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    Default How to Upload Photos

    I think we need a stickied thread with clear instructions on uploading photos. People who come here asking what kind of pearls they have are often new to Pearl-Guide.

    I will describe how to upload photos from a computer, but it seems that increasingly people are uploading from a mobile device.

    Will someone who is adept at uploading from mobile devices please contribute to this thread with clear step-by-step instructions?


    How to upload photos from a computer.
    (Note: If you are new to Pearl-Guide, you may need to wait for attachments to be approved by Administration. Please be patient.)

    1. Click on Go Advanced, then Manage Attachments. This opens a small window, the File Upload Manager.
    2. Click the green + button to "Add files".
    3. Click "Choose File". This opens a large window to your computer files. Find the photo file you want to upload.
    4. Highlight the one you selected and Choose it. The large window will go away.
    5. On the small File Upload Manager window you should now see the name of the file you have chosen. Click "Upload".
    6. Next to Manage Attachments you should now see the name of the photo you have uploaded.
    7. If you have more photos to upload, repeat the process-- click "Choose File" on the small File Upload Manager window, etc.
    8. When you are done uploading, click Preview Post to see your post, or just Submit.
    9. If you want to add more photos or remove photos later, return to Manage Attachments.

    Edit: To upload photos from a smartphone, switch to the "desktop version" of Pearl-Guide rather than the "mobile version".

    Edit:
    There is another, simpler way to upload an image:
    Click on the Insert Image icon (it looks like photo of a small tree) and go from there.
    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 01-15-2018 at 06:06 PM.

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    If it helps, PearlDreams, I am on a mac and have an iPhone, thus am able to easily "share" photos with Airdrop. Maybe folks don't use this function? It's fairly easy, just make sure both devices (apple products) have the bluetooth function enabled. Then simply click the upload icon (little box with arrow pointing up) and save in your iPhotos. From there, you can easily use the upload process as outlined above. One thing, I have not mastered, however, is how to get the photos to load facing the correct direction (they come out sideways, or up-side-down).

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    Do you think they are coming out that way because of how you held the phone when taking the picture?

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    Nope. Photos are taken with camera phone held up right.

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    Interesting.
    When I upload photos from my camera into iPhoto, they are rotated on their side if I held the camera vertically to take the shot.

    I have to correct their orientation in iPhoto before exporting them to Documents. I then upload them to P-G from Documents.

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    Technology can be maddening sometimes! That and age....

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    It is!

    Some folks seem to have smartphones but not a computer-- can anyone provide details of how to upload photos without involving a computer?

    Edit:
    To upload photos from a smartphone, switch to the "desktop version" of Pearl-Guide, rather than the "mobile version".
    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 01-15-2018 at 06:05 PM.

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    I'm posting this helpful tip from BWeaves on how not to have your photos upload sideways:

    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    I have a Mac and an iPhone. I find that if I load the photos onto my Mac, and then crop them a bit, then stay upright. But if I don't crop them, or I crop them in the phone, then load them on the Mac, then they post sideways.

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