Questions on pictures

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  • #18079

    ralfiboy
    Member

    Hi,
    I have several questions regarding pictures. (And I have tried to find forum posts – but failed… ;-)).
    First of all: Is there any limit regarding the space occupied by my blog. Well, I do not plan to load up many pics, but I wouldn’t like it if I had to learn in a year or so, that I was out of space…
    Secondly: If (1) happens (or if I want to move to a privately hosted blog), I know that there is an export-option in my dashboard. Will I be able to reconstruct my blog as it was before: e.g. will the images be exported as well? Or how could one achieve this?
    Thrid and fortunately last question: When I upload my images, I sometimes run into trouble regarding the thumbnail function. E.g. if I set to “use original” and drag and drop the image in the textbox, the image size is by default set to a thumbnail-size. I remove this by clearing the size (heigth, width) parameters in the image editing box (Alt+M). And sometimes I have the impression that my thoumbnails are disappearing and are no longer shown on the blog. I so far have not been able to locate the problem. Is that a known issue?
    Well, thanks for your help – and one final statement: I like WordPress.com – you are operating a very fine service!
    Best wishes, Ralf.

    #18351

    sulz
    Member

    if i’m not wrong, thr’s 25mb of space for pictures – i’ve read that somewhere in the forum.

    #18352

    cloudsparrow
    Member

    Hey, a semi-related question here. I’ve been trying to upload an animated gif as a customised header. It can see the whole animation in the cropping stage, but only the first page when I upload it. Any ideas? Can WP read animated gifs at all and, if so, what am I doing wrong?!

    Cheers!

    #18354

    sulz
    Member

    cloudsparrow: i noticed you posted this same question in another thread. thr’s no need to do so, because eventually someone who can answer your question will only answer in one thread and not two. besides, this thread is about images and pictures in posts, not about headers.

    #18359

    cloudsparrow
    Member

    Hey, sorry about that. Was just that the other thread closed. So yeah, wasn’t sure if anyone would have read the last one or not.

    #18366

    sulz
    Member

    cloudsparrow: don’t apologise, it’s not that big a deal really but just to point out. well the latest replies in a thread are always on the top in the forum so you don’t have to worry abt being read or not, the regulars will check all threads out. hope podz has managed to solve your problem

    #18370

    cloudsparrow
    Member

    Cheers! Fingers crossed.
    (My first day in wordpress – and its a world different than blogger. oh well!)

    #18391

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Blogger is like a pit of hell. Seriously.

    #18392

    timethief
    Member

    Hear! Hear!

    #18404

    sulz
    Member

    so is this how blogging heaven looks like? =P cos i’ve nvr tried blogger before…

    #18405

    nosysnoop
    Member

    It’s like drowning in an ocean screaming for help. And the Blogger staff is on deck with life jackets teasing us while dangling it over our heads as we cry for their help. But they just laugh and giggle at our tourment.

    #18409

    sulz
    Member

    haha, someone obviously has a whopping axe to grind to a certain little blog hosting site… but that doesn’t really answer my question – is this the best blog host available on the net currently?

    anyone out thr who has experienced different blog hosts, what do you think?

    #18439

    drmike
    Member

    Sulz, it’s a tossup really and it depends on what you’re looking for. I came here for the catgories and the ability to choose more than one category at a time which most other blog hosts don’t support. Plus my background with WordPress…

    #18451

    timethief
    Member

    I totally and utterly disagree with nosy’s statement: It’s like drowning in an ocean screaming for help. And the Blogger staff is on deck with life jackets teasing us while dangling it over our heads as we cry for their help. But they just laugh and giggle at our tourment.

    <humour>It’s like drowning in an ocean screaming for help and discovering there is no staff on the ship, let alone on the deck, because they are all on the next over ship, along with all the lifejackets they took with them when they abandoned you. Moreover, you notice they’re having a prolonged happy hour clinking glasses with “the world’s most distinguished bloggers” while they watch your torment from a safe distance. </humour>

    Seriously sulz why don’t you spend some time “hanging out” in the forums of other potential places you might be interested in? You might be able to get a “feel” that way without committing yourself. Also why not do searches for blogs on other sites you’re interested in and get an over-view of what the templates, etc. are like too?

    #18468

    sulz
    Member

    drmike: i didn’t know other bloghosts don’t do categories…

    tt: i would if i wasn’t too busy blogging and forum-ing with wp! =P besides if you’ve got stg good, why venture out to see what other fishes can offer?

    #18475

    timethief
    Member

    I was being polite and helpful because it’s the WP forum way to be, but I’m glad to hear you’re staying cuz I like you little one. :D Anyway if you went to myspace you’d probably have all those young men trying to sign up as your “friends” and driving you nuts with barely literate one liners:P. Here it’s not the inane chat that counts – it’s the quality blog content that leads to quality comments, right?:)

    #18486

    sloane
    Member

    sulz: It’s like a girl. You must see if others can offer anything better =D

    #18489

    sulz
    Member

    sloane: if i look at girls that way that would make me a homosexual… sorry just not wired that way. oh dear, we’re seriously digressing.

    and unlike blogging, you can’t go back to the same girl if she knows you’re scouting elsewhere.

    #18490

    sloane
    Member

    I’ll guess you’re right :)

    #18524

    drmike
    Member

    Sulz is a girl? *chuckle* Now you know why I’m big on saying “him or her” around here.

    Some other software’s do categories. Typepad only does 2 out of the box. Blogger doesn’t do any. I forget what Moveable type does. (I only have one of those over here and, since they get support direct from Six, I don’t support it much) CMSes only normally do one as well. (ie PHPNuke, Back-end, etc.)

    *chuckle* Probably one of the reasons why spammers like WP so much. :)

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