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Roy vd M.

Brief guide to using Flickr

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Right, I seem to have figured it out.

Instead of copying the link into the 'insert image from URL' box I just paste it directly into this dialogue box and it appears as a link first then converts to the image almost instantly but how do I check the image is the right size for this forum to check I am doing it right.

Also, for my sanity, why does the usual method of using the' insert other media' button not work :angry:

Cheers

Gary

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59 minutes ago, Head in the clouds. said:

Hi Guys

I knew this would happen, I try what has been suggested here and all that happens is when I paste the URL into the insert URL box it spins for a second then goes red and nothing happens.

This just sums up me and electronic devices, any suggestions please.

Thanks

Gary.

Hello,Gary - I'm in exactly the same boat and share your sentiments,My Friend.My latest build is ready for the finishing paint process and I hope to have the photo - posting problem resolved by then!?😳 Good luck.

All the very best,Paul.😉👍

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@Head in the clouds. Correct, you just use the dialog box to enter your image hyperlink. 

 

For image size I usually use the smallest of the three 'large' options. If you have a computer screen of very high resolution, that size still shows decent quality whereas it will always be displayed correctly for smaller-resolution screens. If necessary, it will be automatically reduced. 

 

4 hours ago, Head in the clouds. said:

Also, for my sanity, why does the usual method of using the' insert other media' button not work

 

I think that's due to a forum software update of some months ago. The new method may take a bit of getting used to, but is faster and user-friendlier when you've gotten the hang of it. Not only can you simply enter an image link by just copying and pasting it into the dialog box, the same applies with Youtube videos. Just copy the video link and paste it into the dialog box: the video will be displayed within the new post. 

 

3 hours ago, mcdonnell said:

Hello,Gary - I'm in exactly the same boat and share your sentiments,My Friend.My latest build is ready for the finishing paint process and I hope to have the photo - posting problem resolved by then!?😳 Good luck.

All the very best,Paul.😉👍

 

Hope the above solves your problem. If any issues remain, feel free to describe them in this topic or send me a PM. 

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8 hours ago, Roy vd M. said:

@Head in the clouds. Correct, you just use the dialog box to enter your image hyperlink. 

 

For image size I usually use the smallest of the three 'large' options. If you have a computer screen of very high resolution, that size still shows decent quality whereas it will always be displayed correctly for smaller-resolution screens. If necessary, it will be automatically reduced. 

 

 

I think that's due to a forum software update of some months ago. The new method may take a bit of getting used to, but is faster and user-friendlier when you've gotten the hang of it. Not only can you simply enter an image link by just copying and pasting it into the dialog box, the same applies with Youtube videos. Just copy the video link and paste it into the dialog box: the video will be displayed within the new post. 

 

 

Hope the above solves your problem. If any issues remain, feel free to describe them in this topic or send me a PM. 

Hello and many thanks,Roy. I admit to be 'seriously lacking' in computer skills and expertise.I only use an 'iPad' and hope that this will be adequate.

😉👍 All the very best,Paul.

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Hi everyone, just checking to see if I can download an image from Flickr.

 

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Success! More to come.

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I use the Flickr app on my iPad. I simply cannot find any way to access an individual photo's URL from it. If someone has an insight into what I'm doing wrong, I'd very much appreciate it.

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On 12/08/2017 at 4:17 PM, MDriskill said:

I use the Flickr app on my iPad. I simply cannot find any way to access an individual photo's URL from it. If someone has an insight into what I'm doing wrong, I'd very much appreciate it.

Hello,MDriskill - I'm in just the same position as your goodself.All was fine in using PhotoBucket before they became greedy so surely there must be a way somehow to be able to use Flickr.I'll follow your post eagerly and hope we can learn and benefit from it.

😉👍 All the very best,Paul.

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Hi all. I mostly use an iPad for posting photos. Currently (until Flickr changes something) the easiest way to get a photo from Flickr to Britmodeller (assuming you have successfully uploaded photos from your iPad to Flickr) is to tap on the image in your photostream that you want to transfer to BM. This will bring up the individual photo - screenshot of the individual photo after tapping on it in my photostream from my iPad:

IMG_9857

I am currently doing this through Safari so I don't know if it will work though other browsers but I assume so. 

 

Then tap tap lightly on the address bar at the top where there is the lock image and flickr.com:

IMG_9858

 

The page should change to this with the full address for the photo appearing highlighted in the bar:

IMG_9859

 

Next tap lightly on the highlighted address and the Cut/Copy/Paste/Paste and Go dialogue box should appear:

IMG_9860

 

Tap on Copy and then go to the place on Britmodeller you want to paste it - either in a Reply box or Start New Topic box. 

Next get the blue flashing cursor in the place on the page you want the photo to appear - usually somewhere on the left side of the page - ideally not after text. This dialogue strip should appear:

IMG_9861

 

Tap on Paste and the photo's address should appear briefly before changing into your chosen photo:

IMG_9692

 

Finally click on the X that appears on the bottom of the Britmodeller text box so the image isn't changed to only the link text.

 

Now there may be variations depending on whether you have the same version of Safari as I have but, hopefully, the above may be of some use to new Flickr users.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

Edited by PlaStix

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On 12/08/2017 at 16:17, MDriskill said:

I use the Flickr app on my iPad. I simply cannot find any way to access an individual photo's URL from it. If someone has an insight into what I'm doing wrong, I'd very much appreciate it.

If your using the Flickr app for your iPad it should be easy. 

I use Flickr through my iPhone.

 

basically  click the image you want to find the URL of 

 

at the bottom of your screen it should give you 4 options 

 

1 ) ✏️ 

2) 💬 

3) ℹ️ 

4) ⤴️ 

 

Hit the arrow to forward the image and it should just come up with a (copy URL) button. 

 

The app makes it so much easier 

 

however I have found uploads incredibly slow recently!

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23 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi all. I mostly use an iPad for posting photos. Currently (until Flickr changes something) the easiest way to get a photo from Flickr to Britmodeller (assuming you have successfully uploaded photos from your iPad to Flickr) is to tap on the image in your photostream that you want to transfer to BM. This will bring up the individual photo - screenshot of the individual photo after tapping on it in my photostream from my iPad:

IMG_9857

I am currently doing this through Safari so I don't know if it will work though other browsers but I assume so. 

 

Then tap tap lightly on the address bar at the top where there is the lock image and flickr.com:

IMG_9858

 

The page should change to this with the full address for the photo appearing highlighted in the bar:

IMG_9859

 

Next tap lightly on the highlighted address and the Cut/Copy/Paste/Paste and Go dialogue box should appear:

IMG_9860

 

Tap on Copy and then go to the place on Britmodeller you want to paste it - either in a Reply box or Start New Topic box. 

Next get the blue flashing cursor in the place on the page you want the photo to appear - usually somewhere on the left side of the page - ideally not after text. This dialogue strip should appear:

IMG_9861

 

Tap on Paste and the photo's address should appear briefly before changing into your chosen photo:

IMG_9692

 

Finally click on the X that appears on the bottom of the Britmodeller text box so the image isn't changed to only the link text.

 

Now there may be variations depending on whether you have the same version of Safari as I have but, hopefully, the above may be of some use to new Flickr users.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

 

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Impressive photos of impressive models! Looking forward to seeing more.

Kind regards,

Stix

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2 minutes ago, PlaStix said:

Impressive photos of impressive models! Looking forward to seeing more.

Kind regards,

Stix

Please accept my sincerest thanks and appreciation,Dear Stix.Your kind and invaluable assistance and direction has enabled me to overcome what was,to me,a baffling obstacle.I just need to get some models built now!!😉👍All the very best,Paul.

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Hi Folks

Thanks for the info to date most informative..

 

I have a question perhaps some one could point me in the right direction 

 

I'm using windows 10 on a laptop, so far no problems with loading pics and linking them.

What I would like to do is have multiple albums within one header album.

i.e. HMS BM containing sub folders hull, armament, superstructure etc,

 

Any help would be appreciated

 

Kev

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