images - AGAIN

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malverncyclist
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images - AGAIN

Postby malverncyclist » 11 Nov 2017, 5:17pm

I am trying to put images up to support a "For Sale - complete bikes only" and all it get is "file size too large". I have now reduced the pics to thumb size (almost useless) and it still won't let me upload. Tried the administrators but no reply (too busy with other website issues?).

can anyone help me please!

thanks

Martin

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Re: images - AGAIN

Postby thirdcrank » 11 Nov 2017, 6:05pm

As an aside, the Posting Info and guidelines were edited and republished recently. They still include this, which is wrong:

There is now an ability to upload photos/graphics, which should help illustrate your stuff on the Sales, Wanted & Swap board. The picture upload will re-size images to conform to a maximum file size (256k). Any image judged to be distasteful by the forum staff will be removed. Please do not hot-link into other people’s websites as this is stealing bandwidth and frowned upon.

(My emphasis.)

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gaz
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Re: images - AGAIN

Postby gaz » 11 Nov 2017, 6:16pm

malverncyclist wrote:can anyone help me please!

Resizing guide: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=114388

Alternatively see if your camera/phone has a VGA setting, pics taken on VGA are usually a small enough file size to upload directly.
It's got nothing to do with vorsprung durch technic you know ...

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Graham
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Re: images - AGAIN

Postby Graham » 11 Nov 2017, 6:20pm

Hello Martin,

I responded to your email yesterday. Have a look in your spam bucket ( the sender is not mbadmin@cyclinguk.org ).

Hello Martin,

The max filesize for photos loaded directly to the forum is 256Kbytes.

I use a photo editor to scale the pic down to 480 pixels on the longest dimension, then export as jpg.

I'll try to find somewhere a bit more obvious to post this on the forum.

The alternative is to load the larger photos to some gallery website and link across in your post.

Best Wishes
Graham

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Graham
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Re: images - AGAIN

Postby Graham » 11 Nov 2017, 6:30pm

Thanks for the warning TC. I have corrected that now . . . at long last.

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Re: images - AGAIN

Postby malverncyclist » 12 Nov 2017, 12:32am

thanks folks, all sorted now.

Martin