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Silverback

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Can't upload Profile Photo
« on: August 28, 2014, 11:36:39 AM »
Hi Friends.

For some reason I can't get my profile picture to load. I go into profile and selected add my own picture. I click the button to choose file etc., and the title of the picture shows in the profile page. When I select save, I get a little bar at the bottom of my screen indicating it's uploading, but then when I look back, where the name of my picture was, it now shows 'No File Selected (or chosen)'. I've tried to upload a picture now four times and every time it hasn't saved it.

What am I doing wrong? Any help please.

Regards
Dom.
 

Matrix

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Re: Can't upload Profile Photo
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 01:12:43 PM »
what is the size and file type of the picture you are trying to upload Dom ?

Matrix
 

Silverback

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Re: Can't upload Profile Photo
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 01:45:31 PM »
HI Matrix

It's a 1.8mb jpeg. One I've used as my standard profile picture on other forums, so I saw no reason why it won't load.

Dom.
 

Offline abr

Re: Can't upload Profile Photo
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 01:58:40 PM »
Hi Dom

think you may have to reduce the picture in size

I could not use mine that  I used on YKE

I have changed mine today on here

this one is  1280 x 960   315 kb  jpeg and its accepted this

(mind its not made me any better looking in fact the walls dog I used was better looking ;D ;D)

all the best

arthur
« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 02:01:09 PM by abr »
 

Silverback

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Re: Can't upload Profile Photo
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 02:41:05 AM »
Thanks Arthur. I'll give it a go later.

Dom.
 

Offline DerekW

Re: Can't upload Profile Photo
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 04:41:47 AM »
Hi Dom

Definitely a size problem

I change my profile picture quite often.  My original image is usually quite large (often over 1 MB), so I open the image file in Microsoft Windows Picture Viewer and reduce the size to about 200 x 250 pixels.  Youn can of course use any other image software to reduce the size, but I find Picture Viewer (comes with Microsoft Office) the easiest.

I then save that file (I use a "S" at the end of the file name to distinguish it from the original).  The saved file is about 20 KB

I then upload that new "S" file on my profile page.  Works every time.

Hope this helps

Derek

 

Silverback

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Re: Can't upload Profile Photo
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 02:42:50 AM »
Hi Derek

That did the trick. Thanks for that. Now everyone can see my mug whether they want to or not!

Cheers.
Dom.
 

Offline DerekW

Re: Can't upload Profile Photo
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 04:42:02 AM »
Hi Dom

That's great.  Glad it worked for you

Now you can be a happy member and show off your pic all the time

Looks good too

Derek