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Topic # 127124 30-Jul-2013 18:28
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If you upload an image over 200kb it doesn't tell you, it just goes back to the upload screen saying anything. A message might be useful?




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  Reply # 868792 30-Jul-2013 18:30
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So make sure image is 200kb or under



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  Reply # 868794 30-Jul-2013 18:33
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First time I did it I thought I hadn't hit the button so I did it again. Then again. So that's three times before I wondered if the file size was too large. Less technical users may never work it out - though there aren't too many of them here.

A simple "your image is over 200kb" message would be easy to do, and a nice touch. It's probably already been coded, just a bug that it's not showing.




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  Reply # 868806 30-Jul-2013 18:49
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Yes we limit to 200 Kbytes and it's noted but I don't think there's an error message. Will do that (and possibly increase the limit too).




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  Reply # 868810 30-Jul-2013 18:56
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limit increase would be nice

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  Reply # 868839 30-Jul-2013 19:53
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yeah limit increase would be cool cus i had to resize an image before to make it smaller

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  Reply # 868858 30-Jul-2013 20:29
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Well, i'm glad you did. When you upload images we already resize them to 560 wide, because that's the best resolution for the forum. You have other sizes too but that's ideal. If you upload a 1280 wide image and post then I remove the image - too wide and it it doesn't work well.

A couple of seconds it takes to resize an image helps everyone else. Being part of a community is being considerate...




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  Reply # 868865 30-Jul-2013 20:35
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Linux screenshots in PNG format, I'm lazy so am guilty of sometimes using Imgur to share these on Geekzone (yes, I know it's frowned upon) so here's an idea:

1) Since the images are resized anyway, maybe allowing Subscribers to upload anything up to 1mb.
2) To encourage subscription, keeping the other limit in place for the non-subscribers
3) A link to upload an image on private message compose pages (again, back to the lazy thing)

That'll be awesome :)




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  Reply # 868868 30-Jul-2013 20:38
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IMGUR is a slow death. Inserting those images slow everything down. And seriously, most PNG images I see are always larger than JPG in file size.

Yes, if we get bigger uploads then it makes it easier for the resize-needed folks.




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  Reply # 869881 1-Aug-2013 12:34
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michaelmurfy: Linux screenshots in PNG format, I'm lazy so am guilty of sometimes using Imgur to share these on Geekzone (yes, I know it's frowned upon) so here's an idea:


http://iforce.co.nz/ is a good local option, commonly used by lots of posters on various NZ forums.

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  Reply # 871449 3-Aug-2013 23:03
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I've noticed the image upload will often fail on images between 190 and 200Kb as well.

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I get that you don't want dimensionally larger pics mucking up the forum layout, and don't want large file sizes mucking up page load times. But it would be nice to have thumbnails with links to larger pics, as I'm finding alot of the pics I come across hosted here are too small to really see what's going on in them.

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  Reply # 879114 15-Aug-2013 20:13
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We can provide these. Will add to the gallery. But can't do much for people who take a screenshot of a high resolution screen and resize the whole thing instead of cropping the area with actual information needed.




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  Reply # 879124 15-Aug-2013 20:38
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Awesome. And good point, I can't blame the website for what the users choose to do.

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  Reply # 957978 27-Dec-2013 15:17
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Increased the upload limit to 500 Kbytes now, and instead of having a separate upload page you can do it directly from the Gallery.




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