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I tried to upload a rather large photo today on this site and had a problem, it wouldnt let me. I go to another Vbulletin board (forums.off-topic.net) and when I upload one of my larger pics, it automatically resizes them and allows tme to stiolll attach them. Can you get this featurer please?
 

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Hey, Navigator... from what I understand, those sites probably have a much higher traffic capacity than LunaticSS has for FordForums and GMForums.

Resizing the pics from a viewability standpoint doesn't effect file size unless they're resaved -- which is something you'd have to do. Because the files themselves remain large, they take longer to transmit and therefore, longer for viewers to download.

Lunatic is trying to keep his sites easy to get to for all his members, so he's set a limit on the file size. Since he owns the sites and pays out of pocket for them, he's got to do this or he'll lose people real quick.
 

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the one on offtopic.net allows larger file attachments and had for sometime cause he was allowing large porn pics. i limited the size of the pics cause not everyone has broadband and most on theother side of the ocean also pay for the bw usage. the fact that it resizes the pic has nothing to do with the file size. it is a little trick with the gd engine in apache. i do it for the cruise and event pics i post on my other sites.


what is basically does is takes your original pic and resizes the dimensions in page size and compresses that down to the constraints that the admin wants. it doesnt reduce the kb size what so ever. unless he is doing something different. i can impliment that on the site, but it will not help in the file size at all.


john
 
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