How to post images for review

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How to post images for review

Post by Pugsy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:50 am

This is just about SleepyHead/OSCAR report images and using imgur.com to host the images.

EDIT...8/29/22 We can't do attachments at this time so you will need to host your report images somewhere and then link to them.
I use imgur.com....you can use whatever you wish.

So I prefer imgur.com. It's free and the ads are minimal and it's easy to use.

Since this is what I use...my instructions will be based on the steps needed for imgur. If you want to use some other host website...you are free to do that and modify the steps as needed.

So often we get asked "how to I share my report and what do you want to see"?

So this thread is for the steps needed for getting the report image/screenshot in front of the forum member for review or their input if you want it.
I am going to try to keep it brief and simple...thinking mainly for newbies.


This is the why that I like to do things or see things. It's not the only way in the world to do things and someone else might like to see something else...that's fine. My way will get you close enough and if someone else wants something different they can just ask.
I can't possibly cover all scenarios and keep it simple at the same time.
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Re: How to post images for review

Post by Pugsy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am

SleepyHead/OSCAR gives us a ton of information and most of it isn't really needed for the basic review and when we try to include too many graphs we end up with graphs so tiny they are hard to evaluate.
Stick with the basics and then if someone wants something else they can just ask.
4 or 5 graphs..that's about the most you can get without losing detail. They can be resized and moved around if needed.

Edit: Go here instead.wiki/index.php/Sleepyhead:Organize

Please note...DO NOT do the full screen toggle thing that he mentions in either the above link or wherever it is. There's a bug in SleepyHead affecting some operating systems which gives you full screen that you can't easily get out of. Trust me...big PITA to get out of it...so just don't do it. If you want to enlarge your image use your full page button in the upper right corner next to the X for closing out the program or your browser.

If you don't know how to do screen shots...learn. It varies depending on the operating system you are using on your computer.
I have Windows 10 and it comes with a little "Snipping Tool". Your computer may offer something else. Learn what it is and how to use it or get one of the little programs (free) that does it for you.

Or use the screen shot feature in SleepyHead. It's under "View" in the top bar. Krelvin has it explained in his tutorial which I linked to above. Be careful though...it's right next to the "full screen toggle" thing and you might not like what happens if you accidentally click on it.

These are what I like to see when talking about the daily detailed report.
So in terms of the graphs on the right side that you see ...

Events
Flow rate
Pressure (ResMed users..you have 2 pressure graphs...we don't need both..pick one and use it...doesn't matter which one if we want the other we will ask)
Leak
Flow Limitation (this is only for ResMed users...Respironics users won't have this graph but instead the FLs are shown in the Events graph)

For the stuff on the left side...
Hide the calendar first.
Then turn off the pie chart if you can (Preferences/Appearance tab and remove the check mark for show pie chart).
Removing these 2 images allows much needed statistical information to move up into view so that we get the total AHI and the event category breakdown along with the statistics.

You can get everything in one screenshot. Please don't grab snippets and place them separately. It makes it difficult to to really evaluate anything and it's extra work for you when you can get all you need in one image. Plus it creates extra work for us and most of us already have enough work and don't want extra.

Here's an example of a ResMed report showing the flow limitation graph and mask pressure graph. Everything is there in one nice easy to see image.

Image

Here's an example of a Respironics report.....note no flow limitation graph.

Image

See this thread for some examples and further discussion
viewtopic/t103468/Need-help-with-screen-shots.html

Next post...the how to do the image posting stuff.
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Re: How to post images for review

Post by Pugsy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am

Edit 2/16/18
With the new forum software we can now attach screenshots and no longer need to host them on imgur or similar place.
So...take your screen shot and just upload it to your account.
Open the reply to box
down in the lower left corner are 2 tabs..options and attachments
click on attachments tab
then click on "add files" and go find your image and click on it (you might need to double click) and attach the image.
Use preview to see if you can see it
If you do...click on submit for final posting.

So you can go ahead and use imgur if you wish but you now have the option to just use an attachment
See down below my equipment profile for the image of the attachment section where you can just click on "add files" and pull the image off your computer.

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Here is the old way of inserting images/links using imgur. You can still do this if you wish or if you are like me you already have a bunch of images in imgur that you use often.

The actual how to use imgur (but you can use something else if you wish) steps so we can see what you are seeing.

First create an imgur account.
Then log in to that account.
Upload your screenshot to your imgur account.
Click on the image you wish to share.
Once you have clicked on it there will be a box of 5 addresses show up on the right (you must be logged in to see this box) and below the addresses you will see the various thumbnail choices.

A word about thumbnails...it allows you to size the image so it can be easily viewed...too small and we can't read anything..too big and it will go off screen if you embed the image.
Embed means you can see the image without having to click on a link to get to it.
I prefer embedded images so that's what these instructions point to but you can do a link if you wish.

So once you have the image in front of you and you see that box of addresses..
Click on "Large thumbnail"...this is a good size for normal viewing and often all we need. Not too big and not too small.
Clicking on "Large thumbnail" changes the address coding in the little box of addresses and needs to be done BEFORE you copy the address to paste it in the body of your text here on the forum.
Then copy the last line in the box of addresses which is the Linked BBCode ...paste it in the body of your text.
Doing it this way will give us a nice sized image but we can click on it to go and enlarge it if we need to.

You can click on your preview button to see if things show up like you want them and if they do then click "submit"...probably a good idea to go back and make sure it still shows up. I have had occasion where things went weird on me for some unknown reason.

Image

Now if you want to just link to the image for whatever reason...you can do that but seeing it embedded makes less work for me and everyone who knows me knows that I am a lazy sot and I avoid extra work whenever possible.
Doing links doesn't mean I won't help..but it might slow me down and if I get busy with something else I might forget to get back to you. If the image is right there in front of me immediately so I can easy review and compose at the same time without having to bounce back and forth between various windows...I am much more likely to be prompt with my response and not forget you.

So you can do this if you wish..which is the direct link from the box of addresses above....but it can't be resized and might not be so easy to read.
https://i.imgur.com/a21gvOUl.jpg
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Re: How to post images for review

Post by Pugsy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:52 am

PLEASE....if you read this and want help with something or want to share your report images...PLEASE START A NEW THREAD OF YOUR OWN. Don't do it in this thread here. It's going to get lost and/or very confusing if you do. Start your own thread so you can get the attention it deserves...most of the forum veterans won't even bother reading this thread and will likely miss your post.

Also when you do start a new thread with your detailed report...please don't just post an image and say nothing.
We can't read your mind and have no idea what you are wanting to know or say.
The more information you can give us up front the speedier and more complete the forum members responses will be.
Always include how you are sleeping and feeling because that is just as important as any numbers you are seeing and we can't read your mind and know how you are sleeping or feeling.

Again...this is my personal preference. Someone else might prefer something else and if they do they will just ask.
No biggie...we all have different ways of doing something but this will get you close enough to get started.

Again..if you need specific help with anything pertaining to your own personal situation...start your own thread.
That way you can get the personal attention you deserve and promptly.
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