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aniline Jun 29, 2012 3:33 AM

pics uploading error
This is to tell you that i have recently joined the Steves Digicams and while uploading photos i am getting error msg for uploading photographs can any one helpme cause iam helpless........

JimC Jun 29, 2012 9:40 AM

Chances are, the images were too large.

When you use the Manage Attachments feature (paperclip icon) to upload images, you'll see the maximum allowed sizes on the page that comes up.

The longest side should be no longer than 1024 pixels, and the file size should be no larger than 253.9KB.

Most of the time, if you downsize images so that they're within the allowed dimensions (longest side of 1024 pixels or shorter), and use a JPEG compression (Quality) setting of around 80 percent (or around 8 on a 1 to 10 scale) with the image editor you're using, you'll be within the allowed file size, too.

If you exceed the maximum allowed size (for either dimensions or file size), the forums software will still try to let you attach them. But, it will resize and recompress the images (and the algorithms leave something to be desired). But, if they're too large, sometimes the forums software will return errors instead of resizing them (which is probably what is happening to you).

Here's a screen capture showing the maximum sizes that you'll see when uploading images here. It's best to stick within those sizes (file size no larger than 253.9KB, longest dimension of 1024 pixels or shorter) to prevent the forums software from modifying your images and stripping out any EXIF info in them (since that can make them appear a bit softer due to the jpeg compression libraries the forums are using).

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