311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

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311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by ted heaton » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:40 pm

311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures. Solution

A few months ago I wanted to use my Android phone ( Motorola G6) to post pictures to the forum.
It takes much better pictures than my point and shoot camera.
When I used the "attachments" and "add files" steps at the bottom of the reply page the picture would not load and gives this message

ERROR
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct.

My Moto G6 Android pictures can be posted to all other sites I use.
Steve Allen and others looked into this and we tried many options to massage the pictures but nothing would work.
The hosting software is not finding some picture parameters it wants.
I am not sure if others have had this problem. (guess I should have an iPhone! :lol: :lol: )
I went back to using my camera.
Recently I downloaded about 15 camera apps and tested each one. All but one had the same problem!

Simple Camera works.!
If you have the same problem try this phone camera app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ols.camera

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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by datsun65 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:18 am

I use the exact same phone (Moto G6, Play). I haven't seen the same issue, but good info to know.
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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by ted heaton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:58 am

datsun65 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:18 am
I use the exact same phone (Moto G6, Play). I haven't seen the same issue, but good info to know.
Dan, thanks for the input.
Maybe the problem is just related to my basic G6 model. You have the "deluxe" :D PLAY version.

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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by datsun65 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:55 am

The issue I've seen with the Moto G6 camera and 311s.org is the size of the Photos is above the 2MB limit. Assuming this isn't unique to only the Moto G6. But, on the Moto G6 I haven't seen a "Low resolution" feature that takes smaller size .jpgs
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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by datsun65 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:56 am

Testing Camera Moto G6
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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by S Allen » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:00 pm

Thanks Ted for pursuing the matter doggedly. I should have known the gas cap cop was still investigating. I will make this a sticky.

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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by GeoffM » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:18 pm

Ted, did you try rebooting?
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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by MattC » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:12 pm

I need to jump through a couple hoops with my iPhone to get the pics onto the site. I Get the pic into editing mode, then take a screenshot of the pic while it takes up less real estate on my screen. Then I crop that screenshot to get rid of any borders/unwanted space and save that to my photo folder. That usually gets me down to about 1MB per pic.
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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by Crapover » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:40 pm

I had to use the app lit photo to compress the photos small enough to post.

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Re: 311s phpBB3 software not recognizing my Android phone pictures

Post by Curtis » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:59 am

I download the photo to my computer, resize it and it loads fine. I use a high resolution on the phone which exceeds the forum size limit. Easy since I never load more than 2 or 3 photos.
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