However, when people insert more than a few full sized images in posts, the whole thread becomes very slow to load, and some users on older machines are struggling.
I see there is an option to limit uploaded image dimensions. My question is, if I set that to say 1000 x 1000 pixels, would a 4000 x 3000 image from a digital camera be rejected outright, or would it allow an upload and then resize it to 1000?
I guess the problem if they would be rejected is not everyone is PC-savvy and able to resize images, and some of the stuff posted in my forum works best in hi-res. I just don't want the hi-res version loaded in every thread.
Hope that makes sense - threads with several large images in are actually becoming un-readable due to the time taken to load them and the browser grinds to a halt.