View Full Version : Note to Shutterfly users

15th March 2005, 02:05 PM
I've found why you can't post your photos.

It is a security issue. The way that Shutterfly and many of such sites store your images would -- if posted here -- allow the site to be hacked. It could allow someone to run a script that would let them get into the site and take it down or deface it.

This is why this ability was changed last year, many versions of the software ago (2.0.8; this site is running the current version, 2.0.13).

Right now you can post images with the following file extensions: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png

You'll note that Shutterfly and other web album site have no photo extension at all. This is because they 'deep link' to the site -- bypass the login and other parts of the site to link to a file that is several layers down in the site.

So there is no way around this but to upload the files you wish to share to a site like flickr.com (my favourite) or photobucket.com or muchos.co.uk.

Be aware that if sites like Bart's update their software (which should have been done and probably will be done eventually) all the Shutterfly images will disappear off the site.

If it is possible to link to the *actual image* on Shutterfly rather than an album photo -- eg to a pic that has one of the file extensions noted above -- it should post. I don't know if you can do this at Shutterfly.

15th March 2005, 02:55 PM
Thank you so much for figuring this out for us, Karlin!! I've set up a photobucket.com acct and I'll just upload the photos I want to share here onto that acct and keep my Shutterfly acct. I love Shutterfly, love their products, love the ease up uploading photos, and now I love this added security measure!

15th March 2005, 04:42 PM
It's actually not Shutterfly's security measure, it's a decision by the developers of this board software (phpBB) not to allow links to Shutterfly files as they are a possible security risk for outside sites in the way they are currently structured. :lol:

Shutterfly may well allow you to link to a pic where it is the actual pic and not one reporduced into their album program -- if you do find a pic that ends in .jpg or .gif for example, you can use that link. I don't know Shutterfly well enough to know if that is possible.

20th March 2005, 05:08 PM
karlin - what other sites do you recommend? I can't stand photobucket.com. I refuse to upload pics 1-by-1 (i've become quite spoiled with Shutterflly's automatic upload... I can just set it up and then go off and in an hour or so I've got 100 pics uploaded!) Plus, I keep accidentally overshrinking my pics! :x It doesn't seem to refresh the new size and the size i see on photobucket.com isn't the same size i get when i post here... very frustrating site.

I remember you posting this somewhere, but can't remember where.

I have a ton of gorgeous shots of Rory i want to share!! :D

1st May 2005, 10:47 PM
I'm using Snapfish for my photos, but for some reason I can't see to get the avatar to work for me :x
I've shrunk the picture, copied the properties info and pasted it, but it still doesn't show up. What am I doing wrong?! :?

27th May 2005, 11:10 PM
I like photobucket; but my favourite is Flickr, http://www.flickr.com

Cicero's Mummy
19th December 2006, 01:36 PM
www.tinypic.com is great for links that you dont need to constantly reference

it allows unlimited number of uploads, but you have to do them one at a time.

23rd July 2007, 10:51 AM
here is a link to Gav 3 years old
<a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i15.tinypic.com/6csepg0.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>
I hope it will work:rah: