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Uploading images

PostPost by: webrest7 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:35 pm

Hi
Hope I'm in the right forum.
Having difficulty uploading photos.
The images when checking before submitting are totally black.
The file size is 2.7 my.
Too big?
Any suggestions welcome.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:06 am

Take the lens cap off?? 8)
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PostPost by: webrest7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:10 am

HAH!
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:19 am

What file type are you using ?
Have a look at additional info at the end of this thread - .bmp files are not supported - maybe that's the problem.

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PostPost by: webrest7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:36 am

Hi
No, just a simple JPEG. nothing fancy.
Have read the instructions you suggested but just not happening.
Thanks
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PostPost by: webrest7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:50 am

I am using my Android phone should I be using my laptop?
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PostPost by: webrest7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 am

15378622817101474982480.jpg and


Works fine if I just take a camera shot and post immediately but goes pear shaped when selected from the photo gallery stored on my phone.
Can't work it out why.
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PostPost by: webrest7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:26 am

20171219_180741.jpg and
OK worked it out, quite simply the images just refuse to load where others in the same collection will. They must be corrupted in some way as the file sizes are pretty similar.
Computers they can drive you mad sometimes.
The image attached is not the one I originally wanted to attach to another post 2hours ago.
What a waste. Of time.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:22 am

Hi Dave
Your back from your overseas relaxation ?
Uploading photo images from phones can cause problems. Always best top download from phone to PC and then upload the JPEG file from the PC to the web site

Not sure on JPEG file size limit here but I normally reduce to under 1 Meg which is plenty for viewing but causes no file size limit

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PostPost by: webrest7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:26 pm

Hi Rohan,
Yep 3 months rolls by pretty quick when your're snug and warm in the Carribean but back to cold old Oz again. Another month and it'll start warming up again hopefully.
Thanks for the upload info totally agree with what you say.
It was driving me crazy but figure the best thing now is to resize down as you suggest.
Smart phones are great but they can be painful sometimes.
Don't feel that the transition from one platform to another is completely seamless yet.
Catch up at Sandown Historic if not before.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:33 pm

Ever since I got a new phone I can't upload directly due to newer phones producing ever-larger images. This new phone generally seems to make images in the 3.8 MB range. I have found nothing in the settings to make it take smaller pictures.

This means that any picture I post needs to be either manually resized, or uploaded to an online gallery and linked-to. That latter option is the lesser pain in the arse of the two (but still a pain).

Is it time to increase the forum's upload size-limit? 2 MB is becoming antiquated.
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PostPost by: jcocking » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:28 pm

The Veg wrote:Ever since I got a new phone I can't upload directly due to newer phones producing ever-larger images. This new phone generally seems to make images in the 3.8 MB range. I have found nothing in the settings to make it take smaller pictures.

This means that any picture I post needs to be either manually resized, or uploaded to an online gallery and linked-to. That latter option is the lesser pain in the arse of the two (but still a pain).

Is it time to increase the forum's upload size-limit? 2 MB is becoming antiquated.


It used to be 5mb, but our hosting company changed its settings. I have worked with them to update the settings. Below is a 4MB photo. Try it now.

msg-1-fc-40.jpg and
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:44 pm

Test...

(EDIT) Seems to have worked; thanks!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:57 pm

And now it's back to not letting me go above 2MB.
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