Please learn to thumbnail images

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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

#21 Post by Segfault »

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

#22 Post by debiman »

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

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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

#23 Post by debiman »

what's UX?

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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

#24 Post by Thorny »

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

#25 Post by debiman »

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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

#26 Post by Thorny »

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

#27 Post by THX1138b »

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

#28 Post by GarryRicketson »

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

#29 Post by debiman »

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

#30 Post by GarryRicketson »

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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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

#31 Post by dcihon »

Sorry to jump in here and I haven't read every post in this thread but I have a question.
What would be the best image tool to use out there for accomplishing this?
I have seen some of these image sites that when you go click on the image you get pictures of girls that are kind of leaning to nudity.

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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

#32 Post by GarryRicketson »

Yea, I know, a lot or most of them are bad that way, with the advertising.
"imgur" is the most popular one on this forum. I use my own servers to store my images.
As for "tools", my favourite and what I use is ImageMagick, the 'convert' command for resizing. Others prefer Gimp, or any of the many other graphics tools available for Debian.

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Re: Please learn to thumbnail images

#33 Post by Bulkley »

dcihon wrote:What would be the best image tool to use out there for accomplishing this?
Yes, some of the image hosting sites are questionable at best. My radar goes up whenever I see anything offered as "free." Having said that, another poster here put me on to Postimage. When a user uploads to Postimage nine choices are presented including Thumbnail for forums.

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