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FAQ: How To Post Images In SOS Forum

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:47 pm
by ManFromGlass
Every now and then somebody in the know explains how to post pictures here on the forums. Would a definitive How-To be useful to people that includes the sites that work well with SOS? But then the trick might be how to let forum users know where this information is.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:45 pm
by blinddrew
Could add it to the User Tips sticky? Or even a separate sticky given how frequently they're useful for explanation and problem solving.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:45 pm
by Guest
Twitter, tweet thy good self, add a pic, right click pic, copy pic location, stick it between SOS’s brackets & Bob’s yer transgender Aunt und Fanny’s yer Uncle.

Just done it...

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...& dis is da result, simple innit.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:28 pm
by blinddrew
:thumbup:

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:17 pm
by job
One issue with Twitter images is that that viewer won't see them if they've blocked Twitter's tracking. Another option is imgur, which doesn't seem to care about tracking as they'll display the image to the viewer regardless.

Upload to imgur, copy the the BBCode URL and paste the link where you want said image:

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Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:07 pm
by ManFromGlass
Cripes, so now I have to join twitter or imgur?
This head of mine is going to explode trying to recall all the passwords!

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:22 pm
by blinddrew
Imgur does seem to be the way to go.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:38 pm
by James Perrett
ManFromGlass wrote:Cripes, so now I have to join twitter or imgur?

Unless you happen to have your own webspace - I find putting pictures up on my web server is nice and simple.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:08 pm
by Martin Walker
James Perrett wrote:
ManFromGlass wrote:Cripes, so now I have to join twitter or imgur?

Unless you happen to have your own webspace - I find putting pictures up on my web server is nice and simple.

I like that approach too, as it means that you're responsible for keeping that image available so the link works, rather than relying on another web site to always be there (this latter approach has backfired on me in the past, when a host of my previously linked images suddenly disappear :headbang: )


Martin

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:45 am
by ManFromGlass
This is already a list of useful tips - thanks

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:22 pm
by CS70
if you have dropbox, a link to an image there will work just fine, if you just change the last character from 0 to 1 (i.e. ....link...&dl=0 to ....link...&dl=1).

Of course, if you remove the image from Dropbox the link will become invalid, but at least is under your control.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:26 am
by ConcertinaChap
Trying this out ...

Image

Hey, that's pretty good!

CC

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 am
by Kwackman
ConcertinaChap wrote:Trying this out ...

Image

Hey, that's pretty good!

CC

Nice try, but no cigar!
I just see a box and "?"- not an image. If I click on it, it says "Image failed to load".

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:43 am
by CS70
Hm I am clearly encouraged to stop Boris so it works fine for me :)

Which browser do you use?

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:16 am
by Kwackman
CS70 wrote:Which browser do you use?

Safari. I can't see CC's image, but can see the earlier one from Job.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:47 pm
by Martin Walker
Boris looks fine here on Chrome :thumbup:


Martin

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:03 pm
by Kwackman
Martin Walker wrote:Boris looks fine here on Chrome :thumbup:


Martin

I loaded up Firefox, and it works there.
So, maybe a safari only thing, or maybe just the way I've safari set-up?
So, I guess I owe CC a cigar!

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:20 pm
by job
Yes, it's a Safari thing, but dl=1 is indicating a forced download as it basically means download = true, whereas the 0 is false. Dropbox suggests raw=1 to force a render if i remember correctly.

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:31 pm
by ManFromGlass
ConcertinaChap wrote:Trying this out ...

Image

Hey, that's pretty good!

CC

Not working on the ipad. :frown:

Re: Suggestion for picture post FAQ

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:18 pm
by ManFromGlass
but working in Firefox on the tower

how's this one?

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