Bigger Images?

Bigger Images?

Yes, I want to see bigger pics on UKAR
136
71%
No, I like things the way they are
56
29%
 
Total votes : 192

Bigger Images?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 9:33 pm

The stats say we shouldn't, but we'll open it up to opinion since this question never seems to go away.

Do you want to be able to post pics of upto 1024px on UKAR?

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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby SpitfireSteve on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 10:46 pm

Well I'd like to see other people's images in a larger format, because they are damn good. I'll leave mine small so as to try and disguise the flaws in them :whistle:
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby StevenH on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 11:38 pm

Couldn't care less to be honest. 800 for me is the most convenient and traditional way of sharing photos online and I personally will continue to do so regardless of any increase to the size limit.
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 11:52 pm

Interesting to note that the poll results match the web stats almost exactly - I checked earlier on and so far in October, 22% of traffic is using 1024 screen res and would be affected by this change! At the time of posting, 23% have voted no! :ghost:
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby Manonthefence on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 5:13 am

StevenH wrote:Couldn't care less to be honest. 800 for me is the most convenient and traditional way of sharing photos online and I personally will continue to do so regardless of any increase to the size limit.

Likewise. If the forum becomes a pain to look at with the new sizes I will simply go elsewhere.
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 5:32 am

Changed my 16inch screen res from 1024 to 1152x864. Everything slightly smaller but still readable and seeable :whistle: and can easily view images at 1024 which is what I'm using on my fotopic site now. Have to say the image quality and detail seen is much better than at 800.

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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby onemac on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:26 am

Having trialled this elsewhere it does appear that the same pic presented at 1024px wide has more 'oomph' :smile: so yes, I'm in favour.

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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby Neilf92 on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 9:21 am

800 is fine with me - if I want to see it larger I just press Ctrl + to zoom in .
I'm not too fussed about quality - a decent photo holds up and a bad one gets slightly worse zoomed in .
if I wanted a top quality image I'd ask the photographer for a high res version .
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby MrAngry2 on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 9:35 am

I would rather they stay as they are but wouldnt bother me to much if they did go bigger. I like em at 800 as it means I can hide flaws easier :grin:
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby Stonefaction on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 11:54 am

I post my photos on flickr (as it appears quite a few folk do now) and unless I post them at 800 x ... on there, I am currently limited to 500 x ... size photos when linking back to flickr from here.
Then I get the 'would like to see these bigger' comments, so I vote yes - as 1024 x ... is the next flickr standard size (and the same size as requred for airplane-pictures.net), allowing the larger size would save me a lot of time and mucking around with different sizes for different sites.
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby Copper2 on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 4:20 pm

I would like to see them bigger :biggrin:
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby F-86 on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 4:38 pm

Another vote for bigger pic's here.
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby DeanW on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 7:57 pm

If the board allows bigger images in the future, will this mean the file size limit for the images will be higher too?
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby Russ on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:04 pm

I think we'd have to increase it Dean. That will put those with slower Internet connections at a disadvantage as well.
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:09 pm

Russ wrote:I think we'd have to increase it Dean. That will put those with slower Internet connections at a disadvantage as well.

Not sure - maybe only needs to go up to 300KB.

This is 250KB...

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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby Manonthefence on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:26 pm

The image is cut in half on my screen
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:30 pm

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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby StevenH on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:32 pm

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind here...
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:37 pm

StevenH wrote:"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind here...

So far, more than twice as many people want the size increased. We'll look into it - there are some solutions which Nick and I will investigate before we implement any changes, but the demand is clearly there, so we just need to find a balance between what the stats tell us and giving people what they want.
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby eaglekepr on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:42 pm

Fits nicely in my browser... I'd imagine you'd have to do a lot of policing for a 300kb limit. What compression level did you save it at, Dan? I'm all for 1024. I find every now and then I instinctively click on a photo to make it larger!
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:47 pm

eaglekepr wrote:What compression level did you save it at, Dan?

'Save for Web' at 83%
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby StevenH on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:56 pm

Oh well, keeps you busy I suppose...
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:58 pm

StevenH wrote:Oh well, keeps you busy I suppose...

Who pissed in your cornflakes? :grin:
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby StevenH on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:58 pm

All in jest. :wink:
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Re: Bigger Images?

Postby eaglekepr on Tue 13 Oct 2009, 8:59 pm

So, after resizing down to 1024 on my laptop (wide screen... it squishes unless I want black bars) I see your point... so the problem is actually the forum software that forces you to have such a large left margin/avatar? I seem to recall the question of whether or not the left side could be shrunk. If it was, 900 or maybe even 1000px images might fit just fine.
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