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!
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.
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.
AnonymousPosts: 335October 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 THIS
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.
AnonymousPosts: 335October 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–
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!
AnonymousPosts: 335October 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.
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?
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.
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
Pete said …”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?”
The Gallery uploader stores your files on this site, and the Gallery software knows where it has put them, and so can display them without you having to tell it where they are: both bits are part of the Gallery module.
But the forum is a separate, self-contained thing; and it doesn’t store image files itself. It just displays them. So you have to tell it where they are. The benefit of this is that the image files don’t have to be on this site. They may be here (in your gallery), but they don’t have to be: they can be anywhere on the internet. You just have to say what they’re called and where they’re kept – that’s what the URL is for. The forum software can then go and fetch them to display in your post.
(Lots of the parts of this site are actually separate ‘modules’, but that’s not obvious when you use the site.)
Remember Paul … YOU taught ME how to post images … so you are normally VERY good at this. It just takes time. Stick at it. Maybe Ian could show you next week at the club meeting?
Pete … WOW!!!!!! love the picture! I assume that this is a vulture? Amazing visual impact. Lower feathers not as sharp as the top half but I don’t care. It just grabs you.
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Thanks for the info Ian. I understand that. So if I was remove my image from flickr the CPS site wouldn’t be able to find it.
Thanks for the kind comments Miss D. Yes, it’s the griffin vulture we saw at the Birds of Prey centre near Knutsford. I was waiting for it make eye contact, but it was interested interested in something else.
All I can say to Paul is that you’ve shown us some terrific pictures so obviously doing something right! You given me and others many ideas with your wacky photography! It just comes natural to you.
Peter said, “…So if I was remove my image from flickr the CPS site wouldn’t be able to find it.”
Yes, that’s exactly what happens. If you remove the image from the site where it’s hosted, it disappears from your message, and is replaced by the hosting site’s standard error message for missing files.
Paul said, “I will have to try again, I may try to store stuff ocodes gallery but I am not sure I like the idea of admin being able to look at the private files”
ImageShack is probably easiest for getting the URL – just use the ‘Direct’ link.
But if you’re short of space on ImageShack, use a private gallery on here. If it’s any reassurance, I can tell you honestly that John and I don’t spend time looking at people’s private galleries. In fact, I’ve no idea whether anyone here even has a private gallery (apart from my own, of course!).
As you know, the admins on any site have access to everything – whether it’s ImageShack, Flickr or whatever. So if it’s really private, don’t store it on the internet. But we’re talking about images you intend to show on the forum, so they’re going to be public anyway, aren’t they?
AnonymousPosts: 335October 28, 2012 at 12:34 am #1603
IAN With all respect. First para. /second sentence says it all for CPS. No interest in any members images unless they are in the group that will win at all costs.The enlightening thing with Pauls forum –and the same small group who are active on this site is the real interest and support shown in others work. On the international 3D forum the support and help is amazing. Post an image or a query –whatever and within minutes from across the globe is help- support-advice-critique from very highly skilled people who take such a joy in supporting others with their vast knowledge. I recently had a response from one very highly qualified member “while in transit” from USA to Paris for a leading fashion show. Worlds top 3d fashion photographer and could find time for me. Whereas I recently posted a query to help identify a living creature –on this site–and no I do not expect a reply. It is noticeable on Pauls forum and this the lack of committee support—what was that about leading from the front. Trod on someone toes have I–hope so. Not looking at members galleries–shame I say. I have looked at everyone one–all seven–some with more than one image even–inspirational it is. KEN LAST –YEP–THATS ME.
Ken >>> When you say, “IAN With all respect. First para. /second sentence says it all for CPS” what document are you looking at? (It’s hard for me to respond if I don’t know what you’re reading.)
Oh – just realised – are you referring to the Second para. / second sentence in my post (above) that says, “If it’s any reassurance, I can tell you honestly that John and I don’t spend time looking at people’s private galleries”? That’s about private galleries – just the ones that members themselves don’t want people to see. If members want us all to see images, they put them in public galleries, and we can all have a look.
But I guess members don’t put work even in their public galleries to have it discussed: if they want discussion and comment, they post images to the ‘Critique Requests’ part of the forum. And they usually get lots of comment.
Of course, at the moment only about 24 members have created accounts on the CPS web site; and only a minority of them are active here. But that’s entirely typical of internet forums and social media – the active folk are nearly always a minority of the actual subscribers.
More importantly, the CPS forums were always intended to be a place specifically for club members to talk among themselves. There are already plenty of public forums for discussing photography: you’ve mentioned a couple; and, of course, the big UK national forum for photographers is ‘Talk Photography‘, which has hundreds of members. (An example of the sort of post there is this one, posted this morning by Gareth Whiston, who, as it happens, is a member of Holmes Chapel Camera Club.)
We are not planning to replicate these big national communities on the club forum – what would be the point, when anyone here can simply join an already-thriving national or international forum if they want to participate in a more general community?
I’m sorry if I’ve misunderstood – or mis-guessed – what you were actually commenting on. If I have, please tell me more precisely what document or text you were actually alluding to.
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