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Tanypteryx
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Message 1 of 8 (899659)
10-17-2022 10:11 AM


Is there a way to post images if the file is not on a webpage or web gallery?
For example: I have a jpeg file, can I upload it to EvC and then link to it?

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Message 2 of 8 (899661)
10-17-2022 10:39 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
10-17-2022 10:11 AM


It would be incredibly useful, most fora now let you simply copy and paste straight in.

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Message 3 of 8 (899662)
10-17-2022 11:00 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Tangle
10-17-2022 10:39 AM


Yes, an extreme macrophotography forum I use has a way to upload to their storage folder and then link to that. That way images in old posts don't become dead links if the hosting website is no longer available.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 4 of 8 (899663)
10-17-2022 11:12 AM
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10-17-2022 11:00 AM


More storage cost I guess.

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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Message 5 of 8 (899666)
10-17-2022 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Tangle
10-17-2022 11:12 AM


We have enough storage but not enough programming time. It has been on my list for some time. How desirable a feature do people think this is? The way I'd probably implement it is to drag/drop into the textarea box. I'd upload the image to the website, then drop an [img] dBCode into the textarea box that links to it.
The default behavior when something is dropped into a textarea box is to drop it at the drop point, which is what you want, but I might not be able to use the default behavior, in which case it is very hard to find that drop point because browsers don't tell you where it is - they make you calculate it. Or maybe there's an easy way that I haven't found yet.

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Message 6 of 8 (899716)
10-18-2022 9:18 AM
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10-17-2022 12:11 PM


Admin writes:
The default behavior when something is dropped into a textarea box is to drop it at the drop point, which is what you want, but I might not be able to use the default behavior...
I suppose it would be less than ideal, but I don't see a big issue with dropping the [img] tag wherever it gets dropped without specifically finding "the drop point" of the cursor.
Picture would be included (big feature that is 0% available now.)
Position of [img] tag can be maneuvered within the text area once it's been created/dropped in by the user if desired for 'maximum effect.'
I suppose I'm describing the risk/reward scenario like this:
Step 0 (Currently):
-no way to easily post picture to forum
Step 1:
-drag/drop picture into textarea box, let [img] tag get created wherever it gets created
-if easy, big functionality increase from Step 0
Step 2:
-whenever time arrives, work on drag/drop going to cursor position instead of wherever-it-gets-created
-in the meantime, users get advantage of Step 1
This only makes sense if Step 1 is actually rather simple and easy for you.

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Message 7 of 8 (899719)
10-18-2022 10:22 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
10-17-2022 10:11 AM


Tanypteryx:
Is there a way to post images if the file is not on a webpage or web gallery?
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For example: I have a jpeg file, can I upload it to EvC and then link to it?
If your goal is to post a figure you have on your own PC in this forum, you can post to the figure to an online service and then link it here. There are free services that do this. I tried it with a service called Flickr and posted the image there and link it to this forum:
I had to set the image as public in order for the image to display EvC
The whole process of signing up for an account and playing with the app to get the image to upload and get the correct setting (public) for it to display here only took a few minutes.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 8 of 8 (899720)
10-18-2022 10:47 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by Kleinman
10-18-2022 10:22 AM


There are free services that do this. I tried it with a service called Flickr and posted the image there and link it to this forum
That's what I am already doing, I was hoping there might be an alternative, available here with the new server.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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