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Offline tmw

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Posting from Google Photos
« on: December 17, 2015, 01:59:22 PM »
I have been using the following technique to post pictures direct from google photos.  This has been working for me from the Chrome browser, where Photobucket has been challenging getting uploads. 

1.  Go to your Google Photos Page, and select (click) the image you want to share.
2.  Click the Share button and then Get Link.
3.  Copy that link into a new tab of your browser (like you are opening the shared photo).  This link should be relatively short, like:
https://goo.gl/photos/B74DtLdSyQiwK5TXA
4.  Click on the photo to make it big.
5.  Right Click on the photo and select Copy Image URL (it was the second option for me).  That will be a really long link, like:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ri6ESFEXkSKvZ5qXXxvJyL9ldlBYsYZPvYt7tKHkBHS4qC2eq2GjtJqtjfNHc9WpXvi8xwNsKyxMsRkkc58g8vbF-cGvk3BLriX0v-jkNKJPmzQJ344E0cRtbok5WSMXxVVtpC9B4d_mLcSK3tYTXSbRUR2JiXxNvO6FhQMAC_35mf-X_OXiqpqFXbQTzRd_z1PT5yUo6lZnPGPn1lAcWN2dCKEvoLu8-N49YSf_6FmJ0lg8ckayiS3kyqnmT_nsdVlEZlfm0FmBSmFThxkFX48VFSya6tpsl8lEfoOPQ-BLluTRGXYdCH5UOP5ITF7WXsI1-YAau3aO2mi1NMzcWRnHxKDWybIx2IRD0VCyZgbMlWhz3_7etLTmKM2GtTKE0zsima5IYlYByPPHSe2Ij4hP2PGHF4mJGj6d2a5Bl5TO7jlsDquHAT7f-0C-mX0T13rcLyj4ReCGncsMfag-TJPfSmNHT2a3zNILnhlMjiyInxhBF6BjD_q-IMEvwiH8T3kYmsP77hyK9v7cREUZ_cHS9QepCcs36SIiulns5ONbNIfJ2qt5gsclHTMw4OHviLdA=w542-h963-no
6.  Put that link as the image, e.g. in your post on CPYOA forum, click the Insert Image button, and then ctrl-v to paste it in.  It should be a really long looking string like this (I put in spaces so this shows):
[ img ]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ri6ESFEXkSKvZ5qXXxvJyL9ldlBYsYZPvYt7tKHkBHS4qC2eq2GjtJqtjfNHc9WpXvi8xwNsKyxMsRkkc58g8vbF-cGvk3BLriX0v-jkNKJPmzQJ344E0cRtbok5WSMXxVVtpC9B4d_mLcSK3tYTXSbRUR2JiXxNvO6FhQMAC_35mf-X_OXiqpqFXbQTzRd_z1PT5yUo6lZnPGPn1lAcWN2dCKEvoLu8-N49YSf_6FmJ0lg8ckayiS3kyqnmT_nsdVlEZlfm0FmBSmFThxkFX48VFSya6tpsl8lEfoOPQ-BLluTRGXYdCH5UOP5ITF7WXsI1-YAau3aO2mi1NMzcWRnHxKDWybIx2IRD0VCyZgbMlWhz3_7etLTmKM2GtTKE0zsima5IYlYByPPHSe2Ij4hP2PGHF4mJGj6d2a5Bl5TO7jlsDquHAT7f-0C-mX0T13rcLyj4ReCGncsMfag-TJPfSmNHT2a3zNILnhlMjiyInxhBF6BjD_q-IMEvwiH8T3kYmsP77hyK9v7cREUZ_cHS9QepCcs36SIiulns5ONbNIfJ2qt5gsclHTMw4OHviLdA=w542-h963-no[ /img ]

and viola, you can preview to ensure your image shows up properly, as long as you have shared the link (or this is appearing to work for me, for now):


anyone know the name of that knot?  My bet is a bowline.


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Re: Posting from Google Photos
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 02:22:46 PM »
Close to a bowline.. looks like a sheet bend on a bight.
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Offline Tom L.

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Re: Posting from Google Photos
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 03:24:25 PM »


Not working for me. Operator error. What do oyu think I am doing wrong?

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Re: Posting from Google Photos
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 03:28:53 PM »


Maybe this is it>

Nope, The long link seems to be there on my post but the little block won't open for me after I post to CPYOA
« Last Edit: December 17, 2015, 03:31:43 PM by Tom L. »
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