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Server space, screenshots, and you...

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:47 pm
by SecondMan
Happy Friday the 13th everyone!


A lot of you have been posting screenshots and other images to help illustrate issues and questions, which is obviously great. As they say, a picture paints a thousand words.

Unfortunately, some of them have been taking up about a thousand kilobytes each, too... :)

Now that's currently no big deal, and as it is I'm barely limiting the capacity for uploading material to the board. After all, what we want to build is the best resource for Fusion out there, so we want all those comps, macros, fuses and other stuff that we can learn from. Other material, and temporary screenshots in particular, is a bit of a different matter. Eventually, and considering the longer term relevance of those images, they risk merely filling up valuable server space and make backups and other operations more difficult than they should be.

For videos, there are well established and excellent services like YouTube and Vimeo which many of you already use and which are also natively supported by the forum. Likewise, the best solution for temporary images is to use a third party image hosting service like Imgur to upload the images there, and link to them in your posts here. The downside is having to sign up for an account, create an album for your temporary stuff, upload images on a separate website and get their links, just to be able to quickly show something from your desktop...

Now we wouldn't Suck Less if we didn't make this really, really easy, would we?


Enter a new button in your post editor:


Image


Press that button, select the image you want to embed and it will be uploaded to Imgur and pasted inside [img] tags right into your post. Done!

Now please read on. For images that are not considered temporary, i.e. images that are part of a tutorial, or guide, or anything else that will retain its educational value for years to come, please do continue embedding them on the forum using the usual post attachments:

attachments.png

For all your other fleeting png, jpg and gif fun, go wild and give the new button a try!

Cheers,
Pieter

Re: Server space, screenshots, and you...

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:46 pm
by JUNE
thanks

Re: Server space, screenshots, and you...

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:28 pm
by SirEdric
Image

Re: Server space, screenshots, and you...

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 12:11 am
by lenny87
Awesome Pieter :-)

Re: Server space, screenshots, and you...

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:14 pm
by Roei Tzoref
thank you for your efforts in taking care of the forum.