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handling picture attachements

Postby michal.kreslik » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:58 am

Hello,

generally there are two ways to attach a picture to your posts:


1. Directly to the body

Today we've added an option to easily upload and attach a picture directly to the message body. In the message editor (the same applies to the private message editor, too) there is a button labeled “Upload picture”. Hit this button to upload and place the picture directly to the message body:



There is a maximum image size, currently set to 800x800 pixels for this feature. If the image exceeds 800 pixels in either width or height, it will get automatically downsized so that it doesn’t exceed 800 pixels in any way.

This feature saves the picture on the server and prompts you to place it left/right/center justified in the text. One caveat: if the original picture is larger than 800x800 pixels, it will get saved in its downsized version! There won’t be any original version available on the server.

This feature allows you to create a gallery of your own uploaded images that will be available to you every time you hit the “Upload picture” button and you may then choose a picture from the gallery to be placed in the message.


2. As an attachement

If you need to post larger images or simply don’t need to place the image directly to the body of your message, you can use the standard “Add an Attachment” feature in the message editor. This will save any picture size on the server. If the picture exceeds certain limits, currently set to 800x800 pixels, it won’t be diplayed in its original size on the forums, but rather in the automatically downsized version. However, you can still click on the downsized version in the attachements section of the posted message and a new window with the originally sized picture will open.

Michal

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Postby Ideasmiths » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:16 am

I use a free Faststone Photo Resizer at http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm to automatically convert all the images to 'standard' size and reduce the file size before uploading.

For example, if you do a screen capture of a 24 inch LCD screen like mine, the image could be 400Kb. Using Resizer, I can squeeze the 1920x1200 size to 800x800 (or whatever other forums needed).

If the quality of the image is set to 70% Jpeg or lower, the file size can be reduced to 34% (ie around 70Kb) without much quality lost.

This will definitely save some bandwidth cost (good for the forum) and also user will experience faster post viewing.

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Postby frang0nve » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:40 am

Hello Michal,

As you can see in another thread

Thread

and in the enclosed picture below, the limit in size for attached pictures is not working, so reading pages with wide pictures is quite hard.

Cheers


Francisco

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