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Can not upload attachments??
« on: December 14, 2014, 04:19:46 pm »
I usually use Photobucket for displaying photos for ease of use, BUT in my
infinite stupidity, I tried to upload a single small photo, a .PNG file with a size
of 253Kb.  I get an error message stating I can't upload a .PNG file, that I can only
upload various files, including a .PNG file...  hmmmm.

These whacky 'puter things are sooo silly.
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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 10:04:37 am »
Someone else recently reported something similar... and resolved the issue themselves... somehow.
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,55859.0/topicseen.html

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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 10:15:10 am »
Seems to work OK here.  Please post the exact working of the error message you received.
 
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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 06:10:08 pm »
For mysterious reasons (probably due to solar flares, black holes, and anti-matter) not all png or even jpg files are created equal.  Try opening the pic in paint or other picture editor and saving it with a new name in the desired format.  It's worked for me many times.  The end result looks exactly as it did before, but magically is suddenly up-load-able.  Works for me most of the time anyways.  ???
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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2014, 05:53:06 am »
don't know .png format, but .jpg format has worked for me every time in photobucket.
I uppload photos that are larger than yours, though; can't see why this should be a problem...

Maybe try saving it in this .jpg format?
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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2014, 11:43:45 pm »
Seeing as there's still more than one way to skin this cat, I'll stick with
web hosted pictures... I prefer the end result anyway.  Here's the details, fwiw.

(The file was resized with paint, retagged with a .jpg extension and was a whopping 218 Kb
Reformatting it to a PNG file made it bigger.. but still no joy with uploading)

ERROR MESSAGE:  Why.jpg
You cannot upload that type of file. The only allowed extensions are doc, docx, xls, xlsx, gdb, gpx, gif, jpg, jpeg, mpg, pdf, png, txt, zip.


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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 12:51:24 am »
I'm seeing the file there, though it's 54kb, not 218.
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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 12:56:01 am »
I'm seeing the file there, though it's 54kb, not 218.

I resized it again Willy...  ;D

That was error message I received when trying to upload it...  even though it uploaded...
and (on my 'puter) is sitting far right...
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Re: Can not upload attachments??
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 01:03:55 am »
details, don't know about attachments, but uploading photos to photobucket for inclusion in threads at full size
I use the directions in this thread, post # 26. 

I had said jpg, but on checking I guess it's jpeg.
example, uploading to PhotoBucket:



Post #26, this thread - directions I use
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,51694.15.html
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