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 Post subject: Max picture sizes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:23 pm 
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Hi everyone!

A year or more back we had discussed picture sizes that were acceptable for forum use here on the system. The topic has come up again recently with some users routinely posting very large pictures in messages. Large pictures are fine for showing small, intricate detail, but generally they are a pain to view day by day. And they take a decent amount of storage per picture. Compounding this is a lot of people don't know how to resize pictures, they just go with their default cam settings - which are usually rather large.

From this point forward, I am requesting users voluntarily limit their picture sizes in posts to a maximum of 1280 x 1024, unless there is a need to show larger size to relay small details or in a one-off case of a special need for a larger pic. Either 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 (or smaller) is what I'd recommend using for routine pics being posted.

This is the free image resizer that I use for Windows, I don't have Apple equipment so you're on your own there. No interest in pushing software here, just conveying what works well for me. You can use any software you want as long as you end up with decent resolution at our max recommended size....

https://imageresizer.codeplex.com/

I had opened up the sizing because people said they wanted larger, higher res pictures. All fine and good, I'll do anything I possibly can to accommodate user requests. However, as the system grows and as more people post, we're accumulating a lot of larger pictures. If you have a small monitor, it's a pain to fiddle with slider bars, etc etc.... in order to view these. I do have the capability to place a hard limit on picture sizes via system configuration settings, however I'd rather not do this.

I'm going to sticky this topic so it stays at or near the top of the page for easy reference. Thanks for helping us with the viewability of pic posts going forward!

Eric

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 Post subject: Re: Max picture sizes
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:06 pm 
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Hi folks!

I'm making another post on this issue as recently we've had an influx of people, whether through non-knowledge of the guidelines or just not reading the material that have posted humungo pictures of generic stuff such as general exterior shots of their ride, etc... in forum posts. I've put up a banner rule entry in the new user forum specifically addressing this, from this point forward there is no reason for billboard-sized shots of Caprices being posted. When found, these pics will be moderated without any further warning. Same goes for general interest pics. Normally an admin will ask a pic be reloaded & downsized if it's an existing user, we all have tech issues with pic sizing from time to time. If an admin asks to have a pic downsized and reloaded, this should be done within 24 hours or the zap gun may hold target practice on the pic. You can then re-upload it in the prescribed resolution at your convenience.

Remember, 1280 x 1024 max resolution in any posted pictures except for special circumstances.

Bottom line is that we DO want to see your pictures, but loading things in Empire State Building sized resolutions does no one any good, it's a pain to view, and scrolling forever to see granular detail is getting pretty old. Please take the 5 minutes time to learn how to set resolution on your camera or imaging device, or be prepared to edit/downsize the pic(s) before uploading. I do have the capability to lock this down as a system function but, again as in my last post made 18 months or so ago on this topic, I'd rather not do this. Normally I'm not heavy-handed when it comes to policing the forum and I'd rather not resort to draconian measures to compel folks to adhere to our guidelines, but just sayin'......

Thanks
Eric

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