Site accepting higher res pics!

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phils2um

Phil S
11 Sep 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
I noticed today when uploading pics that I no longer bump against a file size limit even with "maximum" jpeg resolution. This a great bonus as one can now zoom in on pics without being pixilated!

Phil S.
 
maxi-model

maxi-model

UK/US/ROW steam narrow gauge railways 1:1
27 Oct 2009
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Bucks/Oxon/Northants area
I think I saw a post by the "Administrator" snuck in to announce this a short while ago. Very handy as the minimum camera pixel resolution setting on my tablet was prone to trigger this, especially if you edited or enhanced a picture in any way. Never mind that the files were probably being compressed by the device anyway, our equipment was going beyond what could be accepted by this site annoyingly regularly - viz copious comments about the need to use "resizing" sites. I suppose a necessary and welcome response to to what are becoming default spec's on even the most basic devices. Big thank you to Paul & Lisa for doing this. Max
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Second that thanks, been using pics direct from my Tablet for a while now with no problems.
 
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phils2um

Phil S
11 Sep 2015
382
171
Ann Arbor, Michigan
I assume it was a file size limit that was lifted. In the past I had to dumb down images to get the file size small enough to load. Although in my last post I only put "thumbnails" in the message window. Here is a test loading the full size image at "maximum" jpeg resolution:

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Seems to work.
 
maxi-model

maxi-model

UK/US/ROW steam narrow gauge railways 1:1
27 Oct 2009
4,664
203
Bucks/Oxon/Northants area
Did he increase the allowable resolution (pixels) or the allowable storage size (bytes)...
File size would be logical. Occasional blowouts on my pictures here were due to increased file size, usually if edited, cropped or enhanced in any way. Res was always constant from the same device. I used to deal a lot with this sort of thing when selling full colour print and copying systems in the early days in the '90's.
 
maxi-model

maxi-model

UK/US/ROW steam narrow gauge railways 1:1
27 Oct 2009
4,664
203
Bucks/Oxon/Northants area
Once upon a time it was crazy uploading higher res' images, primarily intended for printing, to be viewed on lower res' CRT screens but that's what people used to do without thinking. And the cost of storage provision on web servers to facilitate those oversized files was much higher. I suppose that's why the sites' operators became so mindful and set limits. It's extraordinary how file sizes grow as you increase the resolution, although compression techniques can mitigate for that to a certain extent.

The problem now with modern flat screens and camera facilities, with their much higher usable resolution capabilities and other associated technology they use (e.g.editing that adds more data), you are going way beyond what was the norm for the file sizes being habitually created and transmitted way back when. I suppose the limits that were/are imposed for uploading by some sites are a hangover from an era where the devises and what they were going to be viewed on were more limited and storage costs were higher. It's just moving with the times and what is now the norm. Max