Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

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Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by Marc » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:49 am

There has already been some discussion on resizing avatars on this forum prior to this PR.
Actually, a ticket for this already exists on the tracker: https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-11207

What I'm proposing here is that in addition to the suggested changes in this ticket, we should already try to resize avatars and/or images before they are actually uploaded to the server. This will slightly increase the load users will have upon uploading those images while keeping a possible high load away from the server.

The way I'd to the resizing on the user side would be using canvas resizing.

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Re: Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by KurtisC » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:04 pm

How would there be a high load on the server? All it has to do is resize a very small image to a particular set size and it only has to do that if someone uploads an image and it's larger than what's set. In theory, it should only be an issue if people were changing their avatars constantly.

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Re: Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:23 pm

Unless there is something besides ImageMagick that won't make the images look funky, that would be the option to use server side, which has been known to cause server load issues in some cases. If that is offloaded to the client then that would be great.
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Re: Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by Volksdevil » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:55 pm

However it's done, I'd love to see this being implemented somehow and soon! :-) Way! overdue imo.

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Re: Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by Sumanai » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:11 pm

KurtisC wrote:All it has to do is resize a very small image to a particular set size
Some illiterate users can upload their photos, weighing a few megabytes.
Sorry for my English.

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Re: Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by Mess » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:07 pm

Volksdevil wrote:However it's done, I'd love to see this being implemented somehow and soon! :-) Way! overdue imo.
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Re: Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by KurtisC » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:02 pm

Sumanai wrote:
KurtisC wrote:All it has to do is resize a very small image to a particular set size
Some illiterate users can upload their photos, weighing a few megabytes.
Fair point. I'd be inclined to ask though how other forum solutions do it because there are systems in place on other boards? Correct me if I'm wrong, but if they're too big either in file-size or even resolution, then it's too much to compress and thus just outright rejects it with a message telling the user so? Users usually ask for help at this point on boards if they're that unsure and probably need a little guiding no matter how 'easy' you make it for them anyway.

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Re: Resize avatars and/or images on the client and server side

Post by swanny007 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:31 pm

I would like to see the next release of phpBB have the ability to use ImageMagick server-side to downsize photos when they are uploaded.

We need to keep things simple for users, so having the server automatically resize it to no larger than say 800px wide or tall (set in the ACP) is a function that is severely lacking in phpBB. Most if not all other BBs have this capability now and it's really causing problems for users on my forums.

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