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 12/07/2019 12:36

Posted on 12/07/2019 12:36

It was a long time ago now that I was at Club HQ learning about the forum before it went live but certainly at that time they were using Firefox but of course it may have changed since.

When using the drag and drop from another source you do have to have the two tabs open side by side. I don't have to resize as all the photographs on my website have already been resized in kb size so that is not an issue for me. This helps with the banner photos at the top of the page. However the physical dimensions of the photograph may need changing as the display pane of this forum is too narrow and will tend to squash the picture to fit as can be seen below. Interestingly the display pane in the story section allows a slightly wider photograph where on the forum probable 500 pixels wide is about the maximum.  What I tend to do is to make them smaller 600 or 700 pixels wide and save them separately to an area of my website.  I find that Firefox is easy to use in that respect. I usually write the story and publish it with just the pictures in the heading and then go back and edit where I drag the pictures from my website into the appropriate place in the main story text. Before you drag you do have to have a cursor in the story where you want to place the photo otherwise it might not work. All this is done on a PC with a large monitor which makes working easier than on a small screen. As an experiment I have tried to do the same in Chrome. You need to enable the  the tab extension which allows two pages to be displayed side by side and it seems to work.

David

N1805 replied on 12/07/2019 16:41

Posted on 12/07/2019 16:41

Thanks to all for the info.  Like the OP I store my photos on my Laptop where I resize using Paint, found how to do it on CT some time back, and then transfer to a stick.  I use Chrome as I had some "problems" with Firefox again some time back. Not knowing IT I gave up Firefox & went back to Chrome.  I got this from the CC website but don't know how to enable tab extension to allow 2 pages side by side just had to drag 1 slightly lower than the other to enable drag & drop.  Hope picture stays.

chasncath replied on 12/07/2019 17:01

Posted on 12/07/2019 17:01

In Chrome and in Firefox you can open additional tabs by clicking on the + at the top of the screen.- not side by side but you can have the CT page open on one tab and the source of photos on the other.

DavidKlyne replied on 12/07/2019 17:02

Posted on 12/07/2019 16:41 by N1805

Thanks to all for the info.  Like the OP I store my photos on my Laptop where I resize using Paint, found how to do it on CT some time back, and then transfer to a stick.  I use Chrome as I had some "problems" with Firefox again some time back. Not knowing IT I gave up Firefox & went back to Chrome.  I got this from the CC website but don't know how to enable tab extension to allow 2 pages side by side just had to drag 1 slightly lower than the other to enable drag & drop.  Hope picture stays.

Posted on 12/07/2019 17:02

In Chrome you need to go to Extensions and enable tabs. Once you have done that a small blue box with a diagonal arrow will appear at the top of the page to the right of the web link address box. If you have both pages you want to work from open click on the blue box and the screen should show two windows side by side. 

David

brue replied on 12/07/2019 17:54

Posted on 12/07/2019 17:54

In the background I've been trying various ways to drag and drop! I used to be able to copy from here but that doesn't seem to work for me anymore...frown Anyway it's been worth a try as those extra photos in stories do make a difference. smile

N1805 replied on 12/07/2019 18:17

Posted on 12/07/2019 18:17

David - Thanks for the Tab extensions info which unfortunately doesn't appear on my Laptop.  I have managed to drag & drop from CC to this thread & like learning but probably won't use the method as I store on laptop.

This is what I got when I went to extensions.

DavidKlyne replied on 12/07/2019 20:51

Posted on 12/07/2019 18:17 by N1805

David - Thanks for the Tab extensions info which unfortunately doesn't appear on my Laptop.  I have managed to drag & drop from CC to this thread & like learning but probably won't use the method as I store on laptop.

This is what I got when I went to extensions.

Posted on 12/07/2019 20:51

It looks as if you virus software is blocking you, I can't quite make out the text. You could turn the it off whilst you activate the extensions?

David