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Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:13 am
by David McCormack
Ok, so the answer to my frustration is to update my lovely 10yr old iMac and Mac mini and get faster broadband (I'm still on super slow 2.5mbps here!) but could there be a limit to the size of images included in posts?

One current members only thread has 5 photos included with a total file size of 13mb. :head: I don't see the need for posting large photos with dimensions of 4, 3 or 2 thousand pixels. It's so easy to resize photos for the web but I guess it's just easier (quicker) to upload the full size photo.

Anyway, I'm not going to do this :xcomputer: to my macs but will just have to have more :coffee: while I wait for big images to load or I could just do some framing :giggle:

Think I'll put the kettle on... actually on the hob, it takes ages :lol:

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:13 am
by Whitewater Gallery
Good point David. Have just resized the photo I had posted 2 minutes ago, it is now 190KB rather than 1.2 MB. I was just being lazy and uploading the image straight from phone (via Dropbox).

Some sites block images that are too large to save space on the server, could that be implemented?

Regardless will check file sizes before uploading in future! :oops:

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:17 am
by prospero
Good point David. :yes:

The resolution of cameras is increasing almost daily and therefore the file size of the photos. When I were a lad 3mp was only for pros who could afford them. The cameras on phones are now considerably bigger than that.

There are plenty of free image editing software progs that will resize images and convert to .jpg if necessary. Keep the original full size one and resize a copy. :D

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:56 pm
by IFGL
I would have never known there was an issue, our BB is 85 mb almost everything loads/uploads instantly, I will refrain from posting images in the future.

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:38 pm
by David McCormack
IFGL wrote:...I will refrain from posting images in the future.


No, don't do that IFGL, the more images the better. I was just having a morning rant :D As you say, you're broadband is over 30 times faster than mine :oops: Life is generally slow up in South Lakes so I'm used to it really :lol:

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:50 pm
by Whitewater Gallery
Very slow here in Polzeath too - but supposedly we are having Superfast installed on the 6th Sept :shock: :cool: , that should sort me out because like David those 5 images took a couple of minutes to load last night.

Regardless, I think resizing photos to suit their use is a good discipline, it saves on space on the server - helps to keep costs down.

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:52 pm
by Graysalchemy
I thought this site did have a size limit?

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:35 pm
by David McCormack
Whitewater Gallery wrote:Regardless, I think resizing photos to suit their use is a good discipline, it saves on space on the server - helps to keep costs down.


Never thought about it from that perspective... do you think the internet could ever get full? :giggle:

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:09 pm
by IFGL
I didn't know pics from my phone was so big.
Even on 2.5 mb it should not take more than a few seconds to show those files, try clearing your browsers cache, If that doesn't help, I suspect there is connectivety problem somewhere near you, if you have a windows computer , open a command prompt window and type tracert http://theframersforum.com

If you have a Unix based computer open the terminal and type traceroute http://theframersforum.com


This will trace each step (hop) to the forum and give you a ping between each step if one step has a significantly higher ping then there is your fault, you can send that info to your isp who should fix it.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:16 pm
by ratty
Nothing wrong with the internet? :shock:

internet safety.docx
(14.37 KiB) Downloaded 243 times


:sweating: :clap:

Re: Image attachment rant...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:02 pm
by David McCormack
IFGL wrote:...Even on 2.5 mb it should not take more than a few seconds to show those files,...


I would expect it to be more than a few seconds... don't forget download speeds are quoted in megabits (Mb) and file sizes are in megabytes (MB).

1 Mb = 0.125 MB

With a download speed of 2.5 Mbps it would take a web page with 13MB of files 42 seconds to download whereas an 85 Mbps connection would download those files in just 1 second!

Interestingly, I've just noticed that the framers forum measures file sizes in kibibytes (KiB) and mebibytes (MiB)... 1 MiB = 1.04858 MB

I've also just found out that we now have super-fast broadband in Grange-over-Sands (only fibre to the cabinet) and can expect speeds of up to 30Mbps :ninja: