How do I link to flickr

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  1. underdog

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    When I post a pic it appears as a tiny thumbnail, other members pics look full size. I'm guessing it's something to do with Flickr ? I tried searching the forum for the solution before asking but couldn't find anything. Any help appreciated :rolleyes:
     
  2. senu

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    Try the FAQ
     
  3. underdog

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    Thanks Senu :thumbsup:
     
  4. senu

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    No worries

    Although you can just put a URL link to the image
    ie http: //: xxx xxxxx.jpg (the tags will be placed automatically)... where ( I havent quite figured that out yet)
     
  5. ksten

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    Hi,

    When I use an image to link to a URL of a flickr page I use:

    [ URL=http://...url of page to link to... ][ IMG ]http://...url of image file...[ /IMG ][ /URL ]

    Remove the spaces after the "[" characters and before the "]" characters.

    The URL I link to is the flickr page which allows you to click on the "More properties" link to see the Exif data or click on the "All sizes" option.

    The image I use is the "Medium" size file as this is less than 800 pixels on the longest edge.

    E.g.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers.
     
  6. Gizmo 76

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    If you 'quote' a post that has displayed the pictures the way you want to, depending on the browser you're using it'll show you how the code needs to be :thumbsup:

    But on flickr I go to the medium sized picture (go to your large if it is under the forum requirements) and I grab the URL for the .jpg file. Then in my AVF post I click on the 'little yellow picture' icon and input the previously grabbed address.....

    Next I go back to flickr and grab the link for the large version's page, then on my AVF post, hightlight the already created picture link ( {IMG}........{/IMG} ) and then click on the 'little world and link' picture and paste this link in there.......

    After all this you are left with something like below...

    [​IMG]


    It's easier than it sound's......honest:D
     
  7. senu

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    Thanks for that Gizmo76.. and Ksten

    Quote a post has the effect of letting you see how the Displayed image has been "formed" better than a description

    Gizmo.. although I can actually see what you done without needing to "quote"

    Do you mean that you first embbed a medium image , then select it and insert a link for the larger one?
    I guess its worth a try
    [​IMG]
    Voila! it works! Many thanks
     
  8. Chunder

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    The only downside with Gizmo's method is that it links to the image itself, rather than the Flickr page... so (a) I'm not sure whether it counts the views properly and (b) it doesn't encourage viewers to comment or to explore the rest of your photostream (which I'll often do - I'm easily sidetracked!).
     
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    Hi Senu,

    I think you've linked to the large file itself rather than the flickr page that displays the original size and gives you the options to choose other sizes. This may have been your intention but just thought I'd mention it.

    I actually link to the page that allows viewers to add comments, see the tags, click on "More properties" etc.

    Gizmo - good tip on quoting a post with the embedded image ... so much easier than explaining it! :thumbsup:

    Cheers.



    Haha - posted at the same time as Chunder.
     
  10. Gizmo 76

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    Yep, that's it, no probs bud.

    You used your small image though. Like I said in the other thread, I find this way let's me keep the quality in the large version a bit better for people to view :thumbsup:
     
  11. senu

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    Thanks Guys

    I was just trying out the method to see I was actually geting them right
    Ill re do it to link to the page with more options

    But that means I can link to anything really : Bigger image, My Flicker page .. ect!

    Will give it a go but it was quite simple just following Gizmos directions!
     
  12. Gizmo 76

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    That is a good point :thumbsup:

    I've always done it just to show of the larger version, they can click on the 'back to photo page' link, but like you said going straight to the main page would increase your chances of comments :D
     
  13. senu

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    Well Ive just redone it to link to the page where comments can be made, and all sized viewed if desired



    [​IMG]
    Thanks though .. it wasn't that hard , after all:smashin:
     
  14. jomike

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    Clears up a few things for me too, thanks all.

    Mods - maybe add this to FAQs?

    Mike
     
  15. senu

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    Good Idea
    I think I will too:)
     
  16. stevegreen

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    It's actually part of Flickrs terms that you link back to the photo page and not simply embed an image hosted there ;)
     
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    It is indeed, but I could never get the code they provide to work here, before this explanation. I am sure many others are in the same boat. I just tried it and it works a treat. Should boost my flickr views as well, wich are pretty poor at the moment :(

    Mike
     
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    Thanks...maybe Ill get nearer that 10,000 mark now:rotfl:
     
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    BTW, if anyone here uses Firefox and has GreaseMonkey installed, then you may be interested in this excellent script for pasting links to photos:

    It's called All Sizes +, and it will output both an HTML link and a BB script link for you. You can find the script here:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrhacks/discuss/72157594303798688/

    It saves loads of time when pasting photos into here, and it even includes the links:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Okay, now I'm just showing off :rolleyes:
     
  20. senu

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    I use firefox ( mainly) .
    The IT guys at work frown when they see it on my PCs ...and I frown back..No words exchanged but I imagine they would love to meet me somewhere dark and lonely...:eek::devil:!

    I've never heard of or used Grease Monkey ( living a sheltered life as one does) : What is it ? as It sounds like Id need it to use this script you've so kindly linked)
    Ordinarily Grease Monkey would suggest the role played by Leonardo de Caprio in " Catch me if you can":rotfl:!
     
  21. Gizmo 76

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    Cool :thumbsup:

    Cheers for that, only installed greasemonkey last week, this will save me sometime for sure :smashin:
     
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    Or possibly a cross between a PG Tips advert and garage scene in Grease?:D

    Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to install and run little scripts that do stuff with web pages.

    You can find Greasemonkey here:
    http://www.greasespot.net/

    There are large sites where you can download hundreds of different scripts that work with it. I barely use anything other than Flickr scripts though - I think I've downloaded something that adds a "Save movie" link to YouTube, but that's about it.

    As to Flickr related Greasemonkey scripts, you can find loads of these in a Flickr group called FlickrHacks. The most useful ones IMO are the All Sizes + (mentioned above) and I like the More Home script which adds more images to your Flickr home page (instead of the 4 across, you get 8)

    Here's the Flickr Hacks group:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrhacks

    This discussion is great as it lists a whole load of the most recommended ones:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrhacks/discuss/72157594375803802/?search=favorite
     
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    [​IMG]

    wow that works great :) thanks to everyone who posted :clap:
     
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    [​IMG]

    Just testing ;)
     
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    [​IMG]

    Another test, remember also the Av Forums flickr group!:smashin:
     
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    Just testing ....thanks
     
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    Thanks for that Jon. I've use loads of Greasemonkey scripts for flickr but I didn't know about this one - it's going to save me loads of time.

    Other excellent greasemonkey scripts are:

    flickr multi-group sender - allows you to send a photo to more than one group at the same time

    flickr new contact more links - when someone adds you as a contact this script will automatically show you more info that person's photo stream so you can decide whether to add them or not

    flickrPM - automatically adds icons next to someone's user name in flickr with shortcuts to their most interesting photos, their profile, flickrmail etc

    flickr refer comment - when you leave a comment on a photo it automatically adds where you saw this photo. This is brilliant as if you comment on a photo in say the AVForums group it automatically puts in the code to say that you saw it in The AVForums.com group so you don't need to copy and paste the text that Steve says you should.

    There are loads more but those are most useful for me...
     
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    One more Greasemonkey script I left off my list for is flickr photo rank. This is great if you are an Explore Whore as it will automatically show you where in explore (and if not in explore where in the top 1000) a photo is. It also gives you a link to that photo's place in explore so you can click and enter the explore chart at that photo's position.
     
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    i've tryed all ways to post a pic with link and can't get it right looked at how to do it loads and still can't get it right.
     
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    I've PM'd you - give it a whirl :smashin:
     

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