Last we checked at the Burma embassy in Bangkok, the normal processing was 2.5 business days, i.e. drop off application/passport on a Monday morning and pick it up on Wednesday afternoon. A next day service was available at that point but I'm not sure if that's still the case. The embassy is not open on weekends and Thai/Burmese holidays.
Re the photos not uploading, have you tried decreasing the size of the photos?
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