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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:13 AM

Help! Does anyone know if there instructions here on how to post pictures?

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Reply Help! Does anyone know if there instructions here on how to post pictures? (Original post)
Jack-o-Lantern Jun 2020 OP
applegrove Jun 2020 #1
elleng Jun 2020 #3
CurtEastPoint Jun 2020 #20
JHB Jun 2020 #21
CurtEastPoint Jun 2020 #22
JHB Jun 2020 #23
CurtEastPoint Jun 2020 #24
mr_lebowski Jun 2020 #11
applegrove Jun 2020 #12
Brother Buzz Jun 2020 #2
OnDoutside Jun 2020 #8
Brother Buzz Jun 2020 #9
yonder Jun 2020 #10
BigmanPigman Jun 2020 #4
OnDoutside Jun 2020 #5
brush Jun 2020 #6
Rollo Jun 2020 #7
applegrove Jun 2020 #13
ManiacJoe Jun 2020 #14
mnhtnbb Jun 2020 #17
applegrove Jun 2020 #18
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2020 #15
Ohio Joe Jun 2020 #16
captain queeg Jun 2020 #19
Jack-o-Lantern Jun 2020 #25

Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:18 AM

1. You have to upload your photos to a photo hosting site. I can't figure out what to do next.

Photobucket, Imgur and others.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 07:32 AM

20. Since I wrote these, do they need updating?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 07:47 AM

21. Yes, probably

Firefox is like Chrome: right click and Copy Image Location. Not sure about Microsoft Edge.

For YouTube links, DU won't jump to a particular time, so directing people to part of a clip needs to be done by telling people where to start watching (e.g. "the relevant part starts at the 4:20 mark".

A bigger and more complicated issue is that many sites now have shells or overlays that prevent hot linking directly to an image. For those you need to copy them to your desktop and upload them to a hosting site like Imgur.

It also might be good to add something about truncating long URLs after a "?".

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Response to JHB (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 08:47 AM

22. Can you give an example of the ? and long URLs?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 08:54 AM

23. Not until later today, but it's Monday, when the Tom Tomorrow cartoon...

...usually goes up at Daily Kos, and ther's usually someone who makes a post here linking to it. Unless they clean up the URL, after the image you'll see text starting with a question mark followed by a string of numbers and/or letters.

I won't be able to use my desktop computer until this afternoon, and it'll be much easier to provide a clear example from that.

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Response to JHB (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 09:06 AM

24. Thank you. Whenever you want. And you can DU mail me or post here.

I know what you are talking about as I have done it but need an example and my brain... ya know...

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:55 AM

11. That would be an Upload

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:21 AM

12. I stand corrected.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:23 AM

2. From the internet or from your computer?


If from the internet, right-click on the image and select "Copy Image Address". Then, right-click inside your post and select "Paste".

If the image is on your computer, you will have to upload it to an image hosting site like https://imgur.com/gallery/2Vdtu (this is a tutorial on how to upload images and share them on Imgur).

Caveat: For some reason, some images on the internet are nearly impossible to post, and I suspect it's by design to cut down on bandwidth piracy.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:38 AM

8. You beat me to it !

On the internet issue, sometimes you get a link like

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbEoBdkX0As3Gas?format=jpg&name=medium

all you need to do is change the link to (and I'm putting the space before .jpg and Capital J in "media" to stop the picture replacing the fixed link)

https://pbs.twimg.com/meJdia/EbEoBdkX0As3Gas .jpg

otherwise it would appear like this



Other times, when i right click on the picture (if i am having issues copying) I click on Inspect, and find the link that way, in the Media folder.

Worst case, I use the Snip & Sketch free app to screenshot it and the host the pic.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:49 AM

9. That's one trick I'll have to try

I've all but given up trying to post pbs.twimg.com images.

On my own, I've discovered how to defeat a couple of others, like deleting all the pesky +'s embedded in the links.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:04 AM

10. Interesting.

I'm fairly clumsy posting images so anything to simplify it is helpful.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:25 AM

4. I saved this from DU bit haven't tried it myself...

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:29 AM

5. Are they from your own computer, or from another website ?

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:36 AM

6. postimage.org.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:36 AM

7. It's not that hard...

Once you get your image uploaded to a service like imgur, select "Get share links", and then copy the URL code. Paste into a post here as is, like this:



You do not need to bracket the image URL including suffix with [url][/url]. DU software will automatically recognize it as an image and post it. If you do include the [url][/url], they'll just show up as extra text by the image. If that happens, just edit your post to remove the [url][/url] text from the image address.

If you have a photo on another web site with a known format such as jpg, just post that address (including the .jpg, .gif, .png suffix).

Easy peasy, really.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:42 AM

14. Wrong link to post.

You need the link that ends in .jpg or .png or whatever the file type is.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:34 AM

17. Copy the link identified as the Direct link

among the options for links identified when you open the photo on imgur.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:15 AM

15. Another technique I've used at times...

...is to right-click on the image and select "Open image in new tab". Then you can go to that new tab and, like magic, there's the link all nice and purdy without all those "&"s and "+"s and "="s and other strange stuff. Then you can copy that link and paste it in the post. Usually it works, sometimes it doesn't. It has the advantage of showing you exactly what the DU software is going to see.

Hint #2: Preview before posting. Always, always, always.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:25 AM

16. If you want to do other things...

You should be able to post pics now... Here is another thread from make7 to show you how to do a lot more, very easily.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/12561674

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:14 AM

19. I'll save this for later. Some good ideas.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 10:15 PM

25. Thank you everyone for the advice.

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