Thursday, December 07, 2006

Testing uploading of a large photo to Blogger Beta blog

Someone said that when he uploaded a photo to a Blogger beta blog via Blogger photo upload icon, it was not resized, but came out huge. This is a suprise to me, so to see if it is really so, I am going to upload a really huge photo (3.30 MB or 2487 x2528 pixels) and see what happens (I chose CENTER and LARGE for the upload):
Malaysia Petronas Twin Tower
Petronas Twin Tower

Well, it turns out OK. It took me 5 minutes to upload. I viewed it with Opera, but just to make sure it doesn't cause any problem in Internet Explorer, I also viewed the post in IE (large screen) and it also turned out OK. The sidebars are where they should be. I also resized the screen to 800x600 resolution by pasting javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600) into the address bar, and it still was OK.

BTW, the image is the Petronas Twin Towers, what used to be the tallest building in the world, and is copyrighted by Tourism Malaysia. It can be used for promoting Malaysia. I am also helping to promote Malaysia by posting the image here and also giving a link to my other blog Guide to Malaysia (click "BACK" button to get back to this page). Malaysia will be having a Visit Malaysia Year 2007 and we hope to see you there.

6 comments:

Ujwala said...

The problem is when a visitor clicks on the photo to get a bigger version. Previously Blogger used to display a photo which fit within the window but now it extends way beyond. I just clicked on your photo and had the same problem. If you find a solution do let me know. Many thanks.

Ujwala said...
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Peter Chen said...

I thought I had already tested that. The photo in this post is huge, but it fitted into the width of the column (I am using Opera. Just to make sure, I viewed the post in IE and Firefox. The result is the same and clicking on the photo leads to the full size of the photo. I don't understand why you have the problem. What browser are you using?

Peter aka Enviroman
Enviroman Says

Peter said...

"I just clicked on your photo and had the same problem."

Maybe I misunderstood your question. What I have explained is that in the blog, the picture is rescaled to fit into the main column, and when clicked on, it shows the photo in full size, which may be bigger than the screen window, and you will have to scroll to see the rest of the photo, as in the photo in this post. Perhaps what you meant was that when the photo is clicked, it is rescaled to fit the screen window. I have only been blogging for over 2 years. It may have behaved differently before, I do not know.

Regarding your inability to post in English in the Blogger Help group, perhaps I can help by reposting your question (in English) to the group if you will send it to me.

Peter aka Enviroman
Enviroman Says

Ujwala said...

Hi Peter,

Your second comment has got the problem down right. It used to rescale a photo earlier and it doesnt now. This is not a problem that I'm facing as Flickr hosts my photographs. This came up in the group that I'm a part of and I was looking to see if there was a solution. Thanks for trying.

[quote]Regarding your inability to post in English in the Blogger Help group, perhaps I can help by reposting your question (in English) to the group if you will send it to me.[/quote]
I'm not sure where you got this idea :D As you can see I can manage quite well in English!

Thank you for your help.

Ujwala said...

Found two identical comments of mine published and so I've taken the liberty to delete one.