Help Adding Images to Forum Posts

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

  1. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (3,141) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    @Bitterbill hallefrickinlujah, thank you! I've been trying for too long to get imgur to work, no luck at all.
     
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  2. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Yep. That's what I use.
     
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  3. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    The box you type a reply into, whether a quote or straight reply. Paste the copied link right into the body.
     
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  4. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,230) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Well that will save a step. Thanks.
     
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  5. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Before you post the reply you'll only see the copied code, but the pic will show up once you click.
     
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  6. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Little IMGUR test...
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    BBCode copied and pasted into the reply window.

    [​IMG]
    Direct Link copied and pasted into the tool bar "image" tool.
     
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  7. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,195) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    I like using the image tool because the image shows up while I am still in the reply box. IOW, I don't have to wait until I post to see the image. Conservation of clicks is pretty low on my list of concerns.

    For all the gripes about imgur, I've rarely had issues with it. But, then, I use my computer, not my phone for posting.

    (Curmudgeonly comment: I've never understood the fascination some have for using tools for tasks they are inadequately designed for. Just because you have a screw driver in your hand does not mean you should use it to drive tent stakes into the ground.) :sunglasses::wink:
     
  8. riptorn

    riptorn Devotee (448) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    When composing a post one can click More Options then click Preview. The image(s) will be displayed in the Preview.
     
  9. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Never seen that -- I'll look for it...

    *And I don't see it -- is this only on a mobile device, or maybe on certain browsers? I use a Mac and Firefox for my desktop. My phone is Android with Google apps.

    *Nevermind -- I was looking up, not down.
     
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  10. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,195) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Yes, I know that. But the image tool previews the image directly.
     
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  11. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,195) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    On my PC, it is a light gray button to the right of the "Post Reply" button.
     
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  12. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    See edit -- it was easy to see when I went to hit "reply."

    And after 17 years -- that may be the first time I've ever actually seen that option! :grin:
     
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  13. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,195) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Yeah... cross posting in real time! :+1:
     
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  14. riptorn

    riptorn Devotee (448) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    Although I quoted your post in my previous reply, the info relayed was mainly for the benefit of those who weren't aware of the other way to skin the cat, just as I wasn't aware of the BBCode option. :slight_smile:
     
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  15. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Meyvn (1,358) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    Yeah. Here. Didn't know it had that name. :wink:
     
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  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,879) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    So glad to help, so easy to use. Even a caveman could do it.

    Edit: I think that I started using it was because of @cavedave .
     
    #136 Bitterbill, Nov 15, 2020
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  17. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,230) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    That's probably not the name most people would use but that's what I came up with when I composed my question. It would be nice if there was an obvious name for it so that no one would be confused when the real name is used.
     
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  18. defunksta

    defunksta Meyvn (1,137) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    There should be an easier way. I still have to go through Imgur as well
     
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  19. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,230) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Maybe if Untappd has deep enough pockets so that its users can directly upload uncropped, large-byte pics to that platform that they'll make changes for BA to do the same. :grin::+1:
     
  20. BillAfromSoCal

    BillAfromSoCal Disciple (361) Aug 24, 2020 California

    I have not read the 100+ posts above, but this sequence for IMGUR always works for my on my laptop running Windows 10:
    1. Open your account on IMGUR
    2. select the "new post" button at upper left
    3. drag your photo file to the field that says "drop images here"
    4. select your account icon at upper right (next the the button that says "support IMGUR")
    5. Select "Images" from the dropdown list
    6. click on the image you want to post
    7. find "direct link" from the list of options and hit the "copy" button.
    8. go to your BA post and select the photo icon.
    9. paste the link in and the image should appear.
     
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  21. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,195) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Almost identical to what I do.
    1. Open your account on IMGUR
    2. select "images" in the drop down under your account (upper right)
    3. drag your photo file to the field that says "drop images here"
    4. Once it loads, click on the image you want to post
    5. find "direct link" from the list of options and hit the "copy" button.
    6. go to your BA post and select the photo icon.
    7. paste the link in and the image should appear.
     
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  22. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (354) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

  23. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (460) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    My vote for thread of the year 2020.
     
  24. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,195) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    If someone posts an image that does not show up for me (like yours), 9 times out of 10 it is postimage. (The other 10% is people trying to use Google photos.)
     
  25. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    What did IMGUR do to the head of that beer?! :grin:
     
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  26. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Weird, I see it in the original post AND your reply. :thinking_face:
     
  27. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Meyvn (1,358) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    Or :
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    Or FaceBook . Either because of privacy settings, or because Facebook Fence is on, which prevents the FaceBorg from tracking.
     
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  28. BillAfromSoCal

    BillAfromSoCal Disciple (361) Aug 24, 2020 California

    I think we are brothers from different mothers. Your statement reminds me of another saying seemingly applicable to phones: "When the only tool you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail".
     
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  29. guzzleacoldone

    guzzleacoldone Devotee (424) Feb 3, 2007 Ohio

  30. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,230) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    This thread is turning into a practice place.
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    It works! (BBCode)
     
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  31. Alain_villanueva

    Alain_villanueva Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2020 Mexico

    thats weird
     
  32. officerbill

    officerbill Champion (828) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    Yeah, I'm sure it will be integrated into the BA app :rolling_eyes:
     
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  33. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,185) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    What part?
     
  34. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    All of it, if you don't have an Untappd account. :grin:
     
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  35. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,185) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Well if that’s the case, wouldn’t you just stop reading after the first sentence? :laughing:
     
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  36. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,147) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I did originally, then the whole thread became controversial with the *weird* implications. :smile:
     
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  37. meliscious

    meliscious Initiate (57) Mar 11, 2021 Washington

    this is so smart
    Gonna sign up
    Been needing to get all my fave photos “backed up” and this is affordable too for personal use

    thanks!
    Cheers!
     
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  38. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (13,399) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    A tip for posting Dropbox pics on forum posts: when you copy the link from Windows Explorer or from the Dropbox app on your phone, and paste it into the image link box on BA, it ends with "dl=0", so replace that with "raw=1". The dl=0 causes it to go to a Dropbox preview screen rather than embedding the image like raw=1 does.
     
    #158 bbtkd, Apr 8, 2021
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  39. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,879) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Pay? Laws no!
     
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  40. meliscious

    meliscious Initiate (57) Mar 11, 2021 Washington


    Get ya
    But
    I’ll be able to upload all my digital photos from my laptop and iPhone. Access is from any internet connected device. Yep. better than a external hard drive fer sure. Laws YES!

    cheers,man!
     
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