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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:41 PM

How do you post a picture from a cell phone

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:44 PM

1. Photobucket acct. or tweet it and post link to tweet here

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 11:30 AM

18. Go with Imgur instead of Photobucket

I think Photobucket has a paywall for full quality and no watermarks on a linked image. Need a paid membership for unaltered linking.

At least, that was the case a few years ago when I ditched it for Imgur for images I post to DU.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:44 PM

2. Bookmarking, I was able to do it exactly once in a

tutorial thread, then promptly forgot.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:44 PM

3. You can't

To post a photo on DU, the photo must exist at an address elsewhere on the internet.

There are various image hosting sites to which you can upload a photo, so that you can then post the URL of the photo here.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:46 PM

4. copy the ULR and past it in the Message text: I think ...

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 09:43 PM

7. Shouldn't that be Auburn's colors for your state? nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 10:12 PM

8. NOPE RTR!

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 10:18 PM

10. I thought that the winner of the state rivalry game owns the state for a year. nt

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 10:17 PM

9. A cell phone photo doesn't have a URL.

Cell phone photos - like any other photos - have to be hosted somewhere before they can be posted here.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 11:38 PM

11. Depends on your phone and services

If you have an iPhone and use iCloud for example:

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0ydCLWxANfRPHafpl9-BrGisQ

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Response to FreeState (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:11 AM

13. If it's moved to the cloud then it's more or less not a 'cell phone photo' anymore ...

One way or another, the photo that's saved onto the phone must be moved to a server with a publicly visible URL ... which, as you correctly point out, iCloud offers.

If one doesn't have iCloud or similar photo hosting, one must avail themselves of similar functionality.

Personally I use Imgur for this purpose on my Android.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:59 AM

15. Uh, if that link is to an image, it didn't work.

Only .jpg, .gif and .png files hosted at a url will appear on DU. There could be other formats, but those are the three I have tested.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:50 PM

5. The tutorial on how to post an image on DU is pinned in the Photography Group

https://www.democraticunderground.com/103659987

For posting your own pictures the suggestions for hosting sites have changed - I have my own web site and keep a folder set up to share pictures so I can't recommend any specific ones.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 01:13 AM

12. Thanks for the updated info! n/t

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 09:40 PM

6. There should be a button for it as there is on every other site now.

Time to get upgraded.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:14 AM

14. This sort of functionality is trivial to add to any web site these days ...

I'd very much imagine that the reason it's not deployed here on DU is that the storage of (what would eventually become a LOT of) pics for the support of a commercial website ... is definitely not free.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 10:01 AM

16. The admins here don't want thousands of images stored on their server.

I can't blame them, either.

I use a blogger.com blog to host images from my phone. Then, I can just link to them to display them here. There are many ways to host an image so it will have a URL. Probably, everyone should have such a method ready to go. You can also use Twitter, but it's less convenient.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 11:24 AM

17. You can do it pretty easily

and you don't need Photobucket or anything like that. Just email it to yourself from your phone, then open the email and download the photo to your desktop and then post it on DU just like any other photo on your hard drive. Or, if you have an iphone or Google photos on your computer, copy the photo to your desktop

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