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ImageCodr - the 'Flickr Friendly' photo-sharing app

IN RESPONSE TO some interest shown by BarbRad and celticeagle (and others) this post is in addition to my recent post on how to add Flickr images to our posts (read it HERE ) and gives a step-by-step guide on how to use the very useful app ImageCodr which not only uploads Flickr images to our posts but also automatically includes all the copyright details and the link back to the source page which Persona Paper requires for all images.

ImageCodr will only work with Flickr images and only for those images you wish to include in the main body of a post - it doesn't work with Persona Paper's new Image Wizard which is intended as a means of placing header images on posts. Using ImageCodr means that you will always get the attribution of Flickr images correct - just make sure that any image you choose is licensed for use on a commercial blogging site (which is what Persona Paper is).

WHY FLICKR? Flickr (which is owned by Yahoo) is a huge site and there are images there to suit every purpose PLUS Flickr will allow you to open your own account and will give you 1 terabyte of storage FREE. 1 terabyte is enough to store about 218,000 16mp images - that should be enough for most people.

Why should you open a Flickr account? Well you don't have to - ImageCodr will still work even if you are not a member - but if you use a lot of your own images on Persona Paper your Photo Gallery will eventually become too big and cumbersome for easy use and you can't delete images from the Gallery without also deleting them from any post you have used them on which makes Flickr an excellent alternative for storing your own images for use on Persona Paper (or your own blog or anywhere else you may wish to use them).

It's easy to join Flickr. Go HERE click the blue ' Sign up with Yahoo ' button and follow the instructions - you'll soon get the hang of it!

So, now you have some of you own images on Flickr how do you get them onto a Persona Paper post? ImageCodr is available as a button for your toolbar and before you do anything you should go HERE and drag-and-drop the button to your toolbar (hold down the left mouse button and move the link to your toolbar) - the graphic below shows you how:


Now that you have the button you are ready to use it. When you write a new article you will, of course, be on the 'Submit New Article' page. I suggest that you open a new tab, sign into your Flickr account and choose your image (you can also search Flickr for other images - go HERE to find out how). The image I have chosen as a demonstration is from my own Flickr account:


If you are not using your own image you should check the license details. Click on the link circled in green and you will be taken to the license deed for that image which will detail just what you can and can't do with the it. All being well, return to the previous page and click on the ImageCodr button on your toolbar and you will be taken to this page:


where you will see the license details, a list of sizes you can choose for the image and a section of HTML code. If you click on a size and scroll down a little you will see exactly how the image will appear on the published post. If you are happy with what you see then you must copy the HTML code to your clipboard - it can be quite long so make sure you get all of it.

You then go back to the 'Submit New Article' page tab and simply 'paste' the HTML code from your clipboard into your post - the image (complete with full attribution) will magically appear wherever you have placed the cursor - and here it is:

The Abhainn Rath by BillKasman, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License by BillKasman
If you click on the photo you will be taken to the Flickr page where it can be found. If you click on the licence block you will be taken to the licence deed for the photo and if you click on the author's name you can check out his profile on Flickr!
INTERESTING FACT: Did you know that Dalmatian puppies aren't born with spots? They don't appear until they are several weeks old.

ImageCodr is licensed under CC BY 2.5 Generic

Flickr screenshot reproduced with permission of Yahoo. ©2015 Yahoo. FLICKR and the Flickr logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo

Image Credit » by Tim Hamilton on Flickr and used here with his kind permission:

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FreyaYuki wrote on March 6, 2015, 4:01 PM

Thanks for the detailed tutorial with pics on how to use imagecodr. This will be useful for those who'll be using flickr. So far, I've been using the new image wizard on Persona Paper.

BodieMor wrote on March 6, 2015, 4:40 PM

Thanks yet again for all this clarification.

MegL wrote on March 6, 2015, 5:34 PM

Very useful post thanks. I see that your picture has information saying that it was taken from the bothy. That reminds me of many years ago in school, my younger sister was going on a camping trip which would include a stay in a bothy and came home and told our mother she would be staying in a brothel!

Kasman wrote on March 6, 2015, 6:17 PM

MegL - that's how my wife refers to them - she just can't seem to work out the difference! emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:51 PM

Oh, I had no idea the images got deleted if you take them off your computer. That's weird! That thing about dalmatian puppies is similar to the points on Siamese cats--they are born white, as well, and their points darken. It's to do with body temperature, in that case--the warm parts stay lighter, and the extremities darken in color. Of course when they are born, they are all warm from having been inside the momma cat!

MelissaE wrote on March 6, 2015, 8:06 PM

Thank you for such an interesting article. Your details are excellent.

ScarletRose wrote on March 7, 2015, 1:21 PM

I do have a Flicker account but never use it very much, now I may try it with these tips. Thanks

Ruby3881 wrote on May 3, 2016, 8:07 PM

Does it work with sites other than Flickr?

Kasman wrote on May 4, 2016, 4:25 PM

Ruby3881 - Infortunately no, it doesn't. ImageCodr only recognises Flickr URLs but it can be used on any site which gives its members access to the html code. The reason I wanted to use ImageCodr on Blogjob is that it gives me better control of the size of images and a more obvious attribution with direct links back to the source. Also, since I intend to be posting lots of images on Blogjob, I suspect that the image gallery there will eventually become too cumbersome for easy use - as Persona Paper's gallery did for those who posted a lot of images here. I have a Flickr account and will be uploading my own images to there and using ImageCodr to place them on Blogjob. Since Flickr is a huge site there will no doubt be images by other photographers which I will use on Blogjob and ImageCodr makes that very easy to do.