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PostPosted: Feb 09, 2014 23:32    Post subject: Another useful feature of the Forum  

I'm sure most FMF users are aware of the many improvements made to the Forum in recent months. While chatting with Jordi today, he showed me a feature that may be useful to some of you, and that you may not know about.

Each time you upload a photo to the Forum, that image is assigned a unique identifier that will never change. To determine this identifier, simply right click on the photo and a menu will appear. On the menu, near the bottom, you can select "View image info" and the URL that is permanently assigned to your photo will appear along with other image information.

Now those of you who have collections that are in a computerized catalog could enter this identifier as a part of the database. Now suppose you are at a show, and you find a specimen that interests you. You know you have a specimen from this location, but you can't really remember exactly what it looks like. Simply look up the specimen identifier and paste it into the browser of your smartphone, IPad, or notebook and the image of the specimen will appear that you can compare to the specimen that you are considering. You don't even need to be logged into FMF to do this. You can do it on any computer, and from anywhere where there is internet access.

This is probably only one useful application of this new feature. I'm sure some of you may think of more uses which I encourage you to share here.

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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2014 02:16    Post subject: Re: Another useful feature of the Forum  

Thank you for that bit of useful information. I hope you are enjoyng Tuscon. Wish we where there:-(
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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2014 05:32    Post subject: Re: Another useful feature of the Forum  

crosstimber wrote:
This is probably only one useful application of this new feature. I'm sure some of you may think of more uses which I encourage you to share here.

Without any doubt this is a very useful feature. But it's not new. It works in any web site and has been available for very long on the internet.

Just right click on any photo and through a pop up menu you will be able to copy the image location to the clipboard. Then you can open a new tab, or in the same tab, and paste the URL. The single image will be shown. Try it in any internet site and see.
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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2014 10:59    Post subject: Re: Another useful feature of the Forum  

Yes, you are absolutely right Carles. This feature has been available for quite a while. My reason for bringing it up was because, when it comes to computers, I think that many people (me included) are not always aware of features that may be useful to them.

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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2014 00:11    Post subject: Re: Another useful feature of the Forum  

Thanks for your help Michael. Many users of FMF are not familiar with many of the things often used by people who is familiar with computers, so all that kind of "divulgation" comments are more than welcome ;-)
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