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Linking Post-Processed Images to EAA Images in Astrobin

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#1 Meies

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 06:30 PM

I have a simple and elegant way to link post-processed images to EAA thumbnails in Astrobin. When you "share" an image in Astobin, select the BBCODE MEDIUM option. (Large can sometimes exceed the CN size limit). Astrobin generates a code like this:

[url=https://astrob.in/hhs5np/0/][img]https://astrob.in/hhs5np/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure[/IMG][/URL]

The outer part (URL) is the link to the image, and the inner one (IMG) is to the thumbnail. By default, the targets are the same, but they don't have to be. Each address ends in "/0/", which is the first version of the image to be uploaded to Astrobin. Subsequent revisions are labeled B, C, D, etc. So you could have, for example,

[url=https://astrob.in/hhs5np/B/][img]https://astrob.in/hhs5np/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure[/IMG][/URL]

This code would display image 0 (the EAA version) but clicking on the image would take you to revision B. Best of all is this option:

[url=https://astrob.in/hhs5np/][img]https://astrob.in/hhs5np/0/rawthumb/regular/get.jpg?insecure[/IMG][/URL]

If you leave off the revision designation in the URL code (0. B, C, D, etc), clicking the thumbnail will take you to whichever version is designated as "Final."

 

Start by uploading the EAA version. This will automatically be version 0. Hit the Share button and generate the BBCODE. Add it to your CN EAA post, but remove the "/0/" from the URL (not from the IMG). You now have an inline thumbnail of the EAA image that links to whatever the latest revision is. At this moment that is also the EAA image.

 

Now go to your Astrobin page for that image and choose Action/Upload New Revision, and you will get a subset of the upload instructions. One of the options is "Mark as Final," which is checked by default. Upload your image and save it.

 

CN readers will continue to see your EAA image inline, but now clicking on that image will take them to whatever you consider the final revision.

 

Here is an example.

 

get.jpg?insecure

M101, CC8 x 0.67, ASI2600MC, UV/IR, 60 x 60"

 

In the revision, the dim spiral arms in the lower half of the image are much more visible, as is NGC5477, which was only hinted at in the original EAA image.


Edited by Meies, 28 May 2024 - 06:45 PM.

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#2 RodgerDodger008

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 04:38 AM

This is cool but now I would say we need a rule to state not only does a image need to be named, exposure listed but also a disclaimer that it is linking to processed image.

No disrespect OP, but as someone who was on the fence about the rule clarification about discussion of post processed images it feels like we are slipping down a slippery slope.

Im sure many will disagree.

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 07:44 AM

I do make that disclaimer in my posts. I think it's appropriate.



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Posted 30 May 2024 - 12:27 PM

Not everyone uses AstroBin, so this really is a specialized instance. 

 

I feel that since this is the EAA forum, that EAA images need to be the primary focus of any posts in the forum.  As that relates to linked images that display on CN as a thumbnail, the link should direct to the EAA capture.  This may not be explicitly stated in the "rules", but I think it is implied when it is mentioned that post-processed images are for comparison with an EAA image. 

 

What I do is I post both my EAA capture and a separate "processed" capture as a revision.  As long as the processed revision is the same size (dimensions) as the EAA capture, you can tell AstroBin to display it when you hover the mouse over the image.  This allows you to "blink" the two images for comparison.  The option is always there to view (or link) the revisions on their own as well.


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Posted 30 May 2024 - 04:03 PM

As long as the processed revision is the same size (dimensions) as the EAA capture, you can tell AstroBin to display it when you hover the mouse over the image.  This allows you to "blink" the two images for comparison.  The option is always there to view (or link) the revisions on their own as well.

That's neat! I had never looked to see what other "hover" options might be available besides the plate-solve annotations.


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