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Manxman25/11/2007 17:16:00
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Hi Paul - Vinnie,

After reading and using the forum for a number of weeks, I've noticed a lot of users (myself included) having similar problems using it.  -  We need a pull down HELP menu, were when we have problems trying to do something we can just click on the menu for the solution.

Examples:

(1) How to attach a photo to a forum reply, when I tried, it was asking me for a URL address - I've heard of it but no idea what it is - I ended up sending a picture to one of my albums (after 24hrs still no sign of it) - why can't we just browse our pictures, click the one we want to send and Johns your uncle (I don't have an uncle Bob!)

(2) How to re-size pictures prior to sending them to your album or profile

OK these are just two examples, but I'm sure other club members have other problems (the forum is like a worldwide club)

There is a help (top/right) but clicking this takes you to an empty page !

Cheers - Ken

come on gang - list your problems - and instead of have the solutions scattered all over the place lets get them all together for new members ....

ps - only just found out how to stop getting a thousand e-mails when you answer a forum query - just remove the tick at the bottom of the editor.

Paul T25/11/2007 18:09:00
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Hi Ken

I asked the same question about posting photos on the forum pages and got a very good answer from Vinnie but I could not make it work.

There is a system for resizing your photos within microsoft photo viewer (if you have microsoft but most people seem to) put the file on the screen and right click on the photo that you want to resize, you will get a dropdown menu, select resize photo and you will get another menu of photo sizes, click small and you will get a smaller copy of the photo with a smaller file size. This is very basic and might not work for the bigger file sizes for those of you with big expensive cameras.

Good idea to have a directory of problems / soloutions this would help everyone not just the newcomers.

All the best

Paul

Manxman25/11/2007 20:22:00
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Hi Paul,

I don't have a problem with re-sizing pictures but a lot of users do.  I use Photoshop and you just go to image and type in the size you want, inches-mm-pixels, and away you go.  Where I had a problem was in answering Hughs query on electrics,  I'd typed in a short reply and tried to add a picture of a wiring diagram, but when I clicked on the insert picture icon, I was faced with a request for a URL ? - try it.  gave up in the end and posted the diagram in my LeCaux album (just checked and its still not appeared) and it doesn't help with us all using different programs.

Cheers - Ken

Paul T25/11/2007 20:37:00
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Hi Ken

According to Vinnie there is a box to tick in your details section, I tried this but it still would not work so I gave up.

Paul

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