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Julia
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Can't upload BMPs

Post by Julia » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:05 pm

When I try to upload a bitmap image it says "Error: This file is not an image!"
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Re: Can't upload BMPs

Post by yong » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:23 am

Probably an image file with wrong file extension, btw dont upload BMP image files, just recompress it to png.
BMP images are generally uncompressed, the file size is much larger than compressed image format like jpeg and png.
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Re: Can't upload BMPs

Post by Tensa » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:09 pm

I knew that BMP images weren't uploadable for some time now. Making this into a bug report kind of surprises me O_o Since, well .. it's not a bug in the first place.
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Re: Can't upload BMPs

Post by Yatchen » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:55 pm

Well, the traditions page does say that they can be uploaded. We should fix that.
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Re: Can't upload BMPs

Post by Quenlin » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:38 pm

I recommend against it, there is zero reason to use BMP. Convert it to PNG and it will actually have a lower filesize and identical quality. Only a complete fool who knows nothing of filetypes would upload one.
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Re: Can't upload BMPs

Post by Tensa » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:53 pm

I agree with Quenlin. That's why you don't see a lot of .bmp images. If not rarely or at all. But I have to say that half of them that save as .jpg / .jpeg without the right configurations (as in it being a high quality image, like the .png one) are just not interested in the quality or plain dumb.
Start "Paint", open the .bmp image and then "Save as..." a .png image. Don't be lazy.
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Re: Can't upload BMPs

Post by Merun » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:25 pm

Not every image editor are equals when it comes to saving to PNG, so I advise to avoid Paint. irfanview provide a good PNG compressor if that's what you only need.
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Re: Can't upload BMPs

Post by Quenlin » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:42 pm

Paint handles PNG just fine really, now jpg on the other hand... oh lord.
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