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So today, I was completely caught off guard when I was in a classroom assisting students who were each building a Google Sites page that is to include three images (charts created in Numbers) that had been saved to the iPad Camera Roll (by using a screen snapshot).

Uploading one image to the sites page from the camera roll went just fine.  Also, uploading a second image to the site page also SEEMED to go just as smoothly. However, after completing the second and saving the page, the previous image was replaced by the second image also.  While on the edit page, you see two different images. However, after saving both images match.  It seems like Google is using the same file name and image URL for both images (image.jpg) even though two different ones were uploaded.

Well, they say misery loves company so I guess I should be slightly happier that I found a reference to others having this problem (only from an iPad not a regular browser).  However, I'd rather have a solution than other miserable acquaintances so I would be very grateful if anyone has an answer or suggestion.  

At the moment, the students are dead in the water as far as posting more than one image to a Sites page as they only have access to iPads.

Thanks in advance for any and all help,

Bill Campbell
Academic Technology Coordinator  |  Dwight-Englewood School
Twitter: BillCamp  |  Google+:
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Maybe try a different browser?


Reasonable suggestion Robert, but I should have mentioned that I got the same bad result using both Safari and Chrome for the iPad so I assume it is not a browser issue.

Bill Campbell
Academic Technology Coordinator  |  Dwight-Englewood School
+1 201-569-9500 x3827  |
Twitter: BillCamp  |  Google+:

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Hi Bill,
Glad to be the misery in your company!  There are a few workarounds.  Basically the problem is that each iPad image is called IMAGE.JPG.  So they overwrite each other, even if you upload them on different days from different iPads.

You can go in to Manage Site and rename them after uploading.  You can upload them to Skitch, get a web URL, and embed the image that way.  And if you set the page up as an Announcements (blog) page, you can just post one image per page that way.

But the slickest,easiest option - just accessing the camera roll straight from the Insert Image dropdown - ought to work and doesn't.



When we tried, the upload box showed the same picture, but when we saved it, the site showed the correct 3 different photos. 

Mike Schmelder
Director of Information Services

Lancaster Country Day School
725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA  17603-2491

717.392.2916 x246


Did it show the three different photos after saving the site's page and reloading it?  I (and others) find that it looks right while in edit mode because the page content hasn't updated from the server, but the actually page points to the same image three times when the page loads.

To all:
By the way, I now have what seems a decent work-around and am in the process of testing it today with students.  When I feel like the method is reliable, I will report back.


Bill Campbell
Academic Technology Coordinator  |  Dwight-Englewood School
+1 201-569-9500 x3827  |
Twitter: BillCamp  |  Google+:



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