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Using Flickr for photosharing

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:59 am
by Whiterook
Flickr is a online, social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.

You need to sign up for an account, and as opposed to many alternatives today, it is free. This in no way represents an endorsement of this service, but rather...this thred is to let yo know it's out there.

Once signed up, and logged onto you account, you can upload pictures. For this tutorial, I created an account and uploaded a picture of a 1/35 scale WWII German Panther tank I built many years back.

Once uploaded, I click on the picture and get the following screen....

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In the bottom right, you will then see a curved arrow icon (I circled it in red)....

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You are brought to the following screen, where you can select "BBCode", which will highlight the URL/IMG information, which you can then copy (the most common way is to hover over it and right click, selecting copy)

You then paste it in the body of te forum text editor, where you want the image to show, which is what I did below this text and what you should see is the picture of my German tank!

ImageWWII German Panther, 1/35 Tamiya by Emery Gallant, on Flickr

Re: Using Flickr for photosharing

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:27 pm
by 50th
Thanks Em, the one I was on earlier didn't allow a lot of organization. This sounds better.

Re: Using Flickr for photosharing

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:35 pm
by Whiterook
No problem...I'm still rebounding from Photobuckets' dirtbag move forcing users to pay a King's Ransom for their photos.


From CNet:

Flickr is a popular photo-sharing and hosting service with advanced and powerful features. It supports an active and engaged community where people share and explore each other's photos. You can share and host hundreds of your own pictures on Flickr without paying a dime. There's also a pro service that gets you unlimited storage and sharing for about $2 a month, making it one of the cheapest hosting sites around.

Flickr was created by a small Canadian development team in 2002 before being acquired by Yahoo a year later. Many other photo sites (including Yahoo Photos) are easier to use, but none offer Flickr's interesting features or its cohesive community of enthusiasts.

Re: Using Flickr for photosharing

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:43 pm
by Whiterook
NOTE: Of course, you can always use the ATTACHMENTS feature here at the current MWF. For example....

Here is the Flickr image of a shot of my WWII Soviet ZIS42 halftrack....

ImageDSC03931_zpsl2mmh8un.jpg~c200 by Emery Gallant, on Flickr


And here is an attached image, hosted here on the forum site....

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