HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

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HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by amulheirn » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:11 pm

Here is a quick how-to guide on embedding images in a forum post using Flickr. This assumes you've already got a Flickr account and have uploaded a photo you wish to share.

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1. Go into Photostream:
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2. Click the photo you want to share to bring it full-screen:
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3. Click on the 'sharing' arrow on the bottom right:
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4. Click 'BBCode'. Some code will appear - copy this to your clipboard using right-click/copy, or CTRL-C:
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5. Go to the forum and create a new post. Paste the code you copied from Flickr into the post:
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6. Submit, or Preview your post:
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That's it! Try it a few times and it becomes easy. Post any questions below and I will refine this how-to guide.

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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by amulheirn » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:41 pm

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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by clive » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:40 am

Using the above, when I post the picture doesn't come up, only a link. Help please. Also, the link shows all pictures in my library???
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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by amulheirn » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:32 am

Hi Clive - seems to work for me. Do you want to give me a ring one evening and we can talk it through if you've still got trouble?

ImageIMG_0400 by Andrew Mulheirn, on Flickr

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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by clive » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:04 am

Thanks Andrew. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but at the moment Imgur seems to be working fine so I'll stick with that just now. With your image above, if I click on your name I can access your complete library and that's not something I want for my pictures. (Perhaps that is something you can edit out, I don't know.)

Before all the stramash with Photobucket, I tried to access Flickr to see, and vote for, the Club's anniversary photo competition but gave up on that too.
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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by amulheirn » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:03 am

Sure - what works for you is good!

Regarding the second link thing, that's easy to change. When you paste it into a forum post, it is actually three links - one to the picture, one to the photo title, and one to your Flickr site. The third link is supposed to give the owner of the photo a credit for taking it. But of course you can remove that easily. Each link is enclosed in a pair of 'URL tags'. Think of them as complicated brackets surrounding some code. A link starts with this:

Code: Select all

[url=blahblah-complicatedstuffhere]
And it finishes with this:

Code: Select all

[/url]
So when you paste a link into a posting, you just need to identify the first pair of URL tags and everything else. Scan along the line looking for [/url, then delete the rest:

Code: Select all

[url=https://flic.kr/p/RdXDDi][img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/298/32308137375_7480389be1_m.jpg[/img][/url]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/RdXDDi]Balance bar assembled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/mountainbadger/]Andrew Mulheirn[/url], on Flickr
Cheers,
Andy

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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by amulheirn » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:07 am

clive wrote: Before all the stramash with Photobucket, I tried to access Flickr to see, and vote for, the Club's anniversary photo competition but gave up on that too.
By the way - if you click this link, are you able to vote on the photos in the competition? (You may need your Yahoo/Flickr login): https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3bg1RE

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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by clive » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:08 pm

If I click the above link I see the photos, but can't see how to vote.
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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by amulheirn » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:15 pm

Oh - I see! All you need to do is wave your mouse over the photos you like, and click the star at the bottom right-hand corner. You can vote for as many as you want.

If you've not logged in with your Yahoo/Flickr account it will ask you to do so when you click your first star.

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Re: HOW-TO: Post images to this forum using Flickr

Post by clive » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:09 pm

Ah... All is clear now. Thanks.
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