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Offline Pappymn

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What About Google Photos?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2017, 05:34:21 PM »
If you are Amazon prime you get unlimited photo storage as part of the annual fee. I pushed about 10,000 photos out to it. All accessible on a great app. I really like it.

I've been a Amazon Prime member for years and didn't know about this. LOL.
Just download the app and sent over 6,000 photos to storage.
I like the app as it has a "on this day" feature. Great way to see photos from the past years on this same day.
It has a family function too. So my wife's photos from her phone go into the same account
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2017, 07:03:32 PM »
Google Photos (formerly Google Picasa) is basic, but works absolutely fine.  It's what I use. 

They have two storage options when you sign up: "Original Size" (limited storage - you can buy additional storage), which retains your photo's original resolution, and "High Quality" (unlimited free storage), which  automatically resizes your photos to a reasonable size (around 800 X 600) which works perfectly fine for most Internet usage, including forum posts.  Besides, the forum is set to limit photo size to 800 pixels wide anyway.


The only catch is they don't have a button/form that automatically gives you the IMG tags for posting in forums, but even that is not a big deal.  Instead of clicking a button that gives you the IMG link, you right click on  the photo and "Copy the Image Location."  Then in the forum post click the "Insert Image" button, and paste the URL it inside the IMG tags (in fact this method works for ANY photo hosting site).

Trying this method



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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2017, 07:17:13 PM »
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2017, 08:34:22 PM »
Google Photos (formerly Google Picasa) is basic, but works absolutely fine.  It's what I use. 

They have two storage options when you sign up: "Original Size" (limited storage - you can buy additional storage), which retains your photo's original resolution, and "High Quality" (unlimited free storage), which  automatically resizes your photos to a reasonable size (around 800 X 600) which works perfectly fine for most Internet usage, including forum posts.  Besides, the forum is set to limit photo size to 800 pixels wide anyway.


The only catch is they don't have a button/form that automatically gives you the IMG tags for posting in forums, but even that is not a big deal.  Instead of clicking a button that gives you the IMG link, you right click on  the photo and "Copy the Image Location."  Then in the forum post click the "Insert Image" button, and paste the URL it inside the IMG tags (in fact this method works for ANY photo hosting site).

Trying this method

[img]https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipP0mq5TIQLLPYujpCh1OYMfAjeLfE9bJTKxHfo[/img]

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You didn't copy the right thing. That hyperlink/URL isn't complete.   



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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2017, 06:35:04 AM »
Google Photos (formerly Google Picasa) is basic, but works absolutely fine.  It's what I use. 

They have two storage options when you sign up: "Original Size" (limited storage - you can buy additional storage), which retains your photo's original resolution, and "High Quality" (unlimited free storage), which  automatically resizes your photos to a reasonable size (around 800 X 600) which works perfectly fine for most Internet usage, including forum posts.  Besides, the forum is set to limit photo size to 800 pixels wide anyway.


The only catch is they don't have a button/form that automatically gives you the IMG tags for posting in forums, but even that is not a big deal.  Instead of clicking a button that gives you the IMG link, you right click on  the photo and "Copy the Image Location."  Then in the forum post click the "Insert Image" button, and paste the URL it inside the IMG tags (in fact this method works for ANY photo hosting site).

Trying this method

[img]https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipP0mq5TIQLLPYujpCh1OYMfAjeLfE9bJTKxHfo[/img]

Nope

You didn't copy the right thing. That hyperlink/URL isn't complete.   



What browser are you using?
For that one Chrome

for this one Edge


This one IE - and that one worked.

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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2017, 06:37:00 AM »
Thanks Ten, this has been driving me crazy and it was just the browser.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2017, 07:36:07 PM »
I could see the photos I put up on yesterday...
Can't see anything but an empty frame now.
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2017, 09:41:31 PM »
Has anyone found a viable alternative?
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2017, 08:28:18 AM »
Dropshots.
Seems to work seamlessly for me. (for now :D :D)
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2017, 09:17:57 AM »
Sometimes you have to go in a circle to reach your destination.

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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2018, 10:23:26 PM »
Ok, not sure if the images will disappear but I got them working for now.  One thing I didn't see mentioned previously was that each browser has it's own system.  Using Firefox on a Windows 10 PC, simply open the image in Google Photos.  Right click on the image and select "Copy Image Location".  Paste that link between the Insert Image tags and it seems to work. 



If you're a Chrome user, try right click and "Copy Image Address". 

This does correspond with an earlier post but it seems to work for me.
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2018, 07:47:14 AM »
Don't see a photo, just the dash in a circle
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2018, 08:03:07 AM »
Hmm.  I checked it on multiple devices (phone, tablet, laptop, and PC) and I can see it on all of them.  Perhaps any device that has my Google account previously linked has the ability to see the link?  Well, back to the drawing board ...
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 09:36:33 AM »
Sorry, nothing.
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Re: What About Google Photos?
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 11:29:15 AM »
Have you tried Flickr? My free account seems to work well.

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