Image Uploads


MrB

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 09:29
Viewing Barrie's steelworks image surely must show that, in the 2020's, the image upload size permitted here should be greater than 800px?

Philip

womble

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 10:42
Yes.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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johnriley

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 11:38
I suppose it depends on what you define as the purpose of a forum. I've always thought of the forum as a place for discussion, which can be illustrated with images if we wish, but the size is limited to improve the loading speed so people don't get fed up waiting for long threads to load. Bigger pictures can be uploaded in the gallery, which is intended for images plus maybe some comments on them.

Don't most forums limit the size of images? I'm not sure what aloocation of space PU have allocated, but I do know that I have rstricted the size on the ADAPS forum to a similar image size, to limit the size of our database. More space costs more money apart from anything else. The other issue is that if members host their own images instead of uploading into the forum or gallery then we end up after a while with huge gaps in the threads where they have not been maintained.

All this is my own personal opinion by the way, and not any insight into what the PU or EPZ are thinking.
Best regards, John

MrB

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 12:09
Thank you, John. In the US Forum, uploaded images can be up to 1400 x 900, which is a significant improvement.

Philip

womble

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 17:27
Part of the problem, I think, is the design hasn't really changed along with people's hardware. Almost everyone now has a wide-format screen running at a much higher resolution than we had a decade ago. Possibly 1/4 or 1/5th of the screen is empty space. Of the space which is used, 2/3rds or maybe 3/5ths are the fora. but 1/3rd or so are the latest posts and adverts on the right-hand-side. The space actually used for the fora is no more than half the width of the screen. Although I am not a great fan of major revamps, often because they make things worse rather than better (Flickr is a great example --- they still haven't sorted the mess they made seven years ago), a bit of a tweak to the design to reflect the improvements in hardware would be a good thing.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

johnriley

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 18:30
That's interesting Kris, because I see a full widescreen filled with no empty space. There must be some setting somewhere that needs adjusting.
Best regards, John

Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 19:35
You can get rid of empty space by zooming (at least with Firefox), as I have just done. That's fine for text. However, it can't create more resolution in a photo - 800 pixels are just smeared over 1000, or 1376, or whatever else for the zoom level you've chosen.

Steve

pschlute

Link Posted 06/12/2020 - 22:12
The forum "Cambridge in Colour" uses a photo display which I think is called Lightbox. DPR uses a similar one. Both show a smaller image in the forum posts but when clicked will show a larger image with the option of selecting a 100% view.
Peter



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rickhanson

Link Posted 07/12/2020 - 13:51
Hi Everyone,

Agreed the Galleries, image sizes are showing their age. All being well we hope to dedicate some time in the New Year to give the site a refresh along with a few upgrades.

All the best,

Rick

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MrB

Link Posted 07/12/2020 - 17:42
Thank you, Rick.

Regards.
Philip

pschlute

Link Posted 07/12/2020 - 19:46
Thanks Rick, appreciated
Peter



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