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akm 11-04-2003 09:39 PM

photos from start to finish
i am about to go crazy. i have been trying to post photos in the album for the last 3 hours and can't seem to get anything to happen.
i read that you can take regular pics and have them scaned on to a disk at walmart, so that is what i did.
so i then made seperate desktop files for each and every one of them.
so i go into the photo album and click the browse and pull up the photo i want to upload and click submit, and nothing happens. so i wait, and wait and wait. nothing has happened for an hour. WTF?
does it take all day/night to upload a damn pic?
oh and a couple of times i got a message that the format was wrong. how do i change the format?

can someone help, please before break this damn thing?

thanks Aaron

Kevin45 11-05-2003 12:59 PM

AKM....if you are still around PM me and I will hold your hand through this difficult process. LOL!! BTW, if you have the pics saved as a bitmap (bmp) they will take forever to load then will be too large. You have to save them as a JPG file. Forget the PM, I'll try to walk you thru it here. First off make a folder on your desktop. To do that shrink the Hotrodders screen to half size. To do that click the double square between the - and the X in the upper right hand corner. Now using the mouse, RIGHT CLICK on your desktop. Then click on NEW. Then click on FOLDER. Now name this folder "Pics to Upload". Now enlarge the HotRodders screen to full size by clicking on the square again. Also here is a little tip...if the screen is not maximized just double click the title bar at the very top and it will maximize. OK hold on now here we go. If your pics are not a JPEG here is what to do....

1. Open up Microsoft Paint

2.FILE, OPEN, then at the bottom where it says FILES OF TYPE click on ALL FILES.

3. Double click on the picture.

4 Then FILE, SAVE AS, Save in (scroll thru until you find Pics to Upload) and Save as Type- JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg *.jpeg)

Do this for any pic that is not a JPEG. Note that after the first pic you save the others that you click SAVE AS will default to your folder. Just make sure they are JPEG.

Now to Upload Photos

1. Go to the Photo Album

2. Right above the Recent Post pics look to the right where it says UPLOAD PHOTOS and click on that.

3. When that window pops up look to where it says Photo to upload: and click on Browse.

4. When the Choose File window pops up...where it says look on that until you find DESKTOP and click on that, then find the folder PICS TO UPLOAD and click on that.

5. Double click on the pic you want to upload. This should now go back to the Browse and should say C:\ and the name of the pic

6.Now scroll down a little bit and hit UPLOAD/SUBMIT

7. You should now be good to go.

If you have any other questions let me know and I'll see if I can simplify some more. Good luck.



akm 11-05-2003 08:26 PM

i'm at a loss.
the pics were already set as jpeg and i followed all of the directions that you gave me, but still no luck. is there some way to check the progress of the upload?
oh well, i guess it doesn't like my pics :( .

thanks for your help anyway. later Aaron

4 Jaw Chuck 11-09-2003 05:26 PM

To the top.:)

Jon 11-10-2003 03:40 PM

Send some of the pics that won't upload to me at Be sure to include the EXACT error message that you are getting.

68NovaSS 01-26-2004 04:16 PM

Album Help!!!
Sorry for butting in, but I have an album problem also. The first part of January '04 I uploaded quite a few pictures in order of project completion, they didn't post in the sequence I uploaded, they actually aped to be backwards. Mulled over the album for a week, then they were gone and I only had 5 older pictures there from my old album - the new album was gone.

I attempted to delete the album with 5 in it and it's still there.

I want to upload my project in order, what determines the picture posting order? Alphabetically, if I numbered them would they post low to high or what? should I "back" them in?

Hmmmm, Larry

Frisco 01-26-2004 04:37 PM

Re: Album Help!!!

Originally posted by 68NovaSS

I want to upload my project in order, what determines the picture posting order? Alphabetically, if I numbered them would they post low to high or what? should I "back" them in?

Hmmmm, Larry

Yes, upload the picture you want to show up 'Last' as the first upload. Continue that way. The actual final picture you upload will then appear as the 'First'. Confused? It works that way. Last one uploaded will appear as the First. :D

68NovaSS 01-26-2004 09:29 PM

Gotta love technology! Thanks Frisco, once I do that I'm going to 'try' to delete the other pictures, that should be a trip, hehe.


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