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strumpfman   
strumpfman

I often have trouble adding photographs to a new post because the total size is very limited.

I find all special programs like" photo bucket " to complicated and found a very easy solution.

If I want to share any pictures I take on a job, which are usually between 1 and 1.5 mB. Before I start a new

post I share them  from my Samsung phone with my E-Mail. When doing so my phone asked me if I

want to send original or reduced. When I choose reduced and small the size of the picture

goes down to 10% of the original size. By doing so I can now add 4 or 5 picture to a new post.

Problem solved!!

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Son of Samurai   
Son of Samurai

Good that you found something that works for you! You can also use the Gallery here at Appliantology for photos. Simply upload them there, and then link to them in your post. The Gallery has unlimited space, so you can upload as many photos there as you need.

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Lorainfurniture   
Lorainfurniture

I find the extra steps quite annoying.  Isn't there software on a website that can automatically resize photos?  

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
36 minutes ago, Lorainfurniture said:

Isn't there software on a website that can automatically resize photos?  

Flickr does this. You can open a free account and then pick the size you want to upload to link to in your post.

 

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Lorainfurniture   
Lorainfurniture

I understand the work around, it's just an extra step.  Compounding difficulties when working from a smartphone.  

Craigslist automatically resizes photos, I know the technology exists.  

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AlboGator   
AlboGator

Been many posts I'd like to have added pics to but didn't because of the size requirements. 

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
5 hours ago, Lorainfurniture said:

Craigslist automatically resizes photos, I know the technology exists.  

The Gallery makes multiple sizes of each uploaded photo. Don't know if image attachments to a post have this functionality.

Testing image resizing on attachments...

IMG_4781.JPG

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Looks like that resized correctly. That image is 2.2 mb. 

I'll look into this further. 

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Okay, I've removed the attachment size restriction for the Professional Appliantologist group. Let's use it for a bit and see if plays nice on the site.

BTW, you can manage all your attachments:

Desktop: click your username in the upper RH corner of your screen > My Attachments

Phone: hamburger symbol upper RH corner > Account > My Attachments

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AlboGator   
AlboGator
21 hours ago, Samurai Appliance Repair Man said:

Phone: hamburger symbol upper RH corner > Account > My Attachments

mmmmmmmmmmmmm, hamburgers . .. . .  . lol. 

 

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Okay, that didn't last long.

I remembered why the attachment limit was set so low, and it wasn't because of image re-sizing. It's because people were attaching whole manuals to posts instead of uploading them to the Downloads section. It just happened again and this reminded me. 

As attachments, manuals are not searchable, the searchable library does not grow, and others do not benefit in the future. Manual search is a mission-critical feature of this site. 

Image search is not mission-critical. It's nice if they are in the Gallery but it's not necessary.

I've changed the setting for attachment types to allow only images. Documents of any size can no longer be attached to posts nor should they ever be- documents should be uploaded to the Downloads section so they can get indexed and become a searchable resource for other members. 

Professional Appliantologist members may post image attachments of any size from phone or desktop.

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smee123   
smee123
Posted (edited)

Testing...

This is my pic of the day from yesterday.

A dog, cats, chickens and then this pile of laundry so heavy i couldn't just kick it out of the way to get to the freezer to the left of the pile.

And.. fire hazard?

 

20170814_134950.jpg

Cool, it works! Thanks scott!

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
3 minutes ago, smee123 said:

And.. fire hazard?

:burnin::burnin::burnin:

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