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Tired of Photo Upload Issues

 
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Once again a photo hosting site I am using has become nonfunctional.  I joined another one but that does not work either.  I am not upset at Permies.com in any way but the simple fact is that if I cannot get this photo issue resolved I probably will not participate here anymore.  I take a lot of photos because I think they add a lot to my posts so folks can visually connect with the specific subject matter.  It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Forums with no photos are boring.  

Burned out with the whole web thing, Permies was my last participation on any social media or forum and I am ready to disconnect for good and exist 100% in the real world like I used to pre-internet.  This reoccurring issue might be a cosmic hint and actually be doing me a service.
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You don't need a third party to host your photos.   You can upload directly to permies.

https://permies.com/wiki/61133/Post-Image-Permies
 
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A quick method of reducing the photo resolution to a Permies-friendly size is to:
- open the photo on your PC
- use the screen grab program (Snipping Tool or Snip-and-Sketch in Windows / Take Screenshot in Linux Mint) to capture a low-res image to clipboard
- save the screen grab image as a file and then upload directly to Permies.
 
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Also, if you've noticed any of your old posts no longer have their pictures working, please click the report button saying something like, "The image on this post isn't working. Could you use your magic to try to fix it?" Sometimes we're able to bring back an image via our forum software, which comes in handy when stupid photo hosting services do this to people.
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:A quick method of reducing the photo resolution to a Permies-friendly size is to:
- open the photo on your PC
- use the screen grab program (Snipping Tool or Snip-and-Sketch in Windows / Take Screenshot in Linux Mint) to capture a low-res image to clipboard
- save the screen grab image as a file and then upload directly to Permies.



Agreed....I find this much easier than trying to "resize" images in the plethora of imaging programs that may or may not reduce image size (bytes) to a desired level.
 
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Just to add ...

The size of the photo you see on your screen determines the resolution of the screen grab and thus the file size. A full screen will be a larger file than a half or quarter screen.
 
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I tried uploading a photo to permies, no joy.  Now I wonder if something changed on my Ipad regarding permissions, which does not make sense to me because I am still able to upload a photo to an image resizer site with no issues.  This is the first and last Apple product I will ever buy, nothing but regrets with this fancy overpriced paperweight.
 
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r ranson wrote:You don't need a third party to host your photos.   You can upload directly to permies.

https://permies.com/wiki/61133/Post-Image-Permies



This does not work either.
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:A quick method of reducing the photo resolution to a Permies-friendly size is to:
- open the photo on your PC
- use the screen grab program (Snipping Tool or Snip-and-Sketch in Windows / Take Screenshot in Linux Mint) to capture a low-res image to clipboard
- save the screen grab image as a file and then upload directly to Permies.



This has nothing to do with my problem.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Also, if you've noticed any of your old posts no longer have their pictures working, please click the report button saying something like, "The image on this post isn't working. Could you use your magic to try to fix it?" Sometimes we're able to bring back an image via our forum software, which comes in handy when stupid photo hosting services do this to people.



This has nothing to do with my problem.
 
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What type of file are you trying to upload? I've never had someone who couldn't upload a picture that was .png or .jpg. Maybe the Apple "fancy overpriced paperweight" ipad is turning pictures into useless files? Maybe you could give us some information about what make/model this Apple Ipad is, and someone who has experience with such devices might be able to help? (I'm not familiar with Ipads, but maybe someone else is?)
 
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