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Bricksafe Thumbnail Helper tool added

September 28th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Bricksafe Thumbnail HelperA brand new tool added – alternative to the Brickhelf Thumbnail Helper tool with more options.

As Brickshelf is experiencing yet another downtime, I’ve decided to use a more modern alternative for storing your photos – the Bricksafe – which has a number of advantages, including modern interface and apparently better reliability. Since there is no integrated sharing tool that would make it easy to share Bricksafe galleries across forums, I’ve decided to create my own, similar to the Brickshelf Thumbnail Helper tool I’ve created before. The tool has one simple goal: to allow sharing galleries by a few clicks rather than manually copying links. In order to do so, it scans the desired Bricksafe page, extracts photos from it, and then generates BBCode for the photos you’ve selected. Pasting the generated code in your forum post creates the gallery.

Thanks to advantages of the Bricksafe, this tool comes with options that were not possible for Brickshelf – there are several thumbnail and enlarged image sizes to choose from. You can use any thumbnail/image size combination and the code will be generated accordingly. You will also get a preview of how big the resulting thumbnails are, and you can select a different size option and re-generate the code at any moment. The exact procedure is as follows:

  • choose the desired thumbnail size and enlarged image size (most common options are selected by default)
  • paste the complete URL address of the Bricksafe page you want to use the photos from (e.g. http://bricksafe.com/pages/sariel/tatra-dakar-truck) and hit Process
  • when you see the available thumbnails, click the ones you want to share. You can also click a selected thumbnail again to deselect it.
  • mark and copy the code generated below the thumbnails
  • paste the code into your forum post where you want the photos to appear

Note that for the tool to work, the desired Bricksafe page has to be publicly available. At the moment the tool is also limited to extracting the first 100 photos from the page.

The tool is available directly at bs.sariel.pl and – along with all my other tools – at tools.sariel.pl. You can also switch between the various tools using expandable toolbar in the upper left corner of your screen.

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  1. Sariel
    October 13th, 2016 at 18:27 | #1

    @Prasad Kuvelakar
    Thanks. As with all books, the best solution is to contact the publisher directly. Here: https://www.nostarch.com/

  2. Prasad Kuvelakar
    October 13th, 2016 at 17:30 | #2

    Greeting Sir.
    My name is Prasad Kuvelakar and I am a principal of engineering college based in Mumbai. I have recently come across you book “The Unofficial Lego technic builders guide” and I highly recommend this book to my students. What I would like to ask is do you know from where I can get a bulk copy roughly 4000-5000 books. Who do I contact in order to get these many copies of your book.
    Thanks and Regards
    Prasad Kuvelakar

  3. Sariel
    October 8th, 2016 at 23:06 | #3

    I’m sure your hamster is in a happy place now.

  4. Darian
    October 8th, 2016 at 18:47 | #4

    My Pet hamster Dojo just passed away today I really feeling very depressed. I just rember about you and and hamsters and I hope I will receive consolation from you and your hamster overlords.

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