Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determined"

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Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determined"

Post by Northstar »

Hello everyone,

I am getting the following error message while trying to post images on the board, width set to 900 and the "S" is removed from https://

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.

Any one else experiencing this problem?

Many thanks in advance

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Re: Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determin

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Try to use dimensions UNDER 900 pixels. (That is max 899.) It may help. Also, please confirm that you are using Imgur.

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And that you are trying to post landscape pictures.

The maximum dimension is 900, so if your pictures are portrait, you need to restrict the height to 900, and the width can be variable.

(Sounds obvious, but lets rule out the easy things first) ...

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kuikka wrote:Try to use dimensions UNDER 900 pixels. (That is max 899.) It may help. Also, please confirm that you are using Imgur.
Hello Kuikka and thank you for the quick reply.

Though using another website, it has always been working for me and never had any problems, it has been since yesterday and i tried dimensions under 700 pixels and still the same problem.

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ViccyVFU wrote:And that you are trying to post landscape pictures.

The maximum dimension is 900, so if your pictures are portrait, you need to restrict the height to 900, and the width can be variable.

(Sounds obvious, but lets rule out the easy things first) ...
Hello ViccyVFU,

The images are portrait and the width 900 pixels, this has been working since i started posting here, so I have to make the height 900 pixels?

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Northstar wrote:
kuikka wrote:Try to use dimensions UNDER 900 pixels. (That is max 899.) It may help. Also, please confirm that you are using Imgur.
Hello Kuikka and thank you for the quick reply.

Though using another website, it has always been working for me and never had any problems, it has been since yesterday and i tried dimensions under 700 pixels and still the same problem.

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This can be a problem between two websites. Without knowing what website you are using it may be impossible to find the reason.

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kuikka wrote: This can be a problem between two websites. Without knowing what website you are using it may be impossible to find the reason.
I am using www.postimages.org

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The link some of these image hosting sites give you (even if they claim to be BB code usable) is a link to a wrapper page displaying the image, not a direct link to the image itself. In that case phpBB can't read the image details and you get the message you saw.

Many older broken images were recovered and are now hosted directly on Stampboards servers. There's been mention in the past of that as a standard method -- e.g. in the "rules post" for the wants forum -- but I couldn't find any details. Unfortunately it's not just the simple phpBB upload mechanism which appears to be turned off (at any rate, I'm not seeing their "add an image" option on the posting form). Maybe it's a mods-only thing? It would certainly help solve these problems.

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Re: Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determin

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Northstar wrote:Hello everyone,

I am getting the following error message while trying to post images on the board, width set to 900 and the "S" is removed from https://

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.

Any one else experiencing this problem?

Many thanks in advance
Northstar,

No one else has reported a problem adding images into posts.

If you can please post (one of) the image links you are trying to use as text, we will take a look and investigate. To do this enter a space between the "i" and "m" of the "[img" part of the link. The board will then not try and display an image, and we will be able to (try and) establish what the problem is.

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CMJ wrote: Northstar,

No one else has reported a problem adding images into posts.

If you can please post (one of) the image links you are trying to use as text, we will take a look and investigate. To do this enter a space between the "i" and "m" of the "[img" part of the link. The board will then not try and display an image, and we will be able to (try and) establish what the problem is.

Chris (for the volunteer mod team)
Hello Chris,

Bellow is one of the links:

http://i.postimg.cc/rsphyxkY/150-PB-33.jpg[/img]

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Re: Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determin

Post by CMJ »

Thank you.

I needed to check a few things before replying, but here goes.

When an image is placed in a post as a link, like all of the images here at Stampboards are, the software sends a request to the hosting site to check:

1) that the image exists, and
2) that its dimensions are within the 900 x 900 pixel requirement.

Even if the image can be viewed (as this one can), if the website used to host the image does not reply quickly enough then it is interpreted as though the image does not exist, and the following message is displayed
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
Your image (moved to Imgur) is fine, as far as dimensions are concerned
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so the problem lies with the postimage.org hosting site - not responding quickly enough at the moment and unfortunately not one that we can solve. This is probably just an intermittent issue with that site as I see you have used it for other images. The only quick solution would be to use https://www.imgur.com as is recommended.

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Re: Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determin

Post by The Pom »

Your original image is 900 x 989 pixels.

Try dropping the size so the maximum dimension is 900 & see how that goes.

Or you could try www.imgbox.com - this is being used by many board users without issue.

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Re: Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determin

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Northstar wrote:Bellow is one of the links:

http://i.postimg.cc/rsphyxkY/150-PB-33.jpg[/img]

Best regards,
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A bit of experimentation shows that the first time you access that URL, it goes to one of the wrapper pages I mentioned. Apparently it then sets a cookie to say you've already seen the page with the extra stuff on, because the next time you access it, it goes straight to the image. Presumably the phpBB code won't check for that situation, and doesn't accept and store cookies from one time to the next, so it gets the wrapper page each time?

AFAIR there was a problem it seemed to have with caching data for images too -- even if you changed the size of your overlarge image but kept the same filename, it still got flagged as "too large", and you had to either change the name or start the post again. Whether that still applies I'm not sure (probably does).

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Re: Error posting images "image dimension cannot be determin

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Thank you all for your help, i will be using Imgur for the time being until Postinage is working again.

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Northstar wrote:Thank you all for your help, i will be using Imgur for the time being until Postinage is working again.

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