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#21
If we're taking a vote, I vote "no" on the auto-thumbnail option. I hate having to click on every tiny photo, I like scrolling through photos like a gallery in forums. Personal preference, I know, but your preference is thumbnails, and mine is full-size images, just stating that and adding to the discussion. I can't believe anyone would be on a 100 MByte/month plan. I burn through 100 MByte/day while roaming in the US!

Nobody should be posting 12 MByte images straight out of their camera (and they can't, because of the 500 kbyte limit), but as it is the 500 kbyte lmiit is already extremely frustrating for those of us who like to take high-resolution images and share them with the community. The result of forcing this sort of thing is that people like me are just going to stop posting photos here.
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#22
Alternatively, you can also disable auto-loading of images in Netscape Navitagor, and then press this button if you want to see them, to save on your monthly usage: [Image: net_images.gif]
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#23
(10-25-2015, 10:43 PM)Canard Wrote: I hate having to click on every tiny photo
I used the term "thumbnail" to express a concept. I'm not suggesting that "tiny" should literally be the size of a thumb nail. It's possible to create fairly large "thumbnails" that use relatively little data.  For instance a VGA (640x480) sized photo can be 50kB to 100kB. VGA is more than large enough to see what's in the photo and decide if you want to see more detail by clicking.

In any case smartphone screens are small. All that detail, and the large amounts of data behind it, are wasted on a 5" screen.

Quote:I like scrolling through photos like a gallery in forums.
For you it's enjoyment. For others it's tedium. And it's bloody torture when some inconsiderate idiots then mindlessly quote that stream. (IMO)

Quote:I can't believe anyone would be on a 100 MByte/month plan.
There are several prepaid plans that include only 100MB to 1GB per month. Not everyone spends $50+/month on their smartphone. Furthermore those plans are often 3G only. That's more than fast enough for general use but not for lengthy streams of large photos.

In any case even those on 1Gbit, unlimited data plans at home or in the office still have to scroll through possibly pages of photo streams to get to some actual discussion of the topic.

Quote:the 500 kbyte lmiit is already extremely frustrating for those of us who like to take high-resolution images and share them with the community
No one is preventing you from sharing 12+MP photos with the rest of the community. You can do that by hosting them on any of myriad photo sites and link to them through "thumbnails" here. That strikes me as a reasonable compromise that accommodates the needs of all users.

Quote:The result of forcing this sort of thing is that people like me are just going to stop posting photos here.
Nobody is "forcing" anyone to do anything. I'm simply expressing my point of view as someone who enjoys these photos but who (1) isn't a photography fanatic and (2) doesn't have unlimited resources. And no, I'm not threatening to stop participating in WRC if I don't get my way.
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#24
There's a mobile version of this web site is it not? If so we could make pictures manually downloadable there. I do not have issues with my data plan limits, but I can see that I wouldn't want to waste valuable bits downloading by default pictures I won't even enjoy in my tiny screen. On my laptop/tablet I do like and appreciate large pictures. I think the present 500KB limit is adequate for this purpose.
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#25
Note that the 500 KB limit is only for uploaded photos; if you use links, they can be any size you want (I think).

An auto-resize function for the upload would be very handy, though, it would save me the manual resizing step before uploading.
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#26
All I wanted is to be able to upload >500kb images somehow....
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#27
(10-25-2015, 10:09 PM)tomh009 Wrote: 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.

Is the test image you posted 1200px?

My understanding is that limiting the image would just change the dimensions, not image size.
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#28
(10-26-2015, 07:50 AM)ookpik Wrote:
Quote:I like scrolling through photos like a gallery in forums.
For you it's enjoyment. For others it's tedium. And it's bloody torture when some inconsiderate idiots then mindlessly quote that stream. (IMO)

In my mind, you lost all credibility with this one statement.  This doesn't fly here.
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#29
(10-26-2015, 09:35 AM)Markster Wrote: All I wanted is to be able to upload >500kb images somehow....

I don't think we're going to give unlimited space for image hosting, there needs to be some limit, but ya given camera resolution and image size, that is a little small.

If you want to upload huge files though, there are image hosting sites for that.
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#30
(10-26-2015, 10:59 AM)Spokes Wrote: Is the test image you posted 1200px?

My understanding is that limiting the image would just change the dimensions, not image size.

The image above is 900x1200px and ~400kB in data. Using Irfanview to reduce it to VGA size gets it down to 65kB data as below yet it's still quite viewable.

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