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Uploading pictures made inconvinient

  1. I have been using WordPress for a period and one factor i realised was the inconvinience of posting pictures. Having to upload many at once is not a problem but posting it does annoys me. Having to click Pictures, Media Library, browse to the numbered page, Show, Insert into post is very much of a hassle. I use the WordPress Image Uploader when my other photo hosting sites crash. I hope it can be resolved since using the Gallery Photos on my layout don't seem very flattering.

    Anyone sharing the same sentiments as me?

    The blog I need help with is dessoustout.wordpress.com.

  2. Are you saying something has changed for you recently?

  3. Nope. It hasn't.

  4. dessoustout

    Not entirely sure what you're problem is, having had a look at your blog. What, exactly, are you trying to do, or think you should be able to do? Because it looks fine to me.

  5. I somewhat share dessoustout's sentiments. Uploading batches of photos is not a problem. The "inconvenient" part is going through a number of steps to individually post "image067.jpg" for example (let's pretend she uploaded "image001.jpg" to "image100.jpg"). To get to "image067.jpg" she would have to do the following:

    - She clicks on "Add An Image"
    - She clicks on "Media Library" tab
    - She will have to click on "Page 3" as "Page 4 to Second-to-last Page" are hidden by ellipses (...)
    - She will then have to click on "Page 5" just so "Page 6" shows up. Based on the chronological order of the images (groups of 10), the image she needs ("image067.jpg") is on "Page 6"
    - She then clicks on "Show" and does any edits she wants then clicks on "Insert Into Post"

    This is me assuming that she's using "Flash Uploader" and not "Browser Uploader" (I don't want to change my uploader from Flash to Browser as when I did that last time, I couldn't revert back to Flash; it eventually reverted when there was a WordPress upgrade).

    Anyway, dessoustout, if you are using the "Flash Uploader," a quicker way to get to the image that you need is by typing in the "image file name" on the "Media Library" tab's "Search Media" search engine. So, just type in "image067.jpg" and it should bring you there right away.

    However, if I'm understanding dessoustout correctly, this whole procedure is a hassle and very inconvenient. As I also post a lot of photos, I can see where she is coming from. If there is a better way to streamline adding a photo from a recently-uploaded batch of images, then that would be very exciting upgrade, for sure.

  6. Yes, bearmythology! Thank you for further explanation and the tip! It will sure help me slightly but it would be best if WordPress have a better uploading system in the next upgrade. For now, relying on other photo hosting sites would be the best convinient option.

  7. While I share the sentiments I don't see any other way it could be done. And the number of pages you have to wade through to find your image can easily be adjusted with the screen options, making the Media Library list 100 or 200 or whatever items per page. That would at least cut down the search time. Optimally it should be possible to upload images to a draft post, and then, when you write the post, recall them one by one from the Gallery tab; unfortunately the Gallery tab only allows bulk insertion.

  8. I find that using the Search narrows it down to two or three choices at max. Oddly, the image search works really well, while the forum search does not.

  9. A suggestion would be to have another "visual icon button" near the "Add An Image" button, or a completely separate set of buttons that deal with "recently-uploaded" media files.

    For example, have a button called "Add Existing Images." (There can be two buttons: One button that would show all of the images that were uploaded from the current post; the other button would show all of the images in the blog.)

    When a user clicks on this, a Windows Explorer-like window shows up and lists all of the images. The user also can choose a default setting from "List," "Details," or "Thumbnails." In this way, the user is will not have instant access to the image(s) he/she needs.

    Also, I made image(s) plural as well, because the user should be able to select more than one photo (as to expedite the image posting process).

    As the blogging world gets bigger and bigger, WordPress should pay attention to concerns that dessoustout would bring up because such concerns are valid points. There should</stong> be easier ways to insert uploaded images. I mean, why go through the "Add An Image" process when you have already added the image in the first place?

    Anyhow, that's my suggestion. ^_^

  10. And there should also be an easier way to add HTML tags on the comments section as well in the WordPress Forums! Lols.

  11. I also wish there was an edit function:

    PREVIOUS: When a user clicks on this, a Windows Explorer-like window shows up and lists all of the images. The user also can choose a default setting from "List," "Details," or "Thumbnails." In this way, the user is will not have instant access to the image(s) he/she needs.

    CORRECTION: When a user clicks on this, a Windows Explorer-like window shows up and lists all of the images. The user also can choose a default setting from "List," "Details," or "Thumbnails." In this way, the user will have instant access to the image(s) he/she needs. In this way, the user is not set back by clicking through the page links (photos are listed in groups of 10) or having to go to the search bar to find a specific image.

  12. @husdal: We have the same complaint. Re: "While I share the sentiments I don't see any other way it could be done", well, take a look at Facebook - selecting, tagging, etc. are much, much easier. While the formal intent of the photo batches on Facebook (as albums) is different than a blog post, the result (the ability to communicate many photos in a cohesive manner, with metadata) to a recipient is much the same - at least as far as my wife is concerned with respect to our family blog.

  13. I am a photographer and I normally upload many photos to my posts. I have also recently taken a liking to add photo captions to the pictures (you can imagine just how involved all this can add up to for just one post). Because I love WP blogs so much I put up with the inconveniences for a couple of years and hope that someday the team will give up something better.

    I think that time has come and I recently came across some forum discussion threads that could work in tandem to make upload a lot painless.

    I was exploring the use of the Posting by Email feature but it was limited to just one photo per email. Now, they have implemented the [nogallery] shortcode which I think should work very well. I say should because I have not tried it out and don't plan to send test images to confirm it. I'll wait till my next big post to do so.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/post-by-email-has-potential-to-be-great

    p.s. before you can post by email, you'll need to follow instructions to Enable the feature.

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