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SabreFlyr 09-01-2020 09:17 AM

Bill, greatly appreciate the work both you and DR are doing! Some great work so far!

RVDan 09-01-2020 06:09 PM

I am probably an offender as I uploaded the pics from my ipad. I will have to look for a way to size them before uploading. Sorry if I caused any issues.

mfleming 09-01-2020 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by RVDan (Post 1459170)
I am probably an offender as I uploaded the pics from my ipad. I will have to look for a way to size them before uploading. Sorry if I caused any issues.

Here's a great video on how to make your iPhone or iPad resize an image before sharing. Just follow the tutorial and resizing will be a snap from then on out ;)

HINT: Just make the width of your images 900 pixels during the tutorial and avoid the dreaded side scrolling to read posts

flion 09-02-2020 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by mfleming (Post 1459173)
HINT: Just make the width of your images 900 pixels during the tutorial and avoid the dreaded side scrolling to read posts

Nope, sorry, still side scrolls on my iPhone... :p My point being, that since there is no resolution standard for browsers, pick a reasonable size. 800 to 1024 isn't bad for tablets, with height proportional. If you really need the high resolution, you can host both and use the lower resolution image as a link to the higher one (requires a hosting service and won't work with the VAF attachment) so that the reader can decide for themselves whether to view the high resolution image. Meanwhile, the low res image doesn't hinder downloading for the casual viewer.

mfleming 09-02-2020 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by flion (Post 1459267)
Nope, sorry, still side scrolls on my iPhone... :p My point being, that since there is no resolution standard for browsers, pick a reasonable size. 800 to 1024 isn't bad for tablets, with height proportional. If you really need the high resolution, you can host both and use the lower resolution image as a link to the higher one (requires a hosting service and won't work with the VAF attachment) so that the reader can decide for themselves whether to view the high resolution image. Meanwhile, the low res image doesn't hinder downloading for the casual viewer.

Well yea, on a phone :rolleyes:

Somewhere in the VAF info for photo placement there is a 900 pixel width recommendation.

Snowflake 09-03-2020 07:40 AM

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The scrolling problem is solved if you add the image as an attachment and not as an inline photo. If you want the detail, you click on it to enlarge it, but you're expecting a large image at that point and don't mind scrolling.

bhassel 09-05-2020 08:31 AM

For PC's I've been using ifranViewer for years. It's free and has more features than the usual MS free products.

https://www.irfanview.com/

Bob

mfleming 09-05-2020 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Snowflake (Post 1459638)
The scrolling problem is solved if you add the image as an attachment and not as an inline photo. If you want the detail, you click on it to enlarge it, but you're expecting a large image at that point and don't mind scrolling.

Thats very true and one of the benefits of VAF hosting the images.

If VAF hosting images ends up working it will make this site even more valuable. So many image links broken, so much knowledge lost.

I just hope the indiscriminate uploading of excessively large images doesn't ruin this experiment

rv6n6r 09-05-2020 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Snowflake (Post 1459025)
It's possible to have any image uploaded to VAF resized automatically on the server when it's uploaded.

Hopefully that is the case OR the thing could just give a message and error out if the filesize is above a certain limit. No way everyone is going to police themselves on this.

Snowflake 09-06-2020 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by rv6n6r (Post 1460136)
... the thing could just give a message and error out if the filesize is above a certain limit....

That's what it does now, but the limit is rather high, IMO. 2MB images are allowed, but that could be cut back to 500kB and you'd lose none of the value. If there's any doubt about that, check out the ad posted for the RV-6 today... no image larger than 500kB, but all of them are larger than my HD screen when I click on them. Great detail and small image size.

You're right that people won't self-police on this unless you force them to do it themselves, or do it for them. That's why I think allowing *anything* to be uploaded, but processing it on the server down to a 500kB file (max, you wont' even need that for most of them) is the solution.


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