Can someone help me with posting pictures?

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot figure out for the life of me how to upload pics into a thread. It seems obvious enough, but it tells me my images are too big. I’m posting from an iPP (or my phone if I need to), so IDK what I can do to fix the problem.

    Thank you!
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I'm hoping someone has an answer. I've asked this before.

    Sometimes my pictures upload just fine. Other times I get the "too large" notification. All my photos are taken on my iPhone.
     
  3. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    On my phone where it says post reply/more options... there is a button that says upload a file, click it and select photos
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    Also, I go into my photos and click edit and crop and down on the bottom right of it and I do them 2:3
     

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  4. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502

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    You seem to have gotten the photos uploaded though...??

    EDIT: It took me to a post on the thread, not the original thread. That's why my response doesn't make sense.
     
  5. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can see where to do it from, and I have clicked that and uploaded my pictures - it just always tells me they are too big. I’m not sure if there’s a way to adjust the size if I’m uploading from my phone or iPad.
     
  6. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    If you look at my post I told you how I make them the size that upload. Give that a try
     
  7. D.T. macrumors 604

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    There's a number of apps to help with this, but my favorite is the free - now owned by Apple - Workflow. There's a number of size reducing workflows that retain the original aspect ratio (unlike the crop method described above), and you can do some cool stuff like save the resized version to a specific album, etc.
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    Probably compression variation due to the image content (assuming everything else is equal) :)
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Thanks for the tip. I have the app but have never used it.

    For larger images I post from my Flickr account.
     
  9. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    It's difficult when you never know what image will be too big. For example, I take two photos of my cats. One uploads to the forums without a problem. The other is rejected because it's too large.

    It would be easier if the forums would just raise the restrictions.
     
  10. Gutwrench macrumors 68000

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    I don’t know if this helps...I use an iPhone/iPad and sometimes pictures are too large.

    Take a screenshot of the photo and retry uploading.
    Within the Photos app: edit and crop it a tiny bit.​

    One of those two things (or both) has always resolved it for me.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    That’s also what I do when I encounter this, and it generally works.
     
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    That's a great idea! (Screenshot) Thanks!
     
  13. Gutwrench macrumors 68000

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    I often need to crop the screenshot a tiny bit too. Good luck.
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Sorry I'm late to the party... but this is a known issue with the forum software. It is related to the dimensions of the image and not the size in MB. If you just shrink down the size a bit using any of the methods mentioned in the thread, it will work.
     
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Interesting. What I don't get is when I take an image with my iPhone, sometimes it will load, sometimes it won't. Surly the images are the same size?
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

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    One would think... but it does seem erratic like you said.
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I mostly post from Flickr for real photos so it's not that big a deal, but it can be puzzling.
     
  18. D.T. macrumors 604

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    No, even if the resolution is the same, the amount of compression that can be applied is different based on the image content. :)
     

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