Uploading photos

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Terry Robbins, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to upload some service records but the website keeps coming up with an error saying the pictures are too large. Any advice on how to make them smaller or upload them a different way?

    Many thanks

  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Use www.photobucket.com.

    Once you upload an image, you can then copy and paste a link to it here and it will load with the page.
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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    or use one of the free online photo resizing programs
  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    I use SnipClik, very easy to use & its free

  5. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Sorry forgot to thank you all , service records posted ( and moved by Owen to the right forum )
  6. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    A lot of the images / photographs uploaded to this forum in its early days seem to have disappeared, or at least won't open when I try to click on them, presumably because of a continuing glitsch when the site was migrated? Are they lost forever or will they be able to be resurrected at some time in the future?
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Yes, some photos have gone for good .
    Could you give some links to posts with photos you can't open .

    Some photos have gone as they were copy & pasted or linked from other websites that no longer exist.
  8. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    "Yes, some photos have gone for good .
    Could you give some links to posts with photos you can't open .

    Some photos have gone as they were copy & pasted or linked from other websites that no longer exist"

    For example, some of the photos you posted on this thread about 1940, Owen:
    1940 Dunkirk France Belgium Related Pictures
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Do you mean the ones ANDY posted ?
    andys post.JPG
    with the IMG icon ?
    He deleted his imageshack account.
    Same as I deleted my photobucket one.
  10. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Yes (and the ones you posted to the same thread). Clicking on the "lost" images what comes up is "Sorry! This video is no longer available".

    There are other 'older' posts where the photos don't show up. I tend to attach photographs as thumbnail views on here (<2KB) and hopefully these are embedded within the post / comment hopefully for as long as there is a "WW2 Talk"?
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I'd recommend members each open up an album under Gallery for their own general use, and that they add text files to Resources (which can be updated), not forgetting the addition of proper descriptive titles.
    That way no-one has to search through all their posts to find something again, and links can easily be used to embed directly into a post; these areas are much less prone to any potential software changes as happened in the last but one move.

    We've no control over outside sources whether from website or via image hosting. I myself re-organised my photo bucket account and discovered later that all those links became broken.
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Can you give me the post number of the ones I did as I can only find 1 post with images.
    post #458 1940 Dunkirk France Belgium Related Pictures
    Images still there.
  13. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Try this example which I was looking at and you posted to, Owen (The Art of War) which I was trying to look through yesterday:

    The Art Of War

    Post #3 (soren 1941) - the link works OK but most of the links / images just show up as 'error' or similar (e.g. #1 (Owen) whatever the image was does not produce anything. There are others like these. When we attach photographs to a post I assume we intend these to be seen by others and often need to be seen to make sense of the comments in the posts (e.g. #2 (Owen) eulogising a Canadian Atrist but the link doesn't work and you can't tell what this is about).

    Is it best to just give up on the 'lost images'? And is there a way to prevent photographs we post now from disappearing into the 'land of the eternal missing' the next time the site is migrated elsewhere?

  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Like I said before, if I've pasted a photo from another website onto this forum & the other website ceases to exist or removes the image from their website there is nothing we can do about it. Nothing to do with us moving software.

    Nothing on the internet is permanent.
    That post of mine you mentioned dates from May 29 2006, I'm not surprised the links to images don't work anymore.
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  15. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Thanks ... I was thinking once something was posted to the Internet it would be there for all time!
  16. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Photo size.....what is the maximum.I am having problems uploading a photograph which hitherto I thought would be acceptable?

    Is there a Help section?....thanks
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just looked at the settings in the admin area & it says...

    Maximum Attachment File Size (KB) 2048
  18. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Thanks Owen,I thought it was a little higher....must have been the old software platform
  19. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    I thought it was 3mb and later increased to 10mb ?

  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Might be for an album in the Gallery.

    I gave the size of an attachment in a post .

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