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How do I embed photos

  • Biggill
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    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874151

    I’ve been trying to use google photos to do this but it never works. Anyone know how to use google photos to do this?

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874152

    And giffs for that matter.

    tangler
    Inactive
    Posts: 812
    #1874171

    Click the “img” button above, you’ll get a pop up that says paste the url of the image. That url has to end in .jpg or .png or .gif or some other file format that this site recognizes as an image. I think google photos can add other junk to the url sometimes so it might not be the best option for hosting. People also run into permission/sharing issues with google drive at times.

    In the past I created a google site and posted my images to a page there, which allowed me to get an actual url of the image. If it’s just sitting in your google photos within google drive it’s going to give you a goofy nonsense url that will get you to the photo but will not be recognized as an image by this site or others.

    BoatsHateMe
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    Between Pool 2 and Pool 4
    Posts: 736
    #1874180

    When embedding photos as opposed to posting a thumbnail, I use http://www.postimage.com

    Select 640x800for the best fitting size. After your photo loads there, scroll down and you will see a selection of links to copy for different types of formats. Select “hot links for forums” by clicking on the icon on the right of the link. It automatically copies when you select it. Paste into your text box and viola –

    Sharon
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    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1874188

    I have always wondered this too. So in order for embedded photos to show up right in your post (vs. the attached photos that you have to click on to view) you have to first upload your photos to a different website?

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874193

    Thanks guys. I’ll play around a little. One of the reasons I decided to get google photos is because I thought I could use it for this.

    eyeguy507
    Participant
    SE MN
    Posts: 3040
    #1874263

    i learned something new today! IT WORKS!

    in google photos right click and copy address
    this took up the whole screen!
    anyway hit img tab
    paste
    enter some description?
    then submit reply

    now I just need to get out fishing and post some fish porn!

    Gino
    Participant
    Grand rapids mn
    Posts: 1152
    #1874266

    attempt # 1

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874268

    Didn’t work.

    Test

    Gino
    Participant
    Grand rapids mn
    Posts: 1152
    #1874269

    last try

    Sharon
    Participant
    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1874270

    Let’s see how this works. Made some zucchini bread tonight!

    Denny O
    Participant
    Central IOWA
    Posts: 5308
    #1874271

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    Biggill
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    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874272

    Not working for me.

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874273

    Last hurrah

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
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    #1874274

    peace yay peace

    Denny O
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    Central IOWA
    Posts: 5308
    #1874275

    I resized the fish (original size was 159kb before I sent it to the “Postimage.org site) to 640×480 for message boards.
    The bacon size 1.72mb I didn’t.

    Sharon
    Participant
    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1874276

    Trying again!

    Denny O
    Participant
    Central IOWA
    Posts: 5308
    #1874277

    Uploaded a pic straight from my hard drive that was 5.84 mb no resizing

    Biggill
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    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874281

    I have a fruit phone. Not sure if that matters.

    Instead of using the google photos app I went to google photos in safari and held my finger on the pic until it gave me two options. Save image or copy. I chose copy. The link was huge. Not the same as the one you get when you generate a link through google photos.

    I pasted the link into the img popup and it worked.

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874282

    Buddy

    Denny O
    Participant
    Central IOWA
    Posts: 5308
    #1874284

    Hello there little man!

    How can I load a video?
    It will not allow a file larger than 25mb and no .avi

    Sharon
    Participant
    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1874286

    Try #3 with my zucchini bread!

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874289

    Homer

    Biggill
    Participant
    East Bethel, MN
    Posts: 10000
    #1874291

    Gifs work too.

    I googled gifs in safari. I held my finger on the gif until it gave me the same options. Save image or copy. I copied it and pasted it in the img popup and it worked too.

    Sharon
    Participant
    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1874293

    Alright I’m not getting this apparently LOL.

    Damn the Google!!

    Sharon
    Participant
    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1874296

    Trying a gif from Google.

    Sharon
    Participant
    Dakota County, MN
    Posts: 4119
    #1874298

    I give up.

    flame

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