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Posting pictures

Postby phil » Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:13 am

Hi

Sorry to gripe, but please may I ask members to try and post smaller pictures in the forums?

Smaller in two ways, please:
  1. In terms of the pixel height and width of the pictures, please keep the pictures under (say) 500 pixels on side. That way, the TMC pages will still render properly.
  2. In terms of the file size of the pictures, please try and keep them relatively small. Say, 30KB - 50KB. I know most people have broadband in this day and age, but not everyone has - and there's one page (for example) in the "Places to drink coffee" forum that takes a very long time to download at low speeds, as it has 5 or 6 pictures of around 130KB each on each page.

If you haven't any way of reducing the size of pictures from your digital cameras I'll be happy to help. However, there are a number of freeware picture editors out there that I am sure must be up to the standard required for such simple work.

Thanks for listening.

Phil
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Postby phil » Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:16 am

Oh, and as a P.S. :

I can impose a maximum file size for picture attachments. Currently the maximum is set at 256KB, which is far too high. However, I find that the current version of the forum software doesn't give a sensible error indication to the user when it declines to upload files which are too large - and rather than confuse people I've left matters to their better judgement! :roll:
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La Spaziale Lusso grinder (espresso),
Macap MC4 shop grinder (brewed coffee)
Three Thor tampers
Two Hottops, first since Feb 2003
No partridge, no pear tree either
Conas, Zassenhaus hand grinder....
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Postby Joey » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:11 am

Ups, I guess that's adressed to me...sorry. I was always trying to be under 256 and that the size stays on the page without letting someone scroll......okeydokey.
Should I make the existing pics smaller now or do I just have to take care in the future?
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Postby phil » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:39 am

<Blush>

Yup Joey, you were the person I had in mind, although I didn't want to embarass you by mentioning you by name :oops:.

Please just take care in future. I know you're incredibly busy at the moment, so I'll edit those files for you later today if that's all right?

Thanks very much

Phil
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La Spaziale Lusso grinder (espresso),
Macap MC4 shop grinder (brewed coffee)
Three Thor tampers
Two Hottops, first since Feb 2003
No partridge, no pear tree either
Conas, Zassenhaus hand grinder....
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Postby Joey » Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:39 am

if you could do that - that would be soooooo great - thank you very much.
I am really really sorry.... and in a hurry, you are right. Just read that before leaving.....
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Postby phil » Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:34 pm

Joey

I'll fix those piccies tomorrow. I got rather carried away tonight, doing some Perl programming for the email project. I was having fun (what a geek!) and Allyson's gone to bed in a huff because she hasn't seen me all night! :oops:
La Spaziale Spazio 2 group semi-auto

La Spaziale Lusso grinder (espresso),
Macap MC4 shop grinder (brewed coffee)
Three Thor tampers
Two Hottops, first since Feb 2003
No partridge, no pear tree either
Conas, Zassenhaus hand grinder....
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