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Old 01-12-2022, 12:22 AM
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The pics from my old build threads are not visible. The pics are still hosted correctly. The URLs are in the 'view source' of the thread. The site just doesn't render them.

Is this a result of the third party security service the site uses? What can I do to get the pics working again.

Example is this thread. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=570165

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Old 01-12-2022, 02:16 AM
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I see only one link, stating it's too large to be displayed. But upon clicking the link, it shows up just fine.

I'm not sure if the forum software limits size in Kb, but it might. Often photos are in a big format and the auto resizing doesn't shrink them much. I simply attach photos after resizing and save the headache. You could probably do the same if you simple save the photo from the hosting site.
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:06 AM
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URLs show as links, like this:

http://mynet.whitehat-inc.com/22stoc...s/dscf0658.jpg

Images (IMGs) show as pics, like this:



It looks like all you need to do is edit the HTML code in your threads to call out images instead of links.
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Old 01-12-2022, 07:32 AM
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I only see one picture link as well Chaz and it says it's a 6.3 mb file which if true is definitely unnecessarily large for display on a monitor. However when I saved it to my desktop it shows 232 kb file size which is perfect.

I'd just go through and save them to your desktop and then use the advanced menu in "edit post" to load them as attachments directly to the RFC server. That will pile them up and the bottom of the post though with a 5 image limit.

if you want them to display in line between bits of text you'll have to do as TE suggested and change the links to display images. That's a lot easier to do on an image hosting site like Imjur because they will create bulletin board friendly links for you to copy and paste.

Hope that helps,

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Old 01-12-2022, 10:47 AM
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The pics from my old build threads are not visible. The pics are still hosted correctly. The URLs are in the 'view source' of the thread. The site just doesn't render them.

Is this a result of the third party security service the site uses? What can I do to get the pics working again.

Example is this thread. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=570165

Thanks.
The pics in the thread aren't showing as the site that is hosting them does not have a SSL certificate (the difference between http and https).

Modern browsers won't show any content from a non secure site on a secure site. This means there are only 2 options: 1. the site in question gets a SSL certificate, or 2. the image links need to be reuploaded to a compatible site, or added to the forum as attachments.

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Old 01-12-2022, 11:35 AM
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I only see one picture link as well Chaz and it says it's a 6.3 mb file which if true is definitely unnecessarily large for display on a monitor. However when I saved it to my desktop it shows 232 kb file size which is perfect.
When I clicked the link in the OP's thread, it opened the pic in a new window. Right clicking the pic and selecting "properties" showed the file to be the 232 kb file size. Don't know what caused the text beside the link to say it was 6.3 Mb, but it was wrong.

If I have a large pic file, I load it in mspaint and select "resize/20%/save" and that reduces the file size to be below 300 kb. Then I can upload it to RFC as an attachment, or to my hosting site. Paint does a good job reducing while keeping clarity. However, increasing picture size does create a good bit of blurring/pixilation.

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The pics in the thread aren't showing as the site that is hosting them does not have a SSL certificate (the difference between http and https).
That was my second thought Kevin. But if you can see his pic in my reply above, that simply isn't (always) the case. I didn't do anything like copying the OP's pic. I simply inserted the link to his hosted pic using the "insert image" button at the top of the "create post" box. Shows just fine in my browsers.
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Old 01-12-2022, 11:40 AM
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The image didn't show in your post Test Engineer. I tried the [img] xxxxx [/img] format too but it doesn't display.

Agreed on under 300 kb files in 800x600 pixel (+/-) format. Not critical in forums but the Trading Post for example won't accept any images bigger than that.

Just minutia

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Old 01-12-2022, 11:59 AM
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Interesting. The pic shows fine in my IE, is missing in FF, and is shown as "Blocked" in Chrome. Huh.

Looks like Kevin nailed the root cause. It needs to be hosted on a server that encrypts (ie. https://). But it also needs the [img] xxxxx [/img], or it will still only appear as a link.
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Old 01-12-2022, 02:07 PM
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IE is older, which means it doesn't have the same security settings as more up-to-date browsers. It's not something that comes up that often, but here is the rare case

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I suspect Keven has it. I'll work on correcting it.

Thanks all for taking a look.
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