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Flickr photo site

PostWed Apr 02, 2014 12:20 pm

Can anyone explain what the bloody hell Flickr has done to change the way images are captured on their site? Haven't used it in a while, & now discover that the mechanism for copying a photo for posting on this site only provides code, not the image itself.

Was able to post same photo by use of Photobucket, which I haven't used in years, but now that site is so loaded down with advertising that I hope never to have to use it again.
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PostWed Apr 02, 2014 12:59 pm

UPDATE: This is still fairly accurate but they do offer BBCode directly again.

Yeah, they introduced this a while back, but let you click a button to go to the old way. Now, apparently, it's permanent, with (this is the main thing) no BBcode support for boards like this.

But no worry! It's less than ideal, to be sure, but easy enough to create the code and insert it here.

1. Go to the page for the photo you want. In the right hand column, click on the rectangle with an arrow pointing out of it, and click the button for HTML. If you want a different size, use the little downpointing arrow next to where this one says "Medium 500 x 394" to pick a different size.

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2. Copy and paste into the text box here, the code which will look like this:

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See the part I highlighted in blue, that includes "farm"? That's the URL you want to keep, delete the rest.

3. Then when that's all there is, highlight it and click on the Img box above the text box:

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Or just type the image code around the URL as above. That will, when saved, show your image at the size you selected (up to the size limits of the board, which will resize it automatically):

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It's a typically bad way to change things on people from Yahoo!, perennial also-ran of the internet, but at least the workaround is fairly easy.
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PostWed Apr 02, 2014 2:34 pm

Thanks, Mike--will try that next time.

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