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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by sperho, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Dropbox kind of works for this, but I was wondering what people do for this scenario, if anyone is doing it. I'd like to be able to take a picture, upload it to a host, and post a link to the picture in a thread so that the picture shows inline. All from my phone without too many gyrations. I've tried the Flickr and Tumblr mobile websites and apps. Both fail, in my hands.

    First, I'll start with what I normally do to post a picture in a forum such as this:

    1. take picture.
    2. put picture on PC
    3. resize, if necessary (usually, it is)
    4. upload to my personal website host
    5. Insert picture by using the picture linking button

    The process above allows a picture to be shown inline, not as an attachment where the reader has to click on it to enlarge it - allowing me to control the size of the picture and making it easier for a reader to see what's going on when viewing a thread on a phone - that and I have complete control over the process. Of course, this only works in this forum if the picture is below a certain screen size. I'd like to avoid doing this for pictures taken with my phone, emailing it to myself on my PC, uploading etc. i.e. I'd like to do this from my phone and I would like to use a site like Flikr to host host the pictures, easily grab a link and then insert in a post, all while on my phone.

    Dropbox sort of works, but it's still feels a bit clunky.

    Does anyone do this? What ways have you found to be easiest? I don't want to use Facebook or Twitter for doing this as I don't want the pictures (mostly) to show up in my feed. I don't really care if weird, random, mundane pictures show up in my Flikr account, though.
     


  2. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    Photobucket?
     
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I share the picture directly to Flickr from my phone, then grab the share link from Flickr, then edit down to just the http...static...jpg part without the other adornments on the share link.

    A little extra work for trimming the Flicker share link, but less work than you're doing now.
     
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  4. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    All on your phone? I guess you visit the full Flickr site to grab the link?
     
  5. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Have you tested this all on your phone and is it cumbersome or slick?
     
  6. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Full res upload. Flickr vga-sized image from full res upload link test. Cumbersome, but doable.

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  7. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Dropbox vga out-of-camera upload test...slightly less cumbersome, but not slick...

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  8. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    :( Seems like there should be a faster and slicker way of doing this...
     
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    The copy paste in Boat Browser Mini is pretty good.

    [​IMG]

    Sent from my phone.

    Full Flickr site.
     
  10. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    :D
     
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Yeah, it got me on the first pass. :D

    But I was able to grab that portion of just the link I wanted from the Flickr share, without the extra I mentioned earlier.

    And what's a char between friends!? :D :D
     
  12. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    lol... Now that I'm playing with the Dropbox option, it isn't too bad - the share command in the app allows you to copy a shortened link... I just have to remember to shoot in VGA or downres on the phone to make them fit on this forum. Dare I say, it's approaching "slick"? :)
     
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  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Anyway, while you do that, here are some polar bears -

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    No hidden meaning. I was just in the mood to share the polar bears. :)

    Evo 4G pic.
     
  14. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Great bears!

    Full res test...

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  15. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Quickpic resize test....

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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Hey, two little bears look pretty good too! :)
     
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  17. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Picasa vga res test
    [​IMG]
     
  18. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I like photobucket better. After taking a pic, upload straight to photobucket. The photobucket app has a "view links" option, makes this easier to do than going to a full website on a browser.
     
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  19. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    photobucket test

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  20. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for the view links tip. I like the automatic resize options. Even if it doesn't do the best job, I don't mind too much - my main goal here was to have the ability to grab quick and dirty images with the phone and be able to upload and post all on the phone.

    Photobucket wins.
     
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  21. sperho

    sperho Android Enthusiast
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    Dropbox beta test
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