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skipper
05-15-2016, 11:58 AM
Anyone have difficulty posting pictures on this site? Trying to post some pictures of my DLBP.

prairiegl
05-15-2016, 12:52 PM
Are you posting from your phone, a photo hosting site or your computer? If you let us know, maybe someone can be of help.

skipper
05-15-2016, 02:19 PM
I was trying to post from my computer.

prairiegl
05-15-2016, 07:51 PM
I put a photo of one of my shop bags in the second post and it seemed to work. Are you using "insert image" and then "from computer" (rather than URL)?

skipper
05-16-2016, 05:00 AM
What exactly is URL ? Its a Jpeg image that I am trying to upload from my computer yet nothing happens.

tpnl
05-16-2016, 09:49 PM
Hey @skipper

This is what I usually do to add an image to my posts (apologies if you are already doing this):

In this first image,
1) Put your cursor at place you want your image to be in your post
2) Click the "Insert Image" button at the top menu (the icon is a picture-framed tree, I believe)

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When a window pops up,
1) Make sure the "From Computer" tab is selected
2) Click on the "Select Files" button at the bottom of the pop-up window.
Another window will pop-up where you can navigate to the file you want and select it

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When you have selected your file,
Click on the "Upload File(s)" button to load it into your post

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This should allow you to upload pictures. There is additional functionality (e.g. loading multiple pictures at one time, select from a website ("from URL") and moving the image to different parts of your post) but I won't confuse things right now.

Thanks to @prairiegl for suggesting to post this.
@skipper, if this is not where you are having problems, let us know a bit more of where things go haywire and perhaps we can assist more.

Hope this helps
Cheers!

skipper
05-17-2016, 04:40 PM
Thank you for your advice. I tried this already yet it fails to upload the file/picture. Maybe its because the picture is to big ( 24MP)

tpnl
05-17-2016, 04:52 PM
Ahhh .... yes I would agree that there is a max size limit to the attachments - I usually keep it to 1 or so MB at most (usually under 500k).
Even if you could upload 24MP files, it could take a long time to upload on handheld devices using cell service!

Can you reduce the size? I am interested in your picture now just because you are working so hard to upload it - it would be interesting to see it just for that reason!

Cheers!

thax
05-17-2016, 04:55 PM
Yeah, you may want to crop/resize to 1024x768 or something under 500KB in size. 24 megapixel jpg is 12-14MB. Wayyy too big :)

threeteez
05-17-2016, 05:46 PM
Maybe I take a roundabout way, but after I edit a photo in Photos (MBP), I then export the photo (it's at this step that I change the size of the photo to either medium or small) to the desktop. I don't store photos on the desktop permanently, so that's a convenient and easy place to select files for uploading.
Thanks, tpnl, for the step by step how-to. I had some difficulty uploading files initially back when I joined the forum and that would have really made things clearer. We all do like to see the bags so photos are important!

skipper
05-18-2016, 12:42 PM
Thanks everyone for the help. I guess my files were to big. No problems after that. I posted the pics in the other forum under photos/video.

tpnl
05-18-2016, 01:30 PM
Nice pictures of TB in Ireland!

Mausermama
05-19-2016, 03:01 AM
I am hijacking this thread somewhat, but I'm hoping someone can guide me as to how to fix this. I typically take photos with my iPhone and then email them to myself so I can upload them with my HP laptop. They appear oriented correctly when I do this, but when I upload them to the forums they appear upside down or sideways (basically any orientation than the correct one). When I view them on my iPad on the forum, though, they are oriented correctly. Is there a way I can edit them within the thread so that they are correct across all platforms?

Darcy
05-19-2016, 01:42 PM
I am hijacking this thread somewhat, but I'm hoping someone can guide me as to how to fix this. I typically take photos with my iPhone and then email them to myself so I can upload them with my HP laptop. They appear oriented correctly when I do this, but when I upload them to the forums they appear upside down or sideways (basically any orientation than the correct one). When I view them on my iPad on the forum, though, they are oriented correctly. Is there a way I can edit them within the thread so that they are correct across all platforms?

Strange! We're stumped on this one so far, but continuing to research it. Stay tuned...

NWhikergal
05-19-2016, 03:37 PM
I am hijacking this thread somewhat, but I'm hoping someone can guide me as to how to fix this. I typically take photos with my iPhone and then email them to myself so I can upload them with my HP laptop. They appear oriented correctly when I do this, but when I upload them to the forums they appear upside down or sideways (basically any orientation than the correct one). When I view them on my iPad on the forum, though, they are oriented correctly. Is there a way I can edit them within the thread so that they are correct across all platforms?

@Mausermama, this has happened to me before when I email photos and download to my laptop prior to uploading to the forum (I can generally tell on my email preview if they appear to be oriented incorrectly). The trick once downloaded that seems to work for me is to open the photo (which may appear to be oriented correctly but seems to remember its email orientation if I try to upload without changing), rotate to the side in my photo viewer and then back so it appears normal, then hit save. For whatever reason that seems to work on my Mac.

Just a suggestion!

MatthewR
05-22-2016, 03:18 PM
@Mausermama: We tried to replicate your problem but were unable to so I'm going to second NWhikergal's suggestion of using the Windows Photo Viewer or your favorite photo-editing program to rotate, rotate back, then save. Hopefully that will work!

moriond
05-22-2016, 04:50 PM
@Mausermama, There's no way to rotate images after they have been uploaded to as attachments to forums. If a moderator (or the original poster )"fixes" the orientation, it involves downloading the image (for a moderator to access it), rotating, it, and then uploading it again. What's happening is that when photos have accompanying EXIF metadata that can contain information on the type of camera, f ratio, exposure time, date, time, location, etc., some devices, including iOS devices like your iPad, can read that data and automatically orient the pictures to have "up" show up correctly, regardless of how you held your phone or camera to take that picture. The iPhone and iPad have built in gyroscopes that let them sense which way is "down", and many apps that use the camera take advantage of this information. So when you view those pictures on your iPad, they look correctly oriented.

Web browsers for the forum sites that you view on your computer don't have this capability to automatically orient pictures by reading the EXIF data. In addition, if you view thumbnails of your uploaded pictures under the attachment gallery, even on an iOS device like your iPad, you'll see that these thumbnail images will appear oriented the same way as you view them in a desktop web browser.

If you have images saved to the Photos on your iOS device, and view them with any image editing function, (either an app that uses your camera, or simply your Photos editor to crop or rotate) you'll also see these pictures oriented the way they would appear if uploaded to a general web site that you view on your computer, so you can also save or share them (via email) in the "correct" orientation.

Another way that some people deal with this issue is to use an app that strips your picture of the EXIF metadata before you email it or upload it. There are several of these around, like ViewExif. If there is no EXIF data attached to the image, your iOS device won't be able to rotate it to the "correct" "top is up" direction using information that was provided by the gyroscope in your iPhone or iPad.

This issue generally crops up for posting in forums, including on Ravelry, and can also affect the Avatar (or, on Ravelry, the "Ravatar") image that you upload to be associated with your account posts.

@NWHikergal's solution of viewing the emailed attachment first, in Preview, and rotating it before uploading, works because the Preview app on the Mac also doesn't read EXIF data -- it just quickly shows you the raw image, and you can rotate it to the ledt or right with Command-L or Command-R before saving. You can also use Preview to resize large photos and save them.

@MatthewR, sorry for not posting this earlier, but I was interrupted in composing the reply -- something that happens a lot.

Also, I'm sorry this isn't more concise. I do most of my forum viewing and moderation on iOS devices, so cutting and pasting, finding references to old posts, etc., typically takes more steps. Also, I'm not an IT person, nor was I familiar with social media, vBulletin, TapaTalk, etc. before being asked to be a moderator. So all this is just based on trying to look up information to deal with questions.

We've been discussing having "How To's" for issues like posting pictures for some time. One of the problems is that some facts that one needs to know, like the maximum upload size, keep changing depending on the version of vBulletin software, the device platform you use, and the settings that get tinkered with by the site Web software people. Late last summer, I discovered that it was possible to do direct image uploads through the web browser of my iOS devices, provided you are using iOS 6 or later, but then, in practice, I found that the maximum image upload size changed, and I wasn't able to upload pictures for one of the debuts that way. Also, even though some pictures will upload and display correctly in a web browser or web browser app, they might be too large to show up in the TapaTalk app on the same mobile device as anything but broken links.

I would love to be able to set out clear directions on all these issues of "best practices" for everyone, but frankly, I''ve been finding some of the answers "a moving target".

HTH

moriond

Mausermama
05-22-2016, 05:05 PM
@Moriond, this is part of the reason why I am so impressed by you– your precise attention to detail! Thank you for your lengthy and precise posting. It helps so much and I appreciate you spent your time in your thoughtful reply.

tim13
05-24-2016, 06:30 PM
Thanks so much for this post and all of the wonderful and helpful posts. I never could find a photo tutorial. Made my first post with photo today!

InAustin
03-17-2018, 12:32 PM
I'm trying to upload an 18 kb jpg file and am getting an invalid file type error. What do I do?