Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3884 times:
The big problem here is this: You select a picture you want to upload and you arrive at page number 2. There you decide you want to ditch it. You can just close the screen, go back 2 pages or whatever.
That will solve it for you, but A.net still has that image on its server, and it stays there for a LONG time. Now if there was a button that takes you back to the first page, but at the same time deletes that wrong image, A.net servers would have less space abuse.
INNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3843 times:
A good idea IMO would be a feature that shows you exactly the images you have in the Q when you are on the "Check your photo stats" site!
It sometimes happen ( at least to me ) that I upload an image, and some days after that I don't think it is worth getting in the database, no matter why. So a button to delete the image(s) from the photo stats site would be very useful... and would maybe bring down the Q
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3828 times:
Why would you go through all of the effort of getting to page two only to change your mind on uploading a photo? I really don't get it! Why would you even bother to enter in all the info, select the image, and proceed to the second page if you think the photo is marginal or for some other reason you don't want it uploaded?
Now we're starting to see why there's the upload limit. If people are uploading everything without much thought (I think the term is "card-dumping"), that chokes up the queue with photos that even the photographer himself (or HERself) knows is marginal. Then we all have to wait a few more days to get our decent shots uploaded.
Personally, I have a folder in my computer that I call "airliners.net uploads". As I edit my photos, I drag them into that folder and they sit there until I upload them. Right before I sit down to upload, I'll go through the folder, view each photo in Internet Explorer, and critique it. If it passes, it stays in that folder. If not, it gets deleted and I start over from the RAW image. Once I upload a particular file, I'll drag it into my "Uploaded" folder. Simple.
And Florian, your idea is awesome, I wish airliners.net had that feature! I upload to railpictures.net (see http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?name=AndrewUber), and they do have that feature. But even there - once it's in the queue, it's going to be screened - there's no backing out!
The moral of the story is - make sure you're uploading good quality photos. If you're not absolutely sure - do all of us a favor and don't waste the screeners time.