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#11
I believe rangersfan is using imigur
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#12
I'd been using majhost for more than a decade, but they went down a few months ago and I'm weary it will never come back up. Sad It was very bare bones, which is what I liked.
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#13
Reddit is all about Imgur
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#14
So Spokes how's it been going, with the on-site hosting of images?
I rather like being able to upload locally to the forum. Any chance we could get a plugin that auto-compresses images? My phone tends to take pictures that are 1.5mb, and has no resize function.
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#15
There is sort of built in hosting available. I believe anyone can attach an image to their post.

I'm not sure an auto-compress option is available, although if it were, that would be ideal.

I can add something that re-sizes the image to always fit on the page, but I dont think that's what you're looking for
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#16
(10-25-2015, 06:09 AM)Spokes Wrote: There is sort of built in hosting available.  I believe anyone can attach an image to their post.

I'm not sure an auto-compress option is available, although if it were, that would be ideal.

I can add something that re-sizes the image to always fit on the page, but I dont think that's what you're looking for

For the benefit of those of us who are on restrictive data plans I'd like to see something that automatically creates thumbnails out of large images and only displays the image in its original size when the user clicks the thumbnail. While I appreciate the need for some people to post a dozen large images at a time, that sort of stuff can quickly exhaust the monthly quota of sub-GB data plans.

Thank you.
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#17
(10-25-2015, 08:26 AM)ookpik Wrote:
(10-25-2015, 06:09 AM)Spokes Wrote: There is sort of built in hosting available.  I believe anyone can attach an image to their post.

I'm not sure an auto-compress option is available, although if it were, that would be ideal.

I can add something that re-sizes the image to always fit on the page, but I dont think that's what you're looking for

For the benefit of those of us who are on restrictive data plans I'd like to see something that automatically creates thumbnails out of large images and only displays the image in its original size when the user clicks the thumbnail. While I appreciate the need for some people to post a dozen large images at a time, that sort of stuff can quickly exhaust the monthly quota of sub-GB data plans.

Thank you.

I think a suitable resize will achieve the same, those normally will save with a moderate compression ratio.  If we were to resize images to, say, 1200 pixels (largest dimension), it would reduce the data size and also speed up loading of photos.

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#18
That seems to work pretty well! If we can turn on resizing, I think it'll be a great solution for us.
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#19
(10-25-2015, 01:51 PM)tomh009 Wrote: I think a suitable resize will achieve the same, those normally will save with a moderate compression ratio.  If we were to resize images to, say, 1200 pixels (largest dimension), it would reduce the data size and also speed up loading of photos.

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1. That sample is about 500kB in size. Some people are still on 100MB/month data plans.
2. Even if data isn't an issue, people still have to physically scroll vertically through a series of images.
(3. Don't get me started on people who then reflexively quote the entire post, requiring readers to do a repeat scroll through the entire picture set, just to add a "thank you" or to comment on one of the series.)

One can ask people to be more considerate of other peoples' budgets, time, fingers, etc. but it's usually an exercise in futility and it's never as effective as automatically generating thumbnails.
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#20
That sample wasn't resized by the server. Smile

I suggested a 1200 pixel maximum, but it was only a suggestion. That said, 500 KB is still far smaller than the full-size images that get posted from time to time.

If automatic thumbnail generation is an option, it's great. But if it's not, let's choose an option that works for most people. There surely aren't a lot of people on WRC with 100 MB data plans today still. But if we need to find out, a survey would be a good way to determine what size images are best.
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