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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #90 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 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.

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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #91 on: August 08, 2019, 09:22:55 PM »
Test image ( iPhone 2.3mb, uploaded now 935kb) HIEC format ( I never knew that before! )

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« Reply #92 on: August 08, 2019, 09:24:12 PM »
works okay nick

thanks can clearly see a station - spot the location ?

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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #93 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.

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« Reply #94 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


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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #95 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:



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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #96 on: August 08, 2019, 11:10:30 PM »
works okay nick

thanks can clearly see a station - spot the location ?

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« Reply #97 on: August 08, 2019, 11:18:02 PM »
nick i thought it was paddington

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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #98 on: November 22, 2019, 05:14:25 PM »
without wading through all the replies to this topic...

is there a simple easy way to add photos to a reply ?  copy / paste would be good.  works on other forums i'm on ( non railway )

please keep it simple.  my eyes glaze over with any computer geek speak.
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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #99 on: November 22, 2019, 05:40:26 PM »
Let's see -



I just clicked on 'Reply', copied the photo BB Code of a picture in 'My Gallery' and pasted to the reply.

And it works!  :thumbsup:

Addit: Just had a thought @bigmac did you mean adding a photo from the gallery or from an external source?
« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 06:17:42 PM by dannyboy, Reason: added a bit »
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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2019, 05:56:56 PM »
I find this site about the most awkward for loading images from a PC into the gallery, I don't recall another site which asks for type of image (Random photo or PCF competition) and also wanting a title, on other sites the file name is sufficient. Sometimes trying to keep the cursor over the link can be a bit hit and miss.

Adding an image from the web is much easier.
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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #101 on: November 22, 2019, 06:11:01 PM »
I find this site about the most awkward for loading images from a PC into the gallery, I don't recall another site which asks for type of image (Random photo or PCF competition) and also wanting a title, on other sites the file name is sufficient. Sometimes trying to keep the cursor over the link can be a bit hit and miss.

Adding an image from the web is much easier.

How hard can it be to click the bulk upload button and then drag your pictures into the gallery though?



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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #102 on: November 22, 2019, 06:18:11 PM »
bulk upload button  ???

never seen that  :-[
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Re: Adding photographs to a post
« Reply #103 on: November 22, 2019, 06:23:33 PM »
bulk upload button


Hover over 'Gallery' button and it is the second option 'Upload Multiple Items'. Click on that and you get 'Bulk Add Pictures'.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #104 on: November 22, 2019, 06:59:05 PM »
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