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BradW's photo links on the Truck Camper Forum

BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II
Over the last 20 years I have posted 1,000's of photo links on the RV.net TC forum. Everything from how to disassemble a Rancho 9000 shock to vacation photos. All those photos were hosted on Fototime.com. I never had a single problem with Fototime in 20 years, but they are all gone now. A couple of weeks ago Fototime ceased operations for mostly unexplained reasons (possible due to the big French sever farm fire). So, if you are looking at one of my posts and the photo is "unavailable", it ain't RV.net and it ain't your computer; it's a broken photo link that will never come back. Sorry folks.
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Bert_the_Welder
Explorer II
Explorer II
Yep. Great photos too!
:h 1998 GMC 2500, 10.5 Okanagan, My better/smarter half, George and Finnegan(APBT), all I need.

AnEv942
Nomad
Nomad
Yup photos showing, links work...
01 Ford F250 4x4 DRW Diesel, 01 Elkhorn 9U
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joerg68
Nomad II
Nomad II
yes to all from here
(ios 14, Safari)
2014 Ford F350 XLT 6.2 SCLB + 2017 Northstar Arrow

BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II
Can y'all see both photos below and follow the link to the single photo and the link to the photo album?

SmugMug TC Photo Test





Single Photo Link Test

Photo Album Link Test
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mbloof
Explorer
Explorer
BradW wrote:
mbloof wrote:
years ago Flickr removed its photo link sharing buttons as they did not like hosting images on its servers that also did not generate advertisement $$$. They would really like people to actually go to THEIR site to view images stored there.


I really don't like that.....I dont like that alot. Flickr removed a working tool that their PAYING customers were using to make their own life more profitable? Total BS in my opinion. I'm going to take another look at Imgur.


I don't much care for it ether. While when they removed the button I came up with a fairly easy work around (as posted above earlier) I've long since decided to have all my images stored locally (with cloud backup) and just use Flickr for a small collection of images that I share on websites such as this one.

Sadly the underlying issue with online image storage is not so much the cost of storing it but the cost of the bandwidth to serve up those images around the world. Simply embedding a linked image in a very popular web page can generate tons of traffic for the server hosting the image!

Have you checked out the costs of server hosting lately?


- Mark0.

BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II
mbloof wrote:
years ago Flickr removed its photo link sharing buttons as they did not like hosting images on its servers that also did not generate advertisement $$$. They would really like people to actually go to THEIR site to view images stored there.


I really don't like that.....I dont like that alot. Flickr removed a working tool that their PAYING customers were using to make their own life more profitable? Total BS in my opinion. I'm going to take another look at Imgur.
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mbloof
Explorer
Explorer
What I do:

- log onto my flickr account and navigate to photostream
- click on picture I'd like to share elsewhere
- the picture will display and on the bottom right corner there is a down arrow with a line under it, clicking there will make a popup of image sizes, select view all sizes
, "
- for me it will display 12 different size links, "medium 500" works well for rvnet, click on that one

- when the picture displays hover over it and right click with your mouse and select "copy image location"

- then simply paste (control V) into the photo link dialog on rvnet.


years ago Flickr removed its photo link sharing buttons as they did not like hosting images on its servers that also did not generate advertisement $$$. They would really like people to actually go to THEIR site to view images stored there.


Done.


- Mark0.

BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II
AnEv942 wrote:
Did you start an account on flickr or free trail?

Flickr (which now owned by Smugmug, acquired financially troubled Flickr awhile back). They surprisingly One of the things that attracted me to smugmug is part of the url contains original file name, easier to relocate. Seems easier to get different share links, though bbcode copy/pastes picture, its also makes it clickable to album so usually strip out url string.


I'm trying the free Flickr and I think I can live with it. But after reading your post, I'm going to try Smugmug before comitting to Flickr Pro. Thanks, Brad
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BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II
ORbiker wrote:
It's not the fastest way to do it, but I use the share photo button. Up pops a link. I select BBCode and the correct size. Then I copy the link, I post the link directly to the posting page.
Then I cut off all before and after img.


It took me a while to figure the "cut off all before and after img" part. The user should not have to do that. There should be a "Direct URL Link" option. I'm going to make that suggestion to Flickr.

So, I will be upgrading to the $60/yr version of Flickr soon and see how it goes.
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AnEv942
Nomad
Nomad
Losing a picture hosting site and association with past posts with no way easy way to recover is tragic. The amount of shared info that has been lost cannot be replaced.

Did you start an account on flickr or free trail?
I'm currently using smugmug which is 7 monthly or 55 annually, no free accounts. I have duplicate free account with Imgur. Both of these mirror original photobucket account, which most have heard that story.
Fortunately photobucket changed thier policy and older pictures at least show, likely temporary (unless like many account was deleted in response to pb fiasco). I look at thier attempt to regain trust like someone jumping off a cliff and trying to swim back to the ledge.
Thankful old photos show but do not use to post new pictures.
Some of my older posts where thread wasn't locked Ive update urls- older locked threads show until photobucket closes.

Flickr (which now owned by Smugmug, acquired financially troubled Flickr awhile back) is 7 monthly or 60 annually. They surprisingly still offer free hosting service.
Either service offers trial period to check features which are simular. One of the things that attracted me to smugmug is part of the url contains original file name, easier to relocate.
Seems easier to get different share links, though bbcode copy/pastes picture, its also makes it clickable to album so usually strip out url string.

Issue obviously is on forum posts if host site is changed (site closes) the linked photo url needs to be changed. On older locked threads that's impossible, and threads that are not locked, it to say the least painful to update the picture urls.


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ORbiker
Explorer
Explorer
BradW wrote:
ORbiker wrote:
I can't see the upper images, but the album is great.


I can't see them either. I'm still learnin' Flickr. It seems a lot more professional/modern than Fototime. But there are some differences that I will have to get used to. I can't figure out an easy/quick way to copy a direct URL link to a specific photo on Flickr. I can create a link, but I then have to edit out +20 some odd additional characters to get down to the correct direct link to just the photo. Me still learnin'.

Colorado is always great. We were there 10-20 Sept 2020. Aspens were about 80% when we left for Moab.


It's not the fastest way to do it, but I use the share photo button. Up pops a link. I select BBCode and the correct size. Then I copy the link,
I post the link directly to the posting page.

DSC00201 by Ken Coen, on Flickr

Then I cut off all before and after img.



KEN
Backpacker and tent camper all my life. Motorcycle trips with a tent too 1978 to Present. 2016 Grand Design 380TH as of 10-29-2015. Now a New 2018 374TH-R Solitude as of 3-16-19. 10-19-18-traded truck for a 2016 Ram 3500 DRW Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 Long Box.

BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II
ORbiker wrote:
I can't see the upper images, but the album is great.


I can't see them either. I'm still learnin' Flickr. It seems a lot more professional/modern than Fototime. But there are some differences that I will have to get used to. I can't figure out an easy/quick way to copy a direct URL link to a specific photo on Flickr. I can create a link, but I then have to edit out +20 some odd additional characters to get down to the correct direct link to just the photo. Me still learnin'.

Colorado is always great. We were there 10-20 Sept 2020. Aspens were about 80% when we left for Moab.
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ORbiker
Explorer
Explorer
BradW wrote:







Flickr Album Link Test


I can't see the upper images, but the album is great.
The Colorado elevation must not have bothered you.

My wife and I took the Road King to Colorado from Oregon for a 2 week road trip in late sept. The leaves were changing colors in the higher elevations.
KEN
Backpacker and tent camper all my life. Motorcycle trips with a tent too 1978 to Present. 2016 Grand Design 380TH as of 10-29-2015. Now a New 2018 374TH-R Solitude as of 3-16-19. 10-19-18-traded truck for a 2016 Ram 3500 DRW Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 Long Box.

BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II


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