How To Post Pics On Bowsite!
General Topic
Contributors to this thread:
cnelk 31-Oct-21
Bou'bound 31-Oct-21
WV Mountaineer 31-Oct-21
Shug 31-Oct-21
Shuteye 31-Oct-21
Treeline 31-Oct-21
Ucsdryder 31-Oct-21
JL 31-Oct-21
Ucsdryder 31-Oct-21
midwest 31-Oct-21
Pat Lefemine 31-Oct-21
Scoot 31-Oct-21
Shug 31-Oct-21
Pat Lefemine 31-Oct-21
Scoot 31-Oct-21
Ken Taylor 31-Oct-21
Treeline 31-Oct-21
Bake 31-Oct-21
JohnMC 31-Oct-21
drycreek 31-Oct-21
t-roy 31-Oct-21
APauls 31-Oct-21
JohnMC 31-Oct-21
Cheesehead Mike 31-Oct-21
CatSlamfromNY 01-Nov-21
From: cnelk
31-Oct-21
Okay... we all know that trying to post photos on Bowsite ABSOLUTELY SUCKS. You never know what way the pic will be turned or if the pic will even be yours!

To alleviate that problem, here is what you do.... [on a Smart Phone]

Take a Screenshot of the pic you want to upload on here. Save it on your phone and when you add it here, it will post correctly every time.

The downside is you'll have to remember to delete it from your phone's photo library [if you want]

On a computer, use the SNIPPING TOOL to capture the photo you want to upload, name it, save it to your desktop [.jpeg] and then it will be ready to add it here.

I hope this helps with the ongoing photo frustrations here on Bowsite

From: Bou'bound
31-Oct-21
Nahhhh too much trouble. Post em and let them orientate as they wish.

31-Oct-21
I have a suspicion Brad is the kind of guy that has figured the hard stuff out all his life.

From: Shug
31-Oct-21
I just type please don’t turn in the photo comment section… that works every time

From: Shuteye
31-Oct-21
I haven't had any problem and the pictures turn out fine. But I am using a computer and not a smart phone. My phone is dumb, it is just used to make phone calls.

From: Treeline
31-Oct-21
Maybe we should have Brad fix all our photos…

From: Ucsdryder
31-Oct-21
Lol Brad, please go in my thread and fix my pictures!!!! I’m not even sure when it’ll flip them and definitely not sure how to fix them!

From: JL
31-Oct-21
I'm not a computer geek but I wonder if it flips the pic because of the photo's pixel limit is too big in one dimension while the other dimension is under? Say you want to post a photo that is 800 tall x 1000 width in pixels (MP's). For example....say the BS vertical pixel limit is 1000MP's and the horizontal is 900MP's.......the BS photo recognition system will rotate that photo automatically to fit the two MP limits??? That's an educated guess there. Also....I think snipping reduces the MP's of a high MP photo. A while back I was dinking around with a rotating photo trying to fix the rotation and stumbled across that.

From: Ucsdryder
31-Oct-21
I don’t spend nearly as much time on bowsite as I used to. There are a couple of reasons, not related to this topic, one big one is the format of the site. If bowsite had rokslide format I bet the member totals would double overnight.

From: midwest
31-Oct-21
Seems my pics only turn sideways when I post on my phone, not the PC. I'll try the screenshot thing next time. Thanks, Brad!

From: Pat Lefemine
31-Oct-21
The problem is related to an iPhone upgrade a few years ago that changed the way photos orientate. The software we use to upload the pics does not recognize that change. The fix is part of a larger upgrade that is underway.

From: Scoot
31-Oct-21
Pat, I can't get pics to orient correctly even when I get them directly from my camera's SD card. Also, I have an android phone and it doesn't consistently work from it either. Both of these suggest to me is not just an iPhone upgrade issue. Or maybe the upgrade you're referring to impacts things on bowsite in a way I don't understand?

From: Shug
31-Oct-21

Shug's embedded Photo
Shug's embedded Photo
Worked fine

From: Pat Lefemine
31-Oct-21
Scoot, it affects more than iPhone but iPhone set the standard. Without getting too techy, Apple added a small piece of data that is attached to every photo and it determines the orientation. That way you can take a pic horizontally or vertically from your phone and it will read that data to determine orientation when it displays. When iPhone did this, other platforms followed their lead and implemented it. The platform Bowsite is developed in can not read that data, so however the photo was shot on your phone, that's what you see.

Bottom line, it will be addressed soon.

From: Scoot
31-Oct-21
Thanks for the explanation, Pat. I'm no techy, so that was at the right level for me to grasp! I would be great if the site could get the orientation straightened out. It would be wonderful if high quality pics could be displayed too. One of the best benefits of the site are the stories and they are so much better with quality photos. Seeing amazing things and places is frustrating when great pics get distorted and pixelated.

From: Ken Taylor
31-Oct-21
I'm "low tech" and where I live our Internet service is pretty bad.

I quit trying to post photos about two years ago.

I'm looking forward to the "posting photos upgrade" - then I'll most likely try again.

From: Treeline
31-Oct-21
Thanks for the explanation, Pat!

On my last recap, I got frustrated and dropped a bunch of pictures off of it. Kind of a bummer. Hopefully get it fixed up soon!

From: Bake
31-Oct-21
So explain this . . . How do I post a video from YouTube and have it show up in the post?

From: JohnMC
31-Oct-21
Bake under share on YouTube you should see embed video. Copy that link (it longer than mst links) and post on bowsite. In main body of post not in the spot for a URL.

From: drycreek
31-Oct-21
I just post mine and they seem to work. I did however have a picture show up on a thread that I had never seen. Looking forward to the new and improved Bowsite !

From: t-roy
31-Oct-21
Pat….will this upgrade address the issue of Thornton’s pictures always being blurry, too?…..

From: APauls
31-Oct-21
Bahahahahaha Troy!!!!

Glad to hear a fix is coming. It’s hampered the stories, which are one of the best things about the site

From: JohnMC
31-Oct-21
Is this the same update that was coming soon after the community forum went away?

31-Oct-21
I've been posting screenshots of photos for a while now mainly because when I do a screenshot of a photo that's buried way down in my photo archives it brings the photo up to the top of the que and it's much easier to find it to post it.

01-Nov-21
The content on bowsite is awesome. The platform, lack of searching, and photo posting is what I assume an internet hunting forum looked like in 1977

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