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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby Hallvor » 2017-01-09 20:49

Nice.
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-01-09 21:18

I like to use http://scrot.moe for hosting duties.

Once the image is uploaded, the "Embed Codes" tab underneath the picture has a series of links, the "Thumbnail image (linked) — BBCode" is the one I always use — just copy&paste the link directly, no need to change anything.
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-01-09 23:50

dasein wrote:Both are good in the sense that they are both <2% of the original.

(And mine is 20% smaller, so *I* win. :razz:)


Reminds me of this, sorry for being offtopic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFX53b_rmWg
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby dasein » 2017-01-10 00:04

Can one go offtopic in an offtopic thread?

(Just askin')
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images and code boxes

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-01-10 20:56

But it isn't a "off topic" thread , in Forum stuff & feedback

But any way, Can we add a topic, to the thread, instead of starting a whole
new topic ?
Hope the OP does not mind, but another thing that I find annoying is when
people post huge amounts of "output",..with out using code boxes,..
Actually , here I combined the 2 or three topics,
Attachments, How to post a screen shot and use code boxes

Thanks
P.S. Now I remember, maybe it isn't that important to some people,
but , if one gives it some thought , If using code boxes makes it easier to read,
and makes the output or code display correctly, well it seems to me like it
would be important to make the post as readable as possible , to help make it
more likely to get attention.
I don't usually even bother to try to read all the code or output, when the OP
does not seem to feel it is important enough to take the time,less then 1/2 second to click the code box option, and put it in code boxes.
Like wise, since some times one can copy/paste part of the code, or the error message into a search engine, and find good results.
Without code boxes, it is difficult to do that,..like wise if I want to try part of
it, as a script,... without the code boxes, the code, output or script may not
be accurate either.
look at this, with out code boxes;
Example :) x :x x: :X
And then with code boxes:
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 Example :) x :x x: :X
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby Segfault » 2017-01-10 21:49

In perfect world people also would at least try to write grammatically correctly, not: "something is wrong w/ my puter pls help tnx". And they would use correct units instead of making them up. For instance there is no mb or gb or Kb, there is MB, GB and kB.
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby debiman » 2017-01-14 11:27

wizard10000 wrote:
dasein wrote:My notion of a proper thumbnail for that image:
Image


Your thumbnail is 26KB, mine is 33KB. I win.

:mrgreen:

this is an important point actually; because what really matters in the end (bandwidth!) is file size, not resolution.
that same thumb, converted from the orignal with
Code: Select all
convert ayr*png -scale 180 ayr.jpg

Image
- only 7kB!
the full-sized image can be reduced to fit 34kB:
http://dt.iki.fi/stuff/ayr.png
this was done with pngquant, should be in the toolbox for every web developer.
and since the above example is extremely useless and ugly, here's another one:
http://dt.iki.fi/stuff/ayr-or8.png
900kB instead of 2.3MB and virtually indistinguishable from the original.
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby debiman » 2017-01-15 11:56

what's UX?
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby Thorny » 2017-01-15 12:03

First hit for UX/ :-)
User experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby debiman » 2017-01-15 12:07

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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby Thorny » 2017-01-15 12:20

debiman wrote:thanks, that was quicker than googling :D

:-) Oh no, I hope the clueless don't see this!
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby THX1138b » 2017-09-12 23:44

If you wanted people to learn how to thumbnail images, why not do something smart like put the instructions in the first post of the thread? Why does every task on Linux have to entail reading an entire thread to find the information needed?
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-09-13 00:32

Why does every task on Linux have to entail reading an entire thread to find the information needed?

Because that is the way it is.




If you are using "imigur", and it appears you are.
It is as simple as adding a "s" to the url:
Image
Look at how it looks in code boxes:
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[url=https://i.imgur.com/H7I8nkL.jpg][img]https://i.imgur.com/H7I8nkLs.jpg [/img][/url]


Note, I add the "s" Here:
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 https://i.imgur.com/H7I8nkLs.jpg


You can even copy/paste what I show in the first code boxes , use it in your post , and the thumbnail will display, and link to the image .
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby debiman » 2017-09-14 17:46

THX1138b wrote:If you wanted people to learn how to thumbnail images, why not do something smart like put the instructions in the first post of the thread? Why does every task on Linux have to entail reading an entire thread to find the information needed?

it's called common courtesy: not everyone who's looking at a thread wants to be forced to load $RANDOM_NEWB's fullsize images.
it can also destroy page formatting, depending on how good the forum software is at dealing with it.
it also pointlessly creates additional bandwidth for everybody, and, i say it again, they are not given a choice about it.

there's quite many things in this world that require learning new stuff, reading, obeying rules etc.
i wonder how you fare out there...
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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-03-03 13:38

If the admins wanted to, they could stop the oversized huge images cold :
Image

It is a simple setting in the Posts>settings section. Still it would be better if people just learned to use thumbnails, and did their image posting in good taste, voluntarily, instead of needing to force a size limit.
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