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XF 1.5 Reduce size of attachments automatically?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by actionmedia, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. actionmedia

    actionmedia Active Member

    My members like to post a lot of pictures from their phone, so they're using the attach a file feature when posting. Unfortunately, many pictures are close to 10 MB in size! There is no need for such a large file to be attached and take up so much room.

    Does XenForo offer any add-on or feature (that I'm missing) which will take the uploaded file and compress it down to something smaller?

    Thank you.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    In the Attachment options in the Admin CP you can set a max width and max height for image uploads. This will automatically resize uploaded images so they are within that max width/height.
  3. actionmedia

    actionmedia Active Member

    Excellent! Will that also in turn reduce the file size?
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes, rather considerably.
  5. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    If only we could do this on a user group permission basis!
  6. actionmedia

    actionmedia Active Member

    Thanks Chris! Can't tell you how much my community loves XF, after having been with IPB for 15 years.
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  7. cgunes

    cgunes Member

    In the Admin CP I have set the "Maximum Attachment File Size" to 10mb and the "Maximum Attachment Image Dimensions" to 1600*1200.

    The test file is jpg 5184*3456 pixels and 7,13mb.

    When I try to upload the attachment from the quick reply box , the file loads for a while and then nothing happens. No error messages. It just stops and the file is not loaded.

    If I choose "More Options" and upload the attachment in the "add-reply" page, it uploads succesfully and it is resized to 1600*1066 pixels and 183kb (which is perfect).

    Can you help me fix the issue with the quick reply.
    Thank you.
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I cannot fathom a reasonable reason it would work one way but not another.

    Disabling the Flash Uploader temporarily may help. Sometimes it suppresses otherwise useful errors.
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  9. cgunes

    cgunes Member

    I have disabled the flash uploader and tried again. The upload didn't finish again and no error messages either .
    Weird problem :)
  10. cgunes

    cgunes Member

    Sorry , I think I should have restarted the browser . After a restart it works now with the flash uploader disabled. Thank you.
    Is there any disadvantages with leaving the flash uploader disabled?
  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can only upload one file at a time. That's really the only difference.

    It's still somewhat odd that it doesn't always work, though. That's not normal, most people it works consistently.
    cgunes likes this.
  12. cgunes

    cgunes Member

    Update ;
    Re enabled the Flash uploader, and the uploads from quick reply is working now with it enabled.
    Thank you for helping.
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