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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 11:23 PM
Hi,

As I'm sure you are aware, there has been some comments recently about the size of images within threads. I run the piranha image uploader and am in a position to automatically resize images so that they are 'sensible' for the community, including 56K modem users.

So - my question is, what do you think is a good size?

Personally, I am torn between 640x480 + 40Kb max file size or 480x360 + 30Kb max file size. This is still enough Kb-wise for 24-Bit images.

I realise that these values are a lot more stringent than the current settings but we must:

a. Ensure that users of slow connections aren't penalised with slow download times and larger bills.

b. Ensure that screens aren't clogged with massive images. Don't get me wrong, I love hi-res screenshots but we've got to draw the line somewhere.

c. I would like to keep my site going if pos and provide a service. There are currently some ~260 images and 60 users registered. It is costing me cash to do this, I've recently had to upgrade to 7Gb a month bandwidth availability because you lot hit 3.53Gb last month http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif If we can limit the file size of images we can keep it going, if we can't it will have to stop unfortunately. I realise the not many people use if but I like to think that it provides a useful service, tell me what you want, give me ideas etc but we've gotta keep it sane in terms of cost guys.

rant over http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ta,
Matt.

http://www.world-data-systems.com/aerofiles

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 11:23 PM
Hi,

As I'm sure you are aware, there has been some comments recently about the size of images within threads. I run the piranha image uploader and am in a position to automatically resize images so that they are 'sensible' for the community, including 56K modem users.

So - my question is, what do you think is a good size?

Personally, I am torn between 640x480 + 40Kb max file size or 480x360 + 30Kb max file size. This is still enough Kb-wise for 24-Bit images.

I realise that these values are a lot more stringent than the current settings but we must:

a. Ensure that users of slow connections aren't penalised with slow download times and larger bills.

b. Ensure that screens aren't clogged with massive images. Don't get me wrong, I love hi-res screenshots but we've got to draw the line somewhere.

c. I would like to keep my site going if pos and provide a service. There are currently some ~260 images and 60 users registered. It is costing me cash to do this, I've recently had to upgrade to 7Gb a month bandwidth availability because you lot hit 3.53Gb last month http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif If we can limit the file size of images we can keep it going, if we can't it will have to stop unfortunately. I realise the not many people use if but I like to think that it provides a useful service, tell me what you want, give me ideas etc but we've gotta keep it sane in terms of cost guys.

rant over http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ta,
Matt.

http://www.world-data-systems.com/aerofiles

http://www.world-data-systems.com/lomac/pirhana.jpg

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 02:37 PM
Hi Matt

I'm one of your gratefull 60, blessed with the opportunity to upload some screens. Your site is of great help so i think you should take the best solution for you, i'm sure that everyone will understand this.

Cheers, a gratefull user.

Good flight to you !

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