The "Peedee method" of drag and drop photos

Hedgehurst replied on 22/06/2019 21:49

Posted on 22/06/2019 21:49

A recent addition to "Your Stories" has loads of excellent photos. When asked how they got more than the statuary 5 in, the reply was  by using the "Peedee drag and drop method".

There is a tutorial thread on how to upload photos but I admit to being disinclined to wade through all 440+ posts there! Peedee, or anyone else, would you be kind enough to explain, please?

I don't have the pics stored online, they're on a hard drive here.

At some point I'll then get round to writing up our Hebridean trip with more than 5 images.

Thanks.

DavidKlyne replied on 22/06/2019 22:02

Posted on 22/06/2019 22:02

Apart from the five photos you can add in the normal way I have only been able to extra photos into the text of he story if they are hosted online. In my case from my own website.I do have to use Firefox to make it work though. I thought someone experimented with dragging and dropping from Facebook. I am sure others will be along to offer advice. Although not a tidy way of doing things you can add extra photos direct from your computer, suitably resized, by replying in the comment box after you have published your story.

David

 

chasncath replied on 24/06/2019 18:38

Posted on 24/06/2019 18:38

We're back at Tain l'Hermitage on our way home. Free wifi not good down our end so using Cath's precious data allowance on 4g    I will try to explain how I insert photos later and how you can insert a slide show as an alternative. All solutions require an on line photo storage e.g. Flickr and a programme to resize your photos.

Hedgehurst replied on 24/06/2019 21:40

Posted on 24/06/2019 21:40

Thank you both. I think at present the "untidy" way David suggests might be our best bet, as we're troglodytes who don't use online storage. Quite happy resizing photos, though, with "Gimp" GNU.

chasncath replied on 24/06/2019 21:55

Posted on 24/06/2019 21:55

Here's an example of a simple drag and drop from Flickr: our son's cat who has been lodging with us for a while!

 

 

chasncath replied on 11/07/2019 09:49

Posted on 11/07/2019 09:49

I have just taken my old dell n5010 apart and fitted a SSD in place of the HDD. I've also installed windows 10. I'm about to drag a photo from flckr to here to see if it still works....

N1805 replied on 12/07/2019 07:21

Posted on 12/07/2019 07:21

"with Firefox you can drag and drop from other places too!"

chasncath - Just curious.  Is this possible only with Firefox because the photos have already been re-sized on the club's website or does Firefox have inbuilt re-sizing and therefore would it would it be possible to bring in photos from other websites ?  

Dorset Diver replied on 12/07/2019 07:40

Posted on 12/07/2019 07:40

Could it be because many hosted and cloud stored photos are automatically reduced in size for storage size conservation.  Where I store ours you are given a choice, store in the original size or compress.  Unfortunately compression / reduction results in a loss of  quality.  

chasncath replied on 12/07/2019 10:00

Posted on 12/07/2019 10:00

I resize our photos to 600 pixels wide, using 'easy thumbs' or 'paint' on windows, before uploading them to Flickr. However, using the download button on Flickr it allows you to choose a size. You don't actually download the photo, just click on the downloadable image and drag it into your open ct page. Firefox is the only browser that I've managed to do this with. David K reckons that CT also uses Firefox and there may be some connection.