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Offline Badlad

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Posting Photographs
« on: January 30, 2016, 08:32:49 pm »
There are two ways of posting a photograph on Ukcaving.

The first is best for larger or good quality images but they must already be hosted on the web somewhere, the second can be uploaded from your PC but must be small, low resolution images. 

First way:   The image needs to already be on the web somewhere. If its a photo on your own pc - then you'll need to upload it to the web using a site such as flickr, photobucket etc.
 
Once its up on the web, you then need to find the address (or URL) of the picture.

You can find this by right-clicking the picture and clicking "copy image address" or highlight and 'copy' the URL in properties.

Then back in your UKcaving post,

You need to press the button which will give you two image tags - an 'open' tag and a 'close' tag.

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[img][/img]
Then you paste the url of the picture between the tags.

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[img]http://flickr.blah.blah.blah.jpg[/img]
You can also resize the image by inserting width=??? after the first 'img', for example,

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[img width=300]IMAGE URL[/img]

Second way: You can upload a photograph directly from your device.  Clip the 'Attachments and other options' located below the 'post reply' box.  This brings up an 'Attach - choose file' option, where you can find the desired photograph on your device.

Unfortunately the image size is limited to a maximum of 10Mb so your photograph must be resized before trying to post it.  There is also a limit to 10 photographs per post.  The photo is an attachment and doesn't appear in preview.

The photograph will be a medium thumbnail like this which will expand once clicked.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2019, 11:08:53 am by Pegasus, Reason: From 1MB to 10MB »

Offline Brains

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 08:50:18 pm »
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This brings up an 'Attach - choose file' option, where you can find the desired photograph on your device.
Cant see it from the reply function... Just get 3 tick boxes:
Notify me of replies.
Return to this topic.
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 09:20:56 pm »
Hi Brains, underneath the 'Notify me of replies' etc etc did you see an Attach: with a box below??  That's what I see....

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 10:10:32 pm »
Nope, just the three tick boxes:

Notify me of replies.
Return to this topic.
Don't use smileys.

The attachments and other options text acts as a toggle with a + or - icon when to be expanded or reduced, below this is the text "shortcuts: hit shift+alt+s to submit/post or shift+alt+p to preview "

No sign of an attach option  :down:

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 10:14:50 pm »
I get the same as Brains.
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 10:56:58 pm »
So do I.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 11:05:31 pm »
Thanks Guys.

Anyone else??

Maybe only Mods/Admins can see the attach/browse box??

One for Q on Monday  :)

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 11:47:13 pm »
Yup!!, there is no  'Attachments and other options'  there ??--. (at least, not for me -)
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 11:58:16 pm »
Maybe this is a good place to experiment--, lets try dropbox --:
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 12:03:13 am »
OK, I know its not caving related, but it shows dropbox links work!!, anyone got others? (we know about all the photo-etc.)
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2016, 12:09:57 am »
'Fraid I can't see your image - I get an error message saying I'm not logged in, so presumably only you can see it
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2016, 12:16:30 am »
'Fraid I can't see your image - I get an error message saying I'm not logged in, so presumably only you can see it

Hmmm-- maybe a software issue? anyone else see it or not???.

Maybe you have to have a dropbox account ?--
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2016, 10:19:17 am »
I can't see it either and I've got a dropbox account.
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2016, 11:48:27 am »
I can see it fine.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 12:29:23 pm »
----Weird!!, maybe Q can explain it tomorrow?

(BTW, I'm on Windows 8.1)
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2016, 12:51:50 pm »
So, we should see more than this...



(firefox, windows 7)

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 02:40:19 pm »
Same on win 8.1 with explorer.
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2016, 03:05:04 pm »
I don't have the attach files option, nor can I see Bograt's photo an I do have a DropBox account.
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 12:22:44 pm »
Hi all,

Attachment box should appear underneath those checkboxes (see image). Tested on Firefox v44 on Mac and works OK.

Please could you check your version of Firefox and let me know.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 12:33:55 pm »
No attachment box on Chrome / Win 7 or Chromium / Ubuntu Linux 14.10.
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2016, 12:36:04 pm »
I just see what HardenClimber3 posted above - looks to me like a permissions thing from the difference between the two screenshots above.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2016, 02:11:54 pm »
It doesn't work for me on Safari Version 9.0.3.
I agree with Mark, it's got to be to do with permissions - admins can do it, the rest of us can't.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2016, 11:54:48 am »
I have tried to post a photograph but unfortunately I can get it to work -

I am using IE 11 and the latest version of Flickr - I have copied the URL - see below -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/60888452@N00/24182003863/



When I look at it in the Preview mode (before Posting) all that appears is a white cross on a black square background - what am I doing incorrectly?



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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2016, 12:03:56 pm »
Yeah, I can't see the attachments settings either - I'm on Windows 7, IE 11.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2016, 12:35:11 pm »


Only as an included image - still no attachement. Followed your link and found URL for this and copied between the img tags