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Is 1 MB Limit On Uploads Too Low  
User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3662 times:
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Every now and again I get file limit reached warning and I only have a 20D. Is it time to get rid of the 1 MB limit. Some time I am forced to save in a more compressed format so they can be uploaded.


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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2345 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

What size are you uploading at? I have a 40D, resize to 1024 wide, save at the highest quality level (12) in PS CS3, and haven't had any issues with the 1MB limit.


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User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3652 times:



Quoting Moose135 (Reply 1):
What size are you uploading at? I have a 40D, resize to 1024 wide, save at the highest quality level (12) in PS CS3, and haven't had any issues with the 1MB limit.

+1 I sometimes upload at 1600px at highest quality and usually come in well under 1mb...


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3646 times:



Quoting Paulinbna (Thread starter):
Is it time to get rid of the 1 MB limit.

No.

If it isn't broken, don't fix it.


User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3052 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3636 times:
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The background in the photo makes a massive difference to the file size. Could this be the issue for you Paul when it becomes a problem?

If the photo is of an aircraft against a blank sky you can get away with a large image and the edit will still be way under the limit, whereas if the background is very 'busy' with airport structures etc, then something like 1200 wide can push you over the 1MB limit.

I stick at 1024 for 'security' reasons, so it is never an issue for me - 20D or 40D. But I guess the size limit was imposed by Johan due to technical issues at that time, so it seems to me to be a legitimate question whether this could be reviewed in the light of the brave new world of the rewrite/new servers etc. Once on the site, uploaded photos generally tend to be only half the size of the actual image that you upload - due to the compression applied in the uploading process I assume. But even so, there must still be issues about the size of the database with so many photos stored on the servers - though storage is probably far less of an issue for DM than it was to a lone guy in a university room.

Paul


User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3622 times:
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Quoting Psych (Reply 4):
The background in the photo makes a massive difference to the file size. Could this be the issue for you Paul when it becomes a problem?

This is when I have a problem cockpit shots are one that I have a problem with.



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

I do 1060x790 (just to be different) and I occasionally have issues. Out of the 77 I have accepted, I'd say 7 had to be resized smaller or saved at an 11 instead of a 12. I just made a thread on this complaining about the same thing, though.


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3589 times:



Quoting Paulinbna (Thread starter):

I usually upload at 1024 or 1280, and they nearly always come in under 500 or 600kb.

I don't see any problem with the 1mb limit.


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3574 times:

The 1mb limit shouldnot be a problem. 1024px wide is plenty big enough. I have only came too close to 1mb a couple times. and then I saved it at 11 quality. 11 out of 12 is hardly noticeable at all.

Like cpd said, most turn out to be 500-600k.



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

You can always save to web instead of just a simple save. That way you can save it at whatever file size you want.
Spencer.



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User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3489 times:
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Quoting Whappeh (Reply 6):
Out of the 77 I have accepted, I'd say 7 had to be resized smaller or saved at an 11 instead of a 12

Out of 10 that I just uploaded two were above the 1 MB limit. They were of General Aviation aircraft that were on a ramp with no sky in the background. Like I said this very rarely happens.



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User currently offlineLochgilp From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3409 times:

Well to be difficult i'll vote yes. I upload at 1600px, as my laptop screen is 1600px wide and i shoot for me and i can't be bothered editing an A.net version and a seperate one for myself, and it's easy enough to go over the 1Mb limit with ground shots. Would be nice to not need to drop the quality a notch to get it uploaded on here. If the dimensions limit is 1600px then surely the filesize limit should reflect that?

User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

As I said above, just save for web and you'll be able to change the file size, (not the physical size of the image!), to basically whatever you want. Easy. Therefore the 1Mb size limit shouldn't be a problem anymore.
Spencer.



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User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3352 times:
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Quoting Spencer (Reply 12):
As I said above, just save for web and you'll be able to change the file size,

Isn't this the same thing that Save As does. The last option is to pick whether you want to save at 12, 11, 10 and so on.



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

No as you can't see at what value, in Mb, your image finishes at. I've always saved at 12 anyway, so AFAIK the image gets saved at whatever 12 relates to Mb wise. In save for web you can move a slider from 0-100 which will result in a file size difference. Eg. If 100 gives you an image larger than 1Mb then slide down to say, 95 and see what that gives you instead. Hope it helps.
Spencer.



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User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

One of the main things with "Save for Web" is you lose the EXIF data, which doesn't matter for this site but it does for others. "Save As" keeps the EXIF which results in the larger size.

User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Personally I don't save for web unless like the OP said, it becomes a problem with the file size. In reality that's 1% I'd say. As to the EXIF data, I couldn't care less about it.
Spencer.



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User currently offlineJensOBreuer From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Especially night shots are ofter quite large - even in 1024 or 1280. It would be great if the file size would be increased to 1,5MB

User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

From a business perspective, larger file upload limits = greater storage requirements + more bandwidth which leads to more cost to run the site. While I've had a few uploads where having greater than 1 MB would have been nice, I've found that with proper framing while taking the shot and proper editing afterwards the 1 MB limit can almost always be met.


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