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How long does it take you to upload?


20 Apr 2011 10:51AM
Hi Everyone,

We take feedback from the community very seriously. Lately we have been concentrating alot of our time on improving the speed of the site and ensuring that everything runs as fast as possible without any problems.

We are aware that some people may not submit reports when they experience a problem and thus we don't know that there is a problem. Therefore, I would like to post a question.

When uploading a photo to the gallery, how long does it take to upload the photo (only the 1st step of the upload process)? If you could provide an answer to this along with information about the filesize in MB and your average upload connection speed we might get a better idea if there is a problem. Also, if you could provide me with your web browser of choice.

You can find your upload speed at http://www.speedtest.net

Here is mine:

Average Time: 20seconds
Filesize: 1.7MB
Download Speed: 4MB/sec
Upload Speed: 2MB/sec
Browser of Choice: Firefox 4

Thanks!

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KarenFB 8 4.3k 163 England
20 Apr 2011 12:15PM
I have no idea if this is the information you want, but:-

Download Speed: 2.92
Upload Speed: 0.16
Latency(?): 35ms
Server: Maidenhead
Dist: 50miles
Browser: IE

If you were to ask me "How is the speed with EPZ today?" I'd say brilliant, moving along nicely and uploading was fine! Smile
20 Apr 2011 12:39PM
Hi Karen,

Helpful, but I could due with know how long it takes for a photo to upload and roughly how big the file is to be uploaded.

Thanks,
David
KarenFB 8 4.3k 163 England
20 Apr 2011 12:42PM
Ok - sorry, didn't time it!
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 8:29PM
Isn't the file size 400Kb?
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 10:06AM
Just tried this request from David.

First attempt - "unable to display webpage"
Second attempt -6 seconds for image to appear
Third attempt - 17 seconds for image to appear

6-capture.jpg




Hope it is of some helpGrin
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 10:18AM
To avoid any confusion. the first three comments above, refer to image upload.
Nowt to do with the speed testWink
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
22 Apr 2011 12:46PM
David

Quote:Here is mine:

Average Time: 20seconds
Filesize: 1.7MB



If the maximum file sizes for non e2 is 70k and for e2 200k why are you uploading a file size of 1.7MB ?
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 1:48PM

Quote:If the maximum file sizes for non e2 is 70k and for e2 200k why are you uploading a file size of 1.7MB ?


Actually, it is 400kb for E2Wink
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
22 Apr 2011 1:54PM
From epz's F.A.Q.'s section


Quote:If you are an e2 member then you can upload pictures with an image dimension of up to 1000x1000 pixels. Please try to make the filesize smaller than 200K if possible.




I believe they reduced it in the Gallery v5 upgrade Wink
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 2:46PM

Quote:The image MUST be less than 100k in size (400K for e2 Members). This is the bit most new members get
wrong.



This is what I am reading in the F.A.Q's ???????????????
devlin 4 651 39 India
22 Apr 2011 2:57PM
I tried a 1.4 MB file upload earlier today and allowed the site to re size the image it took about 10 secs to upload

Speedtest results below:-

Download Speed: - 2.17 Mbps -
Upload Speed: - 1.23 MBps - Id take this with a pinch of salt though i guess this speed is on ideal conditions
Browser of Choice: - Firefox running on Macbook Pro
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2011 3:11PM
Are you saying that once the image has been saved @ 1000 px max @72 dpi then there is no need to resize for web @ 400kb, as the site now does it for you?
devlin 4 651 39 India
22 Apr 2011 3:13PM

Quote:Are you saying that once the image has been saved @ 1000 px max @72 dpi then there is no need to resize for web @ 400kb, as the site now does it for you?


Yup the site will eventually resize any image you upload to the specs above. Even if you were to upload a bigger size image it would automatically resize it..but following this route seems to result in some loss in sharpness in the image uploaded so its best to resize and sharpen at your end before uploading it...
mcgannc 5 389 3 England
22 Apr 2011 5:10PM
Here's mine...

Upload time: 12 seconds
File size: 950kb
Download speed: 12.52 Mbps
Upload speed: 0.90 Mbps
Browser: Firefox 4

Hope it helps,

Chris

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