Originally Posted by BadRabbit
In Windows 7, If you select a photo using your 'explorer' window, right click on a photo and select "properties" from the drop menu, then on the properties dialogue box, select the "details" tab. On that page, a selection is provided for "remove properties and personal information". The brings up the "remove properties" dialogue box, on which you can select "create a copy with all possible properties removed" (and the advisory that "some of these properties might contain personal information").
Select "OK" and the system makes a copy of the file (adds the word "copy" to the file name and saves as a new file.) with all properties removed.
I'm assuming that's a clean version that can be safely posted ..... if anyone can assert differently, please do so.
Yes, that's correct. However you're assuming ppl have actually uploaded their images to their computer first... Many don't anymore. It's so easy to post an image from a cellphone. However, once it's on the computer you can do a lot of things including editing, cropping, color correction, adding a copyright notice, etc.
You can even batch process all the photos you want to upload at once so they all are at the right size, with EXIF info removed... Then uploads go very fast on icmag. Try uploading large unedited images and you will wait and wait... It's your choice and those large image uploads slow down the server for everyone. So if you're doing it, I'll direct all complaints about icmag being slow to you...
Once upon a time when cameras only took 1 or 2 megapixel images, this wasn't an issue. Now most cameras can do 8-16 megapixels, so those images are HUGE, and uploading them requires a lot of bandwidth, then resizing them requires a lot of server processing time. So don't just think about yourself and how convenient it is, think about how you affect others by being an inconsiderate bandwidth hog.
When icmag started, Gypsy clearly intended to make it easy for everyone to upload their images here. However that was eight years ago and in that time things have changed. Camera technology has progressed with higher resolutions and bigger files. Yet here we are, on the same server we had back then (we did add a database server, but that doesn't resize images). We are due for a server upgrade in a few months, and perhaps then we can loosen some of the restrictions I've had to put in place. If everyone edited their images to <150k before uploading we could easily go back to 10 images per upload, but that is not the case for now...
Some simple math...
Upload 10 images @ 4MB each = 40MB upload
Upload 10 images @ 150K each = 1.5MB upload
Can you see the difference in how long it would take to upload? 30 times longer for the big images.
Then add the time for the server to resize 10 4MB images (time varies).
Say it takes 5 seconds per image, that would be 50 seconds of server time just for your images, slowing down the ICMag experience for everyone.
And there could be others uploading at the same time, taxing the server even more, taking more even more time.
Then realize that with 10 150K images, no resizing is necessary at all... Fast upload (probably a few seconds) and no slowdown of server to resize your images.
What I could do is raise the upload limit for those who promise to edit down their images below 150K before uploading... But there is no way to check for compliance.