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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Todd Lemery, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Todd Lemery

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    if anybody could help someone lacking basic tech savvy I would appreciate it. Every time I want to post a picture to a thread I get a message that says “The uploaded file is too large for the server to process”.
    I’m only trying to post pictures that are on my phone so i’m confused as to why it doesn’t work.
     
  2. GPhillips

    GPhillips EF3

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    I attempted to upload a 3.5 megabyte PNG image of a sounding to insert into a post awhile back. It gave me the file too large message as well. I'm guessing that the photo images from your phone are larger in size than that.
     
  3. Todd Lemery

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    Thank you. Do you know if there is a way to make the file size smaller?
     
  4. GPhillips

    GPhillips EF3

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    I often use Irfanview, a freeware software program that is an image viewer/manipulator. There's a function to resize the image (you know from something like 5000 x 3000 pixels to something like 1500x900, or whatever), then save it to another filename and the file size should be considerably smaller. It also has a image quality setting in the File Save As choice where you can decrease the quality, but I usually don't use that very often.

    I'm not sure what the file size limit is for this forum.
     
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  5. Todd Lemery

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    Thank you, I’ll try it out. It just seemed odd to me that I couldn’t post a simple cell phone picture. Not a surprise as most 8 year olds are more tech savvy than me...
     
  6. Jeff Duda

    Jeff Duda Resident meteorological expert
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    The Stormtrack staff is looking into increasing file size limits for attached files. HOpefully we will have an update for you within a few days.
     
  7. Jeff Duda

    Jeff Duda Resident meteorological expert
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    The forum's file size limit is supposed to be 5 MB. If you are getting the "file size too large" message when uploading a file smaller than 5 MB, then there is a problem somewhere that we need to look into.
     

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