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    Image posting from your iPhone

    Awhile back I posted on how to upload images to your posts using your desktop.
    Now I'm going to attempt to show how to upload images using your iPhone. I hope?

    On my phone I'm using my thread as an example. I actually made the sample post on my phone to make sure this is how it was done and then re-did the post and used my iPhone to take a screen captures then I uploaded to my desktop to resize them and added arrow markings for the purpose of this How To post.

    In the first image, I'm at the end of my thread getting ready to make a post with a couple of images.

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    The first thing you should do is to add some text, then use the "Return" and move you cursor down a line a or two to give you a little space between the text and the next image. Then press "Done".

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    Now you should see a button/box that says: "Upload Attachments"
    Click on that and you should get a popup window giving you a choice of where to go to get your photos.

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    If your image is in your Photo Library, choose that option.
    If you want to snap a new picture, choose Take photo. ( Remember, the RMR forum does not allow raw videos to be uploaded period, you need to post them to a third party server like YouTube and then copy and post a link of the uploaded video from YouTube)

    If you tap Photo Library, you should see this window popup with all your images on your phone.
    To choose one, tap on the image and the an you should see a blue check in the lower right hand corner.
    This image has been selected to upload.
    Now tap the "ADD option in the upper right hand corner. (I image you can choose multiple images at this time?)

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    Once the image has been uploaded, you should see a tiny icon of the image below the post with the word "Insert" followed by several more words which will allow you to choose what size you want the image to be displayed at: Thumbnail, Small, Medium, Large, Fullsize and Remove. (inside the red box).
    These are all preset sizes, the LARGE option is around 1200 pixels wide and generally will fill the post body size without needing to scroll bars to see the full image.
    Don't choose the Fullsize option, if the image is larger than the post body, you will force readers to use scroll bars to slide the image left to right to see it all.
    Large is the best option here.

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    YOU MUST CHOOSE one of the size options, if you do not, your image will not be displayed in the post!

    At this point, you should see that the image is now showing in the post.
    You can now choose to "Post Reply" if your done.
    If you want to continue adding texts and images, then repeat the steps above until you have all the images showing in your post.

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    If you continue to add images, you see them added below the first image uploaded.

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    Always remember to choose an image display size in order for your images to be displayed in the post body.

    When your done, press "Post Reply" and you should then see your newly created post.
    You can also "Preview" your post before you actually submit it for posting.

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    Now a few random notes about posting from iPhone.
    I have heard lots of complaints about posting images from your mobile devices, mainly iPhones, that when the posts are submitted, the images will be rotated 90° to what they were when uploading them?
    While testing with my iPhone, I did not encounter this issue.
    That doesn't mean it can't happen, but I just didn't see it.

    Like I said, all of the images in the post were screenshots, so I actually took some random images with my phone and uploaded them directly like I explained above. I took some in both portrait and landscape formats and none of them posted rotated of center?
    Maybe I was just holding my nose just right?

    As mentioned in the other uploading tutorial from desktops, try and keep your images around 1200 pixels wide.
    With iPhones, an image can be up around 3mbs. The software will try to reduce the image size automatically so it will fit.
    If it cannot do that, you will get an error.
    At which point you will have to reduce the image size. I think you can do this within your camera settings?

    Also like before, the only image file types that the software will recognize is: .jpg .jpeg .jpe .gif .png

    I have an iPhone and am not familiar with how an Android works, if someone wants to post a How To post using an Android to upload photos, please feel free to do so.

    I hope this helps.

    Also if I missed something, please feel free to contact me so I can amend or correct the post.

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    Any idea what this means? It’s preventing me from uploading a picture that I’ve taken with the same iPhone 7+ and image-stacked through HeliconFocus. The same image failed whether I tried to upload from my iPhone or my iPad.

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    • davefoxx
      davefoxx commented
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      Allen, I would have thought so, too, but I posted a photo last week or the week before that was larger. That said, the photo coming back from Imgur was a fraction of the size, so . . . I dunno.


    • Paul S.
      Paul S. commented
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      I'm sure Allen is correct. The file was too large, and the forum software may not accept TIFFs.

    • Allen
      Allen commented
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      That's exactly it Paul S. .tiff's are not allowed to upload since they can be very large if not adjusted.
      The following is what's allowed for image uploads: .jpg .jpeg .jpe .gif .png

    I did the same procedure before and have been posting similar images out of HeliconFocus, so I’m not sure what changed. As I said, I was afraid the problem was on my end, and, now, I’m not sure what I did wrong today. However, the workaround will be the extra steps to and from Imgur, if necessary.

    Thanks, guys! (And sorry for your time)


    • Allen
      Allen commented
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      No worries Dave

    • Paul S.
      Paul S. commented
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      Hey, no worries, Dave.