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#401 Vitesse2

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:39

I've just posted some pictures on Facebook, it was so easy, why is it still so difficult here, at least for IT illiterates like me.?

The simple answer is that you have uploaded the pictures to Facebook's servers (thereby possibly losing control of them, even if you actually own them). Autosport doesn't - for reasons explained several times in this thread - offer that option. And never will.

 

If you have mastered uploading to Facebook, then using a hosting service like PostImage and linking to the picture from here really isn't that hard.  :)



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#402 ZOOOM

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 17:59

Apparently posting pictures while using an IPad is impossible....

#403 dolomite

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 21:32

Testing, testing....

 

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#404 D28

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 16:59

1961&img=Mosport-1961-09-30-052.jpg&txt=

 

 

Comstock lotus 19 Peter Ryan


Edited by D28, 24 November 2015 - 23:08.


#405 pmurray

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:09

I am a Mac user and I thought reasonably competent in using links to photos in emails via Dropbox or the like but I found Post Image quite "clunky".  Maybe it has been designed as a Windows adjunct so less friendly to Mac operating systems and programs.  The "How it works" instructions in the Post Image website did not appear on my Mac, no matter what I tried.

 

I eventually found I had to first create a Post Image account complete with username and password; upload the two images I wanted to include in my new "What badge is this?" post (See this link) and then copy the image links from my Post Image gallery into my draft TNF post.  After previewing that draft I wanted to make the first image larger yet there didn't seem to be a means to do sizing of that  initial image before or after it was linked into the message.

 

Having first read the 9 pages of posts about uploading images it seems many TNFers have had comparable trouble with Post Image over the years.  Maybe the moderators could draft a KISS step by step set of instructions for Windows and Mac users.



#406 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 15:46

One thing that complicates the matter of image size is that the software for this forum has changed a couple of years ago...

So you might post a pic of a certain size, but the forum software will determine that it show at another size.

I don't use a Mac so I have no idea what issues you might have there, but postimage has given me no problems at all, though it is definitely harder to manage with Windows 10.

It has been the case in the past that I've gone to some trouble to help people get the step-by-step instructions, but the way I'm being treated on this forum these days doesn't incline me to be of a lot of help any more.

I don't know, either, whether Irfanview is usable with a Mac, but I do recommend it for cropping and other minor 'post processing' operations in preparation for posting photos.

#407 jonpollak

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:37

Here's a gem I found recently.

 

https://img42.com/

 

So easy, so quick.

Just remember to click through to "this image will live forever"

 

Jp



#408 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 14:05

Yes, it is quick...

But how do you link it here? Other than as a link to be clicked on and open another window, of course...

https://img42.com/dBWIa

#409 Seppi_0_917PA

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 19:47

Yes, it is quick...

But how do you link it here? Other than as a link to be clicked on and open another window, of course...

https://img42.com/dBWIa


It's possible...

88d1a9913014acdb99d5e45b93711852.jpeg

but it took going into the "page info" screen (Firefox/Win7) to retrieve the actual image url.



#410 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 23:30

I can't see that in Firefox...

It's all getting too hard.

#411 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:34

I can't see that in Firefox...

It's all getting too hard.

There are two ways to do that. Having uploaded the picture:

 

1 Right-click on the picture and select 'view image' (not 'copy image location'). The green background will disappear and you can then copy the actual image address from your navigation bar.

 

Or

 

2 Right-click on the green background area and select 'view page info'. Left-click on either of the lines 'image_src' or 'og:image' and then right-click and select 'copy'.



#412 Seppi_0_917PA

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 06:24

I did some searching on YouTube for Invision Power Board (IP.Board) tutorials, none fit Autosport exactly. I thought these were the best,

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=T8o4yGTtG4U

https://www.youtube....h?v=Oh4i5ECWblo
https://www.youtube....h?v=JLISR1hMH-w

 

While they are helpful in a general way with creating posts, they're lacking regarding the specific task of putting photos into post.



#413 Ray Bell

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 22:26

Periodically I have put up pictorials on how to do it, in the past always with Imageshack...

But these get buried by people posting afterwards and get hard to find, and Imageshack got into the habit of losing the pics too. But a multitude of posts is the main problem, people 'testing' or posting photos in this thread to show that they mastered the art leaves the pictorial instructions lost in the distant past.

I'd be happy to post a similar thing for Postimage if I knew it wasn't to be buried like that.

#414 D-Type

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 23:14

I suggest that you sort something out with Vitesse 2 on the lines of:

(1)  Unpin this thread and let it fade into obscurity.  

(2)  Start a new pinned thread "How to use Postimage"  with instructions and the injunction "Do not make trial posts here".  

(3)  Maybe even have a separate pinned thread for experiments - maybe with the instruction "Delete after use"



#415 Ray Bell

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 14:21

Probably a good idea...

Also a 'please don't post here that you can't work it out, read the instructions again and you will be able to do it!'?

#416 DanTra2858

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:18

image.jpg

Posted from my Ipad using PostImage.

#417 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 03:50

I have used PostImage for some time without problem,, now it will not work as the site has changed.  I have tried every tab to upload a pic [a pic that has been uploaded before], I get the little symbol that something has happened and when I try to post it says I cannot load that image to this community.

Is it A me?

B Post Image ?

C this site?



#418 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 05:15

Here's a random picture I just uploaded using postimage.org...seemed to work okay...

 

1962_Northwest_Grand_Prix_Formula_Junior

 

1962 Northwest GP Formula Junior grid, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington...how many can you identify?

 

Vince H.


Edited by raceannouncer2003, 01 August 2016 - 05:16.


#419 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 06:03

I have used PostImage for some time without problem,, now it will not work as the site has changed.  I have tried every tab to upload a pic [a pic that has been uploaded before], I get the little symbol that something has happened and when I try to post it says I cannot load that image to this community.

Is it A me?

B Post Image ?

C this site?

That error message usually happens when the board software considers that the last section of the image's URL is incorrect in some way. Either an image type which is not supported or one which has a further element after the image type. If you've copied the picture from elsewhere your computer may have changed the file name or it may have an element in it which is presumably designed to stop hotlinking or copying - I've noticed some sites use image file names which end .jpe rather than .jpg or .jpeg for example - or the image name may end with something like .jpg.large. In the first case, just copy/paste the picture into Irfanview, which will recognise the fact it's a .jpg and automatically change the file name; you can then save it and upload it as normal. In the second case, just rename the file to eliminate any elements after the file type.



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#420 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:26

I have tried it with every button on the page. Some allows you to copy and paste but then all you get is the dreaded little icon. And when I try to post it says   'You are not allowed to use that image in this community'  As if I was trying to load naughty pics!! An uncovered motorcar!

As I said a pic that has been previously posted

I click on the 'share' icon then do the usual cut and paste, get the icon and then the message.

I have had the icon before when posting but it does actually load after going back to the particular thread.

I am a technophobe first and foremost but it seems Post Image and Atlas no longer are compatible.

And I have several hundred pics loaded there.

I really do not know why sites change for the sake of change



#421 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:15

I agree with the comment about them changing for change's sake... ridiculous...

With Post Image, however, they do offer you the option to use the old-style site. Just have a look when you go to upload and you will get that option somewhere (I found it, but it's gone now because I have gone back to the old style and it stays that way - offering you the chance to go to Post Image 2.0, of course).

Also, are you ensuring that the 'family safe' option is ticked?

#422 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:32

Here it is, from the bottom of the page when you want to upload:

postimageoptions.jpg

You can even tell them their site has gone to the pack!

#423 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 23:59

Here it is, from the bottom of the page when you want to upload:

postimageoptions.jpg

You can even tell them their site has gone to the pack!


I found that and now I can post with no problems. I think the techno nerds forget technophobes like me. They may well understand this 'new improved' but I do not.
Thanks Ray

#424 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:07

Testing, testing:

 

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Vince H.



#425 dolomite

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 22:57

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#426 AndrewC

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 19:01

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#427 Vitesse2

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 21:34

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. Just had this from Dropbox. Hutber's Law in action ...

 

We’re always looking to improve the Dropbox sharing experience. The Public folder was the first sharing method we introduced, and since then, we’ve built even better ways for you to share securely and work together with your team.

As a result, we’ll soon be ending support for the Public folder. Dropbox Basic users will be able to use the Public folder until March 15, 2017. After that date the files in your Public folder will become private, and links to these files will be deactivated. Your files will remain safe in Dropbox.

In other words, if - as I have - you've been using your Dropbox public folder as a photo hosting site, the existing links won't work after that date and your photos will no longer be visible here. You will not be able to link them from the board to Dropbox either, as the new instructions specify that you have to provide individual email addresses for people allowed to view shared files.



#428 Tim Murray

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 22:41

I think one will still be able to post links to one's Dropbox photos, eg:

https://www.dropbox.....00.53.jpg?dl=0

(this photo has never been in my public folder) but it does look as though it will no longer be possible to post Dropbox photos directly into one's post. Agreed that the existing public folder links will no longer work after the Ides of March. Bugger.

#429 Allan Lupton

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 22:50

Can't see anything in that link, Richard! Is this it https://en.wikipedia...ki/Hutber's_law ?

 

Because all the photo hosting sites people have used (and enthused over) since I've been aware of them have changed their rules to make them untenable at some stage I am not happy enough with remote hosting to use it. I know we'll never get direct image posting here, but it would be better if we did.

 

A couple of sites I use have direct posting but nothing is without hazards as on one of those they lost the internal links that connected the photos with where they were displayed. At least in that case it was an internal problem for the site and its owners and there was some hope that all would be restored eventually, whereas when a remote host rats on you there is nothing to be done.



#430 Vitesse2

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:38

Can't see anything in that link, Richard! Is this it https://en.wikipedia...ki/Hutber's_law ?

Yes, that's the one. Very odd, because I still have a copy of the post in my Textarea Cache extension and the link in that is correct!

 

I think one will still be able to post links to one's Dropbox photos, eg:

https://www.dropbox.....00.53.jpg?dl=0

(this photo has never been in my public folder) but it does look as though it will no longer be possible to post Dropbox photos directly into one's post. Agreed that the existing public folder links will no longer work after the Ides of March. Bugger.

From my reading of the email, I'm not sure that will work in the future either. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.



#431 Ray Bell

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:18

I guess this means that the current spate of people using this thread as a test venue will continue?

Post Image is still free and working...

#432 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:35

Originally posted by jj2728
This is a test....
USGP 1967 Chris Irwin BRM H-16
Copyright JAG


But this is not a test place...

To test you put it into a thread about that subject, or click on 'Preview Post' before posting.

Though in this case there's something wrong with the 'image extension'.

#433 Vitesse2

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:32

Nothing wrong with the image extension, Ray. Wrong link, though; when I click on the link it takes me to my own Dropbox account and tells me the sub-folder 'Racing Photos' doesn't exist. The only way to get a Dropbox-hosted picture into a post is to have it in a public folder. Which won't last much longer anyway.



#434 Allan Lupton

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:14

That link gets me the last Dropbox account that I read, which isn't my own as I gave up on DB years ago!



#435 jj2728

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 19:34

Me thinks I may have found the solution.....

 

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#436 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 21:30

You found postimage.org... good...

Speedy, that was the message I got when I tried it. But once again, this thread is being wasted on 'tests'. Weren't they supposed to be deleted after 'testing'?

#437 tsrwright

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:46

I give up. I was going to post some photos of David Good but it seems to be impossible now that my Dropbox account won't do it. What's the latest?



#438 tsrwright

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:12

Ok, I didn't give up and postImage.org seems simple enough as far as uploading is concerned but could there please be some instructions on how to post actually an image on TNF?



#439 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:14

It's on my 'to do list', Terry.



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#440 Michael Ferner

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:45

And, Richard, when you do, lock the thread so that not everybody and his dog will make "test" posts! :rolleyes:

#441 tsrwright

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:46

Thanks, managed it. See several posts re David Good RIP.