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Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« on: April 14, 2014, 08:32:51 PM »

Can anybody help me on posting pics on the forum using a Mac computer.
MY Mac is 8- years old and I can post pics on 3- other forums with no problem.

I used to be able to post on the forum but after the change over this isn't possible.
When I re size to 600 x 450 and try to post this is the response that comes up, my pics are J.P.G.


(You cannot upload that type of file. The only allowed extensions are txt,doc,jpg,gif,pdf,PNG. )

Some times I get a full screen white page with

ERROR AND LINE AFTER LINE OF LETTERS AND NUMBERS and the post doesn't go.

Any help from a Mac user would be appreciated.

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 10:47:35 PM »

 :-)...George...not a Mac user but as discussed off line, being able to post .jpg images on other WEB sites suggests it is related to the MBM configuration, however the interesting point is that MBM is seeing your image as a file format that is not either of the following..."txt, doc, jpg, gif, pdf, PNG"

You have my home e-mail address, as a trial....e-mail a typical image to me....I will then confirm on this thread the extension format I received the image & attempt post it here

Another test is to go to the properties of an individual image & confirm the file format....all of my images have an extension of .JPG.......although lower case .jpg is the same
I have not heard of an extension  J.P.G

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 08:38:09 AM »

I've just had a look at one of your pics that I have and my computer (windows7)
has it down as JPEG image, that's how it's written exactly. I can't help with that but will post any pictures you want on your thread (give me a link or title) I can resize them for you as well. You can add your words in a post next to them.
Kindest regards
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 09:25:05 AM »

George maybe has something to do with the program used to save the files (check when you save as on the drop down list the format should be .jpg.
I do not think it has anything to do with apple computer( just my thoughts
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 10:25:29 AM »

Hi John,
I changed the format from jpeg to jpg and this is the result.

Connection Problems Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database.  This may be caused by the server being busy.  Please try again later.
 Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 346
 
 Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 347
 
 Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 348
 
 Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 351
 
 Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 352
 
 Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 353
 Connection Problems Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database.  This may be caused by the server being busy.  Please try again later.
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 10:29:10 AM »

I've just had a look at one of your pics that I have and my computer (windows7)
has it down as JPEG image, that's how it's written exactly. I can't help with that but will post any pictures you want on your thread (give me a link or title) I can resize them for you as well. You can add your words in a post next to them.
Kindest regards
Jerry.

Thanks Jerry,
This is possibly the way to go, have tried changing from JPEG to JPG you can see the result on John's post

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 11:34:36 AM »

OK George, it's all Greek to me. Email your pics and a link to your thread and I'll put them on for you. No trouble,
Jerry.

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 12:03:30 PM »

Goodness.....  >>:-(

1. engineers do not accept or give up on ERROR messages......... <*<
2. now the WEB owner [Martin] can see the messages....... lets give a chance for an understanding & resolution
3. any other member would be happy to post your images George........but what happens if Jerry wins the POOLS or gets run over by a bus?  {-)

My offer below still stands.......so lets get your system working.........

'you have my home e-mail address, as a trial....e-mail a typical image to me....I will then confirm on this thread the extension format .xxx I received the image in,  & attempt post it here'

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 01:37:44 PM »

Hi John,
I changed the format from jpeg to jpg and this is the result.

Connection Problems Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database.  This may be caused by the server being busy.  Please try again later.
 Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php:415) in /home/mbmayhem/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 346
 

I sometimes get that, ( I think it just the server having a cup of tea! ), the work around is to write the post - and then post it.
Click [ Modify ] and add photos afterwards.

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 05:25:14 PM »

I sometimes get that, ( I think it just the server acting a little slow ), the work around is to write the post - and then post it.
Click [ Modify ] and add photos afterwards.

Martin


Martin,
Thanks for the try,
Still no joy this is what comes up,

George.

g:box with s:eccentric:1.
You cannot upload that type of file. The only allowed extensions are txt,doc,jpg,gif,pdf,PNG.
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 07:16:05 PM »

The easiest way that I have found to put pictures onto any forum is to put the pictures onto a hosting site like photobucket first and then simply copy the direct link onto your post  :-))
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 07:19:31 PM »

Just trying something from my Mac…


EdiT: Not that then…
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 07:23:50 PM »

What operating system version and which browser are you using?
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 07:58:48 PM »

 :-)) I use postimage and you size on there, seems to work OK for me and I am no computer expert,try that and let us know you get on,Ray. %)   
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 08:32:57 PM »

What operating system version and which browser are you using?

Robert.

MAC OS X version10.4.11    & I have Firefox  or Safari

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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 08:34:10 PM »

:-)) I use postimage and you size on there, seems to work OK for me and I am no computer expert,try that and let us know you get on,Ray. %)

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Do you need Windows to use Postimage ?

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2014, 09:05:52 PM »

Sorry George I don't really know as all I ever used is windows,perhaps someone on here who knows more about apple/mac will be able to help,I had a terrible time trying to post pictures on here till a nice gent told me about postimage, I think there are other photo sites you can use,that's about the limit of my knowledge I am afraid,Ray.   
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2014, 09:26:49 PM »

g:box with s:eccentric:1.
You cannot upload that type of file. The only allowed extensions are txt,doc,jpg,gif,pdf,PNG.


George,


What's the exact name of the file that you were trying to upload above?


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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2014, 09:37:12 PM »


George,


What's the exact name of the file that you were trying to upload above?


-Rob

Hi Rob,

It is a pic sized in I.Photo to 600 x 415  placed on the desk top and named (g/box with s/ eccentric/1)

I then go into attachments and other options  on the forum and then click on the browser to import the pic.
I have tried to post 1- off, and then tried multiple pics all with the same result.

The hair that I have left is diminishing fast.

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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2014, 09:40:16 PM »

Double check the file extension is jpg and not JPEG
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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2014, 09:53:36 PM »

Hi Rob,

It is a pic sized in I.Photo to 600 x 415  placed on the desk top and named (g/box with s/ eccentric/1)

I then go into attachments and other options  on the forum and then click on the browser to import the pic.
I have tried to post 1- off, and then tried multiple pics all with the same result.

The hair that I have left is diminishing fast.

George.


Ahhh…. It may be that the forum software is trying to interpret the '/' in your filename.


Try renaming your file to remove the '/'  ie gbox with seccentric1.jpg

If that doesn't work try removing the spaces too.
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2014, 11:25:26 PM »


Ahhh…. It may be that the forum software is trying to interpret the '/' in your filename.


Try renaming your file to remove the '/'  ie gbox with seccentric1.jpg

If that doesn't work try removing the spaces too.

Rob ,
I have tried all of the suggestions and more without spaces and slashes, tried JPG, JPEG all to no avail.

Thanks for the help

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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 02:18:34 AM »

Well, I'm out of ideas…


But just a note. Mac OS X will not let you create a filename with a '/' in it. It will be interpreted as a command to step up the file system.


Whilst searching for your error message, I found something on a LandRover forum - but annoyingly the last post was something like 'It's OK, I fixed it now!' - without mentioning HOW they did it!!!  >:-o
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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2014, 03:28:20 AM »

George.....I think Robert has the answer................& this is why I was asking for one of your file images

It certainly could be the inclusion of a / in the file name.........Derek
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Re: Help required in posting pics using Apple/ Mac
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2014, 04:34:30 AM »

In my attempt to understand a possible fix here for George.......I trialed....

a. located a simple .jpg file with the file name of P1110206
b. attempted to rename it with a / in the name as P/1110206
c. in Windows an ERROR message is displayed stating that / [& other symbols] are not permitted and despite repeated attempts to insert a /....it could not be accepted
d. OK ...I do understand that I am talking Windows & not Mac..........but the protocol is associated with the File format & naming.....not the operating system

From this it again suggests that the images George is attempting to upload may well be in the valid .jpg  format, however may have one or more invalid symbols in the file name  :o............Derek
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