Pic Sizes (attachments and linking)

Posted: January 05, 2011 07:47 PM

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Pic Sizes (attachments and linking) - Continuation from another thread.

     
Posted: January 05, 2011 04:13 PM

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RedeyeSPR - 05 January 2011 03:07 PM

(75KB for a picture size is ridiculously small, BTW)

It’s been working so far but we’re open to suggestions.
At first we wanted to keep the number low to avoid abuse and gargantuan images but the community has been awesome in keeping things civil.

Do you have a suggested file size?
I can table it for discussion during our next web meeting.

Posted: January 05, 2011 06:05 PM

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David Pak - 05 January 2011 04:13 PM

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RedeyeSPR - 05 January 2011 03:07 PM

(75KB for a picture size is ridiculously small, BTW)

It’s been working so far but we’re open to suggestions.
At first we wanted to keep the number low to avoid abuse and gargantuan images but the community has been awesome in keeping things civil.

Do you have a suggested file size?
I can table it for discussion during our next web meeting.

It’s not really file size, but image dimensions that are the issue. Anything less than 600 pixels wide and probably 720 is just way too small given today’s screen resolutions. The pics that I just uploaded are 450 wide and I had to save them at 60% quality. My suggestion is to get rid of the attachment thing altogether and allow us to include images uploaded elsewhere (like photobucket) with [image] and [/image] tags. This is a very common practice in other boards I post to.

Posted: January 05, 2011 07:28 PM

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RedeyeSPR - 05 January 2011 06:05 PM
David Pak - 05 January 2011 04:13 PM

@RedeyeSPR

RedeyeSPR - 05 January 2011 03:07 PM

(75KB for a picture size is ridiculously small, BTW)

It’s been working so far but we’re open to suggestions.
At first we wanted to keep the number low to avoid abuse and gargantuan images but the community has been awesome in keeping things civil.

Do you have a suggested file size?
I can table it for discussion during our next web meeting.

It’s not really file size, but image dimensions that are the issue. Anything less than 600 pixels wide and probably 720 is just way too small given today’s screen resolutions. The pics that I just uploaded are 450 wide and I had to save them at 60% quality. My suggestion is to get rid of the attachment thing altogether and allow us to include images uploaded elsewhere (like photobucket) with [image] and [/image] tags. This is a very common practice in other boards I post to.

I will table both suggestions.
Do you have an example of forums implementing the photobucket option well?
If we can get some great photos posted I’m game.

Posted: January 06, 2011 08:40 AM

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David Pak - 05 January 2011 07:28 PM

@RedeyeSPR

RedeyeSPR - 05 January 2011 06:05 PM
David Pak - 05 January 2011 04:13 PM

@RedeyeSPR

RedeyeSPR - 05 January 2011 03:07 PM

(75KB for a picture size is ridiculously small, BTW)

It’s been working so far but we’re open to suggestions.
At first we wanted to keep the number low to avoid abuse and gargantuan images but the community has been awesome in keeping things civil.

Do you have a suggested file size?
I can table it for discussion during our next web meeting.

It’s not really file size, but image dimensions that are the issue. Anything less than 600 pixels wide and probably 720 is just way too small given today’s screen resolutions. The pics that I just uploaded are 450 wide and I had to save them at 60% quality. My suggestion is to get rid of the attachment thing altogether and allow us to include images uploaded elsewhere (like photobucket) with [image] and [/image] tags. This is a very common practice in other boards I post to.

I will table both suggestions.
Do you have an example of forums implementing the photobucket option well?
If we can get some great photos posted I’m game.

drumchat.com uses it well. The “Show Your Drums” thread has hundreds of pages of pictures and is super popular.

Posted: January 06, 2011 10:25 AM

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@RedeyeSPR - Thank you for the feedback and the reference. I think we can take care of this. I will table the suggestion during our next meeting and see what we can do.

Posted: January 06, 2011 09:38 PM

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@RedeyeSPR - Okay. We have the thumbs up.