Increase allowable pic size

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Scott Cress
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Increase allowable pic size

Post by Scott Cress » September 2nd, 2015, 7:43 pm

Posts suck without pics. So does the size restrictions on this site. I can post picks everywhere else but here without having to jump through hoops. C'mon chef, it's a small private forum and dial up is dead. Raise the pixel limit already!

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Shawn McNew
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Re: Increase allowable pic size

Post by Shawn McNew » September 2nd, 2015, 8:49 pm

Well, most computer screens won't display a pic more than 1200 pixels wide in the forum window (mine won't show past 1100 wide so that's mostly what I size mine at), so it doesn't make too much sense to allow anything bigger. I think the forum will accept a pretty darn big pic but the database doesn't need a bunch of 5 meg images on it. You always have the option of remote linking it from photobucket, snapfish or whatever using the IMG function.

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Jay Garrell
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Re: Increase allowable pic size

Post by Jay Garrell » September 3rd, 2015, 9:51 am

Re-size it in paint, select a smaller format and email them to yourself, set your camera to take smaller pictures. Several easy fixes.
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Mike Ward
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Re: Increase allowable pic size

Post by Mike Ward » September 3rd, 2015, 10:58 am

Jay Garrell wrote:Re-size it in paint, select a smaller format and email them to yourself, set your camera to take smaller pictures. Several easy fixes.
I use Photobucket for all my forum pics - I take my pics on my phone, I think upload them to Photobucket from my phone using their app. The I can do a post to the forum from my phone or PC, and grab the link to the photo put of Photobucket. It's an extra step or two, yes - but it allows me to then easily use the same pictures elsewhere - upload once - post many.

The issue with increasing image size on a forum like this is it rapidly drives up bandwidth usage and storage space - which are cost-drivers for the person paying to host the site...... most of those other sites have banner ads and the like which generate revenue to offset hosting fees. Yes, a lot of folks that don't post enough pay $$$ for Soup membership which you can argue could pay for some of thoses costs - but there are more hidden costs than most folks understand. Heck, I help admin a forum hosted on a "free" board (Proboards) and it has caps on the overall file storage - we hit that a few months back - and its $$$ a month for here on if we wanted to bump it up - so its Photobucket linking there now.....

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Jim Davisson
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Re: Increase allowable pic size

Post by Jim Davisson » September 3rd, 2015, 3:26 pm

I only use my S6 and photobucket app on here. On WiFi its 1 min to upload and get the appropriate pregenerated forum link per pic for me. Back in the day, it sucked posting pictures.
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steve nichols
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Re: Increase allowable pic size

Post by steve nichols » September 6th, 2015, 9:02 am

FastStone photo resizer (free on net) works great. I take pic's in large format for details , then shrink them in batch for forums. works for me.

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