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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:29 pm

Hey all,

Just a quick suggestion. If you want to link a really huge pic on brickshelf, e.g. this one: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=857516, but the pic is too large to paste into your post, you can also paste in the thumbnail. When you are looking at a brickshelf gallery, on a mac you can control-click (I believe on a PC this is right-click) the image and "copy image location". This url will look a little different:
full pic url: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Cyin/MP/mp003.jpg
thumbnail url: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Cyin/ ... _thumb.jpg
when you use the latter url in bbcode using [ img ] url [ /img ] (without the spaces), the result will look like this:
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Postby jon_p » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:33 pm

Thanks for sharing Bruce.
I have actually wondered how to do this for a while, as I have seen lots of people post like this, but I was too shy to ask.
Now I need to find a reason to post something! :D

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Postby J1A3L5 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:49 pm

When it's linked, the code looks like this:

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[url=http://url][img][/img][/url]


For example,

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[url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=92397][img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/j1a3l5/Corner-Tower/thumb/aaa.jpg_thumb.jpg[/img][/url]


Would result in,

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I thought I'd add that: It's how I post a MOC, usually. A couple linked thumbnails.
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Postby TheBohrok » Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:22 am

Hmm, I tried it a few times but the picture is not showing. All it does is show a square with a red X. What am I doing wrong?
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Postby Jojo » Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:51 am

Hello!


TheBohrok wrote:Hmm, I tried it a few times but the picture is not showing. All it does is show a square with a red X. What am I doing wrong?

You probably do not link the URL of the PICTURe but the URL of the BrickShelg gallery page with the picture in it. This gallery page cannot show up as a picture if linked as that.

For example (it's pure chance the mostest recentest pic I see on BS is a CC-related one ;) ):

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[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=818889[/img]

leads to:
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But the URL of the PICTURE is
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/lordo ... 3-figs.jpg

So in order to let a picture show up in a post you have to insert the URL of the picture:

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[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/lordofthelego/Castle/CC-Roleplay/3-figs.jpg[/img]


To get the URL of a picture you right-click on it and
a) using IE click "properties" -> mark the URL -> right-click "copy" and then paste it in here.
b) using Mozilla/Netscape/Opera just right-click on it and choose "Copy URL of the picture" (or similiar description. Dunno, my version is German) -> paste it in here.

That's working with the thumbnail preview pic as well as with every picture in the world wide web (Unless some hero implemented some Javascript that doesn't allow right-clicking.)

c) BrickShelf offers another option. When the picture shows up in the gallery page you can click on it again and it will show up without the gallery page framing it. In this case the URL appears in the Address line of your browser. mark -> "copy" -> "paste"


Remember: The URL of a picture MUST end with *.jpg *.gif *.bmp or a similiar picture extension. Of course it doesn't help to copy the URL of the gallery page and simply add a ".jpg" manually ;)


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Postby TheBohrok » Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:39 pm

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Thanks Jojo, it's working for me now.
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Postby Ja_izzle » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:52 am

wow, thanks for sharing, i've been wondering how everyone does this for a while now, and now i know..... watch out everyone!


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