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Title: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 08, 2006, 01:35:54 PM
Re: Posting Photos, Images , Attachments
I've just enabled the "attachments "  option in the forum,
 so when 'posting' a message, below the box you should see

 Additional Options...  
... in there, there is the option to -   Attach   -

This where you can "attach" a photo or image straight from your hard drive :o :o :o  
-NB.  ( 640 x 480 - 150Kb Max )


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 11, 2006, 06:14:10 PM


Right,

I've had another look at this, here is today's delineative answer for resizing your photos for the Forum!
 
As usual Doug is quite correct, you need to resize & compress your photos before uploading to the Forum.
There is a difference between resizing Photos and Compressing photo -
resizing changes the appearance size, compressing reduces the amount of storage space required to store it - our main concern!

To resize AND compress your photos for the Forum.....
( First you may need to download the Windows XP 'Power Toy' Image Resizer - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx? )


1. Open Windows Explorer.
 ( Windows key + E or Right click my Computer > Explore or START > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer )

2. Find your photographs on your computer, in my case C:\Temp2
    (http://s4.postimage.org/Ij13i.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2hyfbflic/)
 
3. Change to 'Thumbnail view'
   ( View > Thumbnails )
   (http://s4.postimage.org/Ij3yr.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2hygyyy04/)

4. Click on the photo ( Photos ) you  want to resize.
   ( With 'Image Resizer' download and installed )
   ( Tip: Hold Ctrl key and click on photos - or -  click on first Photo, then press & hold down SHIFT KEY and click on the last
       photo you want to select, all photos in between will then be automatically selected )
  
   With Photos selected ./ highlighted, RIGHT CLICK on one of the photos, slide down to "Resize Pictures"
   (http://s4.postimage.org/Ij62A.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2hyimiahw/)

5. A menu will pop up....
   (http://s4.postimage.org/Ij8xJ.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2hyka1mzo/)


6. If you click on 'Advanced' you get 2 more options, make sure you DON'T CLICK THE 2nd OPTION -
                                                                                                   [ Resize the original picture ( Don't create copies ) ]

7. Select - SMALL  (fits a 640 x 480 screen )
   (http://s4.postimage.org/IhyM0.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2hwq4jr8k/)

8. Click on [ OK ]

9. A copy of the photo (photos) will then appear in the directory.
   (http://s4.postimage.org/IiZz9.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2hydnw90k/)



10. The new photo (photos) are resize and compressed down to 640 x 480
      (http://s4.postimage.org/IiI69.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2hy234tk4/)

11. You can post 8 photos per POST say  640 x 480 & 150KB

12.".....and that's all there is to it !!!"

Full details on Mayhem - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Common/Photos.htm

To add Photos to a Post, have a look :
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.0 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.0)


Martin
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: orby1 on May 26, 2006, 02:47:47 AM
Hiya,
Magpie's made a good point there.  I used to make my pictures 600x800 and thought that was a good size to see any detail which may be on them (you can see on the Slo Mo thread that the 1st half of it has bigger pictures than the later half), and I was worried about how much room I was taking up. Now I realise I wasn't taking up any room at all on the Mayhem server, as I'm using a photo-hosting site instead.
Is that how it works? ??? Computers and servers aren't really my thing.
Anyway, the website I use is myimagehub.com - it's free and you don't get any adverts. I can recommend it. :)

Some of my pictures are 'widescreen' in shape (like Magpie's sub, above), and if they're displayed at a max width of 600 pixels, I guess they'll be lucky to get even 350 pixels high.  Couldn't it be set that only pictures which end up on the Mayhem server are limited to 600x600?  I have no idea if it's technically possible, but there are some cracking photographs on here and I love seeing them big, you can really get a better idea of the subject, and see (admire) detail lots lots better.

Just curious! :)  I'm aware how the forum's become so busy and been deservedly such a success, so I understand about saving room on the server.

Julian.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 02, 2006, 08:16:23 PM
Hi Alan,

? 2 Possibilities:

1. If they are loaded on another site ie. an online photo album, the link may be incorrect - ( go back to the site, right click the photo, get the properties and actual link name, repost back on this forum with correct tags ).

2. More likely, I have a bit of a clean up of the form once every week or so and part of that is resize all the biggest photo files ( some are over 2 Meg!?! ) ... and sometime I get it wrong? :P

Please let me know where your photos are missing from and I'll see if I can restore the photos from the backups - if they were loaded direct to the Forum.

Martin.?




Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: magpie on June 05, 2006, 09:40:54 AM

 You're right there. The site's server where you upload them, is where the file is stored and the space taken up etc. Putting bb code like the sub above, on a forum doesn't add anything in space except a tiny bit for your text. Your avatar is already stored on the server and is linked to the post only so takes no more space than it did when you uploaded it.
I hope this helps and sorry for taking so long to reply.
Jason
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 10, 2007, 11:52:32 AM
Having just bought a new PC which comes with Vista (the old one didn't like me going on holiday) I needed an alternative picture resizer as Vista doesn't have power toys as yet. I found this one on the web. It's free and seems to work. http://www.vso-software.fr/products/image_resizer/
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 10, 2007, 07:26:48 PM
If it does Bryan, I haven't found it yet but I've only had it a day or so! According to various reports on the Net Vista doesn't have this feature built in. Nor, regrettably does it have the Filmstrip view you could get in XP which I really liked. It does seem to have some other interesting features though and is a lot faster all round despite having a 60 day trial Norton loaded.

I've only got Vista because I bought a new PC - I wouldn't fancy trying to upgrade an existing one. I was happy enough with XP SP2 but before that I was happy with Windows 98 SE!

My MS Office 2002 doesn't work with Vista either, (I'm trying out Open Office instead) nor does my old HP printer although my newer one seems to with a "bodged" (but official) driver setup. Then there was the scanner driver to update, the Personal Organiser to reinstall, the GPS software to update speed camera locations (curse them!) etc. etc. Some things were easy, some less so. The old PC was 7 years old with a mid life refit so I can't really complain.

We shall see how it goes. I expect there will be a service pack soon... ::)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 18, 2007, 08:45:28 PM
Mine's working OK at the moment  :-* A few minor glitches but found out how to resolve them over the Net. You can turn off the user account popups if you want. Anyhow, it's a hell of a lot quicker than my old PC - for the moment anyway.

I agree that some older software doesn't work though which could be a problem but there is a compatibility feature which makes Vista look like XP or earlier which might resolve that.

So far, it's ahead of XP on points but it is installed on a brand new PC which obviously makes a lot of difference. Fingers crossed. I hear there is a service pack due soon!!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bee on July 18, 2007, 10:35:07 PM
One of the problems with remote hosted pictures is that they often have limitted life so when opening old threads, maybe only months old, the photos aren't there. Also lots of them hit you with a login requirement. (please don't use this as a que to list your 'wonderfull' host that doesn't do this while dumping loads of spyware on you instead).

An annoying feature of this forum is the lists of threads do not indicate which ones have attachments and doesn't present thumbnails of the attachments allowing discretionary downloadig of the full picture. Must be terrible for people on dialup.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 18, 2007, 10:44:57 PM
Hi Bee, When we first set up the forum we set it to display thumbnails but that just made things worse as each photo needed 2 spaces on the server, thumbnail & full size which just slowed everything down.

I use photobucket to alleviate the load on the Mayhem Forum server.

Martin.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Seaspray on October 10, 2008, 02:16:51 PM
Yes it is very good, really good but for simplicity I use Microsoft Resizer,

All you do is,

Right click on the photo.

Scroll to resizer option on the open window.

Left click on resize picture

Another window opens with the photo size options.

Choose the size you require, click o.k.

The same picture appears next to the original one and is labeled small.


I find when I use this resizer and load the pictures into Paint Shop Pro they are 1 to 1 size which lets me see the size of picture that is going to be stored or printed.

Martin
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 25, 2009, 08:44:10 PM
Also try VSO:
http://www.vso-software.fr/products/image_resizer/ (http://www.vso-software.fr/products/image_resizer/)

Instructions on Youtube:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=u2vbnDBWEsI (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=u2vbnDBWEsI)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bugsy on September 19, 2009, 03:21:20 PM
http://www.shrinkpictures.com/


Works fine without all that 'windows' bloat .................. {:-{

Sorry, did I mention that I'm a Mac user.   ;)


Gary.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 19, 2009, 06:06:02 PM
Quote
"......did I mention that I'm a Mac user.  "

   None of the heresy talk on here mate!!!  ok2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bryan Young on November 18, 2009, 05:54:32 PM
May I add my twopennyworth to this problem? For the Eagle-eyed amongst you,it may have been noticed (or not) that most of my posted pics have been pretty close to the 161kb limit that has been set. Using the following method it's possible to get within 1kb of whatever target you set yourself. The method I choose certainly sounds long winded, but honestly, it's dead easy and quick. Much harder to write about than actually do. I can now get a 3mb pic to 160kb in about 4 minutes.
I'm using Paint Shop Pro 8 (and 10 now and again), but I'm sure other programmes have a similar feature.
I shall use one pic as an example. Sorry if I'm teaching some of you how to "suck eggs", but there does seem to be a problem "out there".
My original pic is 800kb..as found by just hovering the mouse over the "thumbnail". I've also adjusted my camera to resolve all pics in JPG format...but of course this is up to you.
1. Copy the original pic to a blank folder (always handy to have one). This saves the original in its original size. When copying the copy comes up in PSP (Paint Shop Pro) format at 9mb. So always save in JPG (or whatever other format the forum will accept). So I return to 800kb.
2. Bring up the copy to "Full Screen".
3. On the top screen bar, click on "Image", and scroll down the menu to click on "Resize".
    Disregard the top bit. The rest is in 3 sections. Disregard the middle one.
    In the top section there is a panel that gives you the option of "pixels" or "percentage". Set this to "Pixels"
4. In the 3rd section.
    Tick the box "Maintain Original Print Size".
    Tick the box "Lock Target Aspect Ratio".
    Tick the box "Resize All Layers".
If you don't then you'll get some pretty weird results)
Now your computer is "set up" and won't need changing in the future.
And so we start "re-sizing" to fit the forum size req'd.

Forget the original size of your pic.....that's just a start point.
On this particular one I'm going to start off with a pixel width of 1150.
Click "OK" and the pic shrinks...but you don't know how big it is. So click it off and click "save". Hover the mouse over the thumbnail and I find the size is 230kb. Too big.
Repeat the process in easy stages. You'll get more adept as you go along. Try not to "undershoot" as it works better going "down" rather than "up".
In this instance I find that 990 pixels gives me 159kb. OK. Just under the 161kb limit required for posting.

As I said, it sounds long winded when put into words, but try it, and see how easy it is. At 160kb you can enlarge quite a lot without getting the "jaggies" you find when enlarging "small" etc. Cheers. BY.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 18, 2009, 07:22:05 AM

 Excellent Bryan!  :-))

Here a page I found an old page on Mayhem that shows Bryan's method, step by step.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Common/Photos.htm
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 17, 2010, 10:39:35 PM
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/MBmayhem/smile7.gif)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: deadwood on August 09, 2011, 10:47:48 AM
just a quick one  :} anyone know of a re sizer that will on a Linux web book one that works like the one on the forum any help gratefull
I guess he will have found a Linux solution by now.
But as I cannot imagine that the two of us are the only Linux users here and because ministeve has never received an answer I thought I should mention ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php).
As for an OpenSource OS like Linux there are most likely countless other image manipulation and resizing programs around there.
However, I found ImageMagick to be extremely useful, versatile and to be of the "proper" Unix manner of handling even complex tasks at the command line.
IM is fully scriptable and has APIs for all sorts of programming and scripting languages, though this is hardly ever needed.
It comes with an executable called convert which lets you in a simple shell loop convert and resize a whole hard disk with GBs full of images by a few keystrokes.
It should be part of the standard software package repositories of most Linux distros.
So on a RedHattish distro like RHEL, CentOS, ScientificLinux, Fedora (the ones that I use) you would simply install it as root along with all possible prerequisites like
Code: [Select]
# yum -y install ImageMagick
shouldn't it be installed already.
I guess on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and the likes you would install it like
Code: [Select]
$ sudo apt-get install ImageMagick
assumed the packages is named like that thereon. But the mentioned website above should tell how it is installed on different distros.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on November 14, 2011, 08:11:38 PM
How do you add "captions/comments" under multiple photo uploads, such as in the build logs.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 14, 2011, 08:19:48 PM

The pictures musn't be hosted by Mayhem's site.  Other hosting sites require you to enter their code for that particular photo, so you can paste them on here with alternate text.

ken
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on November 15, 2011, 01:21:13 AM
What I am trying to do is upload a photo, from my PC and say insert/add some commentary, if that is possible.

If done as, say a word document, then it exceeds the max upload size?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 15, 2011, 11:15:27 AM

Word documents are very processor hungry.

If you must put words to a picture then it's possible to add them on Photoshop. You then reduce the size of the picture to image size 500 pixels and then save it as a web picture in the Gif format.

This will bring it to under the allowed 161 KB for the Mayhem site

Failing all this, then just post the words first and the picture underneath as a single post.

Hope this helps

ken
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on November 15, 2011, 11:40:27 AM
Word documents are very processor hungry.

If you must put words to a picture then it's possible to add them on Photoshop. You then reduce the size of the picture to image size 500 pixels and then save it as a web picture in the Gif format.

This will bring it to under the allowed 161 KB for the Mayhem site

Failing all this, then just post the words first and the picture underneath as a single post.

Hope this helps

ken


Have been doing that, but if want to post more than one picture, then that means two separate posts.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: nick_75au on July 22, 2012, 05:33:37 AM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/93197015/2012-07-08%2010.21.18%20(Medium).jpg)

Just trying out a Dropbox photo link

BTW its a Hong Kong ferry by Henry a member of our club

Nick
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Rob Wood on July 22, 2012, 03:46:40 PM
Hi Nick,

Your original photo size is 1024 pixels wide, but this site is configured to display images no wider than 650 pixels. When the forum resize tool shrinks the display, it sometimes degrades the quality. The guidelines recommend resizing images on your own to no larger than 640 pixels on the largest dimension. If you do resize, you can crop the photo so the subject is larger, even if the overall photo size is considerably smaller than the original.

I've grabbed your original image from Dropbox, cropped it and resized it in Photoshop to 640 pixels in width, then uploaded it to my own server, just to illustrate:

(http://www.robwood.net/downloads/2012-07-08 10.21.18 (Medium)-edited.jpg)


Hope this helps.


Rob
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: nick_75au on July 24, 2012, 09:52:42 AM
Hi Rob,
I originally resized the image from 2054X1024 IIRC using the windows resizer for Win7 to (medium 1024X768) there is another option to resize (small 854X480)then posted it, Cropping looks great.

 I want to be able to simply upload multiple images to several forums, some are much more clunky than others, The RC groups one is the best IMO, this is partly the reason for me not putting regular update's of our club to this site. I do understand that RC Groups must have a massive amount of storage to be able to host images like they do.

Cheers
Nick
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 24, 2012, 10:43:55 AM

Look for   • Add image to post    under the smilies...

     (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/MBmayhem/Forum%202012/postimage1a.jpg)


.... pop-up window appears.
     Select Many Images,
     Browse   to the photos on your computer,
     ( ensure   Family Safe   is selected )
     click  Upload It!

  (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/MBmayhem/Forum%202012/postimage2a.jpg)

  (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/MBmayhem/Forum%202012/postimage3a.jpg)




  1 ....... links to photo appear directly in the post, underneath where you are typing.

    (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/MBmayhem/Forum%202012/postimage4a.jpg)


 2 ....... a box will appear asking you to   Copy to Clipboard
             after clicking Copy to Clipboard - return to post,
              right click then paste   ( Ctrl + V )

   (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/MBmayhem/Forum%202012/postimage5a.jpg)



NB.  They are hosted on http://www.postimage.org/    not Mayhem......  :-)

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16854.0)

Click on the photo for a larger version.....


(http://s10.postimage.org/us62eu8j9/Photo_04.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/us62eu8j9/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/cdvjauw8l/Photo_05.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cdvjauw8l/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/7gmk3hjn9/Photo_06.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7gmk3hjn9/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/b2sdg4q0l/Photo_19.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/b2sdg4q0l/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/5sneou5rp/Photo_38.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5sneou5rp/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/jc48ujjqt/Photo_48.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jc48ujjqt/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/h8ttmvjxx/PICT5448.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/h8ttmvjxx/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/jrfink5o5/Photo_03.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jrfink5o5/)





Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: nick_75au on July 24, 2012, 11:47:10 AM
Hi Martin,

I have used post image before, what I'm looking for is a simple solution that works on multiple forums (every one seems to have a different format), and Drop Box just happens to automatically upload the photos from my phone when I get within wifi range, from there its a simple move what I want to the public folder and it makes a link automatically to use the img tag.

Does it make any difference whether I use Postimage or Dropbox?

Cheers
Nick
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on July 25, 2012, 12:43:06 AM
If using photobucket you can upload images as thumbnails, I cant remember exactly how to get photobucket to display the link to the thumbnail but I can find out if you want me too.

Cheers,
Tim

Edit: see here http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=31204.new;topicseen#new for an example of thumbnails from photobucket
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on July 25, 2012, 01:00:34 AM
Well I thought people might be interested and I had a few minutes to spare so here is a quick tutorial on how to get thumbnails from photobucket.

First things first go to any photo on your account and click share:

(http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv189/Raen_09/ImageShack%20Tutorial/T1.png)

The following image should disply:

(http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv189/Raen_09/ImageShack%20Tutorial/T2.png)

Click on Get Link Code.
You should now see this:

(http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv189/Raen_09/ImageShack%20Tutorial/T3.png)

Now check the boxes for the image code you want to be displayed by default in the album. If you want thumbnails you would need to ensure that check box for clickable thumbnails under the  IMG for bulletin boards & forums heading is checked.
Once you are happy with your selections click save.
You should now see the following under your pictures:

(http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv189/Raen_09/ImageShack%20Tutorial/T4.png)

And the thumbnail will give you something like this:

(http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv189/Raen_09/ImageShack%20Tutorial/th_T4.png) (http://s682.photobucket.com/albums/vv189/Raen_09/ImageShack%20Tutorial/?action=view&current=T4.png)

 :-))

Hope this helps,

Tim
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2012, 11:06:45 AM
Nice one Tim.   :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on July 25, 2012, 01:02:28 PM
No worries Martin, I seem to remember someone else asking on here whether photobucket could do this and thats when I started investigating if it could.

Perhaps this could be added to the existing photobucket tutorial to help expand on it?

Thankyou,

Tim
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2012, 01:16:46 AM

IMHO, Photobucket has been the must stable I've ever used....

.... we also need someone to do a tutorial for Flickr!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on July 26, 2012, 03:32:53 AM
OK Martin here goes,
A quick tutorial on the basics of uploading and sharing photos  with Flickr:
First things first, go to the website http://www.flickr.com, you should see something like this:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7647442946_ec4e7e4383.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647442946/)
F1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647442946/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

Click on Sigh up which will open the sign up window below:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7647443354_233d000641.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647443354/)
F2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647443354/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

Now I already had a gmail account so I just used the button highlighted in purple and entered the details requested. I have not checked but I assume that the other two methods, Yahoo in red and Facebook in green will be very straight forward also. If you donot have an account with any of these web services I assume you would need to create one probably with either yahoo or gmail.
Ok so we have successfully signed up and are greeted with this page:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7647443198_6d768f115c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647443198/)
F3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647443198/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

To upload a photo or photos onto Flickr you need to press the highlighted upload button, leading you to the following page:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/7647443524_7910f1a74c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647443524/)
F4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647443524/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

I never tried drag and drop.
I used the choose photos and videos to upload button I have highlighted. After clicking on it it opens a windows explorer window similar to the one below:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7647442408_ea85a9362d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647442408/)
F5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647442408/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

Select the photos you want to upload from your computer and click open, resulting in:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7647509058_d60ab5a0de.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509058/)
F6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509058/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

Now click the upload button to the right of the page.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7647509366_a88aa7b068.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509366/)
F7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509366/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

It will ask for confirmation, select upload to photostream:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7647509366_a88aa7b068.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509366/)
F7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509366/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

Progress bar appears:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7647510334_59e9078322.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510334/)
F9 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510334/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

When completed it displays the uploaded images. Click on one of the photos to open it:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7647509838_bb65532703.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509838/)
F10 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509838/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

In order to put the image on the forum you will need to get the code for that image. To do this click Share which will open a drop down box as below:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7647509838_bb65532703.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509838/)
F10 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647509838/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7647510518_bc4ea49519.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510518/)
F11 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510518/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

Click “Grab the HTML/BBCode, opening something like this:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7647510724_79dab31168.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510724/)
F12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510724/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

The highlighted dropdown box allows you to pick a size for the image to be posted, in this case I stayed with the default 500 size image but there are quite a variety of sizes to choose from including thumbnail:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7647508770_27bc52faec.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647508770/)
F14 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647508770/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7647510922_48f7eb426a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510922/)
F13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647510922/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

It is also very important to ensure that BBCode is selected not HTML as you want the image in Forum friendly format. Once you are happy with your selections copy the highlighted text and paste it into a message on the forum.

Example of a thumbnail:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7647508770_27bc52faec_t.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647508770/)
F14 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83491914@N03/7647508770/) by Raen_09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/83491914@N03/), on Flickr

Hope this helps,

Tim
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2012, 02:04:01 PM
Tim....  :o

Top, top job sir!

 Thanks, 
   Martin    :-)


NB: Topics now merged.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on July 26, 2012, 02:37:16 PM
No worries Martin

I wasn't allowed to work outside today on account of being sick so it didnt take too long or distract me from more important tasks.

Cheers,

Tim
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 31, 2012, 10:31:19 AM


From another thread....

This resizer seems simple enough! - http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/ (http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/)
It says it works on all flavours of Windows.

Basically, install it, open Windows Explorer ( or find your photos on your PC / Laptop ) select the ones you want to resize, then  Right Click  _   Resize Pictures
(  NB. Make sure you select Custom Size to 640 7 480 )

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39068.0;attach=115717;image)


2nd photo shows file size difference before - after resizing.

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39068.0;attach=115718;image)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on October 31, 2012, 12:43:39 PM
Hi Martin


   Its also really easy to change picture sizes with Paint.
If you right click on the file you want to re-size and select open with paint it will pen it in paint and allow the photo to be edited.
Once open select re-size from the menu along the top, it might be in a drop down menu if you aren't using the ribbon bar.
This will open a window where you can adjust the image size from 100% to anything you choose and it will preserve the image size ratio if you adjust the vertical and horizontal by the same increment.
The only thing is that once reduced in size you cannot increase it again without distorting the image so just save the smaller image under a new name using the save as feature.


If you want a short tutorial with pictures guiding you through the steps let me know and I will see what I can rustle up.


Cheers,
Tim
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 31, 2012, 12:52:41 PM
Paint is ok if you just have one picture... the software Martin was talking about can do batch resizing
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on October 31, 2012, 12:58:50 PM
Very true essex but if someone new was looking through this thread and just saw the phot resizer they may not realise that it can be done without downloading another program. :-))


Tim
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 31, 2012, 02:18:11 PM
Fair enough Tim, if you do have time to put together a 'Paint' resize tutorial, that would be very much appreciated.  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stormbringer on October 31, 2012, 06:06:19 PM
really cool , i missed my image resizer i had on xp when i changed to win 7  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2012, 02:07:10 PM
 :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2012, 02:52:16 PM

Updated "How to Attach Photos to posts"


1. Resize you photos to 640 x 480  & less than 150K per photo.
2. Click  "Attachments and other options"  under each new post.
3. Click post.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 04, 2012, 05:55:19 PM
Martin wouldn't it be far easier just to get rid of the pic uploady thing on here and insist on using Photbucket or flicker,it would thus free bandwidth on the site make it run faster and less hassle with all these problems
 
Personally speaking it is far better to actually see a pic of a model than have to continually open these small pics that everyone seems to post up on the forum.......food for thought I think
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: cos918 on November 04, 2012, 06:21:03 PM
If i went to photo bucket only I would never add any photos as I do not have a photobucket acount and I dont want one. If that was the case I think the site would go down hill. I think the file size should be upped to aleast 200K as camaras are gtting higher in the Mega pixel. When I resize I found on small most are still to large for this site and I have to use custom .Rasing the bar to 200k would solve the problem.

john
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 04, 2012, 06:31:00 PM
Jihn  sorry to say this but you are missing the point that I have made.
 
If Martin increased the photo size to at least 200k as you suggested then believe you ME there would soon be a megga problem on this site......simply the bandwidth would be full up within weeks NOT months,then there wouldnt be any more posting on the forum.Every photo that is held on the server will reduce the amount of posting one can do,sites like Photobucket, flicker etc hold the pics on their own servers,thus NOT eating into Mayhems Valuable bandwidth.
 
Photbucket is a FREE photo hosting site,so you got NO costs at all.You DO NOT even have to resize the pics, just upload to their site and it does it for you............now how simple is that.As for the site going down hill sorry NO you are wrong in saying that in my opinion
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: cos918 on November 04, 2012, 06:53:57 PM
Hi Dave
there are other forum out there with bigger photo size and the amount you can post per post,RC groups for one.
As For photo bucket there is nothing wrong with it but I dont want it and there are other on here that feel the same. If you remove the ability to add photo on via the photo uploader then people will not have a choice. This means any one who does not have a photo bucket acount can not add photos. This in turn would lead to more post with out photos. As we all know a photo speaks a 1000 words threads would be not as good.  Look at the mess the forum is in after the first melt down.

john
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 04, 2012, 07:10:53 PM
I can see good points in both discussions., I feel that 180-200 would be more suitable, But we have to remember that the Costs for extra memory Storage comes out of Martins Pocket as I am sure donations do not cover all costs., Yes a third party site is great but look at the amounts of threads with "Picture no longer available" as either the albums have been moved, adjusted or deleted that really annoys me. However on the flipside depending on the size of the photo saved on a 3rd party site you can get some nice big shots.. catch 22  %%
I personally use Pix Resizer its free Free it works and will do 1- to at least 600 (most I have ever done) I know the size for mayhem so only takes a few minutes
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 04, 2012, 07:32:09 PM
If i went to photo bucket only I would never add any photos as I do not have a photobucket acount and I dont want one. If that was the case I think the site would go down hill. I think the file size should be upped to aleast 200K as camaras are gtting higher in the Mega pixel. When I resize I found on small most are still to large for this site and I have to use custom .Rasing the bar to 200k would solve the problem.

john
Agree :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 04, 2012, 07:49:50 PM
There are problems with "bucket".
 
If you read old build threads you will invariably find that that photos are missing with some note that the photos have been removed by bucket and that thread then becomes useless. Don't understrand why the photos are gone.

Uploading from my PC is fine.

What is galling and a waste of time is reading a build thread where you constantly have to click on a thumbnail to enlarge it to see it, then go back to the text and then the next and so on.
Instead of just reading the text with photos one after the other.

Those that use the thumbnails make it Time consuming and a waste, I don't bother with them anymore, also you end up with a heap of images you have to close down which are still displayed on your PC >>:-( <*<
 
ps Notice TheLongBuild has put it more eloquently :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 04, 2012, 07:59:44 PM
ps Notice TheLongBuild has put it more eloquently (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif) (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif) (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif)
Must be getting old.
Just as a test I have resized the picture below from a 2.5mb photo
 
Which to me would give me enough info if I wanted to see it closer up or move on.. I just put in the scale of 1050 and it is only 139kb., making it 1075 seems to make no diffrence to the picture on the thread.
 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: davidjt on November 04, 2012, 08:35:12 PM
as some one who has been finding loading pictures very hard,  i like postimage as it is all i can get my old brain to use, tryed the other and lost the plot completely, if this makes me thick then so be it, as a silver surfer  i like what i can use without any more hassel
 
davidjt
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: hammer on November 04, 2012, 09:53:04 PM
What is happening now Martin? I have posted photos with the attachments(on the 2/11/12 last) but now EVEN WITH NOTHING IN THE BROWSE BOX the post will not go??? .GEOFF
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stormbringer on November 04, 2012, 10:02:09 PM
its not photobucket removing or moving the pictures its the original poster thats done that by either deleting them from photo bucket or moving them into another album
just 1 question tho
how long do the photo's stay on mayhem if uploaded to the site ?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 04, 2012, 10:04:26 PM
its not photobucket removing or moving the pictures its the original poster thats done that by either deleting them from photo bucket or moving them into another album
just 1 question tho
how long do the photo's stay on mayhem if uploaded to the site ?
To my knowledge forever unless thread deleted
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stormbringer on November 04, 2012, 10:15:44 PM
wow thats a lot of pictures and space Martin pays for then
most of the sites i frequent ( not other model boat sites ) your lucky if the uploaded pics are still there after 6 months to a year , as they run out of space they then go through old posts deleting the pictures , pictures ive uploaded to photobucket and linked to posts on sites are still there after more than 5 years on
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 04, 2012, 10:21:55 PM
At last someone who understands my reasoning of using Photobucket as the more pics on this site that Mayhem supports means less Bandwidth and costs Martin more money
 
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stormbringer on November 04, 2012, 10:26:44 PM
dont get me wrong  i am not against site hosted pics as both ways of showing them are good but we cant expect it to be a bottomless pit and 12 pictures per post is really generous as most sites im on its 4 to 6 pictures and they are smaller as well
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2012, 10:57:46 PM

Photobucket, Flickr, Imageshack are a LOT more reliable, agreed..... it's just that Postimage , when is working, it's SO much simpler to use!

If only we could find something, anything else just as easy.... {:-{
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: davidjt on November 04, 2012, 11:08:05 PM

Photobuck IS a LOT more reliable, agreed..... it's just that Postimage , when is working, it's SO much simpler to use!

If only we could find something, anything else just as easy.... {:-{
    if only                               
    i agree martin  postimage is the easeyest for novices . all i want is the odd photo to show. 
davidjt       
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 05, 2012, 02:32:55 AM
At last someone who understands my reasoning of using Photobucket as the more pics on this site that Mayhem supports means less Bandwidth and costs Martin more money
 
 
 
Dave
Dave ,
I for one am not disagreeing with what you are saying.

What I am saying is that by not using third party stuff, and as put much better by others, the photos remain in the build threads eg Master class, for all to see whenever.

That surely must be a consideration and no doubt has contributed to Mayhem's uniqueness and undoubted popularity.

Should costs be a concern, and they may well already be as such, it is a separate issue which we should address.

However, there are old posting with photos, which in my opinion can be culled, and indeed the entire thread could be deleted freeing up "Bandwidth" for example have a look at Chit chat.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 05, 2012, 07:30:42 AM
I use photobucket to host my pics. The reason being is that it makes life easier to post pictures on multiple forums (Fora or is it forii?)

Also its handy if like me you have several computers, saves having to be on the computer the pics are saved on

I think the current way works well enough, but as others have said it does mean that poor martin has to pay for the storage of the photos.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: regiment on November 05, 2012, 01:22:39 PM
 hooray got  spell check working ,, BUT  now i cannot put photos on being told to big, answers  in one word thanks .   regiment
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 05, 2012, 01:28:37 PM
Make them Smaller,  :} :} :-))   but must be no bigger than 161kb per photo mak per post 12 photos.
 
See Current thread Running.
 
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg403561#msg403561 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg403561#msg403561)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: davidjt on November 05, 2012, 04:29:32 PM
hi regiment
 
i second what you say getting same as you, all i want is to post a picture of my shearwater its a lot easeyer to build a boat than use this machine they call a computer but then i must be me
 
davidjt
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 05, 2012, 05:18:26 PM
 
This is as simple as we can currently make it chaps.....  {:-{
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg403457#msg403457


If anyone has a simpler way, I'm all ears!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 05, 2012, 05:22:36 PM
Cupbeupload test

(http://i.cubeupload.com/xiIpcg.jpg)

(http://u.cubeupload.com/Mayhem1/oKYBv7.jpg)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 05, 2012, 05:50:08 PM
 
http://www.imgjoe.com/  (http://www.imgjoe.com/)   .... also look easy enough!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 05, 2012, 05:50:35 PM
Just tried . Add image to post and it would not work. It said it was redirected some where.
 
Len.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 05, 2012, 05:52:28 PM

(http://s15.postimage.org/wsiscoknb/versabar_s_vb_e28093_10000.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wsiscoknb/)

Still working for me ?!?!?!  {:-{
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: regiment on November 05, 2012, 07:46:58 PM
  hi davidjt  would love to see a photo of your shearwater before i build mine but looks like a no go unless you are a computer wizard on resizing which i am not so will be giveing up this foram  or i will not be reaching 82 on 5 december  by regiment
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stormbringer on November 05, 2012, 08:27:04 PM



Hi Regiment why not try this image resizer and if you resize to the dimensions given by Martin it should upload onto the site






From another thread....

This resizer seems simple enough! - http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/ (http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/)
It says it works on all flavours of Windows.

Basically, install it, open Windows Explorer ( or find your photos on your PC / Laptop ) select the ones you want to resize, then  Right Click  _   Resize Pictures
(  NB. Make sure you select Custom Size to 640 7 480 )

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39068.0;attach=115717;image)


2nd photo shows file size difference before - after resizing.

(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39068.0;attach=115718;image)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: davidjt on November 05, 2012, 08:32:25 PM
hi regiment,
 
sent a pm
 
davidjt
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: stuart22 on November 05, 2012, 08:34:05 PM
this is a test to see if i have done this correct :o
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stormbringer on November 05, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
testing

these are 1024 x 680 pixels and are 122kbits
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 05, 2012, 09:07:23 PM


Lovely clear picture.     :-))


ken

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stormbringer on November 05, 2012, 09:10:35 PM
thx mate  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: dougal99 on November 06, 2012, 01:08:51 PM

Martin - tried this one - attempted to upload a jpg. Got a message saying it was an illegal file type, only JPG, PNG etc allowed %%


Barrie

UNIX servers tend to be case sensitive so jpg is not the same as JPG. Try renaming your picture.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: barriew on November 06, 2012, 03:09:13 PM

UNIX servers tend to be case sensitive so jpg is not the same as JPG. Try renaming your picture.


Yes I know that, but it rather defeats the idea that its easy to use if you have to change the case of the file type. Most people don't have their PCs set to display the file type I find.


Barrie
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 06, 2012, 08:43:28 PM

Yes I know that, but it rather defeats the idea that its easy to use if you have to change the case of the file type. Most people don't have their PCs set to display the file type I find.


Barrie

Correct.
 
Not to mention what the differences are and why.
This may explain a lot of the difficulties being experienced when Uploading.
 
Perhaps someone should put up a Tutorial now about photos, such as but not restricted to,
 
1. Photo extensions what are they.
2. The types
3. How to change them.
 
There is a tendency by "knowledgeable" members assuming that all members have the same degree of computer literacy/understanding which is a severe failing. Some have clearly express they do not and have been ignored.
 
This is reflected in the questions asked and the frustration expressed by respondents particularly in this thread. Indeed one has said they have given up. Do we want to lose members this way.

We must not lose sight of Keeping It Simple, don't assume.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 06, 2012, 10:34:27 PM

Perhaps someone should put up a Tutorial now about photos, such as but not restricted to,
 
1. Photo extensions what are they.
2. The types
3. How to change them.

As someone used to photo manipulation, it seems it might be also worth mentioning the fact that an images physical size, in various formats, has nothing to do with it's file size. That is,  a 640 x 480 photo that has not been compressed adequately could have a file size many times that of one the same dimensions that has.

In Adobe Photoshop, there is a facility for altering compression rates to optimise file sizes so that they are as small as possible while maintaining their integrity from pixelating etc. and Im very used to using it but not sure how those who haven't a comparable application would address that problem....

It is a complex area but I'm all too aware that large image file sizes cost money on servers, who charge by the Mb.  If we as members can use outside hosting, whenever possible, like Photobucket and Flikr which are free, we will save Martin and Mayhem a lot of money in the long run as large file sizes and their cost then don't become a problem that Martin has to contend with....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 06, 2012, 10:39:54 PM
QUOTE
 
It is a complex area but I'm all too aware that large image file sizes cost money on servers, who charge by the Mb.  If we as members can use outside hosting, whenever possible, like Photobucket and Flikr which are free, we will save Martin and Mayhem a lot of money in the long run as large file sizes then don't become a problem that Martin has to contend with....

Cant AGREE more with what you are saying,it seems to me there is far to much confushion about the how to put pics up on here,it is so so simple as I keep banging on to members on here but it all goes on DEAF ears I am afraid.PHOTOBUCKET is so so simple to use it is FREE and you DO NOT need to resise a pic it does it all for you,lest face it if you can get on here and we all know how to copy and paste,so NOW whats the excuse
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 07, 2012, 01:22:29 AM
QUOTE
 
It is a complex area but I'm all too aware that large image file sizes cost money on servers, who charge by the Mb.  If we as members can use outside hosting, whenever possible, like Photobucket and Flikr which are free, we will save Martin and Mayhem a lot of money in the long run as large file sizes then don't become a problem that Martin has to contend with....

Cant AGREE more with what you are saying,it seems to me there is far to much confushion about the how to put pics up on here,it is so so simple as I keep banging on to members on here but it all goes on DEAF ears I am afraid.PHOTOBUCKET is so so simple to use it is FREE and you DO NOT need to resise a pic it does it all for you,lest face it if you can get on here and we all know how to copy and paste,so NOW whats the excuse

Dave

We are doing it again, making assumptions "if you can etc etc then no problem" but if you can't then what or how.
 
I have had problems with cutting and pasting and I thought I knew how to do it.
 
Tried cutting and pasting from some posts and got all sorts of weird characters so....................
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 07, 2012, 01:26:31 AM
As someone used to photo manipulation, it seems it might be also worth mentioning the fact that an images physical size, in various formats, has nothing to do with it's file size. That is,  a 640 x 480 photo that has not been compressed adequately could have a file size many times that of one the same dimensions that has.

In Adobe Photoshop, there is a facility for altering compression rates to optimise file sizes so that they are as small as possible while maintaining their integrity from pixelating etc. and Im very used to using it but not sure how those who haven't a comparable application would address that problem....

It is a complex area but I'm all too aware that large image file sizes cost money on servers, who charge by the Mb.  If we as members can use outside hosting, whenever possible, like Photobucket and Flikr which are free, we will save Martin and Mayhem a lot of money in the long run as large file sizes and their cost then don't become a problem that Martin has to contend with....

Was not aware of that  :-)) :-)) and no doubt explains why after resizing and trying to upload am told it is too big. O0 O0
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: colin-d on November 07, 2012, 05:29:14 AM
a good size of photo's would be: 640 x 480 Pixels, which is very close to the Old photo size of 9" x 7"
 if you were then able to change to quality to say good insted of brilliant, then you would end up with a file that would be about 50-100Kb in size, but still be rather large to look at.

just altering the size of the photo, does not always make it small in bytes, the quality (dots per inch "DPI") of the photo takes a lot more bytes than most people think.

another good link would be..:
http://www.photo-freeware.net/photo-resize-magic.php (http://www.photo-freeware.net/photo-resize-magic.php)

a small piece of free software that can be downloaded, very easy and simple to use
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 07, 2012, 07:40:50 AM
if you were then able to change to quality to say good insted of brilliant, then you would end up with a file that would be about 50-100Kb in size, but still be rather large to look at.
just altering the size of the photo, does not always make it small in bytes, the quality (dots per inch "DPI") of the photo takes a lot more bytes than most people think.

It's important to differentiate between resolutions in PPI and the compression options you have with JPEG, Gifs etc. .. I don't know that application but I suspect that changing the "Quality" in it is in fact a basic way of changing the compression. Again, it looks a very useful tool for those sorts of simple adjustments and for those who really aren't computer savvy, it may be a good way of preparing photos for being hosted on the forum...

However again, Photobucket removes any need to worry about file compression and all anyone has to do is then to just size the photo physically which again is easy in Photobucket and the results don't cost Martin a penny.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 07, 2012, 08:10:58 AM

Was not aware of that  :-)) :-)) and no doubt explains why after resizing and trying to upload am told it is too big. O0 O0

Indeed it does, and that's why the words we use to describe things is so important. "Image Size" is an imprecise term which has come to mean two often unrelated things, physical picture size and file size. ... It's very important when discussing these matters that we are clear which of these we are referring to.   :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: regiment on November 07, 2012, 03:28:40 PM
  STILL AS PLAIN AS MUD TO ME ALL THESE HIGH AND MIGHTY WORDS DO NOT MEAN A THING TO ME   REGIMENT {-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 07, 2012, 03:43:00 PM
Regiment I have pmed you explaining how to do it,use what I have said and you |DO NOT have to resise etc etc etc
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: gra2 on November 13, 2012, 08:44:40 AM
Hi,
Can Photo Image on this forum be fixed.
I cannot upload photos.
Gra2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 13, 2012, 09:46:32 AM

It seems you are not the only one.  There is plenty written about it

Can you transfer to  Photo bucket

Ken

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: deadbeat on November 13, 2012, 03:29:12 PM
Why should anyone have to use photobucket or any other third party software to resolve a self inflicted wound, its reasonable to expect the glitch to be fixed otherwise lose credibility and mayhemers, they only have so much patience.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on November 13, 2012, 03:52:35 PM
I seem to be getting the hang of it using the 'Attach;' option under the text box, but little luck with the 'add image to post' option...
However I am a total luddite :}
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: furball on November 13, 2012, 04:09:53 PM
I must admit, I've not had a problem posting photos, but I'm using PicassaWeb to host my pics, which has a couple of options, 'Link' or 'Embed Image'. If you use 'Link', all I get is a small box (although if you right click and select 'Open Image in new tab' you can still see the picture), but if you select 'Embed Image' there's no problem. I think 'Link' actually links to the Picassa page itself, rather than the hosted image, which is why there's a problem.


Lance







(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-40vHnNeqkDY/Tvr090NdCTI/AAAAAAAAALk/Ikup_IA73Pg/s640/frame.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: pettyofficernick on November 13, 2012, 10:07:15 PM
I have had no problems at all, either by using Postimage.org or selecting photos directly from my computer, could this be due to the set up of individual peoples computers, as some have problems and some don't. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 13, 2012, 10:08:32 PM
I have had no problems at all, either by using Postimage.org or selecting photos directly from my computer, could this be due to the set up of individual peoples computers, as some have problems and some don't. :-)) :-)) :-))

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Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 13, 2012, 11:06:31 PM
hmm lets have a go with postimage...
no it just comes up with invalid image - I do notice a 'register' and 'login' box in the corner, do we need to register to use it?
now for the attach image at the bottom
this was made years back.
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 13, 2012, 11:30:28 PM
well I registered and this still comes up invalid file at the end,always just as its finished it comes up invalid images, this seems to be at the point where it tries to load the code from postimge to this site, as the self same images were able to be loaded to postimage externally to this forum - I notice that those who seem able to use postimage may have upgraded user priveleges (moderators) so it may be a permissions issue.
heres the posts from postimage via a copy paste direct from their page.

(http://s5.postimage.org/w6xq78eeb/DCP_0001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/w6xq78eeb/)

(http://s5.postimage.org/dfvsx2jtv/DCP_0002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dfvsx2jtv/)

(http://s5.postimage.org/qy7an3lcz/DCP_0003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qy7an3lcz/)

(http://s5.postimage.org/8jwrj492b/DCP_0004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8jwrj492b/)

(http://s5.postimage.org/ygqfvqcpv/P8290001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ygqfvqcpv/)

(http://s5.postimage.org/z7j61if37/P8290002_Small.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/z7j61if37/)
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 13, 2012, 11:34:49 PM
the model was made from tongue and groove cladding breadboard fashion as it was for putting someones ashes in and then the model was to be set afire and sent sailing off down river at york. in the end the family liked it so much they kept it and used something else instead.
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: wartsilaone on November 13, 2012, 11:45:44 PM
I haven't been able to use the 'Add image to post' feature. I have to use the Attachments bit, but my original photo's are far too big so I have to resize them first which I didn't have to do before.
Also when I do manage to upload an image I can't see the photo when I preview the post so I don't really know if it's worked or how the post looks before submitting.


Anyone else getting the same thing?


Ali 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: pettyofficernick on November 13, 2012, 11:55:25 PM
The image icon ( on the left, directly above the happy smiley ) works ok. Just click the icon, and [img][img] will appear. Find your photo on post image or whatever you are using, click 'show codes' and copy and paste the code, which is also a link, in between the two sets of brackets, like this [img]photo[img] and away you go, simples..... :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 14, 2012, 12:22:28 AM
its possible that martin needs to reload the simple image upload app again for the new board format - http://postimage.org/mod.php
to get it working again maybe?
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: pettyofficernick on November 14, 2012, 12:46:56 AM
its possible that martin needs to reload the simple image upload app again for the new board format - http://postimage.org/mod.php
to get it working again maybe?
Grendel

I dont really know, it seem it works for some and not for others, very strange.....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: gra2 on November 14, 2012, 06:32:26 AM
Hi,
I have previously had no problem clicking on add image to post and photo has downloaded.
I dont feel inclined to go to another site to prepare photos how about returning photo image to a working state.
Gra2 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 14, 2012, 06:56:44 AM
test

The add image to post option doesnt work for me but the attachments and other options does
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: gra2 on November 14, 2012, 08:52:47 AM
Attachments and other optoins does not work for me either have tried before.
Have resized photo to 320x240 and system indicates file to large.I dont think i will be posting in future at this rate.
Gra2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 14, 2012, 09:58:27 AM
Attachments and other optoins does not work for me either have tried before.
Have resized photo to 320x240 and system indicates file to large.I dont think i will be posting in future at this rate.
Gra2

what type of computer are you using? Windows, mac, linux etc?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: gra2 on November 14, 2012, 10:39:07 AM
Windows 7 have had no problems in the past posting on Mayhem.
Gra2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 14, 2012, 11:40:38 AM
Same here.

Couple of things to check:-
Windows up to date?
Internet Browser up to date?
Adobe Flash player up to date?
MS Silverlight up to date?

Those are the first 4 things I look at if I have issues with web pages
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 14, 2012, 12:04:35 PM
Just tried the "Add image to post" method and I got nothing,   just trying the "Attach" option .....

That seems to work ok .....

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on November 14, 2012, 12:05:59 PM
For the record, I have not had any issues with photos on Mayhem, either viewing or posting.
I have Windows XP, IE Explorer 8, and Paint Shop Pro.
 
I resize the photo to 600 max dimension in Paint Shop Pro, average 40 Kb size image.
I use Photobucket to store them, to save Martin being overloaded in bandwidth and storage space.
In photobucket I Copy the IMG Link.
 
(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n626/bobkiralfy/BobK.jpg)
 
Then Paste it into the Mayhem Post Reply text box wherever I want
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 14, 2012, 12:15:20 PM
Yes, I work from Photobucket too Bob usually,  but the issue appears to be with the "Add image to post" method that those without hosting accounts are using. I can't get it to work at all whatever size photo I'm trying on either Jpegs or Gifs for that matter ....

Oh and by "size", I mean both physical size and file size.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 14, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
The image icon ( on the left, directly above the happy smiley ) works ok. Just click the icon, and [img][img] will appear. Find your photo on post image or whatever you are using, click 'show codes' and copy and paste the code, which is also a link, in between the two sets of brackets, like this [img]photo[img] and away you go, simples..... :-)) :-)) :-))
Clicking on the image icon brings up a Pop Up asking if I trust "scripted Windows on this site" Do I? and what does that mean please.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: pettyofficernick on November 14, 2012, 06:14:25 PM
Clicking on the image icon brings up a Pop Up asking if I trust "scripted Windows on this site" Do I? and what does that mean please.

I haven't a clue, I have never come across that one before. just Googled it and come up with this    http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=96396 Are you usine Internet explorer? that may be the problem. I have used Firefox for years now and very rarely have any problems.
Hope this helps,
Regards,
Nick. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 14, 2012, 06:16:03 PM
the add image should be working, Martin has loaded the new version of the code and the one time I tried so far worked.
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 14, 2012, 06:46:41 PM
the add image should be working, Martin has loaded the new version of the code and the one time I tried so far worked.
Grendel

Maybe it should be but currently for me, it isn't ............. and for quite a few others it seems.  Hang on , I'll try again........................
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 14, 2012, 06:49:26 PM
Let's see if this works....

.........................

nope!




Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 14, 2012, 08:00:48 PM
Bob K did you know you do not have to resise photos to upload to photobucket !!! just upload and then as you say copy and paste,Didnt know this for years till our good friend on here Dicky D told me
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 14, 2012, 08:05:49 PM
 
I have never used anything other than uploading directly from my PC,
 
Will attempt using option
 
"add image to post"
 
See nothing in preview will post it to see results
 
Obviously the "Add image to post " option is not workimg
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 14, 2012, 08:08:39 PM
Will now attempt to load image via option,
 
"Attachment and other options"
 
OK That option obviously works and is the option I have always used,with old Forum and now new. O0 O0 O0
 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Jerry C on November 14, 2012, 08:33:28 PM
Let me try add image to post.
(http://s10.postimage.org/8byp1rovp/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8byp1rovp/)
Could it really be happening?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 14, 2012, 08:49:19 PM
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Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 14, 2012, 08:51:36 PM
(http://s18.postimage.org/qzyx0kkj9/DCP_0003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qzyx0kkj9/)
ok just logged out of postimage and it still allowed me to upload an image, maybe you need to refresh your cache, try ctrl f5 when you are in a reply page and it will refresh the page from scratch, sometimes the old page gets remembered by your computer.
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: ardarossan on November 14, 2012, 08:55:45 PM
How I add a single image using 'Add image to post'.
I'm using Windows XP with the images saved in 'My Pictures' - Keep it simple to start with -  K.I.S.S.!

If you are using 'Windows 7' you may need to right'click on your selected image to 'Unblock' restrictions which will allow the image to upload. Otherwise you may get an 'Invalid File' message.

1.) Select 'Reply' beneath the last post
2.) 'Reply Box appears and select 'Add image to post'
3.) 'postimage.org' box pops-up in a new window on screen. Select 'Image' (to post a single image), and then 'Browse' to view and find image files on hard drive.
4.) A window opens-up on screen allowing selection of image. Click on chosen image and then 'Open'
5.) Screen returns to 'postimage.org window' and slected file name appears next to 'Browse' button. Press 'Upload It!'
6.) Upload Bar appears showing progress...
7.) 'Redirecting' appears for a second or two before 'postimage.org' window closes...
8.) Screen returns to Mayhem with image code showing in 'Reply' box.
9.) Selecting the 'Preview' button enables visual confirmation that the image has uploaded.
10.) Select 'Post' button to upload to Mayhem forum thread.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on November 14, 2012, 08:57:23 PM
Bob K did you know you do not have to resise photos to upload to photobucket !!! just upload and then as you say copy and paste,Didnt know this for years till our good friend on here Dicky D told me

Dave

My photos start off around 3Mb, which is a lot to upload.  Reworking it myself is extra time but I can also crop, enhance and sharpen it as required, and have it the size I define.  Problems with Photobucket are that it can often be slow, and sometimes rotates images for no apparent reason. 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 14, 2012, 10:05:14 PM
How I add a single image using 'Add image to post'.
I'm using Windows XP with the images saved in 'My Pictures' - Keep it simple to start with -  K.I.S.S.!

If you are using 'Windows 7' you may need to right'click on your selected image to 'Unblock' restrictions which will allow the image to upload. Otherwise you may get an 'Invalid File' message.

1.) Select 'Reply' beneath the last post
2.) 'Reply Box appears and select 'Add image to post'
3.) 'postimage.org' box pops-up in a new window on screen. Select 'Image' (to post a single image), and then 'Browse' to view and find image files on hard drive.
4.) A window opens-up on screen allowing selection of image. Click on chosen image and then 'Open'
5.) Screen returns to 'postimage.org window' and slected file name appears next to 'Browse' button. Press 'Upload It!'
6.) Upload Bar appears showing progress...
7.) 'Redirecting' appears for a second or two before 'postimage.org' window closes...
8.) Screen returns to Mayhem with image code showing in 'Reply' box.
9.) Selecting the 'Preview' button enables visual confirmation that the image has uploaded.
10.) Select 'Post' button to upload to Mayhem forum thread.

 
Good grief what a palava I think i will stick to Photobucket far far SIMPLER and it doesnt clutter VALUABLE Mayhem band width
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 14, 2012, 10:15:58 PM
7.) 'Redirecting' appears for a second or two before 'postimage.org' window closes...
8.) Screen returns to Mayhem with image code showing in 'Reply' box.

And that's where it goes wrong as far as I'm concerned, at step (7) 'Redirecting appears as you say, then it returns to the 'Reply' box, but there's nothing there ............... Zilch !

and that is for all browsers I use, Firefox, Chrome and I.E. ..... I'm beginning to suspect it may just be a security issue with one of my firewalls that's blocking uploads to their site ....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: ardarossan on November 14, 2012, 11:03:09 PM
And that's where it goes wrong as far as I'm concerned, at step (7) 'Redirecting appears as you say, then it returns to the 'Reply' box, but there's nothing there ............... Zilch !

and that is for all browsers I use, Firefox, Chrome and I.E. ..... I'm beginning to suspect it may just be a security issue with one of my firewalls that's blocking uploads to their site ....

Dave,

Working around a perceived 'problem' doesn't solve anything. You also should bear in mind that there are people on here of different ages and computer/internet experience. The less familiar users aren't going to benefit from having a variety of websites thrown at them, even if in the long-run, they were actually 'better off'.

Until a couple of night ago, I wasn't aware that 'Windows 7' could block an image from uploading. The first I knew of it was when the 'postimage.org' upload told me I was uploading an invalid file.
The file was a relatively small jpg and I was baffled, because I knew there was nothing wrong with it, until I 'right-clicked' the image in My Pictures and the image 'Properties' window opened with a warning that it was blocked.
Until that point, it seemed that website was at 'fault' although, in reality, the cause was within the laptop and 'Windows 7'.

Perhaps, it would be helpful if we could determine the cause of the existing 'problems', as it might be possible to help some users fix anomalies which aren't necessarily related to the upgrade. Otherwise, if less-experienced users start using several websites when one would have been sufficient, it will be harder to try and assist them if their 'problems' still persist. 

Andy

p.s. Could someone confirm whether postimage.org uses bandwidth please, as I thought the images were hosted elsewhere
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 14, 2012, 11:37:43 PM
well, this morning Martin reloaded the new version of the code for postimage - since then I have been able to upload using it. I had highlighted this as a possible problem when uploading from the link here at that time I had been getting the invalid file error, by going to the postimage website , registering and then uploading a set of images from outside the forum, I verified that the fault didnt lie with postimage, by copying the link and pasting them manually into my post, which worked, this led me to think the problem was within the coding on the forum and that maybe the old version wasnt compatible with the new version of the forum, thus reccomending that the latest version be loaded into the forum - for me this solved the post image problem.
the only other thing I can think isthat some users are getting an old version of the reply page (its called caching) where the pc saves the page to make loading it easier, which needs updated (hence the recommendation to 'ctrl f5' (pressing the ctrl button and the f5 button simultaneously) which refreshes the page without using the copy saved on your computer. hopefully causing the uploads to work again.
To answer Andy the images loaded by postimage are hosted elsewhere so do save the bandwidth used by the site.
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bikerdude999 on November 15, 2012, 12:34:09 AM
Why should anyone have to use photobucket or any other third party software to resolve a self inflicted wound, its reasonable to expect the glitch to be fixed otherwise lose credibility and mayhemers, they only have so much patience.


Actually I think it should be reasonable to have patience and realise this is a free forum, run by martin and the crew in their own personal spare time, with no reward, except that they provide us with a place to discuss, seek advice and share photos. Is it really so hard to spend the extra couple of minutes putting things on photobucket?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 15, 2012, 07:18:44 AM
the only other thing I can think isthat some users are getting an old version of the reply page (its called caching) where the pc saves the page to make loading it easier, which needs updated (hence the recommendation to 'ctrl f5' (pressing the ctrl button and the f5 button simultaneously) which refreshes the page without using the copy saved on your computer. hopefully causing the uploads to work again.
Grendel

It's not a caching problem, the first time I attempted using I.E. was after the Postimage software was updated and got the same negative result, so that's not the problem. I use Photobucket usually but it's an interesting problem and one that it would be nice to solve, especially for those less able or unwilling to use other image hosts like Photobucket.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 15, 2012, 11:10:26 AM
How I add a single image using 'Add image to post'.
I'm using Windows XP with the images saved in 'My Pictures' - Keep it simple to start with -  K.I.S.S.!

If you are using 'Windows 7' you may need to right'click on your selected image to 'Unblock' restrictions which will allow the image to upload. Otherwise you may get an 'Invalid File' message.

1.) Select 'Reply' beneath the last post
2.) 'Reply Box appears and select 'Add image to post'
3.) 'postimage.org' box pops-up in a new window on screen. Select 'Image' (to post a single image), and then 'Browse' to view and find image files on hard drive.
4.) A window opens-up on screen allowing selection of image. Click on chosen image and then 'Open'
5.) Screen returns to 'postimage.org window' and slected file name appears next to 'Browse' button. Press 'Upload It!'
6.) Upload Bar appears showing progress...
7.) 'Redirecting' appears for a second or two before 'postimage.org' window closes...
8.) Screen returns to Mayhem with image code showing in 'Reply' box.
9.) Selecting the 'Preview' button enables visual confirmation that the image has uploaded.
10.) Select 'Post' button to upload to Mayhem forum thread.

I too am using XP and my pictures, did all of the above but there was no image in preview, but will give it another go and see what happens.
The direct attachment however worked fine and was quicker.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 15, 2012, 11:26:50 AM

Actually I think it should be reasonable to have patience and realise this is a free forum, run by martin and the crew in their own personal spare time, with no reward, except that they provide us with a place to discuss, seek advice and share photos. Is it really so hard to spend the extra couple of minutes putting things on photobucket?

Can you guarantee that photobucket is absolutely free to use and also free from malware, spyware, adware, etc.
My understanding as espoused by 'gurus' is never download free software that you are not going to use on a regular basis,  photobucket is in this category.
 
I really don't care, how much some members wax lyrical about how great it is but this is my PC and I am the bunny that has to fix/get it fixed when things go wrong.
So no thanks don't see the need for Photobucket if I can upload photos direct from my PC.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 15, 2012, 11:42:03 AM
Try again with add image to see if it now works.
 
No it is failing like everyone else says at redirecting
 
Will now do attachment
 
 
Well attachment direct from my PC still works for me, so will stick with that as it is simple to use.
 
Digressing is this ESC any good for boats.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 15, 2012, 12:02:04 PM
should be ok depending on the motor you plan to use with it, but its forwards only and will possibly need extra cooling
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 15, 2012, 12:06:40 PM

My understanding as espoused by 'gurus' is never download free software that you are not going to use on a regular basis,  photobucket is in this category.
 

Surely Photobucket is in fact similar to PostImage in that they are both image hosting services. You don't "download" Photobucket, you upload to it as you would Postimage, the only difference being that with Photobucket you have control over your photos by having your own account, whereas if you use the link on Mayhem, you lose control over them once they are uploaded.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 15, 2012, 01:45:43 PM
 
FYI.... I'm in talks with CubeUpload... they may be able to come up with something for us!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: LarryW on November 15, 2012, 02:22:28 PM
my postimage is still giving the  same problems as before also still no spell check ...... >>:-(
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 15, 2012, 02:22:54 PM


Martin, I belong to a few, long established, unrelated forums  (watch forums actually) and always the members there have to provide their own image hosting in the way of Photobucket, Flickr etc. etc.  ...

You do a great job of providing this forum for us and it's great of you to try to organise something with CubeUpload but surely  I would have thought it wasn't above the capabilities of anyone here to do the same or be prepared to learn to in order to make your life easier..
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 15, 2012, 03:40:45 PM

Good point Artistmike!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 15, 2012, 03:42:56 PM
my postimage is still giving the  same problems as before also still no spell check ...... >>:-(

Hi Larry,

Looks like you will have to learn one of the other methods shown on here numerous times, they all work, it's only Postimage.org that's flaky....

Spell check works!           Look!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: LarryW on November 15, 2012, 03:57:00 PM
  Hello Martin,
                        Thank you for help ,        jast typed mis selt words to test spell check , no joy...... Larry.
                     FOLLOWED YOUR HELP BY THE BOOK
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: ardarossan on November 15, 2012, 04:10:06 PM
  Hello Martin,
                        Thank you for help ,        jast typed mis selt words to test spell check , no joy...... Larry.
                     FOLLOWED YOUR HELP BY THE BOOK

Have you remembered to alter your device setting to allow pop-ups?

Andy
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: LarryW on November 15, 2012, 04:43:42 PM
        Andy  Thank you , for help you have now sorted it thank you Larry...... :-))
(http://s5.postimage.org/gppitkcyr/PB130026.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gppitkcyr/)
 oh look a picture %% {-) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: ardarossan on November 15, 2012, 05:05:54 PM
Excellent News!  :-))
For the benefit of anyone else who is having an issue, what was the problem and how did you sort it out?

Andy
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: LarryW on November 15, 2012, 05:16:54 PM
     A complete re boot , i will pass on how , but photo image comes and goes ,   
(http://s5.postimage.org/40v89w6ub/PB130018.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/40v89w6ub/)
 if it plays up again i will reboot with a size 9   {-)Larry.....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 15, 2012, 05:59:57 PM
Still redirecting!!!.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on November 15, 2012, 07:35:31 PM

Can you guarantee that photobucket is absolutely free to use and also free from malware, spyware, adware, etc.
My understanding as espoused by 'gurus' is never download free software that you are not going to use on a regular basis,  photobucket is in this category.
 
I really don't care, how much some members wax lyrical about how great it is but this is my PC and I am the bunny that has to fix/get it fixed when things go wrong.
So no thanks don't see the need for Photobucket if I can upload photos direct from my PC.

100000000000000000000000000000% FREE FREE FREE
I have used it for the last 8 years and have NEVER had a SINGLE problem with viruses etc etc etc
Lest put it another way I for one would NEVER reccomend any site that had problems associated with it,I am like YOU that I am NOT a computer wizzkid and haev to pay to get mine fixed if it breaks,
 
I have read read and read the posting reference postimage if you can understand that one which I ca not well you certaintly can use photbucket
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 15, 2012, 08:54:29 PM

100000000000000000000000000000% FREE FREE FREE
I have used it for the last 8 years and have NEVER had a SINGLE problem with viruses etc etc etc
Lest put it another way I for one would NEVER recommend any site that had problems associated with it,I am like YOU that I am NOT a computer whizkid and have to pay to get mine fixed if it breaks,
 
I have read read and read the posting reference postimage if you can understand that one which I ca not well you certainly can use photbucket
 
Dave

Dave,
 Fair enough. Flattery will get you everything,
Needless to say I have no experience with photobucket, but will now look into it.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 16, 2012, 05:50:08 AM
Another Long time photobucket user here, never had any issues with them.

I do however keep copies of any "irreplaceable" pictures locally.... just in case
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 16, 2012, 05:54:01 PM
So, is Photo Bucket like Picasa and Flickr? as I have both of them, prefer Flickr as I seem to be able to use it.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 16, 2012, 05:58:42 PM
So, is Photo Bucket like Picasa and Flickr? as I have both of them, prefer Flickr as I seem to be able to use it.

I've had  accounts on both for a while now and yes, they are much the same in their function but I too prefer Flickr, not sure why, it just seems more pleasant to use.....  :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 16, 2012, 06:08:04 PM
I've had  accounts on both for a while now and yes, they are much the same in their function but I too prefer Flickr, not sure why, it just seems more pleasant to use.....  :-)
How do you add photos from Flickr on to here?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 17, 2012, 02:21:40 AM
Testing
 
(http://s7.postimage.org/q7s95v1nb/barago18.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q7s95v1nb/)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 17, 2012, 07:52:25 AM
How do you add photos from Flickr on to here?

It's easy really but not obvious:-

Click one of your photos to bring it up and then go to the "Share" button just above it.
Scroll to the "Grab the HTML/BBCode" which is the bottom option
Select Size of picture you want under the code box and also select BBCode in the button
Copy all the code in that box and paste it directly into where you are typing your message and you get.....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8052947822_24f905732a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18888931@N08/8052947822/)
Clovelly painting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/18888931@N08/8052947822/) by Artistmike (http://www.flickr.com/people/18888931@N08/), on Flickr

Hooray that worked !  :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 17, 2012, 05:10:07 PM
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4145/5004229960_91ba2676e1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/len_in_kent/5004229960/)
KAP at Battle of Britain Memorial (http://www.flickr.com/photos/len_in_kent/5004229960/) by LEN in Kent (http://www.flickr.com/people/len_in_kent/), on Flickr
 
Phew, it works.
If your wondering how I took this photo, it was taken from a remotely controlled camera suspended from a kite.
Check out the links to see more.
 
Len. Ps,Thanks Mike for your help.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: pettyofficernick on November 17, 2012, 05:13:18 PM
[quote
 
Has it worked?.
[/quote]

Indeed it has :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: mermod on November 20, 2012, 07:33:08 AM
can anyone tell me why I get this message whenI try to put piccies up?            Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() expects parameter 2 to be resource, boolean given in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Subs-Db-mysql.php on line 132
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: gra2 on November 20, 2012, 08:40:57 AM
Join the club but i get different message.
Apparently you have to join photobucket or some similar sight.
Gra2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 20, 2012, 09:31:44 AM

OK I've had enough of Postimage .org    • Add image to post 
- I've now removed that option from the Forum     >:-o

  Lets see what the next easiest option is....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 20, 2012, 10:46:54 AM
 

1. Go to:  http://tinypic.com/ (http://tinypic.com/)

2.
   (http://i50.tinypic.com/2jg047l.jpg)

3.
   (http://i46.tinypic.com/v8323a.jpg)

4.
   (http://i48.tinypic.com/35hhk07.jpg)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 20, 2012, 12:09:12 PM

OK I've had enough of Postimage .org   • Add image to post  - I've now removed that option from the Forum     >:-o

  Lets see what the next easiest option is....

No Pics  %)   %)   %)   %)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: U-33 on November 20, 2012, 12:33:26 PM
Works for me...


(http://i45.tinypic.com/ranhub.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: tt1 on November 20, 2012, 12:39:34 PM
Like others that have voiced their lacking in computer knowledge / confidence esp re uploading photos, decided to take the hint and have a look at Photobucket. Never realised there was so many of  'how to do it' tutorials on Youtube, here's the first link I looked at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xRXezQkV4w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xRXezQkV4w) but there are many others - does seem straightforward if taken step by step - it's just remembering the steps during the learning curve  %%
          Hope I get your vote so you can stop shouting now Dave! (aka Stavros)  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 20, 2012, 12:44:58 PM
 
Try this method tt1 DEAD EASY!
 http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg406588#msg406588


Might be easy to open a separate browser tab or window and switch between the 2 whilst
 posting  on the Forum   :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on November 20, 2012, 12:58:28 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2mewt48.jpg)


If this works for me ,anyone can do it  8) 8)


Ned




Tiny pic is part of photobucket :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 20, 2012, 01:01:36 PM
Nice one Neddy!  ok2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 20, 2012, 01:36:14 PM
Yup that's easy....

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2ij251c.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: LarryW on November 20, 2012, 01:48:26 PM
 HELLO Martin,
  wont work for me just get a load of messages my fire wall as block it , so fed up now ,
 so i want to leave mayhem ,
 not a happy member ........lost a lot of  data through mucking a round  i am a modeler not a computor  expert ,
 thank you enjoyed the visit nice meeting you ........cheers Larry.....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 20, 2012, 02:05:43 PM
HELLO Martin,
  wont work for me just get a load of messages my fire wall as block it , so fed up now ,
 so i want to leave mayhem ,
 not a happy member ........lost a lot of  data through mucking a round  i am a modeler not a computor  expert ,
 thank you enjoyed the visit nice meeting you ........cheers Larry.....
Just tell your fire wall to allow it, normally an option
 
I,m Not really sure why people want to use a 3rd part system just post using the forums inbuilt one..
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: LarryW on November 20, 2012, 02:57:38 PM
 Hello Larry ,
              How are you , allowed my firewall to accept, in came a load of junk
,           so given up posting its a shame realy , the old site was more user freindly , see you on other web sites bye for now Larry..
 PS .......TWO BOBBYS BUILT FOR STOCKING FILLERS   :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 20, 2012, 03:39:39 PM
 
We can't do anything about your firewall Larry but at least we now know the issue is at your end.
However, you can still download and use Resizer and uplaod direct to the Forum as 'LongBuild' says.

Full step by step instructions here:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg402626;topicseen#msg402626

and

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg403457;topicseen#msg403457

Before you go, try it Larry, honestly, it's not that tricky...

NB: What do the other forum you belong to use?

Martin
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: ardarossan on November 20, 2012, 04:26:17 PM
Here's an easy option worth trying, that's the same but different.

It still uses postimage.org, but you are using that website directly, and not linking to it through Mayhem. The best bit is that there is still no need to register, or login to use it.

1) Go to www.postimage.org (http://www.postimage.org) website homepage directly.

2a) Select 'Browse' for suitable image(s) up to 5Mb. (jpg, png, gif, bmp, psd, tiff)
2b) Use the 'Resize facility' if necessary, select 'Family Safe', and 'Upload It'

3) 'Uploaded Completed' page appears. Scroll down and select 'copied to clipboard' button next to Hotlink for Forums (1) - When 'Copied!' appears, paste into Mayhem reply for fullsize image.

Easy-Peazy Lemon Squeezy - if it works...

Andy
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: LarryW on November 20, 2012, 04:51:45 PM
 Hi
 thank you for help , as i said had anough so giving up , two much faffing around ,
    back to the modelling thank you all....... :(( Larry....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: tt1 on November 20, 2012, 05:07:15 PM
Mike, that picture you recently posted( reply172), is massive! looks great, what size (kb)? what did you use and how did you do it?  Lots of questions, sorry, but am impressed.
                        Regards, Tony. :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 20, 2012, 05:24:54 PM
Tony,

That's just an example of using the system that Martin advocated, i.e.   http://tinypic.com/ .......  Mind you before I upload any photo, using whatever system, I optimise the photograph for the web first using Adobe Photoshop which gives a decent amount of compression without losing definition in the photo. This one is about 270 kb but no doubt I could have got it a lot less, if i had been using as little kbs as possible for Martin's bandwidth, which I don't need to using Tinypic... ..........  :-)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 20, 2012, 05:33:13 PM
 
What about the spider?!  :((
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 20, 2012, 08:13:34 PM

What about the spider?!  :((

That little madam and the rest of her family that live in my house and garden, are of the family Steatoda Nobilis.... and I'm one of the rare people in this country to have had a nasty bite inflicted on me by one, which made me very ill indeed....

Little is known about their bite and supposedly the damage it does is believed to be of less severity than the true Black Widows... Don't believe that for one minute and if you have them on your property, avoid them !!!  .

I sent that photo which I took and this below, of one in my bedroom , to the Natural History Museum who confirmed it's identity. It's not to be confused with one commonly to be seen around the house, which belongs to a part of the same family, which is perfectly harmless. Mind you, I'd not trust another spider of any description, but the skull on the carapace of this one is very apt !

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/Artistmike/Steatoda-nobilis.jpg)

Oh and that one is using Photobucket and just 161 kb .....  :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Norseman on November 20, 2012, 08:45:56 PM
Ok let's try Adross's method - we should get The Mauritania.
 
(http://s8.postimage.org/g5ice1x2p/Mauretania_screws.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/g5ice1x2p/)
 
Dave
 
edit ........... and we do but clicking on it brings spam or adverts too. Is that unavoidable?
 
Dave
 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 20, 2012, 09:46:04 PM

edit ........... and we do but clicking on it brings spam or adverts too. Is that unavoidable?
 
Dave

I suppose Dave that it comes down to the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch. It's just with some image hosts, the cost of that lunch is higher than others..... I like Flickr and Photobucket as there is still a price but it's one I'm prepared to pay in terms of accepting adverts... ( especially as I always use an add blocker  {-) )
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 20, 2012, 11:18:05 PM
I suppose Dave that it comes down to the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch. It's just with some image hosts, the cost of that lunch is higher than others..... I like Flickr and Photobucket as there is still a price but it's one I'm prepared to pay in terms of accepting adverts... ( especially as I always use an add blocker  {-) )

Which is???
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 20, 2012, 11:19:40 PM
adblock plus works well for me.
Grendel
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 20, 2012, 11:56:50 PM
 
Thank you will look it up  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Raen on November 21, 2012, 12:04:45 AM
Adblock plus is an extension that can be added to Google chrome or Mozilla Firefox through the chrome store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb) or firefox add on site. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/?src=search)
I highly recommend the use of this as it not only stops adds but can help stop the accidental clicking on ads that lead more nefarious sites and viruses.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 21, 2012, 12:32:18 AM
 
Am using Internet Explorer  8
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: tt1 on November 21, 2012, 01:31:16 AM
Thanks Mike, so using tinypic means size re kb doesn't matter to the forum?  in a nutshell without using any other software what is the best means of getting a visually 'largish' picture without poor quality re resolution?
          Sorry for the continued questioning but am determined to crack this  O0 {-) {-)
                                     Regards, Tony.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 21, 2012, 03:53:42 PM
Thanks Mike, so using tinypic means size re kb doesn't matter to the forum?  in a nutshell without using any other software what is the best means of getting a visually 'largish' picture without poor quality re resolution?
 

When you use a hosting company for your photos, like Tinypic, Photoshop, or Flickr , the photo is physically stored on their servers and therefore Martin is not hosting the image on his and it's not costing him anything. there is just a typed link that brings up the photo so that it appears it's on his site. A web page can in fact consist of many elements brought together from different servers. 

The only way that Martin has to pay is when anyone uses the "Attachment" option which then does store it on his server where he is charged per Mb of storage that he uses....

The size of the image, if you are not using your own image software, can in fact be determined on Tinypic, Photobucket, etc. On Tinypic it's as you upload the photo so you can have it like this:-

(http://i45.tinypic.com/9bhydy.jpg)

or like this:-

(http://i47.tinypic.com/24mvyc2.jpg)

or even like this:-

(http://i45.tinypic.com/fvbxjl.jpg)

It's better when using a hosting company such as these to create your photo on your camera at the largest size you are likely to use and then reduce it as you need it via their software.....

Anything else, just shout... It's easy when you know how, it just takes a bit of time to learn, like all things.. :-)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: ardarossan on November 21, 2012, 04:16:23 PM
Mike,

Are you aware of a way to prevent (or reduce the chances of), an independantly hosted image disappearing from a Forum, should that external source alter it's codes, or if the account holder alters or rearranges their album?

Andy
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Artistmike on November 21, 2012, 05:54:58 PM
Mike,
Are you aware of a way to prevent (or reduce the chances of), an independantly hosted image disappearing from a Forum, should that external source alter it's codes, or if the account holder alters or rearranges their album?
Andy

Andy, given that computing is a really new introduction to man's scientific endeavours, in comparison to steam that's been around since 1712 odd, I'd say that the chances of any of these systems being around in ten years would be asking a lot !  :}

But put it this way, Photobucket and it's like are large commercially viable systems at the moment and that goes a long way to ensuring their existence for a while yet. So I'd give them a good chance of surviving a while and the photos being available for a good while too. ....

But given that, also any member of those sites is able to mess up their listings five minutes after they have posted them, .. so the photos are as secure as the people listing them so, no, not particularly secure.

Having said that our host Martin, may Odin bless him  {-) , may decide tomorrow that he's had enough of all the agro this forum brings him and decide to chuck it all in, whereby the whole lot's gone anyway or he may decide that whoever is hosting the site isn't really up to the job and changes server, whereby the same result applies if he is unable to move the content. ...

It's a bit of pot luck really, but the other question you should be asking is how much control do you want over anything you post on the internet ? Post it on Martin's site or any other as a direct attachment and you lose control, put it on Photobucket and you can at least delete any content you wish, when you like....

Swings and roundabouts really.... of course you could own your own domain and webspace, which I do, and post images from there which gives you even more control and many in these days of Internet lawlessness think that that is the more secure way ... As I say though in ten years all this will be no doubt all academic............
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 21, 2013, 07:46:22 PM
 
Anyone know how to upload a photo from a mobile phone (Android) straight on to the Forum?   {:-{

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Norseman on January 21, 2013, 09:14:29 PM
Or iPhone or android tablet.
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: deadbeat on January 22, 2013, 10:31:31 AM
Does anyone know if the upload facility for photos on this site is working yet. I have some photos to share. I'm not interested in a third party host such as photobucket, so if the upload facility is not working I won't bother to upload now or in the future.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 22, 2013, 11:10:55 AM
 
If it helps, with my posts I click on " Attachments and other options" below the post to upload photos from my PC.
 :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 22, 2013, 01:50:45 PM
Does anyone know if the upload facility for photos on this site is working yet. I have some photos to share. I'm not interested in a third party host such as photobucket, so if the upload facility is not working I won't bother to upload now or in the future.

It's always been working?!

There numerous tutorials showing exactly what to do.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg403457#msg403457 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg403457#msg403457)

1. Resize you photos to 640 x 480  & less than 150K per photo.
2. Click  "Attachments and other options"  under each new post.
3. Click post.



( NB. If you are thinking of Add Image to post, it's so unreliable, we've removed it... permanently! )


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: poll on January 22, 2013, 05:50:17 PM

Anyone know how to upload a photo from a mobile phone (Android) straight on to the Forum?   {:-{
Hi Martin.  This is a photo from my phone.

John.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: poll on January 22, 2013, 11:08:10 PM
 
  Hi Martin. This is from my phone ( Android )
  Is this what you are looking for, I Googled model boat mayhem-forum. The site came up,
 
  Model boat mayhem-forum-index. clicked this and came up with the forum site. Then went down the route
  when you put a post on, with a attachment   640x480
 
  John
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 18, 2013, 02:21:38 PM
( Photos sizes on the Forum [and computer in general] seem to be quite a bit of an unfathomable, concept for many people, even an anathema! )

 If you want to know a bit more about it, see:
http://www.archivemyphotos.org/shoot.html (http://www.archivemyphotos.org/shoot.html)
http://www.microscope-microscope.org/imaging/image-resolution.htm (http://www.microscope-microscope.org/imaging/image-resolution.htm)
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/web/images/resolution.shtml (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/web/images/resolution.shtml)


On Mayhem, photos need to be 640 x 480 pixels (dimensions) & less than 160Kilobytes (data size )

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16854.msg167251#msg167251 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16854.msg167251#msg167251)

( To give you an idea of the scale of the problem, 20 really big photos can easily take up more server space that the rest of the entire written part of the Forum!!!

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MarkScratchBuilt on March 16, 2013, 04:37:07 PM
Im struggling to upload any photos.... its saying they are too big can anyone help? {:-{
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Circlip on March 16, 2013, 04:48:26 PM
Scissors? :embarrassed:
 
  Regards Ian.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Circlip on March 16, 2013, 04:51:09 PM
Try this section.
 
  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.0.html (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.0.html)
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MarkScratchBuilt on March 16, 2013, 10:51:20 PM
thanks for that!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: chris_suffolk on March 24, 2013, 10:56:33 PM
Found it quite a challenge to get mine small enough - modern cameras produce such huge file sizes, and the 161kb limit is pretty tiny. Why is it set so low, with modern PC's and broadband, or is it down to storage space on the server?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 24, 2013, 11:04:31 PM
Found it quite a challenge to get mine small enough - modern cameras produce such huge file sizes, and the 161kb limit is pretty tiny. Why is it set so low, with modern PC's and broadband, or is it down to storage space on the server?
Cost.. <:(
You will now get loads of reply's about using 3rd party sites etc,  etc  however for xp,W7, W8 In my Opinion the easiest software to use is Pix resizer, ( Its FREE) this will resize 1 - Lots of pictures in a matter of seconds, I use it all the time to resize my pictures..  Honestly give it a go..  I forget which size is best for Mayhem but I think about 640 * 480 is great but you could experiment.

http://bluefive.pair.com/ (http://bluefive.pair.com/)
http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

Larry
 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: chris_suffolk on March 24, 2013, 11:12:26 PM
I used photoshop, but the 161kb limit does seem a bit stuck in the past for when computers were slow and storage expensive, which doesn't really apply to the same extent now days
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 24, 2013, 11:16:39 PM
I used photoshop, but the 161kb limit does seem a bit stuck in the past for when computers were slow and storage expensive, which doesn't really apply to the same extent now days
Maybe but as Martin pays for this site from whatever donations he receives and then his own wallet small is better.  :-))
I use Photoshop but find the pix resizer so much easier.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TailUK on March 24, 2013, 11:39:11 PM
Try downloading "Irfanview"  It's picture viewing software and I dont think it can be equalled.  It will show nearly every format and can downsize, enlarge or edit them all.  It'll also handle movie files and it's completely free, no strings attached.

http://www.irfanview.com/
http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Peter Fitness on March 24, 2013, 11:48:53 PM
I use Light Image Resizer 4, a free download available here -


http://www.afterdawn.com/software/desktop/image_editing/light_image_resizer.cfm (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/desktop/image_editing/light_image_resizer.cfm)


For Mayhem photos I set the required size a 160kb with quality set at good, then just click "Process".


Peter.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 24, 2013, 11:52:03 PM
Try downloading "Irfanview"  It's picture viewing software and I dont think it can be equalled.  It will show nearly every format and can downsize, enlarge or edit them all.  It'll also handle movie files and it's completely free, no strings attached.
That looks pretty good , will have to have a bit of  a play
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Captbearuk on March 25, 2013, 01:14:05 AM
Mark,
I did mine with 'Paint' that came with Windows.
Open the file with 'Paint'. Press 'Select All', then Resize.
Select 'pixels' and enter 640 while maintaining aspect ratio.
Then I 'Save As' a Jpeg and check the size before attaching it to my forum message.
Hope this helps.
Glyn
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 25, 2013, 03:21:11 PM
Yes, 640 x 480 at 160Kb per photos is a bit VGA / old school but you can still get a hell of a photo at that resolution!


Topics merged.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Neil on July 23, 2013, 08:37:26 AM
Iget the same quite often.........
the simple solution to this message is...........press the refresh button on your tool bar and a message to retry will come up...press that, and you'll get your message a second time after it has refreshed..press refresh again, and you will finally get a message You have already posted this message.............all you do then is to click onto the thread and your posting with photos should come up ok.
 
neil.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 23, 2013, 04:34:54 PM
I find that if you upload, say 2 or 3, then post.
Then click Modify you can add the rest afterwards!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: rem2007 on August 18, 2013, 08:45:40 PM
Been awhile since I posted photos and need to resize them prior to posting. Can anyone direct me to the link on how to do this please?
I have a new laptop so the resizing program may have been on my old desktop.

Thanks,
Robert
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 18, 2013, 09:08:48 PM
 
 :-)

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.0.html

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16854.0.html

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2277.0.html
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: colin-d on August 20, 2013, 02:40:35 PM
A simple way to reduce the size of photos if you don't have a photo software is to select the photos you want to post and right click on them and select send to e-mail recipient windows will offer to reduce the size, select the size you want, and they are then attached to the e-mail.
 
you don't have to send the e-mail.
 
then once there are attached, just click on save attachments to disk.. easy... :-))
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 20, 2013, 04:29:24 PM
 
Very clever! Just make sure they are also reduce the files size too, down to less than 150Kb.

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: colin-d on August 20, 2013, 05:02:50 PM
99.99% of the time they get reduced to 640 x 480 and get compressed to about 80kb per photo..
 
one would say perfect for Forums...!!
 
very easy to use, very fast, and no additional software needed..  :-))
 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 21, 2013, 12:02:10 AM
99.99% of the time they get reduced to 640 x 480 and get compressed to about 80kb per photo..
 
one would say perfect for Forums...!!
 
very easy to use, very fast, and no additional software needed..  :-))

Very simple solution  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: rem2007 on August 21, 2013, 06:26:23 AM
Sorted guys, thanks.

Robert
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 21, 2013, 12:23:01 PM
 
I knew this process rang a bell!
Look under Resize Photos on the menu of Mayhem main page!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on September 18, 2013, 05:13:44 PM
I have been trying to post photos but am told they are to big,  please could someone give me simple instructions on how to do so, I am using Windows 8.
Thanks.
 
Len.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on September 18, 2013, 05:21:27 PM

I knew this process rang a bell!
Look under Resize Photos on the menu of Mayhem main page!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/


This is out of date as there is no Windows 8
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: dougal99 on September 18, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
Take a look here http://www.digitalred.com/support/windows/image-resizing/ (http://www.digitalred.com/support/windows/image-resizing/)


for Windows 7&8


HTH
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on September 18, 2013, 06:25:56 PM
Thanks I will give it a try.
 
Len.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: colin-d on September 18, 2013, 06:28:56 PM
A simple way to reduce the size of photos if you don't have a photo software is to select the photos you want to post and right click on them and select send to e-mail recipient windows will offer to reduce the size, select the size you want, and they are then attached to the e-mail.
 
you don't have to send the e-mail.
 
then once there are attached, just click on save attachments to disk.. easy... (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif)
 
it does not matter which windows system one has, this works on all windows systems
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: dougal99 on September 18, 2013, 06:41:52 PM
Ah so that's it. I missed the save attachment entry on the File menu  <:(
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: gregorp on September 19, 2013, 08:36:06 AM
Thanks for the info I was struggling
Paul
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on September 19, 2013, 06:22:26 PM
Hi Colin-d,
That does not work on my Windows 8.
 
Len.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 19, 2013, 06:27:08 PM
 
Also see:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg36.html#msg36

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2277.msg108900.html#msg108900

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg416798.html#msg416798


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on September 19, 2013, 06:43:42 PM
Hi Colin-d,
That does not work on my Windows 8.
 
Len.
PixResizer Does. I have used it on xp, W7 & W8   :-))
http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm (http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm)
 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on September 20, 2013, 06:11:00 PM
Hi Long Build,
What Colin-d said I cannot make work and I downloaded Picresizer but cannot find it on my computer!.
Also found in Widows Office 10, a picture resizer but unsure how it works?.
 
Len, dim but nice.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on September 20, 2013, 06:28:04 PM
The file will be in your Download File, you need to run the EXE file..
Or just download it again but say Run rather than save.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on September 21, 2013, 02:34:49 PM
Hi Long Build,
 As you can see I have managed at last, is there any way I can get rid of their Watermark without paying for the download?.
Thanks for your help.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on October 08, 2013, 10:21:57 AM
Just trying out Robosizer an automatic resizer.
My Springer rescuing the Chairman's new boat
on its maiden voyage  <:( <:(

Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: regiment on November 02, 2013, 08:00:38 PM
  two hours trying to resize my photos i am now going to have a cup of cocoa and forget about photos   for ever
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Peter Fitness on November 02, 2013, 08:25:08 PM
I use Light Image Resizer a free download available here


http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/light-image-resizer/ (http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/light-image-resizer/)


It's extremely easy to use, and allows you to choose a size to suit your needs. I've been using it for a number of years now with very good results. It really is very simple, no expertise needed.


Peter.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 02, 2013, 09:00:23 PM
Hi Long Build,
 As you can see I have managed at last, is there any way I can get rid of their Watermark without paying for the download?.
Thanks for your help.

Did you download it from the link I put up ?, as that is free with no watermark .. The site it is showing on your picture is a different site..
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 02, 2013, 09:11:25 PM
Agree with Peter, Light Image Resizer is very good and offers various options if you need them For example I have set up the various file sizes needed to post photos of different parts of the Model Boats Website.

Colin
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 03, 2013, 04:33:34 PM
Did you download it from the link I put up ?, as that is free with no watermark .. The site it is showing on your picture is a different site..
I have re downloaded PiX Resiser and resised a couple of photos, where will they be saved?, with the originals??.

Len.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 03, 2013, 05:12:23 PM
If Individual they are normally saved in the same file, If multiple pictures then they are saved in the file you tell it to.
Individual files are saved with a new file name normally like bigada 460*800
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Big Ada on November 03, 2013, 05:45:13 PM
Hi,Does PiX Resiser save them to its own folder or are they sent to MY Pictures, Im struggling to find any that I have resised, can you go through the process after choosing a photo please.
 
len.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 03, 2013, 06:09:39 PM
Just tested..
The picture will save generally to the default drive, in my case " C "  but you can alter that before you save the adjustment.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Norseman on November 26, 2013, 09:01:24 PM
Hi Guys

You must be tired of this but ...

I am mainly using iPhone for mayhem. I have just downloaded simple resize app and yes I changed the size of the photo. However I have no idea of any photos file size either via the app or in the iPhones album.

If I need another app then it needs to be free. I can afford the price but it is a works iPhone and them recovering costs will mean reams of paperwork, trees will probably fall for the. 69p.

Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 27, 2014, 04:35:08 AM

How to Minimize Photos Quickly?

http://news.filepuma.com/how-to/how-to-minimize-photos-quickly-1557.html

http://www.balesio.com/fileminimizerpictures/eng/index.php
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: U-33 on September 27, 2014, 06:05:42 AM
If you have Paint on your pc, then resizing your photos is dead easy. Locate the image you wish to resize on your pc, right click on it and then left click on 'Open with...' scroll down the list it will bring up and select Paint.


Once the image is open in Paint, look up at the top left of the window and select 'Resize'...left click on that, and then choose how much you wish to resize the image (I normally go for 50%) Left click on your chosen size, select 'save as', and Paint will save the resized image for you, normally in Downloads or in Pictures on your pc.


Once you've done that, locate the image on your pc and just make sure that the image is less than 300kb and it will be fine to upload to Mayhem. (just right click on 'Properties' and it will display the image size for you) If it's still too big, then reopen in in Paint and resize it a bit more, you'll soon get the hang of it.


Rich
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: colin-d on September 27, 2014, 12:27:06 PM
Hi Colin-d,
That does not work on my Windows 8.
Len.
my original post...
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg452964.html#msg452964 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg452964.html#msg452964)

i now have a Windows 8.1 Machine... with MS Office...

and as i said... the Method with attaching to a Email.. works on all Windows Systems... THIS IS TRUE... !!  <*<

i probably forgot to mention that you should not use the APP`s.. but go to a Windows 8.1 Desktop and go from there.. using Outlook..!!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on December 04, 2014, 02:18:52 PM
It seems a lot of you are having problems posting pics maybee this will HELP
 
Step 1 get a Photobucket account.....it doesnt cost  apenny it is FREE
 
Step 2 click on UPLOAD
 
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth019_zps81eedfac.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth019_zps81eedfac.jpg.html)
 
Step 3 choose pics to upload
 
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth020_zps1ca4edb6.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth020_zps1ca4edb6.jpg.html)
 
 
Step 4 select pics...to have more than 1 pic simple HOLD DOWN the "xxxxx" button and click on the ohters with your mouse

 
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth022_zps5a60a75e.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth022_zps5a60a75e.jpg.html)
 
Step 5 select OPEN
 
 (http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth023_zps3fa7040a.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth023_zps3fa7040a.jpg.html)
 
 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on December 04, 2014, 02:28:40 PM
Step 6 when upload is finish click on view uploads
 
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth024_zpsedf76abd.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth024_zpsedf76abd.jpg.html)
 
step 7 hover over the carthweel symbol on right of pic
 
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth025_zpse2536ba5.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth025_zpse2536ba5.jpg.html)
 
Step 8  click share links
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth026_zps92ed162c.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth026_zps92ed162c.jpg.html)
 
Step 9 click on lowest link till it states COPIED
 
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth027_zpsb5a479f0.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth027_zpsb5a479f0.jpg.html)
 
step 10 open your mayhem post and simply RIGHT click and PASTE to mayhem
 
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo295/broomsrck/Eldergarth028_zpsf241b1fa.jpg) (http://s385.photobucket.com/user/broomsrck/media/Eldergarth028_zpsf241b1fa.jpg.html)
 
All you do then is simply finish your post and post it up on mayhem What can be simpler NO RESISING TO DO IT DOES IT FOR YOU
 
 
Dave
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on December 09, 2014, 04:34:17 PM
(http://s25.postimg.org/9rcyioogr/30d_various_009.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9rcyioogr/)
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on December 09, 2014, 04:35:14 PM
not a lot to choose between it and photobox except the pics are a lot smaller
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: david48 on January 01, 2015, 11:34:25 AM
Happy new year to all,
Now there is a new server is the photo size the same and if so please can you tell me what that is .
I have Picasa and My Pictures . I tried a test to attach a image ,when  I did a preview before posting there was no image only the text any ideas what I am doing wrong .
This is my task this year to post pictures .
David
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Mark T on January 01, 2015, 11:41:34 AM
Hi David - As has been said above I use photobucket.  If you use this you will not have to worry about resizing or anything its so simple.


I think the forum though may have some issues with photobucket i.e. if you delete your account the forum may loose the pictures too?


Maybe Martin could let us know if that is the case?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on January 01, 2015, 11:49:19 AM

The maximum allowable size of photos is 300K, although this takes time to download.  We've found the best size is around 100-150k.  This fills the screen without needing to use the sideways arrows below them.

The Photobucket way is easy on the size problem, as mentioned above, but the photos will disappear from Mayhem if the account is altered or closed.

Also, you do not see your photos in the preview.  We advise you  "post"  and then look at the result.  You then have up to 20 minutes to alter anything you want.

This is also a good time to run the spell checker if you're not sure of any words, as it saves us correcting it later.  Some of the spelling is accidentally wrong and sometimes puts the whole thread on a different meaning.

Hope all this helps and leads to a smoother running forum for 2015.

Cheers and happy Boating.

ken

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on January 01, 2015, 11:55:57 AM
Hi David - As has been said above I use photobucket.  If you use this you will not have to worry about resizing or anything its so simple.


I think the forum though may have some issues with photobucket i.e. if you delete your account the forum may loose the pictures too?


Maybe Martin could let us know if that is the case?

If you delete your photo bucket account, yes all pictures vanish and you get an image saying "Image not available" or similar . If you delete your forum account it depends on what level you close it down, if you leave and throw your teddy out of the pram as some have done and insist your posts are deleted then it starts to make threads look a bit odd, most cases accounts are closed but pictures remain.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on January 01, 2015, 11:58:57 AM
The maximum allowable size of photos is 300K, although this takes time to download.  We've found the best size is around 100-150k.  This fills the screen without needing to use the sideways arrows below them.

The Photobucket way is easy on the size problem, as mentioned above, but the photos will disappear from Mayhem if the account is altered or closed.

Also, you do not see your photos in the preview.  We advise you  "post"  and then look at the result.  You then have up to 20 minutes to alter anything you want.

This is also a good time to run the spell checker if you're not sure of any words, as it saves us correcting it later.  Some of the spelling is accidentally wrong and sometimes puts the whole thread on a different meaning.

Hope all this helps and leads to a smoother running forum for 2015.

Cheers and happy Boating.

ken



Personally I thought the 220kb was more than enough  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: david48 on January 01, 2015, 12:31:21 PM
Thank you for the info ,will try again
David
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 20, 2015, 12:19:52 AM
 
Anyone know about or use Pinterest?!?

What's it all about? What is it purpose in life???

Ask in case it can be used for hosting photos for Mayhem!  ok2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2015, 12:43:01 PM
 
 Found another Image hosting site today http://imgur.com/ (http://imgur.com/) - it maybe just what we need!



(http://i.imgur.com/hOUhErh.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 25, 2015, 10:01:43 PM

You can also resize online!

http://webresizer.com/

http://resizeyourimage.com/EN/

http://www.resize-photos.com/

.... just be careful of Pop-ups & Pop-unders adverts!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Mad Scientist on June 25, 2015, 11:00:06 PM
I signed up with postimage.org recently. It allows for resizing, so no other software needed.
Another thing I like is that, unlike some other photo sites, it isn't trying to be the next Facebook. - Tom
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 25, 2015, 11:39:19 PM
 
We have a long a chequered history with Postimage.org here on Mayhem, even embedded the software to the \forum.... but many times it was unavailable, several times it's just disappeared and taken the photos with it, sometimes posted "inappropriate" advertizing along with the hosted photos and links to VERY suspicious sites with popups!


That said, lets give them another go. Today's 
Date: June 25 2015

                (http://s12.postimg.org/3ott0f9uh/SAM_1351.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3ott0f9uh/)

                   http://postimg.org
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 09, 2015, 09:47:13 AM

Try dropping the photo size down to 100K

Ken
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MickT70 on July 09, 2015, 09:53:57 AM
thanks Ken will try that
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MickT70 on July 09, 2015, 10:08:39 AM
lets see if these two work
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 09, 2015, 10:22:27 AM
 
Beautiful!  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 17, 2015, 05:12:08 PM

Imgur is another way to post your huge photos on Mayhem!    http://imgur.com/ (http://imgur.com/) 

IT seems quick and easy enough!

1. click - upload images ( very top of page )

2. click -Browse my computer

3. locate your photo / photos on your computer / phone / tablet / Ipad etc.

4. click Upload

5.once uploaded, on right hand side, click Share this image,  then scroll down until you see   -   Use BBCode (Forums)

6. click the COPY symbol   to the left of the coding.

7. come back here to your open post,  right click, Paste



(http://i.imgur.com/cdTZxfC.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: inertia on September 17, 2015, 05:29:08 PM
Open new message on Mayhem and add text;
Click on + Attachments and other options;
Click on Browse button;
Find photo folder on your PC;
Click on File name and then Open;
Post message.

Works for me every time. Who needs Photobucket, Imgur etc etc?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: John W E on September 17, 2015, 05:38:34 PM
Now I like that SWORDSMAN  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 17, 2015, 05:48:18 PM
Works for me every time. Who needs Photobucket, Imgur etc etc?

You know how to resize a photo! 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: John W E on September 17, 2015, 05:59:45 PM
A so its the Huntress %) and not a SWORDSMAN  :-)) :-)) like it
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: inertia on September 17, 2015, 06:35:53 PM

You know how to resize a photo! 

Yeah - don't you?

Bloobs
I'll see what I can do about a plan for you, as my official blogger. Don't sit up too late, though.
DM
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on September 18, 2015, 04:19:18 AM
Open new message on Mayhem and add text;
Click on + Attachments and other options;
Click on Browse button;
Find photo folder on your PC;
Click on File name and then Open;
Post message.

Works for me every time. Who needs Photobucket, Imgur etc etc?

And that even works down under as well  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheOldMan on September 29, 2015, 09:05:50 AM
test, test
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Capt Podge on September 29, 2015, 09:08:17 AM
Look good to me - test successful.  :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheOldMan on September 29, 2015, 09:17:12 AM
Thank you, now I will be able to do some pics and build notes on here :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 29, 2015, 11:35:46 PM
 
http://cubeupload.com/

Sign up if you want to keep track of uploaded photos but you don't need for just a few photos.


(http://u.cubeupload.com/Mayhem1/71GBhm.jpg)



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Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Capt Podge on September 29, 2015, 11:59:30 PM
Thanks for that Martin - I'll give it a go next time I've got a photo or two to upload.  :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 05, 2015, 12:10:09 PM
 
My favourite photo hosting site, CubeUpload seems to have died over the weekend....  <:(

Here's how to do it on Flickr   -  https://www.flickr.com/


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/718/21776756130_3799c02c81_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zbkyUA)Flickr1 (https://flic.kr/p/zbkyUA) by Model Boat Mayhem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8565230@N05/), on Flickr


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5708/21776994228_69b1f3e6f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zbmMFJ)Flickr2 (https://flic.kr/p/zbmMFJ) by Model Boat Mayhem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8565230@N05/), on Flickr


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/691/21777939639_ec129169b6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zbrCHV)Flickr3 (https://flic.kr/p/zbrCHV) by Model Boat Mayhem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8565230@N05/), on Flickr


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/682/21964851615_ca611d569a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zsXB9c)Flickr4 (https://flic.kr/p/zsXB9c) by Model Boat Mayhem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8565230@N05/), on Flickr


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(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/651/21777597439_9e4510b16a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zbpSZV)PENT4116 (https://flic.kr/p/zbpSZV) by
Model Boat Mayhem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8565230@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on October 05, 2015, 02:24:57 PM
Just got a phone pic resizer Martin,
Recognise it ?

Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 05, 2015, 05:55:36 PM
 :} Well its not Martins Bismarck that's for sure
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 05, 2015, 06:33:56 PM
 
The stern looks too long!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 30, 2015, 09:18:18 PM
 
imgbox.com test...

(http://i.imgbox.com/iaJLe57D.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/iaJLe57D)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Dave Cook on November 04, 2015, 12:37:17 PM
Hi All , Can anyone advise me on why i sometimes cant see photos in posts there is a square with a red cross in the top corner were the photo should be . And also how do i insert a photo onto a post i am writing .
Best Regards Dave :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Arrow5 on November 04, 2015, 12:41:34 PM
..and as a follow-up to that, why can I post pictures at times and not at other times ?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Arrow5 on November 04, 2015, 12:53:15 PM
This is a test. Well this worked OK today.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 05, 2015, 01:25:38 AM
Hi All , Can anyone advise me on why i sometimes cant see photos in posts there is a square with a red cross in the top corner were the photo should be . And also how do i insert a photo onto a post i am writing .
Best Regards Dave :-))

Good question have come across this often on the forum,
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 05, 2015, 07:03:03 AM
 
Many photos are hosted off this Forum, on other servers, if those servers are off-line, unavailable or gone-the-way-of-the-Dodo... little red crosses!

To upload direct to Mayhem, see:   http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg36.html#msg36
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Arrow5 on November 07, 2015, 02:00:48 PM
Another test,                               Seems to work OK today :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 09, 2015, 09:32:06 AM
 
What the hell is that Arrow?!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on November 09, 2015, 12:59:19 PM
looks like a pulse jet from a V1 flying bomb
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Arrow5 on November 09, 2015, 01:36:34 PM
Correct with the power plant, it is a pulse-jet from a "Doodlebug" . It was a WWII Nazi last ditch attempt at a weapon intended to attack shipping, a sort of manned torpedo. Didn't go into production, only one prototype named "Tornado". The twin hulls were floats from Junkers seaplane. It would have been very noisy and pretty hopeless in a rough sea. The red one was a competitor in the aquatic equivalent to the Italian road races like the Mille Miglia and Targa Floria. The picture shows it after a recent complete restoration, it must be noisy and drafty to ride in too.  Lots of vintage film of the Pavia to Venice race on Youtube.  It might be my next project as I have a pair of floats doing nothing . I think a fantasy "what if" combination of the two designs , no pulse-jet  :o, prop driven with modern looking style aero engine pod. Winter project, I do like the unorthodox :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Dave Cook on November 09, 2015, 01:59:01 PM
(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/C:\Users\CookDav\Pictures\Photo0060.jpg)test
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Dave Cook on November 09, 2015, 02:00:07 PM
It worked  %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: painterman2 on September 16, 2016, 03:48:34 PM
hi will look into that thanks painterman2
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Capt Podge on October 07, 2016, 11:08:38 PM
Just trying out Imgbox:

 
Didn't work - I'll go back and try again
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: John W E on December 03, 2016, 12:54:21 PM
Test
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 17, 2017, 11:51:05 AM
Testing....
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Korp1010 on February 01, 2017, 07:17:20 PM
Test



Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2017, 08:29:14 PM
 
Test using - http://webresizer.com/resizer/ (http://webresizer.com/resizer/)

Set width to 800
click [Apply Changes]
click [Download this image]
Load as attachment as normal
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: stringer on February 22, 2017, 05:25:09 PM

Hi Martin
can you explain how I can reduce a photo from 1mb to below 300KB, I am trying to send a photo to tiger tiger
Geoff S
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: gregk9 on February 22, 2017, 08:54:23 PM
search online for " robosizer", its a FREE download program. Once installed it will automatically adjust the size on any picture image you wish to share on ANY program or site. O0
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 24, 2017, 05:33:28 PM
If using windows 10, open it with Paint (the included picture handler).  Under the "home" tab is a "resize" command where you can pick the percentage size wanted.  Then use "save as" to put it somewhere that you can find it again.  Check that the new file size is as expected, attach and send.
Previously I have used the FREE image handler "irfanview".
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 24, 2017, 06:00:58 PM

Pixresizer


Been Using it for over 6 years no issues..


http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 24, 2017, 09:38:10 PM
There's also a free program called Light Image Resizer available here http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/light-image-resizer/ (http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/light-image-resizer/) I've been using it for years.


Peter.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Mark T on July 22, 2017, 09:38:23 AM
Test - It worked  %% %% %%
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 22, 2017, 10:00:07 AM

I use Irfanview (free) which not only lets you resize but also change how compressed the image is. Tis means that within the 300kb limit I can get much larger images or I can reduce the image data size to help Martin. These images are set to jpeg quality 60


The first image is 1920 x1074 (full hd) and is 287kb
The second image is 1450 x 811 and is 205kb


 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Baldrick on September 08, 2017, 03:08:56 PM
Hi Tug Fanatic.


  Can you please tell me where in Infraview you change the JPEG quality , I am unable to find it .


cheers.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 09, 2017, 09:27:25 AM
Hi Tug Fanatic.


  Can you please tell me where in Infraview you change the JPEG quality , I am unable to find it .


cheers.
In Ifranview, while showing your image, click the "Image" tab, then click "resize/resample" from the drop down menu.  Then "save As" somewhere else or with a new name.  The other available image adjustment options are in the same drop down menu.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Chris G on December 03, 2017, 04:36:19 PM
Dear Administrator
I have been referring to a build blog by tt1 titled Alice Upjohn my third build as I have just started a long owned kit by Metcalf Mouldings of the same lifeboat. I have found this build blog very interesting and helpful but today many of the photos on the blog have disappeared.
Is there any particular reason for this or is it a quirk on my laptop.
If Tony sees this I wish to thank him for his work and the help it has given me so far, long way to go yet.
Regards Chris G
   
( http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,35283.msg374802.html#msg374802 - Admin  )
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on December 03, 2017, 04:51:04 PM
Chris G,

The images you refer to were on an external server to the Mayhem forum and then linked using a URL from the external source to the post on Mayhem e.g. http://s12 (http://s12).postimage.org/is1e1jkbt/1_Large.jpg

The images don't appear to exist any more on the external server - the only person you could ask about the reason they no longer exist at the lookup URL link is the person that put them their in the first place who was more than likely  "tt1"

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 03, 2017, 09:08:22 PM
tt1 is last showing as active on this Forum Feb 17
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 04, 2017, 03:59:28 AM
Dear Administrator
I have been referring to a build blog by tt1 titled Alice Upjohn my third build as I have just started a long owned kit by Metcalf Mouldings of the same lifeboat. I have found this build blog very interesting and helpful but today many of the photos on the blog have disappeared.
Is there any particular reason for this or is it a quirk on my laptop.
If Tony sees this I wish to thank him for his work and the help it has given me so far, long way to go yet.
Regards Chris G
   
( http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,35283.msg374802.html#msg374802 - Admin  )

Chris,

My suggestion is to personal message the author tt1, look him up in members list, and ask him if he can provide copies and or info as required.
Unfortunately you will find several threads on here with the same problem because the authors didn't and some still don't post from their computers but from the "cloud". It is out of the control of the administrator/moderators to rectify.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 04, 2017, 10:50:07 AM

  O0
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on December 14, 2017, 08:12:11 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4524/38346727114_d30a270a49_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21qyZZu)IMG_1865 copy (https://flic.kr/p/21qyZZu) by Dave jones (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137429460@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on December 14, 2017, 08:18:33 PM
Weh hey that seems to work onwards and upwards I think




Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 14, 2017, 08:30:00 PM


          :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on December 17, 2017, 10:16:42 AM
This post is being used to try to understand the issue with inserting images

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/16/C3PO.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on December 17, 2017, 10:18:22 AM
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/16/IMG_5672.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on December 17, 2017, 10:22:14 AM
Long file name test

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/17/C3POLongfilenametest123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMMNOPQRSTUVWYXZ--Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 17, 2017, 10:39:14 AM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Portgarth-volume-5/i-8G5LXjV/0/70ed8142/X3/69E279F3-9966-40D6-BB0C-84EE338287F3-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 17, 2017, 10:39:35 AM
Why did that work? is it fixed??
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on December 17, 2017, 10:51:11 AM
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/09/20171209_120022.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on December 17, 2017, 10:51:57 AM
!!!!!!!!!???????
Previously it would time out with database error?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 17, 2017, 12:19:41 PM
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/17/DeansMarine_Dec_2017_23.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/8hb2V)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 17, 2017, 12:20:41 PM

  I think we're working again chaps!   :o :o :o :o :o :o


Message from the hosting company...

"Thank you for your reply and apologies for the delayed response!

All outstanding issues have now been resolved - services are up and running and your emails will send and receive just fine now.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance from our end, we will gladly help!"


That's it?   Charming!     >:-o
 

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Brian60 on December 17, 2017, 01:46:27 PM
Nice hosting company! Wonder what the answer would be if you took out a multi million dollar injunction due to loss of revenue to your business caused by their negligence %) %)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on December 17, 2017, 02:45:07 PM
Should have offered a couple of months free for the hassle
Even Sky <*< <*< <*< <*<  do that.


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 17, 2017, 04:07:26 PM
 
Test - Topics Merged


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/17/DeansMarine_Dec_2017_399.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/8hpUT)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 21, 2017, 09:59:39 PM
 
Test ...

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/21/Birds_2017_06.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/8H2Sl)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:01:54 PM
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-d6QDqM7/0/f88af755/X2/DSC_0464-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 21, 2017, 10:04:08 PM
 
Your back garden too?!   {-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:04:45 PM
I'll raise you an Egret
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-MwXBtcb/0/23eab46a/O/DSC_0062%20edit.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:06:15 PM
I've got Robins galore  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-Kp6mxFC/0/704df35a/X2/Robin-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:08:07 PM
DUCK!!!!!!
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-p36vk3L/0/53b28bd0/X3/Duckling%201-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:14:02 PM
My garden  :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-QzNkT3b/0/e944cd20/X3/DSC_0293-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on December 21, 2017, 10:16:25 PM
Your Egret.


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/21/20170717_115524_crop_426x690.jpg)

My Eurasian Eagle Owl.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:18:13 PM
My Swan
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-mGTBz8P/0/b6f20215/X3/Swan%204-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:19:07 PM
My Kyte
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-V2dm8RV/0/f12f8898/O/RK%201%20small.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:20:54 PM
My Canary, yes it is a canary  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-LckhSdh/0/8c65e47b/X3/Canary%20Lanzarote-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:22:51 PM
Juvenile Gull at Sunset over Agadir
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-k6J6Kp5/0/2961f146/XL/gull-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:24:09 PM
A hungry one near Santa Cruz
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-MnzjKzL/0/3140357a/X2/Gull-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on December 21, 2017, 10:26:32 PM
My Golden Eagle


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/21/20170717_114206.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:29:34 PM
DUCK!!!!!! babies
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-JRFQszv/0/1760268b/X2/duclings%203-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Living-World/Birds/i-p3Z64xQ/0/873bcf5f/X3/duclings%204-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on December 21, 2017, 10:34:44 PM
Last one, run out of birds.

Big "xxxxx"......fish eating eagle, tad short of 8' wing span, would not like to be on the wrong side of talons or beak......

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/21/20170717_151852.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:35:33 PM
Well the forum is fair on fire NOT! very unresponsive and crawling along at best.
Many internal server error notices
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on December 21, 2017, 10:50:10 PM
My Turkey










































(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/21/thanksgivingturkey-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on December 21, 2017, 10:50:31 PM
Yeah, had to try several times.


Feel sorry for Martin.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:57:24 PM
Yeah, had to try several times.


Feel sorry for Martin.


Cue Supermeerkat
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-QDBPKpT/0/772077bb/X3/image-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:58:00 PM
Heck that loaded super fast
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 10:58:36 PM
Yup its pinging hot now  :-))


EDIT even on modify !


Martin must be stuck under the hood  {-) :-))
DOUBLE EDIT  Whatever you did don't touch it!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on December 21, 2017, 11:03:22 PM
My Turkey

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/12/21/thanksgivingturkey-1.jpg)


Do you always tie your birds ankles together {-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Neil on December 21, 2017, 11:15:16 PM

I'm crying foul now..............Too many birds to look at..........Hugh Heffner will be turning in his grave......He never had so many chicks in his nest.


far too cagey for that to be caught with his feathers ruffled..........
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 22, 2017, 10:40:07 AM

Beautiful pictures.  The clarity of detail is superb.    :-))

Well done

ken
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: xrad on January 01, 2018, 02:08:01 PM
seems MBM is still dropping many pics, like in the steam section.  I use 600 x450 and this seems to work without issue


Easy to resize pics in windows standard image viewer: open>edit>resize>600 horizontal(keep aspect/proportional)



Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: T33cno on January 01, 2018, 02:53:37 PM
I don't buy newspapers so my picture hosting is effectively free at under £1 per week compared to the daily muck dredger.
No limit on storage nor file size and never let me down in many many years. Yes it will disappear if I die but nothings forever  <:(
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: tizdaz on January 01, 2018, 09:33:00 PM

Hi guys, just a quick one (Wasn't sure where to post this so feel free to move to the correct section!)


If you need to re-size your Photos (which most of us do as the default size is huge & file size is large) then visit this website, its VERY simple to use & you can resize your photos in no time:


http://www.picresize.com/ (http://www.picresize.com/)


from this page you have a couple choices:


Quick Resize (For single images)
If you just have the one photo, then just click on the "Quick Resize" link then on the following page select the "BROWSE" button & select the photo on your computer & click on the "Open" button. You can then choose what resize you would like from the presets (25%, 50%, or 75%) or you can select as custom size, 50% which is the default setting is usually ideal, but if your photo is still too large try the 75% option or like I say, you can specify your own size using pixels. Now just click on "I'm done, Quick Resize My Picture" button. You will then see a few different options for your image including details such as the all important File Size. If all is good then just click on "Save to Disk" button & proceed to save your newly resized image to your computer, now you can upload it to the forum with no file size issues! :)


Multiple Pics (For more than 1 image).. A little more involved, but very simple!
For resizing multiple photos at once, just click on the "Multiple Pics" link then click on the "Add Multiple Files" button, at this point a windows dialogue box will pop open on your computer, just browse to where your photos are stored that you wish to resize then select them all by either dragging a box around them or to only select specific photos in the folder just hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard (the Ctrl key is usually located at the bottom left or right of your keyboard layout) whilst left clicking on the photos you want & then release the "Ctrl" key, once your happy with the photos you have selected click on the "Open" button & then click on the "Upload Files" button, depending on how many photos you selected this can take some time so be patient! Once upload is complete (which will be indicated with a message saying "Upload Successful") you can then proceed to resize your photos, you can either use the default setting of 50% or choose one of the other presets, (50% is usually ideal) then just click on the "Submit Batch Job" button, again depending on how many photos you selected, this can take some time! Once resizing is complete just click on the "Save to Disk" button & save your newly resized photos, you should now be able to upload your photos to the forum with no file size issues! :)


I know some of you might be thinking "why not just use Photobucket?" well, I've NEVER been a fan of photo bucket simply because if a file/image is not viewed for a certain amount of time, then the file loses its direct link, which is why on a lot of posts you only see Photo Bucket Place Holder image & not the original image, this isn't only annoying as to view the file you are then pointed to the actual Photo Bucket website where you have to press 1001 links just to find the image usually! but it also messes a topic up. Uploading files/photos to the forum is a MUCH better method as this will ensure that the photos will be there as long as the forum is!


Simples!


Daz :)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 12, 2018, 10:07:17 AM
Hi, how do you upload imgages as know matter what i try iam having no joy even after making pictures smaller file size! Is there a thread anywhere that explains how to do it.


Chris
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug-Kenny on January 12, 2018, 10:11:34 AM


This might help.


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23.msg36.html#msg36



ken
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: petermun on January 12, 2018, 10:12:55 AM
Try a free program Robotsizer.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 12, 2018, 10:25:13 AM
Try a free program Robotsizer.


Thanks Ken i will have a read, i make sure pictures are jpeg delow file size for upload but still no joy!


Hopefully i will work it out as just started a MBD Shannon and Atlantic build so it would be good to post some pictures.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 12, 2018, 10:27:10 AM
Chris,

Best place to upload them is Model Boat Mayhem image server - Martin worked so hard to make this one work..

Register account here : - http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/login (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/login) - select the "create account" top right hand side

No image sizing required - just upload images

You can then either login direct to MBMI sever and upload images and then find link code and paste that into your post or use the little green cloud button on the post icon tray bottom left which allows you to link direct to image server

PS Is that M zero?

_._

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 12, 2018, 11:12:34 AM
Chris,

Best place to upload them is Model Boat Mayhem image server - Martin worked so hard to make this one work..

Register account here : - http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/login (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/login) - select the "create account" top right hand side

No image sizing required - just upload images

You can then either login direct to MBMI sever and upload images and then find link code and paste that into your post or use the little green cloud button on the post icon tray bottom left which allows you to link direct to image server

PS Is that M zero?

_._

C-3PO


Ive registered with that uploaded a photo which worked but just need to work out how to add picture eto post now! Will have anothe play tonight and thank you for your comments guys 👍
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 12, 2018, 11:15:02 AM
http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/8pwNP (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/8pwNP)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 12, 2018, 11:31:56 AM
You can do all this in one using the green cloud icon ( below the BOLD text icon on the post tool bar)

But to get the images to appear in your post simply get the URL EMBED CODE and paste it in your post where you want the image to appear

E.g.
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg)



Which can be found on the MBMI system

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/MOCXY018cf5b1a020dc6a09.jpg)

and I usually use the BB one

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/MOCXY02.jpg)

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 12, 2018, 01:05:28 PM
You can do all this in one using the green cloud icon ( below the BOLD text icon on the post tool bar)

But to get the images to appear in your post simply get the URL EMBED CODE and paste it in your post where you want the image to appear

E.g.
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg)



Which can be found on the MBMI system

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/MOCXY018cf5b1a020dc6a09.jpg)

and I usually use the BB one

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/MOCXY02.jpg)

C-3PO



Brilliant will gibvw it a go later on my main PC as been trying on phone and ipad
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Baldrick on January 12, 2018, 02:02:46 PM
Time procedure for uploading thus was embedded in a FIXY so newcomers can home in on it without having to excavate all the different related threads .  Or have i missed something ?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Neil on January 12, 2018, 02:45:06 PM


Hi, how do you upload imgages as know matter what i try iam having no joy even after making pictures smaller file size! Is there a thread anywhere that explains how to do it.


Chris


I told you on your MBD Shannon build.............its easy and even I can do it and i'm a p i l l o c k  where computors are concerned.............even dave milbourn will vouch for that.........totally straight forward.so if I can do it......ANYONE CAN.




HERE'S THE LINK.....      https://light-image-resizer.soft32.com/
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 12, 2018, 02:53:24 PM


I told you on your MBD Shannon build.............its easy and even I can do it and i'm a p i l l o c k  where computors are concerned.............even dave milbourn will vouch for that.........totally straight forward.so if I can do it......ANYONE CAN.




HERE'S THE LINK.....      https://light-image-resizer.soft32.com/ (https://light-image-resizer.soft32.com/)




😂😂 i will get there!!





Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Neil on January 12, 2018, 03:03:01 PM




😂😂 i will get there!!


 :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Baldrick on January 12, 2018, 04:36:02 PM



 BUT if you do it on the forum green button you do not have to bother resizing , IT DOES IT ALL FOR YOU , no matter how big  your upload is.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Rob47 on January 13, 2018, 05:06:05 PM

wish it did, i had this question on Jan 2nd but no reply, so nice to have some info.  Gone through all the bits, see image being uploaded, then nothing at all, so what next?

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 13, 2018, 05:16:29 PM
Click on green icon.
Select image you want to upload.
Press upload.
Image is now uploaded into your album.
Click on user name.
Scroll down and select image, tick box in top right corner.
Click on 'action'.
Click on 'get embedded code'.
Click on down arrow to expand option.
Select full bb code.
Click on copy.
Go back to your reply and paste code.
Simples.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 13, 2018, 05:25:51 PM
Click on green icon.
Select image you want to upload.
Press upload.
Image is now uploaded into your album.
Click on user name.
Scroll down and select image, tick box in top right corner.
Click on 'action'.
Click on 'get embedded code'.
Click on down arrow to expand option.
Select full bb code.
Click on copy.
Go back to your reply and paste code.
Simples.


Totally agree and it should be easy but when I tried on main pc earlier the green button would not work!!!









Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 13, 2018, 05:39:12 PM
The green button does seem to sometimes have a mind of it's own.

You can always just get the image embed link code by having the MBMI web page open at the same time as Mayhem and simply paste in the BB code

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 13, 2018, 06:40:40 PM
I will work it out in between working 7 days a week 3 kids and trying to build a Shannon and Atlantic Rib!!!


I will not be beaten 😀
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Neil on January 13, 2018, 08:56:34 PM

moxcy............just email me a couple of your photos to my email address on my profile and i'll see by posting them on here for you if there is anything wrong with your pics.


neil.

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 14, 2018, 09:28:14 AM
moxcy............just email me a couple of your photos to my email address on my profile and i'll see by posting them on here for you if there is anything wrong with your pics.


neil.


Ok will email them over 👍
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 14, 2018, 09:40:05 AM
If you go into the MBMI web site - under your image you should see embed code

A bit like this [i m g]http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg[/ i m g]

If you copy the text line above - paste into your post and remove the four spaces I inserted so it showed the URL not the image > eg  at both start and end of URL should be [i m g] remove spaces

 (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 14, 2018, 09:48:56 AM
If you go into the MBMI web site - under your image you should see embed code

A bit like this [i m g]http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg[/ i m g]

If you copy the text line above - paste into your post and remove the four spaces I inserted so it showed the URL not the image > eg  at both start and end of URL should be  remove spaces

 (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg)
[/i]
[i m g]






Maybe its because iam trying to do it from my
Phone or ipad that iam not seeing all the functions



[/i]
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 10:32:10 AM
I dont know if my problem has any relevance to your posting attempts, but I have established uploading photos to my Album with little trouble weeks ago
but I cannot post any of them in a Reply.  It appears that my Samsung Tablet is not copying or picking up the file from the Embed code box in order that i can
paste it into my Reply,
It works on my windows PC though! So It seems not to like android commands?
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 14, 2018, 10:45:07 AM
I dont know if my problem has any relevance to your posting attempts, but I have established uploading photos to my Album with little trouble weeks ago
but I cannot post any of them in a Reply.  It appears that my Samsung Tablet is not copying or picking up the file from the Embed code box in order that i can
paste it into my Reply,
It works on my windows PC though! So It seems not to like android commands?
N


Ahh maybe thats what it is then as i cant do it from my phone or ipad but then when i tried from PC the green button would not work! I can normally work things out fast but this has got me puzzled. 



Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 14, 2018, 11:21:52 AM
For now forget the green button...

2 stage process

1. Upload the image to MBMI server - you have already done this once. When viewing the full size image of your uploaded pic on MBMI you will see bottom left of screen the word "embed codes" - click on this link the green arrow is pointing to and you will see a lost of embed codes -

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/M1.jpg)

2. Use the 5th option down BBCode - position the mouse to the right of the box (red highlight) and the word "copy" will appear - click on this with your mouse and paste the code into your Mayhem Forum post - bingo!

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/M2.jpg)

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 11:26:56 AM
Lets see if a walk through helps.

Click on the green cloud icon, above the  :-))  emoji. This will bring up this page. (If you are logged into the Mayhem image hosting page/site).
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-104550.png)

Select option of from file/take picture/url.
I have already taken a picture, (screenshot in this case). So find image on device, select image and this screen should be next.
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-103845.png)
Click the green upload button and that will upload image onto your Mayhem image hosting account. Once it has uploaded it takes you back to the reply page. Simply press the green cloud icon again, this will take you back to this page.

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-104550.png)
Right, top left corner are 3 horizontal bars, click that to bring up the menu page, thus.
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-103932.png)
Click on your username and this will take you to your image home page.
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-103954.png)
Scroll down to image you want to upload and gently draw your finger from right to left on the right hand side of the screen (may differ from devices), this brings a side tab menu up, tap on the top box, a tick should appear showing you have selected that image for uploading.
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-104036.png)
Click on action tab, this will open up more options like this.
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-104120.png)
You may to scroll down, but click on 'full BB code'.
This will change the page back. At the top is a tab that says 'copy' click on that (it should turn yellow). You have now copied the link to your image/picture. Pull the screen down and a black 'x' should be up in top right corner, click on it to clear the link. Again in top right corner should (depending on device) be a small box with 2 in it, click on that and you should then see the reply page on Mayhem. Go to that and simply paste the code into your reply.

I seriously hope I have got that right, otherwise I will get the lemon of the week award............ %%











Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 14, 2018, 11:41:34 AM
For now forget the green button...

2 stage process

1. Upload the image to MBMI server - you have already done this once. When viewing the full size image of your uploaded pic on MBMI you will see bottom left of screen the word "embed codes" - click on this link the green arrow is pointing to and you will see a lost of embed codes -

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/M1.jpg)

2. Use the 5th option down BBCode - position the mouse to the right of the box (red highlight) and the word "copy" will appear - click on this with your mouse and paste the code into your Mayhem Forum post - bingo!

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/M2.jpg)

C-3PO


Brilliant will give this a try later and i think iam getting the lemon award of the week so your safe 👍









Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Rob47 on January 14, 2018, 01:21:01 PM

well got the links on the reply page and when clicked on they open, is that correct or should the image be visible


Bob
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 01:30:48 PM
Not visible on the reply page, they are purely a link for the system to show the image. Once you press post you should see them in the new upload post.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Neil on January 14, 2018, 01:33:37 PM

chris, it tried a few minutes ago..reduced the size of your photos from 2.2mb to just 75 kb.......and then tried to upload them....sadly the type of file you sent me would not load into here.


so probably your file configuration might be the problem.


neil.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 01:53:20 PM
Have you selected the 'BB code full'?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 14, 2018, 01:57:00 PM
Ok thanks Neil will chek that as they are suppose to be jpeg
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 14, 2018, 01:58:50 PM
Two different concepts at work here

Neil is advising on the "attachments" function of the post where the image is stored and saved directly into the forum database ( this route is slowly choking the forum to death IMHO)

The other route using MBMI is simply storing a text HTML URL link to where the image is stored in your post - the actual image itself is stored externally to the forum server

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 14, 2018, 02:05:21 PM
Chris

Copy and paste the line below into a new post and hit post having deleted the blank space after the second character so the text reads img and not i mg between the square brackets

[i mg]http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg

Your image will appear

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 02:43:19 PM
c3po
I can copy and paste the embed code shown on your recent post but my tablet wont lift/copy the embed code beneath my pictures when using the MBMI?
Hope im not intruding in this thread....
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on January 14, 2018, 02:47:11 PM
Two different concepts at work here

Neil is advising on the "attachments" function of the post where the image is stored and saved directly into the forum database ( this route is slowly choking the forum to death IMHO)

The other route using MBMI is simply storing a text HTML URL link to where the image is stored in your post - the actual image itself is stored externally to the forum server

C-3PO


I thought this new system was an answer to the demands of photo hosting sites asking for gold nuggets.
Is there a problem with the old system that Neil is advocating?
I have always used that route, but if it degrades the forum I would like to know from the MD :::MD


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 03:01:28 PM
The Techy nature of the new posting facillity is irritating when it doesnt work for you and tends to spoil the enjoyment of slapping a couple of pics up
onto your post .
Ill make do with the original method  I think........for now
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 14, 2018, 03:08:40 PM
Nordlys,

If you ignore that green button for now - can you open MBMI seperately and copy "embed code" for an image and paste that into your reply post?

C-3PO

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 03:11:22 PM
How do I get the embed code up without using the green button?

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on January 14, 2018, 03:19:51 PM

thank you for your support there ned....


 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 14, 2018, 03:30:31 PM
The Techy nature of the new posting facillity is irritating when it doesnt work for you and tends to spoil the enjoyment of slapping a couple of pics up
onto your post .
Ill make do with the original method  I think........for now
N


I was going to do a thread on my Shannon and Atlantic build but this photo thing is doing my nut in as it should be simple to post a picture
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 03:56:01 PM
What part of the procedure are you having all the trouble with?


With me it just wont copy the embed code (on my tablet) but, have to say it works ok from the PC.


In fact, following all the instructions  from c3po and others its simple enough (on PC!} and you'll wonder why all the fuss!
Its the tablet that Im trying to get to work.
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 04:06:07 PM
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/055.jpg)


Random photo from PC just to see if all ok using this way.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 04:06:39 PM
OK going to try on my tablet now.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 04:12:22 PM
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/zbiory-morskie-6-20150521-1255853830.jpg)


From  my tablet.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 04:13:29 PM
Works fine on my smartphone, PC and my Galaxy tablet...............?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Rob47 on January 14, 2018, 04:22:06 PM

sorted and working.  Thank you all who helped


Bob
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 04:23:58 PM
bfg, Thats what I'm using Galaxy Note Pro. Touchscreen of course.
When I touch the embed code box BB then the copy sign comes up in the same box I touch this then return to the reply page for Mayhem and
touch inside the Reply box it doesnt paste in the image code. Hence - failure!
Interesting that you have it working - Im rubbish sometimes getting to grips with this stuff but this doesnt seem to be that complicated...ah well.
N

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 04:26:45 PM
[ i m g ]http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg Testing my build[/img]

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg)

Testing my build

Fixed - you had typed into the photo link!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 04:27:47 PM
No no no no. Touch on the bbcode full button, then at the top of the page there is the code in a box, over the top of that code is a small box with the word 'copy' in it, click on that. Then paste in your reply.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: bfgstew on January 14, 2018, 04:30:07 PM
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Screenshot_20180114-162925.png)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 04:31:49 PM
i mg]http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on January 14, 2018, 04:32:34 PM
The only thing changed on my PC is the new "red" button, which didn't work, is now a "black" button, which also does nothing.  Please don't say it's because I am on the latest version of IE, because others on the same O/S and browser type have had success.  I will continue to copy/paste BBcode from my SmugMug account to show photos in my posts until this is made useable.
Thanks for trying Martin.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 04:37:08 PM
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/12/CD5D93D1-505D-4753-A82E-435F39F30A3E.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on January 14, 2018, 04:39:40 PM
Somehow I got to post this photo? Its not my boat nor in my album?
Im getting messed up here!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2018, 05:06:35 PM
 
Good instructions bfgstew!   :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2018, 05:10:30 PM
 
You still can't post photos Big Bob K?   {:-{

( Topics Merged )

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on January 14, 2018, 05:30:03 PM
Only using SmugMug Martin, no real problem.  Strange the new "red" button is now "black".
I think the new system objected to my Mayhem Login "Bob K" as it has a space character.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: MOXCY on January 14, 2018, 05:40:16 PM
Somehow I got to post this photo? Its not my boat nor in my album?
Im getting messed up here!


That boat belongs to me 😀
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on January 14, 2018, 05:41:46 PM
Hi Bob,

New system completely seperate with it's own membership data.

You are correct you cannot have a space in the user name - I am C_3PO on the MBMI system - don't think you can use hyphen either

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2018, 05:51:13 PM

Photo upload test.....


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Mad160a113e241c6b5ba.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BBZZR)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2018, 05:58:35 PM
 
How to post images here on Mayhem using Image Upload button - (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Cevereto.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BBaWG)


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 04, 2018, 03:11:07 PM
 
Image size test...   6.16Meg

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/04/P1000875.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BfEcL)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 04, 2018, 10:24:07 PM
Great tutorial Martin, even I can follow that :-)) {-)


Peter.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 05, 2018, 12:37:23 PM
What is the Mb size limit now? I am still working on 300kb.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 05, 2018, 01:51:17 PM
 
 6Meg !
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: tigertiger on February 05, 2018, 01:51:39 PM
The 6Mb image Martin uploaded, in the link in my previous post, was using the upload button. See video in reply 422 above http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BBaWG



If you are using attachments, I believe it is still 500kb. Martin, can you confirm please?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 05, 2018, 02:19:00 PM

Yes confirmed.

There are two way to upload photos:  (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Themes/core/images/bbc/img.gif)     &    (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Cevereto.jpg)



(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Themes/core/images/bbc/img.gif)Uploads direct to the forum Server. Limited to 800 x 600 pixels, 500Kb per image, 5meg total per post.


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Cevereto.jpg) Uploads to a New / separate Mayhem server.  6Meg per image, unlimited images per post, auto resizing, conversion, naming etc.
             ( Max of 10 images per post is a good guide ... otherwise it get very confusing! )


 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: tigertiger on February 05, 2018, 02:26:42 PM
For those of us with a poor internet connection, too many photos in one post makes downloading pages very slow.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 05, 2018, 02:47:53 PM
 
Good point!   O0
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 05, 2018, 04:08:12 PM



Yes confirmed.

There are two way to upload photos:  (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Themes/core/images/bbc/img.gif)     &    (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Cevereto.jpg)



(http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Themes/core/images/bbc/img.gif)Uploads direct to the forum Server. Limited to 800 x 600 pixels, 500Kb per image, 5meg total per post.


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Cevereto.jpg) Uploads to a New / separate Mayhem server.  6Meg per image, unlimited images per post, auto resizing, conversion, naming etc.
             ( Max of 10 images per post is a good guide ... otherwise it get very confusing! )






I don't know which I use (but I suspect the first in which case your 800x600 is incorrect) but using the "attachments and other options"  button under the message I upload photos 1500 x ??? under 300kb & they upload just fine. See all these:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,59977.0.html (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,59977.0.html)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 05, 2018, 04:31:45 PM
just checking if i can still upload using the original method
I should add that this a photo I downloaded earlier such a nice boat I had to save  the photo,
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 05, 2018, 05:05:05 PM
Martin, Its been sometime since I last posted a picture and I notice this time with this picture above that there was no Upload
to click on? Im sure there used to be?
So having selected my photo I just blindly hit Post and yep! it appeared on the thread.
Has anything altered or am I imagining the Upload bit?
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 05, 2018, 05:11:33 PM
I have managed to post a picture or two of my Boston Typhoon build but during the initial failed attempts I now have three identical pictures on the Mayhem image site. I cannot find a way to delete the excess images. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 05, 2018, 05:17:43 PM
I've had a look myself and I thought there was a delete button at one time to do this?
Dont see it now.......
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 05, 2018, 11:13:50 PM
 
You can edit / delete  your post for up to 30 minutes after irst posting.

After that, use Report to Moderator.   :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 05, 2018, 11:30:12 PM
Hi Martin. The problem isn't about modifying or editing posts, but how to delete unwanted images from Mayhems image site.
Les
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2018, 12:23:03 AM
 
Ah, let me look into that.... it was there!  {:-{
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 06, 2018, 08:51:27 AM
Les, I remember having this same problem very soon after Martin launched the new image site. I queried this myself at that time as I couldnt erase
pics I had uploaded to my album. Then a delete feature appeared and all was well!
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 06, 2018, 09:03:56 AM
Thanks N. Martin is tracking down the missing delete button. 😊
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on February 07, 2018, 12:00:13 AM
Thanks N. Martin is tracking down the missing delete button. 😊
:o :o Maybe it is now working, in other words it is deleted %) %)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 13, 2018, 10:11:17 AM
Still no sign of the wayward delete button! ☹️
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2018, 11:10:51 AM
 
Sorry for the delay, I've been pondering this for some time...... Delete will not be reinstated.

As per the Photobucket debacle, we don't want big holes all over the Forum from deleted photos.




 Just send me a PM for photos you want deleting.   :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 13, 2018, 11:29:42 AM
I understand that Martin. It's just that when I was trying to post a photo on Mayhem I somehow ended up with three identical images in my image album. All they are doing now is taking up storage space. I just wanted to delete two of the three. Rather than make things complicated I'll leave them alone.
Les
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2018, 11:33:36 AM
 
Ah! Don't worry about that Les, the new server is set up differently to the Forum server.
 It costs the same no matter how much we use.

"Fill ya Boots!"    O0


 Thanks for your concern.  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 13, 2018, 12:12:03 PM
Thank you Martin.  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 13, 2018, 02:00:10 PM
Its not  photos  on the forum that we want to delete its any unwanted photos in the Image album. I distinctly remember this issue from early on after
Martin had launched the new Mayhem Image storage, a delete button then appeared which enabled me to tidy up any photos not wanted
in the album - and I used it!
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2018, 02:12:31 PM

Sorry for the delay, I've been pondering this for some time...... Delete will not be reinstated.

As per the Photobucket debacle, we don't want big holes all over the Forum from deleted photos.


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 13, 2018, 02:21:29 PM
I give up.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 13, 2018, 02:32:25 PM
Hi Nordlys
I can understand Martin's point. If we deleted any photo from our image album which had already been placed in a forum post, that photo could not appear in the post again, leaving text with no photo to back it up.


Les
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 13, 2018, 02:49:13 PM
Ok I get that, I dont know the complexities of how it works and wouldn't have thought of that scenario.
Posting photos on here has been an issue for me because of the file size limitations, so I stick to resizing using my old
Photoshop software.
Simples......
Thanks Les,
Nordlys.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 13, 2018, 03:03:56 PM
 :-))
Nordlys
I understand that there is now no need to resize any image which you have saved to your album. This is done automatically if you add a picture, from your album, to a post.
Les
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 13, 2018, 03:14:05 PM
Yep, of course I understand that.  Unfortunately (!) my Samsung Android tablet wont copy the embed code into the Reply box!
I've no idea why, just one of lifes complications.
I can post ie. copy and paste from my PC with no trouble ( I have done so),
So from my tablet I'm restrictd to text only - I've spent too long trying to fathom this problem.
N.

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 13, 2018, 03:46:18 PM
I use my android phone ......


From album I click on the image required to open the image


Click the image again


Just below the image number, click on "about"


Click on "embed codes"


Scroll down to first box marked "BB code"


Click "copy" at the end of box (should flash yellow)


Go back to post and paste image. I have to touch the screen for a second to bring up the "paste" option.



Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 13, 2018, 04:13:00 PM
Hi Les, when I have chosen the photo and moved down to BB embed code box, I click in the box but the Copy function here is grey not yellow.
Anyway, after clicking on Copy ,  I return to Reply box to paste  - no code appears just couple of words which if I went ahead and posted they will appear on the Forum!
Nord.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Trawlerman-Les on February 13, 2018, 04:38:52 PM
I don't click inside the BB code box, just on the copy button. The button goes grey and the rest of the box flashes yellow.
When you paste into your post you won't see the image until you actually "post" it. All you will see at first is a lot of gobbledygook text.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Baldrick on February 13, 2018, 04:59:37 PM
If you click the preview box (bottom R H corner) you will see the image attached before posting
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 13, 2018, 05:31:19 PM
this HTML class. Value is (http://modelboa<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />This is as far as I get - no photo just the sentence above <br />The embed box stays colourless, not yellow when I click on Copy Les.<br />Nord.)


This all I get when posting , no photo just the sentence above
Embed box stays with no colour - not yello Les.
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on February 13, 2018, 07:22:52 PM
Whenever I try to use the "image button" it is always greyed out and inoperative.
So, I use "Attachments and other options", "Browse", and "select" to post this image.
It will only appear after clicking "Post", not in "Preview"
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 13, 2018, 07:34:39 PM
Bob. Seems to be a lot of varied issues accumulating relating to posting photos here!
People have all sorts of differing situations ie. use of the preview button for example.
Nord.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on February 13, 2018, 08:38:13 PM
Nord:  I use SmugMug to copy/paste my image links direct into my posts.
They have the advantage of both appearing in "Preview" and being placed anywhere in my text.
ie: To illustrate a sequence of pictures within my text.

The image button simply does not function. ( For some browsers apparently - Admin )

The image I just posted was using the "Attachments" function below the text box
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on February 19, 2018, 05:25:16 AM
I give up.
%) %) %)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Baldrick on February 19, 2018, 01:03:46 PM


WORKS FOR ME !



Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 19, 2018, 01:28:46 PM
YEP! ME TOO NO WORRIES.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Baldrick on February 20, 2018, 09:09:38 AM

WORKS FOR ME !


  After saying that I think I crashed it this morning !
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on February 20, 2018, 09:24:47 AM
No pics from Surrey today then !
N
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2018, 10:31:16 AM
Still getting the Mayhem Adult Content disclaimer today on
clicking on Jerry C's pictures.


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on February 25, 2018, 10:39:51 AM
Hi Ned,

Do you get to see the pictures at all?

What happens if you refresh your browser cache?

C-3PO


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2018, 10:53:13 AM
By clicking on 'agree' ,I can see the pictures full size.
I was under the impression that Martin had removed
the agreement message.
After refreshing browser  the message was still there,
but once I agreed, the message disappeared.


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on February 25, 2018, 12:03:15 PM
Hi Ned,

Each time the image software is updated it overwrites some of the configuration so the text has to be edited after each update.

Some of the text screens are duplicated in the Mayhem Image system so they have to be changed in more than one place.

It's also possible that having used the images website and subscibed or depending how you arrive at the site we don't see the same screens that may still need amending.

Can I ask - have you subscribed to the Mayhem image webisite?

Do you see the "adult" text when you click on the image in a Mayhem post? - all or just some?

Could you post the URL link to the page where you see the "adult" text?

Regards
C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2018, 01:19:55 PM
 
Thanks C-3PO  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on February 25, 2018, 01:42:19 PM
I just used a browser that had not seen MBMI website before.

I was not logged into Mayhem - from one of Jerry C's post I clicked on the image and got to the MBMI site with this screen - is this the one you are referring to Ned?

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/25/TC.jpg)

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2018, 01:51:42 PM
That's the screen I got.
When I went back to it and clicked Agree.
Then logged in again and I don't get that message anymore.
I have not yet registered on Mayhem Images.


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2018, 01:53:41 PM
 
Yep, that's the one CP30, where is that?

( The Cheverto bloke is not the most helpful person on the planet! )
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on February 25, 2018, 02:20:22 PM
OK so the system is generating a text overlay right now that says "NOT" - see green arrow

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/25/TC2.jpg)

If you are seeing something that has different text then it's either an old cached version or something weird is going on...

Martin - You need to hit MBMI from a "clean" browser ( clear your cache / cookies etc)  to see this screen

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2018, 02:38:00 PM
 
I see this...


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/25/MBMI1.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B3Ggu)

( New Private Window, Firefox )
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2018, 02:51:28 PM
Yes, that's  what I had.
Didn't  notice the NOT and
Thought we were back to the old
Problem.
Excuse me as I am defrosting after a -2 session
at the lake.
Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2018, 02:58:25 PM
 
Ah, that is the right one then.  :-)

Maybe we should add: For ModelBoatMayhem Forum members Only!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on February 25, 2018, 03:04:26 PM
I must admit due to the nature of the sentence it's an easy mistake

It's a bit like extra words in sentences that play tricks on your brain

or how about

Count every "F"' letter in the following text:
 
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
 SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
 FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
 THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...

 
How many do you get  - 3 Right or maybe 6?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 11, 2018, 01:17:42 PM
 
 
Reposting for info...  :-)

Sign-up for ModelBoatMayhemImages = http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup)

How to post images here on Mayhem using Image Upload button - (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Cevereto.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BBaWG)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on March 18, 2018, 09:15:28 PM
How on EARTH do you get pics up on this forum


For heavens sake Ive even changed my Password BUT The system WILL NOT allow me to log in on the Mayhem external server to upload pics.


My new password ALLOWS me to log into the forum bUT NOT THE UPLOADER




Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Peter Fitness on March 18, 2018, 09:20:33 PM
I had the same problem Dave, but I found I needed a separate log in and password to upload photos. A bit of a pain I know, but it seems that the photo uploader is separate from the main forum. I'm sure Martin will correct me if I'm wrong.


Peter.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on March 18, 2018, 09:24:58 PM
Right THANKS So that whats the email I got form a source I dint know and deleted not reinstated !!!!!!!!




Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 18, 2018, 09:39:05 PM
 
Yeah, what King Peter sayz!



Give me a ring in the afternoon if you still can't get it up      ..... a photo on Mayhem!   :P
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Rottweiler on March 18, 2018, 09:42:51 PM
How on EARTH do you get pics up on this forum

For heavens sake Ive even changed my Password BUT The system WILL NOT allow me to log in on the Mayhem external server to upload pics.



My new password ALLOWS me to log into the forum bUT NOT THE UPLOADER
Dave I use a simple programme called IRFANVIEW this alters the photos to the required size for the forum without reducing the quality very much so its 800 x 800 pixels usually.If you want any uploaded send them to me matey and I will do it for you?
Cheers
mick F



Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Peter Fitness on March 18, 2018, 09:53:55 PM

Yeah, what King Peter sayz!



KING Peter :o  I must have slept through the coronation {-) 


Peter the commoner :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Stavros on March 18, 2018, 10:05:00 PM

Yeah, what King Peter sayz!



Give me a ring in the afternoon if you still can't get it up      ..... a photo on Mayhem!   :P



Sorted See Amlwch Pilot boat thread


Dave
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: jaymac on March 21, 2018, 12:10:32 PM
Why Do I have to sign in to post a photo when I am already signed in ridiculous
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 12:24:12 PM
Martin created a Model Boat Mayhem image solution after the fiasco with Photbucket.

It's a seperate system - that's why it requires a seperate login.

Once uploaded to the external system, easily accessible through the "grenn button" on the post toolbar - You link your images in Mayhem with the url from the image server

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: jaymac on March 21, 2018, 12:25:49 PM
Thanks but if its a seperate system why the same password
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 12:28:41 PM
???

You have to register on the new system - login details will be whatever you supply at the time of registration

Martin suggested that user's subscribe with the same username/handle they use on Mayhem (can't have spaces - A-Z and 0-9) - but the password is between you and the image database

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: jaymac on March 21, 2018, 12:37:56 PM
Aye I could understand that but that is not what it does just a plain  username /email   and password request nothing there to create anything
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 12:47:42 PM
jaymac

Use this URL to start your registration

http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk)

Use "create account" top right of screen or on the second screen you get to you will see "sign up" hyperlink in the sentence

To use all the features of this site you must be logged in. If you don't have an account you can sign up (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup) right now.

Just realised - just click this >>>
sign up (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup)
 

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 21, 2018, 01:14:56 PM
 
Signup for ModelBoatMayhemImageshttp://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup)

 
Ah! It 'should' come up by default but not always obvious on first click of the Green Icon....




.... "Never assume anything!"   {:-{
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on March 21, 2018, 01:42:08 PM
I did try to create an account before, but it kept refusing to recognise me.
So tried again.  It says my e-mail is already in use.  Of course it is, but it refused to let me register !!!!

No green icon.  Still a black icon  >>:-(
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on March 21, 2018, 01:57:54 PM
Same here Bob


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 02:40:39 PM
I did try to create an account before, but it kept refusing to recognise me.
So tried again.  It says my e-mail is already in use.  Of course it is, but it refused to let me register !!!!

No green icon.  Still a black icon  >>:-(

Bob,

It just occured to me that you were one of the Beta Guinea Pigs - you helped Martin test the system before general release.

I could explain the icon colour but no one would believe me (not sure I want to admit to...)! #hacker

See your email for account details

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 21, 2018, 02:43:34 PM
 
It should look like this Bob:

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/03/21/MayhemIcons.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BM9zK)

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 02:49:58 PM
Martin,

Hands up - The black icon is my fault. As you know it's quite a complex system under the hood, indeed the configuration seems to be duplicated at a global and local level and somewhat confusing in the abscence of instructions.

Yonks ago to determine what files I was looking at/ what level I was at I changed a CSS file to make the button a different colour temporarily. Bob's account accessed the system whilst the #hack was active.

I changed the colour back but the cache on Bob's browser is/ must be still storing the old temporay CSS

Sorry...

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 21, 2018, 02:53:43 PM
 
OK, NP.
What do we need to do about it?
Kill off Bob's account so as to recreate it?

... or do we 'fess-up' and tell Bob he on the Mayhem's 'Persons of Interest'  list?!   :kiss:
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 02:55:33 PM
Can't do much about the colour of the button - you would need to be on Bob's machine-  but I have sent Bob login details that are tested and work

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 03:00:24 PM
Same here Bob

Ned

Ned - you did have an account - empty - no images

If you try again you may/will be successful registering

C-3PO


 http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup)


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on March 21, 2018, 03:01:33 PM
Do we need a different Email Addy
and a different password to Mayhem?
Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on March 21, 2018, 03:04:24 PM
Your choice completely - there is no link between the systems in terms of username/password

Rules are letters A-Z (Upper and lowercase) Digits 0-9 or underscore - no spaces

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on March 21, 2018, 03:43:24 PM
All ok now.
Thanks guys :-)) :-))


Ned
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 21, 2018, 04:16:39 PM
 
C-3PO is diffidently on the Mayhem Christmas card list!   :-))



    U-boat Captain: Your name will also go on the list! What is it?
    Mainwaring: Don't tell him Pike!
    U-boat Captain: Ah! Pike!

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Bob K on March 21, 2018, 04:41:28 PM
All interesting stuff guys.  I have a new log-in for my old image account, and still have a "black button" under Bold.
My cache should be well purged by now.  If it was just the cache I should still be able to click the black button and the code for it would do something.

However:  If I logged into Mayhem Images using a separate window, although it will not let me drag & drop images, it will let me browse & upload one.  I can then copy the BB code for it, then going back into Mayhem and creating a Post I can paste the BB code into it - a bit like SmugMug,  but rather long winded though.

Example: 
(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2017/11/18/Agincourt-at-Black-Park.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Baldrick on March 21, 2018, 05:21:18 PM

C-3PO is diffidently on the Mayhem Christmas card list!   :-))



   


 I assume C-3PO is not a substitute teacher, stand up comic or lion tamer in real life ?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Netleyned on March 21, 2018, 05:40:45 PM
Most likely a Professor of Punch and Judy.

That's the way to do it  :D :D :D

Ned





Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 24, 2018, 11:14:38 AM
 
 
Note from Admin - Great to see so many great photos on the Forum using the ModelBoatMayhemImages (http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/)  photo serves, don't stop!
                            Post as many as you like, no restrictions but could you limit photos to 10 per post please,
                             low bandwith / restricted region users seem to be struggling a bit!  :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Butts on April 27, 2018, 09:18:52 AM
What is it I'm doing wrongly?

I've enrolled on Mayhem Images. All OK so far.

I've tried to use it using Martin's tutorial. It all works just as it should, I upload the image, but it does not then appear in my post. It seems it is just that last stage which goes wrong each time >>:-(
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 27, 2018, 09:36:13 AM
 
Morning Butts!

Does it appear to upload and drop back to the post box, but with no link to the photo(s)?
 

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/04/27/21231837_1659515897432610_1629391155187143671_n.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BnfMD)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Butts on April 27, 2018, 10:53:09 AM
Hi Martin,

Yes, I press the green upload button, I'm told it is uploading and then the screen drops away to my post but with no link showing in my post.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 27, 2018, 10:59:24 AM
 
Just for giggles, could you try again today please...?
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Butts on April 27, 2018, 12:14:14 PM
Just the same Martin
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 27, 2018, 12:25:35 PM
 
PM sent  :-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Butts on April 28, 2018, 11:31:57 AM
It worked today Martin, I've put a post in the model boat section, but I had to press the red A button to get the upload to start.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 28, 2018, 11:52:56 AM
 
Excellent!

Not the most stable solution to posting photos... still looking for something simpler...  more reliable!  {:-{
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 28, 2018, 08:46:27 PM
 
Note: It seems to work better if you sign in first.... even though it asks you to sign in when clicking the Green Icon!

http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Nordlys on April 29, 2018, 09:27:16 AM
Thought Id try posting photo once again but still doesnt work for me with android tablet
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Charlie on May 14, 2018, 10:25:47 PM

I have just been adding photos to a new thread I created here:


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,60771.0.html


However, after the first 2 replies, if I now try to add a new reply with more photos, I get directed to a 'Start a new Topic' page.
Is there some limit to the number of images you can post or something?

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 15, 2018, 04:45:09 AM
 
Not that I know of Charlie!   {:-{

Check you are actively logged in to both Mayhem Forum and modelboatmayhemimages....

  See: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51674.msg640535.html#msg640535



http://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/

http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Charlie on May 15, 2018, 09:43:27 PM
Hi Martin - problem resolved. PICNIC error :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 15, 2018, 09:58:03 PM
 
LoL!.... That's my best work insult!   {-)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2018, 04:42:13 PM

 
 
Bump - Reposting for info...  :-)

Sign-up for ModelBoatMayhemImages = http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/signup)

How to post images here on Mayhem using Image Upload button - (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/01/14/Cevereto.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/BBaWG)


Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Butts on June 06, 2018, 08:30:35 AM
A tip for those still having problems posting photos.

I was having problems until I tried a little experimentation.  When I want to add a photo, before I press the green button I first press the one at the opposite end of that line which looks like a red A followed by pressing the carriage return (enter).  Only then do I press the green button. I then continue with the sequence described in Martin's video.

I cannot explain the mechanics, but it works consistently for me :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: jaymac on June 06, 2018, 08:55:45 AM
or just use photobucket? (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s161/jaymac_port/Waverleyforemail2_zps0a1efc74.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jaymac_port/media/Waverleyforemail2_zps0a1efc74.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 06, 2018, 09:18:27 AM

or a free photo editor like Irfanview which is very popular & is what I use.



Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2018, 11:12:34 AM
or a free photo editor like Irfanview which is very popular & is what I use.

Wow Irfanview still going?!

I swear by FastStone these days if you do a lot of photo stuff - http://www.faststone.org/
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 06, 2018, 12:28:39 PM
Wow Irfanview still going?!

I swear by FastStone these days if you do a lot of photo stuff - http://www.faststone.org/ (http://www.faststone.org/)

I have always used Irfanview & like everything else it keeps getting updated & extra features added. As far as I am aware it does everything that I want so what is better about Faststone in your opinion? I take around 10,000 pictures a year & crop , or something else very simple, to them all.


PS why does ???? now not recognize the end of quotes symbols & put my reply in the quotes? It has done this for the last few weeks & several of my posts have been corrected by moderators.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2018, 12:45:21 PM

Faststone has a lookalike Windows Explorer interface that I'm comfortable with, intuitive folder management, can handle huge amounts of photos quite quickly, doesn't keep an ever increasing repository of thumbnails, batch processing of files, renaming, watermarking, emails and can even read RAW files....

'You pays your money. Make your choice!'

Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: jaymac on June 06, 2018, 12:54:01 PM
Apart from''P shop itself''  Gimp is the only thing close also free and well tutorialled
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2018, 01:28:15 PM
 
Gimp (apart from the name!), has a strange 2 part interface I can't get my head around...

Actually, I also use Paint Shop Pro  ... 7 circa  2000AD!!! 
 Old but for 'simple' image manipulation, it VERY fast!
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: KitS on June 06, 2018, 01:54:34 PM
I still use PSP 4 from 1991.  :-) :-))
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on June 06, 2018, 02:25:51 PM
for resizing photos I still use the xp powertools resizer - still works in win 10 and you can resize with just a right click on the file
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: C-3PO on June 06, 2018, 04:18:40 PM
I also use FastStone - a great bit of kit - worth investing time to understand what it can do - I suspect I only use 5% of it's features

I normally just click to select several images / right click / email / pick an image size and save to folder rather than actually email - job done

It's also great for navigating your collection of pics

C-3PO
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: petermun on June 06, 2018, 04:31:30 PM
I use Robotsizer, once installed, does it all automatically.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 06, 2018, 05:31:14 PM

or just use photobucket?


You are having a laugh aren't you !!, you do realise that they are just allowing photos on 3rd party sites for only a limited time while they get their house back in order, then they will be blocked again unless you pay a fee..


From their Site.
last week
For a limited time, our current customers’ hosted images have been restored and Photobucket is introducing a new pricing plan that is built around everyone’s needs.
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: jaymac on June 06, 2018, 07:04:08 PM
 :}
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 27, 2018, 10:44:36 PM
 
We trying to draft up a definitive guide to posting photos here on Mayhem.

This is what we have so far.... anything else needed?


 http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,61103.0.html

Of course you can use many of the many online image hosting sites, there are various guides in this topic but as they change so often,
 no further guidance will be given.  ( Feel free to post you own guide if you wish! )
 

 
 
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 04, 2018, 01:48:18 PM
 
Server Test, photo upload....

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/MidlandsMES-037b3b588328f72bff.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JPyfD)

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/IMG_1906.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JP10T)




(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/MidlandsMES-03.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JPN5M)


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/MidlandsMES-04.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JP3iS)


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/MidlandsMES-05.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JP6l3)


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/MidlandsMES-08.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JPI2Q)


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/MidlandsMES-09.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JPMUu)


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/11/04/MidlandsMES-10.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JPzT1)
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: carlfmiller on March 23, 2019, 08:08:37 PM
Hello Martin and others who like to see images. I am new to the forum as of yesterday, but I think I won't be trying to post any photos-- the process is simply too darn hard.  Why can't you do what RCGroups does: simply drag and drop and your software does the resize?  (sorry if this is heresy)


I read the latest instructions in this thread and--- I need an app to resize photos and then I gotta go somewhere and select "add attachments" as a setting?


Please help--is there a simple set of instructions on how to post photos into a thread on this  the site, that is written for people like me with no previous experience on Model Boat Mayhem?? (for instance, just what is the green button?) I searched without success)



I created a page on mayhem-images but so what? Are those images connected to the posts? (I haven't uploaded any yet, another challenge)


[/size]I see the images below and I agree it can be done, but we got the moon also.    I don't mean to be a wiseguy but I kind of like simple stuff and I won't use Facebook. Drag and drop works for me.   
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Thanks for any help and sorry if I make you reinvent the wheel.

Carl
Forum newbie
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 23, 2019, 08:34:42 PM
Hello Martin and others who like to see images. I am new to the forum as of yesterday, but I think I won't be trying to post any photos-- the process is simply too darn hard.  Why can't you do what RCGroups does: simply drag and drop and your software does the resize?  (sorry if this is heresy)

Carl
Forum newbie

HI Carl,

 Agreed....... and if we had bags of money and 'Tefal heads', we'd do it too!   :((


1. Full guide video: https://youtu.be/lLSoZP3y-Js

2. Instructions here:  https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,61103.0.html

3.  Email  (http://martin@modelboatmayhem.co.uk) me the photos and I';ll happily post up for you!   :-))
 
Title: First photo test
Post by: carlfmiller on March 24, 2019, 05:29:41 AM
This is a test with one photo
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: carlfmiller on March 24, 2019, 05:33:21 AM
That worked. So why do I need mayhem-images??
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 24, 2019, 06:20:38 AM
Test
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 24, 2019, 06:22:25 AM
 
Interesting! - Something seems to have changed in the Forum s/w.... seems as long as the image is under 500Kb, it will now post!?!?!?   %%
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: carlfmiller on March 24, 2019, 06:48:55 AM
Well I wonder why it wasn't before?? Anyway I didn't like  (could not do, more like it) the transfer from Mayhem images but this is OK.  I want to to describe resizing on Mac is is pretty easy (not so easy as drag and drop but oh well)


I use a free screen capture app called Skitch on my Mac. This is a nice mouse-driven app and allows some drawing markups and will even slide across multiple monitors. I use it all the time (as well  ctrl+shift+command+ 4, which puts the clip on the clipboard. Sounds clumsy but works great)


Adding a photo to the post-- View the photo from wherever it is, Open SKITCH, make a selection of the desired photo using the Skitch screen shot tool, then click Export upper left, and then it lets you resize the photo with a slider at the bottom. It is default at 85% (maybe that could be changed, I never tried) but I use the slider set at 40% and then save to a folder called Exported Photos. Then on the post attachment box choose that folder and file and its is pretty easy.


I suppose your instructions were saying pretty much the same thing with a different app, but sorry I didn't get it.


All happy now and made my first Post in STEAM forum with three photos.  Yay.


Thank you Martin


cm
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: grendel on March 24, 2019, 10:19:51 AM
I use a xp powertoy image resizer, right click the pictures select resize and a popup with options opens, select medium, then just upload the medium size images using the add image option from preview
Title: Re: Photos on the Forum & Resizing
Post by: warspite on March 24, 2019, 10:53:22 AM
I use since I have it on the PC, Microsoft office picture manager - which is under the tools section, I open the dialogue box when selecting the right button on the mouse - go to open with and select the MS Picture Manager and select the tools tab and then resize the picture - two options on the right side, I use the percentage option where I always for consistency type 25%, then save the the picture - as long as its less than 500 KB not bothered, at 25% most are in the very low 100's or less than a 100 KB, big enough picture wise and small enough file size for this site.
Title: Trouble posting photo
Post by: Gazzalene on March 25, 2019, 01:06:29 PM
Been trying to attach 3 correct size photos with no luck.

I have written the txt and the cursor is at a new line.
Under the txt box is "attachments and options"
I have browsed and found the 3 photos and these show BUT I can not see where OR how to load or complete .
At the top of the page is a "image" icon, if I click this all what happens is a jpep sign appears in the text. Preview shows nothing there
Can anyone help please,not very pc savvy
Title: Re: Trouble posting photo
Post by: dougal99 on March 25, 2019, 01:34:41 PM
When you browse and find your picture, click on it once, then click on the box marked open. The browse window should close and the path name of the picture will appear in the box under the word Attach. Click on more attachments to add another picture. Repeat as required.  :-))
Title: Re: Trouble posting photo
Post by: Gazzalene on March 25, 2019, 04:45:35 PM
Doug, Done that,with 3 attachments lined up under the post window.
What do I do next? can not see anywhere to load them into the txt box?
Title: Re: Trouble posting photo
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 25, 2019, 05:29:00 PM
You don't need to load them imto the text box. Just  click the post button to the right underneath. I assume you have already put text into the text box.
The photos will then load below your text.

Colin
Title: Re: Trouble posting photo
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 25, 2019, 06:25:47 PM

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Trouble posting photo
Post by: Gazzalene on March 25, 2019, 09:09:55 PM
I eventually got it to work. I have been having issues with some sites using IE.
So tried with different browser and bingo..