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Guybor
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Image Size Recommendations

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What are the recommended size to put into these fields? I don't want inline images to stretch the forum wider? And not all my users want to use imageshack or photobucket.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Image Size Recommendations

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Those settings are for attachments; there are also image size settings on the Post settings page.

Regardless, I prevent images larger than 400 pixels wide from displaying. I don't put any limit on the height (but if somebody abuses that, I would probably say 1024 or something).

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Re: Image Size Recommendations

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Pony99CA wrote:Those settings are for attachments; there are also image size settings on the Post settings page.

Regardless, I prevent images larger than 400 pixels wide from displaying. I don't put any limit on the height (but if somebody abuses that, I would probably say 1024 or something).

Steve
Steve,

Aren't the Post Settings the same as the attachment settings? They appear to be, but with different ways of getting there.

If I put a 400 pixel limit on it, and someone has one 600, will it scale it down to fit? Or is a mod needed to do this?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Image Size Recommendations

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As an added note.....

When I attach the same image to my subsilver forum the image is much larger. It doesn't look like it does in the first post above.

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Re: Image Size Recommendations

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Guybor wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:Those settings are for attachments; there are also image size settings on the Post settings page.

Regardless, I prevent images larger than 400 pixels wide from displaying. I don't put any limit on the height (but if somebody abuses that, I would probably say 1024 or something).
Aren't the Post Settings the same as the attachment settings? They appear to be, but with different ways of getting there.
They don't appear to be the same. I have my image size currently set to 500 pixels wide, my thumbnail attachment size set to 400 pixels wide and the attachment image width set to 0.

Remember that the two pages control different things. The Post settings page controls the IMG BBCode tags; the Attachment settings page obviously controls image attachments.
Guybor wrote:If I put a 400 pixel limit on it, and someone has one 600, will it scale it down to fit? Or is a mod needed to do this?
I'm not sure, but you could easily test it. ;)

If I had to guess, exceeding the maximum limit in either the Post settings page or the Attachment settings page would prevent that image from being displayed or attached and give an error message.

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