Daylilies forum: Uploading photos to The Lily Auction

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Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Aug 3, 2012 11:00 AM CST
I'm testing my upload of images to the LIly Auction and I'm having problems. Of course my photos on my pc are all too big to upload to the Auction. So, I uploaded them to photobucket(which is taking forever and I have cable connection!!!). Then I resize them, which is taking forever again. Now, do I have to download them back to my pc at the new size and then upload them AGAIN to the auction???? Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling Can you tell that I'm not a patient person and WHY am I paying $80 a month for something so darned SLOW!!!!

Next question, is there a better more resonable way to do this. Please please pleaaaaaaase help. I'll owe you my next born child for this help, of course, if I have a next born child at age 59, I'll just move in with you and leave the child to dear hubby!!!
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Aug 3, 2012 12:53 PM CST
When you double click on your picture do you have a photo editor that pops up -- something standard like Microsoft Office Picture Manager? Cause you can resize pics within these editors. That way you dont have to upload to photobucket first.

Else - yes usually you will have to download back to your pc at new size and then upload to daylily auction.

Also I dont want any more kids -- but a daylily fan is nice -- LOL!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

(just kidding!!!)
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
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monalisa18
Aug 3, 2012 12:58 PM CST
I swear, with modern technology this process is ridiculous! I'm not knocking the Auction but there has got to be a better way. At the rate I'm doing this process it will take an hour to do just one photo. YUCK!

Thanks Christine, if I don't start selling soon, I'll be sending out some of my plants to just get rid of them. I'm a little disappointed that the process for loading the pictures is so difficult. Oh well, I'll get with the program and give it a try.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Aug 3, 2012 1:07 PM CST
All I do is right click my photo and then click edit, I resize to usually 450 top # and then the other # automatically resizes.
I don't know why you would have to load to photobucket first to edit when most computers come standard with a basic editor.

Yes it can be a pain to have to resize photos before posting on auction but their system can only allow under 99 kb (or mb or whatever it is).
Once you have the photos resized and saved you won't have to do it again. Also, once you post something to the auction when you want to relist it you just click quick list or another option and all the info and photo is still there. After 2 months you will have to reload a photo if you still have more of it to list though.

Once you get the hang of the auction it gets easier.
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Aug 3, 2012 1:09 PM CST
Yeah -- when I dow load pics from my camera, they are usually 7 meg (which is big). So if I am going to use them via a post or send them via email, I reduce them in size... that process is easy -- just a couple clicks. I also think depending on your camera, you can change the size on your camera. If you use a digital camera and save the pic as a RAW pic - these can get up to 15 meg.

Hope this helps!! Welcome!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Aug 3, 2012 1:10 PM CST
Michelle - do you sell on the lily auction too? If so what is your name on there? Confused
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
Daylilies Dog Lover
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monalisa18
Aug 3, 2012 1:15 PM CST
She does and she's wonderful!!! "tink3472" but be careful, you will spend way tooooooo much money because she has soooooooo many wonderful plants and seeds and great prices. We have many members on here that sell on the Auction and Ebay and they may have other sourses but that's all I know of.

Thanks Michele for the info. I'll check my pc to see if it has an editor.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Aug 3, 2012 1:22 PM CST
LOL!!! I have a couple that I knew about but missed our beloved tink in the mix!! Ekkksss!! Cant wait to see yours too!! Thumbs up
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Ann
TN
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Ponds
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farmerbell
Aug 3, 2012 1:30 PM CST
There are several from here selling seeds on the Lily Auction right now:

Dot (ladylovingdove)
Michele (tink3472)
Leslie (Lalambchop)
Ann (farmerbell)

Cindy (hemlady) usually sells seeds a little later.

Debra (shive1) on here usually sells some too but I think she has a different user name on the LA.

Pretty soon Mona will be selling (monalisa) if she gets her photos resized. Mona I just keep a folder on my computer where I save all the resized photos I use on the Lily Auction. Next year you will still have the resized photos and you will only need to add your new daylilies.
Ann (farmerbell); TN
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Aug 3, 2012 1:31 PM CST
Mona,

Yes it is time consuming to resize your photos, but you don't have to do them all, just the ones you want to use on there. I have a special folder that I keep my "Lilyauction pics" in. also Mona just use the HYBRIDIZERS pictures, everyone else does, they don't care. And theirs are already resized for their websites. Besides by using their pictures, then they don't have any unflattering photos of their beautiful daylilies being posted. Thats WAY too easy for me.

Dot
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Aug 3, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Ann (Farmerbell) - thanks so much for the added names... I had a couple you mentioned above and of course Fred (Spunky1).... I also buy from Mary Jane Meadows "Bubbles" and get hers!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Aug 3, 2012 3:09 PM CST
Thanks Ann for mentioning me. I thought I should mention that I sell under the name of Lighthousegal on LA and yes I do sell a little later, either September or October. I should be starting to sell some plants soon though for late August shipment and September shipment.
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Name: Ann
TN
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Ponds
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farmerbell
Aug 3, 2012 3:13 PM CST
Thanks, Cindy. I forgot that you have another user name on the auction. I'll watch for your seed offerings. I like to keep up with how my friends are doing. Big Grin
Ann (farmerbell); TN
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Aug 3, 2012 3:16 PM CST
Thanks Ann. I always watch your auctions too. I got Get Jiggy from you and I love it. This year it was the best its looked.
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: United States of America Pollen collector Dragonflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida
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tink3472
Aug 3, 2012 4:22 PM CST
Yep, I have mostly seeds listed now with a few daylilies but in the next month or so I will be listing more daylilies. I'm fixing to be buuusssssyyyy dividing. Does it ever end?? I wouldn't change it for anything nodding
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Aug 3, 2012 4:24 PM CST
There's always something to do in the garden. Smiling
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Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
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monalisa18
Aug 3, 2012 10:24 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Dot has saved my life!!!!! She and I talked tonight and she told me about a program called "XnView" for windows. It's a free program that I was able to download. So far, it's fantastic to resize photos on MY pc and I don't have to do the upload,resize,download, upload that takes forever!!!! Wonderful, oh, can you tell I'm now happy Thumbs up Smiling Hurray! I just knew they had to be a betterr way. I'm going to give the link I finally found to use. i did have a few setbacks because I loaded the software from the wrong site and they gave me a bunch of software that I did not want. Had to unload, but even then, it only took a few minutes. Once I hit the right site, it only took about 5 mintues to be up and discovering the way to resize my photos. It's really simple if you are just a little familiar with photo software. I haven't tried anything but the resizing options so I can't say about the other function, yet.

Here's the link:
http://www.xnview.com/en/download.html

If you have any problems, I will help with what I know. I'm gone for the night, it's been along day and I'm poooooooped! See ya'll tomorrow. Blessings, Mona
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Aug 4, 2012 4:05 AM CST
Glad to see you have solved your problem, nothing like computers when your trying to do something and just can't get there from here. I know most here are self taught like myself and at times its been he--, you know its in there but just can't get it out. Lots of good help on this site.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Aug 4, 2012 4:31 PM CST
Way to go DOT!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Lilies Pollen collector Container Gardener Butterflies Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Daylilies Irises Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Ladylovingdove
Aug 4, 2012 7:26 PM CST
I am so happy I was able to help you Mona. I know what it is like to be frustrated with computer problems. That is a program that my computer guru (repairman) downloaded for me, just to resize my pictures, and it was free.

Dot

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