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    puzzled about how to post a photo from my mac

    I need to post a photo of a breadboard setup that is not working after over a week of trying/waiting for parts. On my mac when I click the insert image icon, I can browse to the file but only the name of the file, not the enclosing folder structure, shows up in the name. I don't seem to be able to edit that to insert the route to the file and the upload always fails. What am I doing wrong?

    I am on OS12.0.1 today but the same thing was happening a couple of days ago on 11.6.

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    Use the basic-uploader?

    This is a random image file on my Mac I did that way
    Attached Images Attached Images  

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    I am still befuddled. If I click 'Go Advanced' I see another way to upload, but I seem to run into the same issue. I think it uses the same browse mechanism.

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    maybe the picture is too big. I was able to google something about that.

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    Senior Member vjmuzik's Avatar
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    It likely is a size issue, for pictures it's pretty easy to be higher than what is allowed, here is the allowed filetypes and their limits.
    Filetype Max File-size Max Width Max Height
    bmp 390.6 KB 1280 1024
    c 488.3 KB - -
    cpp 488.3 KB - -
    doc 488.3 KB - -
    gif 244.1 KB 1280 1024
    h 244.1 KB - -
    ino 244.1 KB - -
    jpe 390.6 KB 1280 1024
    jpeg 390.6 KB 1280 1024
    jpg 390.6 KB 1280 1024
    pde 244.1 KB - -
    pdf 1.43 MB - -
    png 781.3 KB 1280 1024
    psd 390.6 KB 1280 1024
    txt 195.3 KB - -
    xls 390.6 KB - -
    zip 1.91 MB - -

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjmuzik View Post
    It likely is a size issue, for pictures it's pretty easy to be higher than what is allowed, here is the allowed filetypes and their limits.
    ...
    I found that help file of sizes - seems image limits may have been changed behind the scenes toward 1MB IIRC ,,, seeing a couple in my stack at 400+, 600+ and one over 700 KB

    WHen it is too large it just fails without good notice.

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    Sorry I don't use my mac much...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Will see what happens... I did a portion screen shot:
    Then clicked on the embed picture button, did the browse, to it on desktop, then clocked the upload button... Now lets see if it shows up.

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    Senior Member vjmuzik's Avatar
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    If it shows attached then it worked, but like defragster says it fails without any notice at all so it can be confusing for those who don’t already know.

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    Senior Member+ KurtE's Avatar
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    Yes understand... but note this is not a MAC specific thing....

    Also was trying to show the steps I do for uploading picture... As you said, sometimes if you click the upload under the picture... It will just fail and not upload....

    At times I really wish that maybe the forums could update to newer better forum software... But then again I think Paul can only be stretched so thin...

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