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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:39 pm 
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As Photobucket has lost my Goodwood album in my library and the pictures no longer show up on my Photobucket page, I am testing another hosting site for usability. So lets try Flickr. Well uploading does not work from Internet Explorer, so that's a waste of time. However pictures will up load from Google Chrome. Navigating the site and getting the pictures into an album was a bit of a faff, it took two goes for them to upload, and then I had to select them to put them in an album, more faffing about.

Now lets see if the pictures can be put on the forum

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Lets share the album

https://flic.kr/s/aHskXAu2kp

Well after a few attempts the only way is to share the whole album as a link, it is not possible to embed a slide show on to the forum or put a slideshow link onto the forum.

To view a slide show you need to click on the icon in the red circle after opening the album page.

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Flickr is not as good as Photobucket when it comes to linking pictures and albums. All the file names change when they are uploaded, I now have to open each picture and copy the embed code for each one. With Photobucket I used to just copy and paste one code and just change the numbers to match my file numbers.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:00 pm 
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So to sum up Kickr is slow and clunky, and Photobucket is Phucked.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:08 pm 
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A quicker way is for me to leave all the external links with the embed code, something I do not like to do as it makes access to all my pictures very easy.

ImageIMG_3760 by stuart watson, on Flickr


What I have noticed with Flickr is you can see all the picture details including what camera, the settings and the photo editing software I have used.

When I have more time I might try another hosting site. I am open to suggestions, however it must have a large amount of free storage (Flickr gives you 1TB) as I have a habit of loading up a few hundred pics at a time.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:50 pm 
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I also need to sort a picture hosting site out as you say Stu photobucket is definately phooked and runs at a snail's pace now. Its stopped a few people posting pictures I'm sure. Will give Flickr a shot.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:47 am 
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I'm still working my way round Flickr to find easier options for uploading. The site is not that intuitive. You upload the pictures then you have to click on another button to publish them, otherwise the time you spent watching the pictures upload is wasted when you navigate away from the page without doing that. Also I found the album creation part a bit odd, but I've sussed that out.

I'm still hoping that Photobucket will get their act together as it has got better in the last few months, but they have had a problem with loosing peoples pictures and albums for some reason, my guess is they have changed servers and that were the stuff has been lost. Photobucket is easier to use than Flickr when it works. It is also easier to link pictures and slideshows as the file names are related to the original picture file names.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:32 pm 
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I'm now using imgur (someone on here recommended it, George A I think)

it seams ok, but ive not attempted to uploads lots of pics like you do, but for one or two its fine

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:07 pm 
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Thanks Rich

I'll have a look when I log off and see how it works and what sort of storage space it has.

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Checked out imgur. Looks a good site and it's free. Unfortunately there's a limit of 50 images per IP address per hour, OK if you are only loading a few images, but I sometimes load 300 or more at one time so it's no good for me.

I might go to image shack but that costs $3.99 a month.

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I use an app on the phone with Flickr (FlickrStackr) which is pretty good to use. The downside as you mention is all the filenames are different, so the BBCode from each photo needs to be copied over and I also delete the extra linking code. I normally upload all images as "private" so you cannot see them from my Flickr account unless I share them via bbcode. There is a setting to hide EXIF data if you like, and any photos taken on a phone etc can upload the GPS location tag too, so make sure it's off or people will find out where you are

It would be nice to be able to turn off the linking code and copy an album full of images at once...


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