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Offline Simon Wilson

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #75 on: November 01, 2017, 01:29:22 pm »
I have gone up & down this thread & can't get to the 'best' precise instructions as to what to do.

There are references to being able to host on UKC?

Please can all the information above be put into one post  ;D

The sizing being a separate bit as I just want to post a photo at the mo.

It appears to me that the two best hosting services are flickr and postimage. If we can be sure about the best ways of posting photos then maybe someone could write a clear and concise explanation of how to do it and put it where it can easily be found. This thread is not the best place because you have to search for it and then read through it all.

We might get more people posting photos if it was easier to find out how to do it.

There's an echo in here.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #76 on: November 01, 2017, 02:14:51 pm »
.....am I missing something, but what's wrong with post number 1 by Badlad on this thread??

If it's suitable folks, I can copy it and post again on a new (locked) thread and sticky to top of 'Forum notices'

Over to you....

Offline Judi Durber

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #77 on: November 01, 2017, 03:29:25 pm »
Sorry didn't know that were the latest instructions.  I thought there had been a change since then  :-[

Yes please   
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If it's suitable folks, I can copy it and post again on a new (locked) thread and sticky to top of 'Forum notices'

Add in any other points made since then.  e.g  I think the max No. per post has increased.  ;D

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2017, 04:53:42 pm »
The main problem with the advice at the top of this thread is that you have to be able to find it. The only way to find it is to use the search function and to do that you have to think that you might find the right advice by using the search function. If you happen to have made that choice then you also need to be lucky and choose the right search term. If you use 'posting photographs' you will find it but if you search for 'how to upload an image' then you won't. If you use 'uploading photos', 'posting images' or anything else like that then you won't find it. You are more likely to find a post somewhere down the thread but then you still wouldn't find it without clicking on the button to select page one and there is nothing to tell you to do that.

Try and put yourself in the mind of a new user - they would be very unlikely have the perseverence to find it.

If you did find it, it says you can use photobucket so you might go through the whole process of creating a photobucket account and uploading photos to photobucket before finding that you can't use it to post photos on here. But I'm sure most people would have given up long before that stage.

It seems to me that many people would expect to find advice in making posts by going to the 'help' heading on the home page and then choosing 'posting'. It takes you here: http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Posting  That's what I did and there is nothing at all about posting photos.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #79 on: November 03, 2017, 08:08:11 am »
Yes I keep forgetting where this is.   :-[

Posted at the top of Photography maybe as a duplicate/ new/separate post would be nice.

Found attaching is easy once I have compressed the file.  ;D

One file did compress to 239 kb and I wondered what would happen as it is over the 235 kb limit.  Strangely enough it lists at 236 in Explorer.  :blink:
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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2017, 08:32:00 am »
I'll update this and take on your suggestions when I get a moment.  Cheers

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2017, 01:20:07 pm »
The main problem with the advice at the top of this thread is that you have to be able to find it. The only way to find it is to use the search function and to do that you have to think that you might find the right advice by using the search function. If you happen to have made that choice then you also need to be lucky and choose the right search term. If you use 'posting photographs' you will find it but if you search for 'how to upload an image' then you won't. If you use 'uploading photos', 'posting images' or anything else like that then you won't find it. You are more likely to find a post somewhere down the thread but then you still wouldn't find it without clicking on the button to select page one and there is nothing to tell you to do that.

Try and put yourself in the mind of a new user - they would be very unlikely have the perseverence to find it.

If you did find it, it says you can use photobucket so you might go through the whole process of creating a photobucket account and uploading photos to photobucket before finding that you can't use it to post photos on here. But I'm sure most people would have given up long before that stage.

It seems to me that many people would expect to find advice in making posts by going to the 'help' heading on the home page and then choosing 'posting'. It takes you here: http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Posting  That's what I did and there is nothing at all about posting photos.

Good points Simon. I'm not a 'new user' but find it hard work. last time it says my photo too large

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #82 on: November 04, 2017, 09:42:19 am »
Postimage is so easy to use . Just restrict the image size to a 15 or 17 inch screen. Thats done on the upload page. In saying that I could not get on Postimage last time I tried due to an issue with the server. You are still at the mercy of third part hosting though.

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Re: Posting Photographs
« Reply #83 on: November 04, 2017, 09:47:34 am »
Here is an older photo of somewhere on Mendip. 17 inch moniter size . So Postimage is OK today.



Upload, and paste the image tag. Easy.