We all enjoy using photos here at ATS to better illustrate a point we’d like to make in various threads. There’s a wide variety of hosting
methods available which we use, ranging from our own in-house system to the services provided by ImageShack.
One thing we’d like to keep consistent; however, is image and file size.
All images must remain at or below 680 pixels wide/tall
no larger than 200K
If you don’t have the first clue about pixels and file sizes, here’s a quick guide:
On The Net
If your surfing the net and want to use an image, first make sure it’s not copyrighted (if it is, ask permission to use it and/or provide a link to
where you found it below the image), then right click and go to properties. Your information will be there. The first number in the pixel sequence
indicates width, the second is for height.
On Your PC
Depending on which OS you’re using, you should be able to simply hover your mouse over the image and the essential information will appear in a text
field above your cursor. If not, try selecting the image or going to properties.
Both very basic and very sophisticated image editing software is capable of editing image size to make the image proportional to the original…
Here’s one such free tool I found by simply using Google
But if you still lack these tools, there’s an even simpler BB code solution (although this only addresses the pixel size primarily):
How to resize an image
The large images make members scroll up and down, left and right, and wait far too long for pages to properly load. It makes their ATS experience
less enjoyable. We want to make this a place where anyone can come, load up a page and have some fun without being a burden to read due to a sloppy
post with a monster-sized image that doubles the page-width and goes unattended to by the author. We all know what that’s like!
ATS operates at a standardized resolution of 1024x768
. If you’re scrolling left-to-right to read the pages and your screen resolution is set
lower than the site is meant to be viewed, the problem is on your end.
Another factor apart from image pixel and file size is long URLS that have been directly copied and pasted from the browser’s address field
If the link appears to be too large to simply paste it, please use the
proper BB Code to create short-links, such as this one...
If you see any of these issues occur which have not been addressed yet,
notify any of the staff here either via u2u or using the gripe/help
button up top and we’ll remedy the issue ASAP.
Or for that matter – If you’ve
made the mistake yourself
and would like to have it fixed – Let us know…
Members who steadily choose to ignore our requests to respect these guidelines will be dealt with on an individual basis.
Now…You’ve all been properly edified on image size - Go forth and post some photos!
[edit on 10/4/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]