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(17,391 posts)
1. My understanding is photos must be saved using a program like Imgur (there are others as well) and then you copy the
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:17 AM
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link and paste it to your post.

Tell me which painting would you like to paste and I’ll create a link for you.


(63,942 posts)
3. The problem is that it is a post with several images. I get the detail off of Google, click on copy and then go to my DU
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:28 AM
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post and click paste and nothing happens. I have a computer tech coming to do other stuff and he can create a document with my images in a Word file. Can he create a file somehow for Imgur images in my Word file so I can easily retrieve images?


(17,391 posts)
5. All photos must be saved first and then you copy the link, you may then post as many links as you
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:32 AM
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want resulting in multiple pictures in your post. If you want to have a document to use for posting pics to DU then he can make a document of the links associated with the pics. Just saving the pics to a file won’t do it, but saving each pics’ links will be a place for you to go and copy one or more links to post to a DU post


(22,039 posts)
6. If you just click "Copy image" then
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:37 AM
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you're copying the image itself to your clipboard. That's why when you attempt to paste it into the text area on DU nothing happens, because the text area can only handle text, and you're trying to paste an image.

The trick to solve this is that when you right-click the image, select the option which says "Copy image location" or "Copy image link" or "Copy image address" -- it will be something like that, depending on which browser you're looking at. What you're trying to get is the link to the image, not the image itself.

If you use "Copy image location/link/address", then when you paste into the DU text area, it should paste the image URL as text.


(57,881 posts)
2. I know that for the National Gallery of Art, the photograph of
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:21 AM
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a work of art is what is hard to copy.

I go to “view source” and dig the link out from the .html language.

Ocelot II

(116,134 posts)
4. If all else fails you can do a screen capture.
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:30 AM
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On a Mac you can copy right off the screen using the Screengrab app, which will save the captured picture as a .jpg file, which you can upload to to Postimages, and thence to a DU post like any other Postimages picture. It's a bit cumbersome but if you can't copy an image otherwise it does work. I don't know how to do it on a PC but there must be a similar procedure.


(18,695 posts)
7. You can NOT paste an image directly into DU post. You MUST paste a LINK to the image where it is hosted
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:39 AM
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Imgur and other programs let you upload your image and get a URL (link) to it. THAT is what you paste into a DU post.
It must end with .jpg, .gif, etc. (one of the image file types)


(63,942 posts)
8. I understand that and that was what a thought I was doing. I used to be able to do that.
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 11:48 AM
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what I want is a file in Word to store my links to individual images e.g. The Third of May by Goya. Then in my post on DU I would use the link and the image would appear in my post. Is that no longer possible?


(18,695 posts)
10. Give me an example of a link you would use please. Paste it in your reply and then also type it out with some spaces
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 02:37 PM
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between letters so it will display the text.
and I hope you are trying to do all this on a computer and not a phone


(10,090 posts)
9. Some hints.
Sun Feb 25, 2024, 12:05 PM
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On desktop systems, you can often right-click or control-click to get an image's address on the web, to post in your message, but not on iOS.

Don't know about Android.

In this case, try to save the image to photos or screenshot it and save to photos (cuz some sites use JavaScript to prevent downloads of photos). And then upload the image to an image host.

Often, the link you get with a right or control click is not usable by DU's code, so again, download or snap the image and upload and post from an image hosting site.

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