How to post photos from Flickr
Having the photos hosted elsewhere and using those links works best. That way you're able to better control the resolution etc. If you do an attachment, then the photos have to sit on the server the forum is on, which has limited hard disk space.
a little more detail:
For example, if you host your photos on flickr, they have a share option and specifically have a "BBCode" share. All you need to do is click on the "Share" option (an arrow that swoops up and to the right)
choose the BBCode option. Then paste what it shows you into the message here (photo is example only):
After that, you can do a Preview to make sure that it looks good.
Have you rested this on an iPad? Neither the Flickr mobile app nor the Flickr website provide the BBCode link you mention. I can get a share link but when placed in the IMG brackets I only get a small box that says IMAGE in preview but not the image I posted.
Can anyone else with an iOS device post a pic here?
I even tried an app to drop the file size to 86mb and use the attach function but it would not work.
Thank you for this explanation. I wasn’t sure how to do this before.
Apparently Flckr doesn't support much for export on an IOS device, and the web site on a device seems to be lacking as well.
The limitations on attachments is 325 KB in size, so 86 MB is too large. If you can get the static image:
as an example, you can use that URL in the "Img" tag above. There are also apps that allow you to do BBCode on a device:
FLExplorer for Flickr at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flexplorer-for-flickr/id444428299?mt=8
I have not tried that app.
Is photo storage really and issue with our hosting provider or this forum? 325kb is far too small, and I should not have to go to another site or app to post a link. If we want this forum to be the “GoTo” place then we need to be able to easily upload from a mobile device like an iPhone or iPad.
What can we do to change?
When you make the move to AWS, can we up this 325kb limit? I think we need to look for ways for people to post photos directly from mobile devices and not being forced to use another app or service to get a link.
I cant imagine that we are up against storage limits given the numerous hosting options out there. Is there a problem with hosting photos?
My canon 7d produces 5184x3486 JPEG images that are 6.6 MB in size. To provide a reasonable download for most of the members, cutting that in size to 25% in both directions gives 412 MB at fine resolution. Medium resolution is much smaller. That’s the reason for 325 KB.
There really is no reason to require readers to download MB of imagery for a post. While I could set up an alternate hosting site for people to upload images, it seems much easier and flexible to allow people to use what they want to use.
You can post images from your blog, as an example:
Well we still need to account for iOS and mobile users. As you indicated, the Flickr solution doesn’t work for folks like me and others. The world is changing and many dont have windows anymore, so what do we do?
I don't know what Flickr is and don't know what "BBcode" is!
So, I do not know how to post photos on this site.
Also, it infuriates me when some one does post on any email application a single photo needing multi-megabytes if bandwidth because it is un needed and unnecessary. You are not going to enlarge those photos to 11" X 17", but seem too lazy to downsize them before posting.
I have just learned how to print photos from my Android stupid smart phone, I go to the photo and select share and email and then I enter my email address and then it gives me 3 choices on downsizing and I select small. I then hit send and then I receive it on my desktop computer and download the jpeg image which shows up at about 286 KB instead of 20 MB. Then, I can print it on my connected printer from Windows Photo Viewer.
But, I do not know how to post on this ISC site a photo without having Brian do it. As a result, I rarely try to include a photo in my posts no matter if I have a good one to illustrate whatever point I am trying to make.
I do not own an iOP device and have no intention of ever owning one. I won't enrich Apple but don't really want to enrich Google (Android) either, but seems the lesser evil to me.
Very soon, the size of the photos allowed on the Stinson Club Forum will be radically increased.
You did not comment on my lack of knowledge and lack of interest in FLICKR. Like I said, I don't know what it is and really don't want to add another level of confusion to my brain.
But, I would really like to sometimes post a photo on this site without having to go through a 3rd party or program. My photos are in jpg format and I store them that way in my hard drive and usually are in the less than 500 KB range in size.
I just re-read some of the comments above. I just do not understand why anyone thinks the 325 KB limitation is a problem except that they don't know how to reduce the size of the images to a reasonable level. Again, the main purpose of posting photos here is to illustrate a technical point usually and it sure does not need a wet process photographic detail/resolution. Less than 500 KB is perfectly reasonable for photos on this site and any higher is a total waste of memory, bandwidth, or whatever.
I didn't comment here. But during the thanksgiving week, I moved the forum to a new server. That allowed me to up the size of the photos that can be used as attachments to around 6 MB.
So you should be able to use the attachment button, or just drag and drop the photo into the message now. I don't think I have ever seen one of your photos be above 6 MB. 🙂
Give it a try please.
I still do not know what flicker is?
But, I do see the attachments at the bottom of this page. I will try adding a photo. I shoot most of my photos with a Nikon CoolPix with resolution setting either at VGA or PC (1024X768). That is adequate resolution for most anything I do and it does not waste memory card space nor hard drive space nor bandwidth if I email them
I have tried to attach a couple of photos here, first one is my Stinson at my hangar here in TX. It is 223 KB and perfectly adequate for the purpose.
The second one is one of the largest I will ever post. It is 730 KB and I was after a little more detail This is the ignition harness attach area of a Bendix mag from my Mooney. As you can see, a crack in one of the terminal towers has been sparking to the metal case and eroding it. My Stinson with the O-360 uses the same magneto as the Mooney.
This will be a test to see if it works.