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How to post an image and issues with iphone HEIC images which are not compatible with the forum

Kenny Andrew

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Go to the thread you would like to reply to, click reply. You will see a box called "More reply Options" just below where you type your message. Click on this and then click the box called "Browse" your saved pictures folder from your computer will appear on the screen. Click on the picture you want to open and it will be added to your message. Finally click on the upload button to the right of the browse button. Then click post reply and your post will have an image on it. Please make sure images are not too big, best size is 800 x 800 if bigger than this, you may have trouble up loading them and will need to resize them. 

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The forum will not support HEIC images which are storage-efficient, but many devices aren't compatible with them. Here's how to share Jpegs from your iPhone instead. HEIC images - a format Apple has used on its iPhones since 2017 - have many advantages over the Jpegs they replaced, but they have downsides too. Jpegs are compatible with a wider range of systems, and are more familiar to most people, and for this reason many of us would prefer to share our photos with family and friends in this format. 

You can convert a HEIC to a Jpeg manually, and on a case-by-case basis, using software, but it's easier to change a few settings on your iPhone. Tell iOS to share Jpegs instead of HEICs. The simplest approach is keep on shooting HEICs - which take up less storage - but to get iOS to convert them on the fly to Jpegs whenever sharing them. 

Open the Settings app and tap Photos. Scroll down to the bottom option, headed 'Transfer to Mac or PC'.

You can choose either Automatic or Keep Originals. If you choose Automatic, iOS will convert to a compatible format, ie Jpeg. Keep Originals will share HEIC files regardless of compatibility.

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