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Posting photo revisited

 
 
Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 12:13 pm
To post a photo in Mac Mail one simply copy-pastes it, easy. However posting a photo in a forum, the link has to be in a universal form as found typically at a browser site. Several participants have suggested conversion methods as from Photobucket for instance as kindly described in a recent message from Dj for which fellas thanks much

.....but I am wondering whether (1) it's as easy as he says, (2) is it perfectly safe, and (3) for instance will it convert a link directly out of iPhoto

Thanks again guys
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 12:22 pm
@dalehileman,
1. Try it and let us know if it is as easy as he says.

2. Nothing on the internet is perfectly safe.

3. I don't know.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 12:29 pm
@Butrflynet,
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1. Try it and let us know if it is as easy as he says.
I've asked also my two sons But who are (almost goes without saying) much smarter than I, and if they go-ahead I will most certainly report back

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2. Nothing on the internet is perfectly safe.
That was my very first reaction while my excellent sons are much more leery than I in that respect. For instance they're horrified I'd use my right name

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3. I don't know.
They will I am sure whereupon I'll advise
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 01:30 pm
@dalehileman,
Photo's are not "uploaded" into A2K, they are not stored on this site. The photo's shown in various posts are merely redirected links to other web sites with photo's (like ImageShack.us).

It's very easy to link to a photo on the web as long as you have that photo's URL. The ease of uploading your photo to some other web site is purely dependent on what web site you use and their own internal mechanisms (generally it's very easy). And it's perfectly safe depending on which photo site you choose to use and what it's internal mechanisms are. None of this relates to A2K.

And creating links directly out of iPhoto will not work because your photo needs to be stored on the web somewhere and it needs to be accessible by URL.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 01:45 pm
@rosborne979,
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Photo's are not "uploaded" into A2K, they are not stored on this site……..merely redirected links to other web sites……...as long you have that photo's URL.
Yes Ros, I understand that, sorry if I wasn't clear. I need a method to instantly convert a photo link--say from iPhoto--to a form acceptable in a forum

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…...And it's perfectly safe depending on which photo site you choose to use and what it's internal mechanisms are.
I use iPhoto but I'd suppose the conversion wouldn't much depend upon which one prefers

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None of this relates to A2K.
No moreso than any other such forum

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….. iPhoto will not work because your photo needs to be stored on the web somewhere……..accessible by URL.
Yes, no, Ros, that's the exact problem

So long ago I'd been advised to use one such as Photobucket etc but wondering how difficult, how safe, or if even feasible

But the basic problem is Mac's intransigence, he makes everything in the editing realm as difficult as humanly possibly. If it were I, I'd have made any sort of photo link instantly and automatically converted to form acceptable eslewhere

Mac awards annual prizes to his editing programmers who can require the largest number of keystrokes to gain any objective or to increase the number of different inadvertent keystrokes to delete the user's work in progress
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 01:51 pm
@dalehileman,
photobucket is very easy, as for safe, i believe there are filters you can apply once you create your account, that allow only selected folks to view your photos, but i've not done this myself so don't quote me on it, once you upload a photo to photobucket, you are shown a choice formats directly under the phot0 in your album that allow you to post to various sites, one of those is the [img][/img] code used here, all you have to do is copy and paste it into your post
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 08:09 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
But the basic problem is Mac's intransigence, he makes everything in the editing realm as difficult as humanly possibly. If it were I, I'd have made any sort of photo link instantly and automatically converted to form acceptable eslewhere.

There are good reasons why iPhoto stores its own data in a form which is most efficient for the bulk of its functionality. Luckily it's not difficult to export an iPhoto image into a format which can be uploaded to a web site.

Almost all photo sites will accept a JPG or JPEG file format, so all you have to do is export the photo and select JPEG as the format.

Or you can simply select a photo in iPhoto and drag it onto your desktop and drop it. I believe that will create a JPG file by default.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2012 09:18 pm
@rosborne979,
Thank you Ros and Dj, I'm encouraged. I've fwded a link for this thread to my sons who will help me install it
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 04:39 am
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

Thank you Ros and Dj, I'm encouraged. I've fwded a link for this thread to my sons who will help me install it
install what? There is nothing to install.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 11:48 am
@rosborne979,
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There is nothing to install.
Okay but some kind of action is required, which my sons understand far better than I

Thanks all
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 01:23 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
Okay but some kind of action is required, which my sons understand far better than I
Yes, you do have to move your mouse and press buttons on the keyboard Wink But here, let me see if I can save your poor sons some trouble...

* Export your photo in JPG format (or drag it to the desktop from iPhoto)
* Sign into ImageShack.us and upload the photo
* Copy the URL of the uploaded photo
* Press the *Img* button in the A2K editor menu
* Paste the URL into the A2K post between the [image] markers
* Press "Reply" and you're done.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 01:26 pm
@rosborne979,
Thank you Ros most kindly but you might as well be speaking Japanese. But I will fwd this thread again to my sons
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 01:35 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
Thank you Ros most kindly but you might as well be speaking Japanese. But I will fwd this thread again to my sons.

I guess I should have just answered your original questions then, rather than trying to actually explain. So here ya go...
dalehileman wrote:
.....but I am wondering whether (1) it's as easy as he says, (2) is it perfectly safe, and (3) for instance will it convert a link directly out of iPhoto

1. Yes, it's easy
2. Yes, it's safe
3. Non Sequitur
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 02:58 pm
@rosborne979,
Ding! Ding! Ding!

Welcome to the club, Rosborne.
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