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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2011, 03:03:07 AM »
Hip Hip Hooray! Okay, that wasn't so hard! I am enjoying the chatter in the SWAP forum.  I am too new to do it this time, especially with so many presents at hand to do right now, but count me in for the next one! I am going to visit the Show me your Sewing Space and post my pics of my "Sewl Hole". Soul Hole" but it works both ways for me! It's where my Heart and Sewl spend most our time! Oh, and my furry little friend up there, Alfabama.

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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2011, 03:06:24 AM »
He's darling! (but those green eyes are a bit scary...)

Please give direct-linking image a try too.  It's a much better way to put pictures in your posts.  Do you use an online photohosting site?(Flickr, Photobucket, SmugMug, Picasa WebAlbums, PBase, etc.)  If so, tell me which one, and give it a try! 

Looking forward to seeing more pictures!  :SGheart:

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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2011, 03:44:09 PM »
Ok. I use photobucket. I didn't see the 11 post rule, but that makes sense. I will try to make sure that I size pictures correctly.
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« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2011, 03:56:02 PM »
Still not what I wanted ha ha



Ok, getting there. I resized it to the smallest size, it showed up big. I can do this.
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« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2011, 04:00:16 PM »
Ok, trying to size something



See if this works...
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2011, 06:16:01 PM »
Very nice Hippofeet!  :) I like the size of your middle image best, but if you want something other than the sizes offered by Photobucket, you can also downsize the larger image to whatever size you like.  Go ahead and get the img link for the larger image:
 
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[IMG]http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd461/unknowndiy/IMG_1614.jpg[/img]and then we add sizing information inside the opening img tag.  What we need to add is " width=PIXEL SIZE" (note the space in front of the word "width) where the words PIXEL SIZE is replaced by the number of pixels wide you want the image to be.  So if I wanted your image to be 500 pixels wide, I need to make the opening img tag look like this:
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[img width=500]
When I do that, your code looks like this:
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[IMG width=500]http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd461/unknowndiy/IMG_1614.jpg[/img]which yields this:

If I change that to 600, the image gets a little larger:

or 400, smaller:


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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 #43 on: November 23, 2011, 08:32:32 PM »
got it. thank you, Lisa.
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« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2011, 03:37:11 AM »
I want to play in the sandbox. 

I have spent 15 minutes just trying to figure how to post in the introductions thread. ???  I did one other post by just hitting reply, so that's what I did here.  I want to post my "Introduction", too. Should I use the "new topic" button under that thread, or the "reply" button?  That's my question.  Thank you  :)
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2011, 03:47:48 AM »
Hi Karla, welcome to Stitcher's Guild. When you go to the Introductions forum, click on the "New Topic" button in the upper right corner above the topic list. When the topic window opens, fill in the subject line with whatever you want the name of your topic to be. Then fill in the reply box with  whatever you would like us to know about you. When you click "Post", the new topic will appear in the Introductions forum.

Let us know if you need more help. It's nice to have you here.

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« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2011, 03:56:39 AM »
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2011, 04:18:22 AM »
Janis, I think you're trying to make a "pretty link"

Here's one way to do it.

1.  Type the words that you want in your link, such as Janis's 'Blog

2.  Highlight those words and click on the little World icon above where you are posting. You will see "Janis's 'Blog" bracketed by
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[url][/url]. It will look like this:

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[url]Janis's 'Blog[/url]
3. Insert the cursor after the "l" of the first "url", insert an equals sign = and paste the web address of your 'blog.

It will look like this:

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[url=http://janssewingroom.wordpress.com/]Janis's 'Blog[/url]
and when you Preview or Post, you will see this:

Janis's 'Blog

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« Reply #48 on: November 29, 2011, 05:15:42 AM »
Janis' Blog

Well, that was easy ;).  Thanks Kathryn.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2011, 04:41:59 PM »
Sandy, since you have the photo in your photostream, you just need to click on it to get to the size of photo that you want to post. In the page that opens,

1. Select Actions above the photo
2. Select All Sizes
3. On the page that opens, select the Medium size radio button
4. When the medium size photo appears, right click on the photo and select Properties
5. Copy the photo's URL that appears in the center of the Properties box
6. Come back here and paste it into your post.
7. Highlight it and click on the little window icon.
8. When you now select "Preview" or "Post", the photo will appear in the medium size.

Like this:

This is the URL that I copied from the Medium-sized photo's Properties box (Step 5 above)

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http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/6306288575_eab97e3437.jpg
After highlighting and clicking on the little picture icon (Step 7 above)

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[img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/6306288575_eab97e3437.jpg[/img]
And when I click "Preview" or "Post"



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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2011, 05:13:31 PM »
Kathryn,

Thanks so much for the help.  I've been so close twice, but you've given me the last tweaking tips I think I'll need to do this correctly.  Like I said, good thing I sew better than I compute!  I'll try one more time before posting to Cutting Line Designs threads.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2011, 05:14:03 PM »
My preview shows that this worked this time and the photo appears, rather than just the code for it.  However, I still see a long line of code, so although I can do the bare minimum to post to the thread I want, I could go back and reread previous instructions or perhaps you can give me some more tips on how to avoid the string of code that is currently showing up.

I just viewed my post and am adding this edit to say that I don't understand why the text after the picture is underlined.  Ah, the mystery of it all.

Hi Sandy!

Glad to have you back in the Sandbox w/ us!

When I look at your code:
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www.flickr.com/photos/69383871@N06/6306288575/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/6306288575_eab97e3437_m.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/69383871@N06/6306288575/]DSCN1105[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/69383871@N06/]Sandy sews1

the answer to both of your questions is the same...you're missing some url tags.  The code is showing up before your image because you've lost the opening url tag, so the software here doesn't know that it is to be resolved with the closing url tag that still appears (at the end of the first line of code.  That ending url tag is ignored (by the software) because it only has meaning following an opening url tag.  The text is underlined after the image because the opening url tag at the beginning of the second line of code isn't closed.  Without a closing url tag, the board's software assumes that everything that follows the opening url tag is part of the code, and thus should be underlined.  If I put the missing url tags back, the code looks like this:

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[url=www.flickr.com/photos/69383871@N06/6306288575/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/6306288575_eab97e3437_m.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/69383871@N06/6306288575/]DSCN1105[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/69383871@N06/]Sandy sews1[/url]
which resolves as:

DSCN1105 by Sandy sews1
You'll note that my next line of text isn't underlined. ;) ;D

So the only thing that went wrong, is that you deleted the wrong bits of code (from the code supplied by Flickr).  If you want to get rid of the caption & Flickr username info, just delete the second line of code entirely like this:
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[url=www.flickr.com/photos/69383871@N06/6306288575/][img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/6306288575_eab97e3437_m.jpg[/img][/url]
Note that I still have an opening and a closing url tag, ;) ;D which leaves you with this:



An image, which links back to Flickr (as required by the Flickr usage terms) And no underlines to follow!

Give it another try! :pinkpom: :pinkpom: :pinkpom:

Lisa

 

 
« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 05:17:41 PM by Lisa »
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 #53 on: November 30, 2011, 05:24:21 PM »
Lisa,

Here goes.



Terrific!  My preview shows this is working.  I'm checked on this now and will try posting to Cutting Line Designs.  If I were my 8-year old granddaughter this would have been a piece of cake!

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« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2011, 05:58:21 PM »
Lisa,

OK, I'm now officially confused.  The previous times I tried to post photos I followed previous instructions, which were to choose a size following the path from the Action button.  I did that and I'm not sure it took, but I get the idea.  Then I went to the share button, grabbed the BBCode, copied it, brought it back and pasted, then posted.  The first time I only got text, but I was directed to remove a bit of code at the beginning and end of the URL.  Tried again following those instructions and got the photo, but with some text around it.

Next instructions said to go to the window on Flckr where I could adjust the size (from the Action button path), right-click on the medium photo (I don't get a Properties selection, but I get View Image Info, so I used that), grab the resulting URL, copy it, bring it over and paste it.  Worked like a champ, but now I'm not getting the link back to Flickr that they require, evidently.

Between the 2 methods, there's got to be a way.  Please be patient with me.  I guess I need a bit more help.

By the way, I've already posted to Cutting Line Designs, so I guess I don't have the proper link there either.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2011, 07:34:53 PM »
Hi Sandy,

I'm sorry we've confused you. 

The instructions Kathryn gave you are the generic version...(right-click, etc.) based on what will work on every other web site (steps 4-8 in Kathryn's instructions--the first 3 steps are just to get you to the image you should "right-click" on :), since they disable right-clicking on the first copy of the image you see ::)).  For instance, those are the directions (steps 4-8) that you would use if you were wanting to show an image from Louise's website here.  The format for the code you get when you do that is:
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[img]IMAGEURL[/img]where the IMAGE URL is what you get by "right-clicking."   For instance:


And it's what I do when I'm posting from elsewhere and don't want the image to be "clickable" allowing the viewer to be taken to another website...however Flickr has user terms that require a link taking the viewer back to Flickr.  Adding the code for such a link isn't hard, just a little fiddle-y.  So Flickr supplies the code for you.  They, apparently, want to make it easy for people to comply with their user terms. 

It might be easier to see why the Flickr code is the way it is if we look at it's format.  By comparison, the image above doesn't include a link back to Louise's website.  For an image that includes a link, the format is a little more complicated (but not much!). It combines two different code strings.  You know the image format now (the code format I showed you above the image)--the other format you need is the format for a named link.  To name a link, you:
1.  highlight a word that you would like to have be a link. 
2.  click the "Insert Hyperlink" button above (looks like a globe and is the 2nd button in the 2nd row above the editing window).  That puts url tags around your word.
3.  put your cursor between the "l" and the "]" in the opening url tag, and add an equal sign and the web address you want the link to take you to (be sure there are no spaces there).  That's it. As an example, I'll make the word "name" take you to google.

The code looks like this:
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[url=www.google.com]name[/url]which gets you this: name.  If you click on that word, you'll be taken to Google.

So to get a picture that links to a website, you treat the code string for the image like the word "name" in our example.  So the code format looks like this:
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[url=PAGEURL][img]IMAGEURL[/img][/url]
As an example, the code for the image above looks like this:
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[img]http://www.fabriccollections.com/images/patterns/a-cute-angle.jpg[/img]If I want to link the image to the web page it came from, it looks like this:
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[url=http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Store_id=516&page_id=23&Item_ID=1289]
[img]http://www.fabriccollections.com/images/patterns/a-cute-angle.jpg[/img]
[/url]

I've added some returns so that it's easier to see the code elements...but it doesn't matter if you have the elements on separate lines or not...just don't add extra spaces.  When I resolve that, it looks like this (and if you click on the image, you'll go to the website--which is the effect the Flickr code is intended to give you).



DSCN1105 by Sandy sews1
So, back to the Flickr code, which looks like this:
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[url=PAGEURL][img]IMAGEURL][/img][/url]
[url=PAGEURL]Image Caption][/url] by [url]PAGEURL2]Flickr Username[/url]

Note that the first link is all that you need to be in compliance with Flickr's user terms.  The second line is composed of two named links. The first one uses the Flickr caption for your image as the name of a link back to the image page--it goes to the same place as if you click on the picture.  The second one uses your Flickr Username as the name of a link that take you back to your Flickr profile.

So when you get the BBCode from Flickr, you can safely delete the caption/username links--the whole second line in the format code above.  Please play around with it here a bit more. :pinkpom:

HTH,

Lisa
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« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2011, 06:52:58 PM »
One more try

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #60 on: December 09, 2011, 09:43:00 PM »
Hi Trying to post photos and having trouble finding the right link in FLICKR to paste into my message.  I was trying to follow Kathryn's instructions above , but got lost at #4 and #5 where it says to click on the "Properties" box.  I don't have a properties box as an option when I click on the photo.

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« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2011, 09:52:17 PM »
Hi Sergerqueen!

Let's see if I can help...I'm guessing you don't use IE as your browser. ;) ;D  Tell me whether you're using a PC or a Mac and what browser you're using and we can go from there. 

Alternatively, we can work on using the Flickr-supplied BBCode which is easier to do, when you're out to comply w/ FLickr's userterms.  Take a look at the instructions here (in a separate window so that you can see the instructions and the editing window and the same time.)

Just let me know which version you'd rather try first.  (And give me the webpage address of the Flickr image you'd like to work with, I can be of more help.)

See you here soon! :pinkpom:

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« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2011, 10:00:22 PM »
Hi Elona!

Nicely done! 

But a quick reminder that attachments are only a temporary--and very limited--way of posting images.  If you can, please direct link to images posted on other sites. 

Thanks!

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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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« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2011, 10:00:44 PM »
Practicing...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12166402@N02/6483626093/" title="ed2631 by Sergerqueen, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6483626093_7b81528189.jpg" width="329" height="495" alt="ed2631"></a>


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« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2011, 10:04:35 PM »
Okay Lisa....UNCLE!  I use Mozilla and I read through the Forum & Decorum Handbook and posted the above for a Medium size photo and not using the [image] button. 

My photos are here....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12166402@N02/6483626093/

and here....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12166402@N02/6483585161/

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« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2011, 10:10:02 PM »
Hi Jo-Ann,

I fixed your code on the thread w/ the vest, but what's going wrong w/ the Flickr-supplied code is that you haven't clicked the "BBCode" "radio-button" below the window with the code.  Flickr's default is to supply HTML code, which isn't used here.  That's what's giving you
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12166402@N02/6483626093/" title="ed2631 by Sergerqueen, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6483626093_7b81528189.jpg" width="329" height="495" alt="ed2631"></a>


instead of:
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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/12166402@N02/6483626093/][img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6483626093_7b81528189.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/12166402@N02/6483626093/]ed2631[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/12166402@N02/]Sergerqueen[/url], on Flickr

The second version turns out like this here:

ed2631 by Sergerqueen, on Flickr

Give that a try... :pinkpom:

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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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« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2011, 10:21:34 PM »
Practicing...

ed0471 by Sergerqueen, on Flickr

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« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2011, 10:23:41 PM »
HOORAY!  Thanks Lisa!  I was just making it harder than it really was!

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« Reply #69 on: December 10, 2011, 12:52:30 AM »
It's been years since I uploaded a picture in a post and like to practice it in the Sandbox.I don't have a picture hosting site and know the picture will disappear in a couple of weeks.

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