You can currently upload images directly to the forum - it's particularly convenient when on mobile. I've been considering what todo about this since there are, as far as I see, 2 potential problems allowing images uploads:
- Takes up server space
- Uses bandwidth from the server hosting provider.
My current thoughts is to keep the upload feature for it's convenience but encourage people to upload elsewhere where possible, and implement a compression tool to reduce all uploaded images to <250kB. This size seems to be reasonable in maintaining image quality.
What do others think?
JoeSoap76 last edited by
Seems reasonable. If you're aiming for a maximum compressed size, probably worth enforcing a maximum upload size too? And for the less tech-savvy amongst us, might be an idea to have a post somewhere with a couple of suggestions of other places to upload to (and how to then embed that in a post)?
There is currently a maximum files size upload limit of 2MB. The image width is then automatically resized to 400 pixels. It turns out this is actually reducing most file sizes < 300kB so we probably don't need a separate compression tool.
Personally I use imgur.com and Dropbox.