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November 14th, 2009
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If you put pictures in your lj.....
Do you lj-cut pictures or leave them visible?

Hot-link or do something else? If something else, then what?

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[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Generally lj-cut unless it's one small picture or something like that.

Generally load to Scrapbook or my Flickr! account and link to that. I occasionally hot link elsewhere.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'll leave the pictures visible if they're smallish (<640x480px, <100kb) and cut anything larger. (Except when I forget, oops.) I also don't hot-link as most sites don't appreciate (and many even block) that; instead, I rehost at a free site (photobucket in my case) and hyperlink the image to the originating page.

-- Steve thinks this is the fairest approach, preserving Friends-pages and server bandwidth and artistic credit, but is open to reasons why it needs adjustment.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
I try to remember to use smallish versions, and cut if there are lots (not a hard-and-fast thing, I know). These are my own photos, at Flickr, which makes it easy to do the small-version-of-larger-picture thing.

I think I hotlinked the last time I used a photo not my own, but that was at least a year ago.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
It depends on the size and quantity of pics.

If there's to be more then one shot I usually put one pic out of the cut as a teaser since I'm looking to entice people to look beyond the cut.

I use a fairly narrow view on my LJ so typically if it doesn't break my LJ its good on most other people's.

If the shot is one I took I host it on flickr, if its something else I host it in my LJ gallery. I try not to hotlink (especially outside of a cut) but if the pic is on a photo sharing site (flickr, photobucket etc) obviously hosting is what they are for. I will occasionally hotlink to a site that's selling something but always with a link to the sale site; if I'm advertising for you you can bloody well host the pic of your product for me.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
Couple of pictures is fine. Dozens I would cut, or just link to.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Other than pictures from my own scrapbook, I seldom include pictures in my posts. I'm more likely to link to the pages where I found them.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
If it's just one picture, I leave it visible unless it's really big. If it's more than one, I leave a small one visible and lj-cut the rest. If they're all big, I make a thumbnail of one and leave that outside the cut.

I host all my images on my own site. I've got scripts written to automate the task of uploading them and building IMG tags I can paste into my LJ posts.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)

If I want to embed the picture in my post, I'll almost always have it either on my LJ scrapbook or my Flickr account.

If I just want to show someone something on another site, I usually have a link out to the other site. Hotlinking can be rough on people with private accounts - if lots of people view your post with the embedded picture, it soaks up their bandwidth and can get them in trouble with their providers if they have the type of account where that matters.

I generally do a cut unless it's just a little thumbnail. Some people have very busy f-lists and a big picture takes up a lot of room (so does a long post, of course).

[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Depends on size and number -- may cut, or more often use thumbnails or medium-sized versions that link to larger ones, but for a single medium-sized image I may just leave it directly visible.
[User Picture]
Date:November 14th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
lj-cut unless they're small. Or if I forget, and then I have to fix it when someone raps me on the knuckles.
[User Picture]
Date:November 15th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I don't use pictures on my LJ at all. On my costume blog, I show pictures I have taken (they live in my Picasa account), and sometimes hotlink elsewhere
[User Picture]
Date:November 15th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
I lj-cut them because I have friends who still use dial-up and it takes foreeeeeevvvveeer for their page to load if there's pics on it.
[User Picture]
Date:November 15th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
I lj-cut and hot-link to the picture on my flickr account, my lj scrapbook, or my personal web site. I don't hot-link to pix on other sites.
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