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Improved Image Uploading For Mobiles!

Postby edd_jedi » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:31 pm

Following feedback on a Facebook poll I started where several people said that the image file size limitation of this site was a real problem for mobile users, I have implemented a tool that automatically resizes and compresses images.

Previously the maximum file size you could upload as an attachment was 1mb. This was fine 5 years ago, but now most people browse the internet on their mobile phones which have much better cameras. 1mb is no longer enough and meant people had to manually resize images before uploading, which is a pain. I don't have enough server space to simply allow unlimited image file sizes, so instead I have configured it so that any images uploaded over a certain size are automatically scaled down and resaved at a much lower file size.

This works on any device, whether you are on a desktop PC or on your phone. So you should now be able to simply press the attachments button, and then choose images from your phones image library and upload without hassle.

Hopefully this is a game changer for many of you who find uploading images to imageshack etc too time consuming :)

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Postby Michael Sith » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:36 pm

That's great news Edd, a blinder for technophobes like me, plus Flikr and Photobucket for me recently has been hit and miss via the ipad for example, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't

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Postby steve obi wan » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:38 pm

Fantastic, good bye FB !!!!!
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Postby kvavik » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:46 pm

Well done, Edd! There is a future for forums, and it seems to lie with SWFUK. ;-)

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Postby Cardbackkid » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:50 pm

Just used it works perfectly :D

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Postby steve obi wan » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:56 pm

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Postby tiefighterboy » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:17 pm

This is just what this place needed. Thanks!
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Postby Capetown » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:34 pm

Well done Edd.

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Postby maxf » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:47 pm

Excellent - my happy face (before it went in the bin a few days ago)
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Postby db94 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:43 pm

This is fantastic news and an essential update - I honest hate using Photobucket, just an exercise in frustration.

Bloody great news :D
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Postby Grant_C » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:27 pm

This is brilliant news! Its a game changer!
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Postby Robstyley » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:03 pm

This is great. Our hobby is such a visual one and this gives you the freedom to upload, view and discuss things instantly with no hassle. I normally have to take pics, turn on computer, attach camera/phone and transfer photos, resize on photoshop then upload to forum. It's a ballache and often makes me not bother. Now - take pics, upload! Nice one Edd :wink:

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Re: Improved Image Uploading For Mobiles!

Postby x-wingMark » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:05 am

Thanks Edd, this is fantastic.

Goodbye to photobucket :D
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Postby Lee Gregory » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:10 am

Great news Edd, uploading then copying and pasting is a right pain, this makes everything much simpler.

Top job!!!
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Postby palitoyjunky » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:05 am

Revaluationary Edd :D
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