Adding Images to Posts

Discussion in 'Questions, Suggestions & Support' started by Backcountry Post, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Backcountry Post

    Backcountry Post Official Information

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    With the recent software upgrades on Backcountry Post, adding images to your posts and trip reports is easier than ever. You can upload your images directly, copy & paste them or hotlink to them on other websites. Watch the video below for more information on each method.

     
  2. Kullaberg63

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    Thanks! Great video.
     
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  3. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    This may be just my incompetence showing, but I'm having trouble with some images rotating. The ones I take on my camera horizontally always upload just fine, but if I've taken some vertically, they come up rotated 90 degrees. I make sure to rotate the image on my computer so its upright before uploading it onto BCP. Also, when I upload photos from my phone that were taken horizontally, they come in upside-down. Is there a function on here to rotate images that I'm not aware of, or is it just something I'm doing wrong? Thanks!
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Let me look into this, @Jackson. Can you tell me what phone/camera(s) you are using?
     
  5. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    @Nick It's a point and shoot. Sony Cybershot. Probably 2 1/2 years old. And my phone is a Galaxy S6.

    The camera auto-rotates image files if I take them in portrait orientation. But no matter how many times I go in and rotate the file, it always comes out rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise. I guess the phone camera does that as well.
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Well, first thing I found was that our site software has a feature that reads the EXIF data in photos to determine the way they should be oriented. So this basically shouldn't be happening. Are you running these photos through some other software before uploading?

    And to the community; is anyone else experiencing similar issues?
     
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  7. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    Huh. Dang. All that I do is copy them directly from the SD card to the computer's hard drive. For both devices.

    Thanks for looking into this!
     
  8. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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  9. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    I'm on it!
     
  10. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    All I can tell you is that some of youse guys pictures sure look better than mine after you upload them! :rolleyes:
     
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  11. danger02ward

    danger02ward Love the Mountains!

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    Nick I have a dumb question for you. I copied and pasted my pictures from my facebook page and most of the pictures have disappeared now leaving a img box. What do I need to do to prevent that in the future or fix the ones that have disappeared. When you click on the image it says the url is expired.
     
  12. powderglut

    powderglut In search of Fresh

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    My new Canon SX720HS camera shoots pictures at 20 megapixels. Backcountry post won't let me download any of my new pictures because the file is to big. I'm not sure if I can reduce the file in IPhoto to post. I'm not sure I really want to reset the picture quality in the camera to 10 mps just to post. Any suggestions?
     
  13. Dave

    Dave Broadcaster, formerly "ashergrey"

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    On a Mac (since you mentioned iPhoto), open the pictures in Preview. In the tools menu, reduce the pixel dimensions then save a new copy. Upload that. To make the process easier, build an Automator workflow (Google it... it's easy). That way, you can select a whole bunch of files and process them in a single batch.
     
  14. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Sorry I missed this. The images likely aren't showing because of the permissions being set to just friends. It needs to be set to public. Facebook in general is a tough one for linking photos though.

    There's an easier way to resize your photos right out of the Photos app in Mac OS. Highlight the photos, then go to the File menu and select Export. Expand the options and you can then select the file size you want.

    upload_2016-7-4_13-17-50.png

    It defaults to full size. Select large and you should be good to go.

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    If you're actually still using the old iPhoto app, it has a similar process. All of the photos will then get batched out at a reasonable size for sharing, emailing, etc.
     
  15. powderglut

    powderglut In search of Fresh

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    @Nick "If you're actually still using the old iPhoto app, it has a similar process. All of the photos will then get batched out at a reasonable size for sharing, emailing, etc. "
    Yes I am. This unit was bought in 2006. I'm told I will be able to do less and less as the operating system can't keep up with the technology. Will have to break down and get a new Apple one of these days. For now it still gets me by.
    Thanks @ashergrey for the info. I couldn't get it to preview. Nick's method worked just fine.
    Thanks you guys. I often feel like an infant when trying to figure things out on computers.
    Here's 1 of the oversized pics to prove it works.

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  16. Dave

    Dave Broadcaster, formerly "ashergrey"

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    There are always multiple solutions when it comes to computers. Glad you were able to get it sorted.
     
  17. Tim Valentine

    Tim Valentine Member

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    The vimeo video link appears to be down or missing.
     
  18. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Working now. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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