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Mirimaran
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Pic sharing

Postby Mirimaran » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:02 pm

Hi all,

I have a hate/hate relationship with photobucket, does anyone know of any free alternatives so I can share pics in the group? Currently more on the FB group because of the ease of sharing. Thanks!

Ken
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Re: Pic sharing

Postby Taurinor » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:19 pm

The "safest" (in a long-term solution sense) would be to upload images to posts as attachments using the tab below to the comment text box when making a post. There is a size limit, but it means that if the forums are up, the images will be up, too.

I've been using Google Photos, but since those images are not directly embed-able, I've been using QTRL.org's tool for generating embed codes for Google Photos. It's clunky and won't necessarily work long term, but it's free.

I know Imgur and Flickr are also image-hosting services, but I haven't used them, so I can't speak to quality or ease of use.

Another option would be to upload photos to a blogging platform like Wordpress or Tumblr, right-clicking for "copy image address", then using that URL to post the images over here.

Those are the methods I'm aware of - hopefully other folks will know more!
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Greg
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Re: Pic sharing

Postby Greg » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:13 pm

When I don't attach directly to the forum I use tinypic.com
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Re: Pic sharing

Postby Straelbora » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 pm

Mirimaran wrote:Hi all,

I have a hate/hate relationship with photobucket, does anyone know of any free alternatives so I can share pics in the group? Currently more on the FB group because of the ease of sharing. Thanks!

Ken


I end up opening Windows Paint, opening the image, then reducing it to 20% or so of the original size, saving it under a different name, and then attaching it here.
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Peter Remling
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Re: Pic sharing

Postby Peter Remling » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 pm

I just opened an Imgur account. It was pretty easy to open, upload, reduce the size and post to the forum.
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Elwindil
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Re: Pic sharing

Postby Elwindil » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:37 pm

I figured out how to resize things using MSPaint, I try to upload it first and if it's too big I resize it to half, and that worked for the few pictures I posted of that pouch I made.

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