MacBook Pro HELP!

MacBook Pro HELP!

16 posts
20 Nov 2012
I have a new macbook pro and am having a few difficulties uploading photos. I am not very good with technology and don't know the correct terms so please excuse my ignorance...

When I try to upload a photo I click on find file, this sends my laptop into a frenzy where the coloured circle thing spins round like mad and then safari freezes and I have to force quit the programme. No matter how many times I reopen safari and try again it just does the same thing. I can upload pictures to facebook so I don't understand why this is happening. If anyone could help I would be hugely grateful!!

Thanks

Nicole

Posted 21 Nov 2012
Watching this one, I have the same problems with facebook and uploading images!

Posted 21 Nov 2012
HowardJ
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HowardJ
Google is your friend

Posted 21 Nov 2012
wasper
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wasper
nicoleeee
I have a new macbook pro and am having a few difficulties uploading photos. I am not very good with technology and don't know the correct terms so please excuse my ignorance... When I try to upload a photo I click on find file, this sends my laptop into a frenzy where the coloured circle thing spins round like mad and then safari freezes and I have to force quit the programme. No matter how many times I reopen safari and try again it just does the same thing. I can upload pictures to facebook so I don't understand why this is happening. If anyone could help I would be hugely grateful!! Thanks Nicole
Download Firefox & see if its still do the same problem. If yes then take it to the Apple store & book a session with the Genius guys to give you a sound advise.
Posted 21 Nov 2012
HowardJ

Google is your friend


Is it?
I just had a quick browse and found..

This  -
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-apps-games/257896-uploading-pics-facebook.html
(not helpful)

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4105440?start=0&tstart=0
(again not helpful)

So first two - don't really tell me google is my friend
I did find another one which mentions Iphoto, I bloody hate using Iphoto.
It used to work fine for me, seems to be a recent'ish issue for me so I have trouble believing its all because I don't use Iphoto.
Or is it not connected to Iphoto at all?

Its easy to say "google is your friend" but shifting through all the shit takes longer than just asking somebody who actually has had the issue and knows how to get rid of it.


Posted 21 Nov 2012
digineil
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digineil
Where are you trying to upload the photos ?    Is it to Pure Storm or another site ?   

Posted 21 Nov 2012
digineil
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digineil
Chrissie_Red


I did find another one which mentions Iphoto, I bloody hate using Iphoto.
It used to work fine for me, seems to be a recent'ish issue for me so I have trouble believing its all because I don't use Iphoto.
Or is it not connected to Iphoto at all?





I  have been using Mac since 2005 and agree i photo is best avoided.    

Posted 21 Nov 2012
NATKINS
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NATKINS
Is all your software up to date?

Posted 21 Nov 2012
digineil

I  have been using Mac since 2005 and agree i photo is best avoided.    



Yes, I'm really not a fan of it. 
All the suggestions online I have seen however mention opening pictures in I-photo and copying them over when you are uploading.

Its strange I can't remember my uploads always being so difficult, its facebook mainly where my problem is also.
Like Nicolee mentions things freeze - when it does work you don't have any other options than to "post photos" usually there is a screen there which you can title the images and arrange but that screen doesn't come anymore.

Sounds silly but the way it seems to work for me is to know exactly where the file is I want to upload, any clicking anywhere else in the box or outside of the upload box breaks safari. Once its broken it takes a couple of minutes to actually be able to re-start again.




Posted 21 Nov 2012
andy_h
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andy_h
My Macbook does this too, it does it in Finder as well. I found that if I went into Finder, clicked View / Show View Options and unticked Browse in List View and changed the preview size to small that I didnt get the spinny wheel of doom either in Finder or in a browser

Posted 21 Nov 2012
pompeytog
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pompeytog
I hate that spinning beach ball thing with a passion.

Posted 21 Nov 2012
It's both on here and purpleport that I'm having an issue. I don't even get to select which file I want, or even get an option of where to choose the photo from, literally just clicking on "find file" sends it into a frenzy so how do you all upload photos if you have the same problem??
Posted 21 Nov 2012
ammonitecreative
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ammonitecreative
Do you mean when you are clicking 'Choose Image' it is going into a frenzy or when the choose image window drops down you click in the Search bar?

Posted 22 Nov 2012
yekim
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yekim
How many photos did you choose and how big are each photo? Sounds like you are trying to upload a lot of photos in one go.


Posted 22 Nov 2012
I haven't chosen any photos, it freezes before that point! I click upload image and then click "find file" or whatever it says (which is before it opens the window with all my photo options) and then just dies on me. I don't even get to choose where I want to pick my photo from - so I don't even think it's iphotos fault!

Posted 26 Nov 2012
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