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May 26, 2009 01:48 PM

Uploading Photos

Hi - I uploaded photos but nothing happened - my profile page says I've uploaded nothing. There is no link to the photos either. Help please.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. The thread hannaone linked to above does indeed have a lot of information, but just in case it has too much, here's a digest.

      Photos on this site reproduce best if they are 520 pixels high by 390 pixels wide. A program such as Photoshop will let you crop to those exact measurements. If you do not have a photo program that will allow you to do that, you need to make sure that whatever the dimensions of your photo it is not more than 2 MB in size.

      If this doesn't work for you, tell us what platform you're on and what photo editing software you have access to and someone here ought to be able to give you specific instructions.

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      1. re: JoanN

        Just a slight correction -
        Height is 390px
        Width is 520px


        1. re: hannaone

          Oops. Thanks, hannaone. Senior moment.


        I've tried a few times, but I can't seem to get any photos to upload to this thread.

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        1. re: bigfellow

          I've posted a lot about uploading photos and associated problems.
          I see you have posted quite a few pictures before. What has changed in what you are doing? If nothing, try going through the whole process again. Sometimes the file gets corrupted in the process of converting it to another format, resizing, etc.

          Another thing I suspect may be the culprit is going too fast. When you have picked the file and are ready to upload the image, pause for a few seconds and make sure that Chow is ready. I think the signals aren't always in sync or the site can't respond as fast as you can act. Just a hunch. Chowhound's photo uploading process is flaky. I don't have any of these issues on any other site and I'm a semi-pro at this.

          1. re: Scargod

            Thank you. I tried once more. But no joy.

          1. re: bigfellow

            You're not doing anything to help us help you. Have you ever had success uploading a picture to Chowhound?
            What camera are you using? Are they going through software provided with the camera, before you save them to your computer? In other words are they manipulated or converted in any way as they come off your camera?
            Are they jpgs you are uploading and are you staying below the 2 megabyte limit? Do you send or upload pictures anywhere else on the internet with success?

            1. re: Scargod

              I have successfully uploaded many pictures. But for the last month or so, everytime I use the attach photo button, the photo doesn't upload. Photos are within size and are jpgs. The last photos were taken with an Olympus camera. They are unaltered.

              1. re: bigfellow

                Not knowing what Olympus I can't say more except it might not hurt to reset the camera to its defaults and try again. I'm not saying it is you, but something has changed, hasn't it?
                I, personally haven't had issues uploading (recently). I sure have had my share of uploading issues and it seemed to be related to jpg formatting. I've posted quite a bit about my travails...

                  1. re: bigfellow

                    I don't know a lot of about image types, as Scargod can attest, but the most common problem I've found with jpegs people sent me that they couldn't upload is that they have an 'RGB colour profile embedded'. I open them up in GIMP, which is the photo editor that I normally use, and it tells me that, and I save them without the embedded colour profile, and then they upload fine.

                    1. re: Jacquilynne

                      As she says, this was a problem for me at least once and moreoften a problem if I save it in Photoshop. That is why I asked about software or an editor. I have found that sRGB and" Adobe RGB 1998" seem to upload OK.
                      As I recall "ProPhoto RGB" is a problem.
                      If your camera has other nomenclature (and choices), then I suggest going online for clarification. Photoshop calls one IIC (color), profile sRGB IEC61966-2.1. I can save a jpg with that profile or NOT. Perhaps some cameras have similar options for saving. I think you need the most basic jpg when uploading to Chowhound.

            2. re: bigfellow

              I am in a similar fix. I have uploaded pics previously - but can't do it now. My 2 MB pix is within the size but when I hit Attach Photo... and the browse button - nothing. the photo is sitting on my desktop... how do I get it to the subject's post?

              1. re: Cynsa

                Been having the same problem for several days, and I too have uploaded pics in the past. Now the browse button is inactive. (Running Firefox on an old Mac with OS X 10.3.9.)

                1. re: squid kun

                  I'm on Mac OS X version 10.5.6 on iMac. You've been in Manhattan a very long time and we do miss you here in SF -

                  1. re: Cynsa

                    I'm having trouble pinning this down, since it doesn't seem to be purely a Mac specific thing, since some Mac users can upload photos.

                    Can you describe in more detail exactly what happens? Someone above mentioned the browse button not appearing, but it sounds like you have a browse button and it's just not opening a browse window?

                    1. re: Jacquilynne

                      yes, the browse button appears but doesn't open a browse window.

                      1. re: Jacquilynne

                        I'm seeing a browse button but clicking on it does nothing. (The files I'd be trying to upload are in the 200-350 KB range.)

                        BTW I'm still able to add photos to restaurant records. That browse button works for me.

                      2. re: Cynsa

                        I miss you folks, too. And I see it's in the 50s today in San Francisco. Sigh.

                      1. re: Chris VR

                        Let's try one more. I'm on a Mac OS X 10.6.1 using Camino.

                      2. re: Cynsa

                        It does need to be less than 2MB. You say it's a 2MB pix, can you try with something smaller?

                        1. re: Chris VR

                          The browse button doesn't work to even search for a pic.

                          1. re: scubadoo97

                            Ah, I see. Odd. It worked for me twice. This sounds like one of those pesky hard to track down browser-specific bugs.

                    2. I need help uploading photos.
                      When I attempt to use the attach photo function as I try to post to a thread, an error message appears:

                      "Photo Validation failed: Uploaded data (nameoffile.jpg) could not be saved. The file may be corrupt."

                      I am using a Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
                      Saving to computer using FujiFilm FinePix Viewer software included with the camera
                      Converting the .jpg files to approx 520x362 (w x h) pixels using GraphicConverter
                      FireFox 3.5.6
                      Mac OS X 10.5.8

                      file is 820 kb
                      sRGB IEC61966-2.1

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                      1. re: racer x

                        I get no error message. When I hit the browse button so I can upload photos nothing happens. What gives?