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Tutorial - How to insert/link images (from Imgur)

Started by Pellson, October 14, 2021, 05:34:23 AM

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McColm

TheChronicOne has done a video explaining how he uses Imgur on his PC on Facebook.
I just need to save up and get a PC or if Imgur allows me access to their website.

Pellson

Quote from: McColm on October 17, 2021, 02:58:45 PM
TheChronicOne has done a video explaining how he uses Imgur on his PC on Facebook.
I just need to save up and get a PC or if Imgur allows me access to their website.

I honestly think it should be as easy via your tablet as it is for me via my phone, hence no need for a pc. The trick is to fist copy the pic link in the imgur app, then paste it between the "img" markers.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

Weaver

You can get the correct image link on a PC by simply right clicking on the image and then clicking on COPY IMAGE LINK on the menu that pops up. However I don't know how this method translates onto tablets/smartphones since I have neither.

So for this picture: https://imgur.com/a/f7CBXAJ (Victor/Nimrod AEW hybrid), you get: https://i.imgur.com/ufi97PZ.jpeg

Put that code between IMG tags like this: [img]https://i.imgur.com/ufi97PZ.jpeg[/img]

Set the width like this: [img width=600]https://i.imgur.com/ufi97PZ.jpeg[/img]

and it embeds like this:


"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

McColm

#33

It doesn't work. Atleast there's a picture  :banghead:

McColm

#34

Should have been me wearing my Royal Auxiliary Air Force uniform in front of the Unit's sign.
https://imgur.com/a/fPfzvoz
If I add your first line

I get nothing at all

McColm

#35
And if I add the width=600 I get this

Nothing  :banghead:


McColm

#36
https://i.imgur.com/f7CBXAJ.jpeg
I keep getting a message that it won't load the post.

Weaver

Quote from: McColm on October 17, 2021, 04:21:22 PM

Should have been me wearing my Royal Auxiliary Air Force uniform in front of the Unit's sign.
https://imgur.com/a/fPfzvoz
If I add your first line

I get nothing at all

You're using the address of the webpage not the address of the image itself.

The address of the webpage is: https://imgur.com/a/fPfzvoz  That won't work for embedding the image here.

The address of the image is: https://i.imgur.com/hX1OflA.jpeg which you get by right clicking on the image then clicking on the COPY IMAGE LINK option.

Put the image address inside the IMG tags and you get this:



The code for that looks like this:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/hX1OflA.jpeg[/img]

(If you copy it don't copy the CODE tags: they're what make it show you the code instead of the picture.)
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

McColm

#38
I don't have a mouse connected to my tablet , it's a standard keyboard.
If you check the topic Airfix you can see my reply. The code is correct but there's still no picture when I do it.
I tried twice to get into the website but it wouldn't load any of my pictures just my user name and the web address. A black screen.
' keep on knocking,  but they won't let me in', as the lyrics to the song goes or 'green door, what's the secret your hiding?'

AndrewF

On a tablet or a smartphone press and hold on the image on the website - you should get a menu with various options including "open image in new tab". If you select that, then go to the new tab with just the image in your browser, you can then press on the url (the address of the page) in your browser (in the address bar at the top of the page) making sure the whole address is selected, press and click "copy". That should be the correct address, which you then paste into the img tags here.

AndrewF

Actually, I've just tried doing that on an iPhone and you end up with a few parameters at the end of the url - you have to delete everything after the ? (question mark) in the url... Also the image format is webp which I suspect is because I'm using Chrome as a browser - Chrome converts jpeg and png format images to webp because it's more compressed without losing quality. But webp isn't compatible with many other systems - for example you need a plugin in Photoshop to open webp images... so that might be a reason for getting a blank space instead of an image on this forum. You *could* just type .jpg at the end of the url to replace .webp but I think that getting a cheap pc would save you a whole load of hassle...

AndrewF

#41
I've just tried it in Safari as well and the image format is .webp as well

So for a url like this **https://i.imgur.com/DaTtnAQ_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium**

You have to delete the question mark and everything after it, change .webp to .jpg and paste the modified url here. It's a complete pain in the arse on a telephone. It may be easier on a tablet, but the interfaces are very similar (touch based rather than cursor based) so I doubt it...

Pellson

I still can't understand why you just can't follow the steps I did at the top of this thread. It SHOULD work! I mean - it's imgur, just like my pics!

But we're getting there!



Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

McColm

Quote from: Pellson on October 18, 2021, 01:41:23 AM
I still can't understand why you just can't follow the steps I did at the top of this thread. It SHOULD work! I mean - it's imgur, just like my pics!

But we're getting there!
I have been following your steps until 2am this morning. It's frustrating  but as they say just giggle around a bit until I get it right.

Pellson

Quote from: McColm on October 18, 2021, 02:41:22 AM
Quote from: Pellson on October 18, 2021, 01:41:23 AM
I still can't understand why you just can't follow the steps I did at the top of this thread. It SHOULD work! I mean - it's imgur, just like my pics!

But we're getting there!
I have been following your steps until 2am this morning. It's frustrating  but as they say just giggle around a bit until I get it right.

You do use the imgur app, I presume?
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!