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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2020, 12:07:39 PM »
If you do a bulk upload then select another photo it will default to random gallery, I've moved them now into your gallery for you, you may need to relink any post you made for them

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Thank you. I can now see them in "My Gallery" and, oddly, the links still work. I'm now on a mission and trying to sort out my galleries. How do I move the photos from "My Gallery" into "Southwark Bridge" gallery please? I've got some in a sub folder to Southbridge that I want to move into the new "parent" Southwark Bridge folder?
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2020, 04:19:45 PM »
Is there ANYTHING we can do to make things clearer for forum newbies? In the past couple of days there have been 2 new members both trying to use the PDF functionality ** on the same thread** !!

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=49721.0

I'm not sure why, is it just that the "Add image and post to gallery" option isn't obvious enough and needs highlighting? People are seeing the "Attachments and other options" stuff which is for PDFs and trying to use that.   To be fair, I think the other forums I frequent all add images via the Attachments options below the text box.
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2020, 07:49:35 PM »
I agree, it's a bit of a mess.  We've had three lots of 'galleries' on this forum and they've all messed up in one way or another.   :'(

It's very hard, once a gallery has been started, to convert it to the new one and being able to transfer the photo's and all of the information with them.  Most of the developers don't seem to do things just how I want it, and it's incredibly hard to talk to them.....so I haven't for some time.  I'll see if I can get something changed again on here.

Can you all tell me what you'd like changed, and I'll make a note.   :thankyousign:

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2020, 08:21:11 PM »
Just a thought or two, that may help;

1) Move the link "Add image to post and upload to gallery" to below the text entry box so that both image and attachment links are close to each other.  Having them above and below the text entry box almost invites people to miss the images link and select the attachments one.

2) Add a note to the "Attachments and other options" bit to clarify that it's not for images, maybe simply saying "PDFs, etc."


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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2020, 09:54:03 PM »
@Tank  we could just do away with the Attachment  button....

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2020, 10:00:07 PM »
We could just do away with the Gallery entirely - then @rogerdB  would not be able to show any more of his superb pictures!  ;)

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2021, 02:03:58 PM »
Hi

I know there are ways to get photos into posts but I'm blowed if I can do it. I did a post today on stuff on my workbench and took a photo on my ipad. I had to change it to a pdf before it would load into the post but then it doesnt actually show, just has a link to it. I know photosd can be seen in posts as many do it all the time! I then read the somewhat long thread from the front page and realised the key link was the last post..... I then created a gallery, and uploaded the pic (This time in jpeg as pdf aren't allowed in the gallery) but I still can't get the blooming thing into my post!

What am I doing wrong? I'm no computer numpty and this thing has me beat!

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2021, 02:18:29 PM »
If you have got as far as loading a picture into your gallery - you are on the home straight! Click on your picture in the gallery and when it loads, look for the BB Code towards the bottom of the page. Then copy the whole BB Code and paste it into your post.  :thumbsup:

addit: The bit you want begins [img and ends img] and you need it all, including the [ at the beginning and ] at the end.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2021, 02:22:28 PM by dannyboy, Reason: added a bit »
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2021, 02:37:05 PM »
As @dannyboy says if you've managed to get the piccie into your gallery then just need to find that piccie, scroll to the BBCode link and copy that into your post.

@Southerngooner  If you were being forced to use pdfs you must have been trying to use "attachments and other options" link? Loads of people get caught out by that, this forum has a non-standard way of adding piccies.

The quicker way to add a new image to a post is to use "Add image to post and upload to gallery" link which is right above the text box where you write your post  :)


Upload the piccie either as a random photo or to your user gallery, and it should plug the BB code into the text for you. That's the way I do it unless I'm plugging in a piccie I've used before and which is already in the gallery.
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2021, 03:29:23 PM »
Easy when you know how........

It does get confusing though, but I've seen the amount of posts in these threads and appreciate its a lot of work for the mods to make things easier.

Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2021, 03:42:26 PM »
As @dannyboy says if you've managed to get the piccie into your gallery then just need to find that piccie, scroll to the BBCode link and copy that into your post.


My preferred method as I have umpteen galleries so it's easier to find things.
It also helps the forum capacity if pics are resized to 1MB or less before uploading. I do this in 'Paint'

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2021, 06:52:58 PM »
the easiest way to load a photo is to use Gallery/upload multple items - it works for singles as well, and is drag'n drop

then click on My Images, double click on your picture, and copy all of the BB code into a message ( as above)

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2021, 07:38:54 PM »
Not that simple on a phone/tablet IMO. Adding at the time of posting is easier. I still don’t think it’s overly intuitive.

 

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