Using FaceBook to post photos

Discussion in 'Bugs & Feedback' started by Franco Darioli, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    Since Photobucket is not free any longer, you can use FaceBook.
    Upload a photo there , set it to Me Only .
    Then click on the photo so that it opens on a larger window and right click on it ad chose Copy Image address , then paste that into the image url here.
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  2. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Is setting to Me Only a necessary part of the process for it to work or just a personal privacy preference?
  3. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

    I'm guessing that its because maybe FB friends might wonder why one is posting a close up of a Cuben fibre pochette for example : ). trip pics might be a bit different, but a plethora of tech shots to illustrate a point might make your friends reach for the unfollow button.
    Good tip though, I haven't set up a photo sharing account so not posted any pics before.
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  4. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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    I couldn't get this to work (privacy set to friends) because I couldn't get an option to copy image address (perhaps because I'm on a tablet not pc) but I did get an option to open the image in a new tab, which I did and pasted the tabs url into the image url. Is the photo above visible to people who aren't my FB friends?
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  5. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

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  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I can see it too.
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  7. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Since I keep everything on FB to its most stringent privacy settings I prefer to use Flikr or Google Photos...both free, both offer an insane amount of storage
  8. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I use Flickr at the moment too, but after Photobucket's recent shenanigans it's nice to have other options. And from Franco's post it seems you can do it while keeping your FB privacy settings tight.
  9. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    I think Facebook will soon clamp down on this if too many people start doing it, the extra throughput given some sites could be huge ?
  10. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

    yes I can see it and more importantly its just (a nice) embedded picture in the post - nothing on there creates a link to a facebook page or allows throughput to Facebook.
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  11. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

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    Just trying this from FB too. My 100th post - have a pic of the Picos.
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  12. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Hmmm, that's news to me. And good to know.
  13. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Ok, if we're testing it

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  14. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    @Bopdude I get no image but a link to a Facebook page that says "The page you requested cannot be displayed at the moment. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may be broken or expired, or you may not have permission to view this page."
  15. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

  16. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Bad quality but sorted it I think :)
  17. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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  18. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Facebook may be monetarily free, but you pay with your soul. :)

    I'm sticking with Flickr and TBH, if they start charging for all access, then I'll pay.
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  19. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    FB compresses images a lot, if you care about that.
  20. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    [​IMG]I open the larger window for the photo then drag the photo here, same thing really.
    (few years ago in the Dartry's, what a mess, some things never change :))
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  21. Franco Darioli

    Franco Darioli Trail Blazer

    The ME ONLY is simply because some photos posted here would not interest anybody else.
    BTW, I see the first photo William C posted in 3 D . Great shot !!!
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  22. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Already tagged
  23. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Already tagged[​IMG]
  24. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Yep it works from FB :thumbsup:

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