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Title: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: bamabob on July 07, 2017, 04:50:30 PM
http://imgur.com/

Well, I have been enlightened thanks to our buddy RG.  He suggested imgur as a photohosting site.  It works great.  Easy Peasy.  I uploaded the two photos below, generated the links and had them posted on here in less than one minute.  Seriously.  I have DSL for internet service, 3 mbps download so upload is usually less than 1 mbps.  Previously when using Photobucket I wouldn't resize my photos first and it took forever for them to upload.  RG suggested I size them first using paint, which I did to 800 X 600.  Uploaded almost instantly.  that's the first major improvement.

Using imgur was the second.  Once uploaded all I had to do was click on "view image info", then "generate image links", select the photos I want links for, click on "done".  
That opens a box that allows you to select the type of link, select "BBCode" and you can also select image size, I  just left it at the default "original image".  After doing that the links are created and highlighted, they can all be copied and pasted at the same time.  Fantastic, wish I would have know about this much sooner, would have saved me countless hours.  No more copying and pasting one photo at a time as with photobucket.  Thanks again RG

(http://i.imgur.com/1htNBW4.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5fdLxyi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oMoJay0h.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6ORMtmth.jpg)


Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: Focuspuller on July 08, 2017, 04:51:13 AM
let's see if mine sticks

(http://i.imgur.com/aKAlsrd.jpg)




Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: bamabob on July 08, 2017, 06:30:25 AM
It just keeps getting better.  I recently bought a new laptop running Windows 10.  I downloaded an app called "resize crop share email" which makes sizing pictures even easier.  Just open the app, select the photos and select the size you want.  done.  
Then within that app you can share those photos.  Well, I discovered that imgur has an app so I downloaded it.  So after sizing the photos, select share and imgur and the photos are uploaded to imgur.
Then to post them on the forum just open imgur and do what I described in my first post in this thread.

Thanks Photobucket for going belly up and making my life easier.  I live in a rural area with my internet through my local phone company  I checked my upload speed and it s a measly 0.34 mbps.  Before when I would upload full size photos to photobucket I would start the upload and come back 10 minutes later and maybe it would be done.  Now it's literally seconds.  I just opened the sizing app, selected 4 photos, sized them, uploaded to imgur, created the forum links copied and pasted into a test post in less than one minute!

All four photos were sized at the same time, already selected for upload to imgur, when on imgur just select those four photos, create all 4 links at the same time, copy all 4 at the same time and post.  No more one photo at a time.


Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: bamabob on July 08, 2017, 08:27:51 AM
let's see if mine sticks

Larry, I can see the image fine.  Is there an issue with imgur links expiring after a period of time?


Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: Focuspuller on July 08, 2017, 09:37:37 AM
Larry, I can see the image fine.  Is there an issue with imgur links expiring after a period of time?

I don't know about timing, but your photos above show an error message....

(http://i.imgur.com/1htNBW4.jpg)


Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: Focuspuller on July 08, 2017, 07:32:38 PM
Odd, they show up fine on my laptop, and even the image you posted above shows my boneless beef ribs.
I'm using Chrome for a web browser, I wonder if that matters?

I only see my image on Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge....do not have or want Chrome


Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: Focuspuller on July 09, 2017, 10:49:53 AM
I don't know about timing, but your photos above show an error message....

(http://i.imgur.com/1htNBW4.jpg)

Now see your images and the error message



Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: bamabob on July 09, 2017, 10:54:07 AM
thanks, I think I figured it out.
The photos posted where you see the error message were sized using an app.
the photos posted that you can see were sized using imgur when posted.
Must be something with the app that's incompatible with imgur.



Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: bamabob on July 09, 2017, 11:11:12 AM
this photo was resized automatically by imgur when uploaded

(http://i.imgur.com/exJX72a.jpg)


Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: bamabob on July 09, 2017, 11:34:12 AM
The three images below were sized three different ways.  First one resized by imgur when uploaded, second one resized by paint, third one resized by the sizing app and using the imgur upload app. 

(http://i.imgur.com/msIJzKV.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2CiQfXS.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/A2ftBmh.jpg?1)


Title: Re: Using Imgur for Photohosting WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS! thanks RG
Post by: bamabob on July 09, 2017, 11:39:50 AM
I can see all three on my laptop as well as my phone, kindle and PC, so now I don't have a clue as to what is going on.   >:(
On my PC and phone the last image in the first post above is giving me an error message even though I can see it on my laptop and my kindle.   ??? ???

I got to get this figured out, I have a sausage throwdown to host.  I smell sausage cooking this weekend.

http://forum.bigsteelkeg.com/index.php?topic=18123.0