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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 07:52:37 MDT Print View

I've been trying to add photos to my trip report. They just don't upload. I am not doing anything different than I have done many times before.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 07:59:22 MDT Print View

I tried inserting image - McNeil shelter and Mt. Hood:

mcneil

works for me

Edited by retiredjerry on 08/20/2011 08:00:45 MDT.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 08:52:03 MDT Print View

Ken,

I'm also having trouble posting photos and did not have prior problems. I get a red error message saying the file is too large. I've resorted to linking the photos instead of inserting them.

Daryl

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 08:56:10 MDT Print View

Daryl,

If your photo is too large, open it in a photo editing software and reduce the size by 5%. That should quickly solve the problem.

Another option is to open it in Paint and do a quick crop of a few pixels on the right and bottom sides to get it under 5 MB.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 09:00:50 MDT Print View

my photo was 535 KB - maybe photos have to be small to work?

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 09:04:03 MDT Print View

They have to be under 5 MB (5,000 KB). That is the only requirement that I know of.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 09:16:29 MDT Print View

Like I said I am doing things like I always have.

I would like an answer from someone at central control.

Just want to know if it is me or them.

I can post a photo in one of 10+ attempts.

Edited by kthompson on 08/20/2011 09:35:18 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 09:50:51 MDT Print View

Ken,
Are you using the "Insert Image at Cursor" button and Browsing on your PC?
Or are you HTML coding and using images from elsewhere?

What happens after you click the Upload button?

When you go back and Edit you post, what do you see in the area the Image should be?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 10:25:13 MDT Print View

Using image at cursor button

Nothing happens after photo is selected and upload is pressed.

I have uploaded many photos here. Sometimes it is very slow. This is the first time that nothing happens at all.

David Adair
(DavidAdair) - M

Locale: West Dakota
Image Size? on 08/20/2011 11:05:50 MDT Print View

I suspect there is some maximum practical image size for net viewing on this forum. Is there someone out there with the knowledge to suggest a maximum image size? Or does the server automatically resize images?

Thanks

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 11:20:39 MDT Print View

"Nothing happens after photo is selected and upload is pressed."

The Upload Window just sits there, with the Image to Upload and your Description, as if waiting for you to hit the Upload button - It never goes to Close Window?


Are you browsing your PC for images, or PhotoBucket/Camel/etc?

What do you see if you try to Edit the post after Uploading?

Edited by greg23 on 08/20/2011 11:39:22 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 11:33:56 MDT Print View

I guess I'll wait till Monday for a response from BPL.

Matthew Black
(mtblack)
Re: Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 13:03:07 MDT Print View

Ken, I assume you are using Safari in your Mac. Have you tried an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox? Sometimes browser functions are written targeting IE only and don't play well with alternate browsers.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Re: Re: Can't post photos on 08/20/2011 19:40:02 MDT Print View

Ben,

I used the Paint option and it worked.

Thanks,

Daryl

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Can't post photos on 08/21/2011 22:11:18 MDT Print View

Once again all is working like it should. Without any help from me.

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Photos on 09/06/2011 11:39:25 MDT Print View

I'm so sorry - I didn't see this. Clearly I need to add checking this forum to my list of daily to dos.

Ken, I'm glad your photo issue was resolved, but I'm afraid I have no idea why you had the trouble you did. Again, I'm sorry that I did not respond sooner.