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Offline dagmaro

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #175 on: November 02, 2017, 09:58:58 PM »
That worked out with an image I took from my flickr SWAP album.  But I did not click on the picture icon this time which is the difference between this and the first post where I did not get the image.  By not clicking on the picture icon, there was no IMG code.  I will try to import another photo from elsewhere through flickr and see what happens.  Do you not have to adjust size on Flickr pictures.?  This nest picture is imported from my Pinterest SWAP account and is not going through flickr.  on this one I had to click on the picture icon and could adjust the size

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #176 on: November 02, 2017, 10:00:02 PM »
oops again…no picture at all..
let me try again

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #177 on: November 02, 2017, 10:00:42 PM »
hmmm…will need to try again later.  Have to go make dinner!
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #178 on: November 02, 2017, 10:03:11 PM »


i think my error was to put width instruction outside of IMG brackets
Fingers crossed
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #179 on: November 02, 2017, 10:06:12 PM »
ok. so I got that but if you can answer the question re when sizing is required that would be great.  I also need to work on figuring out importing into flickr better and also getting it to be in my browser header the way Pinterest is so I can get to it easily.  Any tips?

Thanks so much Kathryn!  I feel so much further ahead today than I did yesterday!  ;D
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #180 on: November 03, 2017, 12:20:26 AM »
Dagmar, with Flickr, you don't need to use the image icon here since the "img" code is already there. For any site besides Flickr, you'll have to use the image icon (the little picture image above) here.

You did just fine with the resizing. Yes, the "width=350" or "width=500" goes inside the first "img" brackets.

Did you notice when you click on the resized image, it returns to its original size, and, for Flickr, also takes you to the Flickr page?
But since you deleted everything in that Flickr string except what's in between the two bracketed "img" codes, then the photo  just toggles between the smaller size and the original size. That's how I like my posted photos to work too. :)

Resizing is not required but it is much appreciated by members who have slower connection speeds. Large photos take a long time to load at those slow speeds. So that's why we like photos smaller than 350 wide for portrait or 500 wide for landscape. My rule of thumb is that if the photo looks too large in the post it probably is.  ;D  So resizing is not mandatory but is a courtesy if you can do it. If not, one of us admins usually resizes very large photos that appear in posts as a courtesy to poster and reader alike.

For Flickr, the "medium" size is closest to the 350/500 goal we like to see here.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #181 on: November 03, 2017, 01:10:04 AM »
Hi Kathryn,
Thanks again for all of your explanations.  That's good information about deleting the long chain of code.  I did notice lots of code on one of my photo posting efforts and was wondering about it.  I am not quite sure how I got rid of it but at least now I know that it is a good idea to get rid of it.  Moreover, I made my Flickr account private as I get nervous about having too much of my life out there (probably a silly worry as I am sure more is "out there" than I am even aware of, but just the same I try to keep my privacy settings quite high).

What is an FTP link (second row, 4th from left icon button)?
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #182 on: November 03, 2017, 04:54:13 AM »
Dagmar, the FTP link button stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a way of transferring files from server to server. In the history of Stitcher's Guild, no one has ever used it. :)

Snipping out parts of the BB Code after you have pasted it into your post is easy. Just eliminate everything except what appears between the bracketed "img" codes. That way, anyone clicking on the photo here does not get taken to your Flickr album that has the photo (and perhaps others you may have there) in it. 

If you have done the width=350 or =500 modification to the first bracketed "img" then when anyone clicks on the photo in your post, they will see it toggles between the resized photo and the original one here.

HTH,
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #183 on: November 03, 2017, 05:12:20 AM »
Here's an example from your Flickr photo that you posted earlier

Beryl by Dagmar O, on Flickr




When I click on the first photo, I get taken to your Flickr album that hosts the photo.

When I click on the second photo, nothing happens because I have taken out all of the information in the BB Code except for the bracketed "img" codes and what is between them.

If I resize the second photo (see below) I can toggle between the two sizes here but am not taken to your Flickr album. Here I did "img width=250" between the first "img" brackets




Click on each of these photos to see what I mean.
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #184 on: November 03, 2017, 01:10:51 PM »
Thanks for the very clear information Kathryn.  Each piece of the puzzle is moving me forward.  :)
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #185 on: November 03, 2017, 01:15:35 PM »
You're welcome, Dagmar. Happy to help.

BTW, the color stories you are considering for your SWAP are so beautiful!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #186 on: November 03, 2017, 08:50:48 PM »
Hi Kathryn,
I can't wait for all of my fabrics to arrive so that I can photograph them together in various combinations to try to achieve the same sort of tonal and shade balance that the colour stories have!  That will really help me solidify which item gets made out of which fabric.

On the topic of images, can you tell me how many photos can be inserted into a post?  I read in various places that there seem to be limits but I can't get a fix on the exact number.
Thanks in advance  :)
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #187 on: November 04, 2017, 01:26:31 PM »
Dagmar, there seems to be a roving glitch when it comes to posting photos or links in a single post. For example, in a previous post to you, I got the Forbidden error whenever I tried to post the code for each photo. It's a quirky beast, that glitch.

I can usually get 4 to 6 photos into my posts, but some people seem to have problems with more than 3 or 4. And then there are posts like this one that has 9 photos in it! Go figure.

So just give it a try and see what happens. Worse comes to worst, you can always post a second post with the remaining photos.

It's annoying, but the host for our site cannot seem to find the problem since it's intermittent.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #188 on: November 07, 2017, 01:07:12 PM »
I'm trying to shorten a link for a post but I can't figure out how to do it (I've done it before so it must be a senior moment!). Can anyone help please?
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« Reply #189 on: November 07, 2017, 01:19:14 PM »
I'm assuming you want to make what we call a "pretty link", Helen.

Here's how to do it.

1. Type the words that will make your link, like "follow this link" or something like that.
2. Highlight those words and click on the little blue world icon on the left side of the post screen above the emojis.
3. Those words will be encased by the "url" bracketed codes, like
Code: [Select]
[url]follow this link[/url]4. Insert the cursor between the "l" and the end bracket in the first bracketed "url" in that code string.
5. Place an = sign and then paste the website address there.
6. When you hit "Preview" or "Post" you will see your pretty link.

HTH,
Kathryn
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #190 on: November 07, 2017, 03:28:53 PM »
Thanks Kathryn. I'll try it here first!

[urlhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brother-Homelock-II-overlocker-760DE/132387995096?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3D817a40fc04a4431dbe26b7d8385aeec0%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D182879144642&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%253A39712a78-c3a4-11e7-8483-74dbd1808fd7%257Cparentrq%253A95f7f57c15f0a88a0d3454e3fffcb30e%257Ciid%253A1]Brother[/url]

I don't think it's worked?
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #191 on: November 07, 2017, 06:26:51 PM »
Oh Helen, I'm so sorry. When I re-read my instructions just now I saw that I had neglected in step #5 to say "Place an = sign and then paste the address of the website you copied."

Try it again. I should have had more coffee before I wrote up that little batch of instructions.

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[url=https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brother-Homelock-II-overlocker-760DE/132387995096?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3D817a40fc04a4431dbe26b7d8385aeec0%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D182879144642&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%253A39712a78-c3a4-11e7-8483-74dbd1808fd7%257Cparentrq%253A95f7f57c15f0a88a0d3454e3fffcb30e%257Ciid%253A1]Brother[/url]
becomes

Brother

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #192 on: November 07, 2017, 07:36:29 PM »
Brother760DE

No problem Kathryn, I got there, and I sort of remembered but only half!!

Thanks
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« Reply #193 on: November 07, 2017, 09:58:22 PM »
Good job, Helen.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #194 on: November 14, 2017, 06:39:24 PM »
I am having trouble posting a picture of my new kitten so I will try here again before trying on the cats thread

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« Reply #195 on: November 14, 2017, 06:40:31 PM »
OK now I can get it to post but it is giant size Help please.

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« Reply #196 on: November 14, 2017, 08:47:47 PM »
I am having trouble posting a picture of my new kitten so I will try here again before trying on the cats thread

Hi Celia!

Beautiful kitten!


All I've done is added
" width=500" inside the opening img tag.  That means your code will look like this:

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[img width=500]http://artisanssquare.com/sg/gallery/0/176-131117094914.jpeg[/img]
Notice that there is a space between "img" and "width"...for a landscape oriented photo like yours, 500 pixels is a good size.  If it's in portrait orientation, then the width should be 350 pixels.

Give it a try! :)

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #197 on: November 21, 2017, 01:05:50 AM »
How can I post an image from a Samsung tablet?

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« Reply #198 on: November 21, 2017, 01:52:43 AM »

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« Reply #200 on: November 21, 2017, 08:42:15 AM »
Nice job in posting that photo, BeansFads. Gosh, what a beautiful gown.

I don't have a Samsung tablet, but I know that with an iPad, it's virtually impossible to post a photo here because the select function has a hard time capturing the entire BBcode from a photo hosting site such as Flickr.

But you could try it on your Samsung--the process is virtually the same as using a computer--go to the photo hosting site, capture the code, come back here and paste it. If it has no bracketed "img"  code in it, then highlight the code string and click on the little photo icon above the emojis. If it has bracketed "img" codes (such as Flickr's BBcode) then once you've pasted the code here you don't need to do anything else. Just click Preview or Post.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #201 on: November 28, 2017, 04:55:56 AM »

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« Reply #202 on: November 28, 2017, 12:14:19 PM »
Susan, follow these instructions for getting your photos from Flickr to your post here:

Using a photo-hosting site like Flickr:

1.  Go to Flickr and click on the photo that you want to share here. That opens the photo in its own window

2. In the lower right hand corner, click on the little curvy arrow (the Share This Photo arrow).

3. In the box that opens, select "BB code" on the right side just above the little window that shows the code.

4. Select the photo size you want. "Small" or "Medium" work good here.

5. Highlight the code in the box (if it's not already highlighted), copy it, come back here, and paste that code into your post. (Note: You do not have to do anything else (like clicking on the little picture icon). Just paste the code that you copied from Flickr)

6. When you select "Post" or "Preview" you will be able to see your photo in the post.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #203 on: November 28, 2017, 01:26:47 PM »

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« Reply #204 on: November 29, 2017, 12:44:21 AM »
Yay, Susan!

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« Reply #205 on: November 29, 2017, 12:55:04 AM »
Thanks, Kathryn!  Your help has been invaluable.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #206 on: December 17, 2017, 03:39:15 AM »

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« Reply #207 on: December 17, 2017, 03:44:50 AM »
I still haven't passed my test of image from gallery. Figured out control-click = right click. Copy image doesn't work. Got the image link to post.  So I'm not doing it right.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #208 on: December 17, 2017, 07:53:31 AM »
trying

http://artisanssquare.com/sg/gallery/0/577-171217031923.jpeg

You've almost got it--you're just missing the img tags!

If I highlight your code, then click the "insert image" button above the editing window (looks like a landscape photo.  It's the 1st button in the second row of buttons), it will put img tags around your code like this:

Code: [Select]
[img]http://artisanssquare.com/sg/gallery/0/577-171217031923.jpeg[/img]
which give me this:



which is a very large image, but first things first...as soon as you can display a large image, we can work on reducing the size like this:


Notice that if you click on the smaller image, it will display at the same size as the larger image.  Click on it again, and it's the smaller size...very handy to check details!

Go ahead and add img tags, and we'll be back with the "how to make it smaller details." :)

[cheerleader emojis!!!]

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« Reply #209 on: December 22, 2017, 07:23:19 PM »
OK now I can get it to post but it is giant size Help please.

I see kitty's photo in Lisa's post below. He's gorgeous but then I adore cats. :)