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I'll try again on a new post. I did'nt get any reply on my last posting here http://community.inv...blems-solution/

The hook http://community.inv...ded-images-100/ is not working on the last version of the board. I have posted a comment to the hook a week ago. My users take images directly from the camera and this will fill up the server imidiately if we don't control it in a way.

Is there a fix under way?

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So what you're saying is that we have to use an old version of the board to get this important function then?

Is it possible to reduce the imagesize to - like 600 Kb pr image? So that the user has to reduce imagesize before posting? This is what we do on the old phpBB 2.0 board we have today - software from 2004.

Actually it surprise me that the imagehandling capabilities are very very poor - without the galleryfunction. We have'nt converted fra our phpBB 2.0 yet, but it will be a disappointment to my users that the imagefunction are more problematic with this new system, than the old!

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The problem is there is no free built in utility to resize photos on Windows (unsure of Mac)

You could recommend a program called EZThumbnails, which is free and can resize a whole folder to chosen dimensions but I Have to agree, with camera resolutions growing all the time and people regularly having 5mb images, it probably needs to be controlled as the user uploads an image.

I thought you could set a max file size already?

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You may also want to point your users to the windows "power toy" plugins. You can then right click a file or multiple files and choose re-size.. This should be a standard function in Windows imo.

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/image-resizer-powertoy-clone-for-windows-7vista/

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I saw it suggested here a long time ago (in the context of Gallery, though it would apply for IPB generally too) that IPS switch to using Plupload instead of the current Flash uploader:

http://www.plupload.com/

This does client-size resizing of images before the upload begins, resulting in smaller uploads and less work for the server to do. It also isn't dependent on Flash, having HTML5 and other modes to fall back on.

I can't recall what IPS said at the time about it but it does seem to me that it would fit the requirements.

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Thanks for informative answers. I was hoping someone could say that they where working on a new version of the old hook, because this is actually not good enough - or maybe I have missed something.

I was actually curious if this board had any limitations. It states "You can upload up to 19.52MB of files (Max. single file size: 19.52MB)" besides "Attach files".
I uploaded a file to this post and it just states "Uploaded 2.82 MB of 2.82 MB" and nothing comes here, so I guess they have som kind of limitations anyway?

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