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Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« on: September 22, 2017, 01:51:01 pm »
Since photobucket has gone to the dogs, I'm testing direct links with google photos ...



Seems to be working ... for now ...

UPDATE: Nope apparently not. Only shows up in Chrome (because I'm signed into Google through Chrome???)

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« Last Edit: September 22, 2017, 06:48:05 pm by Spencer »
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Re: Testing google photos links (can ignore ...)
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 02:42:00 pm »
Nope, doesn't show a photo, just a graphic of a giant dash.
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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 06:41:55 pm »
Okay, I think it was because I was using Chrome and was signed into my account, so it was only showing for me.

I think I have it now ... took some effort and trying several things ... here's what I'm doing ...

In google photos, I make the photo shareable, which gives a page link. Going to that link, I then download the photo and use the *download* address for the IMG tag,
and shrink that by adding the width option, "IMG width=600"

As of 7:30pm EST, the image displays on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, all on a Mac, as well as Safari on iOS and Edge on Windows ... (I'm only signed into Google on Chrome).



Anybody see the image now? Any ideas if there is an easier way? I'm not sure if the download links are only temporarily generated by Google, in which case the link
may break at some point ...

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« Last Edit: September 22, 2017, 06:58:41 pm by Spencer »
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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 10:43:28 pm »
I can see it Nice D7
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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 06:12:48 am »
The thing I didn't like about Google photo storage is that the cloud images are tied to your local images.  So if you delete something on the Google site it deletes it on your local system...  I didn't know that and found it out the hard way.

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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 08:15:00 am »
Thanks Tankton, hopefully I can get back to work on this soon ...

@whb64 ... I had considered this

In the end, I don't think the effort here is worth it ... probably going to move everything over to Flickr and update my threads ...

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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 06:29:40 pm »
Nope, can't see the second pic either.  When trying to open it in another tab, it says I don't have permission to view it.
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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 06:35:01 pm »
Yep, that's what I figured ...

Since the link was from a download, it was just temporary. Oh well ... I've copied most of my stuff over to Flickr. I think it will just be easier that way.
Will be updating my posts/threads soon ...

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 08:38:32 am »
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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 09:51:52 pm »
@starsiegeplayer

Yeah, I'll probably be using Google Photos for some things, and Flickr for others (Flicker as a backup for sure).

Here is another test ...



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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 10:07:50 pm »
I see that, Spencer.

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« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 07:28:05 am by Spencer »
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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2017, 12:10:38 pm »
I'm not seeing them.
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Re: Testing google photos links (any ideas? ...)
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2017, 12:46:31 pm »
I'm not seeing them.


Hmm ... something's not right.

Okay, here's what I've done now. I moved my photos into an album and made the album shared. Then, in the shared album, click on an image to display it. Right-clicking to get the address gives me:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pjPNS-QtVlkCa12kNup3QrK_4G1GG-jGgM2VQizKAa01HmXtFOyJM_GckZ6bF8CVu5Ly9JFXDP-_yStPCI9S75Rdn-nDWY5Y-dwl9b8rdP0L-NEnq211cqgaXXkI-9JfCc4T-HWuiBa2dBQPor9RPnkSY2fDX13-k2fHB8KL0IEbkQxDOKK4d7QZ5OHZmV1f4-_jUMQ8LOb9H9CVeGyUVxZ9jL_-sKUYV3bKeiK5JhqE0DzQvGp2pMGMugB3FdLE-8tD2e6Pxb_KTXMadH3rpZ6bSFl8XhrzFVyRrBPppG39F4IdSZCRyB0D3JPU3oVj7GXyANLoWZMUoWZa9E4bVy30qwjBxAcVIhQ7lqtA-3AexKnINUEnzzp3gEQonssPwMbIGSbXwTBJeSNzO64uxbP5O8r-rfwNfIF_pQcp96mUhdJLabpbZyglC-KRft7Xmuia2G2RfiBTHhg3f2d1URI_sSi22jd25vctH2DbSvVvf8S--HlRAzfBJt8WDsqiOu7lPf7IQzexOmGoWd2PbArLZv6lv_S7tHgGLN8ioq2BlGanur57VZojSZ8wfZmTIehtqUcjkiD5icaFnsmjlZjqDg9qz5eI88oqIB00UyuJ-EQwbKmr9WmV_AYvagdpFavvbmjbwqG39W3ZC8WyKVojdmNKSVJwEdc=w2726-h2044-no


Now, when I go back and view the photo again, and right click save I get this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rB3q0VutfLlPrkr1jUjqyOqyGB7IxkEZos91lkjed1yRPkOZuPkKr2Hz6KonZlxYsyr0fzd9K5dlT98WJgr54gPOiSWsnP8WuVSiElH4_BLFIn276wTK_XKYu38zTOKF-2vC-QaTzRdFQXk73VyYwUPdqEG23Vaw-n50iq1MNd2fgAYeNaQsXuqvnyoNjPM6DOOjEtEQ0p1iCOHR9_LJsf540VnfqOETz5Jxja7tBCgxdvliI3K2P-hULtT1V2ixQ6c3sfO6XPEr-vi8kGh0zlMojtnObhLEdNVmKtxnHl4cylnHLbMUZyI6nLk6ui0NcXMOzGFF-KCiAYYQvZymLN6cuieFwIaNCyCEoc7_vIZktURyZQCnk23RGGyqPPbnWcD98GJzKXAX2opA3VNlrHc2D8M9Egyjo1zfmuoS7YhWUMKXlB9qMHYrS4-GkBt-6zqIc_qjLalp4j4eH8CGi62A4xXn4b5cK5cEK8ruECHmIEJtKctkfSovVJVkFCSjT5_al4jREiWhcHVFvfdHPAqC4_dyWOe6DNvL4dfVjaQH8nv9fcOWx-f9cm2sdsM6QfX9PYKVdOozO-SD1s42GpUx3l3Xu4sFPFUN_ubpyhGK4wadcjkUB8w75MpTBvS5_t4Z7PjOAp-ACB7IC5mv-xLaagFBbIEG86g=w2726-h2044-no


WHICH IS A DIFFERENT ADDRESS?!


I found this page which claims these links are temporary and only last a couple days, which would explain the behavior I am seeing ...

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39508631/how-to-get-direct-permanent-link-to-public-image-on-google-photos


I don't know what's going on ... I think I'll just stick with Flickr for the moment ...

« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 01:09:40 pm by Spencer »
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