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photo upload 4.5 mb won't load due to sys. error.


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David something is wrong


4.6 mb · Upload Failed

 with my pic. uploads.  It almost uploads, the 4.5kb file, then dumps it and gives an error 200.  I signed out and back in, but no help.  Can you help me?

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4.6MB is too large of an image to upload, and the system will automatically reject it.  It's many times larger than is necessary to nicely display a photo on a computer screen, and it would serve up very slowly.  You know, like when you see the top of an image begin to download, but you give up wanting to wait to see it, because it takes much too long to download?  The system is trying to prevent that.  Please keep in mind that your audience has limited cellular or wifi bandwidth.  If your photo were 100KB, instead of 4.6MB (about 46 times smaller), it would serve up very quickly, and almost no one would notice the difference in size or quality.  You should at least reduce the size of the image you are attempting to upload by 50% or more.  Resizing can be performed in Photoshop, or by using an app like iResize on a MAC.  That's the app that I use.  They can also be reduced if you have a phone, and forward the images to your own e-mail address.  Depending upon your e-mail program, most of them automatically ask you how large of an image you want to send, usually presenting 3 or 4 size choices to enable more speedy and efficient processing.  

David Albert

National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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Ok, thanks David.  I'll work on that.  Now, at least I know the reason why it kicks out the upload.


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