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Gdads51 Offline OP
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Here is an attempt to attach a picture using click/drag.

I can see a file indicated in attachment manager.

Picture does not show when selecting Preview New Thread.

Picture (along with caption I added in Blue text) displays after completing post.

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Last edited by Gord&Fran; Sat Oct 08 2022 03:31 AM. Reason: Correct title

Dan

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Glad you were able to complete the task, Dan. ;-)

Yes, when image files are added to a post via the Attachment Manager, they do not appear when you preview the post. They only appear when the post is actually posted. That's the nature of the beast.

BTW, your blue caption also appears at the bottom in white next to the file name when it is viewed. I would suggest using a different color that has better contrast with the photo so it will stand out and be read more easily.

Cheers, Dean


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This now works for the iPad too. I split the screen between photos and Stovebolt, and was able to drag and drop. So much easier that searching thru my 3,000 + photos!

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Last edited by Peggy M; Thu Nov 03 2022 07:17 PM.

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Phil,

Would a cell phone be the same as an iPad? Had a new guy email me from his Samsung. Directed him here (as well as the original thread for pictures in the forums) in case he ended up with some problems.

Thanks all.

Peg


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Gdads51 Offline OP
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Thanks for the response and input Dean. thumbs_up

The white text displayed at the bottom when you open the attachment is actually the file name I created when editing/saving the screenshot. My oops for not noticing it was already displayed with the picture. dang

Was trying the blue text using picture editing program based on others comments about need for a caption, but looks like no need for the extra effort.

Thanks as well to Peggy for helping sort this stuff out and make life easier for us all. thumbs_up

Dan wave


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I found out something just now.

Bolter sent an image to me in an email. I "saved as" and it went to my download folder. I didn't really want to open the file but it would not drag from the "preview pane" portion in the file manager (files in on side of screen/actual image on right side of screen). NUTS.

On a whim, I just dragged the file itself. As it rolled across my screen, once it got even NEAR the Attachment Manager box, it was the image of the image file ... and shazam! It worked.

The other day, I only got an image CLOSE to the box (ran out of mouse runway). I had to let go of mouse but the image made it to the box!

Anyone else try this?

Peg

Last edited by Peggy M; Thu Nov 03 2022 07:22 PM.

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Gdads51 Offline OP
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Peg,

After reading your last reply, I had to dang dang dang.

When I first posted my "click/drag" test results, I clearly forgot to say that I was actually able to click and drag the file from my computers download directory to the Attachment Manager box successfully (was so proud of myself for being able to figure out how that I didn't actually say what I did-duh).

I did have to shrink down the web page window on my computer screen so I could actually see the file directory window and place mouse cursor over the file name to do the click/drag over to the Attachment Manager box.

Hope this clears any muddy waters I may have caused.

Dan wave


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Originally Posted by Peggy M
Phil,

Would a cell phone be the same as an iPad? Had a new guy email me from his Samsung. Directed him here (as well as the original thread for pictures in the forums) in case he ended up with some problems.

Thanks all.

Peg

It would be for an iPhone but I can’t say for any other brand.

I would think if the phone is able to run split screens, it should work.


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Every now and then when I add an image using drag and drop, it doesn't appear on the bottom of the box. What I do is click the "X" on the box to close it and then reopen the attachment manager and the image I added shows up a few seconds later. Just a small glitch. Closing and opening the attachment manager seems to work every time when it doesn't show up normally.

In Windows, if I have everything at full screen, I can click open the attachment manager, then click on the open folder where my photos are on the task bar at the bottom, select the photo I want to attach, then hover the mouse pointer over the browser icon on the task bar, which opens it up, then drop the photo in the attachment manager box. Having things at full screen helps find the photo among the bunches that I have.


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