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01 January 2003, 07:33 PM
hi can anyone help?
i have just attempted to post with a .jpeg file was under the 30000 limit.
i dint get any error messages to say it had failed but when i looked at my post the image file was not there.
am i missing an easy trick?
i have just retried with several different images but none of them work!

02 February 2003, 09:48 AM
maybe try renaming the file .jpg.

though it may still be the file size, I just had to reduce my attachment down to 20,000 bytes.

anyone have a place that one can upload images too, since starting with cgtalk the limit has gone from 50,000 to 30,000 and now 20,000?

02 February 2003, 10:04 PM

I do apologise for the recent changes with attachments. We'd like to encourage as many artists as possible to set up their own web pages - not just for the sake of attachments, but for your own self-promotion.



02 February 2003, 01:27 PM
Hay Leonard,

I have been thinking of a web site for a bit now, though till recently I really didn't have much to put on one anyway, party still don't. I guess the real problem is finding a little bit of free web space these days that doesn't have a mass of junk, pop-ups etc. O, and of course finding the time to make the site its self.

I have used the bit of web space that I get with my ISP, and while the 5MB is enough room for a basic site with a number of nice images, I only get 100MB transfer per month included, so I really have to watch how and when I use it so as not to blow the limit on a heavy forum.

Maybe when I have a bit more, I will do a site and look for some cheap (read unemployed, student) affordable hosting :)



03 March 2003, 10:37 AM
hi! you can try a redirect ;) . simply works
on my site :bounce:

03 March 2003, 11:06 AM

03 March 2003, 10:06 PM
Use a Yahoo-Geocities account!!

Good speed!

Only rename your images to .txt so you can post them here :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 05:40 AM
yes, geocities then redirect from upload your files
at geocities then redirect from ;)

04 April 2003, 10:49 AM
Yeah i'm having the same problem, I can get a pic uploaded from my HD but by the time I chop it up It's toooo small. Can someone please post the way to post pics the right way?

08 August 2003, 11:41 PM
i saw some of their work is also more than 20kb, but they can upload their work... y only we hav pro??
i thought is the wrong way i upload my file....???

10 October 2003, 05:44 AM
I'm new to the forum, so I might as well add my confusion about
adding an image to a post. I have tried to add a car image to the
WIP forum and it is rejected for being over 20K. If I reduce pic to 20K, it is a thumbnail! Also, right clicking other's images on the forum and clicking 'properties', reveal image sizes well over 20K with many over 100K. I don't understand guys???

Great site, great forums

10 October 2003, 09:51 PM
Yeah, I saw a post that is 2.3 mb in size! Why am I then, limited to 20k!?!? I can hardly fit anything into 20k.

10 October 2003, 04:44 PM
Someone Please explain this. I've tried to post an image to the Car forum and its almost impossible to get an image below 2000k and have it look good. Besides half the images on there are double the size of mine. I guess I'll just keep posting on highend 3d with no problems. Can someone direct me into a way that I can basically create images below 2000k maybe 1k.

10 October 2003, 12:40 PM
Those pictures you're referring to are direct links to pictures on their specific web sites. you can post a picture bigger than the 20k alotted by putting a direct link to it ex:[*IMG][*/IMG] but without the *
hope this helps! thanks Kirt!

10 October 2003, 05:23 AM
Thanks Kirt! Yes, that does explain it much better. I appreciate the intruction. So, [*/IMG] at the end of the webpage URL is what causes the image to automatically appear here?

Thaks again?

10 October 2003, 12:12 PM
at the beggining as well as at the end of the url

10 October 2003, 08:42 PM
Thanks again.

11 November 2003, 01:57 PM
Why Link on a jpg Files uloaded on my FTP account can't be displayed.....

11 November 2003, 02:00 PM
what's the url of the image you're trying to display?

11 November 2003, 02:40 PM

11 November 2003, 02:42 PM
according to wanadoo those pages don't exist - that might be the problem you're having

12 December 2003, 06:37 PM
Talking of attachments, I can't make one... When i try to post a reply or a thread, I haven't got the "Browse"-button to upload the image with... what should i do?

12 December 2003, 07:00 PM
Hmm,... are you hitting the IMG button above the text input box?
When you hit that, it will give you a dialog box to place a url. Place the url that contains your image in there and it will automatically appear in your post without the miniscule 20k per image limitation.

12 December 2003, 07:12 PM
That would mean that I have to have a webpage with my picture on it, right?? Well I haven't got a webpage now, but I'll se if I can't get a small one up and running soon, then...
If I want to attatch the picture (which I can't figure out how to do), then it has to be less than 20K in size, right? (My picture is about 500kb)

THX m8

12 December 2003, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by Zycho
That would mean that I have to have a webpage with my picture on it, right?? Well I haven't got a webpage now, but I'll se if I can't get a small one up and running soon, then...
If I want to attatch the picture (which I can't figure out how to do), then it has to be less than 20K in size, right? (My picture is about 500kb)

THX m8
Yes if you post it to cgtalk, you'll have to limit it to 20k. Ouch.

01 January 2004, 07:05 PM
Im having the same problem with not being able to see a browse option to put an attachment. Why is that? I was able to put attachments before? For eny one whom might find this useful
The solution to posting a larger pic under the 20k limit is openig the picture in photoshop then go to the file menu and below the save feature there should be save for web click that and it should display for versions of the pic. To the right of all that there is a slider for quality. Play with it until the file is small enuff. If that still dont do the trick then look for a tab for image size on the right side ad try shrinking it down until its small enuff.and then save (but not over the original) and then post away.

This works most of the time but not all the time.

Hope this helps!:beer:

01 January 2004, 11:00 PM
It seems that I have joined this forum for no reason. I do not have the time to learn own to set up a web page. Nor do I have the $$ to pay someone to set one up for me. A s I am a student with LIMITED funds. I still trying to learn how to do 3D art. So if I can't post any images, there is no reason for me to be here.:cry:

04 April 2004, 06:29 PM
How do I post my work in progress? Can anyone help me?

04 April 2004, 11:53 PM
... why i cant attach an image ...

in forum rules i have you may not post attachments .... can anyone help me ..??

04 April 2004, 08:06 AM

I have the same issue as you, and I can't figure it out either, but it's comforting to know that I'm not the only one who feels a little computer illiterate right now. I was hoping to find an answer here, guess I'll keep looking, and I'll let you know if I figure it out.

04 April 2004, 01:50 AM
For some reason, I can post images on only certain thread sections, i can do it in a bunch , but not 3D WIP's. Do I need a certain number of posts in that section or something? I really want to put a post, but I have really hit a brick wall! Any help would be invaluable!!!

05 May 2004, 03:00 PM
Man,...thats my problem to, i dont have a atach image buton,....what the..........? i'm alowed only on some Threads, why is that?:hmm:

05 May 2004, 11:17 AM
I just found out - the [/IMG] link to a website works, but it's case sensitive!

05 May 2004, 03:06 AM

I looked in the FAQ about how to post an image, but all it said was

to "click on the browse button" and I dont have a "browse button" anywhere
also at the bottom of the screen it says:

You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

does this have anything to do with my inablility to find the browse button?

I already read this thread to the end, but if I missed somthing please tell me.

05 May 2004, 12:05 PM
yup me too

05 May 2004, 03:54 PM
this place is forgoten for dead, by the admin's........PLS HELP,......u lose something if u give us a hint?......why is so complicated to post,..... :shrug: we must be freekin' web masters, to figure out a way to post?

05 May 2004, 05:47 PM
maybe its like in fightclub, where we have to wait on the porch for three days without food or drink.

except its in this forum instead of the porch and its for over a week....

no its not really like that at all.

but either way, could sombody plz at least post somthing helpfull on the subject and spare us New guys/girls alot of pain?

06 June 2004, 11:59 AM
I have been 'waiting on the porch' for a while.

I thought it the right to post an image had something to do with post count.

appears not.

Then I thought that maybe it had something to do with my lack of avatar (you never know).... wrong again.

I know that it must be painfully obvious.... but at present I am running in a round room looking for a corner.

06 June 2004, 12:16 PM
TAAA DAAA, has arived:thumbsup: ,.....but is for the ones that dont have a web hosting at the moment,...this is a site with free hosting for pictures,.....and it gives u a link an it:beer: so good luck mates,

..............i use it on my thread>>

06 June 2004, 07:01 PM

06 June 2004, 07:46 PM
hm, personally I think posting (and image linking and posting attachments) couldn't be easier.

Who's attaching images anyway when there are such good free imagehosts around

check this one for example, its a true gem:

06 June 2004, 12:02 PM
Hope this works![/IMG]

...and it did. Well imageshack and those kind of places are
really the first aid for me. :applause:

06 June 2004, 11:46 AM
Just want to test: 02.jpg

06 June 2004, 12:06 PM
Let me try this with my own site:

06 June 2004, 11:16 AM
Trying this with Imageshack

06 June 2004, 02:31 AM
test with Imageshack.

06 June 2004, 06:53 PM
thanks for link. i tried but that was impossible.


06 June 2004, 12:20 AM

Oh my! It does work!

06 June 2004, 12:04 PM

06 June 2004, 12:05 PM
oh my sweet lord, IT FRAGGIN WORKED :eek:

07 July 2004, 04:14 PM
My Dog, Beans:

07 July 2004, 03:18 PM
Hope this works finally...

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