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    New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Today the image size restrictions were updated to help save some space on the servers. Previously image uploads to the forum were set at 2mb while the gallery was set to 6mb. This was much too high, especially when you have multiple photos downloading per page.

    The gallery has been decreased to 2mb per image and now images attached to threads are re-sized appropriately to a max of 1024 height or width.

    If you already have your photos hosted somewhere else we encourage you to insert them into your posts by
    1. clicking the 'insert image' icon,
    2. select the 'from url' tab
    3. paste in the url of your photo (to get it right click and copy location)
    4. uncheck 'Retrieve remote file and reference locally'


    Alternatively you can use bb code around the image URL, which you can just type as
    Code:
    [ IMG]http://imageurl.com/image.jpg[ /IMG]
    (without spaces between [ and img)

    Also, if you already have an image in the gallery, please do not upload it again to a forum thread - this only duplicates the image on the servers. To insert the image into a forum post from he gallery, simply click the "My Photos" at the bottom of the editor and click the photo you want to insert. Select the medium size (should be default).

    By doing the above this will ensure everyone can see your photos without waiting 5 minutes

    Please post here with any questions.


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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    and not sure why anyone would post even a 2 M picture! since it really is an open formum, and pictures are printable at 2M,, I post all internet posts at 360-500 K,, big enough for video display, but not that useful for prints (sure 5x7s),, but cleary not even close to the originals.
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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Also, I fixed an error with the lightbox scrolling - previously you wouldn't be able to scroll through all images on a page by opening one lightbox (clicking on an image). Now you can!
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    John

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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    I learn so much new stuff everyday I have trouble remembering it all...
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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by jdeg View Post
    Alternatively you can use bb code around the image URL, which you can just type as
    Code:
    [ IMG]http://imageurl.com/image.jpg[ /IMG]
    (without spaces between [ and img)

    Also, if you already have an image in the gallery, please do not upload it again to a forum thread - this only duplicates the image on the servers. To insert the image into a forum post from he gallery, simply click the "My Photos" at the bottom of the editor and click the photo you want to insert. Select the medium size (should be default).
    So if i upload to my gallery and then use the URL upload option in threads & reference locally, that should be fine right?
    Or is that still a double upload?

    I don't quite like the 'my photos' option cos it seems to randomly sort the images & i take forever to find my last upload to the gallery

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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLight View Post
    So if i upload to my gallery and then use the URL upload option in threads & reference locally, that should be fine right?
    Or is that still a double upload?

    I don't quite like the 'my photos' option cos it seems to randomly sort the images & i take forever to find my last upload to the gallery
    Reference locally will upload the image to the post - so it would be a double upload. It's not smart enough to know it's already on the site. Uncheck the reference locally and you'll be set.
    John

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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Guess the resizer (Should your images be to big they will be resized automatically.) doesn't work any more. I've had to resize most of mine.

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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    Guess the resizer (Should your images be to big they will be resized automatically.) doesn't work any more. I've had to resize most of mine.
    For the gallery or posts?
    John

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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by jdeg View Post
    For the gallery or posts?

    Gallery, I put all of my photos in the gallery before adding them to a post.
    Last edited by Marilynne; 01-25-2013 at 11:02 PM. Reason: more info

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    Re: New image size restrictions & instructions for inserting images hosted elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post

    Gallery, I put all of my photos in the gallery before adding them to a post.
    How big are the images to start? Previously the limit was 6mb, it is now 2mb.
    John





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