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18 March 2008 @ 04:58 pm
Scrapbook picture size  
What exactly is the point of having 10 GB storage in scrapbook? When I post a photo from there it is only 320x240 and it links to a gallery photo that is also not near full-size. I'd like a larger picture to post in my journal and for the Gallery photos to be larger also. Otherwise what is the point? It would make better sense to keep my photos stored on Flickr, photobucket, or Picasa and pay for the bandwidth.
How do you use your storage and do you think we can improve things on photo posting size?
 
 
 
Maemaetang on March 18th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
One of the few good uses I can find for Scrapbook is being able to have pictures hosted which are Friends Only to view, and which I can then add to Friends Only posts. Otherwise I just use Flickr.
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Thaliadarththalia on March 18th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Are you sure you're not resizing the photos as you upload them, or something? this photo, for instance, is 800x600. I didn't think there were restrictions on how large photos uploaded to Scrapbook could be.
The Tower of the Otherworldcaersidi on March 18th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Just remove the coding that makes it small when you post it. Then will be the size you wish.
Annamergina on March 18th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
I've posted photos larger than 320x240.

I have an entire gallery of photos from scotland that are 1200x1600.

Now, the gallery preview is smaller (see here) but if you click through that, you get to the actual picture here.

You can post larger pictures by clicking though to the original picture and using the img src html tag.
Jessosyntheticjesso on March 18th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
This is what I do.
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WeHo M.afrocurl on March 18th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
When I post my picture via scrapbook, the versions on my LJ are 320x240, but the links allow anyone to see the full version.
Schneelockeschnee on March 18th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
I don't use Scrapbook at all. I've got some old pictures in there, but these days, I use Flickr for everything - when you've got a Pro account on Flickr, it really beats the living daylights out of EVERY other photo hosting site (except possibly for Flickr clones, but those obviously can't hold a real candle to it, either).

Scrapbook, as far as I'm concerned, is useless. :)
qfemaleqfemale on March 18th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'd gladly give you my ProFlickr account if I get your ScrapBook. I can't stand Flickr anymore after 3 years *lol*
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Tim: Cameraspodlife on March 18th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Do your friends really want to be subjected to 3000x2000 or larger on their friends page? Let them explore to the size they are comfortable with by clicking through. One click to the page in the gallery, another to the largest size, and one more to zoom in Firefox. If you know your HTML you could post the near-full size photo linking straight to the natural size.

I use a combination of self-hosting (best logs of people seeing my photos), Scrapbook (best access control to allow different groups of friends to see different photos), and Flickr (which has the best tagging system of the three) for my photos.
qfemaleqfemale on March 18th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
>>Do your friends really want to be subjected to 3000x2000 or larger on their friends page?

Image Placeholders FTW! ;-p
keep it darksnidegrrl on March 18th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
I stopped using it; in addition to the Flickr reason there is the fact that I loathe the upload interface.
qfemaleqfemale on March 18th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
You know there are several programs that can upload images to ScrapBook and even give you complete html for the images?
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Klara: Posing with book (Lecturing)mummimamma on March 18th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
If you post using the web interface, and use the post-photo link, it automatically resizes your photos to 320x240. If you use another posting method (I use Semagic or Deepest sender, depending on which computer I am on), or handcode your picture links you can have them any size you want.
Like in my latest post
Mehitabel Moody Moss: Rubber Soulmehitabelmmoss on March 18th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
I used to use Deepest Sender sometimes but I think it is broken by Leopard.
qfemaleqfemale on March 18th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
ScrapBook is complicated. But as people have told you already, you are just not using the right URL of the photo you uploaded.

There are several URLs for each picture you upload.

Let's take a picture for example.

http://pics.livejournal.com/qfemale/pic/005pa292 - original picture
http://pics.livejournal.com/qfemale/pic/005pa292/g292 - gallery view
http://pics.livejournal.com/qfemale/pic/005pa292/ - gallery view without links
http://pics.livejournal.com/qfemale/pic/005pa292/t9678z - regular preview
http://pics.livejournal.com/qfemale/pic/005pa292/s320x240 - 320x240 preview
http://pics.livejournal.com/qfemale/pic/005pa292/s640x480 - 640x480 preview

There is one more, a black and white thumbnail, but I don't know that url by heart.
You can do that with all images you upload to your ScrapBook, the only restriction LJ places is that no file can be larger than 30MB.

There is a whole lot you can do with it, once you have figured it all out. If you need more tips, feel free to join scrapbook_users.
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Mehitabel Moody Moss: wags and stormmehitabelmmoss on March 18th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks all-
I will play w/ the HTML - but I think it should be simpler. If LJ is charging for 10 GB of space, shouldn't it be useful?
And uploading! Also barely worth the effort. Not to mention there being no really good uploaders for the Mac (or Windows either?)
!0 GB of permanent storage sounds great - but in practice it is not that great a feature.

On the other hand - I bet they'd sell more if they made it better......
Cytherea: Tech Supportnightsinger on March 18th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
I think it should be simpler.

File a support request, then.

Also, perm accounts don't go on sale regularly, so I don't think the "Sales" angle is too useful for them on this. IIRC, perm members get more space than regular paid users anyway.
(no subject) - mehitabelmmoss on March 18th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
qfemaleqfemale on March 18th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
>>How do you use your storage

Oh and to reply to that...
Well I started scanning old family pictures back from 1940 up to today and am hosting them there. It takes up the biggest part of my storage space. The rest is icons I made, some other art (like wallpapers or banners), some images used for LJ layouts and the other random images I post in my entries.
Topher: Computer Frustrationsideband on March 18th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
I store my photos at home on my webserver (on a RAID-6 array, no less), so I know where they're at, and who's looking at them when..

So.. I don't use it at all.. But I'm too big a geek for my own good.
Stefano `Steve` Ferrari: Computer Catjojofc on March 18th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
I own my pay-site but I have to renew it every year, so I am doubling the image contents to scrapbook as well amd almost 2Gb have been used up to now. I expect to make a good use of the 10Gb scrapbook in the next six years or so :) ...even if my website expires.
Kensteelbrassnwood on March 18th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Well for one thing you could provide an updated plugin for iPhoto. I used to post pictures to LJ pretty often but since the plugin broke when iPhoto 8 was released, I haven't been able to do so. I post all my photos to Flickr, but LJ used to provide a pretty easy way to do a multi-photo post. (It would also be nice if the comments and titles from iPhoto were picked up by the plugin.)

But overall, the answer to "what is the point" is often, when it comes to LJ, "So far as I can tell, there isn't one."