google image URL not showing… why?

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  • #28944

    edwardle
    Member

    http://pointout.wordpress.com is my site. On my first real entry from Sept 12th, there is a picture beside my text however it doesn’t show up. Right click on it and select ‘view image’ and you should be able to see it. Why is this happeneing?

    I’m not doing anything different when posting the image URL in the dashboard. Can anyone give me a tip or solution for this?

    #29152

    timethief
    Member

    I’m using a firefox browser and I see an image of a dark haired girl standing at a dock (probably on the sea coast) Vancouver with a water background. I right clicked on the thumbnail, selected view image and got the original size photo – no problem.
    Are you using an IE browser or a Safari? They frequently have “issues” when it comes to displaying blogs properly. You could also try force clearing your browser cache.

    Edit: Try signing out, force clearing your browser and signing in again.

    #29153

    edwardle
    Member

    time thief… hmmm, that’s odd that it’s not showing up in my browser. anyone else? i’m using firefox as well. i tried IE too and no pic either. but if you can see it, then i’m sure it should be fine. thanks for letting me know.

    #29154

    timethief
    Member

    you’re welcome g’night :)

    #29156

    engtech
    Member

    I tried it with FireFox and I didn’t see it.

    One thing I noticed: you’re resizing the image using HTML

    src=”http://lh5.google.com/edwardkslee/RQYrLX4BABI/AAAAAAAAAUo/XngVda1f8vQ/IMG_1449.JPG?imgmax=800″ align=”left” height=”129″ width=”171″

    (ie: the width is really 800 px, but the image tag says to squish it to 171). If you create a proper thumbnail (by resizing the image with software) then you might not have this problem.

    #29159

    raincoaster
    Member

    Try using:
    http://lh5.google.com/edwardkslee/RQYrLX4BABI/AAAAAAAAAUo/XngVda1f8vQ/IMG_1449.JPG
    as the image URL and resize with the WordPress tools. Um, the little box with the tree in the Rich Editor. Sorry to be so technical…(or am I repeating the last poster’s instructions? I can’t work with thumbnails, myself)

    When I try that I can see the girl (Vancouver homegirl trivia: she’s standing on the boardwalk behind the Granville Public Market).

    #29160

    rsathya
    Member

    edwardle
    I see that ur using picasaweb photos. I tried to load one of my photos to picasa web and tried a test post , it is working fine. I tried removing / adding image size options that the url provides, no issues with that.

    I use a firefox and am not able to see the image in ur post
    mmm what could be it ??!!!

    (though not an effective way of doing it, I do not see a reason why it should not be working)

    #29176

    edwardle
    Member

    i’m totally miffed too as to why it isn’t working. i’m going to bump this, hope you don’t mind.

    #29178

    edwardle
    Member

    rain: yes, you are correct! and yes that’s how i resized it … with the wordpress editor.

    rsathya: i can see the picture from the back end, but you guys can’t see it from the front end. so on your test, save what you’ve done and try pointing your browser in a new window to the test post and tell me if you see it

    #29179

    edwardle
    Member

    okay, i just tried another entry titled ‘test picture’ with Tara standing on Robson street in Vancouver. Anyone see it?

    #29183

    drmike
    Member

    Afraid not.

    The issue might be because you’re trying to put a non-static image into a system that requires static images.

    Take a look at the URL of the image. You’re trying to get Google to resize the image for you with ‘?imgmax=800’ in the URL and WordPress won’t let you do that. Much like the animated images not working in headers.

    Please see if Google gives some method of thumbnailing images and then use that in your post with a link to a full size image.

    Also remember just because you’re putting in the ‘height=”129″ width=”171″‘ bit, the viewer is still having to load the entire image. That doesn’t help those on dialups.

    #29196

    edwardle
    Member

    drmike, thanks for the input.

    #29199

    timethief
    Member

    @edwardle and drmike
    At http://pointout.wordpress.com I see Tara in both the Test Picture (on the street in fron of the Guess sign) and in the smaller one Back from Vancouver (in front of Granville market) too. I’m wondering could it be that because you only mentioned the url of the site which is different from the one linked to your user name perhaps the folks who couldn’t see the pictures were clicking on your name and looking in the wrong blog?

    #29220

    raincoaster
    Member

    Nope, I just checked the blog that’s supposed to have the pix and I can’t see either of them.

    #29224

    timethief
    Member

    That’s so totally weird. rain saw one of the photos before but doesn’t see either one now. I have never “lost” sight – I have always seen both. What on earth?

    #29238

    corlija
    Member
    #29240

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yeah, I used to use Photobucket too, but since they started deleting non-TOS violating images on my blog and threatening me when I question them, I cannot really recommend them.

    #29242

    corlija
    Member

    @ raincoaster: Photobucket & tinypic.com are together, imageshack.us has got nothing to do with them .. the main difference being that imageshack has thumbnail view, while other two don’t as far as I can tell; there’s another service like imageshack that offers thumbnail view also (similar if not same interface), but just can’t seem to find the bookmark now :/

    #29261

    edwardle
    Member

    i’m at a lost as to what to do… any ideas? should i just create thumbnails everytime i want to post? that would be a pain in the A$$.

    #29272

    raincoaster
    Member

    Either use the WordPress hosting and create thumbnails OR use a hosting service like Imageshack or Photobucket. I’ve stated my opinion of Photobucket, but there are lots of other hosts out there and their photos are easy to use in WordPress if you use the rich text editor. I’d say try Imageshack; it’s free, right? So why not try it for a few images? They may give you more scope than that; I have several HUNDRED at Photobucket.

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