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Charlie,13/10/2011 22:52:55
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Hi Chaps,
I am not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to computers,
So can somone give me easy to follow instructions on how to
upload pictures on this site,Have already tried a couple of times
but the pics just disapeared, O woe is me,
Springbok14/10/2011 01:07:36
879 forum posts
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I would also like the answer
Nicholas Farr14/10/2011 01:37:51
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Hi, one way is to log on, then go to the My Account box at the top left of the page and click on my photos and create a photo album. You can then upload photos into the album that you have created, but they have to be JPEG images, but some of the characters like the @ and # ect. must not be used in the name, otherwise you get a blank with a red X in it and you won't see your photos. you can create several albums for different subjects if you wish.
When you have pictures in your album, you can add them to your posts by clicking on the insert image icon, that's the one immediately to the left of the you tube icon at the top of the "Post a reply:" box, and then select the album and then photo that you want to insert.
Hope this helps.
Regards Nick.


Edited By Nicholas Farr on 14/10/2011 01:44:19

ady14/10/2011 06:09:52
612 forum posts
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1 login to your account
2 join a thread you want to post a picture to or start a new thread for your subject matter
2 right click on "my photos" and click on the "open link in new tab"
3 go to the new page this opens up, this will be your photos bit while the thread you are going to display the picture on, is on the original page
uploading picture
4 in "your photos" click "create a photo album"
5 in add new photos give the album a name and click "create album"
6 you now have "add new photos"

Now I always copy a picture I want to upload onto my computer desktop page, it's easier to find for uploading.
When you click "browse" the computer is looking for the source of your picture to upload, so make sure it says "desktop"
(I delete uploading pictures from my desktop afterwards)
Click on the picture name and then click open, the address will be copied into the uploading box

7 click upload photos
The image/s will eventually appear in a box on the ME page once your computer has transferred that picture.

Edited By ady on 14/10/2011 06:12:34

ady14/10/2011 06:31:33
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So you now have your picture uploaded...but you dont know how to insert a picture into a post yet.
You use the mountains and sun tab when you write a post.
but first you need an address to put into it
If you right click on a picture, then click on "properties" you get this box, and you need to copy the bit I have highlighted in the picture, this is the address location of the picture, the link.
So if you copy/paste this link
Into the "image URL" box here (click mountains and sun to get this image box)
and click "insert" it will magically appear in your post !

Edited By ady on 14/10/2011 06:34:46

Edited By ady on 14/10/2011 06:38:47

ady14/10/2011 06:39:56
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...well that's the theory anyway...
It'll take you a wee while to figure it out, I can still remember my first attempts and saying things like "what-the-heck-am-I-doing-here!!???"
Once you suss it out though, it's a doddle.

Edited By ady on 14/10/2011 06:46:43

Ian S C14/10/2011 09:05:29
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230 photos
If your picture won't load , you may need to reduce its size. Ian S C
blowlamp14/10/2011 09:23:44
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As charlie and Springbok have highlighted, this is a daft way of doing things because it's not intuitive and any deletions in the containing albums/remote storage, instantly ruins the posts here.
Pictures and other files should be contained within the post so the above doesn't happen.
Albums/remote storage should be an option, but not the only option.
Let's get this place up to date!
Charlie,14/10/2011 20:59:33
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1 photos

Hi Chaps,
Thank you kindly for your input to my question Regarding the uploading
of pictures and images onto this site,As blowlamp has said its not
intuitive, And most of the things i have learned to do on the puter have
been learned folowing my gut feeling, But it dont work like that on ere,
And not wanting to diminish the help you have all contributed i must
thank Ady for his considerable input (How do you do that!,?)But please
dont tell me i dont think my brain will stand the load,
Springbok15/10/2011 04:17:43
879 forum posts
34 photos
This is all extremly wonderful and I admire you guys your computer expertise but a 70 all I want to do is press a button it ask me what pic and where and insert it so could
David Clark and his computer team address this problem as I am sure charlie and myself are not alone in this
thanks for all the help
ady15/10/2011 07:22:34
612 forum posts
50 photos
Unfortunately the only way to do things tends to be this kind of route.
I don't think there are any single click systems because there are bandwidth issues with external sites, so unless you have your own personal site with uploaded pictures the alternative is to upload a picture to an internal part of the ME site and then point to it.
Linking to a picture on another site is the internet equivalent of your neighbour plugging his TV into one of your house sockets. (bandwidth theft)
The uploading procedures tend to be picky for various security reasons, a system which is too simple leaves itself open to exploitation by naughty people.
Ebay has moderately simple automated systems for a user, but ebay users have given ebay all their personal details, and these are independently confirmed through a users bank account.
Automated systems which operate on the net get challenged in the courts, and since the net is a global system you can be challenged in any court in Europe, the USA ad-infinitum.
There was a wonderful little app tool a few years ago which told you where your personal site ranked on google when a search was made.
Simplicity itself, idiot proof, and downloaded by thousands.
Click click insert site name click - your ranking is-no 1256
Google challenged it in the US courts and won.

Edited By ady on 15/10/2011 07:32:16

ady15/10/2011 08:00:13
612 forum posts
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The only route I can think of would be an app written by ME which could be downloaded by site users.
This could then be used to auto-upload pictures from your pooter to the ME site with a couple of clicks...but copyright issues could become an issue and these are something a lot of sites want nowt to do with.

Edited By ady on 15/10/2011 08:04:02

blowlamp15/10/2011 08:56:19
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98 photos
I can't really see what could be much easier than in this little video I've done.
Springbok15/10/2011 09:50:26
879 forum posts
34 photos
Well that video is fantastic you guys are seriose experts, will give it a try and thanks again
Could I say that this should be posted for other members as I am sure it would benefit lots of us, I am getting to know word and excel that is my level. Give me my workshop anytime.
Thanks to everyone
Steve Withnell15/10/2011 10:11:34
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What's wrong with posting pictures say to Flickr or Picasa and using a link? Those sites are set up to host pictures? No different to posting links to Youtube.
blowlamp15/10/2011 10:45:13
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I hope I haven't confused the issue here.
The video is of a different website to this and is intended to show how easy it is to do elsewhere.
Sorry that I didn't make it clear in my original post
Charlie,15/10/2011 21:57:33
76 forum posts
1 photos

Hi Chaps
I have been trying to upload pics armed with all the imformation
suplied by youall, I have not stuck strictly to instructions given
And to be honest i could not recite exactly how i done it, Just that
i put pic to be coppied onto the task bar prior to putting it into
album,It seems to have worked, And i am delighted but still not
what i would call confident, I suspect with more practice i may
eventualy become competant,Can anyone confirm they are
now visible,Thanks
Nicholas Farr15/10/2011 22:15:30
3001 forum posts
1371 photos
Hi Charlie, yes your photos are visable.
Regards Nick.
Charlie,15/10/2011 22:51:46
76 forum posts
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Thanks Nick,
All done and dusted now,
Springbok16/10/2011 06:01:13
879 forum posts
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Hi Nick done it thanks Glad you said eventually though my grandsons say my computer came out of the ark. Once again thanks for all your and everyone else help.
Much appreciated, this is what a forum should be like

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