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Offline BBE

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Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« on: April 10, 2011, 12:00:09 PM »
Using Flickr for Posting Photos

General Information:
  • Flickr requires that when posting a photo from their site to a message board, it must link back to Flickr.  To insure this occurs, we need to use the code for standard message boards which is the 'BBCode' (Bulletin Board Code).
  • The following tutorial works with both MAC and PC computers   If you don't want your album shown, mark it private.

Important Notes:
  • Photo Size- Please be aware that the forum software will re-size giant pictures to 600 pixels width.
  • WARNING Please read before you opt to re-organize photos you have already posted on the Forum, from a commercial upload site.
    • Commercial sites used for uploading photos for posting on Flickr, Photobucket, imageshack etc. give you a warning when you move, delete or reorganize your albums, that the current link to the photo(s) will be changed.
    • This means that if you have already posted a picture on a forum etc. the link now is different and the picture will not show.
    • The warning applies only to pictures you have already posted, if you haven't posted the photo(s) yet, you can safely move them.
    • If you have posted them, then you need to get the new coding and modify your post.

Tutorial follows in next post.
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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos ~ April 2011
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 07:52:45 PM »
How to Post Photos from Flickr to Our Forum.

1. Locate the photo you wish to post and click on it once to select it.

2. Click the grey drop down arrow on the right, above the photo, next to the Twitter icon

3. Under the 'Grab the HTML/BBCode box and using the drop down arrow, select the size for the photo you want to 
    post. A 'Medium' or 'Original' size picture is acceptable for use on the regular forum. (unless 'Original' exceeds 550
    pixels)
 
OR Select 'Medium' to show an example of the jigsaw puzzle picture when posting a puzzle.

4. Click the 'BBCode' button.

5. Click on the code in the box and right click on 'Copy' (for a Mac, iPhone, iPad etc. use either 'click' or 'touch').

6. Paste the code in your post.

7. Click on 'Preview' to confirm the photo has been posted.

8. If you are happy with the way the picture looks, click 'Save'.


Examples

'BBCode' and 'Small':

Sweet peas 2 by BBE2009, on Flickr

'BBCode' and 'Medium 500':

Sweet Peas by BBE2009, on Flickr

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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 08:14:24 PM »
BBE, thank you for posting the revised instructions.
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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 08:28:17 PM »
Tiger, thank you and the others for helping me understand what Flickr was saying, in order to get the above completed.  A team effort.  :thumbup:

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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 08:32:46 PM »
Looks great, BBE!  :thumbsup
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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 12:20:58 AM »
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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2011, 02:59:56 PM »
and what about flickr to chat page??

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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 03:19:20 PM »
Nan I'm not sure how to do that but someone here will. What you could do, if you want in the meantime is post your pic in whatever topic it fits & give the link in chat.

Also I noticed your avatar not working here is a tutorial to fix that. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=722.0

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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 12:47:21 AM »
nan2945,

I am sending you a PM to let you know I have tried to answer your question.

I have just played around with how to load a photo from Flickr to the chat. This is not something I have done, but this seems to have worked both ways.  :nod2

1. Click on the photo you want to post the link to on Chat.
2. Click on 'Share' - above the photo.
3. I know then it is a case of using 'Grab the link'.
4. I tried both methods - the link and the 'show short URL' under the link.  I posted both to the Chat and they both worked.
    a) 'Grab the link - by copy and paste' :
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/6040114544/
    b) 'Show the short URL' :
         http://flic.kr/p/acKaBW

I hope this helps you.  :ecsmile
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Re: Using Flickr for Posting Photos
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 06:27:23 AM »
thanks - will try later - would love to be able to post picture - not link.....otherwise I'll have to start putting come up on the other photo share site...


not awake enough to play with it yet but ---again thank you
nan