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On 9/29/2006 at 8:13 PM, echeng said:

Hello, guys! If you are looking for free hosting space, Flickr is a great place to start (and, it's free!). Once you have an account, you can embed Flickr-hosted images here in our forums. Also, be sure to join the Wetpixel Flickr group!

 

Here's how to embed:

 

1. look at an image in Flickr, and click "All Sizes" to get to a page that shows all of the accessible sizes for a given image.

 

2. click on "Medium" (500 x 333), which is perfect for Wetpixel

 

3. in the text box below the photo, you'll see some HTML, which is the code they want you to use to embed your image. Here's an example:


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/echeng/201438534/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/66/201438534_363e6306b9.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Humpback mother and calf (Megaptera noveangliae)" /></a>
 

 

 

4. since our forums don't support straight HTML, you have to convert it to bbcode. take the image location (img src) and hyperlink (a href), and convert them. Here's an example of the above image, converted into bbcode:


[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/echeng/201438534/][img=http://static.flickr.com/66/201438534_363e6306b9.jpg][/url]
 

 

 

5. Test:

 

 

201438534_363e6306b9.jpg

Humpback mother and calf (Megaptera noveangliae)

 

 

 

6. (I added the caption, too)

 

If you embed a static image from Flickr, you MUST link back to Flickr. It is part of their Terms of Service.

Thanks!!

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