Help Adding Images to Forum Posts

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

  1. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Disciple (395) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
    Trader

    I stopped using imgur because that happened even with the direct link. And the app messed up all the time. Clicking login and it just refreshes the page and brings me back to the login.
     
  2. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,960) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
    Society Trader

    I use imgur app on my phone (iPhone) and have zero issues. There are a few things that can make it not work correctly though (or not work as you want). When I upload I always select hidden in the drop down.
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    To get the link click on the image you want in your images.
    Click on it again and the background will turn black and an icon will appear on the bottom of the page. (share icon will not work).
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    Click on the 3 sided box with up arrow icon.
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    Click copy link and post on BA by clicking on the add image (mountain and sun) icon.
     
  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,359) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Society Trader

    No more Imgur for me.
    I use imgBB now. Pretty easy to use.
     
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  4. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Defender (629) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    Not trying to detract from people that have more important issues (i.e. problems uploading photos, whereas mine is just problems viewing them), buuuut...Anyone have any idea?
     
  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,359) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Curious as to which browser you are using.
     
  6. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Defender (629) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    It's a mobile issue, happening on my iphone. Just "standard" safari.
     
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  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,359) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Just curious again. What happens when you click on a pic that you can't see all of?
     
  8. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Defender (629) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
    Trader

    By all means, @Bitterbill :slight_smile:. Please and thank you.

    It tries to load imgur, but will not load the page.

    I'm being a bit pedantic, but...recall when you click an Imgur image, that what is supposed to happen is it is supposed to take you to imgur and view that picture on their website. When one of these images is too large for me to see, if I click that image, it takes me to imgur, but it will not load. It's effectively just a blank webpage that has the "imgur banner" at the top (the stripe), but it does not say anything, no photo, etc.
     
  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,359) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Society Trader

    https://smallbusiness.chron.com/fix-pictures-not-showing-up-safari-57033.html

    See if anything there helps. Good luck.
     
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  10. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (120) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    I get those gigantic photos at times as well. No idea.
     
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  11. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,776) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Society Trader

    Yall better be right...
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    Nope
     
  12. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,776) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Society Trader

    Anyone have tips on an android? I have no three sided box, my link button nets my previous post...
     
  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,830) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Testing from ImgBB
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    Used Direct Link from desktop. Will try from phone later today. Thanks @Bitterbill !
     
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  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,830) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Phone test
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  15. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,776) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    [​IMG] Imgbb test.....

    Wtf

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    Nailed it...
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  16. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,830) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Just an fyi- only one of them came through, if that was what you were going for.
     
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  17. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,776) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I chose a few different options. I just use the full html link and paste it in to my post instead of using the tool off the top of the post bar here if that makes sense.
     
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  18. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,776) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    And one more shot...


    For those not in the know posting off imugr the file needs to be entered as a media file.
     
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  19. colby600

    colby600 Defender (662) Mar 24, 2015 Connecticut
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    Post #42 is exactly how I've been doing it and works flawlessly. The bigger question is how does one post a video (music) as many have in WBAYDN.
     
  20. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,833) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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  21. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (3,319) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
    Moderator Society Trader

    Just find it on youtube and copy & paste the URL. Quite simple, actually :slight_smile:.
     
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  22. strohme2

    strohme2 Meyvn (1,040) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
    Trader

    My photo test
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  23. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,092) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
    Society Trader

    I've tried several times to get a 3rd party photo app to upload pics, and never really figured it out. I would love to join the WBYDN and NBS threads but not worth the hassle of all the steps. If its not just a quick copy/paste action, not interested.
     
  24. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,149) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    But it is a quick copy and paste. You just need to use the right image platform and permissions.
     
  25. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,272) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Keep in mind that many feel that pics are critical, but, one can still post in the threads you mention and we would welcome your doing so. I rarely post pics as I am an old fart who does not run around w his "smartphone" !

    That being said when i do post pics I use imgur. Copy and paste a direct link works for me from my PC

    Let's hear more from you and if pic posting questions we will try to help !
     
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  26. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (225) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan
    Trader

    Hi folks. I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm struggling to learn how to attach a picture in my posts. I upload my photos to my Google Drive after I resize them at resizeyourimage.com. I then make sure the pic is shareable. I then try to attach the pic's URL to the Image button that is located to the left of the Emoji button above the post I have creating on beer advocate.

    But my picture does not show after I hit the Create button for my post. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? I have read various Picture Help threads on beer advocate but nothing seems to help me. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
     
  27. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,938) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
    Society

    IDK anything about Google Drive, but is it possible that "shareable" is different from "public"?

    I can "share" pictures from Dropbox, for example, but I have to tell Dropbox who I am sharing with. Perhaps Google Drive is the same.
     
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  28. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,938) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
    Society

    Not from a PC. Use the "Direct Link" and enter that in the image button link.
     
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  29. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (787) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
    Society Trader

    1. Postimages.org
    2. Choose images
    3. Pick your size then head back to the home screen.
    4. Your pic should be up and say upload complete.
    5. Scroll down and copy "Hotlink for forums."
    6. Come here and paste the link in the body of your message.

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  30. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Zealot (583) Nov 16, 2007 New York

    Here's what I do -

    -drag the photo out of the photo app onto my desktop

    - Postimage.org - - (Choose Images)

    - select the photo from the desktop menu -- (uploading/upload complete)

    - copy the direct link from the url selections -

    - back to reply on your BA forum -

    -click the photo icon - [​IMG]

    - paste your copied url link in the window that pops up and click 'insert'

    - and there ya go -

    Cheers!
     
  31. dmtaylor

    dmtaylor Aspirant (235) Dec 30, 2003 Wisconsin

    I use Flickr. Fast and easy, especially on a desktop but also possible from phone when necessary. Like...

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  32. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (3,319) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
    Moderator Society Trader

    You can simply paste the hotlink for forums directly into your reply, which is much less hassle.
     
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  33. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,364) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  34. ichorNet

    ichorNet Meyvn (1,481) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    Wait, this is difficult for people?

    1. go to https://imgur.com/
    2. drag an image from your computer there
    3. right click image once it says "upload complete" and click "Copy image address"
    4. on BA forums, click the image button (it's to the right of the smiley icon above your post) and paste the address you copied from step 3; hit enter
    5. the image should now be in the post; continue as normal.
     
  35. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Meyvn (1,099) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
    Society Trader

    Wow. I forgot I even started this thread. This was when imgur stopped photo uploads to their mobile site, and I couldn't get the app to work. Some kind BAs walked me through Postimage.com, but I was dissatisfied with the image quality after a while. Imgur has been my go-to method for months now, and with a good Wi-Fi connection, can get a photo posted on BA in 60 seconds. Here, I'll illustrate for anyone who needs help.

    Directions:
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    Hopefully this will be of some help to anyone unsure of how to figure it out. It's very simple and effective once you get the hang of it.

    As for media, like music videos, just copy the link from YouTube, and paste it right into the body of text where you'd normally just type your post. It'll show up as a link only, but the media will embed and show up directly once you post.

    Good luck!
     
    #76 SierraNevallagash, Feb 9, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2020
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  36. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,359) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  37. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,324) Jun 18, 2010 New York
    Society

    Worked for me!
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  38. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (642) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

  39. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (642) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    for those with an iPhone X, i can't seem to get the imgur app to create a link that will post in a forum. I have the most recent iOS and imgur app. i tried @SierraNevallagash 's suggestion and it only posts the link to the image, the image doesn't display. if this is just an imgur thing, i can find something else but was curious because imgur worked well in the past. admittedly, i haven't posted much recently:smirk: the photo above was posted by a pc