Photo upload combined size visual

    • 303 posts
    February 8, 2020 10:36 AM EST



    This is a feature request for the albums. 


    When a user uploads several photos the combined size of these all together can exceed that or the server limits set in the php.ini. 

    The issue this causes is when a user uploads several photos there is no notification that they have exceeded the upload or post size limit and the website then does not upload the photos and creates an empty album which can be mistaken for being broken when in fact its working sort of as intended. 


    Can there be a modification to show the collective size of the photos and if the user exceeds the limit then they are either told they have reached the limit or the website does not upload any more files and tells the user they have exceeded the limit. 


    It would also be great to be able to set the limit of the file sizes or the number of photos that can be uploaded by a member group. 

    • 378 posts
    February 8, 2020 12:02 PM EST

    Why do we still have file size limitations.... ?

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    • 6923 posts
    February 8, 2020 12:23 PM EST

    Because server limits are not under our control.

    • 378 posts
    February 8, 2020 1:32 PM EST

    Damn Servers!

    • Moderator
    • 6923 posts
    February 8, 2020 2:52 PM EST

    LOL. I should also have said, for safety it isn't good to allow large uploads unless you have a closed community or subscription based where you control who is on it.

    • 33 posts
    June 22, 2021 8:48 AM EDT
    I will add that the compression of uploaded images to albums or as common posts is very excessive and restrictive. The common file size of a photo on a new Samsing S21 phone is 2.75-5mb. SE accepts these imgaes/files just fine then compresses them before display almost 80% in dimension and file size. This is severely excessive as if this code is very old and aligned with the image quality produced with an IPhone 1. We need to be able to adjust this compression or simply shut it off entirely.