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Can I post pics directly from my hard drive?

Discussion in 'Forum Issues' started by FLbeachbum, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. FLbeachbum

    FLbeachbum Loaded Pockets

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    I see several threads on how to post pics from host sites. I've never understood the point in them and don't really want to make a copy of every pic I might want to post and move it somewhere else just to post it here.

    They are already on my computer, why can't I just post from here without all the extra work?
     
  2. The Sixth Beatle

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    If you install dropbox there is a public folder. drop a picture in there and you will be able to share it simply by sharing the URL it gives you.

    There's a free version with limited (but decent) storage; I have been paying for the full version for 3 years and am well chuffed with it.

    www.dropbox.com
     
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    Well this has been an exercise in frustration. I'm using dropbox. Can somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong?
     
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    Last edited by The Sixth Beatle, Tuesday at 9:31 AM
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    Thanks. I don't see any link when I post the pic. All I get is an x in a box.
     
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    try it again with the link changed like I siad in previous post
     
  11. aicolainen

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    This forum should seriously consider having its own photo hosting. I mean, this forum is basically all about people posting pictures about their gear and as long as your relying on external hosts, there will always be problems down the road, that will make thread content almost meaningless. Photobucket is a great example, but the same will happen with dropbox pictures, Fickr etc.. I do not for certain know what pictures in DP and Flickr I have linked to in different forums, so if I ever need to do some housekeeping like delete files and consolidate folders, there is a great chance this will lead to some broken links somewhere. If EDCF host its own pictures, they will be accessible as long as the forum itself. IMO that's a valuable thing.
     
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