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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #105 on: December 14, 2018, 09:03:28 PM »
Just a thought about file size, why upload such large files? It takes up room on the server and for those with a poor internet connection, it takes a long time to download them. It also makes no difference to the picture quality you see on the screen. I put mine through a photo editor and make them a maximum of 1,000px and about 80% quality. The file size is reduced from 4Mb + down to less than 200kB with no loss of quality.
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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #106 on: December 14, 2018, 09:47:42 PM »
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Personally I'd prefer to view that image 4x (or more) larger than that. I mainly browse the forum on my 'puter at work or laptop at home (where I sometimes project to the TV). It looks like there's some very nice modelling in those gardens and I'd like to see it in more detail. And I prefer to zoom-in/out and fly around a large image rather than view a series of separate zoomed-in shots.

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #107 on: December 14, 2018, 10:29:47 PM »
Not to prolong the file size debate too much, I tend to use c800 x 600 'pixies' when resizing a photo. That gives me an image of around the 200 odd kB like this one:



I think that shows things fairly well and allows a bit of zooming in..

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #108 on: December 14, 2018, 10:34:28 PM »
We cannot afford unlimited disc space or repeated upgrades, so some limits on file size will be necessary.

Can the server s/w resize submitted pictures? Or at least produce an “outsize picture” error message
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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #109 on: December 15, 2018, 01:22:25 AM »
I've just attempted to upload an image - several times. I believe I'm using the same process I've been using but get this message:
The following error or errors occurred while adding the picture
Not a valid picture file.

It IS a valid picture file and if I'm doing anything differently I'm unable to identify my mistake. While I'm at it, I'd like to suggest that there should be a simpler way to upload. No?

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #110 on: December 15, 2018, 02:27:32 AM »
I've been getting that message too, Leon.
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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #111 on: December 15, 2018, 07:11:54 AM »
I've just attempted to upload an image - several times. I believe I'm using the same process I've been using but get this message:
The following error or errors occurred while adding the picture
Not a valid picture file.

It IS a valid picture file and if I'm doing anything differently I'm unable to identify my mistake. While I'm at it, I'd like to suggest that there should be a simpler way to upload. No?

Leon

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #112 on: December 15, 2018, 08:00:43 AM »
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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #113 on: December 15, 2018, 10:04:19 PM »
Just to prove that Tank has fixed the missing reply button for those of us who were having the problem.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #114 on: December 16, 2018, 11:54:18 AM »
We cannot afford unlimited disc space or repeated upgrades, so some limits on file size will be necessary.

Can the server s/w resize submitted pictures? Or at least produce an “outsize picture” error message
Most pictures from today's cameras are of the order of 8MB.  In order to reduce the file size and increase download speed, I edit the file using Paint to reduce the size to 25% which produces a file of less than 500kB (1/4 X 1/4 = 1/16).  The resulting definition is plenty good enough for website use.
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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #115 on: December 16, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »

Many thanks @Tank and the team

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As you see, like Martin I can now post here, and I checked the E-bay thread I was not able to post in and that is OK now.

As to photos, I have found a place called IrfanView, which I can re-size photos in, so as not to fill up too much gallery space, as suggested by Mito and Mike.

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #116 on: December 16, 2018, 09:55:59 PM »
I seem to have a problem with the notify options when a reply has been posted in a thread. It's fine for those set before the upgrade but now if I change from the default 'Email' to 'Alerts' it doesn't seem to change anything. I still get an email when a post is added and no alert showing.
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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #117 on: December 16, 2018, 10:08:03 PM »
From t'other upgrade thread

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #118 on: December 17, 2018, 06:52:50 AM »
Re wiki, think it was where the Gallery [61208] button is now.

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Re: Server Upgrade
« Reply #119 on: December 17, 2018, 09:38:16 AM »
We cannot afford unlimited disc space or repeated upgrades, so some limits on file size will be necessary.

Can the server s/w resize submitted pictures? Or at least produce an “outsize picture” error message
Most pictures from today's cameras are of the order of 8MB.  In order to reduce the file size and increase download speed, I edit the file using Paint to reduce the size to 25% which produces a file of less than 500kB (1/4 X 1/4 = 1/16).  The resulting definition is plenty good enough for website use.

I, too, use 'Paint' to resize the odd photo for the Club Kawasaki forum but, as I take quite a few pics at quite a few exhibitions, it would be a royal P.I.T.A. to resize all of those for this forum.
I await developments/new instructions from the Techies

 

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