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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:25 PM

Uploading + viewing pictures

I uploaded some pictures to flickr. I made them public and seem to be able to get to them while not logged in, but linking from DU doesn't work. They don't preview and clicking the linke gets a 404 error. Pasing the link into a new tab does work.

[link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/190815354@N06/albums/72157716630353762]

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Midnightwalk Oct 26 OP
Rhiannon12866 Oct 26 #1
Midnightwalk Oct 26 #2
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 26 #3
Make7 Oct 26 #4
Midnightwalk Oct 26 #5


Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 02:53 PM

2. I think it's the @ sign in the link that DU doesn't like

Thanks, but the photo(s) are uploaded, I just want to link them. I think Flikr's @ in the URL is maybe messing up with DU software?

Here's the actual site:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/190815354 @ N06/albums/72157716630353762

Note I added spaces around the @ in that just to make sure it formatted OK

When I click on the link in DU here's where it goes:

"https://www.flickr.com/photos/190815354". Everything after the @ is cut off. Pasting the link into the browser takes me to the picture even when not logged into Flickr.



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Response to Midnightwalk (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:34 PM

3. I use https://imgbb.com/

https://imgbb.com/

It's simpler.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 04:52 PM

4. Replace the '@' with '%40'.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/190815354@N06/albums/72157716630353762

https://www.flickr.com/photos/190815354%40N06/albums/72157716630353762

https://www.flickr.com/photos/190815354%40N06/albums/72157716630353762


It's called URL encoding.

https://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.ASP

Usually works for any characters that don't work for DU links and images.

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Edit to add:

If you want to display the image in your post, click on the 'share' arrow icon then choose 'BBCode', pick a size and copy the code into your post. Then delete everything but the image address inside the [img] tags.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2jZsPyZ][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50533387573_8e250bb90e_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jZsPyZ]7EBECBE7-B391-4D41-B6C2-58FB3EEC6FE3[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/190815354@N06/]Midnight Walk[/url], on Flickr

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Response to Make7 (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 05:38 PM

5. Thank You!

Replacing the @ with %40 let me follow the link. You guessed my next problem which was imbedding and that worked. Bulletin Board Code - I'll have to remember that.

That URL encoding link might come in handy in the future, so thanks for that as well.

Thanks for the multiple tips.

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