When I click on a photo to view I am asked to log in. Never had to before!
Imo, It’s good for members that post their images on the ID forums etc because it is easier to control who might be downloading an image so therefore protects the owner of the photo. Members would know that they would need permission from the OP first.
Has something changed with the new platform MacNara... it was always the case you had to be logged in to see the full size versions of images in the Forums, Gallery and Opus?(And to further counter Deb's point, the old drag and drop to copy to the desktop works fine for all the photos in the Opus and Gallery, which is where most of the photos likely to be 'stolen' are; and you don't need to be signed it to see the full-sized photos there.
Has something changed with the new platform MacNara... it was always the case you had to be logged in to see the full size versions of images in the Forums, Gallery and Opus?
I know I've been unable to see them if I wasn't logged in.
There have been occasions when I would have liked to have embedded several images of this sort of size in a description of a days wildlife watching in the Your Birding Day part of the forum and personally I would like to read other people's descriptions of their days out with photos embedded in the text where possible rather than as separate thumbnails.
I am just going to repeat my experience of photos more fully. I use a windows 10 laptop, running Firefox. Ever since I joined the bird forum I could go to the Identification forum, click on a thumbnail photo and a new tab would open showing a bigger photo. This was without logging in. I think this applied to all forums.
Conversely if I went to Gallery and clicked on a thumbnail I was asked to log in.
Wasn’t that the case with everyone? You could access Opus but Opus only contains limited images. If you wanted to click on the Gallery link in Opus to see more of the same sp. you got a request to sign in so Opus only got you so far.
A small thumbnail and a reasonably-sized image linked to this would be much more friendly. I find your woodpecker photo far too large (relatively to everything else on my large screen). I would much rather have the thumbnails (four or five horizontally) and the choice of which to see full-size. If you were regularly posting four or five fullsize photos like this, I would block you if I could.Personally I've always preferred to have sensibly sized images embedded within a thread rather than thumbnails.