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Web-site/Forum news / Re: Re-sizing attached image
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 11:54:37 PM »
Eduardo, Preview is free and installed on every Mac since at least 10.3(?). And it’s already paid for. ThU32:-)

Many free “photo storing” sites used to be around, but I don’t know of any now that allow “hot-syncing”.  [rolleyes2]  [banghead]
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Dear X-Air, macdengig, and WeatherCat fans of photos in forum postings,

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, macdengig!!! ThU5:-) ThU32:-) [headbang] It is maddening to me to see so many images posted here with absolute disregard from the space wasted on Stu’s servers and users workload. We are benefiting from Stu’s great software. This forum is a big bonus! The least we can do is reduce the space used on his servers.

If you want a "super deluxe" way to manage your forum pictures, there are online photo gallery services and make it easy to insert photos in forum postings.  Our own Steve Morris got me hooked on SmugMug.  It is a paid service, but it provides unlimited online storage of your photos and some really nice way to display your photos on a number of social media services.  All your photos are uploaded at full resolution, and SmugMug does the scaling for you to order.  Here is a screenshot of how you generate the BBS code to insert a photo into a forum posting:



Here is the resulting photo inserted into this forum posting:



Just copy the codes from the SmugMug window and paste it into your forum posting - done!

Flickr used to have a similar capability before they were purchased by SmugMug.  One of these days I'm going to see if that functionality has been maintained.  If so, that would be a free way to manage your photos online and have an elegant way to insert photos in forum postings.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Re: Vantage Pro2 Plus ISS Battery
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on Yesterday at 11:03:27 PM »
The life of the battery is 1-2 years. Yours is 3.5 years.  Yeah, time to change the battery.   Just do it.  If  you need some relaxing reading, here is a URL that will tell you more about that battery than you can imagine.  Don't waste  time measuring the battery voltage in or out of the unit, just replace it. You got your money's worth on that one.

      https://www.manula.com/manuals/pws/davis-kb/1/en/topic/vp2-low-battery-warnings
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New Member Introductions / Re: Bonjour/Hi! from Laval (Québec) Canada
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 02:45:23 AM »
Welcome AboaRd, macdengig!

At first I thought you might live near one of the large airports near Montreal. [blush] Then I realized it was YUL that I think used to have "Dorval" in its name. "Laval" is a quite large city according to various maps! This "welcome aboard" may be appropriate since you seem to be surrounded by (cold?) water! [lol]
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Re: Vantage Pro2 Plus ISS Battery
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 02:17:29 AM »
Did you check the voltage while it was still in the ISS?
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General Computing/Macintosh / Mail losing messages in Catalina
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 02:14:38 AM »
Apple insider is reporting that users of Mail in Catalina are losing emails. The dev of Spamsieve confirms the problem. The link below suggests it is possible, although difficult, to use a Time Machine backup despite Apple Support ‘Techs’ saying otherwise.Also read that the 15.1 ßeta is already in the hands of testers. Hopefully that will have a fix for the Mail problem.
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Web-site/Forum news / Re: Re-sizing attached image
« Last post by xairbusdriver on Yesterday at 02:04:23 AM »
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, macdengig!!! ThU5:-) ThU32:-) [headbang] It is maddening to me to see so many images posted here with absolute disregard from the space wasted on Stu’s servers and users workload. We are benefiting from Stu’s great software. This forum is a big bonus! The least we can do is reduce the space used on his servers.

It is so easy to reduce the size of an image before attaching it in any forum. You can even use Preview, for crying out loud!!! You don’t need to even download a free app!

Apparently I am the only member who does not run their browser at full screen. I suspect some images would still require the maddening need for horizontal scrolling even then.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: macOS Catalina compatibility
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on October 12, 2019, 11:58:20 PM »
My biggest angst is that my scanner program for my all in one, doesn't work and the software comapny is being a dick about it.   but I willl find a solution.

It must be Fujitsu. I have the ScanSnap S1500M, and I had to fool the printer into thinking it was a newer model last year for Mojave to work. Since it is 32 bit, and Fujitsu said they aren't updating old software, a perfectly good $400 scanner would be a door stop.

ScanSnap is my only 32 bit application, so I am testing ViewScan and ExactScan as a replacement. Expensive at around $100, but a lot cheaper than a new scanner! Good luck!

I converted my laptop to Catalina yesterday without any problems. I'll be holding off on the iMac.
   No ,  it is Brother..  Oh Brother!    I found an app PDF Scanner works with some fiddling,but it works.  The printers both work, but some developers have either let it slip by them or don't give a bunny's butt.   But the software works just fine for WC right now.
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Weather Hardware/Measurement / Re: Vantage Pro2 Plus ISS Battery
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on October 12, 2019, 11:55:05 PM »
Replace the battery.
I buy my battery at $1.50 us from Battery Junction https://www.batteryjunction.com/batteries-size-cr123a.html

Replace it now and stop being a tight wad...   I won't cry for you when it quits and you find it has leaked down on your circuit board, at night, when the most wonderful weather event is out and your station isn't working because you wanted the battery to last to the next era.

 lol(1)
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Dear macdengig and WeatherCat users who have a camera and aren't afraid to use it.

I attached a photo of my "Weather Shack" to my last post, but it came out HUGE!
I re-sized the photo but now,
It seems that one can edit the text of a post, but can you delete the attached image and put another one?

Alternatively, i can totally delete my last post and re-post it with the correct image size.
. . . .

It is a bit counter-intuitive, but all you need to do is delete the original photo that you attached and then replace it with scaled image.  Go to your posting (here is a direct link:)

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=3030.msg29365#msg29365

Click on the modify posting button which is on the right edge across from the subject.  This will bring up the same text that you entered.  Click on the Attachments and other options hotlink at the bottom of the text entry window.  That will display the existing attachments and allow to add others.  Your large image should be present at the top of the possible attachments.  There is a delete or remove button (I don't member the exact phrasing.)  Click on that to remove the image that you find objectionably large.  Once that's done, you can then attach the image that you had rescaled.  Save your changes and that should replace the large image with the one you prefer.

Let us know if that does the trick for you or not.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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