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Jun 28, 2016 14:22 |  #1

Pekka,

Do you have any plans in the future of increasing the maximum image size beyond 1280 pixels?

Flickr doesn't have a 1280 bbcode option so I have to post 1024 version. My web browser then stretches that to 200% when viewing on a Retina display causing pixelation. Would it be possible to increase the limit to 1600 or better? (Since Flickr has a 1600 option)


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Jun 28, 2016 17:53 |  #2

xpfloyd wrote in post #18052510 (external link)
Pekka,

Do you have any plans in the future of increasing the maximum image size beyond 1280 pixels?

Flickr doesn't have a 1280 bbcode option so I have to post 1024 version. My web browser then stretches that to 200% when viewing on a Retina display causing pixelation. Would it be possible to increase the limit to 1600 or better? (Since Flickr has a 1600 option)

I'll think about that.

There is always the issue of pages getting slower to load on mobile devices. Also, when threads are viewed on full HD screens the images would get always downsized to fit, now they fit in 100%.

What do others think, 1280 or 1600?


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Jun 28, 2016 18:01 |  #3

I'm fine with how things are now. Big enough to clearly see the image yet small enough to be quick.


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Jun 29, 2016 00:38 |  #4

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I'm fine with how things are now. Big enough to clearly see the image yet small enough to be quick.

^^^^+1 Seem good as is.


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Jun 29, 2016 00:44 |  #5

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I'm fine with how things are now. Big enough to clearly see the image yet small enough to be quick.

It's all dependant on the viewing resolution of your screen . You may not be fine if you had a higher resolution


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Jun 29, 2016 07:11 |  #6

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It's all dependant on the viewing resolution of your screen . You may not be fine if you had a higher resolution

1900x1200 but I rarely have my browser in full screen and use my phone from time to time as well.


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Jul 03, 2016 11:53 |  #7

gjl711 wrote in post #18052688 (external link)
I'm fine with how things are now. Big enough to clearly see the image yet small enough to be quick.

I'd like to see larger images but agree the size/speed/flexibility balance seems good.


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Jul 04, 2016 00:36 |  #8

xpfloyd wrote in post #18052947 (external link)
It's all dependant on the viewing resolution of your screen . You may not be fine if you had a higher resolution

I have a 5K screen, but Apple somehow has things set up so that 1200 pixel image appears at a pretty decent size, anyway. And even if it didn't, I could always just click on VIEW → ZOOM IN, and that would give me a bigger, better display of the image.
Can't everybody with a high resolution screen just zoom in if they want an image to appear bigger? Takes but a second, literally, so it isn't inconvenient or bothersome in the least.

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Jul 04, 2016 00:40 |  #9

It's a retina specific issue I'm having. I'll just live with it


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Jul 04, 2016 00:48 |  #10

xpfloyd wrote in post #18057332 (external link)
It's a retina specific issue I'm having. I'll just live with it

But can't you just click VIEW, then from the dropdown menu, ZOOM IN?
Why wouldn't that take care of the retina-specific issue?
It seems like a better option than "just living with it".

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Jul 04, 2016 03:31 |  #11

"I'll just live with it" was me trying to end the discussion without having to go into the technicalities of it as I realised from the first few responses things are not going to change.

But since you are asking - on a retina screen each pixel is actually displayed using 4 pixels (2 wide and 2 high). So if the retina screen has a resolution of 2880x1800 (which is what my MacBook has) this will view like a 1440x900 screen. Therefore when viewing via a web browser OS X recognises that you are on a Retina display and zooms everything to 200% automatically so that everything isn't tiny.

Here in lies the problem. If I post an image at the site max 1280 it's stretched to 2560 on retina screens. To the viewer the image looks like it's 1280 but it becomes pixelated due to the 200% zoom. On 4K screens it's not an issue as they don't use 4 pixel per pixel like a retina. If we were allowed to post larger images they would require less scaling on retina screens and therefore would not look pixelated.

I realised after starting this thread that I am in the minority though so I am now just living with the phenomenon


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Sep 06, 2017 13:59 |  #12

Yes, please change the upload size to 1600px! Thank you.


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Sep 07, 2017 07:43 |  #13

Totally agree....Would love to see the upload size increased to 1600px.....Thx!


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Sep 07, 2017 07:47 |  #14

If I click the enlarge, I wouldn't mind waiting a bit if the download happens at that point, instead of when the posts are loading up? Not sure if that can help the bandwidth issue, but still give us larger image support? I don't want pages to load slower because we went to larger images though.

Apple doing a 200% digital resizing of images that don't meet some sort of resolution minimum is one of the major causes of why we have so many debates about image quality, IMO. People, when having IQ discussions and comparing results, don't often realize how much their viewing hardware plays a part vs the actual image file itself, or even what the site that serves up the image might be doing to the file under the covers to save space. I think the monitor and the site serving up files (not POTN, but others) are the 2 largest culprits to all the IQ arguments that we get into.


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Sep 07, 2017 08:25 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #15

Exactly, cannot give a real critique on an uploaded photo. Too many parts to the equation.




  
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