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How to Post Photos With Built-In Magnification (Google Drive)

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How to Post Photos With Built-In Magnification (Google Drive)
Posted by Harrison on Monday, February 7, 2022 11:03 AM

Hello all, I've received many requests on how I post my photos with magnification. Below you can see how, from start to finish.

1. Create a dedicated folder in google drive. I called mine "NCT"

 2. Turn on "Link Sharing" for the folder.

 3. Upload your photo to the folder, click on it, and click "Open in New Window".

 4. In the new window, click on "Embed Item"

 5. In a forum post, click on "Source Code".

 6. Paste your copied embed code here!

 And that's it. No one will ever understand how confusing it was for me to make this tutorial with screenshots while actually doing the tutorial to get the photos on the forum... Laugh

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, February 7, 2022 11:15 AM

Harrison
No one will ever understand how confusing it was for me to make this tutorial with screenshots while actually doing the tutorial to get the photos on the forum.

Probably not, but the step-by-step was extremely well put together. I am sure many people in here will appreciate this help.

Thank you for doing this.

Yes

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Posted by jjdamnit on Monday, February 7, 2022 12:37 PM

Hello All,

Great work on the tutorial.

When I get a chance I will try to post photos.

Thank you again for your hard work!

Hope this helps.

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Posted by dti406 on Monday, February 7, 2022 1:27 PM

Harrison, 

I don't know what causes it but your posts cause your messages to lock up my Iphone along with them being too wide for the screen so I cannot read them. By the way you are not alone with the messages being to wide there are a couple of others that have the same problem but they don't lock up the IPhon.

Rick Jesionowski 

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Posted by Little Timmy on Monday, February 7, 2022 5:38 PM

Harrison, 

Your pictures also lock up my phone. (Can't scroll )

I always have to go back to a previous page, just to get back into the forum. This also happens when I view your pictures in weekend photo fun.

Not mad at you , just tecke knowlogee. I can see pictures if I scroll fast enough.

 

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Posted by OldEngineman on Monday, February 7, 2022 10:25 PM

My opinion only, but I find the photos you post with "built in magnification" quite annoying to view. The image "jumps around" too much for my taste.

I'd prefer an image that I could just right-click on and "open in a new window" to view full size.

Again, my opinion only.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, February 7, 2022 10:27 PM

Hi Harrison!

Thank you so much for that excellent tutorial on how you post your pictures!! I'm used to doing it the old way by using Imgur or Photobucket, but I will definitely explore your method.

Cheers!!

Dave

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Posted by Harrison on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 9:44 AM

OldEngineman

My opinion only, but I find the photos you post with "built in magnification" quite annoying to view. The image "jumps around" too much for my taste.

I'd prefer an image that I could just right-click on and "open in a new window" to view full size.

Again, my opinion only.

 

I appreciate everyone's opinions, but the only reason I made this tutorial was for the folk who specifically requested it. I only use this method because I find it very easy to upload photos from any device, anywhere, and I have unlimited Drive storage through my school. Otherwise, disregard this...

Harrison

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:42 PM

Thanks Harrison,  I was one of a few that wanted to know how you did this. Yes

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Posted by SpringStreet on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:55 AM

Thanks very much Harrison for showing how to do this.

Regarding the problem of screens getting locked, unable to scroll, etc.:

I've encountered this on other websites (even major newspapers) when viewing an image that in some way is interactive (e.g., click to enlarge, click the state on the map to see its data, etc.). At least in my experience it's partly a device dependent problem--in the case of Harrison's photos, some devices work fine, others seem to lock up if I try to swipe the image to move up or down the thread. 

But: if you can see the slightest bit of margin around the image (sides, top or bottom), swiping in the margin area, and not the image, works well, at least for me. So it seems it's not really the entire page that is locked and unable to scroll, but rather that scrolling doesn't work if attempted from within the image itself. But if the image covers the entire screen, as reported by some, then the problem remains, as there's no margin in which to swipe. 

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Posted by kasskaboose on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:36 PM

Fantastic and huge help!  Gotta bookmark this tutorial. 

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, May 7, 2023 6:49 PM

kasskaboose
Fantastic and huge help!  Gotta bookmark this tutorial.

This has just been linked from another thread.  In Opera on a Mac running OS 10.11.6, all I get for the how-to images is "Image Not Located".

If Drive has in fact lost the tutorial, please fix it up.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, May 7, 2023 10:10 PM

I've been with photobucket for quite a few years, and if I post pictures on this site, all the viewer needs to do is right-click on the image to enlarge it, although it won't fill the screen.

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Posted by crossthedog on Monday, May 8, 2023 9:50 AM

I appreciate the effort, Harrison, but for me every single one of the photos in your tutorial is a blank Google square that says "Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist. Make sure that you have the correct URL and the file exists." Did you remove the tutorial photos?

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Posted by jjdamnit on Monday, May 8, 2023 3:01 PM

Hello All,

That was my repost.

Apparently, Harrison has moved over to Trains.com and has not posted on the MR forums since December 24, 2022.

When he posted the instructions on how to use a Google account he assured the forums that his Google account had unlimited storage.

His Youtube page lists his email as: .

Hope this helps.

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