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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #385 on: February 14, 2011, 06:40:37 PM »

Hi Sergerqueen!

Here's the code you've used:
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[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/12166402@N02/5445[/img][/quote]You've used the url from your browser's address bar, instead of the pictures url.  You'll know you have the image's url when it ends in ".jpg" or ".gif"  :) You're using Flickr, so there's a special Flickr procedure that I'll give you, but you should know the usual procedure for getting an image url, since that's what you'll use for any other site!  :D

So.  To get an image from a non-Flickr site, the method to get the image url differs slightly from browser to browser.  Put your cursor on the image, and for IE, choose "Properties" which will open a pop-up window.  Copy the "Address (URL)", for Chrome choose "Copy image URL", I don't recall the specifics for Firefox & Safari, but they're similar.  When you have the image url, come back here to your editing window & put your cursor where you want the picture, click on the "insert image" button (2nd row, 2nd button above the editing window) which will get you the img tags--then paste the image url you copied between the tags. :img:  That's it.  You'll be able to see the image when you Preview or Post.

With Flickr, it's even easier.  Flickr disabled right-click on images on its site, so that you can't use the "usual" method from the previous paragraph (they want you to direct link only when you also link back to them).   But they provide you with a code string that will do all of that and already includes the tags you would otherwise need to add using the buttons above the editing window.  Here's how to get your image from Flickr:

1.  Go to you image's page & click "Share this" (above the image)
2.  Click "Grab the HTML/BBCode Link" which will open a pop-up window
3.  Click the radio button next to BBCode near the bottom of that pop-up window (to get the BBCode you need, instead of the HTML code that this forum can't use)
4.  Use the drop-down menu to choose the size you want (to preview sizes, go back to the image's page & click "Actions" (above the image), then "View all sizes") 
5.  Copy the code in the box labeled "Copy & paste the code below"

then come back to your editing window here, put your cursor where you want the image and paste the code. 

That's it!  When you do that, you'll get this:

300217fd_ikat_print by Sergerqueen, on Flickr

Please give it a try! :pinkpom:

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #386 on: February 20, 2011, 06:46:03 PM »

IMG_1307 by Femme 1, on Flickr

Just a test to see if I can post a photo

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #387 on: February 24, 2011, 10:20:11 PM »
I'm trying to get my tickler to show in the signature box. I just get the link to show and not the picture from tickerfactory.com. I can do picture links to my posts but can't seem to get this one to work. Honest, I've searched for this in this forum but can't find it. Is there something special that I have to do? They have several links and I've tried them all. BTW, I did get lots of good info reading through this forum. Thanks!

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #388 on: February 25, 2011, 02:00:52 AM »
Hi Sewrose!

You've only got part of the code you need.  The format should look like this:

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[url=URL FOR THE PAGE AT THE TICKER FACTORY][img]IMAGE URL FOR YOUR TICKER[/img][/url]
You've got the URL FOR THE PAGE AT THE TICKER FACTORY...when I go to that page, I see your ticker.  You need to grab the url for the image itself.  To do so, right click on the ticker, then grab the image url.  For IE, click "properties", then copy the "URL (Address),"  for Chrome, click "Copy image url", for Firebox, click "Copy image location"...I don't recall what the procedure is for Safari, but it would be similar.  When you have the image url, come back here and paste it where I have IMAGE URL FOR YOUR TICKER in the format.

Here's how to do it step by step:

1.  Click the "Insert Hyperlink" button (2nd row, 3rd button above the reply window).  Then in the opening url tag, add "=" before the closing bracket in the opening url tag, and the page url (what you used) immediately after it.  It will look like this:
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[url=http://www.tickerfactory.com/counter/wuCSK6c/][/url]
2.  Put your cursor between the url tags and click the "insert image" tag (2nd row, 2nd button above the reply window) which will then look like this:
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[url=http://www.tickerfactory.com/counter/wuCSK6c/][img][/img][/url]
3.  Put your cursor between the img tags and Paste the image url that you got from right clicking on your ticker.  When I do that with the image url I got from right-clicking on the ticker I saw when I clicked on your link, I get this:
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[url=http://www.tickerfactory.com/counter/wuCSK6c/][img]http://tickers.tickerfactory.com/ezt/t/wuCSK6c/counter.png[/img][/url]
which will get me this:


Finally, because the signature box for the profile doesn't allow you to preview your results, it can be useful to use a reply window on a thread to edit the text you want in your siganture.  Use the preview window to see if you're getting what you want, then copy the text, use your back button so that you won't post your reply, then go to your profile and paste the text you worked out in your signature.

Please give it try here! :pinkpom:

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 II
« Reply #389 on: February 25, 2011, 06:24:59 AM »

Just doing a "test" :laugh:

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #390 on: February 25, 2011, 06:25:57 AM »
Well it didn't work-trying to put an avatar in my profile.
Will try again.
Terry

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #391 on: February 25, 2011, 02:11:17 PM »
Hi Terry - let's see if I can help you get your avatar set up in your profile.

First thing - you need to be using a small photo size.  If it is too large it will not be accepted (voice of experience here.)  It took me several tries.  Each time I reduced the size/quality of the photo until it was accepted.

So I suspect that is probably where to start looking.
Enjoy!
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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #392 on: February 25, 2011, 03:57:11 PM »
First thing - you need to be using a small photo size.  If it is too large it will not be accepted (voice of experience here.)  It took me several tries.  Each time I reduced the size/quality of the photo until it was accepted.

Hi Terry!

Lynn's right, that your avatar image must be small.  No more than 150 pixels wide and 250 pixels tall!  You'll find other details about how to insert an avatar "here."   Please let us know if you're still have trouble.  It can be helpful to let us see the image you're using.  Just post it here in a reply. :)

HTH (and looking forward to seeing you soon!)

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 II
« Reply #393 on: February 25, 2011, 07:39:04 PM »
I'm having a problem that I don't know how to fix. When I link to a Flickr photo, it shows up twice on the page, even though I've copied and pasted the BBCode just once.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong.  See below.

Deb

][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/21899591@N06/5476613537/]
Schnittquelle inspiration by Femme 1, on Flickr[/url]

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #394 on: February 25, 2011, 08:40:01 PM »
Deb - I'm noticing a extra bracket in your post. ] and websites hate unaccompanied brackets.

Try going back to Flicker and making sure that you copied the entire contents of the BBC.  When I scooped up your version to get Flicker, it was less than what I could copy when I started at Flicker.


Schnittquelle inspiration by Femme 1, on Flickr

See if that helps.
Lynn


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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #395 on: February 25, 2011, 10:07:34 PM »
Deb, you copied the image information twice. Here is what you copied:
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[url=http://[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/21899591@N06/5476613537/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5476613537_fdafec09a7_m.jpg[/img]][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/21899591@N06/5476613537/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5476613537_fdafec09a7_m.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/21899591@N06/5476613537/]Schnittquelle inspiration[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/21899591@N06/]Femme 1[/url], on Flickr[/url]

Here is what is on the site
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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/21899591@N06/5476613537/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5476613537_fdafec09a7.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/21899591@N06/5476613537/]Schnittquelle inspiration[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/21899591@N06/]Femme 1[/url], on Flickr

If you look closely, you will see that the first line was repeated when you put it into your post above. It may not have been you. It could have come up squirrely on the Flickr site when you selected the BB code. Usually you only need to click on that BB code in the box once and copy it. One click usually selects the entire code.

Give it another try. Beautiful coat, BTW. When I insert your code into this post, I get the same thing that Lynn did:


Schnittquelle inspiration by Femme 1, on Flickr

HTH,
Kathryn

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #396 on: February 28, 2011, 07:30:29 PM »
Testing

Skirt


fuschia skirt by Junebug5871, on Flickr

Done

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #397 on: February 28, 2011, 07:30:56 PM »
Wahoo!!!  it worked


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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #399 on: March 08, 2011, 08:31:45 PM »
PicturePractice:

http://<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/60137099@N06/5494304730/" title="5428469558_be24ddbb8f_o by zaggadaggadoo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5494304730_42b789c28c_m.jpg" width="160" height="240" alt="5428469558_be24ddbb8f_o" /></a>[/img]]
 >:D :smug:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60137099@N06/5494304730/[/img]]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/60137099@N06/5494304730/

It looks like you tried three different sets of code.  I think I can see at least some of the things that went wrong. :'(  And they're "fixable"  ;) ;D

1. In the first two two attempts you used code from Flickr, but unfortunately, you used the html code instead of the BBCode.  This board can't use HTML.

2.  You added img tags and/or url tags around the code from Flickr.  When you get the BBCode (instead of the HTML) from Flickr, it will already incorporate the tags you need.  You won't need to use the buttons above the reply window at all when posting images from Flickr. :)

3.  In the last two, when you didn't use the Flickr code, you used the page url for your image, instead of the image url.  So when the board's software tried to pull your image, it wasn't there! :o  You'll know you have the image url if it end in ".jpg".   The last one is the closest to correct if you weren't using Flickr (which has disabled the "right-click" that is otherwise the easiest way to get the image url.

In general, the formatting you want is:
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[url=PAGE URL][img]IMAGE URL[/img][/url]unfortuantely the fourth attempt used the PAGE URL both where it belonged AND where the IMAGE URL should have been.

Here's what you want to do:

a.  Go to the image page, and click the "Share this" button over the image, and from the drop-down menu click "Grab HTML/BBCode, which will open a pop-up window.

b.  Click the radio button next to "BBCode" near the bottom of the window.

c.  Choose the size you want from the drop-down menu.  If you need to preview sizes, go back to the image page, choose "Actions" & then "View all sizes" from the drop-down menu.

d.  Copy the code from the box, then come back here and past it in your reply window.  Don't use any buttons to add tags to this code.  It doesn't need it.  When you do that, you'll get this:

5428469558_be24ddbb8f_o by zaggadaggadoo, on Flickr

Please give it a try! :pinkpom:

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 II
« Reply #400 on: March 08, 2011, 10:29:06 PM »
Thank you so much, Lisa.
PicturePractice 2.0
Here we go again.
Breathing in and out.
shutting my eyes.
Keep cool
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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #401 on: March 08, 2011, 10:30:24 PM »
Yes!
Fantastic!
So easy!
Thanks again.

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #402 on: March 08, 2011, 10:55:49 PM »
Yes!
Fantastic!
So easy!
Thanks again.

You're welcome! :)

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 II
« Reply #403 on: March 15, 2011, 08:47:24 AM »
this is just a test:-

[img][https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JlG7kMLmH-M/TX5f2aPMhzI/AAAAAAAAATU/si6toa4u7Ts/s320/DSC02737.JPG/img]

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JlG7kMLmH-M/TX5f2aPMhzI/AAAAAAAAATU/si6toa4u7Ts/s320/DSC02737.JPG

[img][https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JlG7kMLmH-M/TX5f2aPMhzI/AAAAAAAAATU/si6toa4u7Ts/s320/DSC02737.JPG/img]
« Last Edit: March 15, 2011, 09:20:25 AM by pdiddly »
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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #404 on: March 15, 2011, 10:15:13 AM »
Pauline - getting there!
Your second line is the correct starting point - copy it, then click on the Insert Image icon 
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[img][/img]  and paste between the two - it should look like this-
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[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JlG7kMLmH-M/TX5f2aPMhzI/AAAAAAAAATU/si6toa4u7Ts/s320/DSC02737.JPG[/img] which will give you this -



If you click Preview before you post you can check to see that everything works... :) 

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #405 on: March 15, 2011, 11:15:28 AM »


Ann you put me to shame  :(  think I got it now - many thanks. ;D
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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #406 on: March 15, 2011, 05:19:19 PM »
Pauline, there's absolutely no shame in not knowing something - the important thing is that you do now know.  ;D

We look foward to seeing many more photos of your work in your posts, not just tagged on at the end!

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« Reply #407 on: March 15, 2011, 05:23:47 PM »
thank you - promise to do my best  ;D
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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #408 on: March 20, 2011, 05:43:39 PM »
Thanks, Lisa, for your help. I finally got my tickler in my signature box. It only took over a month of various attempts! That's just me. Your directions were excellent, but every letter had to be very precise. Geez, I'd rather sew, but I kept trying.

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Re: Sandbox II
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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #410 on: March 26, 2011, 06:39:45 PM »
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BWOF Jkt and HP Shrug 009 by joansewz, on Flickr[/img]

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #411 on: March 26, 2011, 07:06:18 PM »
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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/squirt_pics/5559580174/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5559580174_896691e643.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/squirt_pics/5559580174/]BWOF Jkt and HP Shrug 009[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/squirt_pics/]joansewz[/url], on Flickr

Joan, you got this bit absolutely right!  But... you just need to paste it as-is - don't use the Insert Image icon.

This is what it will look like when you do...
   
BWOF Jkt and HP Shrug 009 by joansewz, on Flickr

Nice jacket!

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« Reply #412 on: March 26, 2011, 07:10:11 PM »
Thanks, Ann.  I am such a dodo on the computer, remembering all the details from one site to another.  I am impressed with all you mods, especially you, since we are close to the same age and you are so agile with all of it.

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #413 on: March 26, 2011, 08:45:25 PM »

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #414 on: March 27, 2011, 05:08:11 PM »
I'll try again, that one was obviously too big.

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #415 on: March 27, 2011, 11:11:13 PM »
Looking good Julie
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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #416 on: March 27, 2011, 11:16:58 PM »
Julie, it looks as though you've got the hang of it now. Nice jacket!

Kathryn

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Re: Sandbox II
« Reply #417 on: March 30, 2011, 01:56:07 PM »
testing.......

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« Reply #419 on: March 30, 2011, 01:59:15 PM »
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krothwolff/5571588586/" title="Silhouette 175 Zip by ksroth31, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5571588586_cdebd2bf47.jpg" width="343" height="500" alt="Silhouette 175 Zip" /></a>

http://flic.kr/p/9ukRbb

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