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Mac - problems uploading pics

  1. Hi, I'm on a mac. I've tried Safari - when I hit "upload" it sits and spins. I've read the forums. I've tried both .jpg and .gif for pic format. Then I moved over to firefox. It gives me "document contains no data" error.

    Thoughts? Suggestions? Tell me what I'm missing?

    THANKS!!

  2. I've been having the same problem for several days. I was able to upload one picture, but when I tried to post a second one, right after that, I started getting the errors you describe, in Firefox and Safari.

  3. Ah. I see this has been mentioned in other threads, and details have been requested. So: The files in question are .gifs ranging in size from 12 KB to 596 KB. They have hyphens, parens, and underscores in the names, but no spaces. The file that I did successfully upload the other day contained these characters, as well. I'm trying Firefox 1.5.0.2 and Safari 2.0.3 on Mac OS 10.4.6. The ISP varies.

  4. I've tried Safari

    The issues with Safari have been discussed many times already in this forum. Safari does not support a number of features that the rest of us take for granted. (ie WYSIWYG, Flash, etc.)

    [aside]Just took a look at the Safari website. Someone please tell me that it at least supports HTML 4.01. I don't even see that.[/aside]

  5. I really need help with this. I can't upload from my mac, using the latest firefox, so I work with flickr instead. Now I have been frustrated beyond belief: I hit "blog this" in flickr and it goes to my wordpress.com blog, but appears just as a link to the image in the flickr site, not as the full large image I was wanting to see in my blog. any suggestions?

  6. generaldisarray
    Member

    Okay, I'm on a PPC Mac running Panther. I have the latest versions of Firefox and Camino, and the latest version of Safari that Apple will let me download. I cannot replicate these issues - I was able to upload a picture with each browser. But I do have some advice:

    * Don't use Safari. It's broken, not just with WordPress.com but with Blogger, Writely and a bunch of other webapps.

    * When I was testing this, sometimes I was able to upload a picture but after the upload the little file browser would disappear. In some instances I could force reload (usually cmd-shift-r) and the browser would come back. In other cases, after such a reload, the browser would not reapper, but I would have no problem uploading a picture on the second attempt.

    * Don't forget that you can always input the url of the image directly. So if you have a picture hosted on Flickr, click on your picture then select the "All sizes" button above the picture. That will take you to a page that will have your pictures static url. Then, from within WordPress.com, you can just click on the insert image icon and paste the image's url into the form.

    * Finally, if all else fails, go download Qumana, the free blog editor. I just tested it and was able to upload pictures from my hard drive to a WordPress.com post from within Qumana. The only problem I had was getting the time settings from Qumana synched with WP.com, which you'll just have to mess with. If you make a post from Qumana but it doesn't appear on your blog, go to Manage > Posts and see if it appears there. If it does, view it to make sure the picture got uploaded. If it did, then all you have to do is get the time settings right, and you can blog with Qumana from now on.

    * Alternatively, if you feel like spending a little money, I know that ecto is capable of uploading pictures to WordPress.com as well.

  7. thanks for the reply - I may just have to be patient. I have checked my archives and found that all my former images that had been uploaded from flickr are just text links now. Could this have something to do with the new wordpress.com server changes?
    If it is still this way tomorrow, I'll try again. what a pain to have to redo all those images.alas!

  8. generaldisarray
    Member

    Can you give some examples of pages that are text links now. For example, on page 2 of your blog, I see a lot of images hosted at static.flickr.com. So I'm wondering is maybe I can see the images but you cant...

    Here's an example page: http://carolsill.wordpress.com/2006/03/11/collage-mystery/

    Can you see this image? I can.

  9. Thanks for your replies, drmike and generaldisa.

    drmike: I only check things in Safari when Firefox doesn't work. Occasionally something coded for 'IE only,' such as a bank site, will work in Safari but not Firefox. This is annoying, but whatever, as long as it works.

    generaldisa: Thanks for the many tips. Force-reloading seemed to do the trick--after that, my images started uploading again, just fine. I checked out Qumana, also, but so far it hasn't done anything for me.

    Thanks again.

  10. I'm wondering about the Safari issue as well. I note that the TinyMCE people are working on the issues that they have with it.

    Other users with Firefox have reported issues as well.

    I've sent in feedback but have not heard anything back from staff here.

    Carol, I need to see an example of what you are doing and I need to know what you are using on your end. (ie Firefox has many different versions.) I do not see any of them on your blog. I do see teh example General lists above and I see the image as well in IE 6.0.2900

  11. thanks Generaldisa, I'm glad you can see that image, but I can't! hmm. what to do?
    and thanks dr.mike. I am using firefox 1.5.0.3. Just the normal blog this from flickr. I have an ibook, 10.4.6.
    does that info help at all?

  12. generaldisarray
    Member

    Well, this is just a shot in the dark, but try this:

    In Firefox, open your preferences. Then go to Content and click on the button that says Exceptions next to the Load Images check box. Is static.flickr.com listed? If so, remove it.

    Otherwise, I dunno. You could try closing Firefox, going to ~/Library/Application Support/ and wiping out the Firefox folder, then restarting Firefox.

    Can you see the image if you view your blog in Safari?

  13. Half tempted to drop a post in the AppleGeeks forum to see if I can get some help. Only Mac I have is my backup box.

  14. Thanks - Yes, I can see the images in Safari! so will try closing Firefox, etc. as you suggested. Can't do it right now but I'll let you know how it turns out.

  15. generaldisarray
    Member

    @carolsill:

    Wait -- before you delete any folders, check this first:

    In Firefox, open your preferences. Then go to Content and click on the button that says Exceptions next to the Load Images check box. Is static.flickr.com listed? If so, remove it.

    I suspect that you accidentally blocked all images from Flickr. This is an easy fix.

  16. nestumcompresto
    Member

    Hi all.

    I'm using a Mas OS 10.4.6 and to post thing up i use the

    generaldisarray method since there's flick support.
    As he said "* Don't forget that you can always input the url of the image directly. So if you have a picture hosted on Flickr, click on your picture then select the "All sizes" button above the picture. That will take you to a page that will have your pictures static url. Then, from within WordPress.com, you can just click on the insert image icon and paste the image's url into the form."

    The brower question, i'm using Camino with 1 our 2 minor issues that i manage to work around, so do you, if you try it out.
    • In Safary the rich text editor is missing.
    • In Firefox now with the recent update its better but be ware of the little "usefull" extensions you have install, they may be great to navigate the net but may be messing around when you try to post something in your blog.
    • Shiira is like Safari so forget it either way.
    • Internet explorer, in a mac? just trow that to the garbage can.

    So for me Camino works as expected.

  17. thanks for your help - I trashed the old Firefox folder and started again: everything works fine now.

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