Uploading photos issue

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  1. Surely Guest

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    I've been trying to upload photos to my new thread in the iPhone Accessories forum, but whenever I try, the Manage Attachments window says this:

    The file sizes of my photos are all under the maximum allowable for the file type.

    What's up with that?
     
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    I did a test to see if there was some issue adding a pic to the thread itself, and I was able to add a pic. So, IDK what the problem is. When do you get that message (before or after the upload or when you try to add it to the thread)?
     
  3. Surely thread starter Guest

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    After clicking "Upload".

    I just quit and restarted Safari, and now I'm going to try again.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Is there a limit on attachments? I don't see one, but maybe you have exceeded an unpublished or software limit.
     
  5. Surely thread starter Guest

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    ^^^ I addressed the file size issue in my first post. They are all under 1.14 MB.


    It's still happening. Weird....:confused:
     
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    User CP reports how much space you are using by attachments. However, there doesn't seem to be a limit or at least it's not published. How much does the OP use?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I meant an overall limit on attachments per user ...

    User CP > Attachments
     
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    ^^^ It happens when I try to only upload one photo as well.

    I tried uploading one of the photos to this thread, and still happening.
     
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    He was talking about the User CP amount. How much TOTAL do you have?
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What does it say under Attachments in your User CP?
     

    Attached Files:

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    ^^^^^ My bad, I didn't know what you were referring to.

    It says:

    It doesn't say that I've reached a limit, or if there is a limit. 91.44 would be a strange limit.
     
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    Well, that's a lot more than I have!

    Try deleting a few from way back and see.
     
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    ^^^^^ No, that made no difference. I even deleted a few, to bring the total down below 90 MB.
     
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    Report your thread to the mods and see what they have to say.
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I'm not sure, either ...

    Does logging out, clearing cookies and trying again do anything?

    What about a different browser?
     
  16. Surely thread starter Guest

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    ^^^ Okay.

    I thought that making a thread in this forum is the same as reporting to the mods.

    Thanks for your help. :cool:
     
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    You would think, but I don't see any do you! :)
     
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    There is no limit on the total attachments for a user. It seems most likely that the problem is with these specific images, possibly with the way they were compressed or encoded. Are these photos from the same source as images you've previous uploaded, or is there something special about them? What file format are they?

    I suggest that you try uploading a small test image, such as your avatar, to this thread, to confirm that your account and web browser have no problem with the upload mechanism. You could also scale down one of your images and see if it uploads when its smaller, or save it in a different format, in case the problem is that the uncompressed image is overflowing or confusing the forum image library.


    We pay attention to both. Public feedback threads get public responses. We reply to "contact" forms privately. And we don't reply to post reports at all!
     
  19. Surely thread starter Guest

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    Thanks Doctor Q.

    There was something wrong with the files I was trying to upload. I had to reduce the sizes of the originals prior to uploading, so I deleted those, and resized them again. It worked that time.

    Too bad I deleted some photos from the forums in the process.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Oh, when you said you couldn't add a pic to this thread, I thought you were talking "any" pic. I didn't know you were adding the same pics. Otherwise, I might not have suggested deleting pics. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
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    I'm not sure why you thought that. I never said anything about other photos.

    Don't worry about it though, I appreciated the help.

    :cool:
     

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