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    UPDATE - Uploading Pictures to the Forum

    As of today, uploading images to the forum as attachments is allowed.

    Once your account has a few posts and some time on the forum, this option will become available to you. Newly registered members must still use an external photo sharing site to share images.

    To upload pictures to posts and threads as attachments, underneath the post editor when writing a post is an area for 'additional options'. Here you can use the 'manage attachments' button to upload and include images in your post.



    If anybody has any issues using image attachments, please let us know.

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    Exceeds your quota by 13.3 KB. Message received when trying to upload 14kb jpg, looks like this feature is limited.
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    Admin,

    You need to set the max file size a little high. I had to do this with my forum before the software would allow anything to ever get posted.
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    Thank all that is holy!

    I dislike having to upload to a 3rd party.

    So thanks! This makes me..wait for it..Happy happy Happy!

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    I doubled the attachment size. How 'bout now?

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    I like that you have added this capability to the forum, but I have a couple suggestions.

    1. The only file type allowed for a larger size is for jpg. Some people use other formats such as png.
    2. This will take a little programming, but you can add an image handler that will resize and compress images that are uploaded. There are php modules that do this. That or, Mechanic688 will have to get to work creating all new tutorials for editing images

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanw View Post
    I like that you have added this capability to the forum, but I have a couple suggestions.

    1. The only file type allowed for a larger size is for jpg. Some people use other formats such as png.
    2. This will take a little programming, but you can add an image handler that will resize and compress images that are uploaded. There are php modules that do this. That or, Mechanic688 will have to get to work creating all new tutorials for editing images
    PNG files are more for photo editing programs such as Photoshop. I dont know what all file types admin is allowing, but I know vbulletin will accept multiple file types.

    It could be that the user was uploading a JPG file, so the admin only increased that one. Not sure of course, but that is my guess.

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    George - This is what I found under manage attachments when posting.

    filetype/size/width/height

    bmp 19.5 KB 620 280
    doc 19.5 KB - -
    gif 19.5 KB 620 280
    jpe 19.5 KB 620 280
    jpeg 19.5 KB 620 280
    jpg 97.7 KB - -
    pdf 19.5 KB - -
    png 19.5 KB 620 280
    psd 19.5 KB - -
    txt 19.5 KB - -
    zip 9.54 MB

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanw View Post
    I like that you have added this capability to the forum, but I have a couple suggestions.

    1. The only file type allowed for a larger size is for jpg. Some people use other formats such as png.
    2. This will take a little programming, but you can add an image handler that will resize and compress images that are uploaded. There are php modules that do this. That or, Mechanic688 will have to get to work creating all new tutorials for editing images
    http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/off-t...-programs.html

    it still works the same, for particular websites simply use that websites recommended photo sizes

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    Thanks, there already is one!

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    So is everything alright now with the image size limit?

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    I tried to upload images, and there are still restrictions. I'm pretty sure I won't be having any images less than 500 bytes

    "7.JPG - Exceeds your quota by 42.9 KB. Click here to view your attachments"

    "Sum of all attachments owned by ryanw: 0"

    "Maximum Attachment Storage: 500 Bytes"

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    Photobucket seems to be easier still.
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    i think 97.7kb for jpg is still way to low, even when i turn my camera all the way down to its lowest setting of 3.1mp that is still way to small

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    Quote Originally Posted by KzScrapper View Post
    Photobucket seems to be easier still.
    I agree, but if this can be used effectively, it will archive all of the pictures posted forever. That way when searching old posts, the pictures will still be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jghilino View Post
    i think 97.7kb for jpg is still way to low, even when i turn my camera all the way down to its lowest setting of 3.1mp that is still way to small
    Instead of turning it down, loosing a lot of photo quality, use an editing program(your camera likely has one on/with it, and simply "resize" it

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    that basically limits the picture to 500x500 pixels so all the quality is gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by jghilino View Post
    that basically limits the picture to 500x500 pixels so all the quality is gone
    how do you figure?
    simple image @ 1.3MB size 2832x2128 resolution 230 pixels

    imgbox - fast, simple image host

    same image @ 75KB after resizing in photoshop. size 720x541 resolution 72 pixels
    Skill level-minimal, image quality- medium, time taken-less than ten seconds

    http://i.imgbox.com/adfaklSI.jpg

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    that is acceptable for most items, but theres not enough detail there for fine details, small or detailed items, there is an obvious difference in quality/detail between those pictures

    i know there limited amount of space on the server to handle the photos but it would be sweet if we had the ability to upload 1920x1080 which is pretty much the current standard resolution, maybe you could set it up that way as an additional service and basic members would still be limited to 100k uploads, or the paid service could be setup like cloud where you buy a set amount of storage space at a fixed price

    basically it would still show a 500x500 pixel picture in the post but when people mouse over it it would take the picture to full resolution

    just throwing some ideas out there, ive seen this done in other forums and it works really well
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    you're right JG, it does diminish the quality somewhat, here's the original, at 1.3MB 230 ppi imgbox - fast, simple image host
    , and here's the same photo resized to 96ppi & at 135KB http://i.imgbox.com/actel50P.jpg , still ten times less space, in ten seconds time(with a bit less quality, but nowhere near ten times) and still every bit as viewable. If you wish to macro your items on Ebay, that's perfectly understandable, although I cannot count the listings there I've closed while they were attempting to load their dozen bloated photos ; ) This, thankfully, isn't Ebay
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