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Can't upload small attachment

Post by hhfarang » Thu May 07, 2015 12:29 am

I just tried to upload an image (several times) that is 116.3 kb on my computer and it fails with a message saying that it's too big. The message states that attachments can be no bigger than 250 kb... :? :? :?
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by Bristolian » Thu May 07, 2015 7:36 am

Is the picture larger than 800 pixels wide as this is also a limit on size?
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by Lev » Thu May 07, 2015 11:38 am

Image upload restrictions are 200kb and 1000px wide. Anything over this or non-standard format will not upload.

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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by PeteC » Thu May 07, 2015 11:59 am

Just go to the below, select 760 pixels, or custom (1000 pixels), BEST quality, hit RESIZE red button. End product will work on the forum.

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by hhfarang » Thu May 07, 2015 11:19 pm

Thanks Pete but it still doesn't work... message still says it's too big.

"Image upload restrictions are 200kb and 1000px wide. Anything over this or non-standard format will not upload."

Image size is 135.3kb, 676px by 1000px and it is .jpg

Which one of those is the problem Lev?
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by pharvey » Fri May 08, 2015 12:01 am

I've had problems previously if the image has been over 800 pixels in any one direction - perhaps worth taking below 800?

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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by Lev » Fri May 08, 2015 10:38 am

Yes, try dropping the height to 800 and see it if works.

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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by hhfarang » Fri May 08, 2015 9:09 pm

Lev wrote:Yes, try dropping the height to 800 and see it if works.
Yep, that worked but there's no point now because that last resize (from 1000 to 800) rendered the quality so bad that the text is no longer readable.

In this day and age of computing with huge sensors and terabyte drives I'm surprised that this forum's software is still so limiting in attachment size.
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by PeteC » Fri May 08, 2015 9:19 pm

If it doesn't fit for some reason, just post a link to your photo journal HHF., like Flikr etc., where the photo is located.

The rest of the debate involves costs I imagine, and who wants to pay for it.... which is no one...so I'll stay out of that debate. :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by Big Boy » Fri May 08, 2015 10:43 pm

hhfarang wrote:
Lev wrote:Yes, try dropping the height to 800 and see it if works.
Yep, that worked but there's no point now because that last resize (from 1000 to 800) rendered the quality so bad that the text is no longer readable.

In this day and age of computing with huge sensors and terabyte drives I'm surprised that this forum's software is still so limiting in attachment size.
I sent you a PM a few hours ago, asking you to e-mail the image so that we could look at it to identify the problem. Nothing in my inbox yet.
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by Big Boy » Fri May 08, 2015 10:45 pm

prcscct wrote:just post a link to your photo journal HHF., like Flikr etc., where the photo is located.
Does that work now? I tried it a couple of years ago, and it wouldn't accept flickr links.
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by hhfarang » Fri May 08, 2015 11:39 pm

Big Boy wrote:
hhfarang wrote:
Lev wrote:Yes, try dropping the height to 800 and see it if works.
Yep, that worked but there's no point now because that last resize (from 1000 to 800) rendered the quality so bad that the text is no longer readable.

In this day and age of computing with huge sensors and terabyte drives I'm surprised that this forum's software is still so limiting in attachment size.
I sent you a PM a few hours ago, asking you to e-mail the image so that we could look at it to identify the problem. Nothing in my inbox yet.
Hi Big Boy,

I didn't send it because the problem has been identified... the height/width has to be less than or equal to 800 pixels, which doesn't allow for a lot of detail. I was trying to post a map, which is pointless if you can't read the names of places on it. As someone else posted, to get more detail I would probably have to link to the photo on another web site.
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by PeteC » Sat May 09, 2015 7:18 am

Big Boy wrote:
prcscct wrote:just post a link to your photo journal HHF., like Flikr etc., where the photo is located.
Does that work now? I tried it a couple of years ago, and it wouldn't accept flickr links.
No idea. I thought a link was a link?
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by Big Boy » Sat May 09, 2015 7:48 am

I've tested a flickr image, and it definitely doesn't work.
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Re: Can't upload small attachment

Post by buksida » Sat May 09, 2015 8:26 am

Flickr masks the file name to stop other websites hotlinking to images which it has now claimed as its own. Just checked the image dimensions here which are 1000x1000, this should be large enough for 99% of images really since screens are getting smaller these days. No idea why it had to be reduced to 800 though ... glitch in the Matrix I guess.
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