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Forum topic by GMman posted 10-20-2009 02:12 AM 1063 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2009 02:12 AM

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Can anyone tell me why we have to transfer a picture to photobucket to post it on LJ instead of copy and paste.

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 02:57 AM

The websites have to pay for storage if you load images directly to their website.
If you load them to a photo site they only need a link to your picture to have it show up on the site.
It cuts down on disk usage dramatically and also makes tracking you work harder.
It’s what you get for free now days.


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#2 posted 10-20-2009 03:04 AM

I wondered about that too.

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 03:10 AM

i asked martin myself about a week ago …he told me because of the memory it takes… maybe later when were bigger and more revenue is made…then it will change

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 03:15 AM

I’m fine with that works for me, takes more time but I have all the time in the world!!

Thanks for the answers.

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#5 posted 10-20-2009 03:18 AM

It is a way to save space on the LJ server. All the picture files that LJ’s post will require many gigs of storage space and that would slow down our LJ site.
By using a 3rd party to store the pics which we can obatin an HTML insert code for to place pics in our blogs etc., is good way to go if you want our LJ site to be fast.
Yes it would be nice to coy/paste but the disk space overhead required is horrendous and gets worse as more pics accompany our future blogs etc.

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#6 posted 10-20-2009 03:21 AM

Thanks Roger!

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 09:51 AM

Quoting my reply on a related topic:

Unlimited picture storage can get expensive. There are many dedicated photo storage / sharing websites that excel in this area. We have limited storage of project and workshop pictures here for free.

mics_54: “I am active on many forums that are as active as this one.”
That’s exactly the main reason to use photo sharing website – upload it once there and then use provided html sharing code snippet on any forum.

To make the process as simple as direct file upload I strongly recommend using MINI-BROWSER that you can find at the bottom of the posting textbox.

Anyways, I’m not saying that LJ will not have a direct photo upload on all posts as an option in the future ;)

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#8 posted 10-21-2009 01:43 AM

I get it and I am ok with it!!

Videos I am having problems but I’ll get it after a while.

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