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Maximum Allowed Size of Photo Attachments

Post by Theo » Tue 22. Dec 2009, 08:18

Hi everybody,
I have received posts of participants who had problems uploading photos. They had received error messages that were saying that their photos were too big.
I then set the controls to "unlimited size" for not having to hassle with pixel by pixels. Well, I figured that this isn't going to be good on the long run. If you post big, huge gozilla pics that not only are big in dimensions but consequently are big in weight by bits, the forum web space will be full in no time. The forum will also load a lot slower. Therefore I set the max. size to 1100 X 1100 px. which is still huge.
So, if you have bigger photos than that, please edit your photos and resize them to max. 1100 X 1100 pixels. Also keep in mind to reduce their weight by converting them to 72 px/inch max. You might have a photo editor with a "Save for web" option. It will do exactly that plus reduce the weight of the data.
There are many free photoeditors for download on the web. Just search for it.
Here's one of them http://www.gimp.org/
Best regards
Theo
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