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How to use Imgur

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Odaon, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Per the request of @B Griffin I threw together an Imgur tutorial for those of you who want to use it to host images and post them here via phone, probably more in-depth than it needs to be. @Southern Gent

    Imgur is sort of a hybrid between a social media website and an image hosting site. You can post images there publicly, or just keep everything hidden and use it as an image host (which is what I do).

    First steps will be downloading the Imgur app and creating an account. The following screenshots are from an Android phone, but I believe the process is pretty similar on iOs.

    When you open the Imgur app you'll see the 'Most Viral' page as a default. These are the current popular posts on the social media side of the app (apparently a cosplay and some memes when I opened the app...). Touch the 'camera' button at the bottom of the screen.
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    This will bring up your photo gallery as well as your camera if you want to shoot directly to Imgur. Here you can select the images you'd like to upload. You can also pick different folders on your phone if you have that set up, that would be done at the 'Gallery' with down arrow seen at the top. As you can see in the picture I have 2 pictures selected, marked 1 and 2. You can do a bunch but it might take a little longer to upload. Touch 'Next' in the upper right when you're ready.
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    After touching 'Next' you will see this page. This is where you can name the album of pictures and make them 'Hidden'. To do so touch the bar that says 'Public' and select 'Hidden' instead. Public posts are default. The 3-dot button to the right is where you can mark posts as mature if they're being publicly posted, or where you can rearrange your selected photos.
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    Once you've made all your adjustments the 'Post' button in the upper right will become 'Upload'. Touch that to upload the images to your account. If you're doing a bunch feel free to go do something else while they upload. Otherwise, just wait for a few.
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    If you wait in the app you'll get this screen when they've finished uploading. You can touch 'View' to see all of the images you uploaded.
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    Touching 'View' will take you here. This is where you can select an image to get a link for posting here, or any other forum. Click on an image...
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    You will get this view when you click on a specific image. Click on the "share button" (the linked dots on the right of the buttons at the bottom). This will bring up several options depending on what phone you have. On my Google Pixel 2 I get a page that shows apps I can post it to, email options, etc. The one you want is something like "Copy URL" or "Copy" or "Copy to Clipboard". That will give you a link to paste here or any other forum.
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    Next go to your forum post and touch the 'Image' button at the top of the post options. This brings up the window where you will paste the link you copied in the previous step. After pasting you can simply click 'Insert' and your image will be in the post field. There is one other thing I like to do with my images though...
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    Imgur has a really cool built in re-sizing mechanism. All you have to do is add a letter before the '.jpg' in your copied URL to change the size. I almost always use Large Thumbnail (l), as seen in the image below, but here are all your options: Small Square (s), Big Square (b), Small Thumbnail (t), Medium Thumbnail (m), Large Thumbnail (l), Huge Thumbnail (h). The letter is always lower case, using upper case will break your link.
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    Just for example, here is the same image as above, but re-sized to the Small Thumbnail (s).
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    This is what your uploaded image re-sized to Large Thumbnail might look like. Your results may be a little different, this photo was edited for Instagram.
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    Finally, if you close out of Imgur while your pictures are uploading you may have to get to them a different way. This will be the same way you'll use to access previously uploaded images. From the home screen of the app click the 'little person' button on the bottom right. This will bring up all of your albums and images. From here you can select albums and then go through the same steps as above for posting and image.
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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
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  2. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    You can of course also access all of you Imgur uploads on a computer.

    Go to Imgur.com, click on your account name in the upper right corner, and select 'Images'.
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    This will take you to all of your uploads. You can select the image you'd like to use on a forum which will bring that image up in a window where you can select options.
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    The link you want for forums is the 'Direct Link'. Select your sizes at the bottom to automatically add in the re-sizing letter.
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    Past the Blade or any other forum the usual way and you're good to go. :thumbsup:
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    Examples of sizes:

    The square options crop the image so I rarely use those.

    Small Thumbnail (t)
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    Medium Thumbnail (m)
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    Large Thumbnail (l)
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    Huge Thumbnail (h)
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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
  3. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I don’t like using the app on my iPad as it only gives me a link to post not the link BB
     
  4. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    You must be doing something wrong.

    Or maybe it's an iOS vs Android thing...
     
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  5. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    Thanks Orion. this is helpful. Having a better method of getting photos posted will certainly up my participation.
     
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  6. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
  7. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Test 2[​IMG]
     
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  8. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Cool!! Thanks @Odaon !! I forgot to click on the image icon in the first test. I think I have it now, we'll see later when I am actually in the woods lol
     
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  9. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Thanks for posting this. IIRC there’s been a few “how to” post picture tutorials but yours was pretty comprehensive.

    A lot of folks, myself included forget that everyone doesn’t know how to post up pics from 1 source like the one included with a membership let alone multiple ways.

    I remember in the beginning I’d write in the img tags by hand, same for the videos. Back when I didn’t have dsl it was just easier and quicker than the forum software.

    The only thing I have yet to see was a video on how to post pics, maybe someone will make one and post it up. Oh and thanks, I learned something new today. I didn’t know about the prefix letter before the .jpeg, I thank you much for that and I’m sure as will the other folks who’ve stuck behind the full size I sometimes accidentally post.

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  10. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I'm sure I could record the same information as a video. Just need to sort out how to screen record on my phone... Glad you found it helpful!
     
  11. Scott K.

    Scott K. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 9, 2019
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    Test

    Not working for me. I don’t get it. I’m using an iPhone
     

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