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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:44 pm 
Hello! I just joined this forum yesterday. I bought my first DSLR (Nikon D40) last Saturday, and was doing some web surfing and found this forum. I like to store online photos on Picasa, but I can't get my pics to show up here.
On other sities, I just copy/paste the embed image url and the pic shows up. This one is different. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Also, do I need to size my pics to 1024 before loading them in Picasa to post here? I like Picasa because it sizes the pics for me before posting them in other other forums, so didn't know if it would be the same here.

Thanks! Here's the link to a pic I was trying to post in the pet thread, maybe if you could show me how it's supposed to look, I can figure it out.
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gJt8ga3RJyuWAcdZ1pLyxg?authkey=Gv1sRgCJnFtZGZ7r7AZw&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Ut3OJkXlwSs/SbXcXCqKryI/AAAAAAAABVg/MszaClSInZ8/s144/DSC_0354.JPG" /></a>

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Hi garnetgirl,

My first reply since you joined so may I wish you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

I've yet to find anyone who can use Picasa to host pictures for display on the forum. This very much seems to be an issue that Picasa has to solve as just about every other picture hosting site has no similar issues. A number of our members have created Flickr accounts just to get around this. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:15 pm 
Ok. Thanks, Bob. I've never used Flikr, but I do have a photobucket account as well. At the moment, I only use it for my Yuku forum since they're linked. I didn't like using pb for other forums because I always have issues with size. Picasa makes that easy. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try it here. Maybe I'll give Flikr a try too and see how I like it.

Thanks!


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I use tinypic.com to host my photos for the forum, and deviantart to show them to friends/family etc.

Hotlinking through both works fine.

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The Picasa thing is not a problem as such, but more that the usage model they have is not intended as a hosting solution. You're supposed to view at their site.

Personally I use photobucket. It works well enough, and the free account they do has lasted me for well over a year without me feeling a need to upgrade yet. The main limit of a free account is a file and image size limit, but it's plenty enough for board posting.

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Welcome on-board garnetgirl!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:45 pm 
'ello :D

just a quick test ...

Image

Image

Looks like Flickr wins ... 8)


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Hi garnetgirl!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:17 pm 
Of course you can show your picasa images in the forum. But I think google prefers to allow only the resized thumbnails to be displayed in forums, with the image linking to the page where it is supposed to be viewed in picasa web albums. There you can view bigger versions if you so prefer and also any EXIF, if available. I tried to display the original large pics too, by downloading them and getting the url from there. But it appears that google is smart enough to detect and tackle that trick. So, if the intension is to show the uber large pics with all EXIF, then picasa may not be the way to go. There are lots of free hosts like imageshack.us, radikal.ru, photobucket, flickr... ... But if you can live with uploading comparatively smaller ones which link to the bigger ones, then picasa offers a really addictive set of features including but not limited to organizing your pics offline and online, quick-retouching the pics before upload, and lightening fast uploading (with automatic resizing or full size - whichever you prefer). So, it depends on exactly what you want. I personally have accounts in picasa, flickr and photobucket, with flickr proving to be the most weird. When I want to show large pics with EXIF, I use photobucket. In every other occation I worship picasa.

Here's an example of displaying images here and linking to bigger version in picasa. The picture is clickable, and will take you to the address where you can verify if this really is a crop from a 200 ISO non-macro shot with one point-and-shoot SX10 ;)

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[url=http://picasaweb.google.com/ROY2K8.1/2009_03_06#5312438099409586002][img]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ZDUzKshqlOc/SbmSTg6PR1I/AAAAAAAABVA/YQXi7TDtXMI/s640/cropped.butterfly-200.ISO.jpg[/img][/url]

This is what the above code does:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:17 am 
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Hi Roy,

Wow, so it is possible. :shock:

Could you please reproduce your last post as a new post in the How to post pics thread. That way new members (and old Moderators) will have access to the information long after this thread has faded away.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:48 am 
OK Bob. I"ll just copy-paste this whole post there. Feel free to edit it however you feel suitable. Right now I gotta run... See ya.


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Good work ROY!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:49 pm 
Wow, you guys are so helpful. Thank you!

Nice butterfly shot! I have the PowerShot SX110 IS and hate it. My shots are mostly grainy or have weird shadows and it never focuses the way I want. I think Canon makes great cameras, but that particular model is a lemon. Of course, that's the one I chose. Anyway, I broke down and bought the Nikon D40 and once I have a couple more lenses, I'm sure I'll be satisfied! :) Although, at the cost of a good macro lens, I'm wondering if I should just buy another point and shoot with great macro capabilities. My old Olympus C5500 did GREAT macros, until the LCD broke. I LOVE macro photography.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:38 pm 
Thanks for the tip, ROY. This is my first post. I just got an SX10 IS, and just downloaded Picasa last night, but I haven't had a chance to play with it, yet, so I'm sure I would be asking the same question.

Gordon, I discovered your site when looking for reviews of the SX10 IS. I was instantly addicted, have watched every DSLRTips video, and look forward to learning from everyone in this great forum. Thanks for everything.


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Hi radioheadchris, welcome on-board and I'm glad you're finding it useful so far!

PS - I assume you're a fan of the band radiohead - if so, great choice!


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