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Blog entry by CalgaryGeoff posted 07-27-2012 10:09 AM 1276 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoy all the fantastic photos and posts on this site and have many completed projects I’d like to add. My issue is uploading pictures is extremely slow even with high speed Internet access and not even possible using an IPad 3.

I think some site maintenance and upgrades are way over due and definitly required to make photo posting quicker and easier. The ability to upload pictures directly from iPads needs to happen!!!

Text formatting for blogs and such needs attention as well. Having to use (html?) coding for text format and layout is a bit dated.

I also wonder what is the point of having people post pictures to third party websites like photobucket and then link them to this site?

The reason I’m posting this in a blog is I did not find a webmaster contact or help link. A webmaster link should be added at the bottom of home page as well if there is not one.

Hope picture posting can be addressed as well as text formatting.

Thanks

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.



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Alexandre

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 11:46 AM

Yeah… Its been mentioned before, It wants you to upload pictures… I tried doing it from imgur.com/photobucket, but yeah, They should make a mobile website where you can upload projects.

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HerbC

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 01:47 PM

You no longer have to use photobucket. You can upload directly to this site from a computer. I don’t know about IPad because I don’t use one.

Here’s a picture uploaded from my local computer, took about 20 seconds but I do have a high speed Internet connection.

When you use the img button to insert an image in your post or comment it puts the code to display the image at the top of your comment or post. You can then move the code to the location you want to use by using cut and paste.

The new upload routine puts the uploaded image file on one of amazon’s servers using a random name. The photo above was renamed from nailed.jpg to m7tnnuh.jpg.

Hope this helps.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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amagineer

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 07:32 PM

I was having the same problem, but if I reduced the picture to 1024×768 pixels or 800×600 pixels I can upload pictures fine.
-Don

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ChuckV

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 07:49 PM

What is your upload speed? This photo is 1.1 Mb on my disk. It uploaded in 5 seconds.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 08:09 PM

I don’t have any problem uploading pictures. However, I usually size them to be around 600 pixels wide. I’m using one of my own sites to store my blog pictures.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 08:40 PM

The LJ site contributors and members create great projects. The website however does need upgrades. With current technology file size should not require compression and third party websites for photos. I’m able to upload full size pics to Facebook in seconds and from my iPad 3.

I have a high speed cable Internet connection.

Is there a web site master or contact here who addresses maintenance and upgrades for this site?

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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ChuckV

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#7 posted 07-27-2012 08:49 PM

Keeping in mind that the LJ servers are all made of wooden TinkerToys, I think the performance is pretty amazing!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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HerbC

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#8 posted 07-27-2012 08:57 PM

Geoff,

The best way to bring a suggestion to the attention of the website admin/management/support stafe is to submit a post in the LumberJocks.com Site Feedback Forum

I personally think you should use an image editing program to prepare photos for uploading. There’s no reason to upload a file that is several megabytes in size which contains a photo that is several thousand pixels wide. The file will not display properly on most web pages without the web server processing it again to shrink it.

I understand your frustration about not being able to use your IPad. I don’t know why that won’t work but this is not the first site I’ve heard that complaint.

Good luck!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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