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Forum topic by Glen Peterson posted 03-02-2010 03:59 AM 979 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Glen Peterson

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03-02-2010 03:59 AM

Hi All,
Please help. I just wrote my first Blog entry and tried to embed a bunch of photos.

I thought I followed the directions. I simply copied the web address from the properties info for each photo in the Flickr acct I established and pasted them into the blog. I thought they would be the actual photos, but only the web address is showing. Is there a way for me to get the actual photos to show? It kind of ruins the blog if a reader has to click onto a link to the Flickr account.

I’d sure appreciate some help from an experienced blogger.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 04:07 AM

ya me too

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 04:09 AM

I left this on your other post also

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 04:19 AM

Thanks Jim, I’m really going to have to study this. Perhaps I should have uploaded my photos to Photo Bucket rather than Flickr. I guess I need a teenager with computer skills.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 03:51 AM

Hey kunk,
I had forgotten about this post, since I figured it out a while ago. You need to put your photos on an Internet sharing site like flikr or photobucket. Then you have to change the size to the photo to fit with the LJ requirements. Finally you have to copy the URL from the photo site and past it here. Then you have to use the proper formatting for a photo which is to put an exclamation mark (!) immediately before and after the photo URL. You might have to play around with it for a bit. I didn’t get it at first , but after some comments I got it together in a couple of hours one evening. Jim’s referral above to Gary’s blog explanation was complex, but very helpful. If you need more help send me a PM and I’d be happy to do what I can. At the top of the box I’m writing in there is a “show formatting references” tab. click on it when you’re writing and it’ll show you the things you need to do to format LJ posts. There is also some helpful advice from LJ under the “Pictures & videos friendly” tab which is also on the top of this box.

-- Glen

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 07:40 AM

Just my own thoughts here, but ususally if you can upload a picture directly from your PC to a web site , that site wants money or forces advertising on you. Direct uploading cost money, just that simple. Thats the only reason I ever started with photobucket to begin with. One benefit to the online photo storage is your hard drive space, and if your PC crashes the pics are still there.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 12:50 AM

Not true Gap,
Flikr is free

-- Glen

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 06:48 PM

Glen, that was a great blog. Now that you have the photo part figured out, I would email Martin to see if you can delete the blog, and then repost. If the blog can’t be deleted, maybe just post it again.

Although I have another photo website, I just started, and like the Flikr photo posting site, they give you 100MB per month for free. Most photos can be resized to 1MB, so you can add 100 photos per month, and I really don’t mind the little advertising they do.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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