Trial: Image uploading enabled

Longhaultanker

New Member
I’m asking permission to have picture permission, if I may be permitted. I’m a picture intensive sort of poster, if I may be permitted.
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
I just checked and tbe size increase so far is really not a lot. We grew 20 megabyte, from 80 to 100. So no worries on that point. 20 per month is pretty low in return for the convenience of uploading pics directly.
 

Phrank

New Member
Just found this thread...maybe because I haven't posted enough yet I can't upload images?

Just tried to post my SOTD and could only link to an outside source.....thanks for any help guys.... :)
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
Just found this thread...maybe because I haven't posted enough yet I can't upload images?

Just tried to post my SOTD and could only link to an outside source.....thanks for any help guys.... :)
Common mistake. Right under the posting window, you see an 'upload file' button. Click that and you can upload files. And then you get a choice for each file, to include it as a thumbnail or full size.
 

geezer

Member
Thanks guys for the request of photos. Devil is in the details and I now have to take the bend out of the new scales before I can pin them. So I am working on other projects in the meantime. Can't use the heat needed in my little apartment. Have to await my buddy's wife to be away for the afternoon before stinking up the attached shop. Drat!
~Richard
 

whoever

Anonymous new guy
I agree with Jamie, limiting size will surly save you a lot of disk space.
Some folks don't know how, or won't resize images. hence you get your space filled with much fewer images.
I am a little late to the party on this, but you do not need to limit the size of the image to save on space, when you upload the image , before putting it into the DB transform it to a bit array, and that will make an image that is in the Mb under 100Kb, don't forget to go back from bitarray to image when displaying :D . but I know no one wants to maintain code
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
You don't really need to resize anything. The software does that for you. When you upload an image, the forum software will automatically resize / scale it to fit within the specified dimensions.
 

whoever

Anonymous new guy
You don't really need to resize anything. The software does that for you. When you upload an image, the forum software will automatically resize / scale it to fit within the specified dimensions.
So how is it stored in the Db? the original uploaded size, or the alters size done by the software? which is smaller? the other members are disk space continuous on your behalf.
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
When you upload anything, the software resizes it, and then discards the upload itself.
So only the resized picture gets saved.
 

Gasman

Show me that again!
You don't really need to resize anything. The software does that for you. When you upload an image, the forum software will automatically resize / scale it to fit within the specified dimensions.
I've tried a few times now and it keeps telling me my pictures are too large for the server. What am I doing wrong Bruno? I've tried the unload file button and also the picture frame icon. Both tell me the same thing.
 

whoever

Anonymous new guy
I've tried a few times now and it keeps telling me my pictures are too large for the server. What am I doing wrong Bruno? I've tried the unload file button and also the picture frame icon. Both tell me the same thing.
I have only had that problem directly from my phone , and assumed it was due to the resolution
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
Yes. I have the software set to resize images automatically, and that does reduce the filesize to fairly small files.
the problem seems to be that there is an upload size restriction of 2 MB in play, which means that the file doesn't get to that point to begin with.
I have found the setting, and it is a setting that the host company needs to configure.

In the past this wasn't much of a problem, but as phones got better and higher resolutions, the image file sizes increased.
I'll contact the hosting provider and ask them to increase the size limits.
 
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