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Photo test thread only...

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:17

Artjak: you are looking so much better now  .

(Being in the same region, you're no doubt getting the same weather as me  makes all the difference, eh!)

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:21

Neither of my daughters were natural gardeners at first but over the years both have gradually 'caught the gardening bug' from their mum, and as they got places of their own became very keen.

One of them recently confided in me, however, that some years ago, when standard gardening practices were still very new to her, she wondered why she was not getting any flowers from her planting. She thought, 'I've been deadheading like mum does, why isn't it working?'

The trouble was, she realised eventually, instead of cutting the flower heads off once they were dying off she had been doing it as soon as the poor things first appeared! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 23:04
Singy wrote (see)

....

"Havent decided where to put my bays and strawberry pots, the strawberrys were rescued from the B&Q half price trolley, £13 each reduced to £4, 3 for 2, so i got 3 for £8, the pots are worth that and i was surprised at the bouncebackability of the seemingly dying strawbs"

 

Singy: re price of pots, I bought from EBay:

100 x 9cm new plastic pots for something like £4 incl P&P,

100 x 13cm new plastic pots for £11.25 incl P&P.

This was after finding local prices ridiculously high (75p to £1.20 for one 15cm pot).

As you have no doubt found, it's certainly worth shopping around.

 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:41

Artjak: don't look then! (Meant kindly 

I'm using the thread as I think Salino intended - experimentally. I have been concerned that my previous photo difficulties, when I joined the forum recently, and all the support you and others were offering, was hijacking the Garden Gallery thread from its intended purpose.

Salino creating this thread as a testing site seemed a good way to protect everyone else from becoming irritated by all the failed photo posting (not just mine) by giving those of us who experienced problems freedom for experimentation. That way I have learnt, for example, that cropping the photos can help (Although I'm not yet sure why?)

Salino - thanks for suggestions. I know I need to remember to save the inverted image in library folder before uploading (although I did forget once for twice). It doesn't seem to correct the problem however. 

Incidentally, the cropped photos also enlarge, and fill the screen; all I do (on the iPad) is tap the screen and up they come.

To make an exhaustive (and exhausting!) set of tests I would need to save the same photo in all inversions (= 4) in both landscape and portrait orientations (x 4 = 8) as well as testing any other variables that may affect finished result (eg how many photos are submitted in the same post, how much cropping is used.... It's endless! so, for the moment I'm not going to. Had enough! 

 Artjak: you can look now - I'm stopping for today!

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:24

???

Try cropping a little....

originally portrait

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24920.jpg?width=407&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 


Above pic stayed upright throughout process... 

originally landscape

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24922.jpg?width=262&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

 So did the 2nd pic.  

Cropping solved it, but how much do you need to crop off?

the answers to my original questions so far seem to be:

is the orientation problem to do with the

(a)  amount of memory used on a picture?  A: Could be ( too techy for me at present)

(b)  the physical size, or shape of a picture?   A: possibly size but not shape

(c)  the  size of a picture in terms of pixels used?    A: Could be

(d) the original orientation of the picture:landscape or portrait.   A: seems Not

I hope this will help someone else -  including me next time!

 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:22

Q: is the orientation problem to do with: (d) the original orientation of the picture:landscape or portrait. Lets see:

Portrait original:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24916.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

The first one went sideways before saving, but went upright after saving, but before submitting.

Landscape original:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24917.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 This one also went upside down just before saving but went upright after saving but before submitting.

now lets see what happens on submitting...

 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:03

Trying after cropping and constraining (ouch!)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24915.jpg?width=318&height=242&mode=max

 

 Note: above is a detail of earlier pic and everything remained upright from start to finish 

Q: is the orientation problem to do with the

(a)  amount of memory used on a picture?

(b)  the physical size, or shape of a picture?

(c)  the  size of a picture in terms of pixels used? (or is this the same as (a)?

(d) the original orientation of the picture:landscape or portrait?

 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 12:55

Nope again

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24912.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 Inverted photo in library before using the tree icon - still doesn't work.

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 12:54

2nd test

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24910.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24911.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 12:51

Nope

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