• How to upload photos

    Please watch the below Youtube video.
    Special thanks to David Elliott for uploading this video

    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to upload photos started by Uncle Bob View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Timber21's Avatar
      Timber21 -
      Have tried unsuccessfully to upload photos. Watched the video but I do not have all the button options which apparently should be in the photo box as shown in the video. All I have on screen is a button to "Choose File" which I do. The file name then appears.
      Directly underneath is an "Upload File/s" prompt. If I click that I see a "File loading" message in the task bar of my computer then ....nothing. Are there some extra settings or privileges required?
    1. Uncle Bob's Avatar
      Uncle Bob -
      There may be an Advanced option, so try that. If there isn't please state what Browser and Operating Operating system you're running there.
    1. David.Elliott's Avatar
      David.Elliott -
      Image size is everything.

      I open mine in Gimp

      https://www.gimp.org/

      a free download, then do an "export as jpeg"... and reduce the quality by about 1/2 and save.
    1. Timber21's Avatar
      Timber21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
      There may be an Advanced option, so try that. If there isn't please state what Browser and Operating Operating system you're running there.
      I am clicking on the "Insert Image" icon in the formatting toolbar. When the "Insert Image" dialogue box opens there are 2 tabs...1 is to "From Computer" and the other "From URL". There isn't an 'Advanced' option tab or icon or button. In fact there is nothing else in the dialogue box except a line which displays the name of the image file chosen and an option to "Upload File". As mentioned before, when I select to upload the file it doesn't seem to go anywhere. I have gone into the "Manage Attachments" section under "Additional Options" and tried adding the file. Again, no success. I am using Google Chrome browser on Windows 10 OS. Is there a limit to the file size?
      Thanks
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Timber21 View Post
      I am using Google Chrome browser on Windows 10 OS. Is there a limit to the file size?
      Thanks
      Yes, bit of a mystery but about 1Mb. Have you downloaded a free image re-sizer?
    1. Uncle Bob's Avatar
      Uncle Bob -
      Yes there is a file size limit. I don't know what it is though.
      Anything under a 100Kb should work though.
    1. Uncle Bob's Avatar
      Uncle Bob -
      BTW, you don't need to download any third party software, Paint does the job fine. just click Resize and try a percentage (say 50%) and save it as a new image.
    1. OBBob's Avatar
      OBBob -
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
      BTW, you don't need to download any third party software, Paint does the job fine. just click Resize and try a percentage (say 50%) and save it as a new image.
      Use it while you can.

      http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-0...76?pfmredir=sm
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
      BTW, you don't need to download any third party software, Paint does the job fine. just click Resize and try a percentage (say 50%) and save it as a new image.
      ...never tried that.
      The free re-sizer download is easy though. Just a right click on the image file name and there is a new option to resize as large, medium, small, mobile or custom.
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Windows is such a pain, I'd happily go back to XP. I now keep getting warnings of a new upgrade which I don't want (very protective of my data plan). Need to know how to stop it without affecting security updates.
    1. OBBob's Avatar
      OBBob -
      Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
      Windows is such a pain, I'd happily go back to XP. I now keep getting warnings of a new upgrade which I don't want. Need to know how to stop it without affecting security updates.
      Just cut your losses and move to Android. Chromebooks are cheap and great.
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
      Just cut your losses and move to Android. Chromebooks are cheap and great.
      I have a galaxy android pad but refuse to have an account with google.
    1. OBBob's Avatar
      OBBob -
      Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
      I have a galaxy android pad but refuse to have an account with google.
      Seriously? Even Facebook tracks without an account. Avoidance is futile.
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
      Seriously? Even Facebook tracks without an account. Avoidance is futile.
      NO !!! ...I don't even use FB.
    1. Marc's Avatar
      Marc -
      Why going through all that pain of resizing and using this site's bandwidth? Just post on Facebook and link. You can have any size picture you want without affecting this site and it takes just a few clicks to do.
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
      Why going through all that pain of resizing and using this site's bandwidth? Just post on Facebook and link. You can have any size picture you want without affecting this site and it takes just a few clicks to do.
      Links can mean pics unavailable for future reference.
    1. toooldforthis's Avatar
      toooldforthis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Timber21 View Post
      I am clicking on the "Insert Image" icon in the formatting toolbar. When the "Insert Image" dialogue box opens there are 2 tabs...1 is to "From Computer" and the other "From URL". There isn't an 'Advanced' option tab or icon or button. In fact there is nothing else in the dialogue box except a line which displays the name of the image file chosen and an option to "Upload File". As mentioned before, when I select to upload the file it doesn't seem to go anywhere. I have gone into the "Manage Attachments" section under "Additional Options" and tried adding the file. Again, no success. I am using Google Chrome browser on Windows 10 OS. Is there a limit to the file size?
      Thanks
      I get the same as you.
      Ive never seen any other options.
      Used to use IE on win8, now upto Edge on win10.

      I resize before uploading and it avoids the issues 99% of the time.

      Edit: I just leave the pics as thumbnails after loading, people can then click on photo if they wish to view full size (I assume this works for everyone?). this way when scrolling the thread photos aren't cluttering the screen. I notice if the pic is used in a quoted reply then the photo gets full sized.
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toooldforthis View Post
      I notice if the pic is used in a quoted reply then the photo gets full sized.
      Also happens if you edit your own post.
    1. Timber21's Avatar
      Timber21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
      Also happens if you edit your own post.
    1. Timber21's Avatar
      Timber21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
      Also happens if you edit your own post.
      Mmmm....obviously I haven't got it right yet