Photo attachments

Got a good idea to improve the forum? Submit it here
Post Reply
User avatar
davelumb
Pike
Pike
Posts: 43077
Joined: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:00
Location: On some faraway beach
Contact:

Photo attachments

Post by davelumb »

Is there a way to make it so attached photos display larger than thumbnails? Other forums give you the option for thumbnail or full size (at forum's size limit). TIA
User avatar
Mike J
Catfish
Catfish
Posts: 11094
Joined: Wed Nov 09 2016 09:26
Location: Wessex

Re: Photo attachments

Post by Mike J »

I think it can be done but the cost is a slower load speed for the thread.

Personally I do not wish to be force fed, preferring the expand option or otherwise.

:shrug:
'No Man Ever Fishes The Same River Twice, .... For It Is Not The Same River, .... And He Is Not The Same Man' Heraclitus of Ephesus
User avatar
davelumb
Pike
Pike
Posts: 43077
Joined: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:00
Location: On some faraway beach
Contact:

Re: Photo attachments

Post by davelumb »

I prefer to see pictures larger - especially in the photo/wildlife section. It wouldn't be so bad if the thumbnail opened in a new window when you clikced it instead of leaving the page.

In the meantime there's this workround when I can be arsed.

Image
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
John Milford
Catfish
Catfish
Posts: 11075
Joined: Sun Aug 28 2011 05:00
Location: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Re: Photo attachments

Post by John Milford »

Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "
User avatar
davelumb
Pike
Pike
Posts: 43077
Joined: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:00
Location: On some faraway beach
Contact:

Re: Photo attachments

Post by davelumb »

John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.
User avatar
John Milford
Catfish
Catfish
Posts: 11075
Joined: Sun Aug 28 2011 05:00
Location: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Re: Photo attachments

Post by John Milford »

davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:02 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.
Your 'large' version doesn't seem to link to an external hosting site Dave?. Did you create a URL to your own file and embed that?

(Are we even supposed to know about these things at our age? :clown: ).
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "
User avatar
alan behenna
Zander
Zander
Posts: 3767
Joined: Mon Sep 14 2015 15:45
Location: Where Sheep are Nervous.

Re: Photo attachments

Post by alan behenna »

davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:02 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.

Don't make sense (does it?) not to have a file/photo upload limit? As your aware a forum "digital host" will be charging for a "max capacity" rental on a digital space. Capacity has to be stored "somewhere".........otherwise space/digital allowance would reach total allowed capacity far sooner.

Or am I missing your thought process Dave?

Probably

:scratch:
User avatar
davelumb
Pike
Pike
Posts: 43077
Joined: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:00
Location: On some faraway beach
Contact:

Re: Photo attachments

Post by davelumb »

John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:16 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:02 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.
Your 'large' version doesn't seem to link to an external hosting site Dave?. Did you create a URL to your own file and embed that?

(Are we even supposed to know about these things at our age? :clown: ).
All I did is embed the picture that opens when you click on the thumbnail.

Click thumbnail to open in a new window, copy the URL from there, paste between the [img] tags. Sorted. :thumbs:
User avatar
John Milford
Catfish
Catfish
Posts: 11075
Joined: Sun Aug 28 2011 05:00
Location: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Re: Photo attachments

Post by John Milford »

davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:34 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:16 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:02 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.
Your 'large' version doesn't seem to link to an external hosting site Dave?. Did you create a URL to your own file and embed that?

(Are we even supposed to know about these things at our age? :clown: ).
All I did is embed the picture that opens when you click on the thumbnail.

Click thumbnail to open in a new window, copy the URL from there, paste between the [img] tags. Sorted. :thumbs:
Ah, that explains why both versions are being displayed! :thumbs:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "
User avatar
davelumb
Pike
Pike
Posts: 43077
Joined: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:00
Location: On some faraway beach
Contact:

Re: Photo attachments

Post by davelumb »

John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:50 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:34 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:16 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:02 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.
Your 'large' version doesn't seem to link to an external hosting site Dave?. Did you create a URL to your own file and embed that?

(Are we even supposed to know about these things at our age? :clown: ).
All I did is embed the picture that opens when you click on the thumbnail.

Click thumbnail to open in a new window, copy the URL from there, paste between the [img] tags. Sorted. :thumbs:
Ah, that explains why both versions are being displayed! :thumbs:
I haven't managed to find a way to remove the thumbnail from the post without it disappearing altogether!
User avatar
John Milford
Catfish
Catfish
Posts: 11075
Joined: Sun Aug 28 2011 05:00
Location: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Re: Photo attachments

Post by John Milford »

davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:53 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:50 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:34 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:16 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:02 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.
Your 'large' version doesn't seem to link to an external hosting site Dave?. Did you create a URL to your own file and embed that?

(Are we even supposed to know about these things at our age? :clown: ).
All I did is embed the picture that opens when you click on the thumbnail.

Click thumbnail to open in a new window, copy the URL from there, paste between the [img] tags. Sorted. :thumbs:
Ah, that explains why both versions are being displayed! :thumbs:
I haven't managed to find a way to remove the thumbnail from the post without it disappearing altogether!
Isn't that because the thumbnail is the hosted image, so if you remove that, the pasted link is to something that's no longer there? :shrug:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "
User avatar
davelumb
Pike
Pike
Posts: 43077
Joined: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:00
Location: On some faraway beach
Contact:

Re: Photo attachments

Post by davelumb »

John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 15:00 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:53 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:50 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:34 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:16 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 11:02 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Dec 21 2020 10:31 -
Am I right in thinking that pictures hosted elsewhere and then embedded via the [IMG] icon display larger, whereas pictures uploaded via the attachments tab display as thumbnails?
That's right, but I think the forum also imposes a size limit adn reduces large pics.
Your 'large' version doesn't seem to link to an external hosting site Dave?. Did you create a URL to your own file and embed that?

(Are we even supposed to know about these things at our age? :clown: ).
All I did is embed the picture that opens when you click on the thumbnail.

Click thumbnail to open in a new window, copy the URL from there, paste between the [img] tags. Sorted. :thumbs:
Ah, that explains why both versions are being displayed! :thumbs:
I haven't managed to find a way to remove the thumbnail from the post without it disappearing altogether!
It is. But I'd like a way to avoid the thumbnail appearing. Not that it matters much.

Isn't that because the thumbnail is the hosted image, so if you remove that, the pasted link is to something that's no longer there? :shrug:
User avatar
Andrew
Bailiff
Bailiff
Posts: 15668
Joined: Wed Nov 02 2011 05:00

Re: Photo attachments

Post by Andrew »

Forum is due an update but is postponed till after the new year. It's not a security update so no need to worry but there are a few things needing addressed that have been bugging me for a while. I'll sort out the images too.

It should really be a popup window (they're called light boxes) when clicked but its stopped working for some reason.
User avatar
davelumb
Pike
Pike
Posts: 43077
Joined: Sat Aug 27 2011 05:00
Location: On some faraway beach
Contact:

Re: Photo attachments

Post by davelumb »

Andrew Croft wrote: Wed Dec 23 2020 23:00 -
Forum is due an update but is postponed till after the new year. It's not a security update so no need to worry but there are a few things needing addressed that have been bugging me for a while. I'll sort out the images too.

It should really be a popup window (they're called light boxes) when clicked but its stopped working for some reason.
:thumbs: :thumbs:
Post Reply