pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
[personal profile] pebblerocker
In the wake of the Great Photobucket Apocalypse of 2017, and after every other image host on the planet has already forbidden image hosting, I'm going to try out Dreamwidth's new image hosting. Here is a picture of a dragon I drew for my niece.



I currently have no job. Since being too busy at work and being drained after work has ruined my chances of doing NaArMaMo most recent years, perhaps I will do better at making art for a month this time around. On the other hand, it turns out that all my self-worth is in being able to work and so I have been mainly feeling miserable instead of doing amazing things with my new free time.

Date: 2017-08-01 11:04 pm (UTC)
feng_shui_house: me at my computer (Default)
From: [personal profile] feng_shui_house
*HUGGLES* Your dragon is lovely.

I just found a free site that might be usable for the purposes of Naarmamo- it's not meant for image STORING, but for linking to forums- It looks like you don't need to get an account, just upload your images and get 'permanent links for Facebook, Twitter, message boards and blogs.'

http://postimages.org
http://postimages.org/terms

If you want to keep using DW but are afraid you'll run out of space, you can reduce the file size- I copied your dragon to check it out-it's 664kb. A black & white line drawing could be much smaller and still *look* the same on a webpage, so I'm guessing you don't have any programs to do file size reduction.

BUT! If you google 'online image file size reduction' you'll find quite a few free sites that promise to do it for you.
Edited Date: 2017-08-01 11:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-02 01:47 am (UTC)
feng_shui_house: me at my computer (Default)
From: [personal profile] feng_shui_house
Nothing on the internet is truly permanent- I expect what they mean is that it's not just a pass-through, but they leave it hosted.

For images meant only for online viewing I resize files at 72 dpi (that's the old standard, the new standard is a bit larger, I think). I usually have them about 10 inches wide.

For viewing an image hardly ever needs to be much more than 200kb- most of the ones I shared over the years were far less than that. Your line drawing dragon I could probably have reduced to 30kb while keeping it the same number of inches visually and not looking much different on screen (it would have been a mess if enlarged and no good for printing, but that's actually a good thing - it makes image theft less profitable.)

Date: 2017-08-02 04:38 pm (UTC)
feng_shui_house: me at my computer (Default)
From: [personal profile] feng_shui_house
PNG is a 'non lossy' format, that means it tries to preserve everything in the image, which results in large file sizes.

JPG is a 'lossy' format, which means you can reduce file size by losing detail in the image, but still keep it the same number of viewing inches.

If you can set the scanner to jpg maybe that will help?

Date: 2017-08-02 12:25 am (UTC)
vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (Default)
From: [personal profile] vilakins
I can still host images at Flickr, but it's a pain getting the URLs; DW is so much better.

Nice dragon! When is naarmamo? I'll have to try to unpack the stuff I haven't yet to find my graphics tablet.

I know what you mean about self-worth and work; I went through that a few years ago after a redundancy. I hope you find something good soon, and in the meantime enjoy the spare time.

Date: 2017-08-02 09:35 am (UTC)
spiralsheep: Orac says, "No." (chronographia Computer Says NO)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I host at flickr and the urls for dw posting are one-click for me (on the arrow symbol, mid-right on the photopage), but I do strip out the embedding code before posting.

Date: 2017-08-02 10:34 am (UTC)
vilakins: (cheers)
From: [personal profile] vilakins
Ah, you mean the share photo icon? I'll have to check that out. I've been clicking on the download symbol, then View all sizes, then clicking on the size I want, then get that URL. :-P

DW hosting is a doddle, but you don't get much storage.

Date: 2017-08-02 10:47 am (UTC)
spiralsheep: Orac says, "No." (chronographia Computer Says NO)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
And... you've made me realise how many anonymous arrows there are on flickr pages, lol. Yes, "share photo" bendy arrow then in the pop-up box, for dw, the "embed" tab at the top (which is then stored in your log-in cookie as your preference), pick size (again your last preference is stored), and c&p code, but I used to do it your way and that works too, obv.

I also strip out the embed code (which might or might not effect friends using various screenreaders, other browsers, mobiles phones, &c.):

data-flickr-embed="true"

&

[script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"][/script]

Date: 2017-08-02 09:32 pm (UTC)
vilakins: (joy)
From: [personal profile] vilakins
Thanks! I already tested it and it works well. I just grabbed the jpg URL and was good. This is a huge help!

Date: 2017-08-02 05:14 am (UTC)
sallymn: from a poster for Alice by Jan Svankmajer (Default)
From: [personal profile] sallymn
I've been hunting around (I mean, I've been putting pics on photobucket since 2007!!!!!) and the easiest I've found is vgy.me. Again, how permanent is permanent...

Flikr is fiddly, but I may use it for some of my grouped posts (like the 100 things)

Date: 2017-08-02 09:34 am (UTC)
jekesta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jekesta
That is a very gorgeous dragon. I like how tough it looks, like lean and ready for a fight.

And lkasdjfhoisjd, this:

I have been mainly feeling miserable instead of doing amazing things with my new free time

It's such the worst thing brains do, but yes. It's really hard to get past. Have you looked into volunteering at all?

Date: 2017-08-04 10:13 am (UTC)
jekesta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jekesta
Ugh yes, there is that. I hate that when you're looking for a proper job too. Even if it's the most anti social job you can find, you're still supposed to win it by talking to people and coping with phones.

Date: 2017-08-02 09:36 am (UTC)
spiralsheep: Woman blowing heart-shaped bubbles (Bubble Rainbow)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I love your dragon, especially the clean lines and pointyness.

Date: 2017-08-02 01:41 pm (UTC)
capriuni: A horned goat with rainbow & stars--caption: It's a Double Unicorn (double unicorn)
From: [personal profile] capriuni
it turns out that all my self-worth is in being able to work and so I have been mainly feeling miserable instead of doing amazing things with my new free time.

Well, damn!

It looks like NaArMaMo came just in time, then. If there were any time to break out the crayons and finger paint, now would be it.

No evil can withstand the power of crayons.

Date: 2017-08-02 10:35 pm (UTC)
capriuni: A black field crossed by five parallel lighting bolts in blue, gold, green, red, and purple (Default)
From: [personal profile] capriuni
You are! You are!

(And yes, that's how art has always worked for me. After all, each thing I create changes the world a little bit. A new thing exists that never did before because of me (you).

Date: 2017-08-03 07:46 pm (UTC)
electricwitch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] electricwitch
That's the unemployment catch. I just started a new job so am not participating, boo. Good luck! Create some stuff you like!

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