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Author Topic: Drawing Your Attention To eHam "Insert Image" Command  (Read 9537 times)
KB1WSY
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« on: August 17, 2013, 08:40:05 AM »

Hi All,

I just noticed that eHam has an "Insert Image" command.

How does it work? (I should have posted this in the "Site" area rather than Homebrew, but too late, sorry.)

73 de Martin, KB1WSY
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JAHAM2BE
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 08:46:22 AM »

The feature was only recently activated. To use it, you type:

[ img ]http://someserver.com/image.jpg[ /img ]

Except you remove the spaces from the above command, and replace the http://someserver.com/image.jpg with the URL to your image file.

Although you can type the image insertion commands by hand, clicking the "insert image" button will automatically insert the above tags into your post, so in between the two tags you just insert the URL of your image.

Here, for instance, is the eham logo:



I look forward to seeing more images of members' projects.
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 09:25:22 AM »

Do you know whether there are restrictions on https addresses? I tried linking inserting a Picasa image but all I got in the preview pane on eHam was a broken link. This also happened when I converted the link to a tinyurl.

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 09:32:09 AM »

Good question about Picassa... unfortunately I don't have experience with them. It could be the https that's the problem; alternatively, it could also be that Picassa disallows direct image linking into forums. You might have to try another image hosting service like tinypic, photobucket, freeimagehosting, imageshack, flickr, etc.
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 10:48:05 AM »


So I created a PhotoBucket account, let's see whether this works:



Success!

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W2WDX
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »

Another good thing is to use qsl.net where you can get free webspace if it is Ham radio related. You can build a little website and upload images.

Here's what this looks like:

[ img ]http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/images/stationlittle.jpg[ /img ]

Which looks like this:




The you can do this:

[ center ][ img ]http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/images/stationlittle.jpg[ /img ][ /center ]

Which looks like this:


Anyway, the point is qsl.net has free website space for Hams. I use Fireftp as a Firefox add-on to upload web pages and images to qsl.net and it couldn't be simpler.

John, W2WDX
http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 05:35:13 PM »

Do you know whether there are restrictions on https addresses? I tried linking inserting a Picasa image but all I got in the preview pane on eHam was a broken link. This also happened when I converted the link to a tinyurl.

73 de Martin, KB1WSY


Picassa works OK, that's what I use.

Code:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-srIVg3zz82M/UggQgsvNbyI/AAAAAAAAATk/mZf67OECh5U/w707-h530-no/radio_1.jpg[/img]

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K7RNO
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 06:52:36 PM »

Testing:



My shack with ZS6BKW, inverted V, 40' up

Sorry about the size, but 40 feet needs space (and I wanted to test how large the images can be).
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2013, 05:23:43 AM »

A slightly different method In Firefox

>.....Right click the picture

Look toward the bottom it will say "View Image Info"

>.....Click "View Image Info"

It should bring up a window that says "Page Info"

On top you of that window you will see the tabs:  General-MEDIA-Feeds-Permission-Security

It should be set with the picture already there under MEDIA (if not scroll down till you find it).

The address is where the image actually is. (Located in the 'address' window) Right click that (choices are Select or copy)

>.....Select copy.

For instance, the picture of the antenna on eham's main page in the article called "Durable Easy To Build 4 Element 6 Meter Quad" is really located at this address
http://www.eham.net/data/articles/30413/WA8UEG_7-5-13_1.jpg

Note the jpg extension....

>.....Click "Insert Image" (located below the Bold (B) Icon) on Eham

Now take that address, and

>.....Paste the address in between the brackets of "Insert Image"  And then the picture displays.




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KB1WSY
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2013, 07:48:04 AM »

OK let's try this again with Picasa, since others are finding that it works. (For some reason my Photobucket account is broken, and anyway I'd rather just have Picasa if that works alright). Testing:



This took some fiddling around to get working. For other Picasa users, here's how I did it:
--In your Picasa web albums, there is a link to the right of the photos labeled "Link to this photo"; this URL will *not* work on eHam.
--You could also go to the address bar in your browser and copy the URL for your photo; this URL also will *not* work on eHam.
--I got it to work by opening the photo in my Picasa web album in Windows Internet Explorer, right-clicking on the photo, clicking on "Properties" and then copying the URL from that Properties window (warning: you may have to scroll down to get the full URL because by default, the Properties dialogue only displays the first two lines of URL info and if the URL is long it will occupy more than two lines).

By the way the above is obvious if you think about it. The other URLs (the ones that don't work) aren't actually pointers to the JPEG photo itself; rather, they are pointers to its location inside a Picasa web album. Sensibly, eHam wants to display a picture and nothing but a picture; it rejects the Picasa album URL.

73 de Martin, KB1WSY
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2013, 08:08:07 AM »

This is another test to see if I can make the photo much smaller:



It works! (All you have to do is reduce the pixel size in an image editor, prior to posting.) This may seem obvious but it doesn't always work that way with all forum software....

73 de Martin, KB1WSY
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