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Martin Hack
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p.1 #1 · Upload Image Size


Hi,
I'm new to this site, and can't find any suggestions or rulse as to whether there are any size restrictions for images uploaded to the forum, to any of the categories, such as BW.

Thanks



Dec 27, 2012 at 04:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · Upload Image Size


If you imbed images into your posts, then they should be 800 pixels on its longest side.


Dec 27, 2012 at 04:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · Upload Image Size


I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'embed'. What I've done is choose a new topic, then upload an image. Is there a size restriction for this?


Dec 27, 2012 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #4 · Upload Image Size


600mb if I'm not mistaken is the upload max.


Dec 27, 2012 at 05:53 PM
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p.1 #5 · Upload Image Size


I'm talking about a pixel limit.


Dec 27, 2012 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #6 · Upload Image Size


I think it's 640 Pixels on the longer side.


Dec 27, 2012 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #7 · Upload Image Size


Martin Hack wrote:
I think it's 640 Pixels on the longer side.


There is no limit! Which is why I'm here at all! THANK GOD FOR ADMINS WHO TREAT US LIKE ADULTS!!!
OTOH if you upload to FM's storage images which are larger than 1600 then it automatically resizes it to 1600 for you - and it used to give you the click-option to zoom on those images which were resized. I'm not sure if it still does in some cases or not tho I think it does in the Buy&Sell forum which additionally has a smaller limit.




Linked to from my own servers. - 1650 x 768


In the same breath however you should use self-control! If the image doesn't need to be huge then scale it appropriately. A poll thread about 6 to 8 months ago showed that the vast majority of users here liked images at 1200px when in landscape orientation and I don't remember what it was for portrait orientation - but for me that's about 900 or 950 (longest side).







Uploaded to FM's Upload Section. - 1650 x 768

  DMC-GH1    1/320s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  



Edited on Dec 27, 2012 at 09:00 PM · View previous versions



Dec 27, 2012 at 08:13 PM
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http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/47/754547.jpg - 980 x 735
A little too tall for best viewing on 1080 monitors IMO.



Mostly when people want to show off the resolution of a captured image here at FM they post an additional 100% crop portion of the image or imbed that crop in the image itself.




1100 x 619, Zeiss V-Sonar 100-300, GH1



905 x 509 - 100% Crop from above









Yashica ML 21mm f/3.5 - 1200 x 750 w/Embedded 100% Crop + FM Frame Feature Added (Nifty!)

  DMC-GH1    1/30s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Yashica ML 21mm f/3.5 - 640 x 960 w/Embedded 100% Crop (and still a tad tall imo)

  DMC-GH1    1/320s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  



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Dec 27, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #9 · Upload Image Size


Bifurcator is correct regarding image dimensions. As far as file size, there is 640kb max size. I have been thinking on revising this size upwards in the near future.


Dec 27, 2012 at 09:02 PM
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I've only bumped into that 640k limit a few times myself. Usually on images with extreme detail across the entire images area where even JPeg level 5 has difficulty cutting a 1200px image under 640k. In those cases I think I just scaled to 1,000px or something and used JPeg 6 or 7 in order to make the limit.


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Well, that's interesting. In the People forum, we've been guiding ppl to go 800 pixels on the long side to keep the image within our screen, so we don't have to scroll to see the whole image. Not everyone has a large monitor that can easily view a 1600-pixel wide image.



Dec 28, 2012 at 04:50 PM
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p.1 #12 · Upload Image Size


Thanks everyone. What I seem to be getting is that there is no limit on pixel size, but there is a limit of 640k for file size. For landscape I generally aim for 900 pixels wide, staying at less than 700 pixels in height, and for portraits I aim for 700 pixels in height and less that 700 pixels in width.


Dec 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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I tend to size mine at around 1000 pixels, as that is the max size for a free Flickr account. On my desktop (24 inch screen) i think 1200 pixels is ok, though when i was using a smaller screen it could sometimes feel cramped. As i also use my laptop quite a lot (and many have tablets) i think 1000 pixels is a polite compromise. I do get annoyed with folk who post images so large that i need to scroll across on my 24 inch screen to see them.

I do wonder about the strict 640 pixel restriction for the Weekly and Monthly assignments. I can see how it was relevant in the days when we were on 17 and 19 inch CRT's, but it seems a bit small now. Is there any plan to change this Fred?



Dec 29, 2012 at 09:48 AM
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Yup, almost no one into photography still uses small screens. That it so 1990's...

For the vast majority of us 640 is a freaking postage stamp and 800 is still really really small - Too small to see any detail no matter what screen rez one is using.

friscoron,
1600 is the limit for FM hosted images. That doesn't mean you have to format all your images to that size. The lack of any limits for off-site images and the sizable hosted limits just means that YOU get to decide instead of being forced like a grade-schooler. Common sense still applies. As mentioned, the results from a poll taken about a year or two ago showed that out of the 1,000 or so people who participated the most desirable viewing size was 1200 in landscape orientation. There were almost no votes for anything under 1,000 so from that you can deduce that 95% or more like images somewhere between 1,000 and 1,200 pixels across in landscape.

Now if you go to a gamer site or a site like XDA then their screen grab preferences will be quite different I'm sure. But for photographers... The masses have spoken. Hehe... BTW, most browsers will allow you to size down the images with something like (Ctrl - ) and back up with (Ctrl + ) when done. So there's a solution for those few folks out there still using tiny screens.


I dig "people" photos with a little detail in them BTW:






1000 x 562 + whatever the frame adds

  DMC-GH1    1/100s    2000 ISO    0.0 EV  






1100 x 825 + whatever the frame adds

  DMC-GH1    1/30s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






1000 x 750 + whatever the frame adds

  DMC-GH1    1/125s    100 ISO    +0.3 EV  






1200 x 765 + whatever the frame adds

  DMC-GH1    1/100s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 29, 2012 at 02:07 PM
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Here's what that looks like in ratio to just a smallish 1080p monitor's view (which even my cell phone now has):



Grabbed on a 4 year old Acer H233H Worth about $65 . . . . . . .


Screen Grab of the above post scaled to 50% and sharpened some.




Dec 29, 2012 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #16 · Upload Image Size


File size was just updated to 750kb.
Also, now we allow 5 uploads per post (instead of four)
Best,
Fred



Jan 01, 2013 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #17 · Upload Image Size


Fred Miranda wrote:
File size was just updated to 750kb.
Also, now we allow 5 uploads per post (instead of four)
Best,
Fred


Very cool...thanks a lot, Fred!



Jan 02, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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p.1 #18 · Upload Image Size


+1 ... Errr, I mean +110k

Thanks man!



Jan 02, 2013 at 01:40 PM
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p.1 #19 · Upload Image Size


Test post to see image sizing





This file is 620kb and 1800 x 1200 pixels





Mohammed Abidally 2013


This is 9MB and 4600 x 3000 pixels



Edited on Dec 25, 2013 at 01:03 PM · View previous versions



Dec 25, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #20 · Upload Image Size


So from the above post it seems the smaller 1800 pixels image is displayed as is whereas the bigger 4600 pixels image has been resized smaller.


Dec 25, 2013 at 01:02 PM





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