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Photos too large?

Discussion in 'Site Talk (Forum Help)' started by pateco, Jun 12, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,928 posts, 480 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    As of this morning I am getting an error message trying to upload photos saying file is too large for the server to upload. These pictures are the same size that I upload regularly.

    Has something been changed? what is the new max file size?
     


  2. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    1,978 posts, 352 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    I got it yesterday. I cropped the photo til it would fit.
     


  3. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    1,978 posts, 352 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    Either that or take pictures of smaller things... or use a smaller camera! :dancing:
     


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  4. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 202 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Pateco - had same problem it says 2.5 MB max upload but it would not accept even a 1.45 MB upload, so something is ganz verruckt as we say in germany.
     


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  5. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,493 posts, 457 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    I usually mail the big photo to myself and select final size when sending. Quicker than bringing up photoshop.
     


  6. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,928 posts, 480 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    I wonder if @Phil Herring has any deeper knowledge of this issue?
     


  7. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,353 posts, 202 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    What is the file format: jpeg, gif, png?
     


  8. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,166 posts, 1,642 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Hi Phil. I experienced it occasionally over the past 8 days to 2 weeks. File format was jpeg.
     


  9. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,353 posts, 202 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    I think I found it -- the language in the forum settings is confusing and this may have been a config issue. Give it a try and let me know.

    1.8 Mb image here:
    1.8mb.jpeg
     


  10. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,166 posts, 1,642 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Just uploaded a file listed at 3.37MB that would not have worked a couple of days ago.
     


  11. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,353 posts, 202 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    Perfect. If it fails again please let me know with the special bat signal: @Phil Herring
     


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  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,381 posts, 961 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    How does he see over the dashboard?

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  13. Brian D

    Brian D Moderator

    Joined Feb 17, 2006
    3,891 posts, 578 likes
    Lancer 27PS
    US MCB Camp Pendleton, Ca KF6BL
    Actually, we should keep the photos to 1 meg or less and a size of 800x600 or less. The reason is for the guys on mobile devices. Large files take up a lot of data. If one does not have unlimited data then one will eat a lot of their data just to see a photo.

    This is just my recommendation and can be ignored if one chooses.
     


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  14. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,381 posts, 961 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I have taken to trying to cut my sizes down because a lot of members make that same recommendation. There are times when it is nice to have the large size so details can be zoomed in on, like what's that turnbuckle doing at the masthead? OH! Not a turnbuckle, nevermind:redface:.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  15. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,132 posts, 634 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    I've gone down to 1200 pixels wide. My photos at 1200 pixels wide, are less than 500KB. Maybe you guys should lower your resolution, that determines file content, not the size of the photos. This photo is 1200 pixels wide at a resolution of 240 pixels per inch. I can't increase it by clicking so I guess it's at it's max. size on my screen.

    I lowered my photo size so those with slower download speeds wouldn't be slowed down, too much.

    But personally, I can't click most of the thumbnails. The process seems slower, harder to get out of, and not worth the bother. I much prefer downloading the post, ready to read.

    Phil, is it harmful(filling your storage) to the forum to upload files at 1200 wide with this resolution?

    Irian 2018.jpg
     


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  16. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,353 posts, 202 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    When images are uploaded to our server they are resized and scaled to a lower resolution. The mobile problem is most noticeable when you link to a large photo hosted elsewhere. We have no control over the file size but they still have to be downloaded onto the device.
     


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  17. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,381 posts, 961 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    That is good to know. I have not been thinking about how big linked photos are, figuring, they don't have to be uploaded so it doesn't matter how big they are.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  18. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,645 posts, 2,017 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Me, I go big and let the bandwidth challenged deal with it. 2 meg files? What is this, 1997??
     


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  19. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,473 posts, 1,614 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Possibly for some of us. This response is right up there with “I’m 75 and still going strong. Why can’t you do what I do?” Personally I’m happy to have finally made it it to the 20th century.
     


  20. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,059 posts, 521 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    You did???
     


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