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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:17 AM

is it possible to show a facebook image in a DU thread

I have tried to paste the URL of a facebook image into a DU thread and it doesn't work.

i could download the image, upload it to a server and then show it in a DU thread but that is a lot of work just to show an image

does anyone know if you can do it more easily?

for example here is one I wanted to put on DU

?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQkJ7gKgwPC8Ts7ubt7NNEmjcjZMgHJW1IhMjoqXWP2DhpZWN8PzCztBUpOO4srNKWk&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=81a157838faba16c540b8f77ad7c6f5b&oe=5E2EE48D

i tried shortening it and getting rid of all the mumbo-jumbo after the .jpg but that didn't help.

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Reply is it possible to show a facebook image in a DU thread (Original post)
garybeck Oct 15 OP
catbyte Oct 15 #1
garybeck Oct 15 #5
Princess Turandot Oct 15 #2
Ptah Oct 15 #3
garybeck Oct 15 #4
Ptah Oct 15 #6

Response to garybeck (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:24 AM

1. Use this site

https://imgbb.com/

Upload image then the Embed Codes:

Choose the BBCode full linked from the pull-down menu

You can then delete all the stuff before the http:// and after the jpg

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:15 AM

5. thanks, but does that save me from

having to download the image, then upload elsewhere?

my question is about whether or not there is a way to display the image directly from facebook without doing that, like you can with most other images on the net, by just referring to the URL.

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:50 AM

2. No. Facebook doesn't want to act as a host for images to be posted elsewhere..

The way they set up their image urls prevents them from working when the request for the image comes from a non-facebook server. I don't think there's anyway around that.

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:24 AM

3. Save it to your computer, then upload it to imgur.com

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Response to Ptah (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:13 AM

4. right, i know how to do that

as I stated in the OP, I am trying to avoid the tedious and time consuming steps of downloading an image, then uploading to a different server everytime I want to show an image from facebook

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Response to garybeck (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:03 AM

6. Yeah, I know. I'll never get back the 90 seconds it took.

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