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Sandbox III
« on: November 16, 2011, 07:23:59 PM »
Time for a new Sandbox! (you'll find the old ones here: Sandbox and Sandbox II)

Here's the place to try out all of the bells & whistles this forum offers!
 ;) ;D :smug:

And to practice picture posting, and how to use the buttons to produce effects (like superscript and subscript), not to mention marquees!
:confettitoss: :crush: :faintthud: :huggle: :notworthy: :run: :rotfl: :soap: :teu45: :thumbsup:  :sterb050: :xmas: :pinkpom:
We'll keep an eye out, so if you need help getting something done, just say so!

Have fun!

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 03:17:14 AM »
Here we go again, trying to figure out Photobucket...


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Re: Sandbox III
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Re: Sandbox III
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 03:45:21 AM »
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa404/ap1304/Stella.jpg

better than nothing I guess

The first two, you picked up the html code (which SG can't use) from Photobucket, instead of the BBCode (what SG's software needs).  If you give me the page, I'll take a look and see if I can find the right code for you.

In the meantime, here's the code you used:
Code: [Select]
[url=http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa404/ap1304/Stella.jpg]http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa404/ap1304/Stella.jpg[/url]
You don't need all of that.  If you take the .jpg url like this:
Code: [Select]
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa404/ap1304/Stella.jpghighlight that, then click the "insert image" button (1st button, second row over the editing window), you'll get this:
Code: [Select]
[img]http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa404/ap1304/Stella.jpg[/img]which yields this:


Give it a try! :pinkpom: :pinkpom: :pinkpom:

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Re: Sandbox III
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 05:22:08 PM »
Hi mom2five!

You've used the img tags, but the url you used was for the page (what you find at the top of your browser's page) instead of the image url that you need.  When I go to the page you posted, I find the album containing your image.  If I click on the image, I get the image's page

(BTW, I think it very unkind of Photobucket to end their page urls with the .jpg ending.  Every other photohosting site I know limits the .jpg ending to the actual image's url.  I consider you to have been unfairly tricked! :blowsmind: :nono:--to Photobucket!)  So how can you identify the image url you need?  There are two ways (the 1st will work on lots of webpages--for instance BMV pattern pictures, the 2nd is easier but is only for Photobucket): 

1.  Put your cursor on the image you want (in the size you want it to be) and right click. The next step depends a bit on which browser you use:

in IE, choose "Properties, then from the popup window copy the url (address), which may be longer than the window in which it appears, so first highlight it (cursor on it, then Ctrl+A), then copy it (Ctrl+C). 
in Chrome, choose "copy image url"
in Firefox, choose "copy image location"

then come back to your editing window, click the button labeled "insert image" (1st button in the 2nd row over the editing window), then paste the image url you copied between the img tags (the img tags you just added by clicking the button).     

2.  On the image's page (not the album page...I've included a link to the image's page above), there's a drop down menu labeled "Links."  When  you click that, you'll find a selection titled "IMG code."  Click in the code window and it will say copied in yellow.  Come back here and paste it where you want the image.  That's it.  You don't need to add img tags with the editing buttons or anything.  Photobucket had already added those.  When I do that, I get this:
Code: [Select]
[IMG]http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa404/ap1304/stella-1.jpg[/IMG]which yields this:


Please give it another try!
Found: a favorite silver bracelet that I hadn't seen for a while.  On its four quarters it says "Welcome Introspection; Accept Wisdom; Seek Illumination; Embrace Innocence."   It's like a "magic 8-ball" on the wrist...

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 02:00:01 AM »
hi everone, i'm still very new and really want to learn to post photos etc.
I am using my old ..Ipad (1) and wondered if there was any hints on creating storyboards etc on the ipad

i now have a free flickr acct, but am still struggling.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 02:25:59 PM »
Hi Eleonore, welcome to Stitcher's Guild.

To post photos with your Flickr account,

1.  Go to the Flickr picture that you want to post here. Be sure it's not a thumbnail.

2.  Over that photo, you will see the word "Share". Click on it.

3.  Select the Grab the HTML/BB code option.

4.  Select the "BB code" radio button

5.  Highlight the code that appears in the box when you clicked on the "BB code" radio button. Copy it.

6.  Come back here to your Post window. Paste the copied BB code.

7.  The picture will appear when you click "Preview" or "Post". That is, it won't appear as a picture in the window where you are typing, only after you hit Preview or Post will it appear.

I have an iPad 1 as well, and you can create a storyboard as Elizabeth describes here using the Noteshelf app.

Have fun working on posting photos here in the Sandbox. If you need further help, one of us admins/mod will be around to offer assistance. Good luck!

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 08:40:24 PM »
http://flic.kr/p/aEU3iQ

here trying
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 09:26:26 PM »

nick wedding by Eleonore1960, on Flickr


Is this better?
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 09:27:56 PM »
by George, I think she has got it!!!!


Thank you Katherine
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011, 09:34:33 PM »
Hi Kathryn and Lisa, so sorry about the wrong spelling of your name Kathryn, I wont do it again,
now to thumbnaikls for my profile once I get to the point of being allowed to post or alter my profile.


nick wedding by Eleonore1960, on Flickr
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2011, 09:41:23 PM »
Hi Kathryn and Lisa, so sorry about the wrong spelling of your name Kathryn, I wont do it again,
now to thumbnaikls for my profile once I get to the point of being allowed to post or alter my profile.


nick wedding by Eleonore1960, on Flickr

Hi Elenore, I think you're there!  You should be able to edit your profile and add an avatar now...there are directions on the Forum Decorum & Handbook (FAQ) thread if you need them. :)

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2011, 09:43:03 PM »
Yay, Eleonore! You did it!

If you don't want the info below the photo to show, you can just delete the second line of the BB code after you have pasted it into your post. For example, this


nick wedding by Eleonore1960, on Flickr

(I used the strikethrough to show you which line of the BB code could be deleted)

will give you this:




Your avatar can be 150x250 pixels, so you can use a photo larger than thumbnail size which is 100x100 max on Flickr, I believe. You can resize your photo in a photo program on your computer or use a freeware program to do it. You can read about resizing a photo for your avatar here. Again, if you need help, come to the Sandbox and ask away.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2011, 09:49:58 PM »
Trying to check the avatar
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2011, 09:51:29 PM »
and again
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2011, 09:52:09 PM »
We were posting (I was editing my previous comment to add more info) at the same time, Eleonore. I think Lisa, another admin, is online too, so one or the other of us will be around to help if you need it.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2011, 09:53:09 PM »
one more time
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2011, 09:55:03 PM »
Oops, you need the portion of the code that starts with http:// for your avatar.

To get that,

1. Select the photo you want to use on Flickr
2. Above the photo, you will see "Actions". Click on it
3. Select "View All Sizes"
4. Select "Thumbnail"
5. Right click on that thumbnail photo.
6. If you are using Firefox Mozilla as a browser, select "Copy Image Location"
7. Come back here and paste that in the box in your profile for your avatar picture's URL.

See my next post below for instructions if you are using Internet Explorer for your browser.

Kathryn
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2011, 10:04:28 PM »
Thanl you Kathryn for you patience
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2011, 10:04:43 PM »
If you are using Internet Explorer for your browser, Step 6 in my previous post changes to

6. Select Properties at the bottom of the drop down menu that appears.
7. When the Properties box opens, copy the URL that appears about halfway down that box. Be sure to get it all. It should end in .jpg.
8. Come back here and paste that URL in the box in your profile for your avatar photo's URL.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2011, 10:15:29 PM »
If you are using Safari for your browser, Step 5 in my previous post changes to

5. Right-click on your Mac either by holding two fingers down and clicking (using the pad) or by Control-Shift-Clicking if you don't have the pad.
6. Select "Copy Image Address" from the drop down box that appears.
7. Come back here and paste that URL in the box in your profile for your avatar photo's URL.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2011, 10:17:23 PM »
I am usung safari on my ipad, hence major typos!!!!
I suspect that I am struggling with bracket placement
eg html
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/69804131@N06/6347391346/" title="nick wedding by Eleonore1960, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6213/6347391346_96151e6fae_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="nick wedding"></a>.
 when I try the thumbnail thing the change box starts with http://    and then I cant seem to correctly edit the bb code to ahow
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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2011, 10:22:00 PM »
and again
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2011, 10:24:44 PM »
Eleonore, no html here...the forum's software doesn't use it.  Separately, I looked at the image you've added to your profile, and it's too large. 

So you need to do two things.

1.  Pick an image size no larger than 150 x 250.

2.  Then use an editing window here in the sandbox to truncate the caption portion of the Flickr code.

The portion you keep should look like this:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://PAGE URL][img]http://IMAGE URL[/img][/url]The rest of it can be deleted.

HTH,

Lisa

eta: code tags (sorry, forgot the code to show you this code!)
Found: a favorite silver bracelet that I hadn't seen for a while.  On its four quarters it says "Welcome Introspection; Accept Wisdom; Seek Illumination; Embrace Innocence."   It's like a "magic 8-ball" on the wrist...

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2011, 10:28:24 PM »
Nope, that one's the page url.  Go to "Actions", then "all sizes" and choose a size smaller than 150x250.  Then go to that page, and "Grab the HTML/BBCode"  (make sure you get the BBCode instead of the HTML.  Then paste in in a reply window here.  That will let us check the size, and look at the code.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2011, 10:30:25 PM »
Lisa will work with you, Eleonore. I've got to cook supper, and she really knows her stuff!

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2011, 10:46:34 PM »
Thanks Kathryn and I realy think I am getting it finally
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2011, 11:01:46 PM »
Looks good! :applause2:

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2011, 11:10:12 PM »
Thanks Lisa, you and Kathryn are fantastic.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2011, 11:34:39 PM »
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2011, 11:38:28 PM »
Still cant see how how to insert avatar pic.

It doesn't bother me. I am older, and less easy on the eyes than when 10 years ago. I did, however, look in help, and I will search relevant posts next.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2011, 11:43:54 PM »
We've had enough problems w/ spammers (adding links to their profiles that we would rather they hadn't added), that you aren't allowed to edit your profile until you have 11 posts.  Soon...in the meantime, I noticed that you had attached an image to the Swap 2012 Storyboards thread.  Looks interesting!

I'd like to strongly encourage you to direct link to the image on a photohosting site, instead of attaching it.  There are lots of advantages, among others:

1.  You can choose the size (attachments are limited in size),
2.  It won't get deleted in the periodic clean-ups of the board
3.  Images will appear in your posts where you want them (instead of at the bottom),
4.  You can include as many images as you want in a post (attachments are limited to between 1 and 3...currently 3 during the swap contest, but then will be reduced to 1...and the extra 2, if you've ever attached 3, will just be gone.).

Spend some time practicing photoposting here, and you will be closer to being able to edit your profile!

Hope to see you here again soon! :)

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2011, 02:55:43 AM »
Shout out practice noooobie post number 2, (first post,second attempt! I will not try to use every tool in my bucket this time and see how it goes ! I am going to try to insert a pic of my little favorite fuzzy thing in the whole world. Ready - set - post!

 

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