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Offline hilltopgrange

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Re: problem uploading pics
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2012, 05:03:05 pm »
Bingo! I coverted them to png and then back to jpg and it worked.
Thanks for the help

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Re: problem uploading pics
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 04:59:38 am »
After some investigation into this, I and others on the IRC found that certain camera insert exif data improperly.
The forum software searches for a number of things such as embedded text in incorrect places, to ensure security   and prevent a broad range of troubles that may be caused by invalid/improperly formatted pictures.

One such thing it looks for is text hiding within an image.
This has been used for nefarious purposes in the past, causing legal problems for a number very popular web sites.
In the above case I think that filter was what flagged the images since the exif data was incorrectly formatted, creating the error.

Re compressing the file or changing its format as posted earlier should fix the problem. Removing the exif data does not, as the data in question is not seen as correct exif data by more programs.

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