Photos not uploading.

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  1. Snowbird

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    Since the new format I am unable to upload photos. It keeps telling me the file is too big but it's only a 1.5mb jpeg from my digital camera. What's wrong?
     
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    Is it just me that has this problem?
     
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    photo attachments need to be 1mb or under Dave. 1.5mb and above are sizes needed for printing Even that is three times as big as they need to be display on even the biggest screen.

    Hundreds of people uploading pictures straight from their camera and the server would be full in a month. Google photo resizing. or do as I do, when I know I'm shooting for screen I drop the resolution in the camera so its takes smaller photos, means the camera is quicker and stores more photos. (y)
     
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    Ste say not true: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/server-side-image-resize.12032/

    In your admin panel just set the "max dimensions" you want then up the max allowed file size for images to something sensible (most digital cameras are producing jpegs < 5-10mb). Your server will then let me upload my large image, resize it to your (lower) resolution (reducing the file size) then discard the original larger file.

    Worth a shot?
     
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    Photos for the gallery will get cropped, but not attachments to show in a post, the the max upload to the forum is 1mb.
     
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    Only !

    I resize to 1000x600 and compress to max 100K.

    All done in a blink with irfanview.

    http://www.irfanview.com/
     
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    IHad to down size my pics today several times, eventually reached 600 "pixels ? " and they finally loaded ... use to be 1000 previously , but they look ok ..hope thi helps Dave
     
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    Have a go now Dave, see how you get on.
     
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    Testing. 04-08-14 023.JPG Ya fixed it :notworthy2:
     
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    Ah that explains why I can't upload pics

    Il go find an image resize app
     
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    It's not just pixels, it's the JPG compression setting.

    I convert to 1000 pixels because that's a nice size on screen but tell the program to compress to 100kB max. That means it is 1000 pixels or dots across but the fuzziness makes the file size 100kB. You can't see the fuzziness on screen at 100kB compression.

    Here's one I did earlier 1000p and 95kB.
    mos5.jpg
     
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    Sorted :) ....you learn something new everyday ....
     
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    The forum software should resize automatically, this is what happens with a cycle blog website I use. It will take images of any size then produces I think 2 versions, one thumbnail size and one of the size to be displayed on the site. The downside of uploading large images is it takes longer so resizing before uploading is sensible if you have a poor connection, but the site doesn't mind. Ideally this forum should do the same.
     
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    It does now, thanks to the man :clap2:
     
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    It already did/does that for the media gallery, but there was a hard coded size restriction in the configuration file for direct uploads to the forum (from the file upload button) which was introduced in version 1.2 of the forum software. I've increased the size limitation here to help; But essentially any photo uploaded that has any edge longer than 800 pixels is larger than it needs to be to display correctly. To show photos at their best then you should use decent resizing software as the forum resizing facility is pretty crude.
     
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    Thank Jim, perhaps in version 1.3 it will do it for all images! :)
     
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