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#1 Post by Stu » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:06 pm

I have made some adjustments to the image attachment settings

I have increased the size allowed for attachments but also made the image dimensions smaller and adjusted compression

What this means for you guys (the end user) is that you can now upload larger images without having to resize them (up to a max of 4MB ) and the forum software will take care of the dimensions and resize the image to a smaller value

Also uploading from mobile devices should now work better although some formats still cause issues!

This should improve usability and also increase browsing speed for others as the file sizes will end up smaller

This does not affect third party hosted images which will still cause havoc loading on slow connections!

Let me know of any problems

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Re: Image attachments

#2 Post by Bald_Eagle1 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:36 pm

Here we go.............
Paul's HD3 - 20161023_134303.jpg
Testing a 3MB inline attachment as uploaded from my PC

That seems much quicker to view.
I have a 20 Mb connection, but images stored on hosted sites such as Photobucket etc. do/did take ages to download/view
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Re: Image attachments

#3 Post by Stu » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Bald_Eagle1 wrote:Here we go.............

Paul's HD3 - 20161023_134303.jpg

Testing a 3MB inline attachment as uploaded from my PC

That seems much quicker to view.
I have a 20 Mb connection, but images stored on hosted sites such as Photobucket etc. do/did take ages to download/view

And as you can see that file has been resized to 361.44 KiB so a big difference there :)

the problem with photobucket and such is that the website has to wait for the full image to be loaded from the third party and it downloads the full size so if it was 5mb that's what your browser is downloading
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Re: Image attachments

#4 Post by Gerontious » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:07 pm

see what it does with a 2.4mb PDF

Bavaria wald.

dragging and dropping... nothing happened.

so.. add files.... still nothing.

i watched it upload and then.. this:
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#5 Post by Stu » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:09 pm

Dropping and dragging is not and never has been supported :wink:

Click the status at the end and let me know what it says :thumb:
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#6 Post by Gerontious » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:14 pm

Stu wrote:Dropping and dragging is not and never has been supported :wink:
you say that and yet thats the method I always use.. its the way I just uploaded that screengrab. dragged and dropped it from the desktop into the message.

and again.. a pretty photo dragged and dropped.
81_538d8fb021bbf.jpg
obviously im too clever for words.
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#7 Post by Stu » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:18 pm

ah seems it does allow dragging and dropping :oops: :oops:

it even says it in the attachment box
If you wish to attach one or more files enter the details below. You may also attach files by dragging and dropping them in the message box.
anyway I have adjusted settings so that pdf should now upload I did initially only adjust settings for images hence the topic title but I suppose pdf's can be pretty useful too
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#8 Post by Gerontious » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:20 pm

BavariaWald.pdf
i assumed because the feature is 'attachments' it wouldn't care what type it was.
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#9 Post by Stu » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:32 pm

The software can't resize a pdf like it can an image

As you can see by the file size of the pdf you have attached its still large although with a pdf its an attachment link so it doesn't actually load the full size
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#10 Post by old-timer » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:41 pm

Luuk's GS.jpg
Oh... Wow...
I did not know this was possible in this forum.
Until now I used pictures from a public store in Dropbox, but they will stop supporting this feature next March.
So I was wondering how to put pictures inhere.

Well, like this apparently !

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Re: Image attachments

#11 Post by RantMachine » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:58 am

Stu wrote:The software can't resize a pdf like it can an image

As you can see by the file size of the pdf you have attached its still large although with a pdf its an attachment link so it doesn't actually load the full size
I can explain that one! Simply put, PDF doesn't work that way so it's daft to even expect it to resize a PDF. By its nature as a vectored format it doesn't have a fixed size, instead it is effectively just a series of coordinates that the viewer software uses to draw the document at any given size; that's why PDFs look nice and sharp no matter how much you zoom in on them. The only way to reduce the file size without actually removing some of the content would be to re-save it with higher compression on the raster images embedded within the PDF, but that's a far more complicated operation than you'll achieve as part of an upload dialogue - you'd be looking at proper PDF editing software.

Tl;Dr: PDF doesn't work that way so it's not a shock :lol:
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#12 Post by Lee1976 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:30 am

Can an Administrator please let me know why I can't view attachments that have been posted by other forum members. I get an error message saying that I don't have permission to view attachments??

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#13 Post by Stu » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:32 am

Lee1976 wrote:Can an Administrator please let me know why I can't view attachments that have been posted by other forum members. I get an error message saying that I don't have permission to view attachments??

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