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bertus

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Hello,

I often see new members asking questions about how to add attachments and images to a post.
You can use the Upload a File button below the edit box to attach images and other types of files:

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In the new setup the buttons look like these:

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Please keep the attachment size under 300K if possible.
Not all members do have high speed internet connection.
Some will have phone-in connections.
Some will have satellite connenctions.
Some will use their mobile-phone, with a limited data bundle.

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davenn

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preferably under 200 kb
even better to be ~ 100 - 150 kb max :)
 

Harald Kapp

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@davenn , @bertus : We now have this thread 3 times as sticky post on the main page ( when looking for new posts).
Wouldn't it suffice to have it there once and to delete the other 2 threads?

@eerob, @eeadam : It would be even better to remove the current limit and replace it by a server side scaling if the upload is too big. By this server storage wouldn't be overloaded while optimizing "user experience" as it is called today.
 

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Could the sticky also show a list of permissible file types (extensions)?
 

bertus

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Hello,

In the dialog box this is shown:
All Supported Types (*.zip *.rar *.txt *.pdf *.png *.jpg *.jpeg *.jpe *.gif *.ino *.fzz *.asc *.sym *.csv)

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Alec_t

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In the dialog box, yes. Why not in the sticky text too?
 

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Hi I'm trying to send photos to my post but they are between 1.5 and 2.5 mb is this why they won't upload? If so what can I do?
Simple answer would be appreciated (I'm not that bright )
 

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As mentioned above: reduce the size to < 300 kB. Lots of software available to do so. Even the humble Paint utility program that comes with Windows can do that.
 
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