Large Pic Observation

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by indyadmin1974, May 26, 2010.

  1. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    I noticed that if you upload a large pic (in data size, not pixel size) it takes a bit to load which I would expect.

    Is there an optimum size / dimension for pics for the new forum software?
     
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's a quickie. 1024x768[​IMG]
     
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  4. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sorry! Double post
     
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, that took forever too upload[​IMG][​IMG]

    I'm thinkin' 640x480 would be a good size.
     
  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    640x480 is normally the size to post in forums, some will post 800x600 or larger as you did. I posted a 4000x3000 picture as a test, it took 30-40 seconds to upload (with high speed cable access).  It appears that the new forum automatically resizes photos to fit, so the only issues will be the upload and download speeds. I like the quality of the photos my camera takes at 12MP so I'll probably resize before I post, although I will also take some at 5 and 8 MP to check quality and upload speed.
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are correct in that the image is sized to fit by this platform. I think longterm, it will simplfy things.
     
  8. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Almost all digital images are accepted from a size perspective, but you're right, larger ones will take a bit longer to upload.  As Ak1 mentioned, 640x480 is definitely a good size and you could even go a bit larger.
     

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