File size and Type Limits
9 years 7 months ago #185
Here is some information about system limits.
Max file size and allowable file types depends on where you are within the site. The basic "areas" are:
Home Page and Articles
For the "file downloads" section there is a 10Mb maximum. Allowed file types are: zip, rar, pdf, txt
( zip and rar file types are a compressed file type to transmit more quickly. Each need a utility to "extract" the file's contents. pdf is Adobe's portable document format that supports printed page layout. It also needs a utility to use the pdf files' contents....usually Adobe Acrobat reader - free and downloadable. txt is a plain text format and its utility in Windows is notepad.)
For the "photo galleries" section there isn't a maximum per se. Uploaded images are saved in an originals directory for archival purposes. DISPLAYED images are resized at upload time to a width configured to 800 pixels. A comparable ratio is used for portrait orientation. Thus, within the gallery the max display width is 800 px. Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif ,png
(jpg and jpeg are different names for the same file type used for photos. Both size and number of colors may be specified. This permits a photo to be slimmed down to being just large enough to convey the needed detail. png and gif are alternative common graphic file types. In general, jpg/jpegs are best for photographs while gif is great for graphics with just a few colors and graphical representations less complex than photos.)
For the "discussion forum" the max size is:
The max configurable image width is 1000px and the max height is 1000px
Images wider or taller than 1000x1000 are rejected
Only registered users may upload images
The "discussion Forum" also allows file uploads/attachments by registered users only. I don't know if unregistered guests can view attachments. Allowed file upload types are: zip, txt and doc and the configurable max is: 120k.
Last Edit: 8 years 2 weeks ago by glt. Reason: Revision of photo sizes
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