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The only downfall is that resizing higher megapixel images can use a lot of server resources...
By how much, and what’s a lot, is the question. Is resizing a one-time operation? I’m just wondering out loud, as technology improves won’t this issue pop up more often? Like every year, since that’s how often tech changes and improves (maybe improves is debatable).

I’m one of those guys that upgrades when absolutely necessary (iphone7 to iPhone 15) and, hopefully, to simplify life but also to strengthen security. My iPhone 7 would not upgrade software and security features any longer.

One last question, I promise. If you change the pixel setting does it resize existing photos or just new?

Simplify, schmimlify. I should know better by now. ;) :rolleyes:
 
Is it just me or is somebody making changes. Never had problems posting pictures and size. Can't post anything now. All the button above the reply box are grayed out and not responding. From my Samsung S24 Ultra. Have tried from one of my windows machines yet.
 
Simplify, schmimlify. I should know better by now. ;) :rolleyes:
🤣 Been there done that!

By how much, and what’s a lot, is the question. Is resizing a one-time operation? I’m just wondering out loud, as technology improves won’t this issue pop up more often?
With resizing, you usually have the choice of saving a copy of your image (which is usually the default, so you don't lose your original) and in some rare instances, you can overwrite a file if you wish. That seems to be the case with the image resizers and editors I have used.

I'm sure the setting would need to be bumped up in the future. The server uses either GD or ImageMagick to resize the files, so it's a matter of how much processing is needed to downsize the image to the forum's preset dimensions. Larger megapixel counts will take longer, of course, due to the amount of processing needed by the server.
 
Is it just me or is somebody making changes. Never had problems posting pictures and size. Can't post anything now. All the button above the reply box are grayed out and not responding. From my Samsung S24 Ultra. Have tried from one of my windows machines yet.
You have the BBCode view enabled. Click or tap what's highlighted in yellow and you should be back up and rockin'.

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Oh wait...it could also be the Preview that is enabled...

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If that's the case, tap anywhere in the toolbar area (highlighted yellow, or anywhere to the left) which would get you back into Edit mode.
 
I've always seen settings for that in every phone and camera app I've used, but my tendency is to always take the highest resolution image I can, and also save in RAW format for future use, as I've rarely taken anything just for forum use.

Sure but then you've always got some post processing to do.

While I was referring more to a picture taken for the purposes of posting on the forum (lets say a photo of a record playing on a turntable or something), I also think there is nothing in general wrong with a 12MP photo from a phone, you'd only really "need" anything more than that for enlargement, and a photo with good light and focus is going to be good whether at 12 or 24MP.
 
Is it just me or is somebody making changes. Never had problems posting pictures and size. Can't post anything now. All the button above the reply box are grayed out and not responding. From my Samsung S24 Ultra. Have tried from one of my windows machines yet.

It’s not just you.
 
I always take photos at the highest resolution (DSLR, phone, etc.) as I never know when I will need a photo for printing or publishing. Forum use is way down on my list of importance. And with my memory being crap, I'd always forget to turn higher resolution back on anyway. 😐
 
You have the BBCode view enabled. Click or tap what's highlighted in yellow and you should be back up and rockin'.

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Oh wait...it could also be the Preview that is enabled...

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If that's the case, tap anywhere in the toolbar area (highlighted yellow, or anywhere to the left) which would get you back into Edit mode.
Fixed it. Had to hit three vertical dots to expand the available buttons. Weird how setting like that can change.
 
I always take photos at the highest resolution (DSLR, phone, etc.) as I never know when I will need a photo for printing or publishing. Forum use is way down on my list of importance. And with my memory being crap, I'd always forget to turn higher resolution back on anyway. 😐
Sounds like me.
 
Fixed it. Had to hit three vertical dots to expand the available buttons. Weird how setting like that can change.
If it happened on a phone, it's not surprising--I often "fat thumb" things on a phone, as it's easy to do.
 
If it happened on a phone, it's not surprising--I often "fat thumb" things on a phone, as it's easy to do.
Me too, but had to get into an expanded menu I didn't realize was there and then fat finger it. More probable would be butt navigation
 
Jeez...I typeth too sooneth. 🤣 It looks like we can change default megapixel upload size.

@MattWServices Here's our solution (which I found in a post by digitalpoint). This would adjust the maximum to 40MP, for example.

PHP:
$config['maxImageResizePixelCount'] = 40000000;

The only downfall is that resizing higher megapixel images can use a lot of server resources...
Update if nobody is following...I tried this on another two forum installations with no ill effect. For now it will cover all smartphone photos and some DSLR/mirrorless photos.
 
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