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How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!

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Offline dprather

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Re: How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2016, 04:46:38 PM »
I admit to being a tech dinosaur, but this seems to be awfully involved.
Here's how I do it (and its really easy):
-create an account at imgur.com
-upload your pics (can be full resolution, the website will scale for something more appropriate for the web) by simply dragging and dropping.
-when you click on a picture you uploaded, you'll see a bbc code (stands for big bend chat code-it's especially made for us!) link to the right side of it. Copy that link and paste it into your post. 

And then your image is there!

And so you are saying that following these instructions is as easy as it appears?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2016, 06:00:11 PM »
I admit to being a tech dinosaur, but this seems to be awfully involved.
Here's how I do it (and its really easy):
-create an account at imgur.com
-upload your pics (can be full resolution, the website will scale for something more appropriate for the web) by simply dragging and dropping.
-when you click on a picture you uploaded, you'll see a bbc code (stands for big bend chat code-it's especially made for us!) link to the right side of it. Copy that link and paste it into your post. 

And then your image is there!

And so you are saying that following these instructions is as easy as it appears?
He's obviously lying!

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Offline dprather

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Re: How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2016, 09:31:12 PM »
I admit to being a tech dinosaur, but this seems to be awfully involved.
Here's how I do it (and its really easy):
-create an account at imgur.com
-upload your pics (can be full resolution, the website will scale for something more appropriate for the web) by simply dragging and dropping.
-when you click on a picture you uploaded, you'll see a bbc code (stands for big bend chat code-it's especially made for us!) link to the right side of it. Copy that link and paste it into your post. 

And then your image is there!

And so you are saying that following these instructions is as easy as it appears?
He's obviously lying!


A comedian!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline RichardM

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Re: How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2016, 09:54:46 AM »
As to which photo sharing site is "best", they all have their difficulties. Flickr seems to offer a lot of options and is fairly painless once you know the steps. I've used photobucket forever, but every year they seem to make it more difficult to use.

Here's the basics for Flickr. Click on the "Share photo" link. Copy and paste the entire bbcode and it should work. To make for faster loading of the embedded image on BigBendChat, chose the 640 width option.



Note that if you are trying to share someone else's photo, they have to have the privacy settings set to public (or something like that). If they don't, then you can click the "Download this photo" link and copy the link to the file. This is also useful if you don't want to share the photo album location and/or Flickr username.

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Re: How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2017, 09:16:09 AM »
Looks like Photobucket is getting desperate for income. They will no longer allow free 3rd party hosting. That means if you have embedded images hosted on photobucket they will become unviewable unless you "upgrade" your account with them. Bummer. Looks like I will have to go edit all of my old trip reports at some point...

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Offline badknees

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Re: How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2017, 09:35:44 AM »
Looks like Photobucket is getting desperate for income. They will no longer allow free 3rd party hosting. That means if you have embedded images hosted on photobucket they will become unviewable unless you "upgrade" your account with them. Bummer. Looks like I will have to go edit all of my old trip reports at some point...

Yeah...hot-linking doesn't allow the host company to throw ads at the viewer. Understandable, because bandwidth=money. The do need to pay the bills, but annoying nonetheless. For less $$ than they are asking for the "upgrade", one could deploy a hosted web account.
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Re: How to Post Pics on Big Bend Chat!
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2017, 02:18:11 PM »
Looks like Photobucket is getting desperate for income. They will no longer allow free 3rd party hosting. That means if you have embedded images hosted on photobucket they will become unviewable unless you "upgrade" your account with them. Bummer. Looks like I will have to go edit all of my old trip reports at some point...

Yeah...hot-linking doesn't allow the host company to throw ads at the viewer. Understandable, because bandwidth=money. The do need to pay the bills, but annoying nonetheless. For less $$ than they are asking for the "upgrade", one could deploy a hosted web account.
Photobucket is currently not letting me even view my own photos when logging in to their site.  :eusa_eh:
Hopefully I have them all backed up somewhere. Anyone have any recommendations/preferences for free photo hosting sites? Guess it's time I resurrect  my Flickr account...

 


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