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I am trying to post a photo here that I have on flickr. I put the photo on Flickr from my ipad, via an app called flickstackr. Now from my (older) desktop Mac, and from the ipad, I am trying to post the photo here.

 

On flickr i click on the share dropdown and copy the html code. then i click on the paperclip on my post here and get the upload window. then i paste the code where it says to put the URL, and click on upload. Everytime it says "invalid file".

 

Within the attachment upload window, I tried using the HTML and BB code to upload to the post, and tried just pasting a link from Flickr, none of it works.

 

the html code looks like this

<a href=" Jun 27, 2011-0" title="Jun 27, 2011-0 by kaycrochet@y7mail.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6182/6037165941_e3e1f217ee.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Jun 27, 2011-0"></a>

 

the BB code

6037165941_e3e1f217ee.jpg

Jun 27, 2011-0 by kaycrochet@y7mail.com, on Flickr

 

the link Jun 27, 2011-0

 

from my description, can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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Kathy, it's a flickr problem. You're just not using the right link that the forum software needs.

 

To get to the right link, you can click on this link for your photo:

 

Jun 27, 2011-0

 

After clicking that link, you'll go to the photo on flickr. Click on the photo on that page, and the page refreshes to look a little different. Right click on that photo, and select the size photo you want to upload to the forum, (usually one of the medium sizes). When that page opens, right click the photo and select "Copy Image Location." Paste that URL into the photo upload box here.

 

You'll get:

 

6037165941_e3e1f217ee.jpg

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Here's another way to get to the right URL for your photo.

 

Click on that original link, on flickr's page under Actions select View All Sizes. Then just right-click on the link for the photo size you want to upload, and choose Copy Link Location.

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Thank you, Amy. I did manage to get a photo into a post. I did what you suggested in your first post, except that with a Mac mouse I can't right click. (and if the ipad has some equivalent to right-clicking i haven't figured it out yet.) I didn't get "copy image location" as a choice, but I was able to save the photo to my desktop and then i was able to choose it to upload here. Maybe I can put these pieces together to do it a bit more easily next time.

 

eta: to be more specific, what I managed to do is open the photo in Preview, and then save it to my computer from there.

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Figured it out! If you use the view all photo sizes option, Click the link for the photo size you want to upload. On that page, touch the photo and hold. You'll get a pop-up box with option to save photo or copy. Select copy. Then come back to your post browser window, click and hold in the window to enter photo URL, then paste and follow the regular steps.

 

 

6037165941_e3e1f217ee.jpg

 

PS: I just did this from my iPad, so I know it works. :)

 

Unfortunately, the iPad browser doesn't let you upload a photo from the iPad itself, which is an issue. You can upload photos to flickr to get around that, or you can use the Dropbox app and store your photo in your main level public folder and get the URL for that photo from within Dropbox, and copy/paste the URL.

 

I hope iOS 5 may let you upload photos straight from the browser. It would make things a lot simpler.

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