AMITIAE - Thursday 29 August 2013
Cassandra: Backups, Security and a Forgotten Firmware Password (3) - iFTP Pro and Images
By Graham K. Rogers
A guest column from a local writer on discrepancies with LINE and its possible insecurities, caused some minor problems that I did not discover until the file was uploaded: the formatted text was not in ASCII and several characters were incorrectly displayed. A quick edit and another upload fixed that.
A further difficulty came with the handling of images. As the whole app needed a bit of care to make sure I had things right,I decided to leave images alone initially. Once I was comfortable with the general use of the app, I started on the photos.
Entering the Photo Library, I saw the Last Import folder at the top: this is for files brought in from a camera. The folders I want are at the bottom of the panel: Camera Roll and My Photo Stream. The screen shots that I have taken of iFTP Pro are in these. Selecting one, which displayed full-screen, I was given two options: back to the Photo Library; or the Export arrow. There are several options for export to other apps, but not iFTP Pro, as well as "Copy". I tried this but the Paste command was not available to bring the selected image into the folder I had made.
Instead of importing into the app, the image is uploaded directly, without editing. When the FTP connection is made, a user has access to the Photo Library and one or more images may be uploaded. The files on the server use the standard iOS naming convention (e.g. IMG_0788.PNG) which uses capital letters, Fortunately, the same actions panel that is available for working on files within iFTP Pro (Edit, Move, and more) can be used to rename the file while on the server.
The addition of iFTP Pro to my list of apps, has made working with the iPad a little easier this week although I am heading out of the door to collect the fixed MacBook Pro in a few minutes. With some tasks, working with the iPad is slower: typing for example; and the ability to switch between applications (or Windows on the Mac). Nonetheless, the last couple of days have demonstrated that, at a pinch, I can work with the iOS devices alone.
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Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
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