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03-02-2009 03:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: photo posting problems

I tried to make a post in the Coffee Lounge today with a photo and tried several times to get the photo to load but it never did. I finally just posted it as a project. It was easy as pie. Just click browse, find the file on my computer and upload the photo. My question is…..... why can’t this be used on all the forums here on LumberJocks? It makes a lot of sense. There would be no need to use a photo hosting site. Just load directly from your machine. Can’t get much easier than that…......
- JJ


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#1 posted 03-02-2009 03:41 AM

I agree completely. I have not currently signed up with a photo hosting site and I really don’t want to as I am partcular which sites I am willing to post any personal information; including my email address. I turst Lumberjocks to not give out my personal information; not so sure about others.

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#2 posted 03-02-2009 03:54 AM

I agree it’s easy with photobucket. The problem is that you need to take it from the camera to photoshop or similar to make it smaller then open photobucket, download the images there, go back to lumberjocks and start the blog, go back to photobucket copy the link, go back to lumberjocks paste the link, then do it all over again. Easy as 1234567890101928938485867998890….....................So, even though its simple, cant there be a way that is simple and NOT time consuming? If I download it from my camera I should be able to transfer it from my pictures folder directly to lumberjocks blog and or forum, the same as I can a project.
Thanks for bringing this up.

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#3 posted 03-02-2009 03:55 AM

I agree DaveR. It is simple. But it is more simple to upload from my computer. If we can do it for projects why can’t we do it in other forums?
- JJ

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#4 posted 03-02-2009 03:57 AM

Exactly kolwdwrkr…........ Why can’t we upload photos like we do in the projects forum…....? Martin, is there a reason for this?
- JJ

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#5 posted 03-02-2009 04:00 AM

I’m guessing it has something to do with Storage. Storage ain’t cheap and pictures take a lot of it. You will also notice that there is a limit to the number of pictures you can download to the site in a project. That controls the amount of storage used.

Like everything else, it boils down to COST.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#6 posted 03-02-2009 04:01 AM

You are missing my point DaveR. If we can upload straight from our computers in the projects forum, why can’t we do it in other forums? THAT is my point. It doesn’t have anything to do with how safe or reliable Picasa is.
- JJ

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#7 posted 03-02-2009 04:02 AM

I understand that Scott, but why in one forum and not another?
- JJ

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#8 posted 03-02-2009 04:05 AM

I for one like the fact that I can post as many photos in my blog as I like. I also have the freedom to change or remove them at my pleasure. By hosting them on my personal web server I ensure that they belong to me.

If Martin let us post as many as we liked, he could not control the storage usage and he would have to completely re-design the blog forum.

P.S. I am a systems architect by trade.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#9 posted 03-02-2009 04:06 AM

Scott, do you speak for Martin?
- JJ

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#10 posted 03-02-2009 04:10 AM

Yes, DaveR, you missed the point. My question is WHY is one forum different that the other?
- JJ

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#11 posted 03-02-2009 04:10 AM

Empathy is the keyword, guys.

Storage space is costly and I don’t seem to recall Martin charging us a dime for using this site. He is kind enough to allow us to post up to 6 pictures per project now… because this is what feeds the business side of the site. Would he open the flood gates I bet you’d see the amount of useless crap increase exponentially… and that has to be stored somewhere. And, unfortunately, somebody has to pay for those servers.

I don’t have a Photobucket account but I do post images. Or, a as Dave very well said, you could also try that or Flickr. I understand the later even resizes the pictures automatically for you, so you avoid the Ps step and do the same as in the projects (i.e. upload to a website) and then post the link here. Or you can always get a free account on some servers and set up your own website (or image repository without a front end).

Obviously, another way to help convince Martin would be to graciously donate something to help maintain the site and then ask him for the new feature. :o)))

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#12 posted 03-02-2009 04:11 AM

Did I imply that?

I’ll bet I think like him because I design systems.

Just offering a professional opinion.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#13 posted 03-02-2009 04:18 AM

try http://www.picnik.com for editing photos, its free! you can also store some photos there if your low on storage

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#14 posted 03-02-2009 04:25 AM

I have never liked the inconsistent picture posting either. My issue is if the hosting source changes, then the forum pictures are lost from the post. My pictures are linked from different hosts because those pictures just happened to be on those servers (I’m consolidating from four down to one site). This week I changed one of my web sites to a new provider. After the change, I came to lumberjocks and checked all my forum posts and had to re-link a couple of pictures to point to the new site and directory structure. It is kind of a pain.

The point is someone does an excellent post with good pictures, a year later they delete or change their Photobucket or Flickr account and now there are no pictures to go with their post and the original poster doesn’t know about it. Over time, the posts that should be historical and good on-going information for searches will become unusable because of no pictures.

Other than this, I’m as happy as a dead pig in sunshine…..

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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#15 posted 03-02-2009 04:39 AM

consider that there are far less “projects” posted then forum topics. and blogs, and it makes sense, since you can have 10 blogs about progress of a certain project, but you only post the actual project once – when it’s finished and done. LJ just doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have the storage space to hold too many photos, and thus limits photos storage only for projects. LJ is not a photo storage server, but a Woodworking site, photobucket, and a bunch of other sites ARE photo storage servers… and should be used as such.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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