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Re: Is it Flickr degrading my posted images.

Not complicated at all Paul
Once logged into Flickr, Click the arrow icon on the right of the image and all your links are there.
If you want to post an image from Flickr to here, all you need to do is select BBCode, choose size from the drop down menu and copy the link

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Re: Is it Flickr degrading my posted images.

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I was going to post a picture from the gallery and the same picture via Flickr, to compare. However, I cannot work out how to link from Flickr - it seems very complicated compared to the ease of using the forum gallery.
I will get around to doing this for comparison.
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Dave, you spend all that time and effort getting your pictures to look their very best, so why compromise them at the final stage - displaying on the forum? Surely they are worth that little bit of extra effort to upload direct to your gallery, then post in threads from there? Before uploading I would recommend resizing to 864 pixels along the longest edge for landscape format and 720 pixels for portrait format, at 72ppi. I then sharpen gently, with a radius of around 0.6 and amount 65, using Adobe Elements (other software is available). I then save at the highest quality possible without the file size exceeding 500kb.
Thanks for this, tell me, do you sharpen both before and after resizing?
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Re: Is it Flickr degrading my posted images.

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Sorry Paul, I misunderstood. When you get things sorted on a new site, perhaps you can let us know where it is.

No prob Graham I'm just linking from my Pbase site again (its in my sig) since the problems I've had with flickr, I've been with Pbase since 2004, it's a little old fashioned but it does the job....a bit like me.
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Re: Is it Flickr degrading my posted images.

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Thanks for this, tell me, do you sharpen both before and after resizing?
No, only after resizing. The amount of sharpening required for a 16 x 12 print at 300ppi can be very different from what is required for an 864 x 648 pixel image for posting on the forum. All the pictures that I cherish are saved and stored as unsharpened TIF files.

I think this is the problem with Flickr. You upload a full resolution image and the site automatically generates a whole range of different sizes, none of which give you any control over sharpening or compression. In my view Flickr is great for sharing pictures with other photographers on Flickr, but not other sites.
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Re: Is it Flickr degrading my posted images.

When uploading to flickr are photos sharpened for you, meaning it's counter productive to sharpen in the PPing SW, such as LR?
Further to that, if my understanding is correct, sites such as this add a further dose of sharpening, so they end up sharper than a Gillette razor blade, but not as useful.
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Re: Is it Flickr degrading my posted images.

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When uploading to flickr are photos sharpened for you, meaning it's counter productive to sharpen in the PPing SW, such as LR?
Further to that, if my understanding is correct, sites such as this add a further dose of sharpening, so they end up sharper than a Gillette razor blade, but not as useful.
I think that's about the gist of it. The bottom line is that you have little or no control.
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I was going to post a picture from the gallery and the same picture via Flickr, to compare. However, I cannot work out how to link from Flickr - it seems very complicated compared to the ease of using the forum gallery.
Can do it from an iPad too. Dave in Wales produced a 'how to' in the tutorial section.
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