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Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by studiot, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. studiot

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    This thread is started to discuss the purpose and use of photos and other images on AAC.

    I have many photos I could usefully refer to again in later answers, but I do not see any in 'Studiot's photos' or in the gallery.

    This could be a really useful feature of AAC if properly developed.
     
  2. nerdegutta

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  3. MikeML

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    I have posted hundreds of .jpgs and .gifs here, and nothing shows up in my Gallery. The only way I can get back to them is "My Content".
     
  4. Brownout

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    All I get is a message that says, "Brownout has not uploaded any photos yet." Which is certainly not true.
     
  5. studiot

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    Well I was looking (unsuccessfully) for some photos of the inside and construction of a power supply I know a posted a few years ago.

    I had to rephotograph the thing today for someone else.

    My engineering brain says this is grossly inefficient.

    I would happily reorganise my photos so that I could reuse them if I had the facility.
     
  6. Lestraveled

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    I agree, I would like to easily be able to reuse photos in different threads without having to re-upload them. Other forums that I have been on require that you upload a photo to your user folder before you can use it in a post. This also allows you to use it any time you need to in any post.

    It would be really great if you guys could swing something like that.
     
  7. ISB123

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    If you use other image hosting sites to link the image to the post its not going to be saved unless you use attachments?I use imgur to host photos its just drag&drop.
     
  8. studiot

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    Many, including myself, do not like links to external stores like this and often do not bother with such posts.
    You will find that threads where this is done are less well followed.

    It is better if the site has control of the images that may disappear any time in the future.
     
  9. bertus

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    Hello,

    Did you have a look at the XenGallery privacy settings?
    There you can set who can view and comment the images/videos.

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    I konw that Bill_Marsden and MrChips use the albums quite often.

    Bertus
     
  10. ISB123

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    I don't just post the link ,I use image function so that image is visible.
     
  11. jpanhalt

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    I must be missing something. Apparently, there is a gallery section that members can set up. You can have it as a private gallery, public gallery or elect not to have a gallery. Nerdegutte and many others have set up personal, publicly viewable galleries.

    Maybe the answer is as simple as studiot setting up his gallery?

    John

    Edit: Maybe I see the problem. In the old software, as I recall, your posted images were automatically saved in a personal album. In Xenforo, you can set up your own album and do it prospectively, but doing it retrospectively is impossible. You cannot simply move images from the AAC posting to your album. You would need to upload anew from your PC or somehow dig out the AAC address and upload from there. I don't have a test account t use, so I can't test what happens with new images.

    Does one need to upload to his gallery, then post on AAC, or will all images I post be automatically saved in my gallery now that it is set up?

    Edit2: upload test image

    PinOut_Digimatic ID-C.jpg

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    Edit3:
    The dial indicator image was uploaded from my PC and appears in the thread, but not in my album. I then uploaded to my album, opened it, copied the URL (AAC) and tried using the insert image dialog. The result was a failed image.

    Maybe some instructions for using the gallery as an image resource are needed?

    John
     
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  12. Lestraveled

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    This is a test
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    OK, I finally did it.

    Go Gallery
    My Gallery
    Create new album
    Upload photo
    Save

    To Post photo:
    First open your album
    Open photo
    Right click, select "copy image location"
    Goto thread
    click image
    paste location

    Maybe there is an easier way??
     
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  13. MrChips

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    I believe that's it. As far as I know.
     
  14. jrap

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    Hi all

    You can now see all of your attachments by visiting: http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/account/attachments

    You can also click the "My Attachments" button in the reply section. This will show the same list of your attachments, and also include the proper IMG link code to copy and paste.
     
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  15. nerdegutta

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    Well thank you!

    That was kind of amazing. Had forgot a lot of those pictures.

    Thanks againg. Good job!
     
  16. jpanhalt

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    I get a permission error with that link and couldn't navigate to anything meaningful from it.

    upload_2014-11-15_12-58-22.png

    If we can work through this, then what you describe is like it used to be, whihc was easy and useful.

    John
     
  17. jrap

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    John - My bad. Permission issue - should be accessible to you now!
     
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  18. jpanhalt

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    Beautiful! Thank you.

    John
     
  19. Wendy

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    I went ahead and bookmarked that link. I reuse post upload attachments, as well as the albums, a lot. What can I say, I like to draw schematics and show pictures of projects.
     
  20. Lestraveled

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    I like it.....Thank you
     
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