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Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby THX1138b » 2017-09-12 22:08

I noticed the forum appears to crop instead of resizing images. I think this is only marginally better than simply rejecting the post and I suggested automatic resizing the images instead. I don't know how phpBB works under the hood but I think other phpBB forums have this functionality.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-09-12 22:25

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It really is very simple, most image storage sites have a option to
make a thumb nail, use it,
Or simply make your own (that is what I do)
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I don't know how phpBB works under the hood but I think other phpBB forums have this functionality.

Some do, but this board does not have that feature.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby stevepusser » 2017-09-12 22:47

Another good one that provide a thumbnail link, plus various downsized image links, and does not require registration, is https://postimages.org/

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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby debiman » 2017-09-14 18:11

read:
i'm too lazy to do this myself, why is this not automated like on facebook/iphone/whateverapp!

autoresizing images
  • is not what everybody wants/needs
  • puts a LOT of extra stress on the servers
  • means the images have to be stored on the server = lots of storage (and who's going to pay for that)

many people don't seem to realize that lots of text takes much less storage than just one image.
the whole bible can be downloaded with 4 - 5 MB - that's less than an average mobile phone .jpg.
i think the best solution would be to simply reject images beyond a certain file size.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby THX1138b » 2017-09-16 19:34

debiman wrote:read:
i'm too lazy to do this myself, why is this not automated like on facebook/iphone/whateverapp!

autoresizing images
  • is not what everybody wants/needs
  • puts a LOT of extra stress on the servers
  • means the images have to be stored on the server = lots of storage (and who's going to pay for that)

many people don't seem to realize that lots of text takes much less storage than just one image.
the whole bible can be downloaded with 4 - 5 MB - that's less than an average mobile phone .jpg.
i think the best solution would be to simply reject images beyond a certain file size.


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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby debiman » 2017-09-17 06:43

THX1138b wrote:Read: Everything was better in the 60s when you couldn't even connect to the Internet without manually dialing a telephone number. Lazy millennials are ruining everything with their always-on Internet connections and German efficiency. We should follow the Amish example!

i'll just quote this priceless piece of teenage ramblings to preserve it from any possible future edits.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby Thorny » 2017-09-17 13:23

THX1138b wrote:Read: Everything was better in the 60s when you couldn't even connect to the Internet without manually dialing a telephone number.

Wow, you must be really old. Perhaps so old that your memory is faulty, in the 60s there wasn't an Internet.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby debiman » 2017-09-17 17:51

^ i actually looked it up; the beginnings of the internet go back to the mid- late- sixties; not sure if they used phonelines back then, but it certainly wasn't better.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby Thorny » 2017-09-18 12:44

debiman wrote:^ i actually looked it up; the beginnings of the internet go back to the mid- late- sixties; not sure if they used phonelines back then, but it certainly wasn't better.


Then it was not the Internet, certainly not the Internet as we know it today. It was a method for academics to collaborate. I was in University then.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby debiman » 2017-09-19 18:02

Thorny wrote:certainly not the Internet as we know it today.

that is certainly correct.
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby Thorny » 2017-09-20 13:30

Yup!

It was before "Google" became a verb. :-)
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Re: Forum crops instead of resizes images

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-09-20 16:43

stevepusser wrote:Another good one that provide a thumbnail link, plus various downsized image links, and does not require registration, is https://postimages.org/

Whoops, looks like their security certificate expired a couple hours ago. Wake up guys--hope they fix that soon.


It is working now, and they even have a feature that creates thumbnails, etc
automatically.
So does "imgur" .
I know, image resizing and creating thumb nails is extremely tedious, and complicated, can be time consuming.
That is why I read some documentation, and learned to use a few basic tools, so now all my images get resized automatically , and I don't need to depend on any forum software to do that.
That also is why most storage sites also offer a automatic method of creating
the thumb nails, and they all include documentation on using those features, for new users.
This forum is not intended to be a image storage site, there is
no reason we should have to do that for people that do not like to read instructions, and unfortunately we have not yet developed a technology that reads instructions, and the automatically follows them for those kind of people.
Maybe some day we will.
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