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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:10 pm

Yeah, it's definitely not file size itself. You can upload files that are larger than that one by a factor of ten. It's not the file name, because they are all the same name. What dimensions is that file that fails? Example: 1600x1200 or some such. Maybe PhpBB doesn't like a certain resolution. Share the resolution of that failed file with me please.

Now, we are narrowing down our problem set.
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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:00 pm

no idea if this is what you need -

dimensions: 1920 x 1080 (pixels)
resolution: 96 dpi
bit depth: 24 bit

if not, what/where/how?
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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:06 pm

That's the info that posted when I finally figured out the maximum resolution image that I could add.

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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:12 pm

So this is what is happening:

A file's size is how much space it occupies on your computer, or ours here at VDH. Currently, you can post pictures up to 2 Mebibytes in size, which is 2.09 Megabytes. That's incredibly generous. That's more data than would fit on a 3.5" floppy disk for 1 single picture. This is like saying that a Ford F150 will hold 2 tons in its bed, irrespective of the length, width, and height of that 2 tons.

A file's dimensions are how many pixels wide by how many pixels high an image is. Your old cathode ray tube television, at least in North America, is 740 x 480 pixels. That's NTSC standard.

Does that all make sense so far?

None of you are trying to post files that are too big in size. Some of you are trying to post files that are way, way too large dimensionally. 1920 x 1080 is wider than this web page. Trying to post a picture that size simply won't work. It's like trying to fit 2 dump trucks full of feathers in a Ford F150 pickup. The weight is irrelevant, it just won't fit.
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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:20 pm

I have elected to enforce automatic resizing. Try any picture up to 2Mb in size of any dimensions. Bob, try your picture that didn't previously work again please.

I did this picture as user rhwestfall. This picture was 3000 x2000 and 1.5Mb. It automagically resized to 800x 600 and 64k:
b578147 a309eb 1cb628e3d 670a68c200.jpg
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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:29 pm

and it works!!!!! :D
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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:41 pm

THANKS Ron!!!!!

(I'm just knowledgeable enough to be dangerous in computers, so all the help you provide is much appreciated!)
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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:43 pm

yep, working!!!!!
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Re: How to add a picture in your post

Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:39 pm

I'm a horrible SOB, but I am persistent.

Thanks for all the help narrowing this down everyone. I'll keep this ticket open for a bit so you guys can play with posting images. Let me know if anything doesn't work for you.

Also, thanks for your patience.
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