Question about posting huge images here

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Question about posting huge images here

Post by Cschur » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:29 am

I tried to post a 2000 wide image, and no matter what It always auto scales it for screen height and not like three screens wide. Is this possible?
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Posting an image larger than the screen allows

Post by solarchat » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:13 am

This is a 1200 pixel image linked to on another site and set to display at 2000 pixels






This is a 1200 pixel image attached and uploaded to this site




if you click the bottom image it will display in a lightbox at full size, the top image wont because it is linked.
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Re: Posting an image larger than the screen allows

Post by swisswalter » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:20 am

Hi Stephen

it really does not open on the screen
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Re: Posting an image larger than the screen allows

Post by solarchat » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:37 am

This forum uses the largest width Joomla template available.
The maximum immage size uploadable is 2500 px by 2500 px at up to 10,240KB in size. I considered this to be monstrously overstated as the majority of people use 1600 x 1200 (or less) as their screen resolution.

The way the forum works is that it resizes the display of the image to fit inside the Joomla template width. If you click on AN UPLOADED AND ATTACHED image it is supposed to open in a lightbox above the message at a larger size. If it is a linked image it will not show above 1200 pixels. If you (PC only) right click the linked or attached image and choose "open link in new window", it will open the full size image in a new browser window. Also, if you turn off "compatibility mode" in IE the image will display inside the template at full size with scroll bars. If you are on a Mac then it is the size it is.

I choose the widest template out there but there has to be a chosen size. If you guys think it is something you want changed I can probably widen the template. I am not sure what else may come up if I do this though, let me look in to it...
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Re: Posting an image larger than the screen allows

Post by solarchat » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:17 am

Walter, I really dont know what you mean. You dont see any image?
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Re: Posting an image larger than the screen allows

Post by swisswalter » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 pm

Hi Stephen

no, no. I see the pic wonderful, but klicking on it does not open the lightbox pic as in other threads.

I have no problem with that. I find "our" site is fantastic, so I have no neeed asking to change anything size wise
Only stardust in the wind, some fine and some less fine scopes, filters and adapters as well. Switzerland 47 N, 9 E, in the heart of EUROPE :)

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