Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Site news and information > Announcements > Site news

Site news Updates concerning the operation of this site.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 3rd May 2016
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,127
Thanks: 399
Thanked 2,331 Times in 1,178 Posts
Likes: 780
Liked 1,448 Times in 668 Posts
Exclamation Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

There has been ongoing discussion regarding our policy of disabling the direct uploading of images to posts using the attachments option in the Advanced forum post mode. This was a deliberate policy to promote the use of the photo gallery for users.

However, it is clear that the direct uploading of images to posts is something many of you would like reinstated and so it has been done. You can upload JPG images up to 300K in file size and of dimensions no wider than 1000 pixels and no higher than 640 pixels. The system will attempt to resize images outside of these limits and the result could mean a reduction in image quality so it's best to resize in advance where possible.

The policy change does not affect the photo challenge rules where you are obliged to display photos previously uploaded to the gallery.

I still encourage you to use the gallery because it's much easier to keep track of images in your gallery space and easier for others to find your images in one convenient place in the gallery. Images uploaded to forum posts quickly go out of view once the thread runs its course.

I am open to tweaking the setup and welcome feedback.

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Ian For This Useful Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (3rd May 2016), Hermboy (3rd May 2016), Melaka (5th May 2016), pault (4th May 2016), PeterBirder (4th May 2016), Wee man (5th May 2016), Zuiko (3rd May 2016)
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (3rd May 2016), Hermboy (3rd May 2016), PeterBirder (4th May 2016), The Technician (4th May 2016), Zuiko (3rd May 2016)
  #2  
Old 3rd May 2016
Hermboy's Avatar
Hermboy Hermboy is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 73
Thanks: 45
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Likes: 13
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Thanks Ian. I for one will be posting more images !
__________________
Be nice, do your best, don't fuss.
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Ian (4th May 2016), Zuiko (4th May 2016)
  #3  
Old 3rd May 2016
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 8,425
Thanks: 975
Thanked 1,226 Times in 1,143 Posts
Likes: 687
Liked 1,686 Times in 845 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Thanks Ian but I'll be sticking with the gallery route myself. I find it easier to have a separate resource that I can go to easily to see what I've posted in the past.
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Ian (4th May 2016), Zuiko (4th May 2016)
  #4  
Old 3rd May 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 12,807
Thanks: 1,917
Thanked 1,200 Times in 950 Posts
Likes: 4,736
Liked 1,631 Times in 949 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Thanks Ian. I for one do like the Gallery for My Photos & will continue to use it for my photos (& useful screenshots) but I can also see direct loading being desirable for when showing an edited version of someone else's photo or some other reason to present a photo that can only be relevant to the thread it is posted to. Anyhow, thanks for your continual efforts to making & keeping this a great forum, originally intended for those in the UK but gratefully appreciated by others of us too, downunder.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Ian (4th May 2016), Zuiko (4th May 2016)
  #5  
Old 4th May 2016
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 10,306
Thanks: 1,921
Thanked 1,340 Times in 1,278 Posts
Likes: 5,118
Liked 1,119 Times in 765 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

I can see that sometimes there is a case for uploading an image directly into a thread, obviously where that image is specific to that thread and of no use outside that context. I find the gallery submission easy to use (and will continue to use it) however I would like to ask if there is anyway to get the upload link under the "quick links" drop down (or somewhere else on that menu bar) rather than having to go into the gallery to do it.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
If you learn something new each day then that is not a day wasted.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5th May 2016
IanB IanB is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,045
Thanks: 40
Thanked 151 Times in 120 Posts
Likes: 110
Liked 556 Times in 269 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Ross just pointed me to this thread. Good stuff and thanks Ian; I will certainly be adding more photos now [and sticking round] which will be great as for some real dumb reason I have just bought a 60mm macro lens

1st of the arty ones

Cheers
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Ross the fiddler (5th May 2016)
  #7  
Old 5th May 2016
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 4,857
Thanks: 356
Thanked 1,073 Times in 813 Posts
Likes: 112
Liked 4,915 Times in 1,599 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
The policy change does not affect the photo challenge rules where you are obliged to display photos previously uploaded to the gallery.
I hadn't realised this was a requirement. Maybe I'm missing the point, but I'm not seeing great value in the gallery feature. Like many I suspect, I use Flickr as a public space to upload my better images (no sniggering at the back!) and it's far more convenient to just link to them for sharing here - even for photo challenges. What's the problem with doing it this way?
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Portfolio Site
Instagram
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5th May 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 12,807
Thanks: 1,917
Thanked 1,200 Times in 950 Posts
Likes: 4,736
Liked 1,631 Times in 949 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Quote:
Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
I hadn't realised this was a requirement. Maybe I'm missing the point, but I'm not seeing great value in the gallery feature. Like many I suspect, I use Flickr as a public space to upload my better images (no sniggering at the back!) and it's far more convenient to just link to them for sharing here - even for photo challenges. What's the problem with doing it this way?
I don't use Flickr but on viewing various older threads in forums there pops up a blank when there should be a photo from Flickr. If you use the gallery here the images stay here for future reference (& don't disappear from forum threads). I like it & I also like to use Four Thirds User gallery where I can display images there (in their forum) as well as here. If you enter any other competitions you often need to upload to that site rather than some other hosting site so I don't see why that proviso should be an issue for Flickr users. Anyhow, that's just how I see it.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
PeterBirder (5th May 2016)
  #9  
Old 5th May 2016
PeterBirder's Avatar
PeterBirder PeterBirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BRAINTREE ESSEX
Posts: 5,950
Thanks: 1,760
Thanked 1,024 Times in 854 Posts
Likes: 1,922
Liked 797 Times in 466 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Like Ross (and I believe many others) I do not use Flickr or any other "public space". Maybe I'm selfish but I don't feel the need to share with "the World at large" the results of my hobby which I pursue for my own pleasure and relaxation.

Uploading to this group's gallery is a different matter as it is, to me part of one's involvement in the group for the purpose of sharing information and experience for everyone's mutual benefit. Again, like Ross I find it frustrating that when searching for something in old threads you find an image is no longer available because its owner has deleted it from Flickr.
On this point I have been interested to see the number of people who do look up old threads. If you look at "Who's Online" (in the drop down Quick Links menu) you will often find people many of whom are shown as "guests", ie. not logged in who are looking at quite old threads. I believe this is part of the " e-system resource" that the group is intended to be.

Regards.
__________________
Peter

she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

E-M10 MK II, E-M5, E-PL1, E-PM2, mZ 12-50, mZ 14-42mm EZ, mZ 17mm f 1.8, mZ 25mm f1.8, mZ 45mm f1.8, mZ 75-300mm II.
OM1n, OM 50mm f1.8.
Oly Viewer3, Dxo Pro 11. FastStone.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PeterBirder For This Useful Post:
Zuiko (6th May 2016)
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Ross the fiddler (5th May 2016), Zuiko (6th May 2016)
  #10  
Old 5th May 2016
Wee man's Avatar
Wee man Wee man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle Co. Down N. Ireland
Posts: 7,870
Thanks: 2,358
Thanked 1,127 Times in 1,004 Posts
Likes: 281
Liked 1,156 Times in 760 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Another Gallery user, I do not use any other flicker type areas. I do keep a file for this site only into which I save sized shots this means I have a back up of all pictures used on the site and they are also in the gallery so when I use pics to upload there are no problems. It also as has been said means the pictures do not disappear from older threads.
I do find some shots from others just do not open, and I normally do not click on links to outside images.
Just me an old stuck in the mud.

But I do admit to on occasion go through the gallery looking at others pictures and did for a while pick some out for picture of the day but not many others joined in and I stopped posting POTD shots, might start again if I get time at the desktop rather than the tablet as gallery work is more difficult with the small screen.

But thanks to Ian for giving this ability to others who want to attach rather than add to the gallery.
__________________
Ed

What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
PeterBirder (5th May 2016)
  #11  
Old 5th May 2016
Magus's Avatar
Magus Magus is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Greater Manchester
Posts: 548
Thanks: 16
Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
Likes: 523
Liked 23 Times in 17 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterBirder View Post
Like Ross (and I believe many others) I do not use Flickr or any other "public space".


On this point I have been interested to see the number of people who do look up old threads. If you look at "Who's Online" (in the drop down Quick Links menu) you will often find people many of whom are shown as "guests", ie. not logged in who are looking at quite old threads. I believe this is part of the " e-system resource" that the group is intended to be.

Regards.
When I first joined this group, I went right back to the beginning to get a feel for the group etiquette. I found all the missing images intensely frustrating - really interesting sounding descriptions and no pic. Grrrr1
__________________
Gus
__________________________________________________ ______________
E-M1 E-620 XZ-1 (E-300) - M12-40 ZD9-18 ZD14-45 ZD14-54 ZD40-150 ZD70-200 ZD35mm Macro EC-14
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
PeterBirder (5th May 2016), Zuiko (6th May 2016)
  #12  
Old 5th May 2016
IanB IanB is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,045
Thanks: 40
Thanked 151 Times in 120 Posts
Likes: 110
Liked 556 Times in 269 Posts
Re: Uploading images directly to posts using attachments

couple points from above: blank photos is a real problem with photos via sites like flickr, however it would be a lot of work using a forum's gallery for those who post on several forums. For myself, I try not to move or remove photos on flickr so I don't have holes in threads.
Most of my photos on flickr are in forums somewhere around the world however not all photos posted on forums are in flickr
>when this and many other forums started there were not the options of using other site so galleries were needed. Forums need to move with the times. To be honest; I have never looked at this forum's gallery. Sorry.
Posting from flickr will still be my preferred way however I will also be able to post photos that for some reason don't need to be on flickr

I appreciate the changes
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Zuiko (6th May 2016)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VIDEO: How to add one of your images to a thread from directly within the thread theMusicMan The lounge 2 10th July 2015 09:03 PM
Uploading. Carlos1 Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 5 28th October 2013 05:35 PM
Uploading panoramas Ian Grego Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 3 23rd March 2012 05:24 PM
Uploading images ringneck The lounge 5 9th June 2011 11:55 AM
Uploading photos Paulpp The lounge 4 30th November 2007 08:31 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:52 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger