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Hugo Luis Villalobos
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Uploading photos from a Mac


Do any body else is unable to upload photos from a Mac computer? Every time I attempt to do so, I get an error message from the Java applet, wether in FireFox or Safari. Is it the tiff format?

I'll appreciate any help.

12/2/2012 9:09:07 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Hugo,
Sorry for the delay in responding.

Yes, the issue could be Tiffs. While it's possible to upload a Tiff file, it will take longer, especially if uploading more than one image at a time. Plus, if the file is a large size, it might be impossible.

The best approach would be to upload JPEGs, and then size them at anywhere from 800 pixels to 1600 pixels - maximum - on the long side.

I hope this is helpful!

Thanks,
Kerry

12/5/2012 7:06:28 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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  P.S. Also, if your files are the right side and you are still having an issue, you might try the Alternate Image Uploader. You'll see that link at the bottom of the first uploading page. It often works, and it doesn't require a special program.

12/5/2012 7:09:13 AM

 
Hugo Luis Villalobos
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  Thank you very much, Kerry. The alternate Image Uploader worked perfectly. Problem solved.

Hugo

12/6/2012 12:35:51 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Kerry, you mention 1600 pixels. Doesn't BP down-size the photo to 800 pixels max, if the uploaded size is larger than 800? If so, is there an advantage of uploading to 1600 pixels?

12/6/2012 4:37:50 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Hugo,
Great to hear - thanks for the followup!
Kerry


Hi Ken,
Thanks for asking! Here's a Team BetterPhoto blog that addresses the issue:
Wondering what size images to upload to BetterPhoto?

Kerry

12/6/2012 6:55:16 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Kerry, thanks for the link. Just to confirm, if I upload an image at 1600 pixels on the long size, will BP allow me to display that same size from my gallery? Years ago, we could, which was great for uploading panos. But that changed a few years ago. Now, when I try uploading a larger sized image to my gallery; e.g, one to 1600 pixels, BP crunches it down to 800 pixels.

How do I display an image that's larger than 800 pixel in my basic gallery, without it reverting down to 800 pixels? THey all seem to scale back down to 800 pixels.

If other BPers can display images that are larger than 800 pixels, please chime in. Thanks!!

12/6/2012 8:09:05 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Ken,
Thanks for the input. Yes, the pics will be downsized, except ... (from the Team BetterPhoto blog):

"The only exception is when you upload an image to your home page on your Deluxe or Pro BetterPholio web site. Whatever sized image you upload to your home page is what will be displayed there."

Hope this makes sense!

Kerry

12/6/2012 10:23:15 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Kerry, yes, that makes sense. I was hoping BP would allow larger-sized images in our basic galleries, and for the contest. Maybe one day? :-)

12/7/2012 3:43:05 AM

 

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