A question about posting pictures.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by johnmilton, May 26, 2020.

  1. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Usually when I post pictures, the upload responds with only the word names for the photo files. Now and then I get thumbnail photos which are so much easier to use. I can’t detect what settings to use to get the thumbnails.

    Does anyone know what the trick is?
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  3. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I'm not sure but I believe it defaults to thumbnails and you have to select full size. I hate thumbnails because I can't see them unless I open them up in a new tab, and then use ctrl+ several times so I can hopefully see what I am looking at. Then I have to go back, reset size so I can find the next thumbnail and go through the whole process over again. For this reason I often skip threads where the OP has used thumbnails. especially if they have used a LOT of them. (And sometimes when you open the thumbnail in a new tab, the image is the same size as the thumbnail!.)
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I am not talking about viewing pictures that are part of a post. I am talking about selecting the photos that are connected with the post. How do you get to thumbnail mode, instead of the flie names, to select those.
  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Do you mean that most of the time it is like this:

    But you want this:

    If so, you need to do the following (if on a desktop/laptop computer):
    After clicking upload and getting to the needed folder:
    ~right click on your mouse
    ~navigate towards "view"
    ~and then select "Large icons" or "Extra large icons"
  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    John.... I select a photo from my phone or computer data files and attach it. It always defaults to the thumbnail you see below. It is only after I select “Full Image” that the photo shows in the thread as a full size photo.

    Attached Files:

  7. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The right click on the mouse worked the first time. Let’s see if it continues.
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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    If I understand correctly you're talking about your computer settings. Go to whatever folder/s you have your pics stored in and select View. That's where you can permanently change how the pics show up on your computer for selection.
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