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What is the Secret to Posting Photos on this Site

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What is the Secret to Posting Photos on this Site
Posted by EIS2 on Saturday, November 3, 2018 2:41 PM

I followed Bob Keller's "How to post photos" thread.  I resized the image to 91KB.  I placed the photo in my Dropbox and created a public link to the photo and put the URL in the source box, but all I get is a question mark for the photo.  What else do I have to do to get the photo to show.  

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 3, 2018 6:24 PM

There are many funny little things happening with the share sites. For example, Becky walked me through how to post from Flickr. It worked that one time only. I have followed the same instructions again, but it will not post.

So far, Shutterfly has worked well for me nearly 100% of the time. I am using an IPad mini 4, and this combination works well for me, but can't say it will work across the board for everyone 'S individual computers.

I think there are compatibility issues with the different operating systems, and how they interact with the share sites.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:52 PM

EIS2
...What else do I have to do to get the photo to show.

That all sounds very complicated.

Just upload your picture you want to embed to www.tinypic.com.
-Click on the "view full size image" link at tinypic.
-Click on the image.
-Copy the URL.
-Click on the photo icon:

-Paste the url & click OK in the dialog box.

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Posted by phrankenstign on Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:52 PM

If you can type the link address of just your picture in your browser and see it, then putting that exact same address in the "Insert/edit image" button should work.

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Posted by EIS2 on Sunday, November 4, 2018 9:17 PM

Yes, when I paste the link in my browser window, the picture shows up.

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Posted by webenda on Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:58 PM

Nice scene EIS2. Smile

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Posted by webenda on Sunday, November 4, 2018 11:05 PM

EIS2, F.Y.I., I used Flickr to host your image and BB Code (one of the formates Flickr offers for image sharing) to post it.

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Posted by EIS2 on Saturday, November 10, 2018 6:39 AM

webenda

Nice scene EIS2. Smile

 

 

That is very interesting that you could get the photo, but this website could not.  I wondered how you were able to get the photo so I went to the post and clicked the 'question mark' and the photo showed up on another website.  BTW, I have used that exact same technique (posting a public link to a photo in Dropbox) before and it worked fine.  I don't know why it didn't work this time.

Anyway, here is the reason I wanted to post the picture:

I intended to paint snow covered hills with a slate blue sky for a backdrop for my Christmas village scene.  I carried the backdrop into the house upside down and discovered that it actually looks better upside down.  Now it looks like mountains with snow clouds.  Some folks probably intentionally paint things that can be viewed either right side up or upside down.  I suspect i am the first one to do it accidentally.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, November 10, 2018 6:46 PM

A happy accident!  Gotta love it!  Big SmileThumbs Up  I agree, thney look like misty mountains and give the layout a distinct feel!  Big Smile

Trains, trains, wonderful trains.  The more you get, the more you toot!  Big Smile

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