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Pierre07/02/2009 09:24:46
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Whew, after a lot of sweat, finally managed to upload photos to an album!
Sorry Mr. moderator but I think there is something very buggy about this section of the site - constant hangups and slow connections. I had trouble uploading more than 2 pics at a time, otherwise the dreaded hourglass became permanent!  I had the same result on three computers - my desktop, my laptop and my son-in-law's laptop .
Anyone interested have a look at my last picture - totally off this lists topics, but I couldn't resist adding it!
Cheers - Pierre
60watt08/02/2009 16:54:18
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Pierre,the remaining problem I have is that I only see the text showing the number of posts and photos under an avatar.I get no navigable link to posts or photos.Can anyone help with that?

So far I have not had any problem uploading here but I did notice the new interface is similar to Flickr or Photobucket where you have to have Javascript and use an ActiveX for multiple uploads.That inevitably involves tailoring security settings at least once.
I suggest you try the photos in a different order in case pic 3 is a duffer.

This is another test posting.
I've tried Firefox IE7 and IE8 and I am now trying Google Chrome  to upload a 474k jpeg of a rowing boat.I shall remove it unless it shows as a thumbnail.
(One of my pet hates is folk posting 10megabytes of photos on a thread or not bothering to use thumbnails when they use Photobucket or Flickr)


John Edward23/02/2009 09:51:30
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i am glad that I am not the only one having this problem I have 58 pics to put on and only managed 1 to date
Colin Bishop23/02/2009 10:30:32
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I have been uploading pictures to update the articles section on the homepage for several days. In most cases this entails creating an album and loading in up to 35 jpeg images, five at a time. I have had no problems and the uploads have been very quick.
 
However, all my pictures are between 50kb and 100kb each. There is no point in making them any bigger as this is sufficient  resolution for the site.
 
If you are uploading much larger files straight off the camera then they will indeed take a lot longer to load and the process is more likely to go wrong depending on how good your broadband link is. Once they arrive on the website they are reduced in size anyway so It is much better to reduce the images to something like "Desktop Resolution" or a bit smaller before uploading using the free image resizing programs you can get on the Internet. I use VSO Image Resizer for Vista but you can also get a similar program from Power Toys for XP.
 
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John Edward28/03/2009 14:45:22
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can enybody tell me how to crop my pic so i can have a face insted of just my name
 
Colin Bishop28/03/2009 15:48:45
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John,
 
Do you mean crop as in select part of a photo or simply reducing the file size of a picture?
 
In the former case you need either a photo editing program or else a scanner which usually permits cropping when the scan is done.
 
If you just need to reduce the size of the picture so you can load it as an Avatar then you can use an image resizing program - see under FAQs on the Homepage. Something like 800x600 will bring it under the stipulated 500kb limit.
 
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Peter Fitness28/03/2009 22:20:38
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VSO Image Resizer is also available, free, for Windows XP, and is an excellent tool. I usually resize to 800 x 600, which gives an image size of under 100KB, allowing much quicker uploads.
 
Peter.
Barry Foote02/05/2009 08:49:00
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Having problems uploading to a current album. It kept rejecting the upload after several minutes, so I tried one at a time and got two pictures to upload but it took several minutes each to do. After that I could not upload any more. All my pics. have been resized to less than 100kb. Is this just a temporary glitch? or something more sinister....
Colin Bishop02/05/2009 09:04:26
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Barry, what sort of error message are you getting?
 
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Barry Foote02/05/2009 15:55:54
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Colin,
I just tried again with two small pictures and after an age, the screen turns white with this exact message:

  • Sorry - the website has an error and the page you requested cannot be displayed at this time. Please try again later.
           Sorry - the website has an error and the page you requested cannot be displayed at the moment. Please try again later. 

 

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