[HOW-TO] Embed pictures in your posts

jstar

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really?
I just used it but I click on the hotlink for forums
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This is the new Postimage.org:

image.png



I can't seem to find any link to a picture on the web, only pictures that are stored locally. (PC, iPad, ...)

Now this is the previous version of Postimage:


image.jpg


As you can see, there is an option to include internet as picture source. Luckily the "old" version is still available.

And the forum 'insert picture' function allows to insert pictures directly via the URL. But then there is no resize possible (this is an example from that Jakarta Post article):

2016_08_25_10531_1472127720._large.jpg
 

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Ah - I just "save" web pics to my desktop and then load them, never even considered doing it a diff way :D .
 

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Postimage has a new interface and it seems the possibility of linking to an image web address has disappeared. Annoying to download first if you want to paste a web image.

No need, from postimg select direct link.

If you wanna paste an image from another website, right click on the image and select copy image address. Or open the image in a new tab and copy the image address.
 

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lol ...... how do you guys upload images, I tried following El G's directions but couldn't get it to work. I used to do the
& insert the file link thing but that has vanished & my only option is to insert a URL?
 

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lol ...... how do you guys upload images, I tried following El G's directions but couldn't get it to work. I used to do the
& insert the file link thing but that has vanished & my only option is to insert a URL?

I've found that the easiest way is to go to a photo and just copy it then when I want to post it paste.

If you notice my previous post doesn't have the
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I'll try another one to check

 

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I've found that the easiest way is to go to a photo and just copy it then when I want to post it paste.

If you notice my previous post doesn't have the
.

I'll try another one to check

Nah, won't work for me .....when I try to paste it does nothing
 

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Nah, won't work for me .....when I try to paste it does nothing

Copy and Paste didn't work for me either. Nor did drag and drop.

Does the image have to be in a certain format.? I've tried JPG.. no luck.
 

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Please...I'm no computer techy but I believe you can copy the url of a pic and file as a picture. Then click on the 'insert image' button, displayed on the font line when replying, and add the url of the picture to reveal in the post.

edit...please ignore
Sorry...I'm thinking of another forum where clicking on the 'insert image' does allow to select from files on a computer. On this forum it only seems to allow files from a URL...not so useful.
 
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Please...I'm no computer techy but I believe you can copy the url of a pic and file as a picture. Then click on the 'insert image' button, displayed on the font line when replying, and add the url of the picture to reveal in the post.

Hmmmm.. I'm not sure i fully get it but i'll give it a try. I don't have anything to paste right now though.. but when i do..
 

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Hmmmm.. I'm not sure i fully get it but i'll give it a try. I don't have anything to paste right now though.. but when i do..

Sorry...I'm thinking of another forum where clicking on the 'insert image' does allow to select from files on a computer. On this forum it only seems to allow files from a URL...not so useful.
 

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Sorry...I'm thinking of another forum where clicking on the 'insert image' does allow to select from files on a computer. On this forum it only seems to allow files from a URL...not so useful.

There is a simple reason for that. If we allow to select files from the user's computers, it would mean those images files get uploaded to this forum, which would mean that each image would take up storage space and bandwidth on our server, which is not free.

So for now, users can only embed pictures hosted elsewhere so that it uses their storage and their bandwidth.
 

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Ah - I just "save" web pics to my desktop and then load them, never even considered doing it a diff way :D .


No need, from postimg select direct link.

If you wanna paste an image from another website, right click on the image and select copy image address. Or open the image in a new tab and copy the image address.

To expand a little bit on the above:

If the image you want to post on the forum is from the web, you do not need to download it first to your computer and then upload it to postimage.org.

What you do is you right-click on the image you have found on the web and select "copy image address" (may differ from browser to browser and whether you are on a Mac or PC). Then you follow step 5 of the tutorial.


lol ...... how do you guys upload images, I tried following El G's directions but couldn't get it to work. I used to do the
& insert the file link thing but that has vanished & my only option is to insert a URL?


Nah, won't work for me .....when I try to paste it does nothing

Could you try to paste just the url here? Or show us where you are trying to get the image from?
 

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aha ..... done it, thanks El G

i was trying to paste an image from my computer ..... I think one of my mistakes was that I had renamed the image

The above I copied the image address from the web
 

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aha ..... done it, thanks El G

i was trying to paste an image from my computer ..... I think one of my mistakes was that I had renamed the image

The above I copied the image address from the web

Awesome, glad it worked!
 

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Seems that our luck is running out. After recommending postimage.org, it seems that the service is in danger of closing down:

Please contact us if you have a CDN that is capable and willing of serving 1.8 Petabytes of outgoing traffic per month free of charge, or if you can make a donation to help us pay a monthly $12,000 bill from CloudFlare that we are now facing.

As of this moment, Postimage.org faces not a mere technical problem, but an existential threat.What's happening?

On October 27, 2016, CloudFlare abruptly cut us off from most of their services except DNS for abusing their system. This came as a bit of a surprise, since although we've been using one of their cheapest plans for a long time, we had reached an agreement earlier this month that we would be upgrading our account when the next billing cycle started. A couple of Skype calls later we learned the following:
  • CloudFlare was very unhappy that the total traffic usage of our project had surpassed a staggering figure of 1.8 petabytes in the last 30 days.
  • The amount of money we had to pay monthly to make them happy again grew after each Skype call as more people in CF got involved in examining our case: $200 became $1000, which in turn became $12k.
  • The sales team was adamant that although CloudFlare did not officially have bandwidth limits, our violation of Section 10 of their terms of service could not be remedied by serving less image traffic and more HTML traffic (although, being an image hosting company, we have no idea how we would pull this one off anyway without blatantly gaming the system), and that at the level of petabytes of data, they would never allow that on a $200/month Business plan.
  • We were officially screwed.
Let us make this absolutely clear: we do not hold a grudge against CloudFlare for refusing to foot our traffic bill any further. We do realize that we are costing them a ton of money, and it is solely our own fault that our current business model is not sustainable. We also recognize that the deal they offered is probably as good as anything we could reasonably expect from other CDN providers. The only thing we disagree with is that instead of publishing estimates of how much traffic customers are actually allowed to consume at each service plan, CloudFlare insists that their bandwidth is unlimited and declines to comment on the actual terms of service.What should we do now?

The most likely outcome is that Postimage.org will have to shut down, terminating nearly 140 million images embedded into some 450 thousand websites, first and foremost a number of great message boards (although a lot of online auctions, personal galleries and corporate websites will be affected as well).While we are definitely bothered that the project on which our modest livelihood depends is shutting down, this latter circumstance bothers us much more. We will hopefully find other jobs to pay our bills, but a huge historical layer spanning more than a decade of some of the Internet's most vibrant communities will be obliterated forever. Thus, at this point failure is not an option; we must fight tooth and nail to keep Postimage.org running.Where's the money?

Historically, advertising revenue has been our main source of income [approximately a 50/50 split between AdSense and content recommendation systems]. While we've recently decided to experiment with header bidding platforms, we have yet to collect a single dollar from these experiments, so we don't really know if this will work.We are also considering the option of running a crowdfunding effort a la Reddit Gold or a donation system. Our main website is seeing 8 million unique users per month, and if just 0.125% of our userbase sent us $1 every month, that would be enough to cover our traffic bills and stay with CloudFlare.Finally, there is an option to try a different role in the digital marketing industry, perhaps even become a DMP data source as well as a publisher (our recent measurements indicate that we're serving over 28 million unique daily users over our whole network of 450k websites). However, we have to first answer a couple of important questions such as if this data is actually worth anything, and if such a privacy-impairing tradeoff would be acceptable for our users if that's what it took to keep their images online.P.S. If you have any suggestions or bright ideas, please contact us at [email protected].

If you feel like donating to keep this great service up and running, you can do so directly on their home page at http://postimage.org
 

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I use Flickr. After opening the image you have uploaded to the site, click "share" and copy the addr; paste that into your post.

 

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Seems that our luck is running out. After recommending postimage.org, it seems that the service is in danger of closing down:



If you feel like donating to keep this great service up and running, you can do so directly on their home page at http://postimage.org

And that can be(come) a major issue. Just like IMGUR before. The pictures we post here are direct links to their system. So if that is gone, it means all pictures will become invisible.
 

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Yes, that's exactly the danger they described. In fact, it's already happening. All pictures on postimage are unavailable at the moment.
 

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