Are Anyone Else's Pictures Getting Squashed?

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Hopefully... this is the right place to put this. XDDD

 

 

     I'm not sure whether this is just my device or if it's happening to everyone... but I've noticed that a bunch of my pictures that I've posted on the forums are distorted... but they've been perfectly fine up until now. I assume this is happening to everyone, right? X'D I've seen a couple people say something like, "Ahh!! My pictures got smooshed" and stuff like that. 

 

     I thought that I would make a thread so that people can share any tips or workarounds that they might have. If you're having the same problem that I'm having, this is what I discovered after experimenting a bit: The width of the picture can concern any number... but the HEIGHT needs to be in the 300s OR LOWER... or else the image will appear disfigured. 

 

     I made all my squashed images a smaller size and that seemed to fix the problem... it's kinda unfortunate, though. I have a bunch of amazingly GORGEOUS art pieces--for example, the skeleton dragon that Flitt made me and the skeleton dragon that Fru made me--that have a bunch of tiny details like spiders, webs... and a wonderful, little Izaya dude. XDD I've been able to enjoy those and others in a large size on my art thread... but I recently had to make them really tiny due to this flattening issue. I hope it will go away soon... or someone will find a fix... but I suppose it's not the end of the world if this lasts forever. ;3

 

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Yep, same problem. Thanks for the tip! That'll come in helpful :)

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No problem!! -And thank you; it's good to know that others are having the same issue... and that my deranged computer isn't the cause. x3 

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I haven't seen this. Can you link a thread/post where this happens?

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That's odd. Seems like all images are also being resized retroactively if I look at old threads.

What I can find is that the max display dimensions of images can only be 400x660px.

 

Not sure why they changed this.

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Oooooh, that's interesting. I wonder if this was changed accidentally or on purpose... O.O :)

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It has to be on purpose-- you just don't accidentally add something like that to code, I think.

What an useless update. As if it will keep people from posting pictures that metres tall in actuality anyway.

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Yeah; you're probably right. Still, it could just be a glitch that the entire website is experiencing... since it does seem a little weird to force pictures to be smaller without even making it obvious (or telling anyone) that smaller pictures are the solution. I know very little about websites and codes, though... so this is only speculation and I could be completely wrong.

At the same time, I can easily imagine the developers thinking something like this: "all these humongous pictures on the forum are hindering our site speed and performance... let's force users to make smaller image sizes."
So, you're probably right... but I guess there's no way to tell for sure. :)

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It's definitely not a glitch, as I don't think code works like that. It could have been added as a test or for some other reason, I'm not sure. Maybe it's just an aesthetic thing.

 

Making the display size smaller wouldn't help with performance, as the images are technically the size they truly are, so the website will load the full image even if you resize it in the toolbar before posting it. Unfortunately!

 

A workaround would be to tell people to click and drag images to a new tab if they want to see them in full-size. It's what I usually do when an image is a tad larger than 660px wide.

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Oh thank goodness it's not

Oh thank goodness it's not just me then, it been driving me crazy last night, i mean the situation is bad but at least now that I know it's happening to everyone perhaps it's a temporaly glitch that will be fixed soon.

I tried 400 px last night but it's still stretching, the one that's okay for me is 350 wide

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Ikr? I really hope it'll be fixed... but I kinda doubt it ever will. :ccc I really miss being able to enjoy big picture sizes... oh, well; at least we can still zoom in. :)

 

     For me, an acceptable width varies depending on the picture... but the height for any picture needs to be somewhere in the 300s (or lower). That may just be me, though; I'm not sure. :)