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Uploading photo's

Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 10:36 am

I have been using Flikr but they now are charging to use their site,
As I only use it now to upload onto here I don't really want to pay for it, Photobucket is just a pain to use & I don't think you can upload directly from your PC can you?
What method doe's everyone else use on here please
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 10:49 am

I upload direct from my laptop or phone. Sometimes they need reducing in size ... on my laptop I do that via the Paintbox programme installed on it.
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby uschi » January 9th, 2019, 11:15 am

Terry, you can still use the free version, but you can't post more than 1000 pictures. I am in the process of weeding my account out to get below that. If you have more than 1000, just get to work and do the dirty deed and you can go on using your account.
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby Herbidacious » January 9th, 2019, 11:28 am

shrinkpictures
http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

I am going to bite the bullet and pay up for pro on Flickr. I have too much invested (not money) in it to abandon ship. They offered me a 15% discount. I got 50% off last year, which is why I did it. Not ready to renew until July, so fingers crossed for a better offer than 15%. I am pissed off about it, though.
Maybe I will start using another platform. Maybe not. I imagine the trend will be towards payment. Imagine how much they will be making...
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Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 11:34 am

uschi wrote:Terry, you can still use the free version, but you can't post more than 1000 pictures. I am in the process of weeding my account out to get below that. If you have more than 1000, just get to work and do the dirty deed and you can go on using your account.


Hi Uschi, I have looked at that option but I have over 2000 pictures on there :cry: :cry: Thgey are all on my PC as well
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby Herbidacious » January 9th, 2019, 11:44 am

I just noticed in (the version of ) Windows picture manager (that I have at work) there is an option to export (as opposed to save) a picture as a different size, or indeed format.

Here is one I converted

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I am using a very old version of this program, but might be worth looking. The 'export' option is in the 'file' menu when you have the image open.

Downside is that your sizing options are limited. This was the large web format option.
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby uschi » January 9th, 2019, 12:31 pm

hickybank wrote:
uschi wrote:Terry, you can still use the free version, but you can't post more than 1000 pictures. I am in the process of weeding my account out to get below that. If you have more than 1000, just get to work and do the dirty deed and you can go on using your account.


Hi Uschi, I have looked at that option but I have over 2000 pictures on there :cry: :cry: Thgey are all on my PC as well


I found with my pictures that many are "repeats", i.e. biscuits, cakes, flowers. If you stagger your weeding it is still quite manageable until February.
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby earthmaiden » January 9th, 2019, 1:28 pm

suffolk wrote:I upload direct from my laptop or phone. Sometimes they need reducing in size ... on my laptop I do that via the Paintbox programme installed on it.


Do you do it from your mobile as well? If so, how?
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby aero280 » January 9th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Since giving up on Photobucket and Flickr, I have just been uploading pictures directly to this site. The pictures need to reduce the size to at least 1024 wide and 768 high.

Don't use the "Quick reply" box here. Choose "Post Reply" from the bottom right. When you do that you will see the Upload option below the reply box.


Quick tip... if you start writing in the Quick Reply box and then want to upload a picture, don't use "Submit" use "Preview" and the full reply page appears with everything you have already typed. Then upload the pictures.
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 1:49 pm

Thanks aero, thats what I was fishing for I thought I had seen on here you can upload direct, I will try it
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 1:52 pm

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Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Hm dont know why it has the ‘stuff’ above it ... I just selected the pic from the ones in my phone library.

Iv they’re too big I email them to myself and resize when I do that.
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Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 1:58 pm

These were taken at RSBB Ham Wall yesterday
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Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Wonderful Hicky :D ... I see a bird ...
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 2:20 pm

Me to, a bird made up of birds
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby Zosherooney » January 9th, 2019, 2:38 pm

On birdies......... The other day we thought they were 'seagulls' but they turned out to be either white herons or egrets... 2 of them. Did not have camera anywhere near but our 1st sighting of anything like this in this area.

When winter is nearly over we are going to book on the Great Bustard viewing trip as they are very local to us.....http://greatbustard.org/visit-the-release-site/
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Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Hi Zosh, hope you are both keeping well, the Bustard viewing sounds interesting where is it aproximately, I see they do not disclose the site for obvious reasons but just wondered how far away from us, i sounds somethere near Salisbury
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Postby earthmaiden » January 9th, 2019, 3:33 pm

suffolk wrote:Hm dont know why it has the ‘stuff’ above it ... I just selected the pic from the ones in my phone library.

Iv they’re too big I email them to myself and resize when I do that.


I don't know how to do that. All pictures taken on my phone are too big to upload onto this kind of site. I feel sure there is a way to reduce them and still send direct but have not found it. The only way I know is to edit it via Photoshop Elements which is my usual way of editing photos but in this day and age I feel sure it can be done direct from the phone somehow. Mine is a Samsung. In certain cirumstances, like emailing, it asks what size you want to send, but not when uploading :evil:
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby StokeySue » January 9th, 2019, 3:37 pm

I do use Flickr but I now find that I can only set up a link if I am using my Windows PC.
I can log in to Flickr from my iPhone but it only provides links without the file extension (.jpeg or .jpg or .png) and that doesn’t work with [img ][/ img]

Anyone have a workaround for these links? I have the same problem with Google Image, even when the image is open access and downloadable
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby Herbidacious » January 9th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Sorry I totally missed your point, Terry, I thought you were talking about reducing size to post.

I never have never actually directly uploaded from Flickr. (Or am I still missing the point?! V tired today.)

EM if you have an iphone, email them to yourself - it will ask it what size you want them as. You can then download/save again onto your phone at the reduced size.
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Postby earthmaiden » January 9th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Thank you Herbi, that will work on the Samsung too. I had forgotten I could save them from email to phone :oops:. Feeling quite excited to try now!
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 4:34 pm

Hi Herby, unless I can reduce my photo,s on flickr below 1000 (I have over 2000) I will give up on it, as all images on there are also stored on my external drive anyway.
I have always used flickr to upload onto here so looking for an alternative method, I have that now thanks to aero
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Postby Herbidacious » January 9th, 2019, 4:39 pm

Nice murmuration pics btw Terry. I put a few on Flickr... Are yours on there? Would love to see what lens/shutter speed etc. you used. (One of the advantages of Flickr being that it shows these. Useful if you are a learner.)
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Postby hickybank » January 9th, 2019, 4:52 pm

Cannot upload onto flickr as I have used upp all my allowance, it is good to get information as to picture settings.
Most of mine were taken on the same setting
Aperture priority set at f6.3
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ISO 100 ( as the light faded this increased to ISO 400)
focal length 27mm
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 9th, 2019, 5:03 pm

earthmaiden wrote:
suffolk wrote:I upload direct from my laptop or phone. Sometimes they need reducing in size ... on my laptop I do that via the Paintbox programme installed on it.


Do you do it from your mobile as well? If so, how?


If I want to put a photo on here that I have taken on my phone, I save it first to my email as an attachment. Somewhere along the process you get asked what size you want to save it in. … then save this to my photo file on the laptop... Then once in my photo file, I complete the normal exercise to upload to here ….
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Postby earthmaiden » January 9th, 2019, 5:07 pm

I can do it on the laptop but use the phone mostly for the board and felt there must be a way of doing it - I had forgotten you could save email pictures to the phone and do it that way. It's not something I do much. Most photos go straight to Dropbox to be sorted when I retire :oops: :lol: .
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Postby PatsyMFagan » January 9th, 2019, 5:12 pm

I can only get on WF on my laptop, so while the above seems a bit of a faff, isn't really ...
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Postby Herbidacious » January 9th, 2019, 5:17 pm

Thanks Terry/.

i guess that's kind of what I meant Patsy.
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Postby PatsyMFagan » January 9th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Herbidacious wrote:i guess that's kind of what I meant Patsy.


Sorry Herbi, I missed your response ... :oops: :rolleyes:
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby Herbidacious » January 9th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Oh no! That's ok! :)
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby Amber » January 9th, 2019, 10:19 pm

I upload directly from iPad, but can’t use c&p, I need to scroll to below the ‘posting box’, and then there is an upload attachment box. Then select file/photo.
The option isn’t always there though...
It’s something to do with reply options....
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Postby Amber » January 9th, 2019, 10:21 pm

Hmm, try going to ‘preview’ and the upload attachment option is (or may/should be there).
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby aero280 » January 10th, 2019, 12:11 am

The upload attachment option doesn't appear if you use the "Quick Reply". You have to open the bigger window by clicking on the red text "Post Reply" box at the bottom left of each page. Or choose "Preview" next to "submit" if you have started typing.
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Postby Herbidacious » January 10th, 2019, 8:30 am

One thing I like about this version of the forum software is that you can drag and drop images onto the choose file panel when using a PC, rather than going into file manager. You can't do this on another forum I go on that uses this software. It's useful if you have just downloaded something of the internet/Flickr.
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Postby hickybank » January 10th, 2019, 9:47 am

I am so glad I raised this subject it is so much quicker & easier than my old way, so thank you areo & goodbye flickr. now I can inundate you with photo's :lol: :lol:

This one wat taken just as I got to the reservre, the light looked just perfect for a picture it almost looked like a painting

If you click on it for full screen, the two figures on the bank are Eel fisherman, still popular around here
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Postby aero280 » January 10th, 2019, 1:46 pm

There's a limit to the number of pictures that you can add to each post...

... but there's no limit to the number of posts you can make!! :)
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby uschi » January 15th, 2019, 1:52 pm

Terry, I've done it and weeded out so I am now down to 991 pictures 8-) . Must make a bit more room, but it's doable. :D
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Postby Herbidacious » January 15th, 2019, 2:16 pm

Question is where do people back up their photos to? I don't rely on Flickr as a back up as I don't put everything on there. I just use it for sharing (and hopefully getting and giving feedback.) Google? Actually google has a reasonable editing program. I really need to do a hard drive backup...
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Postby Herbidacious » January 15th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Question is where do people back up their photos to? I don't rely on Flickr as a back up as I don't put everything on there. I just use it for sharing (and hopefully getting and giving feedback.) Google? Actually google has a reasonable editing program. I really need to do a hard drive backup but can't find my most up to date external drive. I probably hid it before going away for Christmas :?
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Postby aero280 » January 15th, 2019, 2:47 pm

Every so often I copy all my photos direct from the camera to a DVD.
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby uschi » January 15th, 2019, 3:42 pm

I use two 4 TB external hard drives to double-back-up.
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Postby Herbidacious » January 15th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Yes me too Uschi. Plus google.

The hard drive back up takes so long though, but not too bad if I keep on top of it. But I do keep losing the hard drives. I am such an idiot sometimes.
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Postby uschi » January 15th, 2019, 5:31 pm

I keep losing the cables ... so that makes two of us. :hi5: :lol:
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Postby Herbidacious » January 15th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Clearly I need to write things down and usually I do. The thing is I hide these thigns when in a state of aggitation about going away. I don't really need to hide them. It's all somewhat irrational.
I must have quite a lot of camera cables, as I lose them too and keep buying new ones. Fortunately they are inexpensive.

I have a general problem with not having porper places to put things. My cameras and lenses are in camera bags and/or on a shelf under my hi fi (which is prone to dustiness!) I need a furniture solution, but not sure what would work best or where I could put it.
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Postby uschi » January 15th, 2019, 8:10 pm

I have some things in large boxes. Easy enough to find, but the cables are a different matter.
Maybe a large box to fit under your shelf might work around the dust? TK-Maxx have some wonderful ones.
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Re: Uploading photo's

Postby Herbidacious » February 15th, 2019, 2:29 pm

Grrr Flickr is 'changing the way its members log in' and has logged me out, which is a nightmare due to me having two yahoo addresses - one for Flickr and one for email (thanks to BTmail merging with yahoo.) :evil:

I have also 'lost' (hidden) my full memory cards...
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