October 27, 2012 at 12:26 am #1571
Pete said …”What I don’t understand though is that it is easy to upload a photo in my CPS gallery by browsing my PC so why cant I do it that way into a thread?”
The Gallery uploader stores your files on this site, and the Gallery software knows where it has put them, and so can display them without you having to tell it where they are: both bits are part of the Gallery module.
But the forum is a separate, self-contained thing; and it doesn’t store image files itself. It just displays them. So you have to tell it where they are. The benefit of this is that the image files don’t have to be on this site. They may be here (in your gallery), but they don’t have to be: they can be anywhere on the internet. You just have to say what they’re called and where they’re kept – that’s what the URL is for. The forum software can then go and fetch them to display in your post.
(Lots of the parts of this site are actually separate ‘modules’, but that’s not obvious when you use the site.)October 27, 2012 at 12:35 am #1573
Remember Paul … YOU taught ME how to post images … so you are normally VERY good at this. It just takes time. Stick at it. Maybe Ian could show you next week at the club meeting?
Pete … WOW!!!!!! love the picture! I assume that this is a vulture? Amazing visual impact. Lower feathers not as sharp as the top half but I don’t care. It just grabs you.
October 27, 2012 at 10:27 am #1577
- This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by D. Williams.
Thanks for the info Ian. I understand that. So if I was remove my image from flickr the CPS site wouldn’t be able to find it.
Thanks for the kind comments Miss D. Yes, it’s the griffin vulture we saw at the Birds of Prey centre near Knutsford. I was waiting for it make eye contact, but it was interested interested in something else.
All I can say to Paul is that you’ve shown us some terrific pictures so obviously doing something right! You given me and others many ideas with your wacky photography! It just comes natural to you.October 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm #1582
Peter said, “…So if I was remove my image from flickr the CPS site wouldn’t be able to find it.”
Yes, that’s exactly what happens. If you remove the image from the site where it’s hosted, it disappears from your message, and is replaced by the hosting site’s standard error message for missing files.October 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm #1601
I will have to try again, I may try to store stuff ocodes gallery but I am not sure I like the idea of admin being able to look at the private filesOctober 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm #1602
Paul said, “I will have to try again, I may try to store stuff ocodes gallery but I am not sure I like the idea of admin being able to look at the private files”
ImageShack is probably easiest for getting the URL – just use the ‘Direct’ link.
But if you’re short of space on ImageShack, use a private gallery on here. If it’s any reassurance, I can tell you honestly that John and I don’t spend time looking at people’s private galleries. In fact, I’ve no idea whether anyone here even has a private gallery (apart from my own, of course!).
As you know, the admins on any site have access to everything – whether it’s ImageShack, Flickr or whatever. So if it’s really private, don’t store it on the internet. But we’re talking about images you intend to show on the forum, so they’re going to be public anyway, aren’t they?October 28, 2012 at 12:34 am #1603
IAN With all respect. First para. /second sentence says it all for CPS. No interest in any members images unless they are in the group that will win at all costs.The enlightening thing with Pauls forum –and the same small group who are active on this site is the real interest and support shown in others work. On the international 3D forum the support and help is amazing. Post an image or a query –whatever and within minutes from across the globe is help- support-advice-critique from very highly skilled people who take such a joy in supporting others with their vast knowledge. I recently had a response from one very highly qualified member “while in transit” from USA to Paris for a leading fashion show. Worlds top 3d fashion photographer and could find time for me. Whereas I recently posted a query to help identify a living creature –on this site–and no I do not expect a reply. It is noticeable on Pauls forum and this the lack of committee support—what was that about leading from the front. Trod on someone toes have I–hope so. Not looking at members galleries–shame I say. I have looked at everyone one–all seven–some with more than one image even–inspirational it is. KEN LAST –YEP–THATS ME.October 28, 2012 at 7:40 am #1604
Ken >>> When you say, “IAN With all respect. First para. /second sentence says it all for CPS” what document are you looking at? (It’s hard for me to respond if I don’t know what you’re reading.)
Oh – just realised – are you referring to the Second para. / second sentence in my post (above) that says, “If it’s any reassurance, I can tell you honestly that John and I don’t spend time looking at people’s private galleries”? That’s about private galleries – just the ones that members themselves don’t want people to see. If members want us all to see images, they put them in public galleries, and we can all have a look.
But I guess members don’t put work even in their public galleries to have it discussed: if they want discussion and comment, they post images to the ‘Critique Requests’ part of the forum. And they usually get lots of comment.
Of course, at the moment only about 24 members have created accounts on the CPS web site; and only a minority of them are active here. But that’s entirely typical of internet forums and social media – the active folk are nearly always a minority of the actual subscribers.
More importantly, the CPS forums were always intended to be a place specifically for club members to talk among themselves. There are already plenty of public forums for discussing photography: you’ve mentioned a couple; and, of course, the big UK national forum for photographers is ‘Talk Photography‘, which has hundreds of members. (An example of the sort of post there is this one, posted this morning by Gareth Whiston, who, as it happens, is a member of Holmes Chapel Camera Club.)
We are not planning to replicate these big national communities on the club forum – what would be the point, when anyone here can simply join an already-thriving national or international forum if they want to participate in a more general community?
I’m sorry if I’ve misunderstood – or mis-guessed – what you were actually commenting on. If I have, please tell me more precisely what document or text you were actually alluding to.
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