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Old 02-14-2016, 07:38 AM
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Default How to insert images in your posts using Google Photos

How to post pictures using Google Photos -

Go to https://photos.google.com/
Create a shared album by clicking the + next to the search bar
Select Shared Album
Select a picture for the album
Click "Create"
Name the album. I created a album called "VAF Forum Posts"
Click "Share"
Click "Done"

Add pictures you want to share to this album.

When you want to post a picture, go to the album and select the picture so it's full screen.
Right click the photo and select "Copy image address"
Click the "Insert image" icon then paste the saved image address in the field. It will be a long link.
Size your image -
Your link will look similiar to:
"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dtga-lQJvyit2CPpWEzeEufhcsQ-mjNZ9nDR88CdBZpdO5aP5EWtK--8MttL2VIvGrPHvgYWXz-_P-Z-kA7BuojYxdT3w0Reh9aCgrOgEP-dTnvSq9xPXdCDyrTZ0HIzEQTeuF0_MWp-XrH1_yZoJf26YI6dcTs2NFKFxaq6RYsZ99kNRYzRv5RfxowTdu qpj4nQNpVoxdHxHsgf50Kbq4LNObGlVhlagHT2cS2Q2fGiyPVO vPXO9LSH9PU4kYf6vpFisv4_pega2TYsWY_mI4LeFpH6eFuAMu 30vlBFWuTxoBQkJjT2Yix3_Pn_S0HHb5lkMkif_4eytKrw8PnR hR03aK82EoBzKGZAOMjuuq-B9p-cw4PiEueHo7c6suYwTR_0GDHytabes9fDQ2HS8DXQXie_ew2-p8P0oMm9QeoPimd-Vt4Gt8R2VYF2Uf-Tmz6rP6lWjnN6YMLfuhdlBr5dkaSpC8P3f_MudkXZ4yP4_TnHQ yT-Br-sJomjBWmmcpWiuMdzzTYfaFUPAfMf1f3MIdqMqWbC9b2dGXEPk Xby-josNb2Orunq4Gehfk8zJhwCfg=w800-h531-no"

If your picture displays too large change the =w part of the link to whatever you want the with to be. For example, change the link, "=w800-h531-no" to "=w500-no".
(Thanks jchang10 for discovering this)

Click "Okay" and your image will be displayed when you submit your post.

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Old 02-14-2016, 08:17 AM
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Was: If you reduce the image size to 800 pixels wide, this site will display it the correct size so that we can also read the text..

After resizing: Nice job!

Dave

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Old 02-14-2016, 09:15 AM
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How to post pictures using Google Photos -

Go to https://photos.google.com/
Create a shared album by clicking the + next to the search bar
Select Shared Album
Select a picture for the album
Click "Create"
Name the album. I created a album called "VAF Forum Posts"
Click "Share"
Click "Done"

Add pictures you want to share to this album.

When you want to post a picture, go to the album and select the picture so it's full screen.
Right click the photo and select "Copy image address"
Click the "Insert image" icon then paste the saved image address in the field. It will be long.
Click "Okay" and your image will be displayed when you submit your post.


Gee, the was easy....
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Old 02-14-2016, 12:15 PM
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Default Yeah, but the photo's too big

Plus some words added

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Old 02-15-2016, 09:50 AM
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Default You'll have to resize the images

You'll have to re-size your images and upload them to google Photos. although I usually re-size the pics I post. I originally didn't re-size the pic in the example, then went back and re-sized it.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:10 PM
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How to post pictures using Google Photos -

Go to https://photos.google.com/
Just a note that you must get the link through photos.google.com as described above. I was trying this evening to insert pics from my Google account and they kept showing up as a hyperlink instead of an image in the thread. Then I realized the links I was inserting were actually 'drive.google.com'. It's confusing because you can access your photos through Google Drive and that's what I was doing...didn't work until I went through the photos.google.com path.
Just follow the directions exactly and you'll be fine
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:22 AM
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Yes, I had the same problem, didn't follow this part of the instructions: select the picture so it's full screen. If you don't, you get a link, but not the right one.

Also, it is useful to know that if you preview the post, the image will appear, so it is easy to resize or modify.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:10 PM
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Default Test Pic see if this works

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Old 01-01-2017, 12:15 PM
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I try to learn something new each year!!!! Maybe I'll work on resizing next year!! Thanks for the directions XAV.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:54 PM
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Here are some more options for resizing.

https://sites.google.com/site/picasa...nk-to-an-image
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