Homebrewers Association | AHA Forum

Admin => Questions about the forum? => Topic started by: glitterbug on November 07, 2009, 05:06:56 PM

Title: bigger images
Post by: glitterbug on November 07, 2009, 05:06:56 PM
Is there anyway to make pictures bigger than 300*225? I think limits are good to prevent massive photos but that is a pretty small default.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: dbeechum on November 07, 2009, 05:38:26 PM
We have ways of course.. what would you suggest? 600x400?
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: glitterbug on November 07, 2009, 08:00:34 PM
We have ways of course.. what would you suggest? 600x400?

At least double: 600x450

I would also consider not having a limit at all or limiting it to the maximum without breaking the formatting of the forum template.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: dbeechum on November 07, 2009, 08:06:02 PM
I've set it currently to 600x400 for now. More disucssion amongst the admins first before other changes.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: smurfe on November 07, 2009, 09:34:27 PM
On the forums I administer I have pic resolution set at 800x600 but 600x450 would work as well. I have to agree with the OP though. Some of the pics posted were pretty tough to see.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: mrbowenz on November 09, 2009, 11:59:31 AM
I am with the OP, the image size should increase to standard forum size 640 x 480 , homebrewers are the visual type. Otherwise I love the format and concept.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: dbeechum on November 09, 2009, 05:36:12 PM
Ok, we'll try 640x480 for a while and see how it works for people.

Man, I'm getting old cause I remember when having a screen that ws 640x480 was badddd assss
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: denny on November 09, 2009, 05:40:21 PM
Ok, we'll try 640x480 for a while and see how it works for people.

Man, I'm getting old cause I remember when having a screen that ws 640x480 was badddd assss

You and me both, man, and I'm old enough to be your father!  OK, maybe older brother!   ;)
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: dbeechum on November 09, 2009, 05:43:06 PM
Ha!

It probably doesn't help that I've been into computers since I was 4... crap.. 1978.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: bonjour on November 09, 2009, 05:44:37 PM
Ok, we'll try 640x480 for a while and see how it works for people.

Man, I'm getting old cause I remember when having a screen that ws 640x480 was badddd assss

You and me both, man, and I'm old enough to be your father!  OK, maybe older brother!   ;)
You forgot that you would NEVER in your lifetime need more storage than a 10MB hrad drive could provide!!!

Do they even make those anymore?
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: denny on November 09, 2009, 05:54:10 PM
Ha!

It probably doesn't help that I've been into computers since I was 4... crap.. 1978.

Hey, you're about the same age as my kid!
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: denny on November 09, 2009, 05:55:53 PM
Ok, we'll try 640x480 for a while and see how it works for people.

Man, I'm getting old cause I remember when having a screen that ws 640x480 was badddd assss

You and me both, man, and I'm old enough to be your father!  OK, maybe older brother!   ;)
You forgot that you would NEVER in your lifetime need more storage than a 10MB hrad drive could provide!!!

Do they even make those anymore?

You get more storage than that on a USB memory stick!  I had one of the first computer based recording studios in the US.  I looked all over for the biggest HD I could find.  I ended up with a 212 MB drive that I paid $1500 for!
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: bonjour on November 09, 2009, 06:14:12 PM
Ha!

It probably doesn't help that I've been into computers since I was 4... crap.. 1978.
I bought my first personal computer when I was only 27...  in the fall of 1977, TRS80 Model 1 Level 1
I started working with computers when I was 18, 1968.  That was a very large system that was bugraded from 64k to 256k of core storage.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: denny on November 09, 2009, 06:19:13 PM
I started working with computers when I was in 7th grade, which would have been about 1965.  A company in town had an IBM 360 mainframe and we got a card punch from them for a dedicated group of geeks in my geometery class.  Programmed in Fortran using punch cards.  They'd run our programs at night, during the down time at the company.  Took a week or so to get the results back, then you'd have to punch new cards to correct your mistakes, wait another week, etc.  I tell people that back in those days we used steam powered computers and you also had to keep feeding the boiler.   ;D
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: bonjour on November 09, 2009, 06:26:21 PM
I tell people that back in those days we used steam powered computers and you also had to keep feeding the boiler.   ;D
Now I understand why the computer room got so warm when the AC shutdown.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: dbeechum on November 09, 2009, 07:07:11 PM
You forgot that you would NEVER in your lifetime need more storage than a 10MB hrad drive could provide!!!

Do they even make those anymore?

Just doing a quick search of newegg, it looks like the smallest internal hard drive you can buy new in box is 80GB!

Let's see.. my first computer that was mine would have been a TI-994a. Later my mom bought me a Apple IIe Enhanced (128KB RAM and two, count em two, floppy drives)

Surprisingly beyond that I didn't actually buy my own computer until ~2000. I just always used one of the 900 computers I had through work/school.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: Crispy275 on November 09, 2009, 09:03:50 PM
On the other hand, I represent the Luddite sub-section of society. I got my first pc (a Dell laptop rugidized 286) in 1989, and I have been somewhat annoyed with them ever since (computers - not Dell).

From tossing my cell phone onto I-94 over 5 years ago and going back to a land line, to making due with Windows 98 until it became so shahky and vunerable that I figured it would just be better to get a new machine, I do not represent the majority here.

And now Denny has authorized me to be a Moderator. Ha!

A computer does 3 things for me.
Connects me to the Internet and email.
Has Word and Excel.
I can use ProMash on it.

That is it. And I do a lot with those three things. Oh, and occassionally I play Solitare as well.
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: denny on November 09, 2009, 09:30:18 PM

And now Denny has authorized me to be a Moderator. Ha!

I knew how you coveted those blue stars!  ;)
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: yugamrap on November 10, 2009, 05:37:10 PM
Ok, we'll try 640x480 for a while and see how it works for people.

Man, I'm getting old cause I remember when having a screen that ws 640x480 was badddd assss

You and me both, man, and I'm old enough to be your father!  OK, maybe older brother!   ;)
You forgot that you would NEVER in your lifetime need more storage than a 10MB hrad drive could provide!!!

Do they even make those anymore?

You get more storage than that on a USB memory stick!  I had one of the first computer based recording studios in the US.  I looked all over for the biggest HD I could find.  I ended up with a 212 MB drive that I paid $1500 for!

Yeah... I used to work for an audio-visual company, and recall when we moved from CPM-based machines to PCs.  I remember when we bought our first computer for my Dad's family business back in the mid-80s.  The "big decision" was whether to get the 10MB or 20MB hard drive - a price difference of about $500 at the time.  We decided on the 20MB, figuring we'd never fill that up.  I still often refer to file structure as "directories" rather than "folders,"  and occasionally get nostalgic for the old "C:\>" prompt...
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: mrbowenz on November 10, 2009, 06:51:11 PM
I've gone back and edited my" Brewery and  Alehouse "pictures to reflect the larger size pictures allowed , looks better with more details, this was a good move mods , thanks !, you may want to edit any "project type" pictures to allow the same . In America , ..bigger is better is guess ::)
Title: Re: bigger images
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on November 12, 2009, 01:31:59 AM
Ok, we'll try 640x480 for a while and see how it works for people.
640x480 works pretty good.
Thank you