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Photo Frustration!!!

Post by fordorgalore » Sat May 11, 2019 6:14 am

I can't get one picture to post on this fancy dan forum....everytime I get this yellow triangle under the status with the following note.

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct.

Any one have any idea what is going on here. I can post with no problem on several other similar forum websites.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by John.Zibell » Sat May 11, 2019 9:08 am

Below the save draft, preview and submit buttons are an options and Attachments tabs. Click the attachments and select the image(s) you want to add to the post.
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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by Mark Nunn » Sat May 11, 2019 9:19 am

I can add photos with my IPad without doing anything to them. On my PC I need to save the photo as a gif file and then reduce its file size using Paint until it can be loaded.

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by Steve Jelf » Sat May 11, 2019 9:49 am

There are different ways of posting photos. Here's the one I use:

Below the composition box click Attachments.

Click Add files.

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That opens a window you use to find the picture file on your computer. Click on the file you want and click Open.

That should do it. The status should be a green check mark. If it's a yellow triangle there should also be a note about what's wrong with the file. Usually that has something to do with file size and I downsize the file a bit. This almost never happens. Usually the file uploads with no problem,

Next click Place inline. The name of the file will appear in the composition box. You can click Preview to see it.

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by twrenn » Sat May 11, 2019 9:56 am

Like a lot of us old farts, I'm not attuned to change, as in this forum format. But, I have to admit, the "drag and drop" feature for pics is as about as good, and easy as it gets. Don, just bring up your pic file in a smaller box, so it doesn't totally cover the forum text box, find your picture you want to post, hold down your mouse (or trackpad as in my Apple), and just "drag" it over to any part of this text box and let go! It'll automatically load it in. You won't see it here when you do, but it'll show up below this box in a list. When you "preview" (if you do, which I recommend) it will show up then. Easy Peezey!! I have no idea though how else to do it other than use the "attachments" button below if you're using a phone or maybe even a tablet. Good luck!


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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by Scott_Conger » Sat May 11, 2019 10:10 am

John

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by fordorgalore » Sat May 11, 2019 4:18 pm

This is really frustrating. I built and repaired computers for 15 years. I never came across a issue I couldn't fix. I know how to post in this forum but its not accepting my images. I've resized, renamed and refiled them to no avail. I've changed them from BMP to JPG to JPEG and nothing works. There is most likely a simple answer but my eyes have glazed over....

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by AdminJeff » Sat May 11, 2019 5:06 pm

You sent me the pics and I posted them with no problem so it has to be local you!

Here they are again and I’m doing this from my iPhone this time. PC last time.

Have you tried Chrome?

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by fordorgalore » Sat May 11, 2019 5:07 pm

I just tried IE and same thing...


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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by fordorgalore » Sun May 12, 2019 5:34 am

Ok, I just tried posting these same pictures from my android and got the very same error.


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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by David Mcbride » Sun May 12, 2019 10:17 am

how do you post pics using I Phone

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by John.Zibell » Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm

Scott_conger wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:10 am
John

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Not mine. Just a picture I have.
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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by AdminJeff » Sun May 12, 2019 10:11 pm

David Mcbride wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:17 am
how do you post pics using I Phone
Same as with any other device. The attachment tab.

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by Thorlick » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 pm

I am having the same problem Donald (fordorgalore) had. I used to post just fine with the current software and without any changes on my part it stopped accepting my photos. The error was one saying it cannot read the size of the photos. I have tried a large number of changes much as Donald did and the program is still having a problem. Yes it is a MTFCA software problem as I am doing everything how it used to work. My files are within the data and dimension size, all are PDF files.

This is a real frustrating thing and I bet lots of folks are giving up on it. I did find that the photos load fine and can be viewed at the end of a post as an attachment, but they refuse to be entered into the post text as we used to do. This is whilst using a desktop machine. I think it will still post from my phone. I would appreciate the webmaster cluing us into why this is happening and how to fix it.

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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:28 pm

Test; (my photo are loaded right from my PC)
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Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Post by AdminJeff » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:55 am

Thorlick wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 pm
all are PDF files
That's your problem. A pdf file is not a photo - it is a document. Portable Document Format - pdf. Great for instructions manuals, no good for pics. Use jpg, gif, or png for all picture formats.

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