Board disk space issues

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Which solution to the storage problem would you prefer?

Poll ended at Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:06 pm

Automatic image compression - I know it will reduce the resolution of the image and I need to make sure I have full resolution images stored elsewhere
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Force all images into secondary storage - I will need to upload my images differently and BBC will push them to amazon; BBC will no longer allow attachments on posts.
0
No votes
Sign me up to contribute - I'm willing to help pay for the forums a bit. We can't compromise the quality of images or the ease of use.
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No votes
 
Total votes: 7

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It seems fine, I wish people would post images that physically big because its nice to zoom in and see actual details. And despite the encoding when you zoom in there is still plenty of detail.

my question is about the old photos that are already of marginal quality just due to the cameras they are taken with for instance some of the 10-12 year old threads. how do they look when you do the same thing. my worry is there are some old threads that represent either the only boat of that type on this forum or maybe the only one finished of that type, and it would be terrible to lose those images.



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Good point by jm. No reason to compress a low res image.
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The I love you images that are being removed are the ones that are not really in any db (phoBB or coppermine).

As to old images and resolution… if a file is larger than 1M it will get resized. Resizing is just enforcing a 800px width on the image. While this loses some resolution it won’t make any resolution to an already low res image from an old camera. If you have a specific example I’ll use it as another test object.
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fallguy1000 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:01 pm Good point by jm. No reason to compress a low res image.
If the image is low res and over a meg, there’s a good reason to compress it. Think about it and it will make sense.
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I got nothing.
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fallguy1000 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:06 pm I got nothing.
Low res camera but large file means lossy format. That means pixel averaging. This shows up as blocky or grainy images. By reducing the pixel density via a resize (modern algorithm that is effectively lossless) you wind up with an image that looks much better.
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I went back and looked at some of the ones I was thinking of and they are tiny files sizes like 100 to 150 kB. so no worries ther

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