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I tried to add a picture to my post and each time I got the message: "Photo Validation failed: Content type is not a recognized type of file."
I've added pictures in the past without any problem so why can't I now? I tries several different formats and none worked.

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  1. What part of the site are you trying to post photos on? Message boards, restaurant pages or recipes?

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Home Cooking in Message Boards. A picture of something I prepared.

      1. re: BluPlateSpec

        Hrmm. It seems to be working okay for me, so it's not a universal problem. I assume you're uploading in .jpg or .png format?

        1. re: Jacquilynne

          I tried .jpg, .tiff and .pict. I'll try again.

          1. re: BluPlateSpec

            Make sure it's a JPG (TIFF & PICT won't work) and under 2 megs.

    2. Photo [Validation failed: Content type is not a recognized type of file.] What am I to do? Home Cooking board.

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      1. re: Cynsa

        What is your file extension? i.e. jpg, tif, etc.

        1. re: kpzoo

          jpg - I've had success with posting - so I am bewildered that this message pops up now. For larger files I can link to flickr - but I'd like to post 'one pix' to Home Cooking.

          1. re: Cynsa

            How large is the file? (i.e. how many KB or MB)

            1. re: kpzoo

              one pix is definitely under the 2 MB restriction

              1. re: Cynsa

                Weird. Definitely sounds like a bug, then. Could you try attaching it to a post in the Testing Thread to make sure it's not a thread-specific issue?

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733630

                Do you only have problems with that one image?

                Have you tried re-saving it with a different file name? Name sure there are no special characters in the filename - numbers, letters, hyphens or underscores only.

                1. re: kpzoo

                  refused pix on Testing Thread, also.

                  1. re: Cynsa

                    Cynsa, could you try uploading some other jpg to the test thread for me? I'm curious whether there's something special about this image, or if you're suddenly unable to upload at all.

                    1. re: Engineering

                      Jacquilynne has successfully uploaded my photo on the test thread - in its jpeg file, but I cannot?

                      1. re: Cynsa

                        We're not sure why just yet. Are you currently having trouble uploading any other photo, or is that one image the only problem? Please use the test thread if you're unsure.

                        1. re: Engineering

                          I am currently unable to upload any/all pix to Home Cooking.
                          My last pix was posted on the San Francisco board
                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769813 on August 29.

                          1. re: Cynsa

                            Hmm. As far as I can tell, the problem is somehow limited to Mac users. This is a stretch, but have you tried different browsers?

                            1. re: Engineering

                              In case this helps you narrow down the source of the problem, let me mention that I uploaded a photo successfully over the weekend. Mac/Firefox
                              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6497...

                              1. re: Engineering

                                I just attempted to post pix to the San Francisco board and changed browser from Safari to Firefox.
                                same message: Photo [Validation failed: Content type is not a recognized type of file.]

                                1. re: Cynsa

                                  Tried again to post pix to the San Francisco board without success. Interestingly enough that I am able to post pix to 'Restaurants' without any difficulties. Why?

                                  1. re: Cynsa

                                    Restaurant photos and board photos are two independent systems, unfortunately.

                                    We'll keep a lookout for this problem until we've managed to track it down on our end.

                              2. re: Cynsa

                                still cannot add photos to my Home Cooking post. Here's the message: Please enter something before responding. I have text in the post and two pix under 10 megabites

                                1. re: Cynsa

                                  I noticed your related post here : http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833244

                                  Did the second attempt go through or was it rejected even after a refresh?

                                  1. re: Engineering

                                    I gave up and posted to the Home Cooking thread without the pix - after six attempts it hardly seems worth the effort to continue to refresh. I should learn to link to flickr or some other photo sharing site - or, facebook?

                                    1. re: Cynsa

                                      At the risk of a stupid question, these aren't the same pictures that were failing in September are they? If so, have you had successful uploads on ANY photos, or does it fail on everything? Feel free to use the testing thread if you need it - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733630

                                      1. re: Engineering

                                        lol. no, these are new pix of two King Cakes baked for a neighbor's Mardi Gras party on Saturday. yes, I have luck sometimes with adding photos to posts... but this was a new confusing message: "Please enter something before responding." because I had text and photos that were 520w x... for reduced jpeg megabytes

          2. I'm going to try to post a 20K jpg. photo with this reply to see if the problem has been fixed.

             
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            1. re: BluPlateSpec

              Hm. Have you had a browser update or anything similar since you last experienced the problem? I don't think anything photo related changed on our end.

              1. re: Engineering

                Yes I'm running the latest version of Firefox but I don't think that should make a difference. I posted many pictures before without any problems and I see that other Hounds had a similar problem when trying to post pictures.