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I thought I was pretty net saavy. I code my own websites, and am fairly familiar with LJ. And yet, I was completely lost with the photo service.

I managed to upload pictures. That was easy. No problem.

But then I tried to figure out how to post the pictures.

From skimming previous posts here, I was under the assumption that there was a button or option or something, but I couldn't find anything like that. Finally, I just went to the "View Your Pictures" option, and clicked on a photo until I got to the full sized picture, then copy/pasted the URL. This can't possibly be the intended method of using the program but it's the only way I could figure out to do it.

I also must second someone else's complaint about the file names changing. The random number/letter combinations make it really hard to tell what's what when just looking at filenames.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all the hard work ya'll are doing and I think this is great. I'm really glad it's getting tested to high-heaven before it goes "live".
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Date:July 24th, 2004 11:45 pm (UTC)
Go to pics.livejournal.com, select Manage -> Galleries. Then select a gallery to manage (via the "Edit" link). Then select Pictures. Then you can select a number of pics and click "post selected to gallery".

Simple, eh? :P

It's hard to find, and I can never remember where it is. This will get a lot better once we've got some documentation and the UI gets cleaned up some more.
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Date:July 25th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
Ah hah!!

Thanks :)

Ok, then I would amend my feedback to ask that that be a *lot* more intuitive to use.
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Date:July 25th, 2004 02:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for that, I'd been wondering too :)

And yeah, needs to be a lot more intuitive
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Date:August 1st, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC)


I had NO clue how to post, very poor UI design.
Date:August 6th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
i feel like i'm missing something here. i understand how to post to galleries.. but what if you just want to post to your actual journal?
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Date:July 25th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
I'd say it's intuitive to some and not to others. I don't have much experience with this type of thing but figured it out quickly - maybe because the setup was similar to something else I've tried? Regardless, what's needed here are clear, simple instructions or Help screens. It can't be intuitive to everyone!

The thing about testing is that you need to try everything - click on each link to try to figure out what it does. Experiment!
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