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Grumpy_John Avatar
13 Mar 2020 2:07AM
Hi everyone, i just joined this forum today and have been working my way through the layout here. Unlike other forums I am on, there doesn't appear to be "categories" section to upload your photos to. By this I mean that other forums have pages/sections whatever you want to call them dealing with specific photographic genres. For example Landscape, Portrait, Macro etc, the only place I could find for specifically uploading images to (apart from competition threads) was Beginner Photographers , while I am far from being an expert it would be a waste of time for me to upload to the Beginner section. Have I missed something, or just not looked hard enough?
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 22 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2020 4:10AM
Firstly hello John and welcome. I've been a member for 5 or 6 years now and its a very informative and friendly site.

When you upload an image you need to assign a tag (or category) ie Black & White, Still Life, Street etc.
You can add additional tags as you see fit but the main tag fulfils you question.

The image gallery can then be filtered on these tags to present any specific search

If you are interested in garnering good feedback on an image then selecting 'Critique' option on upload will elicit this.

Hope you enjoy the site as much as I do and look forward to seeing your uploads.
Grumpy_John Avatar
13 Mar 2020 4:57AM
Thanks for the welcome Dave, and the prompt reply.
This is certainly a different way to present images, not seen it done this way before.
sherlob Avatar
sherlob Plus
17 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2020 7:45AM
Another welcome John - fab user name.

You are likely aware of this, but it is perhaps worth stressing that uploads should ideally be made to the gallery and not the forum (there is an upload link to the top right of the page - a cloud with an arrow in it). The options outlined by Dave above are related to gallery uploads and not to forum posts.

It is possible to attach an image to a forum post, but this will likely be missed by most. The feature is particularly useful when you have a specific question in mind (e.g. a suspected fault or a problem noted). That said, in my experience, I find posting such images to the gallery can also generate good replies.

When viewing the gallery you can choose to filter down to the genre that interests you most or you can simply scroll through the gallery entire.

I hope this helps. Enjoy the site.
Grumpy_John Avatar
13 Mar 2020 7:53AM
Thanks for the reply Sherlob. BTW are there any limitations on file size? Most forums seem to have a 1024px limit on the longest side and a 250kb file size limit.
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
13 Mar 2020 8:05AM
HI John
The site encourages us to upload the largest file we have (jpeg). The logarithms sort out the rest, so there is no need to resize before uploading
Just ensure the image is in sRGB profile to ensure colours are rendered correctly.
Arvorphoto Avatar
Arvorphoto Plus
13 149 6 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2020 1:12PM

Quote:HI John
The site encourages us to upload the largest file we have (jpeg). The logarithms sort out the rest, so there is no need to resize before uploading
Just ensure the image is in sRGB profile to ensure colours are rendered correctly.



Strangely Malc, the last three/four uploads of mine have had to be resized smaller in order to get them to upload ??? One originally was in excess of 20mb
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
13 Mar 2020 1:46PM

Quote:
Quote:HI John
The site encourages us to upload the largest file we have (jpeg). The logarithms sort out the rest, so there is no need to resize before uploading
Just ensure the image is in sRGB profile to ensure colours are rendered correctly.



Strangely Malc, the last three/four uploads of mine have had to be resized smaller in order to get them to upload ??? One originally was in excess of 20mb


Hmmm...that's strange, Daryl. I haven't heard of others with the same problem. Mine are often 15-16mb and upload without trouble.
If you want to raise a ticket, then IT can check it for you....bottom of any page, 'Contact Support'
Arvorphoto Avatar
Arvorphoto Plus
13 149 6 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2020 2:16PM

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:HI John
The site encourages us to upload the largest file we have (jpeg). The logarithms sort out the rest, so there is no need to resize before uploading
Just ensure the image is in sRGB profile to ensure colours are rendered correctly.



Strangely Malc, the last three/four uploads of mine have had to be resized smaller in order to get them to upload ??? One originally was in excess of 20mb


Hmmm...that's strange, Daryl. I haven't heard of others with the same problem. Mine are often 15-16mb and upload without trouble.
If you want to raise a ticket, then IT can check it for you....bottom of any page, 'Contact Support'



Cheers Malc. I've never had an issue before so I'll give it another go and if it's the same then I'll raise a ticket.
Just Jas Avatar
Just Jas Plus
21 26.4k 1 England
14 Jun 2020 11:09AM

Quote: "The logarithms sort out the rest"


I guess this just about adds it up? Tongue

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