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Feb 14, 2017, 11:13 pm Last Edit: Feb 14, 2017, 11:20 pm by IamFof


The original idea of this thead was the piss poor ways to include images in a post.  This is something that has frustrated me more than once.  Now I know, so for me this thread was the answer to "my" question.


The debate about resolution was interesting, till peoples' egos started to come to the front.

I am 72, and have to wear glasses having spent most of my working career hand building, soldering iron,  prototypes all the way down to 0402 and LQFP 144 packages.  I find 640 x 480 more than adequate for any picture needed on this forum.  I shrink and/or crop to get shown what I want shown.  10M images are great, but massive overkill.  Images that size have their place but not on a forum.

Any way, that is my sixpence worth.



Feb 14, 2017, 11:58 pm Last Edit: Feb 14, 2017, 11:59 pm by Ballscrewbob
Having had to post pics to get points over to users.

I have changed my stance but only slightly.

My biggest pet peeve about the scheme is sure you can post it as an attachment but then you have to run round the back of the room and get the link and then EDIT again to be able to use the ability to post "INLINE"

AS far as the quality goes I have seen some really good and bad ones of recent.
If its a poor one at least being able to pull out a larger version would let me see a little better through a tangle of fuzzy wires.

For many of us older ones that have a decent idea of cropping and focus or even a small amount of the younger ones who bothered to learn how to do that with thier phones if we supply the correct pic to start with your 640x480 would work.

Its the amount of missing pics and mainly younger users that come in want an answer then bugger off.
Some users just add "cannot post pic" or similar.
Many of the sites I use allow for larger sizes and simply downscale them to the allowable size at the backend.
That gives you the option for "See Original Size" should you need it best of both worlds and both have a place even in forums that have moved on from BBS.

A lot of the better forums I use for other topics do allow just that ability to home in on detail that is CONSTRAINED in this forum.
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

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