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Offline SittingElf

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Image issues. Wierd!!
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:22 AM »
There appears to be a couple of bugs somewhere in the new forum template regarding images.

Like some, I have seen a number of posts where the image that was attached will not display. The only indication that there WAS a picture is the message that "guests cannot view". Huh?  Checked to insure I was logged in, but still getting that message on random posts.

Example:


Second, thumbnails are now added to the bottom of posts even if the images are shown in full size in the posts. (Unnecessary redundancy).

To all who are reading this post:

If you will reduce the size of your images to less than 1200X800, they will show in full size if you select that option. Above that, you will only get a thumbnail. Additionally, the bandwidth will be significantly reduced and will speed loading. There is no loss in quality and the forum can't initially display larger images within the message. When you post a larger image, the forum software has to reduce the size anyway when clicked to display....and that eats up resources and time. It also is a problem for anyone with a less than optimum internet connection speed (Like ME currently in Nigeria) because it can take literally minutes to display a single image.

The problem is that everyone thinks they have to take their pictures at maximum size with their 25 megapixel cameras. Great if you're looking to put your pictures on a billboard along the freeway, but totally unnecessary for web use. Please!

Cheers,

Frank
 
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Image issues. Wierd!!
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 01:21 PM »
    Things regarding picture posting are being brought on track. The redundant thumbnails will get worked out at some point. And yes , reducing the size of images is beneficial to many aspects of the forum and its use. As Frank pointed out  most cameras and phones take pictures that are way to big these days.


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Offline VW MICK

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Re: Image issues. Wierd!!
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 02:22 PM »
Sorry I don't know how to take/make them smaller I just point and shoot

Will look into it .

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Image issues. Wierd!!
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 02:39 PM »
Sorry I don't know how to take/make them smaller I just point and shoot

Will look into it .

Stand further back!

Sorry-- [laughing]

I use a free photo editing software called PhotoScape to resize and manipulate my pictures.

Offline wow

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Re: Image issues. Wierd!!
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 11:20 PM »
Sorry I don't know how to take/make them smaller I just point and shoot

Will look into it .

If you're on a Mac you can use either iPhoto or Preview to resize your photos quickly and easily. If you're on a Pretend Computer (PC) I can't help.

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Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: Image issues. Wierd!!
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 12:00 AM »
If you're on a Professional Computer, just use Paint - crop, resize, save.


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Offline VW MICK

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Re: Image issues. Wierd!!
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 01:41 AM »
Sorry I don't know how to take/make them smaller I just point and shoot

Will look into it .

If you're on a Mac you can use either iPhoto or Preview to resize your photos quickly and easily. If you're on a Pretend Computer (PC) I can't help.

 [big grin]

Il try that .yes I'm normally on the mac or the iPad

I thought everyone that's into festool was into Apple too . [big grin]