How to Post Photos and Videos to MI6 (instructional video)

BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
edited April 2019 in General Discussion Posts: 2,931
I figured it would be useful to make a quick video to explain how to do this for new members. People seem to have this question often, so hopefully from now on we can simply refer them here.



*just a clarification on what I say at 50 seconds. When I mention that it works the same for any image you find on the internet and want to share, I’m referring to needing to copy the image address. I’m not saying that you need to upload it to an image sharing site if it’s already on the internet.


An addendum to my video after the recent forum update. The image button on desktop now looks like this:
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And on mobile it looks like this:
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Comments

  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
    Posts: 9,799
    Awesome stuff @BMW_with_missiles
    Thanks so much for doing this. Great work.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Yes, very thoughtful, thank you. We should make this a sticky thread.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Thanks guys!
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
    Posts: 1,871
    Very unique and thoughtful I was having trouble posting it thanks for making it
    @BMW_with_missiles _
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,421
    Your voice is not at all how I imagined it. Nice work on the video though. Very helpful.
  • Hi all - for Flickr, you now need to go to the download section of the image to access the image url.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Thanks for the compliments guys!
    Hi all - for Flickr, you now need to go to the download section of the image to access the image url.

    Yeah some websites are a little quirky about how you need to obtain the image address (FB is a nightmare) but the basic idea is the same.
  • Posts: 11,851
    Thank you for posting this as I can refer to it soon.
  • DragonpolDragonpol http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Thank you very much for this helpful and informative video, @BMW_with_missiles. It's much appreciated. I'll certainly keep it in mind the next time that I want to post a picture here. :)
  • Posts: 11,851
    Just watched the video BMW_with_missiles, So handy to have this to reference too. Thank you very much!
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Thanks everyone!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Great stuff, @BMW_with_missiles! Thank you for your contribution.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Great stuff, @BMW_with_missiles! Thank you for your contribution.

    Glad to be of service.
  • Posts: 11,851
    If its for a personal photo? When I right click to copy? The option for copy image address does not come up? Have opened up an account with Flickr but still not working? Can you help at all? Or anyone else out there?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    If its for a personal photo? When I right click to copy? The option for copy image address does not come up? Have opened up an account with Flickr but still not working? Can you help at all? Or anyone else out there?
    In Flickr, click on the photo.
    To the bottom right of the photo are three icons. Click the third one, the downward arrow, and select 'View all sizes'
    Select which size photo you want
    Now you can right-click the photo and 'Copy Image Location'.
  • Posts: 11,851
    Have just tried that, followed your advice, go to selection what size photo you want and selected the original photo. Right click only gave me the basic copy option, nothing more?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 8,959
    So, there's no 'copy image location' when you right-click the photo itself? Weird, it's working for me.
  • Posts: 11,851
    QBranch wrote: »
    So, there's no 'copy image location' when you right-click the photo itself? Weird, it's working for me.

    Sadly not? Didn't know whether to try a different website?
  • Posts: 11,851
    Figured it out QBranch!!!!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Nice.
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,731
    Nice one, @BMW_with_missiles. Been here more than two years on this website and I still wasn't entirely sure how to use the 'image' button. Now I do. Cheers.
  • 007Blofeld007Blofeld In the freedom of the West.
    Posts: 3,126
    Been looking for this thanks for posting
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,931
    An addendum to my video after the recent forum update. The image button on desktop now looks like this:
    6e22bcd789c812175f7aaa65e3614827.jpg

    And on mobile it looks like this:
    d0d9a07c25469a55f36dbcaffef55f60.jpg
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    edited August 2019 Posts: 2,979
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  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    edited August 2019 Posts: 2,979
    Having some problems uploading photo's. I get as far as getting the direct link address
    in the box that pops up. Then what do i do?!!! There's no way of getting it into the comment box!!!! EDIT...Sorted it by doing them on my laptop!
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,931
    Having some problems uploading photo's. I get as far as getting the direct link address
    in the box that pops up. Then what do i do?!!! There's no way of getting it into the comment box!!!! EDIT...Sorted it by doing them on my laptop!

    @LeonardPine Hitting the return/enter button on your phone keyboard should work. I know at does for iOS at least, not sure about the various flavors of Android.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 2,979
    Having some problems uploading photo's. I get as far as getting the direct link address
    in the box that pops up. Then what do i do?!!! There's no way of getting it into the comment box!!!! EDIT...Sorted it by doing them on my laptop!

    @LeonardPine Hitting the return/enter button on your phone keyboard should work. I know at does for iOS at least, not sure about the various flavors of Android.

    Thanks @BMW_with_missiles that's the problem with the enter button on my tablet. I've managed to do it via my laptop 👍
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