How to upload photos to MacRumors forum posts using only your iPhone (3.0 & MM)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Jun 20, 2005
    #1
    Simple tutorial here you guys:

    You need a MobileMe account to do this.

    1. Open Photos.app
    2. Select the photo you want to upload and send it to MobileMe
    3. Once it's successfully on MobileMe it will display a dialog asking you if you would like to look at your MobileMe gallery. Go to your MobileMe gallery.
    4. The iPhone will open up MobileSafari for you. Tap on the photo you just uploaded to bring it up full size
    5. tap and hold on the photo and select Copy
    6. Go to MacRumors and tap "Post Reply"
    7. Tap Manage Attachments
    8. Use the "Upload File from URL" field and paste what you copied from step 5

    9. Here's the trickiest part: From the URL you just pasted you have to delete the following text:

    .jpg?derivative=mmedium&source= <--- replace all of this text with a /

    &type=mmedium <---- delete this text after the file name

    The final URL should look something like this:
    Code:
    http://gallery.me.com/thespaz/100008/photo1236702281298/web.jpg
    If you followed my instructions carefully, it should work. Once you do it once, it's pretty easy to remember. Basically you're putting a slash before ".jpg?" and getting rid of all the extra junk and keeping the file name after the slash.

    If anyone has an easier way, that would be pretty helpful.
     
  2. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

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    Dec 22, 2008
    #2
    heres my tip:
    to see all of spazs mobile me gallery, remove everything up to his username like:
    Code:
    http://gallery.me.com/thespaz/
    just kidding but you should make the gallery private so people cant look at your pictures
     
  3. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Jun 20, 2005
    #3
    I don't have anything embarrassing on there so what do I care? Go ahead and look at my photos if you want.
     
  4. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

    FSUSem1noles

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    Ft. Lauderdale
    #4
    It's not really a matter of people looking at your gallery but if you don't have the settings enabled to prohibit downloads and uploads, people also have access to download/upload pictures to your gallery..
     
  5. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    #5
    Fixed... I didn't know other people could upload files. Hah. Thanks.
     
  6. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

    FSUSem1noles

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    #6
    Yeah, in essence if you don't set the permissions to prohibit that, they can leech off you and host images and eat up your allocated size..
     

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