For all of us modemers - there's not many of us, I know, but we DO exist - it's really sad that some threads contain so many big images that the thread essentially becomes unviewable :(
For example, this thread
contains almost 1 MB of big images! I waited and waited but it's simply too many KB for me to download. If I want to view such a thread I have to go do something else for 5 minutes then come back. Hardly not an option.. simply too much waiting.
There's absolutely no reason for an attached image to be bigger than 640x480
. In most cases, 320x240 will do just fine. Should there be a reason to attach a bigger image, please link to it from a smaller image!
This is what bothers me the most. There's absolutely no reason for a 640x480 image to be bigger than ~70 KB
. Most 640x480 images, if compressed to a reasonable level where image quality is still good, will be around 50 KB. As for 320x240 images, there's no reason for them to be bigger than 20 KB.
I realize not all people have image handling programs, and not all people who do have them know how to use them. But most people do, and it's not that hard to take a minute to resize and compress an image before posting it. And if you don't have any image handling program, you can easily adjust the image size setting and quality setting on your digital camera. Most photos of computers, fans, or whatever it could be does not have to be 1024x768 pics in super-fine quality - most often a 320x240 pic in low/medium quality will do just fine.
Sorry if I sound angry, I'm just tired of not being able to view all threads I want to view because of unnecessary large images.