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Title: CZ Project
Post by: FAT-TOY on January 10, 2018, 09:37:28 PM

   I've been rebuilding a CZ side piper for a while and was going to put a thread on here about the whole restoration.  The problem is now that Photobucket has made a complete arse of themselves I find it impossible to load the photos onto this site.  I joined another host for a free 1 month thing but the photos copied onto here were only average, Hoony improved them a bit but they were still not as good as Photobucket.  I have been taking photos right through the build, from doing up the frame to polishing most of the alloy, painting, rechroming, rebuilding shocks, wheels the whole thing, a lot of work and I don't just want to put a couple of lines on here without showing the complete build including photos.  Anyone no of a free host that is ok for us users with only basic computer skills or should I try to put the rebuild up on another place and maybe put a link on here so any members interested can have a look.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: LWC82PE on January 10, 2018, 10:26:50 PM
This might work?

or just create a free Hotmail/Outlook/One Drive email account and that instantly gives you your own free photo/file storage


OneDrive offers 5 GB of storage space free of charge[/quote

Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: FAT-TOY on January 10, 2018, 10:58:46 PM
    LWC82PE I am a caveman as far as technology goes, I mean a real Neanderthal so it will have to be as simple as possible. Your pictures always come up good, so what host do you use?
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: LWC82PE on January 10, 2018, 11:23:24 PM
Onedrive. I did use Photobucket for a while but as you know it went bad, so then i went back to Onedrive.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Mick D on January 11, 2018, 01:52:19 PM
I cannot figure out the other hosts,
I have tried,,, but no cigar for me,,
Tried Photobucket again,,

Seems to be working now?
How long for? lets see
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Mick D on January 11, 2018, 02:02:48 PM
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Mick D on January 11, 2018, 02:38:19 PM
the above is just trial and errors in a hope to help Zane, myself and others,,

Ready to tear my hair out with the great photo fuk over,,,



 >:( >:(
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Mick D on January 11, 2018, 02:39:48 PM
PS; I reckon you nailed the hubs Zane,,, looks awesome, I think :)
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: LWC82PE on January 11, 2018, 03:26:55 PM
I think the ones i mentioned are no harder than  Photobucket. They all require upload the photo from your desktop to a designated folder.  When its upload, you go to the folder, click on image/open it up and then copy and the link address to the photo, come back to ozvmx and paste it in between the IMG tags. Simple. Some sites you can also right click on the photo and 'copy link address' and then paste that too instead of copying the address from the web browsers address bar.

I have found that i can not see most photobucket hosted photos by other people on forums unless i am using Firefox.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Hoony on January 11, 2018, 05:11:49 PM
a gasket lucky dip ?

Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: FAT-TOY on January 13, 2018, 12:40:15 PM

   Hi LWC82PE
               I am going to give ONEDRIVE a go but first a couple of questions.

  Are you signed up for the free 5 gig plan? or one of the other plans. I think one is about $3 a month and another about $100 a year.
 Also if I sign up for the free plan will that let me to copy my photos and paste them on the likes of our forum.

  I think that one of the reasons this forum is on the decline is that nobody is putting their builds on and the reason for that is we don't know how to put the photos on.
  I for one love to see bike builds with photos and also threads like show us your shed etc. sadly these very rarely come up now.
  If you can reply with the info I need then I will sign up today and I expect others will as well.
      Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: bazza on January 13, 2018, 01:16:04 PM
Think you are right Zane
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: LWC82PE on January 13, 2018, 02:37:24 PM
FAT-TOY mine is all free. No cost at all. Had the same account since 2000. The free account gives you 5gb free and i am no where near using all that yet. It says i have used 262mb of 5gb. If you do use up the 5Gb then you can buy more. Or just create a new free 5gb account :)

One thing you do need to do is make sure the folders that have photos you want to post on here, have their viewing permissions set to public/shared.

Make sure you read this too


So now i am not 100% sure if this will work for new users now? Where is MS man Lukeb1961??
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: FAT-TOY on January 13, 2018, 08:29:05 PM
 LWC82PE   Well I signed up for ONEDRIVE uploaded photos from my files,  easy as.  Then highlighted the photo I wanted, then clicked on share this brought up another window I clicked on the share link box and then clicked on copy and pasted it on this site.  There in still no photo just the link from ONEDRIVE. If I click on that it takes me back to ONEDRIVE and I can see the photo BUT nobody else can.  Hopefully you can talk me through this part, I feel like I am close but not quite there yet.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: LWC82PE on January 16, 2018, 08:04:29 PM
I spoke to Luke and he has been talking to fellow MS colleagues and it does look like everything still works as it should and there are still public/shared folders still despite what those complainers have said on links i gave above. I even got the special link from Luke that allowed me to create a second/new public folder but to date i have not been able to find anything in the user settings to allow me to manually add another public folder if i want.

Try this-

Ok so in Your One Drive, you should have a folder called PUBLIC. Make sure all your photos are inside that folder ONLY. I think you can set other folders to 'shared' but no one can get direct access to the files within that folder with just the address of the file. They need the link to the folder i think?? So its best to keep photos you want to put on forum in the public folder only as that has special settings that allow its contents to be seen with just the link to the files within. You can have sub folders within that folder, that still works.

When you upload the photo to that folder, open the photo.
Up the top you should see-

SHARE-ADD TO ALBUM-PLAY SLIDE SHOW-ROTATE-OFFICE LENS - and then another drop down menu that has a number of options including VIEW ORIGINAL

it may look a bit different depending on how you screen/browser is set up and what zoom level you are on but thats how it is for me. Just look for VIEW ORIGINAL across the top menu somewhere.

click on VIEW ORIGINAL and the photo will open up full size in a new window.
Then highlight and COPY the address of the photo displayed in your browsers (eg Firefox/Chrome) address bar in that new window and then go back to the form and PASTE that address inside the [IMG] tags.

I can help you more if needed when i can do screen shots but i cant right now.

You need to make sure you highlight and copy the full address and don't leave the last little bits off otherwise it wont display.

If only you can see the photos on forum that means you have either not got the photos in the PUBLIC folder or you have not activated the folder to be shared yet. I am not exactly sure if the public folder still needs to be toggled on to 'shared'

When you are in the public folder, at the top RH corner there is a information (I) icon. Click on it.

it will have details about the folder and its contents.
make sure under the section HAS ACCESS that has 3 icons (add people- links giving access-everyone)

the key point there is the EVERYONE icon. You wont see that in any other folders but the public folder.
If you click on MANAGE ACCESS, it should say EVERYONE - CAN VIEW

See how you you. Once its all set up and you have used it a bit it will become easy/straight forward.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: grouty on January 17, 2018, 01:19:45 AM
Since the Photobucket rip-off, I have moved all my pictures over to "Google Photo's". It's free, all you need to do is register a google mail account (email). I find it is easier than photo bucket to use. The quality is great too.

Just another option for you.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Hoony on January 17, 2018, 05:00:35 AM
and then when google have a large client base they will do same as photo bucket

this is how to create wealth, hook in a client base with free services, build it up and then extort them.

happens in industrial automation software.
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Mick D on January 17, 2018, 09:04:55 AM
Great to see some input. Agree with all of it (I think too)

I would have no problem paying say less than one schooner a week (say $5) membership fee to this forum.
Maybe then it could afford a storage/server large enough to host and archive members image attachments?
Title: Re: CZ Project
Post by: Mick D on January 17, 2018, 09:20:07 AM
Or maybe the site owner could raise funds toward such by selling some advertising space to allied industry?

Like Ballards MX store or bike trailer manufacturers etc, for example etc etc?