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So far, I love the scrapbook. However, I have a quesiton. I know it's probably been asked and answered before, but I could see while flipping through the archives.

Keep in mind, i'm not just your average user. Not able to do most of the spiffy things that the 10 years I know can

I'm trying to link to one of my pictures because I want to use it as an avatar on another site. However, the other site will not accept it because it does not have the file extension jpeg, gif, ect...

Is there a way to bypass this or get around it somehow? I've read that it's possible to link on other sites, but for some reason, i'm unable to do so.

Any help would be appreciated.
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From:kunzite1
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)

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the trick would be the idea of being able to have actual filenames on the pics.lj account.

it's a todo item.
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From:clchldr
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Do you have photoshop? You can open your picture and save to change the file extension and then host the one with the correct extension.
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From:cowsandmilk
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
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With that, I think you've lost the point of hosting the pictures on ScrapBook . . . just a little
From:propopdan
Date:March 9th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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The user wants to use ScrapBook as a host--it doesn't matter what the extension is on the local machine.
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From:tsutton
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Hotlinking is what use up LJ bandwidth. Host it yourself.
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From:zarhooie
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Erm. Given the traffic that LJ recieves on a daily basis, I *really* don't think that extra bandwidth is a problem for them.
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From:shannon_elaine
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
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I think if that were a concern, the LJ folks would already have blocked hotlinking to other sites.
From:subbes
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Uh, no.

Until the .htaccess or the Scrapbook FAQ says you cain't hotlink, I'm going to use the hosting I paid for to host images.

you just get more and more abrasive every day.
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From:kunzite1
Date:March 8th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)

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whitaker says hotlinking is fine. link.
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From:kunzite1
Date:March 8th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)

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so does brad. link.
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From:tsutton
Date:March 8th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, must have missed that.
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From:kunzite1
Date:March 8th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)

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yer welcome.
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From:spamhater
Date:March 8th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
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You're on a whole 'nother level. I love it!
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From:kunzite1
Date:March 8th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)

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i try.

i'm sure he was sarcastic or something and i suck at picking that up. even over the phone or in person.
From:brashley46
Date:March 9th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
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Okay, so it seems to be legal, so: in Windows or Linux, go to your gallery, bring up the individual picture you want to link, rightclick on it, and select the image itself. You should get the image without the gallery html, and the complete filename should be in the browser address bar. Use that.

Never used a Mac, but I presume there's an anologous procedure.
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From:calamityjake
Date:March 9th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
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I think the problem is that when you do that, the link you get doesn't end in ".jpg" or ".gif" or whatever. It ends with no file extension at all, in fact. So some sites or applications won't recognize it as an image. Which is the whole problem.
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From:archaicangel
Date:March 9th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that's the problem i'm having. There is not .jpg or .gif extension, so it's not being recognized as an image.
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From:raindrops_chan
Date:March 13th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
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Before anything is figured out happens, you can always try photobucket.com for free image hosting. xD
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From:ragganald
Date:August 29th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)

just in case you never found a solution

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i've been having the same problem with myspace bulletins
but due to this post i tried just adding jpg on to the end of the url and that did the trick :O)
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