I hate to predict doom but imgur will fail in time. It is the way of the world. Always back up files. Thumb drives are cheap and crisis have been avoided by my having several dupes of many files. I do use imgur a lot and like it but I feel a crash acomin' sooner than later
The presentations by several here are no less than fantastic and honestly, there are some very active posters here that don't post many files, so it really is attention to the attachment feature that can make a huge difference. I feel though that a lot of this will still fall on deaf ears but it is hopeful to read some understand the big picture.
I most often try to limit any forum uploads to less than 1mb a picture and many of my pictures taken pre 2018 were with a 3 megapixel Canon from the 2001 era. Nothing wrong with it. The largest images using it run about 1.5 mb. My new/old Sony pocket dude run with the smallest at 5mb iirc (omg).
Oh look, we can upload a zip! An interesting and sometimes fun read that includes a clue to a wine label.
My old phone was a 5mp camera that could reduce to 3mp, but had no flash and very poor light correction do some photos looked great at low resolution and others were outright terrible even at high resolution.
I have a little point-and-shoot, somewhere, from circa 2008 that goes up to 10mp but I believe it can be lowered to 1.2 or 1.6. Doesn't make for very good photos, though, even at 10mp. Turns out resolution isn't all there is to digital photography.
I most often post here from my phone, as I'm doing now, ironically with my laptop playing YouTube videos as I browse... Anyway, options for image editing are slim on my phone. They used to be better, but some update killed them. I do what I can with cropping, but often can't be bothered to upload to a hosting service if I'm just trying to make a quick post.
Luckily I don't post many photos, so my impact is not tremendous. Others surely benefit from more advanced solutions.
I'm inclined to agree on imgur. It's gotten pretty bad over the last two or three years, and quite often if I know an image link (eg Reddit etc) will take me to imgur, I'll just skip it. Direct embedding seems to be okay still, or at least better than Photobucket.
If you download the plugins as well (those have to be installed separately, but are available on the same download page) there's a really nice one titled "Save for Web" which greatly shrinks the file size down. It'll give you a little warning first if the image is particularly large.
Here's a screenshot (of a screenshot, of a...) just to show how well it can crunch images down.
ouroboros: Nice! Ever get up this way bring your hakama
Feb 19, 2020 15:16:11 GMT
RufusScorpius: Looks like I might be going to Mexico City soon. After that, Denver.
Feb 19, 2020 12:05:36 GMT
ouroboros: Very interesting O'Scorp. Sounds like rail will keep you busy and travelling too!
Feb 19, 2020 11:44:47 GMT
RufusScorpius: I'm the senior manager for north America for a company that provides training for the railroad industry.
Feb 19, 2020 10:32:42 GMT
ouroboros: What's the industry?
Feb 19, 2020 3:38:44 GMT
RufusScorpius: I've been busy since I got home. if N America wasn't enough for me, we are expanding this year into Latin America. Because I don't have enough on my plate as it is.
Feb 19, 2020 2:19:24 GMT
ouroboros: I think I've .... said too much
Feb 19, 2020 1:09:19 GMT
ouroboros: No, my old employer did that in cooperation with legal fees and my kids drove a cannonball deep and I'm takin on water...
Feb 19, 2020 1:07:01 GMT
RufusScorpius: I think I killed the shoutbox...
Feb 18, 2020 23:07:25 GMT
RufusScorpius: I wish I had the time to do more of that sort of thing. Wouldn't that be an awesome way to make a living?
Feb 16, 2020 16:29:02 GMT
ouroboros: Dulls the pain a bit, yup. That was some inspiring sharing from your trip. Thanks for taking the time to include us in your adventure
Feb 16, 2020 13:38:41 GMT
RufusScorpius: I think my head is good now. the beer seems to have helped the leg problems.
Feb 16, 2020 13:23:08 GMT
ouroboros: How is your head and knee? I understand the beer was worth the trip?
Feb 16, 2020 13:01:14 GMT
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