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Bob Wild03/07/2020 23:04:52
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Whenever I try to add a photo to a post I can only see the original file name. For example 5ee397c3-c5f4-4b12-a1e2-af43a93484c2.jpeg This makes it almost impossible to find the right one. Any bright ideas what I’m doing wrong.

Bob

Ian P03/07/2020 23:10:45
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I rename the files before I upload them.

Ian P

Steviegtr03/07/2020 23:52:09
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The problem is you do not get a thumbnail picture so you rely on the title. As said above before you upload you picture it needs to be renamed as to what it is.
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Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 05:28:04
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Posted by Bob Wild on 03/07/2020 23:04:52:

Whenever I try to add a photo to a post I can only see the original file name. For example 5ee397c3-c5f4-4b12-a1e2-af43a93484c2.jpeg This makes it almost impossible to find the right one. Any bright ideas what I’m doing wrong.

Bob

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I don’t think you are doing anything wrong, Bob

This has been happening to me ever since i upgraded the iPad to iPadOS 13

... I have mentioned it here a couple of times.

Photos uploaded from my [El Capitan] Mac have friendly names, but all the iPad uploads have hexadecimal names.

Yes, it’s infuriating.

MichaelG.

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Have a look through my 2020_04 Album, and you will see that just a few have friendly names:

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/albums/member_album.asp?a=52817

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 05:42:05

Anthony Knights04/07/2020 09:25:06
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I always process my photo's with an old Adobe photoshop type program. They are always renamed and resized before uploading. As a bonus, they always come out the right way up.

ega04/07/2020 09:36:26
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Posted by Anthony Knights on 04/07/2020 09:25:06:

I always process my photo's with an old Adobe photoshop type program. They are always renamed and resized before uploading. As a bonus, they always come out the right way up.

Pretty much what I do.

Clive Foster04/07/2020 10:25:37
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+1 for running through a program to re-size and re-name before posting. I always pull a duplicate out of the photo album and file it separately in an appropriate folder.

Photo album applications are just for rough storage. Unusable as filing systems if you wan;t anything older than last week.

Clive

Hopper04/07/2020 11:15:03
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I've found if you click on the title in the second column, a thumbnail appears in the third column.

Still a bit clunky but at least you get the right pic posted in the end.

Paul Lousick04/07/2020 11:24:07
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Michael,

I have just checked the link to your photos in MEW and they all appear as photos.

Paul

Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 11:53:49
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Posted by Paul Lousick on 04/07/2020 11:24:07:

Michael,

I have just checked the link to your photos in MEW and they all appear as photos.

Paul

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Paul smiley

The point is not whether or not they are photos ... it’s the ridiculous hexadecimal file-names: You may need to click on them to see the names.

The two bird pellet ones, and a couple more, have friendly names because they were uploaded from the Mac ... the others have hex filenames that are mysteriously allocated by the iPad [but are not used if, for example, I attach them to an eMail]

MichaelG.

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’ere we go

902ba8af-d2f5-4741-a35d-4af62e645951.jpeg

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 12:07:36

Bob Wild04/07/2020 13:04:21
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Thanks chaps for all your replies. I now understand the issue. I've found the most convenient way to add postings was from my Iphone 7. I've just emailed a photo to my PC, renamed it and found it could now be added to my album with a sensible name.

It does beg the question as what is the purpose of the Title and Brief Description fields.

Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 14:07:54
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Looks good from here, Bob

yes

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt04/07/2020 15:04:26
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Posted by Bob Wild on 04/07/2020 13:04:21:

Thanks chaps for all your replies. I now understand the issue. I've found the most convenient way to add postings was from my Iphone 7. I've just emailed a photo to my PC, renamed it and found it could now be added to my album with a sensible name.

It does beg the question as what is the purpose of the Title and Brief Description fields.

The system was made assuming meaningful file names.

I'm confounded why Apple users can' be entrusted with editing them!

@Michael, do you not see a preview if you highlight a file?

Neil

JasonB04/07/2020 15:09:44
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Neil you do get a preview but with absolutely no idea where in the album the image may be you could be looking at several hundred with the amount of photos I have in an album, it is not even as though the number shave any logical order such as date related so you have an idea where to look.

Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 15:46:50
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 04/07/2020 15:04:26:

@Michael, do you not see a preview if you highlight a file?

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Yes ... but it is still excruciating to scroll through a long list of word-wrapped hexadecimal filenames with no spacing between the lines.

MichaelG.

Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 15:56:37
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 04/07/2020 15:04:26:
 

The system was made assuming meaningful file names.

I'm confounded why Apple users can' be entrusted with editing them!

 

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Just to be clear, Neil ... [in my limited experience] the hex problem only occurs with recent versions of iOS and iPadOS, not with the OS X

... but of course that may change as the operating systems continue to converge.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 15:59:22

Ian P04/07/2020 17:22:38
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 11:53:49:
Posted by Paul Lousick on 04/07/2020 11:24:07:

Michael,

I have just checked the link to your photos in MEW and they all appear as photos.

Paul

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Paul smiley

The point is not whether or not they are photos ... it’s the ridiculous hexadecimal file-names: You may need to click on them to see the names.

The two bird pellet ones, and a couple more, have friendly names because they were uploaded from the Mac ... the others have hex filenames that are mysteriously allocated by the iPad [but are not used if, for example, I attach them to an eMail]

MichaelG.

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’ere we go

902ba8af-d2f5-4741-a35d-4af62e645951.jpeg

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 12:07:36

Only indirectly related to the jpeg naming problems on this forum but when you say 'attach' to emails (emboldened above), do you meant attached or do you mean embedded?

When I receive emails from Mac users they usually come embedded and as I use Outlook (not the latest version) the image is only really viewable if I save them first because they open in the email much bigger the will fit on the screen, yes I can pan up/down and side to side but there is no zoom, hence saving and viewing in another program.

Some Apple used do send me images as attachments which is fine. Presumably the Apple default is to embed?

Ian P

Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 17:56:54
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Posted by Ian P on 04/07/2020 17:22:38:

Only indirectly related to the jpeg naming problems on this forum but when you say 'attach' to emails (emboldened above), do you meant attached or do you mean embedded?

When I receive emails from Mac users they usually come embedded and as I use Outlook (not the latest version) the image is only really viewable if I save them first because they open in the email much bigger the will fit on the screen, yes I can pan up/down and side to side but there is no zoom, hence saving and viewing in another program.

Some Apple used do send me images as attachments which is fine. Presumably the Apple default is to embed?

Ian P

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When I wrote ‘attach’, Ian, I really meant meant ‘send in an eMail message from the the Photos App on the iPad‘ [*]

This may or may not appear to be embedded in the recipient’s eMail ... I think that [in part at least] depends upon the size of the file.

Apple sometimes works in mysterious ways, and there are also some major incompatibilities with some versions of Outlook. ... Happy to send you a couple of test eMails this evening, if it helps [one from the iPad and one from the Mac]

MichaelG.

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[*] and it was specifically in the context of those hexadecimal filenames

Neil Wyatt04/07/2020 20:31:22
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Posted by Ian P on 04/07/2020 17:22:38:

Some Apple used do send me images as attachments which is fine. Presumably the Apple default is to embed?

Ian P

To downsample and embed, more than once I have had to ask people to send photos via wetransfer or similar because Apple mail has rendered then unusable for publication.

This reminds me I was recently sent a large number of images with meaningless names and no way of relating them to the article as the names were only accessible to an apple program.

Also there's no way to access a Pages document without Pages, but Microsoft's formats are 'open'. Apples proprietary approach to things does make life difficult.

Neil

Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 22:07:00
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 04/07/2020 20:31:22:
Posted by Ian P on 04/07/2020 17:22:38:

Some Apple used do send me images as attachments which is fine. Presumably the Apple default is to embed?

Ian P

To downsample and embed, […]

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I have just sent a couple of test messages to Ian P

When composing on the iPad, I inserted a photo ... and at that time was offered a choice of small, medium, large, or original file sizes.

It seems that some of your contributors may not be paying sufficient attention.

MichaelG.

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Here’s a demo for you:

ce712020-8e92-410f-b1b9-db15258430d3.jpeg

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 22:21:40

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