We've changed the way the photo uploader works slightly. Not the interface, just the technical process.
Previously if you had 15 photos, it would upload them all in one batch and then at the end it would process them on our side. This often resulted in a lag while it was "Waiting for the server" . It also caused a fairly long running script in the background when people uploaded large chunks of photos at once
Now, the uploader will upload them one by one. In the progress window, you will notice after each photo is uploaded it will show the "waiting for server" message before moving on to the next one. It shouldn't take any longer, but it will break up the process slightly to improve stability.
Another benefit of this change is that, if for whatever reason the upload fails half way through, it will still have stored everything up to that point.
All that said, let us know if you find bugs!
Using your new uploader.
The only trouble is this "Unnamed location - view and update on map". Unfortunatelly it's terribly uncomfortable. Map comes in its full appearance - with all countries and continents on it, the default point appears on the blue background - that made me thinking that map just doesnt work and reload it few times. Then, zooming, I found the land (thanks God!) and could manage. But it took few minutes to find the destination (little town in Europe), I passed thrue Africa and Asia and I sucsessed only because I knew the neibour towns.
This future of"pointing" may be a welcome one as an additional option , but not as the default. I think it already was working better in preview version, when you wrote the name of the place and only IF the system couldn't find it automatically - THEN it (sys) suggested to search on the map.
BTW, the very smilar problem with building of travel-map. It's ver nice idea, and , I'm sure , every traveller would like to have a personal map. I know that it's based on google, but mapping the trip is/was so complicated and bothering, that I didnt have patience to complete it.
dont take the critisism hard, pls! I like this site, and, at fact, after going through many online comunities during last 6-7 years, travellerspoint is the only one, where I staid (for ages!)
yeah, I have the personal interes it will b comfy!
with best regards,
[ Edit: Edited on 07-Sep-2010, at 10:40 by vanessa ]
Hey Vanessa, thanks for the feedback. We're working on some improvements for this photo editing interface - other people have an issue with it as well. Looks like we'll be trying to find a middle ground between the old and the new
This is a high-priority fix and I'd expect something within the next week at the very latest.