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Forum topic by shipwright posted 03-31-2014 11:44 PM 1306 views 0 times favorited 48 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2014 11:44 PM

I realize that some people post directly from their phones and the photos sometimes show up sideways. OK that’s fine …... as long as they don’t expect their post to be read, by me anyway.

Call me an old curmudgeon if you will but if someone doesn’t have the time to post their project properly, I don’t have the time to look at it. I’m sure I’m not alone on this one.

Try to read this as a kindly encouragement to give your hard work the respect it deserves.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 11:55 PM

Hi Paul,
I have an I-phone that just refuses to comply. It takes pictures upside-down and every other way but the right way.. You are right; I can copy the pictures on my photo and adjust them to the correct position; which I normally do. I think by the time people feel the need to present a picture of their issue, they are beyond their frustration point and don’t realize a picture is worth a thousand words. Human nature I guess. However, to take the guess work out of the equation and get the right reply, I agree, you have to show the picture; picture perfect.


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#2 posted 03-31-2014 11:56 PM

You’re right. You’re not alone.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 11:57 PM

well you old sailors always were a bit cranky….out there on the high seas all alone, looking for deserted islands to go bury your treasure….barrels of hootch buried for the next beach front fire, talking to the parrots in the trees….LOL…IM WITH YOU…amen…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 12:14 AM

I like sideways pictures…but I fall down a lot too.

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 12:17 AM

I agree Paul, I don’t appreciate trying to view photos that are sideways. I’ve complained about this before; unless it is different now, the website only orients pictures in landscape format and if you happen to have a photo in portrait format, even if you rotate it before posting, it will show up on the website rotated. It has annoyed me so much that I haven’t posted projects for that reason.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 12:33 AM

I have posted incorrectly. Made me mad and take the time to figure out how to fix the problem. Simple solution, but you’re right, it’s a matter of pride in what you do.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 12:33 AM

So Paul….I assume your the old curmudgeon in the back?

-- Come Heavy...or don't come at all.

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#8 posted 04-01-2014 12:34 AM

You can add me to the list of people who will ignore and scroll right past anything to do with a sideways photo.
If it not worth the effort for someone to learn how to edit and post a photo then why would they expect anyone to put any effort into viewing it…If you take pride in your work then take pride in everything that you do…including the posting…and the quality and backgrounds used for your work…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#9 posted 04-01-2014 12:46 AM

Iphone pics will post correctly if they are taken when the home button on the phone is to the right, phone held in ‘landscape’ position. Every time.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 01:01 AM

I agree… I hate to twist & hurt my neck… Not worth it… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 01:04 AM

Tony, :-)
I may or may not be the guy in the back but I’m too damn old to be the guy in the front.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 01:10 AM

I agree too! I might not scroll past, but it will have to be awfully interesting if I don’t.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 01:17 AM

Is this table saw worth $800?,it’s a Sear’s direct drive,the seller says he only used it once just to build his house:

-- Ken from Ontario

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 01:21 AM

Concur. Pride in craftsmanship is why most of us are here, and whether we are crafting in wood or 0s and 1s here.

Edit: Nicely done, Ken. ^

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 01:43 AM

Tony, GREAT pic!

Paul, I agree that those sideways pics are annoying.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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