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Author Topic: Posting images on the web - again  (Read 762 times)

Weaver

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Posting images on the web - again
« on: January 11, 2020, 10:47:52 AM »

I want to post an image to a web server and get a URL of it, pointing directly to it, which I can write and give out to other people such as in my posts here. I have been using https://imgbb.com/ which works but itís (1) very fiddly getting an address of (2) the actual image itself rather than the address of a page containing/surrounding the image; the greatest point of dissatisfaction with this service though is (3) the poor image quality - the images you get after uploading are rather small, canít control the size, and the image quality is fuzzy and poor with text being shrunk and difficult to read because of its reduced size and slightly fuzzy pixels.

Can anyone suggest an alternative ? Ease of use is important but direct addressing is vital as is accurate image quality. Also control over the size/shrink-ratio if any would be nice.
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 11:53:53 AM »

I donít often find myself sharing images or the likes but when I do, I tend to just upload to a Google drive and forward the shared links.

Iíd probably be sharing an entire folder, but pretty sure you can also share individual file links too.  And they donít interfere with file contents.
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 03:26:57 PM »

Surely the only issue is when you are wanting to show images to someone NOT on here as it's a doddle to post images (up to 300KB) on here.
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 10:35:06 PM »

@jelv : I always run up against the size limit. I would have to reduce the res somehow first ?
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 06:18:15 PM »

On Windows I'd strongly recommend https://www.irfanview.com/ - I've been using that for at least 10 years.
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 10:37:22 AM »

Iím looking for a web-based service. I want to upload from my iPad to a web server or cloud app service say.
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 11:58:21 AM »

You mean like this?



Google photos!
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 05:08:29 PM »

Exactly. Where did you upload that excellent image to?
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2020, 11:12:15 AM »

I have tried the Google Photos iOS app on my iPad, but I canít find a url pointing to the image file itself, usual problem of only getting urls for pages that contain the image, so when I try to put an img link in a forum post it just fails. Same old story as with flickr
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2020, 12:19:59 PM »

Flickr is easy, just use the website, click the share button, select the size, type of share and copy the link, adjust as required. Flickr shared images must link back to Flickr when clicked, its part of the T&C apparently.
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 12:39:19 PM »

I use Postimage, which is intended solely for sharing images. It provides links for all kinds of purposes, including forums of course, and there are no unnecessary restrictions. This is the thumbnail version:



And this is the full image:


« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 12:52:58 PM by roseway »
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2020, 01:01:55 PM »

Flickr is no good, tried that because it gives you a link to a page not to an image file, so the forum img tag enclosing wonít work - it wonít find an image embedded inside a simple html doc and display just the image. You canít do that which roseway and jelv have achieved.

@roseway - I have taken a look at postimage, thanks!



Superb. I wonder what to do about image size. Can the forum resize the img window to fit in a certain defined box?

« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 01:16:07 PM by Weaver »
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2020, 01:32:01 PM »

@Weaver, since itís an iPad....

...Do you have iCloud photo storage enabled?   If so, as of iOS 12, I think a couple of screen taps will generate a link for sharing a photo from iCloud.   

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/icloud/mm93a9b98683/icloud

That page says the link can be used in messages or mail, but I canít think of any reason it wouldnít work on the forum too.    One point to note is the link expires after 30 days.   Iíd rather that was optional.
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Re: Posting images on the web - again
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2020, 02:10:11 PM »

Strange as Flickr from the website seems to work.  Just copied the BBCode provided:
P1020217 by Alexander Atkin, on Flickr
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