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Old 08-09-2008, 11:05:10 PM
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If this helps anyone.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:32:42 PM
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I JUST NOW thought of another thing that can cause the FAILED UPLOAD message:

HOW you name your photos is even more important than the size.
Signs like & or # or * aren't acceptible and spaces are discouraged too.....use the underscore _ NOT a hyphen (hyphens don't work either) to fill spaces.
Harry filled me in about the space thing.......I learned the naming thing the hard way when ftp'ing photos.

I don't know why I didn't think of this a long time ago.....
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:07:36 AM
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Craig or Harry why can't i post the same pics in two different forums it just tells me that this pic is attached to xxxx thread.


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Old 08-24-2009, 08:58:12 AM
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Harry:

It would be nice if you could somehow diddle the software so it can tell that you are trying to put a previously posted image on a new message and simply let the user know that the board will use what it already has.

I just tried faking-out your system, Harry, and it was smarter'n me. What I did was rename a previously uploaded photo and then try to upload it. Didn't work.

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:03:54 AM
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so did i Elden I even shifted the folder but it's to dang smart!!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:25:12 AM
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Hello


Here is a great program that is free and works great. very easy to use as well.

http://www.fotosizer.com/CheckForUpd...x?v=1.22.0.403

Hope that this helps out.

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:17:56 AM
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We have the option of NOT hot linking (IMG CODE) photos from other sites. The preferable method here is to use the attachment system. Yes, this is "only" a thumbnail, however, when it is clicked on it becomes up to 1024 X 800 and thumbnails are a lot easier for dialup users to handle. Many photo services have gone bust in the past. The result is that users lose all their photos and Smokstak readers endure the red X instead of a photo.

Dialup users can take advantage of this in the thread options of their control panel...
You have the option to show or hide various elements of messages, which may be of use to users on slow internet connections, or who want to remove extraneous clutter from posts.

  • Show Signatures
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  • Show Images (including attached images and images in [IMG] code)
Oops, I'll quit linking from my site. I've been spoiled by cable.

I also tell people to go into thier camera settings and set the resolution down to 800x600 or a notch above that. That leaves room for cropping and gives you with a decent size to view on the net. It will also let you store a lot more photos. Cams always come from the factory at thier highest resolution and these days that makes a huge file.
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I down loaded two pics and only one appeared as a thumbnail . I tried to get a second one but no avail . Tried to use same pic in another thread and it tells me it has already been used. So whats wrong . I'm new at this .

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Photos may be used only once unless you resize AND rename them but that wastes your attachment space too.
You can link to them......right click the photo, copy the url from the properies popup and paste the url into your message.
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Just some notes about linking photos from other sites.
The NORM is people lose interest and after a short time all that displays is the dreaded RED X, most times making the referencing post meaningless.
The OTHER issue is people DON'T RESIZE THEIR IMAGES TO A MANAGABLE SIZE.......
I have 768kbs DSL and I click off pages that take too long to load.
What you suppose a dialup user does?.......
And yes......a LOT of people still use dialup because there are no affordable alternatives.
Not everyone lives in downtown Manhattan you know.......
I'm one of those poor saps with low speed dial up and it is a royal pain. I learned long ago when trying to upload pictures for eBay auctions, that the smaller the file size the better. I'm just using the simple photo editing program that came in my computer, but I found that even just rotating the image 1 or 2 degrees will cut the file size down to 1/4 to 1/3 the original size without hurting the image quality at all. If you crop and rotate it will get even smaller, but if you crop something way down in size they tend to get a little grainy.

As for Harry saying in an earlier post to be sure to delete a picture if you want to repost it in another thread, I've found that you can repost the same picture by Re-Naming it first.

Edit: Or, you can copy and paste from one post to another. -- Harry
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Hi Harry Are there any MAC users who could post the sequence of clicks to attach photos to a post or reply. Many thanks for your great forum. John Ross
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http://www.smokstak.com/forum/attach...2&d=1109207239

If this works, I think I've got it!

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---------- Post added at 06:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:25 PM ----------

Well - not quite.

How about this:

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/attach...1&d=1130900119

---------- Post added at 06:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:28 PM ----------

One more try!

Fer some reason it doesn't want to work, although I can click on the links above and get the picture. I still can't get the thumbnail to appear on the message.
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I still have not found the instructions on how to send a photo? I assume the paperclip icon is for attachments, but how do I know if photo(attachment) is accepted before sending to server?
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The site software will automatically resize photos in excess of 2 megs in size.
If you are attempting to attach photos directly as they came from the camera you will probably have trouble.
If you are using a Windows PC the easiest way to resize is open the image using PAINT and save as a jpg or jpeg.
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I still have not found the instructions on how to send a photo? I assume the paperclip icon is for attachments, but how do I know if photo(attachment) is accepted before sending to server?
Yes, the paperclip icon is used for attaching pictures.

I got confused when I first tried adding pictures and thought the 'postcard' looking icon was, but it asks you to type in a url address which I don't have, as I don't have my pictures stored on-line.

The paperclip icon opens another window titled "Manage Attachments" which then has two "Browse" buttons for finding the pictures in your computer. You can upload two at a time, with a limit of 4 per post. I never really paid attention to it before, but there is also a "Manage Attachments" button below the "Submit Reply" & "Preview Post" buttons in another box with "Additional Options"

As for knowing if the picture has been 'accepted' or uploaded, hit the "Preview Post" button and check it out before you hit the "Submit Reply" button. That also gives you a chance to read your post as it will appear and check to see if it looks right if you highlighted something with bold print or different colors, and that everything is spelled right if you haven't downloaded the spell check program.

---------- Post added at 01:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:19 PM ----------

And now after I posted that.... I clicked on the thumbnail that Craig attached, and see that he is pointing to the "Manage Attachments" button under the "Additional Options"

---------- Post added at 01:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:25 PM ----------

And of course, you can't access either the "Paperclip" OR the "Manage Attachments", in the "Quick Reply" which only has the "Postcard" icon for url attachments.

You have to click on the "Go Advanced" button to open another window to get either one of those or the "Preview post" option.
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Otto and Craig A, thanks for trying to help. It seems I had another problem....would not execute on the "paperclip" until I turned popup blocker off...then things started to react just as Otto said....this is the test if the photo works and I guess we will see if the thumbnail appears. Not sure where the "thank you" button is, so I will just say it again....Thank you! It has been a frustrating 2 days and it may not be over.
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Glad to help.

I'm going to have to remember the other "Manage Attachments" button that Craig is pointing at in the thumbnail he posted. I've told a lot of people about the paperclip, but never noticed the other button there until today.... I'm sure it's always been there, I just didn't see it.
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Is it good, bad, or indifferent to use the code to put an image into the post that is attached to the same post? It probably sucks on dial-up, as stated in previous posts in this thread, but I do like to see the larger pictures right away. (Yes, impatient)

Like this.
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I have tried posting pictures a couple of times. I have just given up! Best of luck to those that can, I have better things to do.
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