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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #630 on: January 31, 2013, 07:10:05 PM »
Yay, Rose!

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #631 on: February 03, 2013, 08:13:43 PM »
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Thanks Lisa!

What am I doing wrong? I tried a public url link for image on flickr and skydrive and got the same problem.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #632 on: February 03, 2013, 09:28:11 PM »
http://www.flickr.com/photos/72428033@N00/8442209628/in/photostream

Peter, I linked to a public Flickr URL (mine) and had no problem. Clicking the link above gets me to the photo.  Are you trying to do something more esoteric that this? I'm thinking I'm not clear on the problem you're seeing.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #633 on: February 03, 2013, 09:32:51 PM »
Re: oiling points for Bernina 950 post
Thanks Lisa!

What am I doing wrong? I tried a public url link for image on flickr and skydrive and got the same problem.

You're welcome, Peter.

I didn't see a Flickr url to work with, but Flickr (because it disables "right-clicking" to get the image url and requires that you link back to Flickr) has it's own scheme.  See this post for details of how to post images from Flickr.

Skydrive is a bit different.  When I "right-clicked" on your image, I didn't find the image url, but did find a way to see the "original image."  So I went there, which showed me your very large image.  I right-clicked on that original image and got the image url which looks like this:
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https://public.dm1.livefilestore.com/y1pQ8yl3xGFueZAXd3Y8W0GytLSBbvmu0VIidnGGZcHfz-glk9l2byZuiXob-75sRyEas8HmKWP9lHuyeUro87nSg/Bernina%20950%20front%20view.jpg?psid=1  I put img tags around it using the 1st button/second row over the editing window.  Then it looked like this:
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[img]https://public.dm1.livefilestore.com/y1pQ8yl3xGFueZAXd3Y8W0GytLSBbvmu0VIidnGGZcHfz-glk9l2byZuiXob-75sRyEas8HmKWP9lHuyeUro87nSg/Bernina%20950%20front%20view.jpg?psid=1[/img]I previewed to see if it worked.  It did, but was enormous, so I downsized it by adding a pixel defining " width=500" inside the first img tag like this (note the only space in that opening img tag:
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[img width=500]When I display all of that, it looks like this:


And then because your link was to the original Skydrive page, I went ahead and made the image the name of a link to that page.  The format for that is:
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[url=PAGE URL][img]IMAGE URL[/img][/url]So you surround the code for your image w/ url tags, then add the page url you want the image to link to in the opening url tag, like this:
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[url=https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=5f6a7cdd110976d9&id=5F6A7CDD110976D9%21138&sff=1]
The whole thing looks like this:
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[url=https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=5f6a7cdd110976d9&id=5F6A7CDD110976D9%21138&sff=1][img width=500]https://public.dm1.livefilestore.com/y1pQ8yl3xGFueZAXd3Y8W0GytLSBbvmu0VIidnGGZcHfz-glk9l2byZuiXob-75sRyEas8HmKWP9lHuyeUro87nSg/Bernina%20950%20front%20view.jpg?psid=1[/img][/url]which gives you this:


Give it another try!

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eta: details for linking the image back to the Skydrive page.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 09:47:10 PM by Lisa »
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #634 on: February 03, 2013, 10:05:44 PM »
Thanks Kathryn and Lisa.

I think my issue was trying to follow directions on both Skydrive and flickr for sharing photos. They were both similar. Both had buttons for "sharing" photos. That created a special url which was supposed to be public. In both cases I pasted that url in between the "img" tags. 

Righting clicking on the original jpg displayed in the browser is how I've always done it in the past.

Let's try this. I took a screen capture of the menu in Skydrive to illustrate. But I'm smarter now, so I went to the original and copied the url. The url highlighted in blue is what I pasted inbetween the img tags when trying to post the Bernina image originally. I can that there's no ".jpg" extension. So that must be part of the issue. It's not really an image, it's a link to the Skydrive site where the image resides.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #635 on: February 03, 2013, 11:38:19 PM »
Thanks Kathryn and Lisa.

I think my issue was trying to follow directions on both Skydrive and flickr for sharing photos. They were both similar. Both had buttons for "sharing" photos. That created a special url which was supposed to be public. In both cases I pasted that url in between the "img" tags. 

Righting clicking on the original jpg displayed in the browser is how I've always done it in the past.

Let's try this. I took a screen capture of the menu in Skydrive to illustrate. But I'm smarter now, so I went to the original and copied the url. The url highlighted in blue is what I pasted inbetween the img tags when trying to post the Bernina image originally. I can that there's no ".jpg" extension. So that must be part of the issue. It's not really an image, it's a link to the Skydrive site where the image resides.



Peter, I think the problem is that this image isn't "public."  Here's the code for the image from the quoted post:
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[img]https://ly4zcq.dm1.livefilestore.com/y1pm_fPw4DktR3hc8y5nIZVCRREKBlk0jTv8iSvLTO9al8IuY10wyIetgHg3VfwkfDH88_o8x8M54fcsezSAPpkX2vxMQC4rTjA/13.02.03-001.jpg?psid=1[/img]
Compare that to the code from the earlier image.  Each of those includes "public" in the image's url.  This one doesn't.  Did you do something to that one to make it public that you haven't done to this most recent image?

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #636 on: February 04, 2013, 01:32:28 AM »
Good question Lisa. I see what you're talking about. Unfortunately, I've been posting so much I really can't recall my exact steps.

What I remember is clicking on the "Everyone" with the globe icon. That produces the blue highlighted link to the right.
I'll play around here a bit when I have more time and see if I can reproduce what happened.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #637 on: February 04, 2013, 01:44:33 AM »
practicing inserting picture

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #638 on: February 04, 2013, 02:32:46 AM »
practicing inserting picture

Nicely done, Beth! :)

Now give direct linking an image a try!  Method #2 in this post will give you the details.  That post will also give you info about why you should use direct linking (instead of inserting) when you want to show us a picture. ;) ;D

Hope to see a linked image from you soon! :pinkpom:

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #639 on: February 06, 2013, 02:20:13 PM »
Testing....


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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #640 on: February 06, 2013, 02:29:02 PM »
Good job, Annie! It looks like you got it on the very first try!

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #641 on: February 06, 2013, 03:19:04 PM »
Testing testing 1, 2, 3...



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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #642 on: February 06, 2013, 03:24:24 PM »
Good job with photo posting, Darkling. If you're thinking of making a jacket like that, more power to you! It will be great, I'm sure.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #643 on: February 06, 2013, 06:43:32 PM »
Thanks Kathryn - I'm working my way up to that style of jacket, based on a vintage pattern (Butterick 4362) from the 70s.  Getting a lot of good info from threads throughout this board.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #644 on: February 06, 2013, 07:33:55 PM »
Let's see if I can post a picture from flick r through the mobile. Or do I have tö assemble the old steamcomputer. I have been using the phone for a while surfing goes well but when it comes tö really doing things this is unfortunately a so called dumbphone. ( But cheap and that was important! ) It is a Nokia on symbian and symbian is not the hottest. Well here goes . . Picture show yourself!http://www.flickr.com/photos/60137099@N06/8440206047

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #645 on: February 06, 2013, 07:38:43 PM »
Ok now the link works. Have tö rest a while.

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #646 on: February 06, 2013, 07:40:27 PM »
Let's see if I can post a picture from flick r through the mobile. Or do I have tö assemble the old steamcomputer. I have been using the phone for a while surfing goes well but when it comes tö really doing things this is unfortunately a so called dumbphone. ( But cheap and that was important! ) It is a Nokia on symbian and symbian is not the hottest. Well here goes . . Picture show yourself!http://www.flickr.com/photos/60137099@N06/8440206047

Hermelin, you've used the page url, instead of the image url.  And remember that Flickr will provide the code you need.  You'll find details "here."

Give it another try. :pinkpom:

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #647 on: February 06, 2013, 08:40:33 PM »
My first post - trying an image transfer from Flicker!


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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #648 on: February 06, 2013, 08:42:02 PM »
stubborn, I will try tö use a link from the app on the phone. Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcVor maybe like this Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcVnope

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Re: Sandbox III
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #651 on: February 06, 2013, 08:56:41 PM »
stubborn, I will try tö use a link from the app on the phone. Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcVor maybe like this Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcVnope

Hermelin, the first one gets me to the same page as your last post.  That is, it's still the page url, not the image url.

The second one has a lot of extra in it.  Your code reads as follows:
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[url=http://Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcV]Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcV[/url]Notice that the part inside the opening url tag is a little different than the part between the url tags.  I've put them in that order, below.  Notice that the first one (the one insider the opening url tag has an extra "http://" at the beginning.  It's unneeded and can be deleted so that both of them look like the second line.

http://Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcV
Stickat februari http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcV

which is exactly the same as your first try.  The words "Stickat februari" don't add anything to either the first try or to either of the versions in the second try.  Which leaves us with:

http://flic.kr/p/dRQgcV

which is a shortened version of the page url used earlier:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/60137099@N06/8440206047
Last try for today http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8440206047_d89803ce42_q.jpgnope nope nope nope http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8440206047_d89803ce42_q.jpg

Hermelin, this is the image url for the thumbnail of your image!  If you put img tags around it, like this:
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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8440206047_d89803ce42_q.jpg[/img]you get this:

Image url is what you want, but you want the image url of a larger version of your photo.

Were the instructions from the Forum Decorum & Handbook (FAQ) any help?  Let me know, and we'll see what we need to do next.

Looking forward to seeing you here again!

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #652 on: February 06, 2013, 09:07:41 PM »

I have a question about image sizes allowed.  I know that a directly uploaded image must be <350Kb but is there any limit on the size of a linked image?
Thanks for the help!

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« Reply #653 on: February 06, 2013, 09:32:45 PM »

I have a question about image sizes allowed.  I know that a directly uploaded image must be <350Kb but is there any limit on the size of a linked image?
Thanks for the help!

Glad to help!

Nope.  We simply ask you to be considerate of others so as to avoid scroll bars as much as possible.  Choose the display size that shows us the details you want us to see. :)  If the image from the net is too large, you can ask the SG's software to display it at a smaller size.  You'll find information about how to do that "here." Which includes an image (for illustration purposes) that I'd consider way too large for display here. ;) ;D

Let me know if you need more info. :)

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #654 on: February 06, 2013, 09:58:51 PM »
I want to first of all thank the administrators of this forum for their ambition to keep it tidy and organized and for taking the time to explain where different kinds of posts are meant to be posted. It can be a bit tricky to figure out and easy to forget.

I also have a question regarding the logic of the forum. I almost always find and access new postings via the link View the most recent posts on the forum under the Forum Stats section on the Home page. However in the explanations of what to post where you assume that most users access new posts via the "menue" lists. Do I risk missing posts if I just access via the New Posts link? I tend to pop in there so often that there have not been 100 posts posted since last time I visited, 100 posts being the limit for how many posts are shown in the New Post section. I'm asking because I don't want to miss out on anything ;-)

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #655 on: February 06, 2013, 10:32:44 PM »
You're welcome!

I also have a question regarding the logic of the forum. I almost always find and access new postings via the link View the most recent posts on the forum under the Forum Stats section on the Home page. However in the explanations of what to post where you assume that most users access new posts via the "menue" lists. Do I risk missing posts if I just access via the New Posts link? I tend to pop in there so often that there have not been 100 posts posted since last time I visited, 100 posts being the limit for how many posts are shown in the New Post section. I'm asking because I don't want to miss out on anything ;-)

Annika,

Stitcher's Guild can be accessed many ways, and none of them are wrong! ;) ;D  I prefer to access from the Home Page because it allows me to see where SG is busy and which (somewhat similar) threads are active.  It also allows me to easily check for "further activity" before I leave the board.   But the way you've been accessing SG is fine!

If you decide to try my method, you'll be able to see where there are new posts as follows:  From the "Home" page, take a look down the left-hand column and you'll see that some of the boards have highlighted icons.  Those are ones that contain posts you haven't reviewed or dismissed.  Click on a board name  that's highlighted, and you'll see the names of the threads, with the orange "new" oval next to those that have new-to-you posts.  Click on an oval "new" and you'll be taken to the first post that's new-to-you!  It's that simple.  When you've reviewed that thread, click your browser "back" button to be taken back to the topic list for that board.  If there are fast-moving discussions, you may find that the thread you just posted on has already had other replies.  You can go back and see the latest this way, without having to try to track your entire list.  When there's nothing new you want to see on the board you're looking at, you can either click the "mark as read" button (which will tell the board that you want the rest of the "new" designations on that board eliminated) or you can come back and look at more of them later.  Then back to the home page, "refresh" and choose a new board to review!  It doesn't really take any more time that what you're doing--it's simply another way of looking at SG!

However when you're starting a new thread, you really do need to start from the home page so that you can consider where your post belongs!  We do have members who only read on some of the boards (they don't use the "most recent" link that you do), so it's important to put your post where those most likely to want to discuss your topic will see it.  You'll find descriptions of each of the boards on the Home page to help you.  (And if we think it's really in the wrong place...or know that you're more likely to get a response elsewhere, we very well may move it for you!)

Let me know if you find that all of the boards are highlighted for you.  I'll be glad to explain--and tell you how to change that--if that's the case for you. ;)

HTH, :)

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #656 on: February 06, 2013, 10:39:24 PM »
Thank You Lisa for helping me. I have an app that is called flickrup. The strange thing is that I think I tried it the right way but I probably will do better with some sleep. The app has a lot of buttons to push but I don't understand the differences. It should be the img tag and the link should end with jpg . I will try again later.    And now is later. WOW!
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #657 on: February 12, 2013, 06:22:53 PM »
testing image links too here

Do I need to make the image smaller before I upload in into an online album?  Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the place to downsize it a bit.  Anyhow, I will try in the sandbox again if this isn't what I want.
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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #658 on: February 12, 2013, 08:03:23 PM »
Do I need to make the image smaller before I upload in into an online album?  Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the place to downsize it a bit.  Anyhow, I will try in the sandbox again if this isn't what I want.



You'll find details about how to make them smaller "here." :)  Take a look, then come back here and give it a try! :pinkpom: :pinkpom: :pinkpom:

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« Reply #659 on: February 12, 2013, 08:27:51 PM »
Thanks.  Here I try again:

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #660 on: February 12, 2013, 10:44:11 PM »
Nicely done, Coco! :applause2:

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #661 on: February 18, 2013, 01:25:42 PM »
testing adding a photo from flickr with html/bb code - Which was pasted inbetween the image tags.



This should be a picture of one of my scarf shawls.


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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #662 on: February 18, 2013, 01:27:07 PM »
try number two - without the image tags

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/41897722@N00/8442096722/" title="2011 11 - Leftovers by betsey doodle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8442096722_694ec9a9dd.jpg" width="422" height="500" alt="2011 11 - Leftovers"></a>

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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #663 on: February 18, 2013, 01:29:14 PM »
ok try number three - simply the photo link from flickr using the image button




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Re: Sandbox III
« Reply #664 on: February 18, 2013, 01:31:13 PM »
try number four!  bb code (just pasted in)

2011 11 - Leftovers by betsey doodle, on Flickr

OK I can now see it in the preview.....crossing fingers!

 

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