Photo Size, Choices And Webpage Loading

westslope Sep 28, 2020

  1. westslope

    westslope First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Some of the picture intensive threads can take a long time to load and sometimes require re-loading.

    I have a reasonably fast PC-workstation with 8 GB of RAM, Windoze 10 up to date, SSD drives, 120 Mbps download speeds, behind a VPN but download speeds are still near 100 Mbps.

    I usually reduce the size of the photo files by 80% but even that seems to take a while to load if I post the full photo (that is 20% the size of the original).

    Should we only post thumbnail photos in order for the webpages to load smoothly?
     
  2. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Yeah I'm with you on that one. And if you click the full size on a phone you can either see the thumbnail or the small section of the full image - there's no in-between. That's why I always insert the full size image, because that's the only way for anyone to see the image sized to the phone screen. But like you point out, that's a ton of data.
     
  3. westslope

    westslope First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Prime?

    Threads I was subscribed to or looking at take too long to load. So I react by unsubscribing and not looking. Now if I am the only one that does that -- no issue. If not.

    Most of us are big boys and girls and we do understand 'resource constraints'. The cheapest solution is likely a change in poster behaviour. What do you recommend?
     
  4. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    whenever i post a photo, i use the "huge thumbnail" size on imgur so it loads quick.

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  5. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    I only upload to the site. I got tired of using hosting sites and don't have a build for it anywhere but here anyways.

    Prime added an upload resizer to the forum, not sure what the new size is once its loaded though.
     

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