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MackanThrashingMad
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Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:39 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:26 pm 
 

Okay, so I've been having a trouble with a lot lately, when I'm for instance, adding a new band to metal-archives, the band picture can't be bigger than 100K, which ends up with a really small, blurry and shitty image but at the same time, some bands has images that are way bigger than 100k, here's some of those bands:

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Metallica/125#
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Insane/3540309673#
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Xentrix/746#

Why is that?

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mjollnir
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:09 pm 
 

Dude....all of those pictures are under 100k.
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:10 pm 
 

The system simply doesn't allow pictures over 100k...It won't let you add them lol
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Azmodes
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Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:44 am
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:20 pm 
 

100k is the limit. Site-wide. No exceptions. You won't find any larger photos here.

MackanThrashingMad wrote:
can't be bigger than 100K, which ends up with a really small, blurry and shitty image

Dunno what software you're using to resize them, but a limit of 100k allows clear/big/decent enough images. Case in point... well, many band pics on the site, like the ones you linked. :P

You aren't trying to upload images in lossless formats like bmp, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:48 pm 
 

And although technically illegal, you can remove EXIF date from images to reduce file size as well.

EDIT: Well, illegal depending on your location, at least ...
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:00 pm 
 

Also, PLEASE don't use "Save as..." from Photoshop's "File" menu to output the JPEGs. :facepalm:

PLEASE use "Save for Web..." instead. Aside from offering you granular control over image quality (allowing you to balance it against filesize), it doesn't embed a hideous 25 KBs chunk of Photoshop-only data that's lodged inside the file if you use the "Save as..." function. :ugh:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:04 pm 
 

Same with GIMP, although you have to download a plug-in first.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:05 pm 
 

Download Irfanview + plugins, use the "save for web" option. It has never been a problem, though a few massive ones had to be resized to look OK.

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MackanThrashingMad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:17 pm 
 

Thanks guys, I know I might come off like an idiot but hey, I've always sucked with computers so that's my best excuse

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Porman
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:46 pm 
 

You can also use Irfanview with the RIOT plugin to set the jpg file size when you save it.
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