Home › Forums › Administration & Support › Website: Bug Reports, Feature Requests, Known Issues, and Changelog › FEATURE REQUEST: Increase forum photo upload file size limit
- Dec 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm #3370701AnonymousInactive
Currently users have to manually downsize photos to 1 MB or less before inserting them into a post. This is tedious and could easily be done by software, as it was on the old website. It will be particularly time consuming when compiling trip report, where dozens of pictures are often part of the reportSep 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm #3425055AnonymousInactive
Ain’t gonna happen, Ken. Nero is busy fiddling while Rome burns.Sep 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm #3425057Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@parkerjwLocale: East Bay
Yes! that is always a pain in the butt.
Jay WilkersonSep 8, 2016 at 8:43 pm #3425060
For Mac, see the next post Below.
For Windows – Resize a folders worth of big images –Sep 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm #3425061
For Windows, see Above
For Mac OS 10 –
… or search for “resize multiple images” for your operating system.
As mentioned above, it ain’t gonna happen from BPL.
[Why two posts, you ask? Because two URLs in a single post will cause it to self-destruct. duhhh.]Sep 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm #3427600KatttBPL Member
Resizing the pictures is tedious but the fact that the quality goes out the window is what bothers me. People take some magnificient shots during their trips but we often get to see a poor version of them.Dec 21, 2016 at 6:23 am #3441290
Is the photo size limit a problem that will be addressed/is being addressed?
I like photos. I like post with photos. The utter tedium of trying to include a photo seems to be a real momentum killer with regards to frequency of forum posts.
Is the issue being worked, or has it fallen into the “just the way it is” category? I hadn’t seen any updates on the sites development, so I thought I would ask.Dec 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm #3441339
You can get higher res photos in a post by linking to a photo instead of downsizing and inserting a photo from your hard drive. Below is a pic linked from my smugmug account. Downsized automatically by the forum.Dec 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm #3441351
Thanks for the tip. It definitely helps with Kats point. I just wish there was a fiddle-factor-free fix. I also wish I was a millionaire and owned a unicorn, so …
When you “link” the photo, is the image captured, or will those images be lost as the site ages and people change/cancel accounts on either end?Dec 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm #3441362
@Christopher: I don’t know the answer to that, but I imagine that the site does not capture the image, so if/when I cancel my Smugmug account, the image will be ‘lost’ to the forum. I’m okay with that.Dec 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm #3441386
Biased opinion: anyone who relies on a web site or cloud to store their photos is an idiot. Try Picasa for instance.
CheersDec 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm #3441388matthew kModerator
hosting ≠ storageDec 21, 2016 at 6:17 pm #3441399
Biased opinion: anyone who thinks their way of doing things is the only way, and calls other people idiots who do things differently, is an ass. And an idiot.Dec 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm #3441404Stuart .BPL Member
Storage ≠ permanent. Local or hosted. It’s not if it fails, but when.Dec 21, 2016 at 6:52 pm #3441405KatttBPL Member
Unbi-assed opinion: if I were as clever as some …. I would have combined a couple of biased posts into a third one and made it really funny.Dec 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm #3441407
“It’s not if it fails, but when.”
I’d prefer you leave my marriages out of this discussion, if you please…Dec 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm #3441410
hosting ≠ storage
True, but … So many interesting web sites still have links to the images on Picasa. Those links are all broken now.
Some people, including the owners of some of those web sites, have even wailed sadly that their photos are now all gone, because Picasa closed down.
I have even heard of a few people who kept all their photos in their camera, with no backups at all, including their own wedding photos. Their camera was then lost …
The primary storage for all my photos is my own machine – with one always-connected backup disk and two off-line USB backup disks. And the online backup is updated in two ways every night.
CheersDec 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm #3441414
“The primary storage for all my photos is my own machine”
Nice job bringing the OP full circle; Is BPL working on increasing upload file size so members can easily post from their “own machines”? The current situation kinda sux and and the various workarounds seem fraught with inconvieniences and problems.Dec 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm #3441426
Is BPL working on increasing upload file size
I do not know whether the Forum SW can support ‘thumbnails’ and large versions.
You would have to email Ryan J about that.
SorryDec 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm #3441427Stuart .BPL Member
“I’d prefer you leave my marriages out of this discussion, if you please…”
You’re in good company, Doug.Dec 22, 2016 at 7:26 am #3441470AnonymousInactive
“You would have to email Ryan J about that.”
What is the Bug Reporting sub forum for, if not to draw management’s attention to problems like this? Why should it take a personal email to get action, Roger?
In any case, it would be an exercise in futility, if ever there was one. He has to be aware of the problem by now, and still….
The fall off in trip reporting, a popular component of this website, has been steep as a result.Dec 22, 2016 at 7:48 am #3441473
“Use this forum to report bugs/dysfunction in the backpackinglight.com website, suggest new features, and monitor known issues and the changelog.”Dec 22, 2016 at 7:53 am #3441474Dec 22, 2016 at 8:34 am #3441477
As usual, Roger’s diplomatic response was timely and it was genuine. There is nothing he can do.
Rayn’s track record, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired.
Please don’t shit on the only guy willing to stay actively involved.
Thanks.Dec 22, 2016 at 8:52 am #3441480
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