MacBook Air will not upload photos to Motorhomefun

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  1. DJA

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    Hi

    I have tried to upload a picture to "Photo of the day" using a MacBook Air thats about 18 months old.

    As I could not manage it I messaged Jim and he suggested trying another browser. I have turned the MacBook Air off and on again and tried using Safari, Chrome and Firefox and in all instances I get the same Error message that the file is too big.

    I have then used my Old PC and uploaded the same picture with no problem using Firefox.

    I think this is the first time I have tried to do it using the MacBook Air.

    Any ideas what the problem may be??? Other than I am using an Apple.

    Doug
     
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    10Mb seems to be the upper file size limit. How did you get the image onto the PC? If you emailed it to yourself the email may have shrunk the file. :)
     
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    If it says the file is too big the sensible thing to do would to reduce it.
    When I upload photos I nearly always reduce them to 1024 X 768 gives a file size a fraction of the original and saves loads of data.
     
  4. DJA

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    Hi

    The file size is 386kb which is smaller than some of the heading file sizes according to Jim.
     
  5. JeanLuc

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    Bit of a long shot but do you have Safari set to block pop-up windows? The control is in preferences/security and the box should not be checked.
     
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    as has been said.. image size is too big..

    it has absolutely nothing to do with the Mac .. or browser..
     
  7. DJA

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    Hi

    I have now opened the Email I sent with Picture on on my MacBook. I have then Saved the attachment to Photos. I have then exported it to my Photo files where it is now 27kb and that will load to the website.

    I had saved the photo for the Web in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

    Puzzling.

    Doug
     
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    I have checked , see what I did there, and I have now unchecked the box as you suggest. The error message still appears.

    Thank You

    Doug
     
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  9. DJA

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    Jim is aware of the size of the picture and says it should be no problem.
     
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    Uploaded via MacBook air, safari My son James having fun.

    jjjumping.jpg
     
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  11. DJA

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    Thanks Jim

    I have tried and I can, using the MacBook Air and Safari, load the last Photo that I successfully uploaded to the 'Photo of the week' and that was 305kb. I have also tried to upload the same picture but as a 7Mb file and that is accepted as well.

    All the photo's involved here are processed using the same software.

    Puzzled.

    Doug
     
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    I find that I can't upload from the Apple Photos program as the pictures are filed in an Apple format. Any files that I want to email or put on the internet I have to export first into a "pictures directory" in jpg format before being able to successfully upload or email.
     
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    All my photos get uploaded via a Macbook Air. I would tend to agree with another poster, check your settings. Or take a screenshot of what its telling you when it fails.
     
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    If it is only one file you can't upload there may be something wrong with it. But how big is the original on your MacBook, not the one you emailed? A 7Mb file will be fine, anything over 10Mb won't be.
     
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    This must be the latest High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIC). on IOS .. ??

    It's not used on Mac OS that is running on the Airbook ..

    on Mac OS they are stored as JPG .. or whatever format they were uploaded, jpg, png, tif, gif etc ..

    but you are correct, you can't upload directly from the Photos Library, they have to be exported from Photos first.
     
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    from my MacBook Air, using SWT crappy wifi UWLtt%21RQ6ws0bOknvkwA.jpg
     
  17. DJA

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    Here is a screen shot of what I get when trying to load a 563kb jpeg file.

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    I don't understand it. The pic below of our local church is over 3mb.

    leaningchurch.png
     
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    Waste an opportunity to post a photo of my Grandson raising himself onto his feet first time unaided, 8 months old, not a chance!! oh and by the way launched straight from PHOTOS on my iMac. Isn't he just a cutie pie.:D IMG_0818.JPG
     
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    9.6 mb.. local pub ..

    uploaded from iMac on Safari




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