Re: Where's the Pictures? A little bit of a Rant
- Rant away, Alex. Your point is well taken. I agree with a max file
size of 50k or less.
The recent exchange of email attachments has eloquently
highlighted the difficulties that email lists encounter with
With todays megapixel cameras, I have had the uncomfortable
experience of wondering if my email service had failed or my
computer had crashed when I got nailed with a 1000k jpeg sent
by a well intentioned Z scaler.
I know from communications with members in Europe where
fast connections are very scarce in comparison with US
households and businesses that many times the members
would simply delete large messages from the email service
rather than wait for the download.
Attachments are convenient but the downside is that most if not
all of us tend to forget to compress the image before hitting the
send button. It is very easy to reduce the size of images and
compress them to less than 15k which offers a reasonable
resolution for the purpose of illustrating a posting to the list.
There is no way that the list can be configured to limit the size of
email attachments. Only the members can do that!
OK, let's try this on for size <grin>...
Email attachments of 50k max per message will be tolerated,
less is better. If the image is bigger than 50k then the 'files -
pictures' section is the place to send it with a link to it in the
Rember this, my friends, images sent as attachments are
available for the whole world to see and to capture. If the image
is uploaded to the 'files' section, non members will not have
access to them.
> I don't haveI'd expect
> the fastest modem, and downloading those took a little while.
> that with the easy to use graphics applications that areavailable now,
> cropping a pic and saving it in a compressed format shouldn'tbe too hard,
> but more often than not, when a pic comes through on this oranother email
> list it is very over-sized, frequently with a lot of extra spacearound the
> border that just adds to the file volume. I've even experimentedsometimes
> with immediately saving the pics into a somewhat morecompressed jpg file
> (setting the quality to medium, instead of high), and that willoften cut
> the file size dramatically.