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I'm trying to use a shortened URL to point to my current Live News upload. I've used TinyURL.com and Bit.ly. The shortened link simply takes me to the general Alamy Live News. The URL I copied pasted into another browser window does what I want, but is far far too long for Twitter etc as can be seen here.

 

https://www.alamy.com/news/#BHM=foo%3Dbar%26qt%3D%26pn%3D1%26ps%3D120%26aoa%3D1%26news%3D%26sports%3D%26entmt%3D%26Videos%3D%26bb%3D1%26md%3DOL7643760%26dt%3D%26gid%3D{700FC3F0-1C13-4A3D-AE47-0B3794227494}%26destxml%3D%26imglst%3D%26orderby%3DDT%26newsseq%3D%26userid%3D%26rand%3D1548587367341

 

Has anyone got any suggestions how to get around this, I must be missing something simple.

 

Steve

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Thanks for replying Paul. If you click on the very long link you will see what I'm trying to achieve, to show all 41 photo's as you would see by clicking on the the event upload on Alamy Live News. 

 

Steve

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11 minutes ago, sb photos said:

Thanks for replying Paul. If you click on the very long link you will see what I'm trying to achieve, to show all 41 photo's as you would see by clicking on the the event upload on Alamy Live News. 

 

Steve

 

edit: oops spoke too soon.

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The link keeps breaking with me as well. Don't know why. How do others do this?

 

For the moment here's a workaround: make a new lightbox whaling; put all images in there; mail yourself the URL and use that. In this case:

https://www.alamy.com/search/lightbox/3404121.html

If you make one yourself, I'll delete this one.

 

wim

 

edit: the good thing about this is your Twitter link will work as long as you want to. Unlike the LIve News page.

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9 hours ago, sb photos said:

I'm trying to use a shortened URL to point to my current Live News upload. I've used TinyURL.com and Bit.ly. The shortened link simply takes me to the general Alamy Live News. The URL I copied pasted into another browser window does what I want, but is far far too long for Twitter etc as can be seen here.

 

https://www.alamy.com/news/#BHM=foo%3Dbar%26qt%3D%26pn%3D1%26ps%3D120%26aoa%3D1%26news%3D%26sports%3D%26entmt%3D%26Videos%3D%26bb%3D1%26md%3DOL7643760%26dt%3D%26gid%3D{700FC3F0-1C13-4A3D-AE47-0B3794227494}%26destxml%3D%26imglst%3D%26orderby%3DDT%26newsseq%3D%26userid%3D%26rand%3D1548587367341

 

Has anyone got any suggestions how to get around this, I must be missing something simple.

 

Steve

This usually works for me. I just copy the url of the live news image page and then use Google shortener, but you need a Google account to do so.

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19 hours ago, sb photos said:

I'm trying to use a shortened URL to point to my current Live News upload. I've used TinyURL.com and Bit.ly. The shortened link simply takes me to the general Alamy Live News. The URL I copied pasted into another browser window does what I want, but is far far too long for Twitter etc as can be seen here.

 

https://www.alamy.com/news/#BHM=foo%3Dbar%26qt%3D%26pn%3D1%26ps%3D120%26aoa%3D1%26news%3D%26sports%3D%26entmt%3D%26Videos%3D%26bb%3D1%26md%3DOL7643760%26dt%3D%26gid%3D{700FC3F0-1C13-4A3D-AE47-0B3794227494}%26destxml%3D%26imglst%3D%26orderby%3DDT%26newsseq%3D%26userid%3D%26rand%3D1548587367341

 

Has anyone got any suggestions how to get around this, I must be missing something simple.

 

Steve

 

I have done what you suggests before without problems, but i may not have used the browser creating problems.

 

You could create a lightbox - that may work differently in the troublesome browser.

 

Niels

 

Oops, sorry. i see that I am way too late :mellow:

 

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17 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

 

Here you go

 

Hmm???

 

The problem with Tinyurl was that the direct link ( https://tinyurl.com/y9q352os ) didn't work - it kept on breaking and then redirecting to the main Live News page.

The Tinyurl preview link did work however. But that would probably put clients off, seeing this big link on the Tinyurl page come up in their browser. It doesn't look that inviting to say the least.

The problem has to do with encoding of the link address.

If Alamy would offer a shortened link to each Live News item, this would solve problems like this. And it would be much more inviting for contributors to tweet the complete news item, not just one pic.

 

wim

 

edit: Wow from here now the direct Tinyurl seem to work well. From my desktop it still wouldn't. Weird.

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10 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

 

Yes they usually work.

The link to Steve's whaling protest now works too.

https://tinyurl.com/y9q352os

However before there was no way to get it to work. Like even 60 minutes ago it still would not go to the item page directly, but kept going to the front page of Live News.

But now from this page here it does work. Just like from the preview page. (That may have something to do with it - hmm.)

 

wim

 

edit: before one asks: yes I did try logging in and out of Alamy.

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On 27/01/2019 at 15:14, wiskerke said:

The link keeps breaking with me as well. Don't know why. How do others do this?

 

For the moment here's a workaround: make a new lightbox whaling; put all images in there; mail yourself the URL and use that. In this case:

https://www.alamy.com/search/lightbox/3404121.html

If you make one yourself, I'll delete this one.

 

wim

 

edit: the good thing about this is your Twitter link will work as long as you want to. Unlike the LIve News page.

 

I've been busy until last night, first chance to thank everyone who looked into my query.

 

As above, making a Lightbox is the way to go as It also has the advantage that it is still relevant when the images later move to stock.

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3 hours ago, sb photos said:

 

As above, making a Lightbox is the way to go as It also has the advantage that it is still relevant when the images later move to stock.

I wondered about this but the link still works even when the images move into stock - or at least using the Google shortener, it does, so no need for a Lightbox. I know it will be phased out soon and I will have to find another way to do it.

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40 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

You don't need to use a shortener, twitter does it automatically with long url links, see above. (t.co)

Aha, that's useful to know, thanks. I'm fairly recent to Twitter.

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