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  • Question: adding moving Gif files?


    I see that photo size limit is 2 MB - what's the file size limit for moving Gif types?
    What's the best way to now add a moving gif file?

    I tried to add a moving gif file (which was 1.84 MB) as I would a photo, but it loaded as a still image - have things changed?

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    https://forums.arrowheads.com/forum/...ures-to-a-post

    "WHAT PICTURE TYPES CAN I UPLOAD?

    The forum accepts the following file types for images:

    gif (including animated gif files)
    jpg (and the alternative extensions jpeg or jpe)
    png
    psd (multi-layered Photoshop image files)

    You cannot upload bitmap files such as bmp, pcx, tif or tiff files, raw images, or vector image formats such as wmf, cgm etc.

    Note that our server has an upload limit of 2 Megabytes for individual pictures and the forum has a display size limit of 1440 x 900 pixels. Although you can upload a 2 Megabyte picture, the forum software will then make an attempt to scale your picture to a convenient size for display which approximates to 1400 pixels in the largest dimension. Anyone subsequently downloading your picture will get the re-sized version… not the size at which you originally uploaded it.
    Pictures which exceed these limits, or which the software cannot re-size (it may struggle if you upload multiple large pictures in one go), will typically generate an “Invalid File” error message."
    If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

  • #2
    Hey Dan, I don't know the answer to your question but... I have made simple gif files in the past and they displayed just fine. Just a couple of days ago I tried to post a simple gif and it didn't work.
    Michigan Yooper
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    • #3
      Thanks Ron. Maybe it's a simple anomaly: although, upon logging out I did discover (right after posting) that I had more than one page of AH.com open - in the past THIS has caused me problems.. maybe I've found my own answer
      I haven't tried making my own moving gif files, but it's on my list. It would be nice if the size of that type of file could be increased a bit.

      If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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      • #4
        Sorry Olden but that settng is locked down because the forum is picture heavy it is set as is to help speed up pages loading.
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        • #5
          I noticed the gifs stopped working too??? Not sure why that happened I will look into it.
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          • #6
            The setting are quite low for Gifs gif 900000 bytes 1440 width and 900 height. That is not even equivalent to one Megabyte so considerably lower than file size acceptance for regual photos. It is not something I can change either or I would have.
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            • #7
              Click image for larger version

Name:	giphy.gif
Views:	1
Size:	2.25 MB
ID:	299588
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              • #8
                I was able to work around it and added to the file size it should work now.
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                • #9
                  I'll test different sizes..
                  1.90 MB
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	FormOverFunction.gif
Views:	1
Size:	1.90 MB
ID:	299651

                  2.46 MB
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	Giant-enter-key-feature.gif
Views:	1
Size:	2.47 MB
ID:	299652

                  3.55 MB
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	tenor.gif
Views:	1
Size:	3.55 MB
ID:	299653


                  Lookin' good Matt - THANKS!
                  Last edited by Olden; 05-10-2018, 04:33 PM.
                  If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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                  • #10
                    If it starts to slow the site down may have to reduce the size again,. Let see how it goes for a while .
                    TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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                    • #11
                      Had to chop it back a bit I was getting an error on the back end . It should be smooth sailing from here on out.
                      Click image for larger version

Name:	image_42032.gif
Views:	1
Size:	3.55 MB
ID:	299864
                      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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