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roschler 9:04pm, 7 August 2005
UPDATE 2-22-2006!: getthebubbles kindly made a great Photo Comment tutorial to show people how to use the Photo Comment Tool. I just wanted to let everyone know. Thanks getthebubbles!

As many of you know, I love posting photos I find on comment streams and forum threads. Believe it or not I hand typed every one of those. Since I always include a link to the photo page and a link to the photographer's profile page, this got real tiring.

I created a tool that makes adding photos to comment streams and forum posts really simple. The photos you link to will look like this:

-- from Finiky

Ok, so the photo won't look like that but the format of your post will. :)


Just go to this page and follow the directions :

Emo Rate Photo Comment Tool
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Geir Halvorsen 13 years ago
This is great!

I test it on this picture by a friend:

-- from m_m_mnemonic
Let's see if this works...

-- from Kren

(edit) It does! Cool!
sterestherster 13 years ago
Test...

-- from mens32
sterestherster 13 years ago
Great tool! Thanx! Unfortunately I cannot add bookmars at the university where I use the computer a lot of times :(, hopefully it will work in internet-cafés...
But anyway, for home us, it is great, saves us a lot of time typing :).
daffy grade [deleted] 13 years ago
This is great and it looks like your boys think so to. Keep doing all the good things that you keep doing - what an asset you are turning out to be.

-- from roschler
roschler 13 years ago
Thanks everybody!

Good thing I finished it today. I've got a new camera and tonight I start to use it.

NO DUCK IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS SAFE NOW! :)
curlsdiva 13 years ago
Could this be the answer, the Holy Grail for us HTML-illiterates who fail to even know the code for Bold, never mind inserting photos... A thousand blessings upon ye, Roschler - I am sending you a lifetime supply of artichokes - or would you prefer pie? ;):)
boncey PRO 13 years ago
This is such a timesaver, thanks! :-)
roschler 13 years ago
You're welcome all!

@curlsdiva,

PIE! (Uh-oh, here come the pie thread people. They can smell PIE from a mile away. :)
Season Moore 13 years ago
Brilliant!
Geir Halvorsen 13 years ago
Now this thread is lost also, to a smell of newly baked, blueberry-filled, steaming hot ... pie.

And I don't even eat the stuff...
cybele- PRO 13 years ago
Holy Moly! That's the best thing ever! People can expect me to link to their photos lots more now that you've create this!

-- from bethers
zoucamo 13 years ago
great!!
admin
www.rhyley.org/2005/06/flickrgreasemonkey-clearinghouse-i... includes the flickr photopage enhancer, which lets you generate thumbnail links in a greasemonkey enhanced firefox browser.

right inside the photopage, three different sizes .. pretty cool.
striatic,

Good catch! I know there's a thread or two that rounds up these Flickr tweaks, but I'm wondering if there needs to be something more prominent?

Besides this gives me an excuse to do this (couldn't resist):

-- from SouthernBelladonna

Cutest frog ever?

You decide. :)
brendadada 13 years ago
That is FAN-bloody-TASTIC! As someone who has to explain how to do this at least once a day, I am now officially your number 1 fan. ;)

-- from intutum
Thanks brendadada,

Apparently polar bears like it too :)

-- from guywong
latenightowl PRO 13 years ago
What a cool tool! Thanks so much. :)
El Primo 13 years ago
Thanks this will be very useful.
EthnoScape PRO 13 years ago
Took me a while to figure out how to override my pop-up blocker, but the tool is FLICKTASTIC! Thank you, Roschler!
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striatic PRO 13 years ago
striatic,

Good catch! I know there's a thread or two that rounds up these Flickr tweaks, but I'm wondering if there needs to be something more prominent?


try flickr hacks

your bookmarklet is very cool for the firefoxless .. but i wouldn't want anyone to stick with IE over it ; )
Totally cool tool.

-- from randomrobert
past steam [deleted] 13 years ago
For Mac users there is Blogassist, a freeware app that makes linking sooooo easy. I use it everyday. Check it out!
Hilary (curioush) PRO 13 years ago
Took me a while to figure out how to override my pop-up blocker, but the tool is FLICKTASTIC! Thank you, Roschler!

Not to derail the thread, but can you share how you did this? XP Home, couldn't get IE or Netscape to allow it. Not even CTRL clicking. Or allowing site pop-ups in Google toolbar.
charliereece PRO 13 years ago
Ditto Hilary's problem. Annoying XP.
XP People,

What kind of a message or anything are you getting?

Does the information on this page help?

Windows XP Popup blocker (SP2)

-- from randomrobert
touching light 13 years ago
trying out the firefox one:


I kind of like the visible attribution roschler made, but this also has great features. Thanks roschler and striatic!
Hilary (curioush) PRO 13 years ago
What kind of a message or anything are you getting?

Does the information on this page help?

Windows XP Popup blocker (SP2)


Thanks for the link. I followed the instructions on the page but got the same response.

IE tells me there is an error on the page. Netscape tells me it won't allow a java bookmark writing tool (or something like that.)
roschler:

The only thing I might suggest is moving the "from ..." to right below the image. Otherwise, nice work!
roschler 13 years ago
@Hilary,

On the popup blocker info page where it says:

Windows XP Popup blocker (SP2)

"If you want to see pop-up windows from a specific Web site, type the address (or URL) of the site in the Address of Web site to allow box, and then click Add."

What exactly are you typing into the box? You should try both www.flickr.com and www.emorate.com.

Try it and let me know what happens. The error coming from IE may be simply because the popup never appeared, but I'm not sure.

With Netscape, did you try dragging the bookmark on to your toolbar? Netscape doesn't allow auto-adding to the Favorites list (bookmarks) like IE does.

@ThenAndAgain,

I'll take a look at that again. I'll probably only be able to do it for Internet Explorer users, at least at first. Mozilla/Firefox doesn't let me write to the clipboard, and getting line breaks into a format that can be cut and paste "by hand" is problematic.
Ok, here's one of my favorites, let's see what happens.

-- from peppermintrock

Nice!
|_in|\|ek{ } 13 years ago
heh, let's check this out on one of my favs...

-- from junku

WOAH this is how i feel now!! Robert u ROCK~ :DDDD
peggy. 13 years ago
thanks -- this is really going to make life easier :)
Hilary (curioush) PRO 13 years ago
roschler, I'm getting the error message with both Flickr and Emorate added to my pop-up-okay sites.

Not sure what exactly you mean about Netscape. I tried dragging the link on the emorate page to the toolbar, but when I click on it, I get the same java error.

(sorry again for the derail, this just might not work for me. I appreciate all the time you've put into this!)
abiding yard [deleted] 13 years ago
Great! It works!!!
Let's celebrate

-- from DoctorDave
admin
I just used it to put a photo into the flickr blog recommendation thread. Cool tool -- thanks!

I'm w/ Then And Again about the attribution on a second line.
kwo 13 years ago
If this works your tool is cool - and thanks!

-- from kwo
roschler 13 years ago
@Hilary,

I'm installing XP Pro late tonight so I can check this out. Hopefully it has the same popup blocker as XP Home.

Re: "sorry again for the derail..."

Don't Be! There's no way you're alone in this and once we solve it, it'll help others. Besides it gives me an excuse to do this:

-- from lorayne

HANG IN THERE HILARY!

@emdot,

Are you using the IE bookmarklet? As I told ThenAndAgain, at least at first, I'll only be able to move the attribution line for IE (Internet Explorer) users.

-- from Always Curious
roschler 13 years ago
For Internet Exploer users (bookmarklet),

I moved the attribution below the photo, instead of to the side. I'll keep working on things for the Firefox/Mozilla/Safari/etc. users too.


-- from ~Colleen~

Robert.
admin
emdot PRO 13 years ago
Robert -- this is so great! Thank you. (I'm using firefox, but just put in my own br).
roschler 13 years ago
emdot,

You're welcome.

But are you saying you put in an HTML "" tag, or are you just hitting the "Enter" key at the right spot, when you paste in your note?
StarrGazr PRO 13 years ago
This is AWESOME!!

-- from pbowers

I just love this guy's work!

THANKS!! :D))
roschler 13 years ago
@StarrGazr,

I can see why! Wow!
touching light 13 years ago
I have firefox, and just pressed enter at the right spot.
mighty account [deleted]
Parque da Cidade - Brasília - Brasil
roschler 13 years ago
Note to Internet Explorer users running Windows XP Users

I have now added instructions on getting the Photo Comment Tool to work with Internet Explorer on Windows XP; especially in regards to the popup blocker.

Please go to this page: Photo Comment Tool, and follow the link that leads to instructions for Windows XP users.

These instructions are brand new so please let me know about any errors you find or trouble you have, as soon as you can.


-- from afeman

Thanks,
roschler
I like it, I like it a lot!


-- from pr0mpt
Hilary (curioush) PRO 13 years ago
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



-- from scottwills
laSilvi 13 years ago
-- from tomon

Cool!
roschler 13 years ago
My pleasure!

I'm so happy it works for you now, I've got my party hat on!:


-- from ketj - (?)
roschler 13 years ago
Almost forgot, shameless plug:

Read my Flickr blog please, hope you get a laugh!

The Flickr Bunion report

Latest post is about Tokyo's Flying Cat Problem:


-- from junku
small fry 13 years ago
oh my word!

-- from smith2
ibanda PRO 13 years ago
I've been slow to see the point of this but it saves so much time.


-- from mseidman
Nice tool. In a similar vein, ive written a GreaseMonkey script that lets you easily email the link for any page on Flickr via FlickrMail or your regular email client. More info here: www.flickr.com/groups_topic.gne?id=68815
Thank you! (xp pro user)

-- from eclectic echoes
testing:

-- from foreversouls

Hmm, I thought that was fixed, so that the credit line would be under the photo? No?

Edited -- fixed with the enter key.
@sbpoet,

Only for Internet Explorer users. I can't access the clipboard yet with FireFox/Mozilla so I have to work out something. Without the ability to access the clipboard I can't get the needed "linefeeds" into the photo comment HTML snippet.

In the meantime, after you paste in the HTML snippet, just look for the <br/> tag and hit enter after the closing angle bracket.

@steeev,

Thanks for pointing that out, especially since you have contributed so much to the Flickr community with you tools.

My concern is, I don't think we are reaching even a tiny percentage of the Flickr community with our tools. This goes for the other Flickr hackers.

The Flickr Hacks & API boards are not read by the general populace and the FlickrTools page is completely off the radar map for most Flickr users.

However, I have no idea what to do about it, and it's a shame because the Flickr user population could be having a lot more fun.

What do you think?
sbpoet PRO 13 years ago
Ah, thanks roschler -- right you are, I use Firefox.

& I think that posting in groups, like this, is probably the best way to get the word out to general users. I think one of the best things about Flickr is what all you talented geeks make of it!
roschler 13 years ago
@sbpoet,

re: talented geeks

I'm bursting with pride! See?:


- from Torrie - (?)
sbpoet PRO 13 years ago
Burst any further and those eyes and tongue are going to pop right out of your head!

Pride goest before the burst . . .
BarelyFitz 13 years ago
Works great, thanks for the early Christmas present!

-- from patmfitz
steeev 13 years ago
roschler wrote:
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My concern is, I don't think we are reaching even a tiny percentage of the Flickr community with our tools. This goes for the other Flickr hackers.

The Flickr Hacks & API boards are not read by the general populace and the FlickrTools page is completely off the radar map for most Flickr users.

However, I have no idea what to do about it, and it's a shame because the Flickr user population could be having a lot more fun.
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in the case of greasemonkey scripts, i think the main thing holding people back, is the vast majority of users are still using Internet Explorer, my small (and perhaps insignificant) survey made it out to be around 80% of the users! and my theory is that most people fear change, they prefer to stick with what they know.

so even if there is a cool browser such as firefox with loads of amazingly useful features such as tabbed browsing, extensions such as adblock, funky greasemonkey scripts, etc all of which will make users web browsing experience a lot smoother, most people will not make the effort to try it out.

i guess the only way to get more people to try out the alternatives is to be an evangelist, and to mention whats available whenever you get a chance, maybe that will help.
roschler 13 years ago
Steeev,

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i guess the only way to get more people to try out the alternatives is to be an evangelist, and to mention whats available whenever you get a chance, maybe that will help.

----------------


Agreed. I'll point out the GreaseMonkey scripts whenever I can.

Robert
corydalus 13 years ago
Roschler:

The Tool...is cool!
roschler 13 years ago
@corydalus,

Thanks!
clickykbd PRO Posted 13 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (member) 13 years ago
-- from skinjester

One less step than all sizes, and i have a feeling it works equally well on non contacts that don't normally display the paste text. nice!

One suggestion. release separate bookmarklets for different sizes. I use:
square
thumb
small
in equal regularity in threads/comments!
GFR PRO 13 years ago

-- from taniwha
S@Z 13 years ago

-- from S@Z
S@Z 13 years ago
Ha... seems to work.
This will save a lot of time. Tnx roschler.
Claudecf PRO 13 years ago
Great job, roschler! Love it and have been using it in different threads! Thanks a lot.
Stitch 13 years ago
Rush, Kill, Destroy...

-- from drp
clickykbd PRO 13 years ago
Another idea:
Flickr Group Linker tool.

usually i type them out with HTML and all, but it's really annoying if they haven't set a plainword name for the group yet.

So a bookmarklet that from any group page, spit out some link text/HTML with the name, perhaps even the group icon would rock!
roschler 13 years ago
Thanks all!

Try and tell others about the tool. If Corydalus had not bumped the thread, I don't think this last group of you would have known about it.

@clickykbd,

Instead of different bookmarklets, I could add an option box to the current bookmarklet popup window with sizes choices. What do you think?

Re: Group Linker

If you look at the BreadKrumbs thread, I've been thinking of tweaking it to make a Group Promotion tool, give it a read and tell me what you think.

Thanks.
brendadada 13 years ago
Yes please, yes!!
Robert you are a star. :)
roschler 13 years ago
@brendadata,

Yes to the size choices or to the Group Promotion tool? Or Both?

Do you want one from Column A or ..? :)

Remember, with six you get an eggroll!
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Kallese 13 years ago
I missed this the first time around...

This rocks. Hard.
brendadada Posted 13 years ago. Edited by brendadada (member) 13 years ago
Both!

I would actually like them both on the same bookmarklet, because my toolbar is full of 'em. Any more and I'll be down to two-letter abbreviations. :))
roschler 13 years ago
@clickykbd + @brendadada (and others),

You can now choose a size when creating an in-line comment photo, from all available sizes.

Re: Group Promotion tool

That is coming but it will be part of BreadKrumbs because I have to store data on a "per-user" basis (which I don't have to do with the Photo Comment tool). So it will be an extra bookmarklet!

-- from rezamom - (?)

It will also take a while so just ping me if you want an update.
I, Puzzled PRO 13 years ago
I notice there's a bug in the URL still. When I use the tool it has <br/> near the "-- from" part.

BTW, is it possible to include the name of the picture in the post? I always add it in bold face.

Thanks for the tool, by the way, it is so handy.
roschler 13 years ago
@Puzzled,

1) The <br/> is there to make it look right in the comment display area. I left it in the HTML that gets dropped on the page because it doesn't seem to harm anything, and if Flickr ever starts accepting them it'll already be there on pages that already have photo comments.

Are you saying it's showing up in the visible comment text?

2) I assume by "name" you mean the photo title? If so, I'll see what would be involved in adding that.

Thanks,
Robert
I, Puzzled PRO Posted 13 years ago. Edited by I, Puzzled (member) 13 years ago
1) No, it's not in the visible area. I just had never seen that tag before and thought it was an error; I'd supposed it was meant to be a regular <br> tag.

2) Yeah, I said "name" because not everyone puts a title there, often just leaving the name of the file there.

Thanks for being so responsive to the feedback!
The Closet Potter Posted 13 years ago. Edited by The Closet Potter (member) 13 years ago
Being new to flickr and somewhat html-challenged, I had some trouble figuring out how to post a small photo within a comment or a group thread.

Yes, I read the directions on the flickr help page, but it didn't really, well, help. Tried a few times, failed again and again and wound up just throwing up my hands and giving up. Frustrating to say the least...

Each time I'd see a small photo in a comment or group thread I'd sigh and wish I could figure it out. After a while, I decided to slog through the FlickrHelp Forum page by page and hoped to find a plea for help from an equally befuddled new flickerite.

Well, I hit paydirt by coming across a response that linked me here. First I was happy, then sad, then happy again.

When I kept seeing mention of "Windows" I sighed, thinking it wouldn't work on my Mac (using the Safari browser). Decided to try it anyway just in case and boy am I ever glad I did.

THANKS FOR SHARING THIS ROBERT!!!! You've added more joy to my flickr experience.

Is there any way you can get this tool listed in the flickr blog so that a larger group of members can discover it?


-- from The Closet Potter
Julie70 Joyoflife PRO 13 years ago
It gave me problems with upload flickr and opening IE, and I do not know how to remove it?
roschler Posted 13 years ago. Edited by roschler (member) 13 years ago
@The Closet Potter

Thank you for your kind words! Perhaps you might send Flickr Staff an e-mail about FlickrBlog covering it? Other than that I don't know.

@Julie70,

There's nothing to remove. If you don't click on the bookmarklet, it doesn't activate. That's how bookmarklets work.

If you really want to, just delete the bookmarklet, but as I said, if you don't click on it, it's completely "dead".

Thanks,
Robert
Sun Spiral PRO 13 years ago
How're things coming along for Mozilla users..? ;)
Splinter PRO 13 years ago
I just used this with firefox 1.5 Beta 1 works a treat.

very handy and time saving.

@striatic I will have to check out the hacks page.
The Closet Potter Posted 13 years ago. Edited by The Closet Potter (member) 13 years ago
Robert, just to follow up, I've sent an email to flickr staff asking them to considering adding your tool to the flickr blog to make it more accessible to a larger pool of members pointing out that it would be helpful to both novice and experienced users.

The link I sent in the email was to this discussion so they can also get a quick sense of how much members who try your tool enjoy using it.

Hope they check it out. Better still, hope they blog it!

Thanks again!


-- from www.flickr.com/people/akagami/
roschler 13 years ago
@The Closet Potter,

Thanks and that photo is hilarious!
cindy47452 13 years ago
somebody said, "your bookmarklet is very cool for the firefoxless .. but i wouldn't want anyone to stick with IE over it ; ) " Well, just to tell you, it works beautifully in firefox, too. Just follow the other browser instructions. Thank you so much for doing this!
roschler 13 years ago
@cindy4752,

Thanks!
brendadada 13 years ago
Many of us use Safari, and it's brilliant for us too.

And I've been meaning to thank you for the sizes roschler, and directing to this thread. Fabulous work. Love it.
roschler 13 years ago
@brendadada,

I'm glad to hear about the Safari compatibility!

Thanks again for your kind words!
The Closet Potter 13 years ago
Hey, Robert, was glad to see your wonderful tool listed on today's FlickrBlog! Now even more flickr members can enjoy using it. Kudos to you for creating and sharing it and to Flickr for getting the word out.
roschler 13 years ago
@The Closet Potter,

Thanks, I remember your kind words from before. :)
rokdawg 13 years ago
wow, all of you have such great photos....I hope some of mine might measure up
likeable name [deleted] Posted 13 years ago. Edited by likeable name (member) 13 years ago
test
-- from MrTopf - (?)
ha! super! super easy!!
(with safari).
whats the questionmark good for? only to link back to this page here? can i possibly get rid of it?
Frabuleuse 13 years ago
-- from Farl - (?)
great tool, thank you roshler!!!
roschler 13 years ago
@txmx.2,

It's to help others find out about the tool. Every time this thread gets bumped, another few people discover it so it's apparent very few people know about it yet.

If you like I could add a "no question mark" checkbox? Let me know.

@Frabuleuse,

Thanks!
likeable name [deleted] 13 years ago
no,please leave it, because >another few people discover it<!
complimenti again!
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