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Discussion about uploading photos

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by JeffK, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    The photo links just expired for me as well. I usually go with snaggy or imgur for hosting pics for the forum.
     
  2. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Member

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    Why do you do that?

    You know you can post photos on this site itself, right? Then when snaggy goes out of business or changes their policy we don't loose the content of your posts

    -Randy
     
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  3. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    It shows up as media and it looks different when posted.
     
  4. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    Never understood why simply posting a photo in a message is so difficult. If you click on the "image" button, it asks for a URL, hence people using sites where the images get linked to and pulled in. Why isn't there an option to simply upload an image from ones computer? Why can TMC read in the image once, then keep a stored copy on their server? Is it a bandwidth issue? This is 2017, half the people on the planet are streaming Netflix hours per day.

    And no, the media library route seems pretty cumbersome. Then you have posters who have embedded smaller images that can be expanded when clicked on.

    Is there a FAQ on the site that gives a very descriptive explanation of all the various ways to get images into posts, both from a computer or phone, with examples and also step by step instructions?

    I got popped for $400 by Photobucket to allow all the linked images I uploaded to their site to be accessible from here. Had I known that would happen after posting hundreds of images here, I would have explored a different option. Hard to explore different options unless there is a clear explanation of exactly how things work. Of course, it's entirely possible that it is just Photobucket agenda: wait until someone has linked a web site to a few hundred photos, then inform them about the "web image hosting" fee never previously mentioned.

    This is one of the things that bugs me there days. And this is coming from someone who develops software, reads technical specifications describing how devices work, and writes users manual. The lack of clear documentation is appalling. Yes, I understand that things need to be kept as simple as possible so that even non-technical users can contribute, but the details need to be available somewhere for those who want to know them.

    FAQ: How can I post images to the site?

    Answer: There are many ways to do this depending on blah, blah, blah, example 1, step by step instructions 1, example 2, instructions 2, blah, blah, blah.

    And by the way, external websites have been known to charge large fees if you link your posts to images hosted there, which we thought we should mention because when you click the "image" icon you are asked to provide a link to the image... :rolleyes:

    End rant, time for coffee...

    RT
     
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  5. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    For example purposes only... 2017-08-19 (5).png 2017-08-19 (6)_LI.jpg
     
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  6. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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  7. Craig9080

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    Using Chrome, no luck.
     
  8. jsrawa

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    Now that we have detailed how to post a photo let's see some!
     
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  9. favo

    favo Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    Just paste an image from your computer's clipboard directly into the message. No need to click or link anything.
    upload_2017-8-19_12-59-8.jpeg
     
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  10. Randy Spencer

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    #10 Randy Spencer, Aug 19, 2017
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    If you upload a photo but DON'T insert it into the message you will get the look you had, where the photos are shown as attachments, but not big nor is text written around the images.

    If you insert you can either put it in as a thumbnail

    Dodge Zeo Concept.jpg

    or a full photo.

    Dodge Zeo Concept.jpg

    Either of those can be then clicked on and shown full size.

    When replying to a message if there were images in the original message you will find that moving where the attachment is in the quote will either allow the thumbnail of it to show or not. Only the beginning of the quote will be shown if it's a large quote, I have moved photos above the quote just so you can see the thumbnail.

    -Randy
     
  11. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Hey wait....that's not a production Model 3.
     
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  12. Randy Spencer

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  13. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Nice.
     
  14. lunitiks

    lunitiks ˭ ˭ ʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽ ʭ ʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼ ˭ ˭

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    Anyone know how to customize posted picture size? Like if I want to post a jpeg from an URL how do I avoid it being enromous when it could be 1/3 the size
     
  15. ohmman

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    I use Preview on Mac to resize and save the image, then upload.
     
  16. lunitiks

    lunitiks ˭ ˭ ʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽ ʭ ʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼ ˭ ˭

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    So many clicks...

    With the bbcode [img width={X}]{URL}[/img] one should be able to customize the size, but it doesnt work on this tmc forum
     
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  17. Randy Spencer

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    You can download it from that URL and then upload it to the post as mentioned previously. This way if the site that has the pic on it goes away we will still be able to see it here on the thread you post to and it will automatically scale it for reading as in my previous post, but shows it full size just by clicking on the photo.

    -Randy
     
  18. SageBrush

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    #18 SageBrush, Aug 19, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2017
    Three good choices:

    1. Resize locally and upload to TMC
    2. Place thumbnail inline. That way only people who want to see the huge version click on the mini-image
    3. Zoom out on the photo of interest, screen capture it and paste inline to your post
    Tiger.jpg
     

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