Is it possible to upload images on the forum?

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  1. 0458315753

    0458315753 Active Member

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    We've all seen what happened with Photobucket and all other major hosts. Guru 3D's own image host would help preserving the threads, but there doesn't seem to any option to upload images?
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah I know, image hosts are getting more and more complicated. I'll think about it over the weekend. I might give registered forum users an image upload budget they can use to upload photos/screenshots.
     
  4. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Did you Hilbert already implement this?

    I'm seeing an Upload a File button that wasn't there before I think.
     

  5. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    i'll go with yes

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    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    I know ya'll think I have no sense of humor....the ex didn't think it was funny either. I got 'me too'ed' 10 years ago. ;)

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    BTW this is a very nice addition and can be very useful used judiciously.
    Thank you, 'The other HH'.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yep, it is activated. Use, but don't abuse!
     
  8. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Xenforo doesn't have the manage attachments section that Vbulletin has? :(
    seems its available as an addin only.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    What exactly are you missing or do you need? I mean you can upload images and include them as a thumbnail or full image.


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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Ah, well i meant if you were going to put a limit on how many images an account could upload we'd need an attachment manager to remove old stuff,

    Though another feature of those managers is being able to look at and reuse an already uploaded picture if you can't remember what thread you originally posted it in.
     
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    we do need a full-fledged image hosting /site/ whatever it takes to get it done/ images don't show up after a week BS!/
    I have made several cooking threads in the pub and you can no longer see the images! ....So I start another thread and Bam!!!....those pictures are banned/blocked/WTF ever won't show!....?

    PS: I'm going to start a Fourth of July RGB cookout thread....!

    :p
     
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    So the galaxy was destroyed because they were all staring at her ass instead of paying attention....


    so yeah upload works here.
     
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  13. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I have not invoked restrictions other than 5 images max per post and 1MB max per photo/screenshot.
     
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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    I mean imgur has been online since 2009 and that works pretty well for me as an image hosting website. Pretty large and not going anywhere, as an alternative.
     
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    Thanks boss! :)
     

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    You are a sweet boss.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    For those not familiar how to make your images much smaller in size:
    I use MSPaint with default settings to save as .jpg because it uses much higher compression than my camera.
    This shrinks the image MBs to around 1/3 as large while keeping the same image size (for my camera images)

    To further shrink it I resize to 50% or 33%. This is per axis.
    50% is 1/4 the pixels and will make it much smaller while not losing a lot of detail.
    33% makes it almost 1/10 of the pixels, a great option for very large images and getting it down to under 1MB per image.

    ps I am using Windows 7 MSPaint, the same options should be present under Windows 10 but the names might be different.

    pps if an image is still too big, start with the original image and shrink it again but smaller.
    If you start with an already shrunk image you will lose detail due to recompressing an image that had already been compressed.
    Its always a lossy process so the less times its used the better.
    If you are already starting with a .jpg file (very likely, I do) its still better to only recompress once more.
     
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    Thank You Mufflore, that was my very next question...how to get it down to under 1MB per image.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I can make the server do that.

    Alright, So I have increased the upload size to 3MB, which should be more than plenty.
    Big resolution photos/screenshots will now automatically get resized by the server towards a forum friendly size.


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  20. Mufflore

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    Hmm, I might repopulate the images in my 10yr old loudspeaker build thread, cheers.
    They are still fantastic speakers, in use every day.
    Now where did I put the piccys ...
     
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