The Photo Size Limit has been raised

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Per request, I took a look at the photo size limitation for uploading as an attachment around here. I compared it to the old site and realized it was much smaller. I raised it to match. It is now 400000kb which I believe is 4 megabytes. 4 times larger. That should help. :)

    Sorry all, there are a lot of settings around here. lol

    matt
     
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  3. Turbo's Aquatics

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    Matt this is one that I just read about myself, you can specify a re-size dimension so that when people upload pics that are super huge, they get resized down dimensionally which reduces the file size as well.

    So if you set a 4MB file size limit but a 640x480 pic resize (not saying you should, just pulled that one out of the air) then the resultant file size will be pretty small actually. I was looking for the thread on xF that described one example but I can't find it now.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

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    Thanks for the tip Bud. I'll look into that a bit.
     
  5. Turbo's Aquatics

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    Here's the tip/guide I was looking for

    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/a-guide-to-xenforo-attachments-photos.2439/

    This is more for limiting the size of the file though. If you have xF configured to show the file in a certain dimension and then give the ability to click the pic to see the full size version, I'm not sure how this would work together.

    So I think you can set a maximum X * Y dimension and a maximum file size, and then I think one would be able to upload a larger file size as long as it is below the maximum allowable file size after xF automatically resizes the dimensions. Then you could set a "default" display size to a given set of dimensions (which would be smaller than the maximum dims) so that you would display the smaller size pic, but be able to click it to see the full-size pic.

    If that makes sense.

    What add-on are you using to allow the "click to see the full size" function? I want that!
     
  6. Pete polyp

    Pete polyp Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    That's great! Most of my pictures are well under that, but were just a bit too large (no pun intended)
     
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    ty matt. that helps loads.
     
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  9. Av8Bluewater

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    Awesome. It makes a difference sometimes. Really like the new website.
    I wish I could get larger pics on my local club forum. I think theirs is limited to 250k.
     
  10. Matt Rogers

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    Wow now that is old school. It reminds me of when I used to have to make banners that were 20k. lol
    Glad you like the new site!
     
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    Same problem with uploading pics. Says the memory is to low error. Any tips?
     
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