posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 08:23 AM
Lately, we've been seeing any number of threads containing uploaded images that are too wide to be viewed in their entirety. They overflow the main
text column, so that one only sees part of the image and has to use the slider below the image window to shift it around in order to view the whole of
it, one part at a time.
This is extremely unsatisfactory, as well as unnecessary. I'm sure members don't really want
to post oversized images. It's just that the board
software reproduces the images at the size they are uploaded.
A way to solve the problem of oversized images would be to make it impossible to post an image to a thread if it is over a specified number of pixels
wide (the same should apply to avatars, too). If someone feels it's necessary to show an image that is bigger than the thread, they could upload it to
their personal folder on ATS and simply post a link.
If this proves impossible due to software constraints, ATS should at least specify an appropriate width limit for images posted in threads (as they
already to for avatars) and display the limit prominently where it can be seen when someone goes to post an image.
edit on 15/1/13 by Astyanax because: of accidental gibberish.