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A guide to posting images from Flickr

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Zymurgy661
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A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by Zymurgy661 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:14 pm

Based on recent changes to Flickr and a number of threads asking how to post images to the forums, i have very quickly created the following that should help everyone.

Step 1 - Go to your flickr Photostream and click on the image that you wish to post

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Step 2 - A new screen will appear with the single image on it. From here click on the icon that looks like a box with an arrow pointing out of it

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Step 3 - This will bring up a new panel with a range of sharing options. For the forums, it is best to stick with BBCode therefore click on that option

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Step 4 - Once BBCode is active (highlighted white instead of grey) you need to select the size of image you wish to share from the drop down list available (longest length on the forum is 1200px)

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Step 5 - After selecting the size, click in the highlighted box and select all text (CTRL + A shortcut for Windows or right click and choose select all)

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Step 6 - Head to the forums, start your thread and simply past that code into your post (CTRL + V shortcut for Windows)

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Step 7 - To prove it works, hit the Preview button and, with luck, everything should be as expected!

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Hope this helps everyone, if any questions please post them in this thread.


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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by Cooper1812 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:31 pm

Hi Guys, I can't get this to work - I'm on an iPad, does that make a difference?! There's no option for me to select all the text of the BBCode, it'll only let me copy what's visible and I know part of it is missing.

Hate technology. :blush:

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by eagle driver » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:53 pm

A few people have said about encountering differences when using windows 10 .
What I have found is possible a easier way of uploading photos , no need to post BBcodes just a form of copy and paste,
I wont restate the original two steps as these do not change but at step 3 press the arrow that points to the right , this can be found in the bottom right of the screen
A white screen will appear with a box in the centre ,this gives you your share options .
No need to do anything other than press Ctrl+c as it says in the bottom of the box
At this point either create or return to your selected thread,
leave the usual space below any text you have written on screen and Right click PASTE.
This should bring up your bbscript then all you need to do is either preview or submit to view

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by mjb1948 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:34 pm

made it easy by just following your steps
regards mick :clap:

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by F3 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:35 pm

Big Thank You Zymurgy. Have had a big headache trying to post from Flickr after the Photobucket extortion attempt but you've cured it with yr easy to follow tutorial!

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by F3 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:35 pm

Big Thank You Zymurgy. Have had a big headache trying to post from Flickr after the Photobucket extortion attempt but you've cured it with yr easy to follow tutorial!

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by Doughnut » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:07 pm

Thanks for the tutorial. It worked fine.
One question can you load multiply images from Flickr or just one at a time ?

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:27 pm

As far as I know you need to copy and paste each BB code one at a time

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by aenstrop » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:53 pm

I’ve copied this from an entry I posted on the sister site, “Civilian Aviation” sometime last year.

In addition to the advice given above re posting pics from Flickr using a PC, I’ve found that the following works for me when posting from my iPad.

I post from Flickr using my iPad. I open Flickr with Firefox, go to the share option as you would on pc or laptop, and select BBCode. I tap just after the [ and then drag along and down until the link is selected and then pressing the little blue placeholder. The option to copy appears aboveby. Copy, then Paste the link to the forum, remembering to put the [ before the link. I’ve used this with both the iPad Mini 4 and an iPad (2018) 9.7”.

Whether this works for everyone I can’t say, but I’ve used it for quite a while now with success. I haven’t tried it with Chrome or Safari, but I’d imagine it should be okay


Hope this is of some use to someone.

Al.

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by Binbrook123 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:09 pm

These really helped. Thanks

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by LCM » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:38 am

Thank you. Will give it a go shortly and report back Cheers Laurie

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by LM47 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:46 pm

Using Flickr,I copy the BBCode and paste it in the forum but get no image..just the code.
Same with Village photos.
What am I doing wrong?

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by Yunglee » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:45 pm

All I can suggest is to make sure you copy all the code and paste it on to a new line making sure not to delete any of the brackets...

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by LM47 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:42 pm

Thanks Yunglee.
I had a look at the code again and tried deleting everything to the right of the last bracket (this: ,on flikr) and it works now.

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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by eLaReF » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:37 am

If I copy/paste the BBcode all works as advertised.
However, my Flickr display has never looked like those illustrating this post. Been on it since 2007 and I have only ever had the annoying 'everything is at bottom of the screen so that you have to scroll down' type of setup.
How do you get the panel on the right?
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Re: A guide to posting images from Flickr

Post by page_verify » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:20 pm

Is Flickr still the coolest place to host photos to share on here?

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