October 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm #1530October 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm #1532
Pete >>> The URL you need is not the one for the Flickr page. It’s the one for the image file itself, and you get it from the ‘Share’ tab above the photo on Flickr. Click ‘Grab the HTML/BBCode’. You have to copy the whole lot, and then extract the URL. It will look something like
Notice that it doesn’t have any ‘www’ at the beginning. The address is a Flickr file server – farm9.staticflickr.com. And it ends with a file name (comprising loads of numbers and stuff) followed by .jpg
That’s the URL you have to paste into the ‘img’ button dialogue.
Hope this helps!October 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm #1533
Wow how easy is that Pete. Good luck I know I still can’t post am image. Way way to hard for a pure novis me thinks its going to stop a lot of people trying. I was hoping to show off a few photos and get some feed back and critique but I have tried many different ways without success.October 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm #1534
You need to get the correct URL for posting images on any forum, Paul. The image URLs on Flickr are not as easy to get as they are on some other file sharing sites. Not much I can do about that, I’m afraid – it’s a Flickr problem.
Use the Direct Link on ImageShack – that’s dead straightforward.October 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm #1535
WHAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IS WHY DOES FLICKER OR IMAGE SHACK COME IN TO IT. –BROWSE–OPEN–HTML—IMG—LIKE THISOctober 26, 2012 at 8:40 am #1541
Ken >>> There are two ways to associate an image with a forum message. One is to attach it to the end of the message, as you have done, using the ‘Attachment’ button under the Editor window (i.e the box where you type messages and replies).
Readers then see your attached file as a thumbnail under your message, and have to click on it to view the photo full size.
The other way is to copy the URL of the image file, then switch the Editor to HTML view (see tabs at top right of Editor window). Click the ‘img’ button, and paste the URL into the box that appears. (Delete the http:// that’s offered in the box if you’ve already included it when you copied the URL.) Then switch back to Visual view, and you’ll see you image full size in your message.
You can then carry on writing under the photo, and even insert more photos if you want to.
I opened you image (above) and copied its URL, which is
(This is just the name and location of your file, where it was stored on our site after you uploaded it.) I used this URL to insert your image as I’ve just described, like this…
I can now carry on writing under the photo if I want to. And I can insert more images, using the ‘img’ button in the HTML view, for example…
So, as you see, inserting images by clicking ‘img’ in HTML view and pasting in the URL is more flexible than just attaching files to the bottom of the message.
Hope this makes the difference clear.October 26, 2012 at 9:46 am #1542
Yes I do understand all of that–but some are finding it difficult to ” post” an image–period–October 26, 2012 at 10:17 am #1543
I think a couple of people are having difficulty with inserting images in posts because of the file sharing sites they use to store images. On these sites, an image seems to have a URL, but it’s actually only the address of the page on the site that displays the image, not the image file proper.
The URL for the image – the full path to and filename for the actual JPEG – is listed separately by these sites, and some – especially Flickr – don’t make it easy to get at.
Not much I can do about that – it’s a problem with the file storage sites, not our web site.
It’d be easier if folk stored their files in a private gallery here on the CPS site. You can have as many galleries as you like here, and you can make them either public (anyone can see the photos) or private (only you can see your photos). Then you just right click a full size image from your private gallery, and copy its URL. Simples!October 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm #1548
Ian your dog is the cutest thing out, from a cat lady high priase indeed.October 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm #1550
PAULS PROBLEM IS IAN–HE DOES NOT BOTHER TO READ RESPONSES WHEN PEOPLE REPLY WITH HELP. JUST POINTED THIS OUT ON THE OTHER FORUM BUT DOUBT IF IT WILL BE READ.October 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm #1560
I’ve just found my 3D specs and Ken’s engine looks brill in 3D. Well done Ken!October 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm #1561October 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm #1562
Thanks Ian. I copied the URL from flickr like you and Miss D advised. I did also try the attachment like Ken recommends, but like Miss D told me it will load outside of the forum if you want to see it full size. This way, like you say, it’ll stay on the page. What I don’t understand though is that it is easy to upload a photo in my CPS gallery by browsing my PC so why cant I do it that way into a thread?October 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm #1567
The problem I have us I CAN’T read and take in information like you lot can. I am sorry to be such a problem to people. Reading is NOT my strong point I am just a simple factory worker and can’t learn nothing from a book. It will be easier for me not to bother.
i have posted every link in both image shack and Flickr and can’t do it. As for finding the URL of the picture all I see is lots of black and white stuff on the screen that makes no sence to me what do ever.October 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm #1568
It’s the same with learning to use my camera I try to read stuff but NOTHING goes in. All I know is what I have learnt the hard way. I know I am Nieves going to be as good as other people that can take it all in and remember f stops and other technics. But I will keep trying
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