Posting Photos from Flickr

Flickr is one of the popular photo-sharing platforms. It's especially interesting because each user gets 1TB of storage to post their photos. That equates to more than 500,000 high-resolution photographs. So, if you've already got your photographs online at Flickr, there's really no need to upload them again at Posthaven. All you need to do is capture the link to the image(s) you want to display, then paste it on a line by itself in your post. 

Find the image you want on Flickr, then click on the Share icon to display your options. Now click on the Link icon to display the shortened link, select and copy the link. At this point you can either paste that link on a line by itself in an email message, add a subject line and send it to your Posthaven blog or use the web editor to paste that link into a post - again on a line by itself. Publish your post and Posthaven will take care of the rest.

You can email multiple photos - each link residing on a line by itself - but Posthaven displays them as inline images rather than as a gallery. 

One note, don't try to use Flickr's email option - also found as a sharing option. That email is sent from an automated service with an email address Posthaven doesn't recognize as an authorized account for your blog. 

Posting Inline Photos by Email

When posting photos via email, all you need to do is drag and drop the image you want to include into your email message. If you attach more than one image file, Posthaven will organize them into a gallery. However, if you include text between each attached image, then those images will be presented inline with your text. Here's what an email message looks like for posting inline photos.


Notice that the photo captions are on a line immediately below the photo but then there's a blank line between the caption and the next photo. Without those blank lines, Posthaven will collect each caption at the top of your post and then organize the images as a gallery.  Below is what the posted results of this email looks like.

View of St. George Street through the St. Augustine City Gates.


The Arrivas House on St. George Street.


Tolomato Lane