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Image Recommendations ?

Discussion in 'Rules, Regulations & Operations' started by BigAbe75, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. BigAbe75

    BigAbe75 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a recommended procedure for adding images directly into posts? Some threads that get to be picture heavy open slow (or fail to load) when viewed on my phone (I think it depends on the speed of whatever network I'm connected to). I just added a handful of pics taken from our good camera at around 4Mb each. I left them as Thumbnails, rather than forcing the entire image into the post.

    Is that recommended? Does it matter? When viewing, I personally prefer to have the pic fully embedded rather than a thumbnail... (even though it causes me problems occasionally)

    Just curious if there is a preferred method, or if anyone cares? Lol
     
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  2. zipper

    zipper Jet Boat Junkie

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    @BigAbe75 Being out in the sticks, only 25 mins. from BTV, we have a shitty Fairpoint internet @ 1.6mb/s. So I do have some pages that load very slowly. So much so that I have backed out of the page and moved on to another thread. I do not have any issues with loading of thumbnails, If I select to enlarge, which I do often, I expect to wait15-20 secs. for them to load. So being aware of this, 9 times out of 10, I post thumbnails. To be honest it happens most when 4-5 pics. are posted on "One Picture of your Last Outing" ;)
     
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  3. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Ideally we would all re-size photos posted to something like 1024x768 as viewing photos in a web browers doesn't need high resolution. That said, it is often not always convenient to resize photos before posting them...and we've not published any guidelines in this regard.

    But might not be a bad idea to say...if you post a photo above X MB or Y pixels - to post them as a thumbnail..... @Administrative thoughts on a policy like this?
     
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  4. zipper

    zipper Jet Boat Junkie

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    Location:
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    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
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    23
    I have been guilty of trying to upload some large MB panoramic pics. and the site would not let it happen. Once resized they loaded fine and do not slow the loading of the page and I load those as full pics. But guidelines could be helpful.

    Edit: just looked at a resized panoramic I posted, and It took a while to load...will use thumbnail now.
     
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  5. BigAbe75

    BigAbe75 Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Litchfield, IL
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    21
    Of course, formal guidelines could just give us something to ignore as well. Who's going to bother policing that. :)

    I could say that if I'm posting multiple images in a single post that I would use thumbnails over the full image. But, if I'm posting only 1, I'd be more likely to just post the full image.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't help the bandwidth challenged in a thread where all 20 posts have a hires image embedded. (as @zipper mentioned)

    Also, the cases where howto instructions are being provided, it's much handier to have the image embedded so the appropriate text can accompany the pic.

    Anyway, just food for thought.
     
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  6. txav8r

    txav8r Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    I hate thumbnails. Can't even see in the thumbnail what it represents. Since our inception, I have been editing posts with thumbnails to full image, so a reader doesn't have to leave the thread to view the picture. As they say, a picture says 1000 words, and in many cases, it answers the question too. I actually wish the pics would upload without giving the thumbnail option. I would rather see size restriction to prevent an upload if it is too big to host.
     
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