How to include photos in trip reports
Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:15 PM
Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:44 PM
I found this under the help menu:
I haven't tried the Flash uploader but for multiple files, I think that is the one you might want to use.
Depending on where in the community you are posting your message at, you may be able to upload attachments to your message. There are two types of uploaders available: the default uploader and the flash uploader.
The default uploader allows you to upload attachments one at a time. To begin, press the button. A box will appear for you to select the file on your computer that you want to attach. Select the file you want to upload.
If you change your mind, you can press the button and then choose a different file.
Once you have selected the file you want, press Attach the file.
If there are any errors uploading the file, you will receive an error message, otherwise, you will see the attachment appear.
You can enable the flash uploader from your settings menu. When enabled, you will be able to easily upload more than one file at a time.
To start, press Click to Attach Files. A box will appear for you to select the file or files on your computer that you want to attach. Select the file or files you want to upload. You can select more than one file at a time by holding Ctrl (on Windows) or Command (on Mac) and click on the files.
Once you have selected your files and clicked "Open", they will begin uploading. If there are any errors uploading the files, you will receive an error message, otherwise, you will see the attachments appear.
Regardless of which uploader you use, once the files are uploaded you will see them on your screen. By default, all attachments are added to the bottom of your message, however, you can add any attachment to a particular section of your post by pressing the "Add to Post" link.
If you wish to remove an attachment and have it not appear in your post, simply press the "Delete" link.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:29 AM
I then tried to embed the photos into the text area of the posting itself. There is an 'attach image' button above the post text box but it wants a website URL link to the photo. It looks like I have to put all the photos on a web-accessible location, and then point to those photos on the web from inside the posting. I'm not sure how to do that. I have a facebook page where I can display photos but I'm not sure how to link to photos on facebook to the CMC posts, and am not sure that the 'login/security' functions of facebook would allow the display to CMC users who are not authorized facebook users. Perhaps the new site software will not allow the kind of photo-based trip reports that the older software did. But if there is some technique I can use to include photos, let me know. I have already downsized the quality of the photos from 4mb to 50K each but the entire trip report with all the downsized photos will total about 1.5mb.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:41 PM
Have you tried signing out and then logging back in? I don't have a clue, if you are staying logged it, maybe, and that is only a maybe, coming in fresh might make a difference. You're in uncharted waters here, maybe Carey will have some ideas, you're ahead of me.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:46 PM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:34 AM
Second issue: The global attachment quota is also something that is an administrator setting. Again, there may be a global setting and then separate settings for each user or user category. The setting (at least for me) is 500k. That means that the site is limiting my total attachment space to no more than 500K. Since I have already attached a Word doc that is about 450k (as part of the part 1 posting for the Feb 2010 trip report), I have only 50k left. You might want to look at that situation also. Maybe you are trying to limit your overall site size and have done these things intentionally. Or maybe not, its just the leaning curve for the new site software.
If you have further questions, you should be able to post support tickets to customer support and ask for clarification on these issues. Let me know if I can do anything to support you and figure out how to best allow this functionality. Thanks for all your work on making this a great site.
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