Hi again - having (finally caved in and bought the cheapest iPad mini I could find uniquely for the purpose of testing Moodle stuff including PoodLL) I am still very new to Apple functions so apologies in advance. When I used the snapshot feature in PoodLL anywhere TinyMCE from my iPad mini the resultant image which uploaded itself fine into a forum post was massive - 200O pixels, as I presume that's the size the iPad took it at. Is there a way to reduce this size to make it easier for people to view the snapshots without horizontal scrolling? Thanks.
Go back into edit mode, click on the phot once to select it, then click on the TinyMCE Image toolbutton. This will bring up the Insert/edit image dialogue window. Click on the Appearance tab. If you want a fixed size, put a check mark into the Constrain proportions check box. Type a number into ONE of the Dimension boxes, e.g. 450 in the first box. Click update and the picture should be resized. Play with the number to see what works best depending on the orientation of your iPad mini when you took the picture. The same thing works in PoodLL Anywhere for the Atto editor, just a slightly different dialogue window.
Option 2...while you are on the Appearance tab, you can click the down arrow for Class and select img-responsive. The picture then resizes automatically to fit the browser window with the maximum size controlled by the constrain setting.
The advantage of doing it this way, is that the full resolution of the picture is still available just by right clicking on it, the view image.
To actually make the image smaller to aid in page load speed, you would need to run them through a photo editor, resize them, then insert them into Moodle.
Hi Al -thanks - but unfortunately, even though I know how to edit pictures in code view, this is not going to "sell" it to the teachers and students I'm showing it to -they won't want to be fussing with resizing when they've just learned how to add a shapshot at a click of their iPads. Never mind - perhaps I'll just wait and see whether they think the images are too large or they don't mind scrolling.
Well -actually -the students probably will be OK with manual resizing, but not their teachers
My students quickly learned to do this. Unfortunately, in almost 10 years of preaching, I have yet to get another teacher at my school to try and use Moodle. ....Even when I set up a complete course for two of them! x2
Just had a thought...I bet if you asked, Justin Hunt could probably/possibly make the img-responsive setting become automatic!
OK I will look at this. It might even be possible to resize the images to a specified size, so we don't end up with massive files.