Flickr redesign has started.... :((

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Marty4650
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In reply to Ray Sachs, 7 months ago

I've been a Flickr user for almost 8 years now, and have around 25,000 images posted there. There are things I love about Flickr, like the incredible value it offers, and the outstanding groups and forums.... and there are things I don't like so much, like the "photostream" concept of always putting your latest upload on top.

But overall, it is a a cheap and convenient way to store photos online, even if it isn't a good site for portfolio display.

One thing about Flickr is they are constantly changing to "improve" which lately seems to mean "become more like facebook and twitter." They even changed the label for "contacts" to "people I follow" to be more trendy.

In the eight years I have been a member they have redesigned their interface four times, and each time they make it more difficult to post Flickr photos elsewhere without actually linking back to a Flickr page so they can display their advertising to more people. But each time there is always a workaround, you just have to find it.

And you found it yourself. You just have to take THEIR link and trim it down to the basic URL for the photo.

For example... when I go to this photo, I will find a little arrow pointing upwards that says "share this photo." If I select the HTML version, then click it, I get this text:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/marty4650/13277173804" title="12P3150065 by Marty, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/13277173804_0fe3fe4a14.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="12P3150065"></a>

This text will work only when you post the photo in a Flickr discussion group. For everywhere else, you need to post something different. And that means just the URL from the above:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/13277173804_0fe3fe4a14.jpg

Notice... the line must end with .jpg in order to use on Dpreview. Then you insert that text into the "insert image from the web" option and you get:

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