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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?
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 06, 2019, 10:35:38 PM
 :veryangry: :censored: :veryangry:

Everytime I try to add pictures this tells me an error has occured. Why does everything have to be so  :censored: complicated.

Take a picture on my phone.....add picture.

No. That's not allowed to happen because it's the wrong file type. Well if someone can tell Samsung they need to save their pictures under a file name that they don't we might get somewhere.

So there we go, I'll just not add pictures. No one is allowed to see what we've got done, and it saves me a hell of alot of anger.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on August 06, 2019, 11:03:18 PM
I just uploaded a photo first time on my iPhone to the forum.  No issue at all.

How large is the photo, as there is a limit?
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 06, 2019, 11:22:22 PM
I managed to get the hang of it Tank but not been on for 6months and I've forgotten what I did  :'(

Slate and nail technology is my comfort zone. I'll persevere this week and see what I'm doing wrong.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on August 07, 2019, 07:51:05 AM
I just uploaded a photo first time on my iPhone to the forum.  No issue at all.

How large is the photo, as there is a limit?

he's using an (Android) Samsung phone - do they not save as JPG?

i'm an apple only shop and can upload from Iphone/ipad/Big Mac with no problems

there is a 2Mb limit on file sizes
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Lawrence on August 07, 2019, 08:38:17 AM
@exmouthcraig (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5099) I too have a Samsung and, whilst the camera is far superior to anything apple has produced, they do create extremely large JPGs, and there is a maximum file size the forum will let you upload. I have given up editing photos and videos and created a free flickr account and just create an album and provide a link, the other option is to reduce the size (resolution) of the image you are taking in your phone camera settings, or edit it down and re-save it so it is less than the permitted 2mB upload.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Newportnobby on August 07, 2019, 09:26:25 AM
My digital camera (and many more I believe) take pics anything between 2.5MB and almost 4MB.
The easiest way I've found to resize them is to right click on the pic then 'Open with Paint'.
Within Paint look for 'Resize' and click on the pixels part. Mine are usually at 4000 so I reduce that figure to 2500 and then just press 'Enter'.
Go to 'File' then 'Save' and your pic should now be under 2MB.
Hope this helps someone
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: dannyboy on August 07, 2019, 09:42:38 AM
That is exactly how I get my photographs to comply with the forum restrictions - works every time. (Cos @Newportnobby (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=264) told me to do it that way a few months ago  ;)).
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on August 07, 2019, 10:51:27 AM
I use an online optimizer.

But, at the risk of yet again getting up the noses of the very team I am a member of, I shouldn't bloody well have to do that!

Twelve months ago, I could snap a picture on this very same phone, and load it onto the forum a few minutes later from the same phone.

Can't do it now.

Whatever happened is a backward step that needs fixing, ASAP.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Invicta Alec on August 07, 2019, 11:15:31 AM
I've forgotten who told me, but someone on the forum suggested PIXresizer.

Its a freebie download and works very well with Windows 10.

Alec.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on August 07, 2019, 11:24:48 AM
We shouldn't have to be doing that. It's a major forum glitch that needs fixing.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 07, 2019, 11:47:36 AM
I managed to upload my picture this morning after a bit of trial and frustration which got my rant last night so apologies for stirring the pot.

Take the photo on my phone
Screenshot and resize
Add photo to My Gallery section rather then the top panel and somehow it worked 🤔
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Bealman on August 07, 2019, 12:17:16 PM
It will, but it's the stuffing around.

I've been a forum member for a while now, and I could always upload any picture I took, straight off my phone within seconds of taking it.

And when the change was made from albums to galleries,  heaps of my uploaded photos disappeared from the forum.

Whatever happened was a backward step, and needs fixing.

Posting photos easily is not possible, and it's letting this excellent forum down.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: swisstrains on August 07, 2019, 09:03:32 PM
I personally don't find uploading photos to be too much of a problem. What I don't understand is why the thumbnails of my photos that are more than 6 months old no longer bring up the full-size image. ???
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Lawrence on August 07, 2019, 09:12:26 PM
I don't think the posts by @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) and @Railwaygun (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=941) are particularly helpful in this instance, and rather smack of, I'm alright Jack, screw you at least @Bealman (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255) has the decency to come out and say that it's not good enough.
On a personal note, I think they method and limitations on uploading photo and video to the forum is ridiculous, it should be streamlined and simplified.
I fail to believe that, in this day and age, there is not a SMF or third party plugin for the forum that will accept any image posted and auto resize it for forum use. And for two members of (albeit voluntary) staff to wash their hands of the issue frankly, sucks  :veryangry:
So chaps, sort the forum out and make it accessible for all please.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: mk1gtstu on August 07, 2019, 09:27:41 PM
I'm using this site to re-size my photos at the moment
https://picresize.com/edit
I have to upload the photo I want onto the site, resize it to 800 resolution, then save & download it onto my laptop. I'm then able to upload it onto my threads here.
All a bit more complicated & time consuming than the old way of just finding the photo on your computer & uploading it.

Cheers, Stu
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on August 07, 2019, 09:54:07 PM
I don't think the posts by @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) and @Railwaygun (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=941) are particularly helpful in this instance, and rather smack of, I'm alright Jack, screw you at least @Bealman (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255) has the decency to come out and say that it's not good enough.
On a personal note, I think they method and limitations on uploading photo and video to the forum is ridiculous, it should be streamlined and simplified.
I fail to believe that, in this day and age, there is not a SMF or third party plugin for the forum that will accept any image posted and auto resize it for forum use. And for two members of (albeit voluntary) staff to wash their hands of the issue frankly, sucks  :veryangry:
So chaps, sort the forum out and make it accessible for all please.

I can't believe you said that!  I certainly did not have the attitude of "screw you". :veryangry:  I asked the OP what size photo they were posting awaited an answer.  I have an iPhone and don't own another phone.  What you're saying is ridiculous!

I've spent hundreds of pounds and time on a new gallery, which after uploading, found that it doesn't include an important feature - so can't be used until the author of the software makes changes.  I know more than anyone on here what a headache it is.  There isn't anything available with all of the features that I've paid for, and can handle the huge about of GB that this forum uses, but feel free to go and check for yourself @Lawrence (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=16)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 07, 2019, 10:06:50 PM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) sorry Tank my post last night was aimed more at Samsung saving photos as a totally different file type to what can be posted not at failings of the forum, I'm not particularly savvy in all computing so my rant was more at my own frustration not knowing how to change it all around to work.

I remember all the hassle you went through upgrading the forum and obviously the cost that was put into it. I don't feel there's anything wrong with the forum (with my basic knowledge) now I've remembered how to add pictures I wont have anything to get wound up by, well at least on the forum.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: crewearpley40 on August 07, 2019, 10:07:27 PM
Thanks. Just taking my time slowly to work how to use the facility hence why just words from me and not technology minded. We must appreciate the wosk tank has put in
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on August 07, 2019, 10:12:16 PM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) sorry Tank my post last night was aimed more at Samsung saving photos as a totally different file type to what can be posted not at failings of the forum......

No problem at all, I didn't take anything you said as negative and always try to be helpful.  However, I don't like being attacked by people on an open forum for something that they don't know about.  That's the internet for you though.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: crewearpley40 on August 07, 2019, 10:16:52 PM
Thanks for your hard work tank, chris
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Newportnobby on August 07, 2019, 10:22:38 PM
I personally don't find uploading photos to be too much of a problem. What I don't understand is why the thumbnails of my photos that are more than 6 months old no longer bring up the full-size image. ???

It is a bit weird but copying/pasting the BB code still brings the pic up in the post you're putting it into. Strange. A job for Muldur & Scully, maybe.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on August 07, 2019, 10:25:39 PM
It is a bit weird but copying/pasting the BB code still brings the pic up in the post you're putting it into. Strange. A job for Muldur & Scully, maybe.

Careful Mick, someone on this thread might say that your comment is unhelpful.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Only Me on August 07, 2019, 11:01:06 PM
I just uploaded a photo first time on my iPhone to the forum.  No issue at all.

How large is the photo, as there is a limit?

he's using an (Android) Samsung phone - do they not save as JPG?

i'm an apple only shop and can upload from Iphone/ipad/Big Mac with no problems

there is a 2Mb limit on file sizes

To allay confusion... ohhhh there seems to be a lot of it...

We fixed the 2mb file size bug a few weeks back so it could fully allow people to upload from the latest iphones etc if your photo is under 8mb now..... however (i dont own an android) so was unaware the photos on the newest ones are now around 12mb and not always (depending on your app and ice cream version) in a jpg format... for this i apologise.  Tomorrow from my sun lounger i shall correct this bug too... best to drop me a pm as its always better than a rant then we can fix forward... @Bealman (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=255)  the old gallery is still there but slowed down the forum and the writer of the smf code for it had trouble moving everything hence why older pics are not available im afraid id love to get that bit fixed but its unlikely.... then lets talk compression..... we compress but only if your original file is of the acceptable size so from some point tomorrow once the sun is high and the gin is over the yard arm we will have a 16mb photo limit

Ttfn.... all donations to itsbloodyhothere@thongsforthememories.com

Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: swisstrains on August 08, 2019, 06:55:31 AM
I personally don't find uploading photos to be too much of a problem. What I don't understand is why the thumbnails of my photos that are more than 6 months old no longer bring up the full-size image. ???

It is a bit weird but copying/pasting the BB code still brings the pic up in the post you're putting it into. Strange. A job for Muldur & Scully, maybe.

Yes, thanks Nobby, I had noticed that and also the slideshow feature still brings up full-size older images. ???
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on August 08, 2019, 09:05:58 AM
Re the new limit of file sizes (12mb??) - when do we have to buy more disc storage?? the bigger the images we have to store.....

Why shouldn't we have a limit on file size? the Forum s/w obviously has some limitations, which will be fixed RSN, but we still have to live within them.

I'm sorry that @Lawrence (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=16) was upset by my post , but we have to work within constraints, and will have to do so for the foreseeable future. I did state what works for me but there are so many devices out there that it is difficult to keep up with today's new improved ( and non-standard ) phones.

We Mods are all volunteers, and Tank's and other's efforts have made us the largest UK online forum ( nearly 7000 members). We provide a 24hr service, supporting members and visitors. and luckily objectionable comments  are rare and we take them in our stride. 

the Forum format is friendly and (fairly) easy to use, and a vast improvement on mail lists / bulletin boards. However It is  not perfect. and we have to work within limitations set by the s/w developers but its what we have and we all have to work with it.

We do need to revise the instructions for posting images, and try and improve the process as much as we can, preferably before the next Millennium!

We will try harder.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: crewearpley40 on August 08, 2019, 09:19:25 AM
We Mods are all volunteers, and Tank's and other's efforts have made us the largest UK online forum ( nearly 7000 members). We provide a 24hr service, supporting members and visitors. and luckily objectionable comments  are rare and we take them in our stride. 

Well said nick

to be honest its taken me a while to work out what to, and thank you Tank and the moderators.  we appreciate you



the Forum format is friendly and (fairly) easy to use. should there be simple instructions available for those who are not technology minded  posted every now and then just as an aide memoire ????
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 08, 2019, 09:23:25 AM
@Railwaygun (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=941) please see my post to @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)  and I also apologise to you and @Only Me (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328), my rant was about MY inability to post a picture and I'm sorry for the fallout that has followed.

I was missing for 6months with work and had totally forgotten how to post pictures.

Now I know how to do it I don't see any problems with the forum at all, other then the flak you have all recieved in reaction to my post.

I would like to make clear I did not feel I got the "I'm alright Jack" response from anyone. Will upping the size of photos cause any of the dramas that the Gallery caused when the upgrade took place? I'm sure the last thing the forum would want is delays and dramas caused as a result of adding massive pictures.

Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Lawrence on August 08, 2019, 06:06:56 PM
That's me off the Christmas card list then!

PM sent Chris @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Only Me on August 08, 2019, 06:11:59 PM
@Lawrence (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=16)  i think ive fixed it please can you test un resized pictures thanks
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Lawrence on August 08, 2019, 06:18:17 PM
@Lawrence (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=16)  i think ive fixed it please can you test un resized pictures thanks

I'll let @exmouthcraig (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5099) have the pleasure of that, I don't have anything interesting to post now anyway!
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 08, 2019, 06:24:48 PM
Noooooo please don't. I'm very sorry for the agro caused by my lack of computer phone based knowledge and all the fallout that followed.

I will try to get pictures of my stripped Inspection Saloon and add to my topic from yesterday and see what happens.

@Only Me (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328) I will try to attach pictures in the next half hour and let you know, have another few G&Ts to chill out after the stressful day and I'll see what happens  :beers:

Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Only Me on August 08, 2019, 06:31:10 PM
Noooooo please don't. I'm very sorry for the agro caused by my lack of computer phone based knowledge and all the fallout that followed.

I will try to get pictures of my stripped Inspection Saloon and add to my topic from yesterday and see what happens.

@Only Me (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328) I will try to attach pictures in the next half hour and let you know, have another few G&Ts to chill out after the stressful day and I'll see what happens  :beers:

The button text above the reply box now seems to work as it should...
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 08, 2019, 06:55:53 PM
Here goes, this was our latest purchase. Why on earth SR modellers have to have this thing  :censored:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/5099-080819185421.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=80299)

Does it work?? This is a 3.79MB picture, taken on my Samsung phone and uploaded straight to the forum with no adoption
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: exmouthcraig on August 08, 2019, 06:58:26 PM
@Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) @Only Me (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328) @Railwaygun (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=941) it seems to of worked chaps. Fantastic effort, maybe BA will offer you both some IT contracts  :smiley-laughing:

Thank you for your efforts and making it easy for us  :dunce: to get pictures on the forum  :beers:  :thankyousign: :thankyousign: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Only Me on August 08, 2019, 07:20:52 PM
Fixed from a sun lounger in the med.... as for once i had some spare time 🤣☝️😬😚

Ps why do you think Ba isnt working ;)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Lawrence on August 08, 2019, 09:01:46 PM
Re the new limit of file sizes (12mb??) - when do we have to buy more disc storage?? the bigger the images we have to store.....

Why shouldn't we have a limit on file size? the Forum s/w obviously has some limitations, which will be fixed RSN, but we still have to live within them.

I'm sorry that @Lawrence (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=16) was upset by my post , but we have to work within constraints, and will have to do so for the foreseeable future. I did state what works for me but there are so many devices out there that it is difficult to keep up with today's new improved ( and non-standard ) phones.

We Mods are all volunteers, and Tank's and other's efforts have made us the largest UK online forum ( nearly 7000 members). We provide a 24hr service, supporting members and visitors. and luckily objectionable comments  are rare and we take them in our stride. 

the Forum format is friendly and (fairly) easy to use, and a vast improvement on mail lists / bulletin boards. However It is  not perfect. and we have to work within limitations set by the s/w developers but its what we have and we all have to work with it.

We do need to revise the instructions for posting images, and try and improve the process as much as we can, preferably before the next Millennium!

We will try harder.

For clarity, I wasn't upset by your post or Chris's, my comments were designed to illicit a positive response and, despite some unsavoury comments aimed my way, a positive response was indeed forthcoming which will benefit all members of the forum. And my skin is suitably thickened.

FYI, I can assure you I don't need reminding of what mods do on the forum, initially it was just Tank and yours truly.

As for file size, is it possible to purchase an SMF plugin that will handle uploaded images and auto resize them to a standard size (eg 2mB) then overwrite the uploaded image to save space or we could be into Terra bites before we know it.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on August 08, 2019, 09:22:55 PM
Test image ( iPhone 2.3mb, uploaded now 935kb) HIEC format ( I never knew that before! )

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/941-080819211910-80302988.jpeg)
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: crewearpley40 on August 08, 2019, 09:24:12 PM
works okay nick

thanks can clearly see a station - spot the location ?
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Tank on August 08, 2019, 09:34:00 PM
......my comments were designed to illicit a positive response

So you insult people to get a positive response.  That makes sense!

Paul started just over a week ago by tweaking settings for mobile phones.  Above my head as to what he did, but I know I adjusted some settings a couple of times and Paul did some more work on it today.  Thank you Paul. :thumbsup:

As I explained, I have purchased a new gallery for the forum which includes all kinds of wonderful things.  Sadly the author isn't being helpful with something that needs changing.  Having spent hundreds of pounds on it, I don't have the resources right now to have someone else finish it off for me, and I have added problems at home which have been going on for months.  I wish that there were simple Plugins, but SMF doesn't use them.  This is great for fully customising SMF forums, but tricky in other aspects.  Mainly at the moment that the gallery I bought is not to be customised, other than by the original author.
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: crewearpley40 on August 08, 2019, 09:37:54 PM
thank you chris for all your doing. im just asking  around
who maybe able to help me and learning by trial and error to sort photos - may have to be patient. appreciate other matters are of importance to you now - we are all behind you

Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Newportnobby on August 08, 2019, 09:42:41 PM
Here goes, this was our latest purchase. Why on earth SR modellers have to have this thing  :censored:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/80/5099-080819185421.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=80299)

@exmouthcraig (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5099)
To haul away all those failed SR locos >:D :P

we are all behind you


Much like my best years then :'(
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: Railwaygun on August 08, 2019, 11:10:30 PM
works okay nick

thanks can clearly see a station - spot the location ?

Sunny Paddington
Title: Re: Adding photographs to a post
Post by: crewearpley40 on August 08, 2019, 11:18:02 PM
nick i thought it was paddington