Originally Posted by bethzaring
But I may need some guidance on posting, they seem to post rather small in size. I am re-scanning with a 200dpi to see if I can get them to post larger?
Probably not by using the attachment feature.
Attachment graphics in the post are resized to 320 pix, these graphics are links to larger versions which are limited/resized to 800x600. I have included an example of attachment resizing at the bottom of this post.
I initially tried uploading a 3000x2000 picture, it was too large to be processed so I resized the picture to 1500x1000. This resized graphic was small enough for the sites software to work with. Conclusion: No matter how large a graphic one attempts to post the graphic appearing in the post will top out at 320 pixels wide, the linked graphic will max at 800 pixels wide, and too large of files cannot be processed.
Full sized graphics can be posted once the graphics have been placed on a web server. The space I use for DC can be viewed here : Index of /
. I pay for my web server/space. There are free web hosting services but you must make sure they allow remote linking to data.
One method of posting full sized images is by using the IMG tags. Vbulletin downloads the image and if oversized will resample it to, I believe , 800 pixels in width. I have not included an example of this type of graphics posting because I believe the full sized image is downloaded and I don't wish to inconvenience people on dial up or slower connections.
My preferred method of posting large graphics is to take the graphic I want people to see is to resample the graphic to a much smaller (pixel) size and compress it to an even smaller data file size. I then post this small graphic and make it a link to the larger version using the URL and IMG tags:
This way people don't have to sit through a long download of something they may not care to see.