Sourcing your images from your Facebook Timeline

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Traditionally and hisorically, a lot of us have used third party image hosting platforms like Photobucket and Image shack to "imbed" our images in our posts.

Some of you smarties will already know this, but you can use your images from facebook photos as well.

In all of the above cases, the images are imbedded when the thread is displayed by you or a forum member selecting your thread.

This is done by "wapping' the link to the photo with an start and end image tag - [IMG] to start and [/img] to end

To imbed a facebook image that you have saved to your photos or in an album.

1) Access your Facebook Timeline.

2) Click on photos.

3) Click on the desired photo thumbnail to display the actual photo (this is so that you imbed the full sized photo in your thread)

4) Right mouse click and select proprties.

5) Carefully highlioight the address (URL) of the picture in the displayed dialogue.

6) Type [img]copy picture link here[/img] the img tags are shown in bold for emphasis only.


Certainly not the only way to imbed images in here - but just ANOTHER way.


OH NB - Just make sure that your original FB images are of a dimension suitable for forums/PC/Latop/Tablet etc screens and resolutions - around 800 pixels wide would, I suggest be considered a reasonable max.


Hope that assists folks :)



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I'm pretty sure hotlinking is

Sat, 2012-10-13 15:39

I'm pretty sure hotlinking is illegal. Essentially you're stealing facebooks bandwidth by doing this. You're better off just using a legitimate (there's plenty of free ones) photo hosting site that allows you to direct link to the image, it's not very difficult.

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Thanks for the Input Jay

Sat, 2012-10-13 15:52

Hi JB,

I've not seen anything from FB re direct linking - if you find something I'd certainly be interested.

Yup agree, the free ones for most are easy to use - as I said in my original post, not suggesting this is a replacement of those, just another way of doing it. :)



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 Keep in mind, FB compresses

Sat, 2012-10-13 16:15

 Keep in mind, FB compresses the crap out of images so they may not be as good output quality if you upload them to imageshack/photobucket/etc. Doesn't matter for some people, but might for others. 

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True Hlokk

Sat, 2012-10-13 16:23

But the images I put in my Coral Bay thread were direct linked to FB and they appear ok, I think sufficient for forum purposes anyway - unless it's Marc of course and his great photos :)


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Hotlinking illegal? No, and

Sat, 2012-10-13 17:37

Hotlinking illegal? No, and its preventable if they really want to.