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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by PriddyShiddy, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. PriddyShiddy

    PriddyShiddy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I want to be able to QUICKLY upload photos and get a url to post pics on a forum from my phone and Photobucket strait sucks. It takes FOREVER to upload through the Photobucket app, and Picasa takea an upload, then going to the website... and I still vouldnt find the url link even on the pro.... help...

  2. Munnarg

    Munnarg Well-Known Member

    Try Imgur.
  3. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    Flickr, works great and you keep all the rights to your photos unlike most of the other sites.
  4. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    Picasa as it is Google and integrated with the phone. Also, if you install the Gallery .apk file that is floating around you can view your Picasa gallery directly from the program.
  5. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    Funny, though, Google provides no link to Picasa in the favorites or contact links but Flickr is there by default.

    I understand Picasa has improved, but they were one of the ones that reserved the right to basically do whatever they wanted with your photos with no rights to you as the photographer. That is why I went with Flickr, they give you full copyright protection on anything you post and you can select the level of protection.
  6. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    i'm also trying to decide which way to go: flickr or picasa. i have an EVO, so both options are present on my phone. any more pros/cons for these 2 sites? any help is appreciated, thanks!
  7. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    Depends on how you are going to use it. If you are just wanting to use it to host pics for upload to other sites either would work.

    If you are even somewhat serious about your pictures I would go Flickr.
  8. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    so it sounds like, in your opinion, flickr is better. thank you! anybody else??!!
  9. DenverRalphy

    DenverRalphy Android Enthusiast

    Each have their pro's and con's.

    If you're looking for a free account; Picasa gives you 1gb of storage, whereas Flickr allows you to upload 100mb per month.

    I prefer the interface of Picasa myself, but that's just my personal opinion. I just feel the use of Albums in Picasa is a lot more intuitive than the method Flickr uses with their "Photo-Stream" and "Sets."

    Flickr will provide you with BBCode for your pics, all setup to paste into forums, Whereas Picasa will give you the link to place inside BBCode tags.

    Both provide online editing of your pics via Picnik.

    Picasa has a pretty powerful tool/app (albeit a bit non intuitive at first) for organizing, editing, and syncing your online account with your PC.
  10. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    i have .gif files on photobucket that i want to have on my flickr account. i try to save the gifs to my PC, then upload to flickr from PC, but it only saves a still image, not the active gif. how do i get around this?
  11. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    Flickr does not support animated gif's, it is gear more toward photography, which is why I said if you are serious about your pictures. Sorry if there was any confusion.
  12. Eugene

    Eugene Android Expert

    I have yet to get linking to work in a forum from picasa. Also I found that picasa is limited to 30 albums when being viewed from the mobile site so if you have a lot of pitures your limited to what yo can see on your phone. Does flickr do better at that, I wanted to pay for more storage if its inexpensive like picasa and stick everything in one place.
  13. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    I haven't run into any problems yet but can't answer that for sure.

    I should also point out, you are only supposed to put pictures and videos you hold the legal rights to or have permission to use on Flickr.
  14. PriddyShiddy

    PriddyShiddy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Actually the first suggestion was the best for me. Reduce picture with (picsay) and upload/get url with (imgur). I have the photo on my phone I don't need it neatly organized on some slow web site.

    I use the following technique to post pics of event to my forum in about 15 seconds:

    Take picture.
    Click 'photos album' icon >last picture > menu >share > picsay >select medium photo quality >menu >share >imgur > copy all (img url). Then open Internet and post [​IMG]

    Includung taking the picture that whole process happens In 20 seconds max. It takes longer than that just to upload to any of the other sites and programs I've seen.
  15. DenverRalphy

    DenverRalphy Android Enthusiast

    It's very easy...

    When viewing the photo you wish to post from picasa, click the "Link to This Photo" option on the right. Check the "Image only (no link)" checkbox (this is a must, because if you don't then picasa will give you HTML you can't use). Select the size from the "Select Size" drop-down. Now the "Embed Image" field will be the direct link to the image.

    Now simply copy the Embed Image field onto your clipboard, then paste it into your BBCode. Most forums have an Insert Image feature now, so you can just paste it into that.

    It's actually a lot easier than it seems reading through this post.
  16. PriddyShiddy

    PriddyShiddy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hmmm. Picasa upload FAST, but u then open Internet > menu > Windows > new > open Picasa > login > find picture > copy url?

    It's fast , but It sux they don't have a good app... esp considering its freakin Google!

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