Harrows Darts.

Resize Imgur Picture Shares
Resize Imgur Images by Editing Link


Covered this in another guide, but deserves mention on its own.  Sometimes pictures are very large, and completely fill the available space in a post.  When reading threads, this can be a little annoying.  Or perhaps you're authoring a review or another type of complex post.  In such cases, you might want to resize pics for a nice symmetrical look.  Or to avoid blowing up other reader's screens! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

With Imgur links, you can edit the actual link to resize the picture.  Place one of the illustrated letters just before the file extension, which is usually ".jpg" or ".png" for digital camera photos.  The chart below summarizes the effect:

s = Small Square (90×90)
b = Big Square (160×160)
t = Small Thumbnail (160×160)
m = Medium Thumbnail (320×320)
l (lower case 'L') = Large Thumbnail (640×640)
h = Huge Thumbnail (1024×1024)

Place just before the period and extension letters:

Original:

https://i.imgur.com/bIIrap2.jpg

Resize to Medium Thumbnail (320×320):

https://i.imgur.com/bIIrap2m.jpg

N.B. The above are links, not embedded images, but you can see the effect.  And illustrates where to place the letter code.

How to see the embedded link?  Turn on the "View Source" function, the Swiss Army Knife of post editing. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.   See screenshot below:

Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

This increases readability, and makes your post more visually appealing!

Update Apr 2021:  Also reduces bandwidth allowing pages load faster.  *Hint* For most pics I see, the "h" option works great! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply
Bumping this.

With our new methods of adding pics, seeing a lot of overly large photos tripping the resize circuits.  Yes, they're resized, but that's an illusion really.  Think smoke and mirrors.Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.   Fact is, many are still very large and impact page load times.  Thumbnails are *much* smaller.  If you see the green border, chances are the pic is too big.

I know a lot of you aren't keen on using View Source to edit, so don't be surprised if I come along and do it for you.  If we used our own storage instead of the cloud, have more control over image size.  Like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

We're on more of a budget - lol.
Reply
^^^^^^^^

Some are wondering why I resize some pics and not others.  They all have green bars.

Simple, I click the green where it says "click to see full size". If it expands to fill the whole post, I resize it.  Super easy with View Source on too. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Picture Quality nixer55 1 391 05-07-2020, 03:25 PM
Last Post: Crusher17
  Posting Imgur Pictures - Quick PC version nixer55 0 343 02-04-2020, 03:28 PM
Last Post: nixer55
  Sharing Imgur Albums nixer55 3 1,277 03-06-2019, 05:07 PM
Last Post: Getagrip
  Posting picture madhouse 2 574 10-20-2018, 06:29 PM
Last Post: Crusher17



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Loxley Darts.