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.
RufusScorpius: The shoulder surgery is fairly straightforward, it's the recovery that is a real horror show. Not looking forward to it, truth be told
Jan 22, 2021 18:14:51 GMT
christain: Sorry to hear you are still having medical troubles, Rufus. But, hey....you've got a strong wife and healthy girls. Let THEM do the paddling.
Jan 22, 2021 3:15:42 GMT
cjman919: Sorry if im using this wrong but im just looking for a kusarigama somewhere idk why its so hard to find one thanks for the help
Jan 22, 2021 1:51:08 GMT
RufusScorpius: Sounds like a great deal of fun, which I won't be enjoying any time soon. I'll have my shoulder in a sling for 6 weeks at least, then therapy for 4 or 5 months after. Maybe early fall I can get out camping or someting.
Jan 21, 2021 17:04:32 GMT
christain: No need for a rope swing there. There's one spot where there's a deep pool of crystal-clear water with a cliff to jump off. Little fish nibble your toes while you swim. It's literally like another world. Wonderful.
Jan 20, 2021 19:26:42 GMT
seth: Sounds great Christain. We used to do that when stationed in Florida. We'd canoe in the maze of the blackwater river--always find rope swings and such people had set up.
Jan 20, 2021 15:43:42 GMT
Ouroboros: Porch damnit.
Jan 20, 2021 14:22:59 GMT
christain: I plan on me and the wife going boating on the river at Beavers Bend, Oklahoma. You can float your cooler behind you and pull up on a sand bar and camp out. Great fun.
Jan 20, 2021 4:16:08 GMT
seth: yeah trying to plan summer camping trips now--I can't wait
Jan 18, 2021 15:27:32 GMT
RufusScorpius: Mmm, campfire, fresh fish, some 'taters gathered from the woods... paradise....
Jan 18, 2021 14:08:25 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Don't camp too close to the forbidden forest! A word of advice brother.
Jan 18, 2021 10:12:35 GMT
christain: If I were still in my teen years, I'd be camped by a fire on the edge of my pond with lines in the water...hoping to catch breakfast. If not, then go foraging the woods for nuts and berries. Not the easiest, but you'll live.
Jan 18, 2021 6:42:02 GMT
christain: A campfire and a good bottle of Scotch sounds pretty on-time right now. But only if I have a waterproof tent. The weather here is as unpredictable as a new wife. Watch out for the forest Elves and Gnomes.
Jan 18, 2021 6:34:48 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: My old friend! Well... you will always be welcome for a spot at my campfire. I am preparing to brave the forest again for some more research.
Jan 18, 2021 6:12:56 GMT
christain: Hey, Rufus! Sorry I haven't been on in a while to chat. Just too busy with the holidays and suffering a few medical setbacks. It really bites getting old, but I can still perform. My wife may have a different opinion, but I'm referring to swordplay.
Jan 18, 2021 2:45:15 GMT
RufusScorpius: Oh, yes. "Real life" I played that game once. Outstanding graphics, but horrible game play.
Jan 17, 2021 13:33:58 GMT
nerdthenord: Howdy scorp. Just been kinda busy with real life.
Jan 16, 2021 14:44:23 GMT
RufusScorpius: Hey there Christain, Nord! Long time no see...
Jan 16, 2021 1:15:04 GMT
christain: What's up, LG! Have any new goodies to show us?
Jan 16, 2021 1:04:00 GMT
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