Flickr Image Link Integration

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amadeus74
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Flickr Image Link Integration

Post by amadeus74 »

Hey guys,

i made a small tool for generating phpBB image links to flickr. I think this could be a nice idea for a phpBB mod.


If someone is interested in the code i made for this, just contact me with an reply to this thread.

Here is an test image the link has been created with linkr:

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Amadeus
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martinjohn65
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This is a wonderful mod. How did you do it?
Can you please give help and suggestions.
Thank you very much with rgds
John
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Re: Flickr Image Link Integration

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Until now this is no phpbb mod. This is a standalone application based on php and hostet on my own server. However, this may be converted to a nice phpbb mod if someone wants to. Since i'm not familiar with the phpBB development, i suggest that someone other may integrate this to phpBB.

If you are interested, give me your email adress as pn and i'll send you the source code.

linkr uses the standard flickr api to access the images and the information. Alsow flickr supports image searching via the flickr api, so all you have to do is to provide an web interface to the flickr api services and to generate the correct links.

Best regards
amadeus
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Sound pretty interesting, May i have the code for test? :D
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Combination of phpBB and Flickr would be superb. Imageshack is too slow and limited.
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Hi All

Has anyone considered looking at making this into a Mod, I know I would find it particularly useful however would not know where to begin creating a mod.

It is kind for the OP to offer this code out to anyone who is able to adapt it.
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great mod
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I basically see two possible user scenario's:

1. Flickr offers code to embed a picture in a forum, just like they offer HTML code to paste into a webpage somewhere.
2. A Flickr bbcode is defined, which takes a Flickr photo ID and generates the appropriate HTML.

Obviously, 1 would need to be implemented by Flickr, and despite it being requested frequently, it hasn't happened yet (some discussions surrounding the issue have deteriorated into a bash-fest of BBcode, saying that HTML is the One And Only Way).

2 can be done with phpBB out of the box, with the custom bbcode system.

There's also an option 3, where you would use something like Greasemonkey to add a "share bbcode" feature to Flickr in case you are browsing the site with your own browser. This is not such a great solution when you want to offer your board's users some convenience, though.
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Re: Flickr Image Link Integration

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i may be missing something but what is special about this ?
why not just link with the IMG tags ?
or is it that you get the different picture size options when you click yours ?
it's just that, to me, it sounded as if you suggested that one couldn't post pics from flickr in phpbb without the code.

ie:
Image
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Re: Flickr Image Link Integration

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Mario_AU wrote:or is it that you get the different picture size options when you click yours ?
Yes. Actually, that is not entirely correct. Flickr's terms of use state that a picture, when displayed elsewhere on the web, should link to its photo page (which is a different page from the one that shows you the various size options). Of course, that can also be accomplished with bbcode, but who will actually take the time to build a proper bbcode structure with [url] and [img], when you can get the desired effect (just showing the image) by just using an [img]. Many people don't even know they should be linking to the photo page.
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