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Title: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Madann01 on December 22, 2018, 07:53:44 AM
Spent most of the night trying to attach or display photo's to a post :sleep: Firstly I have managed to upload the pictures to 'My Gallery' but although going through pressing what I think are the correct buttons on the post page, nothing appears?
  Could someone please tell me the best way of doing this? Have been searching through the forum for answers but keep going around in circles, My photo's are just simple files taken on a tablet computer and stored on my PC, :confused2:
. Also have lost many of half written posts by having to leave the page to look elsewhere on the forum, is it possible to save the post and return to it later?

 :helpneededsign:


Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on December 22, 2018, 07:59:49 AM
I'm having trouble posting photos too.

There is still ongoing work going on. Hopefully all will be well soon.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: port perran on December 22, 2018, 08:44:40 AM
There is a new version of gallery currently being installed.
I think we have to wait until Tank tells is itís all working properly.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Madann01 on December 22, 2018, 08:46:25 AM
Hi, am aware that there are a few issues kicking around with the gallery but am I getting the mechanics right ? I'm pressing the add image to post button and get a pop up screen with choices of where to upload  picture to in the gallery? How do I reference the picture to be used? Can I add photos  directly without going via the gallery? Can I try cut and paste?

Must be something simple I am doing wrong, but what are the steps required to get a photo on to a post? What should I be seeing? I have read through many posts about resizing photos and other technical things with links involved, far too complicated for little old me, Have only just got to grips with using the computer,
Your guidance would be very much appreciated,  :help:

 

Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on December 22, 2018, 08:59:12 AM
At the moment, I can't help, because the procedure I have used for seven years isn't working.

Some members are using Flickr, dropbox and similar stuff with success.

A waiting game!  :beers:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: port perran on December 22, 2018, 09:03:30 AM
Iím in the same boat as Bealman.
Iíve just been playing around and find that Flickr works just fine and itís feee.
Iíll post a pic on my Port Perran/Trepol Bay thread in a mo to check it works.
Iím using an ipad but I guess the sequence of events will be roughly the same on a phone or PC.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 22, 2018, 09:14:44 AM

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/3761-221218091344.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72574)

The system is working perfectly well and as it should if you don't try and load a photo that is too big.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Train Waiting on December 22, 2018, 09:32:15 AM
That's a very interesting photograph of a fabulous layout.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Snowwolflair on December 22, 2018, 09:34:16 AM
That's a very interesting photograph of a fabulous layout.  Thank you.

Its a small part of Bob Tidbury's layout and it is quite a spectacle.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Madann01 on December 22, 2018, 09:46:01 AM
 Think I've cracked it managed to attach photo to this post but have deleted it so as to try and add to another post on a different board,
Photo. Quality not brilliant but that's something to be worked on :camera:
 :thankyousign:

Nice photo by Snowwolflair, stunning looking layout, something to aspire to. :drool:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: ntpntpntp on December 22, 2018, 10:08:34 AM
Also have lost many of half written posts by having to leave the page to look elsewhere on the forum, is it possible to save the post and return to it later?

 :helpneededsign:
If you're going to write a long post, write it in Notepad first then copy/paste into the page text box.

If you need to check something on the forum (or elsewhere) while writing a post directly into the page, open another browser tab and use that to find what you're looking for.

PS, no problem at all with "Add image to post", it's been working fine yesterday and today

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/5885-221218100815.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72578)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on December 22, 2018, 10:54:55 AM
/Gallery (top of page)/Add multiple items works very well for single photos and is much easier to use
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 22, 2018, 11:20:11 AM
Quote
. Also have lost many of half written posts by having to leave the page to look elsewhere on the forum, is it possible to save the post and return to it later?

Easy, just open a second tab then open a new copy of the forum (or any other site) on that one and do your searches, copy anything you need on that then go back to the first tab (which still has your part completed post) to continue that post and paste anything you copied.

(Some forums have an auto save, so you can restore the auto saved work if you need to chack on something else, don't think NGF has that though (yet?))
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on December 22, 2018, 11:51:21 AM
The new version of SMF Forum is rumoured to have this feature built it, however, I'll look into a modication to see if we can incorporate it into the current version.  Good idea though.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on December 23, 2018, 02:23:20 PM
This has now been added as a feature.  I believe that the saved post is stored on your profile/account settings.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: The Q on December 24, 2018, 08:16:53 AM
As of 08:33 24/12/18 still unable to load photos, JPEG format   from tablet,  that the forum used to accept before..  It comes up invalid format..
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: ntpntpntp on December 24, 2018, 10:19:27 AM
As of 08:33 24/12/18 still unable to load photos, JPEG format   from tablet,  that the forum used to accept before..  It comes up invalid format..
Too large maybe (either file size or pixel dimensions)? I think that's been reported by others as a reason for this failure .  What file size/dimensions are you trying to upload?
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Yet_Another on December 24, 2018, 10:27:40 AM
I was about to say the same thing.

I've just uploaded a picture from my ipad, 388KB, no problem.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: The Q on December 24, 2018, 04:13:12 PM
As of 08:33 24/12/18 still unable to load photos, JPEG format   from tablet,  that the forum used to accept before..  It comes up invalid format..
Too large maybe (either file size or pixel dimensions)? I think that's been reported by others as a reason for this failure .  What file size/dimensions are you trying to upload?
No idea,  I've just taken pictures before on this tablet and posted them directly.  Never had a problem before,  I'll have to go and investigate..
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on December 25, 2018, 01:43:25 PM
This has now been added as a feature.  I believe that the saved post is stored on your profile/account settings.

to NGF or SMF?? if so where will it be active?
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on December 25, 2018, 08:43:18 PM
On the NGF forum.  I have no control of the SMF forum!  :)

Just start creating a post and you'll see "Save as Draft" next to "Post" and "Preview".
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on December 26, 2018, 12:28:32 AM
On the NGF forum.  I have no control of the SMF forum!  :)

Just start creating a post and you'll see "Save as Draft" next to "Post" and "Preview".

Not yet!
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on January 30, 2019, 06:29:29 PM
I used to be able to add pictures from my phone, but ever since Christmas all I get is

Incorrect file type

Pictures are jpg, whatever that is and have absolutely no idea how anything gets changed to a different format. I assumed it was because of the galley upgrade over new year but clearly not

 :confusedsign: :veryangry:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 30, 2019, 06:33:31 PM
I used to be able to add pictures from my phone, but ever since Christmas all I get is

Incorrect file type

Pictures are jpg, whatever that is and have absolutely no idea how anything gets changed to a different format. I assumed it was because of the galley upgrade over new year but clearly not

 :confusedsign: :veryangry:

The photos are too large.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on January 30, 2019, 06:51:34 PM
Do we know the limit size of a pic, after I'd shrunk it to just the coupling it was 45kB.

I guess that's quite small  :confused2:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 30, 2019, 06:57:39 PM
I resize to 1920 to 1080 pixels  which is more than adequate for a website.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: dannyboy on January 30, 2019, 07:07:33 PM
I usually shrink to 2500 pixels, in 'Paint', (the other measurement is automatic), and it quite often works. However, looking at the 'Properties' of a picture, it seems to be that anything less than 2MB will be accepted by the forum.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Gavin on March 03, 2019, 04:05:00 PM
Appear to be having a similar challenge but before I move on can I check.  I can put the images into a post by linking to uploaded images in my library so the pictures are on the board.  I can preview the post and see the pictures but when I come to post I get a File Format error.  Looking at my posting template it says the only allowed formats for pictures are PDF's.   Is this a known problem or the same as others ?   Thanks
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: ntpntpntp on March 03, 2019, 04:16:58 PM
@Gavin (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1269)

quite a few people, especially newbies it seems,  get caught out with the "PDF only" limitation which applies to the "attachments and other options"  link below the editor text box. 

I always use the "add image to post and upload to gallery" link which is right above the text box where I'm typing this reply.  No problem uploading jpg images etc. using that option.


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/5885-030319161632.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74665)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on March 03, 2019, 05:00:28 PM
I've added a link to an online Photo Editor, for those who don't have their own software.  Simply hover on the Gallery menu button at the top of the forum and select Photo Editor.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Gavin on March 03, 2019, 05:30:41 PM
Still not working for me,   I've spent a lot of time trying to get this to work and still getting the PDF error message.  I'll try again later in the week :-(
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on March 03, 2019, 07:15:55 PM
I just tied the photo editor link on my mobile and can't download it to google play  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on March 03, 2019, 07:28:58 PM
You don't need to download anything, it's web-based. 
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on March 03, 2019, 07:32:50 PM
Thanks, Chris. I'll have another go. Wish they wouldn't wake you do bloody early in hospital!

Appendum: Still no-go. Message: It appears you are trying to use Pixir from a mobile device. Please download the app.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on March 03, 2019, 07:44:00 PM
I'm having photo posting withdrawal! (In reality I'm busting to show Mick the picture of Nobby's Nuts!)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: ntpntpntp on March 03, 2019, 07:50:16 PM
I've added a link to an online Photo Editor, for those who don't have their own software.  Simply hover on the Gallery menu button at the top of the forum and select Photo Editor.

Works for me on my Windows 10 laptop and Chrome browser.  It's a Flash powered app though, so you may need to enable it in the browser.  I get the impression Flash is falling out of favour these days.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on March 03, 2019, 08:01:42 PM
Thanks. I'm pretty sure it would probably work on my laptop, but don't have it with me.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: dannyboy on March 03, 2019, 08:31:54 PM
I have just changed to Opera and get the message that I have to disable pop-ups plus I have to download Flash! Think I will stick to the system I have got used to - open with 'Paint', resize and then post. The pictures upload okay if they are a maximum of 2mb.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: dannyboy on March 03, 2019, 09:05:17 PM
I'm busting to show Mick the picture of Nobby's Nuts!)

Do we really want to see Nobby's Nuts?  :worried:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Gavin on March 03, 2019, 09:17:02 PM
Itís a strange issue, you can upload jpg imageís to the gallery, link them from a forum post and see them in the preview but as soon as you post you get a file format error.  The error says its not allowing PDF files but it looks like its the file size thatís the issue.  Looks like I need to remove all my files from the gallery, resize and then reload.  Once done I can post directly from the gallery I hope.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: sjgarth on March 03, 2019, 09:42:18 PM
This is a test, not my picture, but good enough to test.
If it works then there is no need to post into a gallery unless you wish to. Use the top section of the upload page and it goes straight into the post.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/7330-030319214104.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74682)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Gavin on March 04, 2019, 08:06:10 AM

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/1269-040319080519.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74687)

Test post adds Both a URL and the image
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Newportnobby on March 04, 2019, 09:45:46 AM
I'm busting to show Mick the picture of Nobby's Nuts!)

Do we really want to see Nobby's Nuts?  :worried:

Not if you have a vestige of sanity :no:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on March 04, 2019, 11:45:57 AM
I can post existing gallery photos, I just can't add new ones to my galleries using my old method.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on March 04, 2019, 11:55:50 AM
Well well! That worked! Here's Nobby's Nuts! As it says on the packet, NIBBLE NOBBY'S NUTS!!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/255-040319115129.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=74691)

I prefer stuff in galleries, though. Good to refer to and include in threads as they come up if they're relevant.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Gavin on March 04, 2019, 12:34:06 PM
Iím Planning to delete all the pictures in the gallery and replace with smaller versions as iíd Rather have all the posted pictures in it .
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on March 07, 2019, 11:21:00 PM
Hmm. Got Nobby's Nuts on OK posting straight on the post, but have not been able to repeat the feat with other photos in other threads.  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Newportnobby on March 08, 2019, 10:41:05 AM
There is a God after all. :sweat: ;D
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: littlegs on May 26, 2019, 04:09:25 PM
Hi Guys
HELP!!!! :helpneededsign:
I have uploaded a number of photos to the gallery (I think they went ok)
1st question
Where do I find my gallery?
2nd question
How do I add them inline to a post?
Is it easier just to add them as attachments or to just give a link to them for something like Dropbox ?
 I just wrote an extensive reply to a post and tried to add some photos.
And lost the lot when I tried to get back to it after uploading the photos
Regards Chris
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: dannyboy on May 26, 2019, 04:21:19 PM
Whenever I want to add a photo' I open a separate window and open another forum page, so I have two running and work in the second one. The gallery can be found in the line of links just underneath the adverts. Click on gallery and another line of links will appear. Click on 'My Gallery' or 'My Images' and you should see your pictures. I add a picture to a post by clicking on the picture and it will open. Underneath the picture, there is a box called BB Code. Copy that whole line of text in the box and paste into your post.
@littlegs (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1721)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: chrism on May 26, 2019, 04:31:13 PM
Dunno if I'm doing it the right, or best, way but I just click on the link above the text entry box "Add image to post and upload to gallery", enter an image title, select "Random Photos" from the Category dropdown list and select my image to upload using the "Browse" button before hitting the "Add Picture" button. The image then gets uploaded and the code inserted in my post. I then repeat that for any other images.

As I say, I don't know if it's the right or best way but it seems to work for me.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: ntpntpntp on May 26, 2019, 05:08:15 PM
Dunno if I'm doing it the right, or best, way but I just click on the link above the text entry box "Add image to post and upload to gallery", enter an image title, select "Random Photos" from the Category dropdown list and select my image to upload using the "Browse" button before hitting the "Add Picture" button. The image then gets uploaded and the code inserted in my post. I then repeat that for any other images.

As I say, I don't know if it's the right or best way but it seems to work for me.

Yes I've typically done exactly the same in the past, however if I think the photo is worth keeping in my gallery  (in case need to include it again) then I use the "User Gallery" on the lower half of that pop-up window instead of "Add Picture".

Once it's in your gallery you can click on the photo and  copy the "BB Code" link, then paste that link into another post you're writing.  As @dannyboy (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4209) says if you've already started writing your post then open a 2nd browser tab to the forum and navigate through "Gallery" to "My Images" to get to the photo and the BB code link.  "My Images" also includes stuff you added to previous posts but not your gallery.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: chrism on May 26, 2019, 05:15:16 PM
Yes I've typically done exactly the same in the past, however if I think the photo is worth keeping in my gallery  (in case need to include it again) then I use the "User Gallery" on the lower half of that pop-up window instead of "Add Picture".

I guess I ought to investigate galleries some time - but for now since all my photos are in one thread, that serves as a gallery in itself.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Newportnobby on May 26, 2019, 05:24:24 PM
Don't forget each pic must be less than 2MB or it won't upload to the forum so resize them if required.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on May 26, 2019, 05:24:38 PM
Gallery/upload multiple photos allows drag/drop or access to your photos directory - its much easier than using the dialogue at the bottom of the page

It should be renamed upload single/multiple photos?