[TIP] Posting flickr images in the forum

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by VelvetFistIronGlove, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. VelvetFistIronGlove

    aa VelvetFistIronGlove

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    I use Flickr to host all the images I use in the forum for a few reasons:

    1. No stupid ads everywhere (it has some, but not many).

    2. Really easy uploading with the free Flickr Uploader app.

    3. Really easy pasting of link + image with the use of a small bookmarklet I cooked up:

    HTML:
    javascript:(function(){var%20div%20=%20document.createElement('div');var%20s%20=%20%22<h4>TF2Maps%20forum%20code</h4><textarea%20rows='6'%20cols='80'%20onfocus='this.select();'></textarea>%22;div.innerHTML%20=%20s;var%20about%20=%20document.getElementById('About');var%20parent%20=%20about.parentNode;parent.insertBefore(div,%20about.nextSibling);var%20textarea%20=%20div.getElementsByTagName('textarea')[0];var%20code%20=%20%22[b]%22%20+%20page_p.title%20+%20%22[/b]%20%22%20+%20page_p.description%20+%20%22\n%22;code%20+=%20'[URL=%22http://www.flickr.com'%20+%20page_p.url%20+%20'%22]';code%20+=%20'[IMG]'%20+%20geo_thmb.replace('_s.jpg',%20'.jpg')%20+%20'[/IMG][/URL]';textarea.value%20=%20code;})();
    
    Copy all this code, create a new bookmark in your browser, and paste this in as the URL. Then, when you're on the main photo page for a photo in Flickr, click the bookmark to add a text box with the tf2maps.net forum code all ready to copy + paste.
     
  2. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Hmm, I dont know if Flickr has changed their policy, but a while back when I was still looking for image hosting solutions Flickr was a nazi about images that were not photographic in origin.

    People would report your stuff and it would get removed....
     
  3. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    That may be a problem, yeah. Besides, I've used Photobucket for five years, and I think it works perfectly.
     
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Mm, and photobucket seems a lot simpler to use. Create an account, upload your stuff, link your stuff.
     
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  5. VelvetFistIronGlove

    aa VelvetFistIronGlove

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    No, they've never had that restriction that I know of. Certainly not in the three or four years I've been using it.

    Also, when uploading images there's an "image type" dropdown that lets you choose between photo and screenshot for categorising your images, too.
     
  6. doctor killing

    doctor killing L1: Registered

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    im ok whatever you use to host your images, aslong as its not imageshack, the images hosted their takes 10 times longer to load, some pictures dont load, and same get stuck at 50% done and yet people still use it
     
  7. ChronoTriggerFan

    ChronoTriggerFan L7: Fancy Member

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    If i recall correctly Flickr doesn't like it if you post pictures without a link back, but i don't recall anyone reporting me and removing my pictures...

    And god kills a kitten when you use imageshack... I don't care what you say... just think of the kittens!
     
  8. VelvetFistIronGlove

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    - yeah, that's one of their requirements for using their hosted pictures on forums and the like. That's the main reason for this bookmarklet, as it creates the img and the link.