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maique
maique

One of the coolest things I’ve found while using Ghost is the incredibly easy way to add photos hosted on Flickr.

/image URL, and it’s done.

Wish this was as easy to use on Micro.blog… 😊

canion
canion

@maique That is cool! Please @manton - can you do this?

maique
maique

@canion The whole editor has a great experience, but inserting photos like this, for someone who has thousands of them on Flickr, is priceless. No need to do the whole download/upload dance, and that’s amazing when I’m writing posts with a lot of them.

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odd
odd

@maique It could probably be uploaded from Flickr in the background, and show the Flickr version until it’s uploaded too? (If desired). @canion @manton

canion
canion

@maique I've had a pro Flicker account since 2007 but mostly it is underutilised because of the effort it takes to get a useful link out of it. I would love to make Flickr less of a shoebox and more of a linked library.

de
de

@maique I would love the ability to use Flickr photos on Micro.blog

pcora
pcora

@maique that would be awesome! And would settle my decision on using Flickr full time for photos!

maique
maique

@de @pcora it is a very handy feature. In fact all the “/“ embeds over at Ghost work pretty well. I tried YouTube/Vimeo/Flickr/HTML so far, and it’s great.

thedimpause
thedimpause

@maique That sounds like a really good implementation. Would also like to see something like it on Micro.blog.

sod
sod

@maique Hmm. 🤔 It might be possible to add support for Flickr by developing a Micro.blog plug-in. What is the result on the actual page when you enter /image URL? Can you provide an example?

maique
maique

@sod That would be awesome. I’m away from the laptop, but the result is simply having the photo show up. You get the direct URL for the photo, not the photo page URL, and, as soon as you input that URL and hit enter, the photo will show up, and you can then pick full width, or any of the other options for photos on Ghost. The only thing I found missing is that these embeds do not get included when the lightbox is showing. Not photos that have been uploaded to Ghost. I can get screenshots later in the day 😊

pratik
pratik

@maique Didn’t know about this in Hugo. Sounds so friction free

manton
manton

@odd @maique @canion This sounds really nice. If we did something like that, we'd want to copy the photo to your blog. Just linking to Flickr doesn't seem right for Micro.blog.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@manton if you do this, please make sure that it works with the links that the mobile Flickr app generates.

maique
maique

@manton That would be just fine. It’s just a quicker way to have the photo show up in the blog, without the whole download/upload bit.

maique
maique

@pratik It’s available on Ghost 😊

pratik
pratik

@maique Oops! I meant Ghost! Same difference.

canion
canion

@manton I'd be okay with it being copied over to micro.blog if it was an automatic feature.