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    Would it be possible to have larger pictures. I was trying to post a picture of a mod to my SCSI2SD card and no matter what I do, if its small enough upload its too small to see the thin wires i wantde to point out. The same happens to many other posts, you can't read the numbers on ICs, can't assess condition.

    Is storage on this platform so expensive that 256k is all we can afford? You can just about fit three that size on a 720k floppy.....
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    Use one of the dozens of free image hosting sites and link them in your post with [img] tags.

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    they don't always remain free. Look at all the number of image sites that have gone and old posts that are now missing images. I used to use flikr but can't because I have 1000 images..
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    If you're worried about free hosts disappearing, use a paid image hosting service. But keep in mind that those too aren't perpetual, many paid hosting sites have gone by the wayside over the course of internet history too.

    You can also always self host images, setting up an apache/nginx/IIS webserver isn't terribly difficult, and can be run on something like a raspberry pi with FTP access to add/remove images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiGaBiTe View Post
    If you're worried about free hosts disappearing, use a paid image hosting service. But keep in mind that those too aren't perpetual, many paid hosting sites have gone by the wayside over the course of internet history too.
    I'd rather pay VCFED

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiGaBiTe View Post
    If you're worried about free hosts disappearing, use a paid image hosting service. But keep in mind that those too aren't perpetual, many paid hosting sites have gone by the wayside over the course of internet history too.

    You can also always self host images, setting up an apache/nginx/IIS webserver isn't terribly difficult, and can be run on something like a raspberry pi with FTP access to add/remove images.
    These all seem to me to be an great argument for allowing larger images on the Forums. What I am worried about is not my images, but images from others, who put them on free image sharing sites, which may go away, and so render their posts un-readable. This has already happened. Many old posts are useless because the images have gone. Why when surely a bit more disk space wouldn't cost a fortune.
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    There was already a thread where larger images were lobbied for, and approved. The forum supports images up to 1280x width and up to 256KB in size. That's usually enough; here's a sample I just now did:

    IMG_20200618_212052 (Medium).jpg
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    The trick to posting images on this forum is to edit and size your images appropriately before posting. The forum will automatically resize and re-compress any image file larger than 256k or in excess of some X*Y resolution (I forget what that is set at now). Make sure your file fits in that before uploading. It sometimes gets things wrong when it has to automatically resize, especially with PNG files. If you need to show some specific detail, crop the image around that detail, and use multiple attachments if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    The forum will automatically resize and re-compress any image file larger than 256k
    Is that still the case? I can't upload with the Insert Image icon (there's no ok/submit button on the dialog I see), I have to use Manage Attachments, which rejects anything over 256K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixter View Post
    There was already a thread where larger images were lobbied for, and approved. The forum supports images up to 1280x width and up to 256KB in size. That's usually enough; here's a sample I just now did:

    IMG_20200618_212052 (Medium).jpg
    Thank you. That image illustrates the point perfectly. You can't see the date codes or legends on the chips. Yes you can post several images, but doesn't that defeat the object of a small image size?
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