The New Image Upload

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  • #1084101

    twelveby12
    Member

    Apologies if this is elsewhere or in the wrong place, I’ve so far been very happy with wordpress and never had to raise an issue.

    In short, is there a way to edit photos as they are uploaded onto the blog, specifically cropping, as there used to be. Now it seems I have to upload, go to Media Library, edit there, and then go back and insert, whereas before I had one box… upload image, crop, insert.

    The image positioning seems to have gone to pot as well, but I can work round that, but part of the appeal of wp is (was) the seamless manner in which you could insert images into posts, and right now I seem to have lost that.

    Thanks in advance
    Robin

    The blog I need help with is twelveby12.wordpress.com.

    #1084233

    timethief
    Member

    Change have been made. There are several threads on the front page of the forum re: the changes. Here’s a link to one of them https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/new-media-upgrade-has-major-flaws-wordpress-support-please?replies=14

    #1084235

    twelveby12
    Member

    Thanks for the response, but I have absolutely no idea about the technicalities of any of what is posted in that thread (as an example). I don’t bother with title fields, alternate text etc, I simply want to be able to upload my images in a swift manner, and crop them down to size when I am doing so. I often take the photo on my phone, plug it in and upload it to the blog, and I don’t see why I should have to go through numerous different screens to do so.

    You said changes have been made… any hints as to where those changes are and if they will actually help me and presumably numerous other users as well?

    RM

    #1084251

    timethief
    Member
    #1084279

    twelveby12
    Member

    Hey, yeah, I’ve read that repeatedly, but it doesn’t actually do anything to guide through the problems.

    It would appear that any edits like this are now to be made through the frustratingly long “media library” route, which is poor to say the least. Seamless media editing this is not. I’m about to be redoing my blog and was on the verge of both opting for a domain name and a url forwarding subscription, I now find myself asking if this is the host for me as if I am uploading multiple images onto a post, suprisingly enough I want to see how they look quickly and as I am doing it, not have to upload, go to a new screen, click numerous buttons and then return.

    Poor show, wordpress, poor show.

    RM

    #1084281

    twelveby12
    Member

    tt… thanks for trying to help.

    :D

    #1084283

    timethief
    Member

    I’m remaining mute as last night I experienced the changes to image handling and after swearing, which I rarely do, I decided to bite my tongue. If you want Staff to hear you then you will have to post into one of those threads.

    #1084389

    twelveby12
    Member

    Seems fair TT, but I will continue to comment until someone actually takes the time to respond to the needs of the customer base. Precisely how do WP staff expect me to spend money on developing my blog (regardless of amount) if they are destroying the functionality of handling media insertions, while claiming it is amazing at the same time.

    To the Staff… will there be a change to combine the old with the new? I refuse to believe it is that difficult to to have those basic tools in the image upload edit section.

    There’s an old saying.. it it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    RM

    #1084494

    kathrinjapan
    Member

    What the heck happened?!
    One minute everything was fine and uploading images was a breeze. Now I can’t get the images to my posts! Please let me know if this is going to be rectified because honestly, I can’t figure it out.
    k
    http://lostinrelocation.com

    #1084495

    justjennifer
    Moderator
    #1084496

    I agree @twelveby12. It wasn’t broke… Now I’m frustrated, like you are. Can’t add images. Many more steps. Not good.

    #1084497

    kathrinjapan
    Member

    I just figured it out. It does take extra steps but you can still load. Compared to the way it was though, it’s crappy.

    Go to the leftside menu
    Go to the Media tab
    Highlight Add New
    It should look familiar now.

    I just hope this “update” didn’t screw up images in previous posts.
    k
    http://lostinrelocation

    #1084498

    @kathrininjapan – that worked! Wow! Thanks. Clunky and time-consuming but at least I’m not blocked.

    #1084499

    kathrinjapan
    Member

    The Resistance must stick together!!!

    #1084500

    LOL! Yes. Safety in numbers ;)

    #1084501

    justpi
    Member

    Sorry but I don’t see where the so many extra steps are. To upload an image from your computer and insert it to a post, you click the Add Media tool of the post editor, as before, you click to select from your computer or drag and drop from your desktop, as before, once it’s uploaded you select alignment, size and link options, as before, and you click “Insert into Post”, as before.

    #1084502

    afreestyler
    Member

    All very confusing.. I thought it simply gave you more options.. I was blogging at the time of the change, and to get the ‘older’ media box up you just have to double click the image once inserted.

    I quite like the flexibility of more choice in how you work with the image, and the cropping more exact also!

    Thanks wordpress!! :)

    #1084503

    twelveby12
    Member

    justpi… you’re totally missing the point. the crop function used to be available in the upload box as you placed it on the post, now you have to upload it to media library, crop it there (NOT resize it, crop it, there’s a difference!) and save it. Then you go to the post and select the media, size of image etc.

    Previously, I could decide what I wanted to insert as I went, now I either have to decide which images are being placed before, or go back and forth between two tabs while I am posting.

    There also seems to be an issue with resizing images “in post” ie when you post an image and reduce it within the post, as it stays at orginal size when you post, despite looking reduced on the preview screen.

    Of course, as no one from WP seems willing to answer/fix/acknowledge that there is an issue then I doubt it’s going to change.

    I get that change happens, but seriously.. when it makes the users life more difficult then I don’t see the point… the users make wordpress what it is …

    RM

    #1084504

    justpi
    Member

    @twelveby12:
    a) Sorry for the confusion: I didn’t reply to you, I replied to kathrinjapan and jeanofalltrades, who said that they couldn’t add images to their posts and that the way the found takes many more steps.
    b) I don’t recall what you’re saying about the crop function (the support docs have always said that for cropping you go to Media Library). But maybe I’m wrong, as I’ve never relied on WP for image surgery.

    #1084505

    twelveby12
    Member

    ah sorry, my fault. yeah, there was a neat wee quick crop button (as there still is in the media library) on the image upload screen prior to this upgrade. the new roundabout way is a nightmare to use when you put multiple images in posts. im working round it, but it now takes twice as long to post than before, which is not handy. argh!

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