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peteinsf posted 07-09-2015 10:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for peteinsf   Send Email to peteinsf  
I started using PhotoBucket for my latest posts but I see a lot of overhead and advertising with them.

Is there a cleaner and leaner service to host public photos on here?

I was thinking of moving all the Whaler photos to dropbox or another less photo centric cloud service.

pete

jimh posted 07-09-2015 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Do whatever it is that Jeff does.
mkelly posted 07-09-2015 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for mkelly  Send Email to mkelly     
Jim - which Jeff? I'd like to mimic what is working best as well but would need some more info on that one. I've never asked but always wanted to know what the guys were doing.
jimh posted 07-09-2015 06:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
http://continuouswave.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio& UserName=Jeff
jimh posted 07-09-2015 06:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
There really is no way for a forum user to create in-line images in a forum posting. The inclusion of in-line images in the forum postings has been shut off since the forum began. The website also does not offer to host files or images for users. Someone once said about CONTINOUSWAVE's forum that it was archaic. Well, that is true. It is old style. You don't get dozens of pop-up advertisements, videos you can't stop from playing, gigantic in-line images of 5-megabytes each trying to be displayed on your mobile smartphone screen. The forum is about text primarily, with few distractions.

You can make a hyperlinked URL to an image if you really need an image to augment your writing. But you have to host the image somewhere else.

In the starting phase of many of these image hosting sites they did just that--they hosted images and you could link to them. It seems like now those sites have turned to a different means of operation: you have to view the images on the hosting site, and get the image presented along with a mess of other images and advertisements.

I think you can still get decent image hosting from GOOGLE.COM.

msirof2001 posted 07-13-2015 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for msirof2001  Send Email to msirof2001     
At first, I thought negatively about not being able to post pictures in this site. But honestly, I access this site from a PDA (Blackberry 10) 75% of the time and I love the simplicity of the site. As JimH has stated, large pictures, automatic-play videos, pop-up ads, etc., really are annoying and on the PDA, sometimes blocks the user from content as PDA operating systems don't really function well stopping videos, and eradicating pop-up ads which are blocking content. When navigating websites like the aforementioned, I feel like I'm the electronic version of someone in Alaska trying to constantly brush away mosquitos. And then, many sites have an ability to detect a PDA and take the user into a limited-functionality PDA mode. Really bad. I really like the clean access to content in this site. And if someone wants to post pictures, they can provide a link and other users can choose to, or not to click to see them.
Jeff posted 07-13-2015 11:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
I have used Photobucket for over a decade now and I have to say, their new hosting system is horrible, is not mobile friendly and is just full of junk ads. Which really sucks because it was a great and clean service back in the day, and I have THOUSANDS of photos on there. If I move them, then all of my links here will die which is not good either.

All of that said, moving forward I too will likely just start using my Dropbox account for image hosting and linking here. It works great and is ad free. Also, I have been playing around with Google Sites. It works goo too, however, it does not have a bulk upload option like Dropbox.

n1ywb posted 07-16-2015 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for n1ywb  Send Email to n1ywb     
I've been using flickr for over a decade and it's always worked well for me. It's free. No ads. It even generates UBB inline code for you, although that's not very useful here. It also generates shortened links automatically.

E.g.

https://flic.kr/p/w5ZCjk

If you want a direct link it's a little more work but still pretty easy; use the 'share' button to create an HTML link then copy the URL out of it.

E.g.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/268/19747212575_6dc68b1a63_o.jpg

John from Madison CT posted 07-18-2015 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
I need pictures to augment my writing [and am] glad so many others on the Internet are like me. [I deleted ten unnecssary periods from this article. Please do not use multiple repetitions of punctuation marks--jimh.]

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