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Forum topic by dakremer posted 02-24-2012 12:35 AM 1447 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2012 12:35 AM

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to add pictures to a project or blog ONE at a time! It takes forever. I wonder if anything is in the works to allow us to upload multiple pics at one time? And maybe while at it, changing the features of editing. If a person was allowed to add more than one pic and had a lot of pics uploaded at once, it’d be impossible to know which pic was which while editing (because it just shows the coding for the pic). Is there a way that it can be changed so while ur editing you can see the pic (as a thumbnail maybe)???

My two suggestions:

1) allow people to upload more than one pic at a time
2) show the thumbnail of the pic while editing instead of the code.

I’m not a computer guy. Is this even possible? What do others think? On my Creative Woodworking Blog here on LJ’s, I usually upload a lot of pics, and it takes forever to upload each one, one at a time!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 02:33 AM


I totally agree!
Thumbnail or if the image file name were included
(identifying would be easier, but thumbnails would be better)

There should also be a resizing warning/ability!

Many people don’t resize there image & it gets cropped.

Great topic/suggestion!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 03:17 AM

I agree, I haven’t been on the site long enough to feel “okay” with what may be perceived as a complaint; mostly because I appreciate all of what I’m learning from the LJ gang… but since you mentioned it :-) Yes I’ll have to second or third your thoughts. Good observation.

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 04:01 AM

One more thing: the pictures should go in where the cursor is, not at the beginning.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 04:58 AM

I havent had the problem JJ and Wud are talking about, but I only use Chrome – maybe thats why

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 08:06 AM

It would be good.

Until it gets implemented, which I’m guessing would take a long time, if ever, you could…
Upload your pictures to one of the many free picture sites –, just happen to be two that I’ve used for several years, but there are many others.
These sites do allow multiuploads, editing, resizing etc etc.
Then, when it comes to putting your pictures onto projects, blogs etc etc you just put in the URL of the image, rather than upload the pic to LJ from your own computer.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 11:54 AM

I always re-size any pics that I upload. Taken right out of the camera, they are all very big, so, I “shrink” em down in the paint program. There are many photo programs out there. Paint is what works for me, then I save it as a JPEG file. I’d like to see LJ’s expand the number of pics allowed under each type of post. For instance, 6 pics is sometimes not enough for a finished project post… my opinion, and my $.02

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 12:30 PM

I don’t know if it works on all browsers, but I (by accident actually) found out that if, while the photo is uploading, you scroll down and click where you want your photo, when the upload finishes, the photo will be where you want it.
There are times that this doesn’t work, but rarely. I have been online late at night (I guess when noone else is on and the servers aren’t bogged down with volume) and the photos loaded so quickly that I didn’t have time to scroll down and click where I wanted them.


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#8 posted 02-24-2012 03:28 PM

I know this isn’t a solution, but I’ve gotten around this by how I take/store/upload pictures, but perhaps it might inspire some alternatives—

After I take pictures (almost 100% with my phone), I move them off the phone and onto my home computer in the Pictures folder library. I organize them and then open picasa . I have picasa set up to sync all my pictures to picasaweb . From there, I can copy/paste (in any resolution I want) the images into LJ posts, share on various social platforms (G+ usually), or edit the photos online.

I used to be a flickr snob.. forking out $25 or whatever for pro, but you can get 20gb for $5/year, 80gb for $20, etc. ( here )

Best of all, my pics are stored where I want them, not on photobucket, amazon s3, imageshack, etc.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 04:17 PM

Easier would be an improvement. I have learned to download all my pics before writing any text. I just use a couple words after each pic code so I know what it is as I download and also while I’m writing the text. But of course it’s still one pic at a time. I do think LJ is pretty user friendly though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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