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MR

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Re: Attachments
« Reply #3 on: 28 January, 2024, 03:14:29 AM »
Great stuff Lee - many thanks. Now Ian Lynch's photo of the Australian Museum reflection pool panel is at least ensured of a home somewhere on this website. And thanks for info re .png files - very useful to know (especially for me, because Linh forwards lots of photos from her iPhone and they come in all system types and only rarely .jpg or .jpeg).

LeeB6430

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« Reply #2 on: 27 January, 2024, 05:09:13 AM »
But will it work???

Well there you go.

Click the thumbnail to increase size, click full size image to return to thumbnail.

Ian's original image (his email attachment) is a .png file (size 1.842MB) which exceeded the allowable attachment size, hence the error message that Ian reported.

info - What is a PNG file? Portable Network Graphics files (PNGs) are compressible and like JPEGS, can handle 16 million colors. They're mostly used for web graphics, logos, charts, and illustrations, rather than high-quality photographs, because they take up more storage space than JPEGs.

.png files are typically larger (by a factor of 5-8 times) than .jpg files.

Moral of the story - stay away from .png files - use .jpg instead.
I had to tweak the Message Board Attachment settings to make it work properly - more adjustment may be required in the future.
« Last Edit: 27 January, 2024, 06:24:23 AM by LeeB6430 »

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Attachments
« Reply #1 on: 27 January, 2024, 05:06:09 AM »
Attachment size test