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Linking Ebird Macaulay Library Photos no longer works.


dragon49

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I'm surprised I'm the first to mention this.

I've always enjoyed the known hack of dragging the photo into the title bar of a browser to get the embedded link, then pasting that into a post to embed the photo, but this stopped working for me a few days ago.  Unless I need a new mouse, the feature no longer works, as I can't do it on two different laptops.

Is this broken for everybody or just me?  

If it is truly broken for everybody, I found a different way to embed Ebird photos here.  While on the separate Macaulay Library page with the photo, right click - view page source, search for (ctrl +f) "cdn" and you will find a string such as the link to my bad American Coot photo that I've included as an image at the bottom of this post.

Pasting these links into a forum thread will embed the photo.

Edit - my hack works with Windows 10 and Microsoft edge, but I'm sure it will work with other browsers, but you may need to use a different command to view the page source.  Should work on macs as well.

NYmZ0Ev.jpg

 

 

 

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In Firefox and its forks, holding Shift while right-clicking the image (followed by choosing "Copy Image Link") still works, as well as dragging the image to the address bar.

In Chrome-based browsers (including Edge and Brave), holding Shift while right-clicking does not work, but dragging the image still does.

These were tested on Windows 10 and Linux with the Cinnamon desktop environment.

Interestingly, a long press does not work in either Firefox or Chrome-based browsers on Android. However, I could right-click the thumbnail on a checklist, copy the image link, and change the size at the end to "2400" to get the larger size.

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9 hours ago, dragon49 said:

I'm surprised I'm the first to mention this.

I've always enjoyed the known hack of dragging the photo into the title bar of a browser to get the embedded link, then pasting that into a post to embed the photo, but this stopped working for me a few days ago.  Unless I need a new mouse, the feature no longer works, as I can't do it on two different laptops.

Is this broken for everybody or just me?  

If it is truly broken for everybody, I found a different way to embed Ebird photos here.  While on the separate Macaulay Library page with the photo, right click - view page source, search for (ctrl +f) "cdn" and you will find a string such as the link to my bad American Coot photo that I've included as an image at the bottom of this post.

Pasting these links into a forum thread will embed the photo.

Edit - my hack works with Windows 10 and Microsoft edge, but I'm sure it will work with other browsers, but you may need to use a different command to view the page source.  Should work on macs as well.

NYmZ0Ev.jpg

 

 

 

 

8 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

Test https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/612094612

eta: from a MacBook Pro

 

46 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Test

Well, I pasted in a Chrome variant on my Windows computer.  I can see it with that and the photo appears when I view the page in Edge.

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I'm not sure about other members, but I can only see one successfully embedded photo in this thread, and that is @Charlie Spencer's.

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Testing the drag photo to the URL bar method for myself took me to this link, will it embed for me or not?

2400

 

It appears embedded in my text window, now to see if it actually embeds. 

 

Successfully embedded using Safari on my MacBook Pro.

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21 minutes ago, Birds are cool said:

Not uploading a photo, just a link. \

 

Can you see this: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/612033570

The link took me to the photo on the Macaulay page where I could drag the image up into the URL and get this link, which has the embedding feature disabled to show the link.

https://cdn.download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/612033570/2400

 

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12 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

The link took me to the photo on the Macaulay page where I could drag the image up into the URL and get this link, which has the embedding feature disabled to show the link.

https://cdn.download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/612033570/2400

 

Looks like the discontinuation of the embedding didn't happen all at once, as when I first noticed the problem on Saturday, I was able to embed some of my photos but not others.

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I have noticed that dragging the photos to the URL bar from my checklist doesn't work like it did when I accessed the photos from the MyeBird tab earlier.

When I try to drag the photo to the URL from my checklist, https://ebird.org/checklist/S154878424, it doesn't work. If I click on the Macaulay link under that photo, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611373757, it loads the photo in the Macaulay Library that can then be dragged into the URL for an embeddable link, https://cdn.download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/611373757/2400. All three links are the same image but it looks like the embeddable photos are only available to me through Macaulay, not eBird.

 

2400

 

I just noticed that ALL my photos on the checklist have the same URL regardless of which photo I'm viewing, the checklist URL. The URL does not change when I open a different image, which strikes me as weird but might explain why we can't get an embeddable link from eBird without using the Macaulay link. Working with photos in eBird is new to me so if this is all old news to the more experienced, forgive the newbie observations.

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