Help Adding Images to Forum Posts

Help Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by SierraNevallagash, Aug 1, 2019.

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  1. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Scroll down to the bold text to skip my preface and get strait to the main question.

    I really did not want to create a post for this, but it seems i uave exhausted all of my options.
    Since I have been a member of BA, I have used Imgur to upload direct image links. A kind and helpful BA showed me how to do it, and it has been the only method I've been aware of. Imgur just changed their policy and no longer allows the use of the mobile site to upload images and get direct links. I downloaded thw app, and can't seem to find this option here either. I am not terribly technologically adept, and I cannot for the life of me figure out an equivalent to the old imgur direct image link option that worked perfectly.

    What can I do to upload direct image links to BeerAdvocate, so I can continue to share photos? I have tried a few options, which only uploads a tiny little square that says "img" with no actual image showing up. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you,

    Cheers.
     
  2. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,017) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    I'm using postimage, which I'm quite happy with, not sure how well it works from mobile devices though. Use the 7th link from the top and simply cut off the advertisement line that is sometimes added to the link manually.
     
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  3. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Pooh-Bah (2,535) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    I second post image. Just copy the hotlink for forums. I previously used imgur and was having troubles with it. Post image works great and is easy. I use my phone 100% of the time to view BA and post images.
     
  4. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Grand Pooh-Bah (3,740) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    On the Imgur app after you upload the photos it will appear in your gallery. Your photo gallery is the link at the bottom right that looks like a person. From your gallery click on the image and the share icon will also be the one on the bottom right. Copy the code and paste.
     
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  5. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    Imgur, been using for a good while now, never had an issue and always easy.

    Cheers
     
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  6. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Thank you so much. That was so much easier than I feared it would be. You've saved the day. Thank you!
     
  7. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    I kept trying to do that, but it only gives me this, which doesn't seem to be a direct image link
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  8. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    If you use the direct image link it should work.
     
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  9. bbtkd

    bbtkd Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,326) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    After trying or using others and having them go under or place severe restrictions, I opted for the paid service DropBox. I use it for all of my pictures, not just beer postings. Pretty slick - I take a picture on my phone, share it to DropBox, go to my laptop where it already shows up, edit it if needed (crop and rotate usually), copy a link from Windows Explorer, and paste it into the picture URL. I can have a picture online within 90 seconds if I don't need to edit it. I have posted directly from my phone, but that takes a little longer since image editing is more challenging. Like everything, when it comes to image hosting, you get what you pay for.
     
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  10. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Savant (1,175) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
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    On my iPad, I tap the Share button and then Copy Link and it works fine. Not sure what your issue is. Sorry for the “non” answer.
     
  11. Scrapss

    Scrapss Pooh-Bah (2,220) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I have done nothing but edit from an android/google photos app and postimage recently and it works swimmingly.
     
  12. TheGent

    TheGent Grand Pooh-Bah (4,201) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I like this better than Imgur. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Grand Pooh-Bah (3,708) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Thanks for this.

    After the changes to Imgur, I can’t get it to work right anymore. This one is so much easier anyway. Yay!
     
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  14. nc41

    nc41 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Yep, I tried photobucket and I could never figure that out.
     
  15. officerbill

    officerbill Pooh-Bah (2,228) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    There's not an app so you have to use a browser; otherwise, it works very well on a phone. I especially like that it will automatically resize your photo.
     
  16. ovaltine

    ovaltine Grand Pooh-Bah (5,923) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I’ve used Imgur for 5 years or so. It’s fast AND easy once you determine the correct buttons to select. I actually prefer the App now to the website - I can fly through it, even with no WiFi (though if I have a 3G signal, it’s flying in a biplane powered by a bicycle going down a BIIIIIG hill to get airborne).
     
  17. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Grand Pooh-Bah (3,740) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I've been using the app for a few months and agree with the ease of use.

    For years I used Flickr which was decent but I had to be at a computer to copy and paste the link which was extra work. I also have Photobucket which is equally easy to use but stamps your image with their watermark.
     
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  18. jhavs

    jhavs Grand Pooh-Bah (3,551) Apr 16, 2015 New York
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    Imgur app for me. Very easy, no issues.
     
  19. Scrapss

    Scrapss Pooh-Bah (2,220) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Since @tolar111 asked for me to look at the damage on another thread, I wrote up this nice little tutorial for Firefox/Android

    If you want me to do the iPhone version of this with the Apple methods, let me know. I have an iPhone sitting here I can do all this for too.


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    After Choosing an image in your image gallery...

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    Scroll down on this page to reveal the following information:


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    Now you can annotate with text and post a nice beer pic.
     
    #19 Scrapss, Aug 2, 2019
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  20. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,017) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    I'm not sure if this is a mobile device issue, but on desktop it's actually much easier to simply copy and paste the "Hotlink for forums" directly into the message.

    The only thing to keep in mind is that postimage will sometimes add an advertisement link to that, which can easily be cut off by simply manually copying the image link only though, ending in "[/img][/url]".
     
    #20 Snowcrash000, Aug 2, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2019
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