Pouet screenshot size

category: general [glöplog]
Just added a screenshot for this prod:


Since that was a textmode bbstro, Pouet's 400x300 screenshot limit makes chars barely readable.

Maybe 2015 is a good time to increase that limit?

Just asking... don't blame me.
added on the 2015-02-12 19:18:39 by friol friol
Just asking... don't blame me.

Why not?
added on the 2015-02-12 19:26:31 by Gargaj Gargaj
So, can we do that? Disk storage can be an issue?
added on the 2015-02-12 19:32:07 by friol friol
Yeah I think we can do that. I mean blame you :p

But it sounds reasonable to increase the limit, agreed.
added on the 2015-02-12 19:33:23 by numtek numtek
added on the 2015-02-12 19:34:43 by Gargaj Gargaj
Mandatory Demozoo plug. ;)

(At times I accidentally uploaded x MB of raw bmp files, because I forgot to run a batch through mogrify first)
added on the 2015-02-12 19:42:56 by tomaes tomaes
There'd be auto-conversion, I just have to weigh up the pros and cons first.
added on the 2015-02-12 19:51:20 by Gargaj Gargaj
From what I can tell, there's auto conversion for that at dz too, but eventually it's gonna be an issue to have so many high-res production galleries hosted. ;)
added on the 2015-02-12 19:58:50 by tomaes tomaes
p01 was saying something about the imgur api on the shadertoy thread. don't know if it has any limits, but guess it could be an option worth analysing.
added on the 2015-02-12 20:28:59 by psenough psenough
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added on the 2015-02-12 20:31:00 by psenough psenough
I can upload bigger/higher resolution screenshots at demozoo.. would be cool if this can also be at pouet.. (Note to Gargaj: restore/fix my account to normal again thank you..)
added on the 2015-02-12 20:32:29 by magic magic
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added on the 2015-02-12 20:34:41 by psenough psenough
then again, if imgur would suddenly die, the whole database would be missing the high quality gfx, so, maybe not worth it. or atleast store a <64kb version locally, and higher quality versions on imgur?
added on the 2015-02-12 20:36:39 by psenough psenough
Might as well import from DZ then, where a lot of screen content already is AND you don't have to deal with a faceless company at the other end that might change their "free stuff" policy at any given moment.
added on the 2015-02-12 20:45:54 by tomaes tomaes
How about (in the mean time) increasing the resolution but mantaining the same kb limit?

Would solve my original use case.
added on the 2015-02-12 21:03:37 by friol friol
I'm sure someone noticed, but I'm going to say it anyway: The image linked at the top in question is not 400x300. It's 320x200. I don't know that the difference will help you much, but you're not even using all the space allowed.
Yep, I know. The original image was 640x400. Halving the resolution makes the font barely readable, but better than 400x300 IMHO.
added on the 2015-02-12 21:19:46 by friol friol
Some prods have a screenshot smaller than 400x300, so it's not like all the screenshots would need to be updated. Bumping the maximum resolution to 640x480 or similar shouldn't hurt. The maximum file size could remain the same; 64kb ought to be enough for everyone.

Are there any problem with the layout of the prod page that make such change tricky?
added on the 2015-02-12 21:44:40 by p01 p01
I think the IMGUR approach is not good for pouet as the screenshots are not "procedural" like on shadertoy and they could not be easily restored if something happened.
added on the 2015-02-12 21:50:04 by p01 p01
I'm definitely opposed to having screenshots larger than 400x300 on the prod page layout itself. The demozoo system is fine, but really I don't see much of a point overall. After all I just see the prod page pictures as visual reminders of what the prod looks like.
added on the 2015-02-12 21:54:22 by noby noby
My initial idea was keep the page screenshot at 400x300 and then allow click-to-zoom-in.
added on the 2015-02-12 22:21:08 by Gargaj Gargaj
Your screenshot would probably be more readable if you turned on resampling/anti-aliasing. Also try using an integer multiple of the original size (textmode / 2 = 360x200 usually.)
added on the 2015-02-12 22:46:49 by jmph jmph
added on the 2015-02-12 23:21:10 by rez rez
I was just about to say "someone get rez in here!" but alas, it's you!
CRT overlay is always good, as is scrolling, which is forever. So I propose these two too.
added on the 2015-02-13 07:04:09 by leGend leGend