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Old 17-03-2013, 16:40
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I know you can transfer a picture/image (e.g. on internet) via first downloading it into your computer and then using something like photobucket.

I don't really want the pallaver of having to keep deleting images in my computer (that I only use once). Is there a way, a website that enables direct transference of images to, say, a forum without involving pc file?
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Old 17-03-2013, 16:48
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It depends on the source of the picture and the destination site.

For example, with many smartphones you can take a photo and send it directly to Facebook.

More information needed!
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Old 17-03-2013, 17:10
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I know you can transfer a picture/image (e.g. on internet) via first downloading it into your computer and then using something like photobucket.

I don't really want the pallaver of having to keep deleting images in my computer (that I only use once). Is there a way, a website that enables direct transference of images to, say, a forum without involving pc file?
Right-click on the image and choose "copy image location" (in Firefox). You can then paste the link into the forum and display the piccy (if the forum allows that). Some images on some sites are protected against this, though.

You should of course obtain permission to use the piccy first.
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Old 17-03-2013, 23:57
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Right-click on the image and choose "copy image location" (in Firefox). You can then paste the link into the forum and display the piccy (if the forum allows that). Some images on some sites are protected against this, though.

You should of course obtain permission to use the piccy first.
It would be mostly transferring google images to a forum. However, trying to do this I have found that this only allows the URL for them to click on, i.e. no direct picture can be seen on the forum.

Would permission be needed for this?
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Old 18-03-2013, 01:30
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It would be mostly transferring google images to a forum. However, trying to do this I have found that this only allows the URL for them to click on, i.e. no direct picture can be seen on the forum.

Would permission be needed for this?
No you won't need permission on forums that allow direct images (DS does not).
In the posting box there will be an icon for posting images, or you can add image tags {img} {/img} yourself.
(substitute square brackets [ for curly ones {, and paste the URL between the tags)
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Old 18-03-2013, 02:18
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No you won't need permission on forums that allow direct images (DS does not).
In the posting box there will be an icon for posting images, or you can add image tags {img} {/img} yourself.
(substitute square brackets [ for curly ones {, and paste the URL between the tags)
Yes I know the procedure....this just produces the URL i.e. not the direct image on the forum post (although it works in chat).

I can do it via photobucket but that entails first downloading the image into my computer file. Am trying to bypass using my computer file (such a hassle to keep deleting if I only ever use an image once)....so need to know if there is a way to do this.
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Old 18-03-2013, 10:45
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It would be mostly transferring google images to a forum. However, trying to do this I have found that this only allows the URL for them to click on, i.e. no direct picture can be seen on the forum.

Would permission be needed for this?
As mentioned, you should be able to wrap IMG tag around the link like this,

http://blog.wsd.net/teschriver/files/2012/09/test1.jpg

Which is listed in the supported list of tags,

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/misc.php?do=bbcode


However you can see that this does not work on all sites. Some sites don't support it to speed up forum.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:17
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Yes, as mentioned, I KNOW about [img]..........[/img]. It doesn't transfer to the main forum (only in chat).

I'm trying to transfer an image to a forum post. Seems like no-one hear knows of a way to transfer a google image, using another facility/website - without having to involve pc file then?
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:59
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Yes, as mentioned, I KNOW about [img]..........[/img]. It doesn't transfer to the main forum (only in chat).

I'm trying to transfer an image to a forum post. Seems like no-one hear knows of a way to transfer a google image, using another facility/website - without having to involve pc file then?
No. Thanks for the bold and underlining. That really helps.
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:09
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Yes, as mentioned, I KNOW about [img]..........[/img]. It doesn't transfer to the main forum (only in chat).

I'm trying to transfer an image to a forum post. Seems like no-one hear knows of a way to transfer a google image, using another facility/website - without having to involve pc file then?
What exactly is it you want to achieve that using a link in img tags doesn't? Surely if the website supports images in posts the img tag will display the image? So why would you need to "transfer" it. I assume by that you mean embedding the actual image file on the website involved rather than linking to an external site?

You may run foul of copyright embedding an image that is subject to copyright without the copyright holder's permission. Linking to the original image on it's host site may well be better from that point of view.
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Old 18-03-2013, 14:55
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I'm not clear either what the OP means by transfer. Even if it were a handcoded webpage, it would still be of the form
<img src="url" alt="some_text">
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Old 18-03-2013, 15:22
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I'm not clear either what the OP means by transfer. Even if it were a handcoded webpage, it would still be of the form
<img src="url" alt="some_text">
Exactly. All that changes is where the URL points to. And if the aim is simply to display an image on a webpage does it really matter where that image is physically on the interweb?

And as I said you have to consider copyright. Posting a link to the original on it's original host site may be OK. Copying the image datafile onto a different web server and linking to it from there may not be.
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Old 18-03-2013, 16:10
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Yes, as mentioned, I KNOW about [img]..........[/img]. It doesn't transfer to the main forum (only in chat).

I'm trying to transfer an image to a forum post. Seems like no-one hear knows of a way to transfer a google image, using another facility/website - without having to involve pc file then?
Perhaps if you said which forum you were trying to post the image on, we could tell you if it's allowed.
As already stated, Digital Spy does not allow direct images to be posted, so the img tags are ignored by the forum software.

The other thing is perhaps you are using the URL of the page that the image is on, rather than the URL of the image itself?
If you click on a Google image and select 'View original image', then you can copy the URL from there.
Just make sure it ends it .jpg or .png etc.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:34
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The forum I want to use google images on allows the img in chat but img does not work on the forum posts.

Photobucket does work on forum posts but I am trying to find out whether there is way to click on the google image and transfer the picture directly showing up on to the forum post without involving first having the image download onto my computer file (since it's a hassle to keep deleting the image after forum transfer because I'd only use the image once).

Is there a way to bypass using computer file?

Hope this is now clear. Thanks for your posts up till now.
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Old 19-03-2013, 21:45
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I assume you are talking about the image hosting site Photobucket? So basically what you are saying is you upload the image to Photobucket and link to that from the forum page?

If that is not what you are doing then please outline exactly what it is you do to get the image to appear on this forum.

One thought that does occur is that the forum software parses all links and only allows ones to Photobucket to appear.
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Old 19-03-2013, 23:51
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The forum I want to use google images on allows the img in chat but img does not work on the forum posts.

Photobucket does work on forum posts but I am trying to find out whether there is way to click on the google image and transfer the picture directly showing up on to the forum post without involving first having the image download onto my computer file (since it's a hassle to keep deleting the image after forum transfer because I'd only use the image once).

Is there a way to bypass using computer file?

Hope this is now clear. Thanks for your posts up till now.
Thing is, if you bring up a page of Google images and right click an image and choose either 'view image' or 'copy image url', then the url that comes up starts "data:image/jpeg;....." and ends in a long string of characters. That's probably not suitable for posting on a forum.

What you should do is click on the image and select 'view original image' or bring the image up on the original page, and copy the true url of the image, making sure that it ends in .jpg or .png etc (as I said in an earlier post).

If that still doesn't work, then you can be fairly sure that the forum blocks all but Photobucket images.

ETA: Having said that, I just tried the strange url in a forum I use, and the image came up fine, but the forum you use might be more fussy?
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Old 20-03-2013, 01:11
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I assume you are talking about the image hosting site Photobucket? So basically what you are saying is you upload the image to Photobucket and link to that from the forum page?

If that is not what you are doing then please outline exactly what it is you do to get the image to appear on this forum.

One thought that does occur is that the forum software parses all links and only allows ones to Photobucket to appear.
Yes, I download the google image first to the computer (as is the procedure for using photobucket) then from pc to photobucket. From photobucket the picture is then produced directly, visually on a forum post.
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Old 20-03-2013, 01:17
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Thing is, if you bring up a page of Google images and right click an image and choose either 'view image' or 'copy image url', then the url that comes up starts "data:image/jpeg;....." and ends in a long string of characters. That's probably not suitable for posting on a forum.

What you should do is click on the image and select 'view original image' or bring the image up on the original page, and copy the true url of the image, making sure that it ends in .jpg or .png etc (as I said in an earlier post).

If that still doesn't work, then you can be fairly sure that the forum blocks all but Photobucket images.

ETA: Having said that, I just tried the strange url in a forum I use, and the image came up fine, but the forum you use might be more fussy?
Thanks for your post. Tried this - no go. Viewing the original google image does have a jpeg at the start of the URL often but it's a VERY long URL that doesn't change on posting on my chosen forum to a picture. Just types the very long URL so I guess that's the conclusion of this exploration, i.e. seems clear that this particular forum won't allow what I require.

Thanks for all your help - I appreciate you giving me your time and consideration.
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Old 20-03-2013, 01:41
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I did say don't use the url that starts data:image/jpeg;... and has a long tail.
Use the url of the image on it's original page. The one that ends .jpg
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Old 20-03-2013, 15:48
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Photobucket and most others has the option to to 'upload' (add to album) not from your pc but from a link from the internet, so right click 'copy image location'...

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...ps5875cdcb.png

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