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Thanks for everyone's advice on my last post!
I decided to get a paid lj account.

BUT, it seems that it is super complicated to post images from my scrapbook to external sites, or to other lj accounts. (If possible at all)

I'd like to be able to post a "batch" (i.e. five or so) pictures at a time to a different lj-account. When I say "post to journal" it generates complicated code involving a table, and each image being a link. I just want the URLs!

So my question basicaly is, how do you get the URL for the images in your scapbook?

Thanks again,
Annie
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From:janinedog
Date:February 8th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Click in your gallery to the picture you want to post. Once you get there, click on "Full size" (which is under the picture, in the style you're currently using). The URL of the page you're brought to is the URL of the image.

That URL will generally only work on LiveJournal. If you use the picture offsite, add .jpg, .gif, or whatever the file extension of the picture is to the URL and it should work.
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From:krellis
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
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You don't strictly NEED the file extension (.jpg etc). The filetype is actually determined by the browser based on the Content-Type header sent back from the server, or by doing some magic looking at the first few bytes of the file. File extensions are just a really archaic way of giving older programs a hint about what type of file it is. Anything even remotely modern shouldn't have a problem without the extension.
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From:janinedog
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure there's a lot of popular sites that don't work without the extension, because a lot of people ask how to make the pictures work offsite. :)

I think MySpace may be one of them, but I'm not sure.
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From:krellis
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
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What site they're linking to them from really shouldn't matter, unless they're doing idiotic parsing of URLs before allowing you to submit them, or something... *shrug* Seems like a silly arbitrary restriction on their part to me, but I'll take your word for it that it happens.
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From:vanbeast
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
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Everything you say here is true :) They're just being idiots. There are a number of sites (and some forum software/plugins) that will reject images without extensions. Because they're idiots.
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From:whitaker
Date:February 9th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
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Hear hear. Thanks. : )
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From:chariqueer
Date:February 20th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the tip!
From:brandileigh
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
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i just do right click properties on the pic to find the actual url?
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From:mdlbear
Date:February 9th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
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Just look in your browser's location box. (Right under the menu bar in Firefox; don't know about others.) Double-click in the box to select the URL, and Ctrl-C to copy it (in most browsers).
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From:ragingemu
Date:February 14th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Attempting teh English, despite the fact that my brain seems to be turned off right now. We'll see how it works:

If you aren't clicking the link to view the picture at it's full size, then, depending on the size of the picture (if it's small enough then the preview is at full res, but usually it's shrunken down some), you won't be getting a url to a fully sized version of your picture.

Did that make any sense? Seems overly convoluted to me (someone want to simplify?).
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From:cheesemon
Date:February 9th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
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OR if you post a lot of pictures at once like I tend to do, Semagic is the best way to go IMO.

Step 1. Download Semagic
http://community.livejournal.com/ljwin32_sema/

Step 2. Go to Journal > Pictures > Open

Step 3. Click ADD, highlight all the files you wanna upload, and hit OPEN. There's some kinda 10 pic limit, but you can just OPEN 10, then ADD another 10 till all your photos are there. :)

Step 4. UPLOAD ALL. Sometimes I get error messages, but if you hit retry enough, it should work.

And Step 5. When it says Transfer Complete, hit close and Semagic will ask if you want to copy the links into the clipboard. Do so, and when you go into Semagic or your LJ, hit CTRL-V and it pastes everything for you. ^^b
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From:grocible
Date:February 9th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
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I usually have a good idea about what's going on, but I never realized Semagic did that with pictures. Very cool. Thanks! Guess I need to pay attention more to the "What's New" when I upgrade.
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From:cheesemon
Date:February 9th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
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n/p . . though I think the feature's been around for over a year now. ^^
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From:grocible
Date:February 11th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
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I don't doubt that it has, I just never realized it before.

I really enjoy that feature now that you pointed it out - especially since I don't have XP so I don't get any fancy clients to upload pictures with. And Semagic is pretty easy to use to post the pictures after you upload them.
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From:qfemale
Date:February 9th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC)
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When I read the entry, I was going to suggest just that ;-)
Yay Semagic!
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From:cheesemon
Date:February 9th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Wow, you're the first person I've seen who has as many pictures uploaded to Scrapbook as I do. Rock on. ^^b
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From:qfemale
Date:February 10th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
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hihi ;-)
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From:sewcute
Date:March 2nd, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
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yay for people with lots of pictures!

You don't meet many with THAT many. . .altogether in my two ljs I have over 1900. . .
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From:beyond_repeat
Date:February 15th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
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i've followed everyone's suggestions but my banner's not coming up unless i'm logged in livejournal. shouldn't it come up anyway whether or not i'm logged in? i'm using s2 and i wanna put a custom img, an img from my scrapbook, in the header by pasting the scrapbook url. i'm getting so frustrated. HELP!
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