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.

Hedgehurst replied on 14/07/2019 09:34

Posted on 14/07/2019 09:34

Wow, I hadn't realised life was so complicated!

David K, when you demonstrated above how the browser tends to squash images yesterday... I'm using Firefox here, and I get blank rectangles! Strange are the ways of these computers, which are of course designed to make our lives easier embarassed

Meanwhile, having asked the original question, I regret I've not had time to experiment with any of this recently! But I will. I'm glad it's proving a potentially useful discussion, however. Thanks all for joining in.

chasncath replied on 14/07/2019 18:50

Posted on 14/07/2019 18:50

A point to note is that photos dragged and dropped from external (cloud) sources will not be visible to anyone viewing CT via the free access on Club sites. You need to be connected to the World Wide Web!

DavidKlyne replied on 15/07/2019 00:48

Posted on 15/07/2019 00:48

I am pretty certain photos have to have URL (web address) before being able to be added to the forum and stories by dragging from another application. This does not apply to photos added using the add photos button below the posting page when you are writing a new post/story which are uploaded directly from your computer providing they meet the requisite size. It is a major flaw of this forum that you can't just add any photo with a URL just by adding a link! Don't suppose that will change anytime soon.

David

Hedgehurst replied on 15/07/2019 11:28

Posted on 14/07/2019 18:50 by chasncath

A point to note is that photos dragged and dropped from external (cloud) sources will not be visible to anyone viewing CT via the free access on Club sites. You need to be connected to the World Wide Web!

Posted on 15/07/2019 11:28

Interesting - I was logged in properly from our home PC and still the ones in question are invisible.

So just to keep things looking pretty, here's a character we met on Coigach, but uploaded the old fashioned way 'coz it's currently the only route available to me.

chasncath replied on 15/07/2019 12:30

Posted on 15/07/2019 12:30

Hedgehurst, for your account of your trip you could create a slide show. Sometime back I created a slide show in Google docs. (You have to sign up to a google account). Using the instructions for inserting a video on the 'How to' thread, you can embed the sldes on here. Or used to be able! I've just failed!!

 

DavidKlyne replied on 15/07/2019 15:21

Posted on 15/07/2019 12:30 by chasncath

Hedgehurst, for your account of your trip you could create a slide show. Sometime back I created a slide show in Google docs. (You have to sign up to a google account). Using the instructions for inserting a video on the 'How to' thread, you can embed the sldes on here. Or used to be able! I've just failed!!

 

Posted on 15/07/2019 15:21

Chas

Don't you have to have a YouTube account ti insert a video? When you say slideshow do you mean the five photos you can add to a story using the Club's Add Photos box? The way I do that is to save them to my Desktop (PC or Laptop) and just use the add photos button to load them into the slideshow. It's the same for adding photos to  a discussion without the need to drag and drop.

David

chasncath replied on 15/07/2019 17:58

Posted on 15/07/2019 17:58

David, back in 2016 I noticed that Rochelle's instructions on how to load photos and videos were, in fact, Google Slideshows. I managed to embed a slideshow back then which is still working on about page 7 of that thread.

I tried to do the same again today with this result!

 

brue replied on 15/07/2019 18:07

Posted on 15/07/2019 18:07

I think it's changed, things I could do on here with photos (not up to your standards Chasncath or David!) seem now to be out of reach. I get a tool bar instruction from my PC if I want to copy anything from here but so far the ctrl+ whatever doesn't seem to work.