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Done with photobucket!
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:23 PM

Waht other photo hosting sites are there like photobucket  that actually work?

Thanks for the info

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Revell 1/144 MiG-31, Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:33 PM

I switched to Flickr. Free and had no issues at al.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:41 PM

I went to Imageshack....not free ($20 for 1st year and $40 after), and like it so far.

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:18 PM

Bish

I switched to Flickr. Free and had no issues at al.

 

Ditto

I'll 2nd Bish. Posting pics is much faster and easier.

-Andy

    

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Friday, March 17, 2017 4:39 AM

I 3rd the Flickr. You can organize into albums and pick what size photo you want to post.

See my gallery in my signature.

Here is a medium size:

 

Here is the large size: (click on picture and it allows you to zoom in to show details)

 

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 17, 2017 12:10 PM

I started a flickr account, got a photo loaded, copied the URL from the address bar, but that did not seem to work when I tried to post a picture in this forum. After I pasted the URL into the little popup window, nothing happened.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, March 17, 2017 12:17 PM

Don Stauffer

I started a flickr account, got a photo loaded, copied the URL from the address bar, but that did not seem to work when I tried to post a picture in this forum. After I pasted the URL into the little popup window, nothing happened.

 

 

Don, all you should have to do is click on a picture to select it and then you right click on the photo and click copy. Then paste using the image uploader in the forum as you normally would. Hope this helps.

-Andy

    

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:58 AM

 What I do is select BBCode Copy Link, Paste it, then I delete every thing before the "IMG" tag and everything after the "/IMG" tag.

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  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:58 AM

I haven't posted a pic on FSM Forum in years so thought I would see if I could.

 

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:01 PM

www.postimage.org

 

no issues

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Posted by Melgyver on Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:02 PM

 I guess it still works, using Photo Bucket.  This is a 1/72 Hasegawa B-17G probably 20-25 yrs. old I had started for a cousin who's Dad flew B-17's in WW II.  I never finished it both have passed on.   The gray square plastic tubing was for a rod to support the model from a wall mount.   

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:47 PM

Like others, I have had it with Photobucket. I created an account with Flickr, but I am having the same problem that Don had.  When I paste the link in the FSM image uploader, all I get is a small square box.  I also tried the method that Rooster suggested, and its the same deal. Nothing seems to work.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:12 PM

All I did was copy and pasted the bottom IMG address and it worked.  The URL was bracketed and was about 2 and half lines long.

 

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:14 PM

Ok, I think that I stumbled on the process.  As follows:

 

 

 

So far--zero annoying popups that lockup your hardware.

 

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:22 PM

Wolfman--I noticed that when I clicked on the images that I posted, my PC downloads them. When I click on your images, it does not try to download them, it just displays them. Is that a setting that I am missing?  Do you have your images as public? Private?

 

Update: The issue is probably a setting with my browser.

 

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 5:06 AM

I have Flickr set to public. However I noticed you clicked on the download Icon.

I use the share Icon (right curving arrow) and select BBCode. Then I select the size of the picture. I copy the link. At this point there are two ways to post it. Either paste link and remove everything before and after the IMG and /IMG tags or click "insert image" and paste the entire link in the box. I prefer the first method as this allows me to type in comments between the pictures  because the links are in the message field where as the latter just ads them to the bottom of the post.

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Posted by templar1099 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:37 AM

I use both,just to post pics,no commentary or graphics.On both sites I have FSM reply open and the site I'm posting from. On PB the photo I use is on your Photostream, right click,hit copy and switch to FSM,hit Paste and s/b done. On FLKR same process,but your picture has to be in the Camera Roll,double click the one you want,then right click to copy and back to FSM to paste. 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:32 AM

Wolfman--thanks for your process. I did the BBCode/size/insert. I was able to make it work by following your process, but for some reason when I am doing it, it is creating two images. What is happening is that the link that I am pasting has the information twice. I don't know why that is happening. Its fixable, just delete the one, but extra work. So I am not sure yet what I am missing. A few things to note.

 

1. I was confused at first with the above method because when I pasted the link into the insert image box, then clicked on insert, the image didn't appear like I was used to. It showed up as a little box. I assumed it wasn't working at first. For the heck of it I finished it out by hitting the finish button and what do you know, the image appeared in the final post. 

2. I found that you can also past the link via insert into the insert link/URL box. That works too. Here too though, it will appear as a link in your post until you finish it out. Then in the final post the image appears.

I will have to play with this more. It seems there is more than one way to make this work. The method I stumbled on seems to work for my work flow very well. Yours works well too if I can figure out why the link is pasting itself twice.

Lastly--I have not been able to post images using my Ipad. The functionality is different. Maybe, if I delete the app that I loaded and try doing this through the website.  I have to try that yet.

Thanks for the help.

Steve

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:40 AM

UPDATE: I hit the back button on my browser and retried Wolfmans method. The link/image appeared only once. So, not sure what happened before, but the problem seems solved.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:14 PM

I was able to get my Ipad to work with Flickr, but I did so by uninstalling the Flickr app. As I suspected, the app was limiting my access to some of the functions that the web access offers. For mobile users, this is something to consider if you get stymied. It may just depend on what platform it is that you are using.

I am happy. By moving to Flickr I have stopped the onslaught of adware, and now, I can even use my Ipad again. I couldn't when using PB.

Bye bye Photobucket. As Arnold Schwarzenegger would say... Consider this a divorce. 

 

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Posted by Gerg on Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:00 PM

I saw the title of this post and knew I had to read it. I am new to this but have felt my share of photobucket pain. I actually deleted my account a few days ago but thought better of it and canceled the deletion. I figured I better get the Flickr account up and running first. With so few pictures it won't be difficult.  The little I have used Flickr I know it will add years to my life verses photobucket. 

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:51 PM

I was trying to post a pic from Photobucket yesterday and gave it up, slow downloads and it always lock up. Seen the tips here about Flicker and tried that, had a few problems getting started as several here did but think I got it figured out now. Thanks for the tips! Big Smile

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:51 PM

Tried Flickr again.  Still won't work.  Right clicked, selected save link as, pasted that in image window box.  Nothing!

Went back to Photobucket. It works, even if glacially slow :-(

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:00 PM

Don, did you try it the way that I outlined? 

Don't give up. It works great once you figure it out. 

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:11 AM

Bakster

Don, did you try it the way that I outlined? 

Don't give up. It works great once you figure it out. 

 

I think so. I used method 2 from your 3/19 post.

One question- about the sizing.  Do you need to specifically size it in the fsm dropdown box?  When I use PB I leave those boxes blank, and it automatically sizes it fine.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:45 PM

Don--yes you have to select the size. Once you figure out what size looks good to you, just keep using the same size.  It is not an issue. Actually, after you select it once, it defaults to the previous size used until you change it. (Updated below with the next post. I made an error. See the correction.)

A couple of things to note. I prefer to use my first method only because it does not show the URL data below the image. It is much cleaner looking to me but as noted by others here, they will use and modify them. It depends on your preference. I guess you can eliminate some of that but I have not completely figured out what in the URL has to stay, and what can go. Others here might be able to help with that, if this is a concern.This can be confusing--so here is a visual of how to do the second method.

1.  While in photostream mode, click on the photo that you want to post. It will open the photo as shown below.

2. Click on the curved arrow shown in the image.

 

 

3. After clicking on the curved arrow, this comes up. Select the image size.

 

 

4. Make sure BBCode is selected.

5. Right click on the URL address. 

6. Click on copy.

 

 

7. Go to the FSM interface and click on insert.  (You can also use the insert icon in the toolbar.)

8. Click on insert image.

 

 

9. Paste the link into the source box and click on OK.

 

 

10. This is how it looks when you paste the URL.

 

 

11.  Click on the submit button when you are ready to submit the post. Then the image magically appears. Notice the URL data below the image. You can edit some of that out before you hit the ok button in step 9.

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:08 PM

Don Stauffer
Do you need to specifically size it in the fsm dropdown box?  When I use PB I leave those boxes blank, and it automatically sizes it fine.  

 

Sorry Don, I misread this. The answer is no for the FSM dropdown. You do not have to specify. You leave them blank.

I should also mention that once you have folders setup, you can start from there as well, and not just the photostream mode.

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 24, 2017 9:07 AM

Bakster

 

 
Don Stauffer
Do you need to specifically size it in the fsm dropdown box?  When I use PB I leave those boxes blank, and it automatically sizes it fine.  

 

 

Sorry Don, I misread this. The answer is no for the FSM dropdown. You do not have to specify. You leave them blank.

I should also mention that once you have folders setup, you can start from there as well, and not just the photostream mode.

 

I don't even know what photostream mode is.  That is one thing I don't like about Flickr. I find it harder to use, don't understand how to do things.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 24, 2017 5:18 PM

Don Stauffer
 
Bakster

 

 
Don Stauffer
Do you need to specifically size it in the fsm dropdown box?  When I use PB I leave those boxes blank, and it automatically sizes it fine.  

 

 

Sorry Don, I misread this. The answer is no for the FSM dropdown. You do not have to specify. You leave them blank.

I should also mention that once you have folders setup, you can start from there as well, and not just the photostream mode.

 

 

 

I don't even know what photostream mode is.  That is one thing I don't like about Flickr. I find it harder to use, don't understand how to do things.

 

 

Hi Don--of course you need to work with what you are comfortable with. Just for conversation sake though, when you get to the main page, there are a series of selections that you can choose from. They are located just below where your name is displayed. From left to right they are: Camera Roll, Photostream, Albums, Favorites, Groups, and so on. What I meant by Photostream mode is to click on the Photostream selector.  When you do that, the images that you have already loaded will be displayed. From there you can click on the image that you want to post, or even add images by clicking on the cloud icon way at the top, next to the bell icon.

Anyway--thats that.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, April 09, 2017 1:48 PM

Why not try Flickr. You can get free accounts. Unless I am doing something wrong on my end I can never see large pictures of what you guys are posting on the sites you are using. 

A number RVN scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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