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Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by NT2C » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:11 pm

One of the things that have always been a PITA here on the forums was putting images in your post. For a long time Photobucket was the way to do it, then they changed their system and raised their prices to the point they aren't practical. Imgur has become the new preferred image host but it was a lengthy and awkward process of opening an account there, uploading to their site then clicking on images and copying links and, for a lot of folks it just didn't work.

Well, imgur does have a process to simplify that... The imgur PHPbb extension. Essentially what it does is automate the process using an account we've set up for the purpose (actually it's a hidden directory on my personal account) and a new button on the posting toolbar that looks like the imgur logo (the black, green and white button).

How to use it:

The button has a default mode that will work for most things. When you left-click the button a selection window will open up on your screen in the default image directory of your device. You can select an image from there or switch to a different directory to select an image. Once you select the image it will be auto-uploaded to imgur and then be added to your post. If it's larger than 320x320 a 320x320 thumbnail will be added that you can click on to see the full-sized image. That's the default mode.

Advanced mode:

If you right-click on the imgur button a new dropdown box will appear on the toolbar to the right of the button. In that dropdown you will find selections to display just a URL to the image, the actual image (not a thumbnail, up to the normal system size limits), and the thumbnail selection.

We will be testing this new system over the coming weeks so please feel free to use it and help us get the bugs worked out. If it works well I believe this will become a valuable site tool and make it far easier to share images of your mad prepping skills and adventures with our members. Or, you know, just a picture of your cat.

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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by SCBrian » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:41 pm

Nice intergration!
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by NT2C » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:50 pm

SCBrian wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:41 pm
Nice intergration!
It is, isn't it? An easy, integrated, way to post images has been something these forums needed for a long time. The issue was storage and bandwidth. This system doesn't use space on our server and only limited amounts of bandwidth. It's going to need some tweaking (working on that) and we may have to impose smaller size limits on full-sized images (you'll still be able to post the thumbnail that people can click to enlarge), but I believe this will serve us well.
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Post by Halfapint » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:06 pm

This is cool, I stoped using photobucket and the other one. This will be nice. However, for those of us that post from our phones is there a way to do the advanced? I tried it and it gave me a “file to big” error. I can’t right click because we’ll..... it’s a phone. I tried pressing and holding and I got dots but that wasn’t the right option.
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by NT2C » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:43 pm

Halfapint wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:06 pm
This is cool, I stoped using photobucket and the other one. This will be nice. However, for those of us that post from our phones is there a way to do the advanced? I tried it and it gave me a “file to big” error. I can’t right click because we’ll..... it’s a phone. I tried pressing and holding and I got dots but that wasn’t the right option.
I'm working on increasing the filesize limit. I'll see what I can do about the rest.
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Post by Halfapint » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:23 am

wee drop o' bush wrote:
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by raptor » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:57 pm

...and cats...you can never have too many cats...
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by NT2C » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:03 pm

raptor wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:57 pm
...and cats...you can never have too many cats...
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So, you're saying we're sheepish over a lack of pussy?

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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by raptor » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:03 pm

NT2C wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:03 pm

Ah, look... My Oaf Squad escort is here... I'll see myself out.

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Meanwhile over here....Look! ... pretty flowers!

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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by NT2C » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:28 pm

raptor wrote:
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Meanwhile over here....Look! ... pretty flowers!

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Why did I expect pussy willows?
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by Halfapint » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:54 pm

Is it just me or is the imgur link gone to post pictures?
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by BullOnParade » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:07 pm

Halfapint wrote:
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Is it just me or is the imgur link gone to post pictures?
It caused a fault in the rest of the forum which prevented some or all of us from signing in. I believe they're working on a fix.
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by moab » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:17 pm

This thread went from "Oh. My God!! I've wanted this for so long!" to "Oh. My God! That went quick!". LMAO Let's hope it gets fixed. This is a very cool function. And thank you NT2C for coming up with it.

In the meantime, you can always download the imgur community chrome extension. Which actually helps here and anyplace you want to upload an image to imgur from. Once you've added it you can right click any image on the internet and upload it directly to your imgur account. No downloading and then uploading necessary. You still have to go to imgur and copy the correct url. But it takes the downloading to your computer and then going to imgur and uploading - out of the picture.

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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by NT2C » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:52 am

Unfortunately, this app was causing forum crashes and has been removed until it can be fixed.
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:21 pm

NT2C wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:52 am
Unfortunately, this app was causing forum crashes and has been removed until it can be fixed.
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Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Post by NT2C » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:27 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:21 pm
NT2C wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:52 am
Unfortunately, this app was causing forum crashes and has been removed until it can be fixed.
:(
I've not forgotten how useful it was, and will actively work with the developer to get it fixed and working once we move to a server that I can actually fix and reboot if it crashes.
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