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Old 03-24-2022, 10:44 AM   #1
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I'm trying to insert an image through a link to a Google photo. Nothing shows up.

here's my post:

https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ml#post2750566

Any ideas why the photo doesn't show up? I can copy/paste the link in a web browser and get it.
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Old 03-24-2022, 11:02 AM   #2
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I'm trying to insert an image through a link to a Google photo. Nothing shows up.

here's my post:

https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ml#post2750566

Any ideas why the photo doesn't show up? I can copy/paste the link in a web browser and get it.
Iím not sure but I changed it to a link while we work on it.

I think you have to save the picture to your computer and then upload it to your account here on er.org. Then you can link it into your post. Iím not sure if there is a way to use a link and get it to show up directly in a post.
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Old 03-24-2022, 11:11 AM   #3
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Uploading it into my album on er.org and linking from there is the only way I know to do it
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I don't think linking to an image on a web page works (never has for me).

I upload from my PC:
https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ng-113282.html
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Old 03-24-2022, 11:46 AM   #5
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Thanks Jerry & Aerides. I was trying to see if a link makes the photos clearer. The easy way of just making an attachment ends up as a somewhat blurry image - at least for me.
The train pic was taken on a dslr and is about 36mb, I cannot even save it down to below 2mb that the er.org software allows.

Years ago I used to post photos using a link to my Flickr account, but I no longer have the account so I thought that Google photos.

I'll try a link to my computer as Aerides described
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Old 03-24-2022, 11:49 AM   #6
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Yes, the size limits in forum software can be a problem. But if I click on your link I see the photo in all its glory. No other way, I'm afraid.
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Old 03-24-2022, 11:53 AM   #7
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Yes, the size limits in forum software can be a problem. But if I click on your link I see the photo in all its glory. No other way, I'm afraid.
Thanks - sometimes I can't tell if the photo is blurry or my eyesight is getting bad.
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Old 03-24-2022, 12:18 PM   #8
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You can't directly embed an image using the share link from google photos. You have to use the link to the actual image, not the link to the share page, which is what you get when you tell google to share the photo. The easiest way to get the image link is to go through a 3rd party site that will extract it from the share link for you. I used this one: https://www.labnol.org/embed/google/photos/

to get this link https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/M3...qpt6NBbQ=w2400

and that should work with the "insert image" tool on the forum, like this:
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Thanks Cathy - I'll do this from now on.
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Old 03-24-2022, 01:42 PM   #10
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That is a great picture!
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The easiest way to get the image link is to go through a 3rd party site that will extract it from the share link for you. I used this one: https://www.labnol.org/embed/google/photos/
Good info. Now I know the engineer had gray hair and glasses.
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If I really, really want to past a google drive link here, the transform is like this.

Copy the sharing link:
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kSu-Zddi6tzBF-xKvHB2yrfyDSbkjcWJ/view?usp=sharing
Put the ID only into a valid image link for E-R:
Code:
[img]https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1kSu-Zddi6tzBF-xKvHB2yrfyDSbkjcWJ
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Copy and use the second link in IMG insert dialog.
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