I replace
the URL with ...

Further, if you paste the URL into the message where
you want the image to appear, it is easiest to place the
two parenthetical expressions around the URL as follows:

firstly, select the entire URL by highlighting it,

and secondly, clicking on the toolbox
item labelled "Img" in the dialogue box that you use
for typing up your message.

Then continue typing the message, if you want the
image to appear with part of the message above it
and the remaining part below.

Cheers.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Apr 27 9:39 am
by shiprock
I had a lot of trouble when I started; don't despair.

1. Log in to Flickr
2. Click once on "Your Photostream"
3. Click once on the photo you want to post; then click once on "All Sizes"
4. Scroll down; "grab the photo's URL" by highlighting the contents of that
box (the second of the two); then right click on the highlighted URL and
copy to clipboard
5. Minimize Flickr
6. Open BC Birding; log in
7. Open "New Topic" (or contribute to an existing topic, as you wish)
8. Type some description or comment
9. Position cursor at the point in the text where you want the photo to be
and right click at that point and "Paste" the URL from clipboard
The URL should appear at this point
10. Now select the URL by highlighting
11. Click once on the [img] icon in the tool box
The URL should now be enclosed by these HTML codes for 'image'
12. SAVE

This should do it. I hope this helps. Cheers.

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Apr 27 10:50 am
by 11111111
Another thing you may want to watch out for is, when you type in [img] and paste the corresponding photo link in between the brackets, sometimes there is a gap between the 1st bracket and the address, and this wont allow the photo to be seen.
Example:
[img] http093…. (delete the gap)
should look like this
[img]http093….

Re: How to Post a Photo

Posted: Apr 12 10:34 pm
by TonyGuitar
Very useful information. Noticed Tony Merkle's Flicker with well defined red ear or head tufts.
This, early in the season, [Feb 12], flicker has very little in the red tufts area.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k5CsUFMbP5I/T ... icker6.jpg

I trust the copy and past url is preferred here so as to save server space. TG

Better image..
http://www.ephotozine.com/user/tonyguit ... d-22811088

Re: How to Post a Photo

Posted: Mar 26 10:33 pm
by ravenoddstad
How do I post a profile or avatar picture? I've tried using a picture from Flickr and it won't work. Says invalid or that the code is too long

Re: How to Post a Photo

Posted: Jun 16 11:45 pm
by Cyril4
Nice post!

Re: How to post a photo

Posted: Oct 12 6:42 pm
by snapitjack
shiprock wrote:I had a lot of trouble when I started; don't despair.

1. Log in to Flickr
2. Click once on "Your Photostream"

3. Click once on the photo you want to post; ==>then click once on "All Sizes"<==

4. Scroll down; "grab the photo's URL" by highlighting the contents of that
box (the second of the two); then right click on the highlighted URL and
copy to clipboard
Are these instructions specific to Windows? I'm using OS X Maverick and there is no "All Sizes" to click on. Otherwise the instructions seem logical.

Re: How to Post a Photo

Posted: Feb 17 1:10 pm
by Duckasso
Just trying out posting a photo ..
Thanks Ray
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130591838 ... 934855974/

Re: How to Post a Photo

Posted: Feb 17 1:13 pm
by Duckasso

Re: How to Post a Photo

Posted: Jun 17 9:33 pm
by addseo2015
your all links are so very awesome.
Thanks for sharing the info too.
I have enjoyed with this forum much.

Google+

Posted: Dec 07 7:33 pm
by Slabs
Years ago when I started participating on forums I started out using Shaw Photoshare for hosting forum photographs. I later switched to Picasa as that was a lot more user friendly. Over time this has morphed into Google +/ Google Photos. I have struggled mightily to figure out how to post images form this Google + and in despair went back to Photoshare. Until I got a notice yesterday that Shaw will be shutting down this service as of March 2017.

Back to the drawing board!

With Google+, using the "Get link" option does not work, neither does using the URL when you open the image itself. So I searched and fiddled some more until: Eureka!!!! I have it! In Chrome you right click on the image and click on "Copy image address" and paste that between the img brackets:

Image

I am a happy camper again!

Re: How to Post a Photo

Posted: Apr 08 9:23 am
by stumblingpiper
BirdingBC wrote:
Jan 08 7:59 pm
HOW TO POST A PHOTO

BEFORE YOUR START

Hi Kevin,
I have a thread going where I'd like to update a couple of the posts. Is there a setting somewhere to allow me to edit previous posts? All I can do right now is "report" them. Thanks!
James