We have completed our upgrade of the image processing / optimization component of the website.
You should see no changes to the upload procedure itself, as the majority of the changes are behind the scenes. These changes will provide for the following:
- Faster image optimization, so your images should be processed faster after upload. This will also allow us to reduce the restrictions on image upload sizes.
- Improved stability. If you've ever received the rare "thread timeout" error when uploading a tiff file, this update will solve that issue.
- More flexibility with image sizes and thumbnail sizes. This section has been rewritten so that, with the release of the upcoming new designs, you will be able to select your thumbnail layout and enlarged image dimensions.
Over the next few days we will be monitoring the performance of this new component, and will likely be making alterations to the upload limits as a result.
If you experience any problems with the new uploader, please contact me.