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  • I do use a smartphone for Strava but I am now using a Garmin Virb for video and photos on my ride. Rather disappointing I cannot load them up directly from the web site. Many sites allow this so it could just be some boilerplate code.

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  • Strava for desktop support?  Still patiently waiting for this.  The hassle of having to upload an activity/edit it on 2 devices means that the pics usually get left out. 

    I would assume the majority of Strava users log activities w/ an iphone or Android hence why there is no support for everyone else.

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  • I can still browse albums on my Galaxy for uploading pictures.
    Unfortunately I haven't used the app for activity tracking in months as I can't get an accurate gps lock to record where I run. Resorting to the Bikes Garmin for my runs.

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  • Anders, just because you have a shot on your computer does not mean there is no GeoTagging info on it. Many programmes allow you to add geotagging after the fact, either manually, using a GPS device or by say taking a pic with phone at same place you shoot with a camera without geotag and using that to find locations for geotagging your other pics. Plus many stills cameras have GPS now too.

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  • Jeremy, that's true, but it doesn't help Strava's valuation if customers aren't interacting with the mobile app by doing that upload from home on a desktop. I'm sure they want to drive as many customers to interacting with the app in as many different ways as possible. My point was that if Zwift can essentially upload from a desktop there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to.

    The bigger frustration is that functionality between the app and Web client is so different. If I want to analyze my ride in depth as an alternative to Training Peaks, I need to use a browser. If I want to pretty up my ride then I've gotta use the app. At least make that functionality a little more equitable between the app/browser for those of us who'd like to ditch Training Peaks.

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  • Anders,
    I'm not arguing against your point, I'm showing that that GPS data can also be present on desktop images, which undermines the possible reason you mentioned.

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  • Jeremy, the key word is "can".  Using the workflow many have described in this thread, EXIF data are removed from photos before uploading.  If you don't allow uploading from the desktop you "solve" that to a degree.   But we're getting into semantics.  The point was Strava wants as much data as possible - uploading directly from the phone helps ensure that.

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  • I agree that there is a hollow poshness to the new feature. Allowing someone else to follow you does nothing for the functionality of simply uploading photos by PC.

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  • So disappointed with Strava for not listening to customers.

    We need the BASIC capability to upload photos from a PC.  Period.

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  • @Christopher W. I can confirm your issue, same for my iPad mini. For some reason (iOS version, Strava app version - who knows...) images are no longer seen though I can select images rectangles and upload the photos, hoping I got the correct ones (trial & error approach). However it still works on the iPad of my wife... And works on my Android. Nevertheless I'm still in favor of upload capability from a computer. Since it's possible to upload a profile photo from a computer it's ridiculous not supporting this capability for activities!

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  • Beacon is almost completely superfluous.  Android has various tracking functions, and apple has find my phone.   I've done this for years already.

    The only win for Beacon is that you can limit their access to finding you, but not wiping your phone.

     

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  • I think I know why Strava does not offer a way to upload photos.  It's probably because they do not want to store them.

    But, really, storage is CHEAP.   Come on Strava, listen to your users and don't add useless features like Beacon when there are already apps that do tracking.

    Listen to you users and add the basic feature of uploading photos.

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  • "I gather the feature (beacon) was also very heavily requested."

    As heavily requested as making the existing photo upload feature work better?

     

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  • I LOVE how Strava has decided to just completely ignore the wishes of their user base! There has been ZERO response from Strava, the other thread that addresses this request has been closed by moderators, and I have not seen ONE thing with regards to this awesome list of improvements you hype so much!

     

    Seriously, what are these projects you have prioritized?!?!

    This literal middle-finger to your users, Stravas, is messed up to say the least. 

    This just leads me to believe you're just going to keep Strava limping along until someone decides to buy you - if they decided to at all.

    You do NOTHING to inspire confidence in your company or your operations. Hence the reason I refuse to pay for anything "Premium" when you can't even provide the most basic functionality like pictures from a PC/laptop.

    At one point, I actually spoke highly of Strava with my other athlete friends. Now, you couldn't pay me to recommend you or your product.

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  • I've had a think and the photos part  is a nice feature, but its not core services.

    Its all about the ride, and while the scenery is nice, the ride data is the most important part.   I no longer bother with photos.

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  • Well, I've kind of given up on the photos from PC thing, but that cat sure is cute!

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  • @Criggie. The core part of Strava is the ride, that's not in question, but what the photo features does it allows us to build a narrative, to turn these rides into more than just numbers and segment busting which isn;t what cycling for normal people should be about. Most get on the bike to explore, to undertake journeys and experience the open road, new places etc. So the images can form a major part of that thing so when the iOS+Android photo addition was made, many including myself were and are delighted with the feature, but nearly all agree that its sorely missing from the web based application which is not only a shame, but easy for programmers to implement as there are a number of online tools or even offsite hosts which can allow storage elsewhere and integration almost seamless.


    The issue cannot be storage as 3rd parties would allow storage and integration with no issues. It's not about cost as the update would be a matter of patching in existing code or even a day's labour from one of their own programmers. Instead we've been given reasons which make little sense.

    For those who do not use a smartphone to track their rides (the majority using Garmin devices for instance) or those who use a real camera (for obvious reasons) would no doubt love the opportunity to share their images in a more practical way as right now the workaround is cumbersome and completely unnecessary. A user has to transfer their images to their smartphones, the log into their app and edit their ride and add the images when it's much easier to just back them up on their PCs and to add the images through the much wanted web interface. What people are asking for in their hundreds is not unreasonable.

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  • Since Strava let's you upload pics here, I'm going to start posting my pics from my rides here.

    Shaking my fist at Strava, get your priorities straight and give your users what they want! 

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  • @TheMadT   Please don't do that..... I mean, how are we supposed to find your ride if you don't post the link as well?

    As Chris said, "its about building a narrative" and all you're doing is posting a photo without the info.  Posting photos can be done on hundreds of generic photo sharing sites. 

    Nice view btw.

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  • Wow, I assumed I was somehow being very dense but it's true: you really can't upload photos to your activities from anything except your phone?!  Most people I know don't run/ ride using their phone in this way. And if you do a race, and are emailed photos from the race organisers, it's really fiddly to open them on my phone from an attachment to get them onto strava- it seems insane that you can't add them from a PC. Please can I add my voice to the long list of those requesting this as a priority? It seems such a basic feature.

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  • To be honest I don't even have Strava app on my phones for six months now. I just don't need it because I log my rides using other devices. Keeping an app just to add pictures looks like serious overkill.

    I think a lot of people are in the same boat.

    Maybe the descision to support photo upload only from app was made to make people use apps more to rack up app stats and service usage (because people would pay more attention to notifications, etc)?

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  • I am shocked by the amount of negativity in this thread

    I am way more impressed with what Strava DOES provide us all with, free of charge, than what they don't

    For the record, of course I would also like te be able to upload my pics from my iMac. Or I would be not here.

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  • Hmmm... I wonder if I can do that with El Capitan and some sort of iPhone emulator... Or maybe an android emulator on El Cap?   Sounds like a workaround that Rube Goldberg would approve!!!

    I honestly am wondering if the "investors" are aware of the content in this thread, or if they are being told by management/tech support that "everything's fine... users are universally happy and satisfied... really, everything's fine...  we have all the capabilities... really...".

     

    Postscript... I actually installed Bluestacks on my MacBookPro. It is a workaround that works, but truly a very kludgey kludge with extra kludge, and a side order of kludgey-ness.  Not really what I want to do...  kind of like going to the opera, and carrying in your chainsaw and a couple of jars of kimchee.  Its odd, and it kind of stinks.

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  • I have to say the photo experience is very painful.  To upload photos taken on my camera I have to upload to google photos, download to my phone and then upload to Strava.  Why I can't upload from the web client is beyond me.  I'm a software developer so I know that with the back end service in place to take the photos, adding the javascript to the web page to call it would take about 20 minutes for a decent developer.  Is there some reason why strava don't implement this?

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  • The only way to influence change is to discontinue paid membership, as I have. 

    Their removal of Google Street View was my primary reason, along with various user interface issues.   And of course, their lack of basic photo uploading support.

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  • Thanks to all who have commented about our photos feature on Strava. We are still unable to fulfill your request to upload photos from the Strava website due to a full project backlog through the end of the year. 

    Since this discussion primarily served to collect feedback on the existing photo uploading features on Strava for iOS and Android, it will be slowly phased out in October. Please consider checking out these related feature discussions on photos and add your comments and up-votes there. 

    Add photos from the Strava Website

    Zoom feature for Photos

    Choose the featured Photo in the Feed

    Upload Photos to Club discussions

    Ability to select Photos from cloud storage

    Thank you. 

     

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  • @Paul Lohnes, not sure about that theory as it's a feature on Android too.

    @Elle, I've never seen a satisfactory response to the many simple issues that users have brought up In various threads, Strava could easily sort out a lot of the issues but clearly aren't bothered. I believe Strava has become too big, and like a lot of other companies, it's gone downhill because of this.

    p.s. it's also wrong that once your premium membership automatically renews, you can't cancel it and get your money back straight away, it ties you in for another year.

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  • The ability to choose which photo is highlighted in the feed is planned for early 2017. 

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  • Jonny, can you really be bothered to go through all of that to post an image on Strava. Much as I like using Strava and would like to post an image simply from my laptop, in the greater scheme of things Strava isn't that important to me. Throughout this thread they've shown a total disregard for the requests asking for this feature from members and keep stone walling the question and clearly have no intention of doing anything about it. Time available to their developers is nonsense as I think we all understand this is technically a fairly simple thing to do.

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  • @Jonny

    If a page is set up so you have to dig through the dev tools, then they are making an attempt to protect ones intellectual property. For this reason, there is no way they would include a save photo option.

    Alternatively,

    An option that says "hey, we see your were on a joint ride with **insert name** and they shared this photo" Would you like it linked to your activity?"

    Or just have that option to click and have it linked to your activity.

    Either way, its really straying of topic on this dieing thread. Better off starting a new thread.

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