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Free Unlimited Online Image Storage For Your Posts Here

#1 Post by Roldorf » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:05 pm

The posting of images so that you can see them without having to follow a link can be a bit of a problem.
Placing them directly in this forum has it's limitations, 100 Mbyte to be exact.

There are online image storage which will go a great way to providing extra space but as all long time users here will have found out it is not inexhaustible by any means.

Dropbox is now only 2 Gbyte.
Google Drive is 15 Gbyte, much better.
Canon Irista is also 15 Gbyte but you will have to follow a link to see the image.
Google Photos however has no limits to the number of Photos you can store, the only problem is that's it's not obvious how you can get them to display on a forum.

After many hours searching I have found out how this can be done.

All the images following are stored on Google Photos.
You need to have a shared folder

Image

Once you have that click on Upload

Image

From Computer

Image

Once it's uploaded click on shared album

Image

Then:-

Image


Image


Image

Image

Image

Now all you have to do is click the Img tag here and paste the image address you copied between the image tags with control v
Alan
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Re: Free Unlimited Online Image Storage For Your Posts Here

#2 Post by Roldorf » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:57 am

There would seem to be a problem with sharing images on Google Photos when the owner of the photos is not logged in to Google. Google drive works fine but of course there is a restriction on the amount of storage available on Google drive, the whole reason for this post. (15 Gbyte). There are some ways to do this but until I have explored the methods you can consider this to not work.

I will post a solution to this when I find a better way to do it.

Many thanks for you understanding.

Alan.
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Re: Free Unlimited Online Image Storage For Your Posts Here

#3 Post by MichaelG. » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:05 am

My thanks to you, Alan; for finding, and sharing, the explanation
... and good luck in your search for a 'work-around'

MichaelG.
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Re: Free Unlimited Online Image Storage For Your Posts Here

#4 Post by Roldorf » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:52 am

Hi MichaelG.

I have posted an image in the sandbox area taken with my iPad just now. It would be great if you could check to see if it is visible to you. I have closed down and cleared the cash on my chrome web browser.

When i posted the image my laptop was turned off and i accessed google photos directly from the iPad. The image was taken with my iPads camera and uploaded to photos with the iPad built in browser.

The link to the image was generated as before but directly on the iPad so that chrome didn’t have any link through the browser to the image.

I can see the image and hopefully everyone else can too.

Alan
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Re: Free Unlimited Online Image Storage For Your Posts Here

#5 Post by tgss » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:20 am

Thanks for all your efforts Alan. If this can be made to work it will be a very useful solution to the sometimes problematic issue of image storage and sharing on the forum.
Tom

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Re: Free Unlimited Online Image Storage For Your Posts Here

#6 Post by Roldorf » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:53 pm

Ok here it is (before my post in the sandbox disappears.

Website is called postimage
https://postimages.org/

Create your account with an email address.
You will receive an email from them with your password.
Go to website postimages.org
Login with your email and the password you received.
Type a gallery name and click on create new gallery.
Click on upload and drag and drop the image you want to upload.
Once uploaded click on image and share.
You will get a list of different sharing options.
I used 'Direct Link'. Click on the far right on the folder image on direct link and it will say copied.
Go to your microbehunter post click 'Img' and paste between the tags.

Done.

Image
Alan
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