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Rusty Shovel

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Attachments No More!
« on: March 29, 2014, 12:18:04 am »
Hey all,

I just got a nastygram from createaforum.com; we're using too much space for attachments.

So I've set the forum to cease allowing attachments to posts.  Instead, follow the steps to insert your awesome photos:

1. Upload your pics to an online photo storage site (such as Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, or Facebook).

2.  Make sure you set your preferences on whatever site you choose to allow anyone to view your photos (this setting is usually hidden under some tab titled "privacy" or "sharing", then...

2. Select the photo you want to show everyone, then RIGHT click the photo itself.  A list of options should come up, select "Copy Image Address." 

3. Go back to your post, figure where you want your picture to be within your message and put the cursor there.  Then paste the image address into your message.  It should look like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrvDeN2-AZ8/UvU8hzkYeGI/AAAAAAAAAto/ALq6G5kE_jI/w1151-h863-no/DSCN5860.JPG   (only, in your draft post, it won't be highlighted).

You're NOT done.

4.  Select (highlight) the entire address you just pasted into your message.  Then press the "Mona Lisa" button in the task bar (it's the one below the capital B).  Now it should look like this:

(img)https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrvDeN2-AZ8/UvU8hzkYeGI/AAAAAAAAAto/ALq6G5kE_jI/w1151-h863-no/DSCN5860.JPG(/img)  -- This is a little different, it will be enclosed in brackets rather than parentheses.  Also, I added bolding for emphasis.

5.  Now click preview and see if you can see your photo.  If you can, post your message and let us bask in it's glory!

TIP: If you want to include several photos in your message, it helps to have two tabs open.  The first tab will have your message, the other tab will be open to your Facebook/Picasa/Flickr/Photobucket page.  That way, you can click back and forth between them.

Another TIP: Using a site like Facebook is easy, but it doesn't offer the option to upload full resolution photos (which are larger and more awesome).
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Re: Attachments No More!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 04:09:24 pm »
I get the idea, they want us to put in links to content, but not store the content on the site.  It makes you wonder if we are going to use FB, maybe a 690 page should just be started there. :-\

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Re: Attachments No More!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 01:10:45 am »
The problem with Facebook is the content becomes disorganized very quickly.  The purpose of this forum is to be a USEFUL depository of knowledge.  Without browse-able topics, Facebook would be no better than a megathread.
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Re: Attachments No More!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 04:26:03 pm »
It's not exactly links to images.  For example I killed a deer on my KLR.  I was knocked out for an hour because my helmet looked like this:


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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 12:12:09 am »
Dang!  Knocked out for an hour?  That sucks.  I'm glad you're still with us.
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Re: Attachments No More!
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 05:42:04 pm »
I get the idea, they want us to put in links to content, but not store the content on the site.  It makes you wonder if we are going to use FB, maybe a 690 page should just be started there. :-\

I already have one on FaceBook....    Facebook vs. forums...both have their pluses and minuses.       But no reason to not have/use/enjoy both....

Anyone interested....find me on Facebook...."dave Kubler "  in Kalispell, Montana...
 
this is the group...  it is 'closed'...which means you need approval to join  (from me)...and NO-ONE can see what you post there (even if you link to it) if they are not members of the group.  So, family/friends/employers..etc...will NOT see your posts.  Unless they also join the group.  (dont tell them about it. )   I will screen member requests to keep only true 690 owners and soon to be owners in, and riff raff out....   

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KTM690.us/      Come say hi !  :)   

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Re: Attachments No More!
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 02:28:57 am »


i can get my image to work. Can you tell me what i am missing?

thanks,

Dave


Hey Dave,

You're not the only who's had with posting a photo on the forum.  Like most things, it's not hard once you know how.  It's even pretty quick, once you get the hang of it. 

Here's what to do: 

1. Upload your pics to an online photo storage site (such as Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, or Facebook).

2.  Make sure you set your preferences on whatever site you choose to allow anyone to view your photos (this setting is usually hidden under some tab titled "privacy" or "sharing", then...

2. Select the photo you want to show everyone, then RIGHT click the photo itself.  A list of options should come up, select "Copy Image Address." 

3. Go back to your post, figure where you want your picture to be within your message and put the cursor there.  Then paste the image address into your message.  It should look like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrvDeN2-AZ8/UvU8hzkYeGI/AAAAAAAAAto/ALq6G5kE_jI/w1151-h863-no/DSCN5860.JPG   (only, in your draft post, it won't be highlighted).

You're NOT done.

4.  Select (highlight) the entire address you just pasted into your message.  Then press the "Mona Lisa" button in the task bar (it's the one below the capital B).  Now it should look like this:

(img)https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrvDeN2-AZ8/UvU8hzkYeGI/AAAAAAAAAto/ALq6G5kE_jI/w1151-h863-no/DSCN5860.JPG(/img)  -- This is a little different, it will be enclosed in brackets rather than parentheses.  Also, I added bolding for emphasis.

5.  Now click preview and see if you can see your photo.  If you can, post your message and let us bask in it's glory!

TIP: If you want to include several photos in your message, it helps to have two tabs open.  The first tab will have your message, the other tab will be open to your Facebook/Picasa/Flickr/Photobucket page.  That way, you can click back and forth between them.

Another TIP: Using a site like Facebook is easy, but it doesn't offer the option to upload full resolution photos (which are larger and more awesome).

 If this doesn't work for you, ask again in the posting pictures thread and we'll troubleshoot your issue to the benefit others who likely share your issue.

Rusty
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2015, 02:22:10 pm »
Does this also work with Dropbox?
Can't get the image to display when I insert the link as IMG, but for some reason it lets me put a link...

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 10:22:03 am »


Nope, just won't work with dropbox :-(

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 11:31:05 pm »

It works with photobucket, haven't had a problem with linking from there and it's basically setup for this exact thing by having the "Share this Photo" along the right hand side frame of the page with links for email, direct, html, and img.

I'm currently in the Android/GDrive cloud world, so when I take pics they backup to the Google photo service. I'll download the file to my desktop, edit it for cropping and size, then upload it to photobucket to get the link. Easy peasy, about a minute a photo maybe.

Forums in the late 90's started to host files when the forum structure took over from BBS, then it seems most stopped hosting pics over a decade ago, especially free forums, when services like photobucket, filezilla and the like appeared to cut down on bandwidth. This is a non-issue for me, I wouldn't expect someone else to store anything of mine for free even it's a digital pic.

Great forum, btw, and here's a linked pic for a set of new tires... oh, sorry... tyres, that I need to get some more miles before I do the review. Hosted from photobucket as mentioned above...



Since I had already edited and uploaded the pic to PB, all I had to do to post it was click the mouse key to have the IMG url copied and press ctrl+v to paste.
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